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Protect humanitarian workers, 5 die every week – UN chief

The United Nations on Monday reaffirmed its demand for the protection of humanitarians by world leaders and parties to conflicts around the world.
Winnie Byanyima

UNAIDS appoints new executive director

Winnie Byanyima has been appointed as the new Executive Director of UNAIDS and will also double as the United Nations Under-Secretary-General.

Communal clashes: Peace corps partners security agencies

The Peace Corps of Nigeria, on Wednesday pledged to partner with security agencies to end wanton and senseless killings in the country through peace building and advocacy.
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UN reacts to death of employees in Libya car bomb attack

Libyans gather at the site of a car bomb attack in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi on August 10, 2019. “Two members of the UN mission, one of them a foreigner, were killed and at least eight others wounded including a child, by a car bomb” in a shopping area of the Al-Hawari district, an official said.
A girl in Ivory Coast looks at the construction of her new school made of plastic bricks, in Sakassou, a village in the center of Côte d’Ivoire. UNICEF Côte d’Ivoire fights plastic pollution and ensure that every child learns in a supportive environment by building classrooms made of plastic bricks.

UNICEF converts plastics to bricks to build Ivory Coast schools

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has announced an innovative partnership to build a factory in Ivory Coast to convert plastic waste into bricks for school construction, a UN spokesman has said.

How Boko Haram killed 68 Badu village mourners – council chief

Caretaker Committee Chairman of Nganzai Local Government Area, Alhaji Mohammed Bulama, has explained how some insurgents launched attack on villagers, who went to bury one of their own at Badu Village in the local government, Borno State.

UN chief pays glowing tributes as world remembers Nelson Mandela

UN Secretary-General António  Guterres has described late Nelson Mandela as an “extraordinary global advocate for dignity and equality” who anyone in public service should emulate.

Aid pledges to cyclone-ravaged Mozambique inadequate – UN chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday said funds pledged to help Mozambique recover the devastation of two successive cyclones "is far below what is needed".
President Buhari receives in Courtesy Visit Labour Leadership led by President of Nigeria Labour Congress Ayuba Wabba in State House on 7th Mar 2019-3

President Buhari pledges support for Libya’s stability

President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged Nigeria’s continued support for Libya’s quest to regain political and security stability.
María Fernanda Espinosa

UNGA president seeks tough actions against human trafficking

President of the UN General Assembly (PGA), Ms Maria Espinosa, has called for strong multilateral actions against human trafficking.

UN chief commends ILO ot 100th anniversary

United Nation Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday praised the International Labour Organisation (ILO) for “carrying forward the torch that was lit one hundred years ago to help build a new world.’’
Mohamed Morsi pictured while on trial in 2016. Anadolu Agency-Getty

Mohammed Morsi: António Guterres ‘stands by’ UN’s call for probe after Egypt kicks

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has defended the organisation’s call for an independent and transparent investigation into the death of former Egypt’s president Mohammed Morsi.
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UN scribe urges urgent action on desertification

The UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for an urgent action to protect and restore the world’s degrading land in a bid to reduce forced migration, improve food security and address the global climate change emergency.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Liberian President, George Weah.

President Buhari: We want to maintain peace with our neigbhours

President Muhammadu Buhari has restated his belief that peaceful relations with Nigeria’s neighbours remained imperative in confronting terrorism and insurgency.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Liberian President, George Weah.

President Buhari: We’ll continue to do our best to stabilise West Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed Nigeria’s commitment to stabilising the West-African sub-region within available resources.
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Ex-Irish president decry abuse of veto powers in UN Security Council

Former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson, on Wednesday said the United Nations Security Council had “failed to live up to its responsibilities” in conflict prevention.
Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, has emerged President of the 74th UN General Assembly.

UN chief pledges support for UNGA’s president-elect

UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday assured the President-elect of the 74th UN General Assembly, Amb. Tijani Mohammad-Bande, of his support to actualise his vision.

Antonio Guterres: UN runs out of cash in August

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on member states to support the organisation and address its deteriorating financial situation.

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Federal government to license online radio, TV stations

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved wide ranging reforms in the broadcasting industry, including the licensing of online radio and television stations.
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Diaspora commission chief makes important visit to US

Abike Dabiri, the chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, has made an important visit to the US where she met with important American political personalities.
Ayodeji Fatunmbi was found guilty in a jury trial on July 31, 2014, but was only sentenced to 46 months in prison on August 19, 2019, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Nigerian national jailed four years for $8.3 million fraud in US

A Nigerian man has been sentenced to four years in prison for defrauding the United States government up to $8.3 million Medicare charges.

NCC: Telecoms infrastructure vandalism affecting service

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says the spate of vandalism of telecoms infrastructure across the country has resulted in slowing the pace of growth of services.

Gambian President reshuffles cabinet

Gambian President Adama Barrow on Thursday reshuffled his cabinet, appointing Sheikh Omar Faye as defense minister for the first time in 22 years.