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“We expect the international community and all the countries in the world to stand against these reckless actions by the regime in the White House and speak in one voice,” foreign ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh told a news conference.

Iran urges world to unite against US ‘reckless actions’

Iran on Sunday called on the rest of the world to unite against the United States, after Washington unilaterally declared UN sanctions against the Islamic republic were back in force.
A worker with the United Nations providing aides.(Photo by MAHMUD HAMS - AFP)

UN marks 75th anniversary facing world split by pandemic

The United Nations will mark its 75th anniversary Monday, celebrating the mantra that “multilateralism is not an option but a necessity,” even as the coronavirus underscores the fragility of international cooperation.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano secures $1.1 million virus grant from EU, Japan

Kano has secured $1.1 million grant from European Union and Japan through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to ‎cushion effects of COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF condemns imprisonment of minor in Kano

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has condemned and sought the immediate reversal of the 10-year imprisonment with ‘menial labour’, handed down to 13-year-old Omar Farouq by the Kano State government.
Sudan's former President Omar Hassan al-Bashir sits inside a cage at the courthouse where he is facing corruption charges, in Khartoum, Sudan September 28, 2019. REUTERS-Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah-File Photo

Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir trial adjourned

The trial of Sudan's deposed strongman Omar al-Bashir over his role in the 1989 military coup that brought him to power was adjourned to 22 September, the judge said on Tuesday.
Peter Obi

Peter Obi: Corruption, insecurity, economic hardship, threat to Nigeria’s democracy

As the world celebrates International Democracy Day, the Vice Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in 2019 general elections, Mr. Peter Obi, has stated that corruption, insecurity of lives and property and economic hardship stood as greatest threats to Nigeria’s democracy.
The German Government has donated a physical rehabilitation center to the 44 Army Reference Hospital, Kaduna.

Germany donates physical rehabilitation centre to Nigerian Army hospital

The German Government has donated a physical rehabilitation center to the 44 Army Reference Hospital, Kaduna.
Fifty-two inmates at a prison in the northeastern Congo city of Bunia have starved to death this year because of insufficient government funding, the United Nations and local authorities said.

More than 50 prisoners starve to death in east Congo prison

Fifty-two inmates at a prison in the northeastern Congo city of Bunia have starved to death this year because of insufficient government funding, the United Nations and local authorities said.
Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal

Governor Tambuwal: Rigging Edo election is ‘coup’ against the people

The Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, has said any electoral victory obtained through means other than the legitimate votes of the people was nothing short of a coup d’état.
Governor Samuel Ortom has denied reports that he requested a return of confiscated weapons.

Benue governor denies asking for return of confiscated weapons

Akase said, “We read a news item published on Opera News site in which the faceless writer attempted to twist the recent call Benue State (Expanded) Security Council made on Nigerian military to release all repentant youths who were arrested on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 by men of Operation Ayem A Kpatuma on their way to be granted amnesty by the State Government.
Dr Dolapo Fasawe, the General Manager of the agency, made it known that the Agency was reinvigorating its efforts to reposition LASEPA by aligning its mandate with best global practices and this webinar was an avenue towards that realisation.

LASEPA: Lagos enjoyed very good air quality index during lockdowns

The Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA), the body tasked with the protection, improvement and regulation of environmental issues in the State held a webinar session on the theme “Clean Air for a Healthy and Sustainable Environment in Lagos (Fantasy or Reality)”. The webinar was held in commemoration of the First International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies on the 7th of September.

UN condemns use of schools as isolation centres, IDP camps, military bases

The United Nations has condemned the repurposing of schools for use as markets, military bases, isolation centres and camps for internally displaced persons, IDPs, saying schools must remain safe places free of conflict and violence.
President of the UN General Assembly, Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande

UN lauds Africa’s success in virus fight

The President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, said this yesterday while addressing a virtual press conference, adding that the developing countries have done better than developed countries as regards the management of the pandemic.
Rohingya migrants look on following their arrival by boat in Lhokseumawe, Aceh on September 7, 2020. – Nearly 300 Rohingya migrants came ashore on Indonesia’s Sumatra island early on September 7, authorities said, in what is believed to be the biggest landing of the persecuted Myanmar minority in years. (Photo by Rahmat Mirza / AFP)

Nearly 300 Rohingya migrants reach Indonesia ‘after seven months at sea’

Nearly 300 Rohingya migrants reached Indonesia early Monday claiming to have been at sea for seven months, United Nations officials said, in one of the biggest landings by the persecuted Myanmar minority in years.
San Diego State University halts in-person classes, Sept. 2, 2020, for a month after dozens of students were infected with the coronavirus.

India sets world record with new number of virus cases

India’s Health Ministry reported Sunday that it had recorded 90,632 new COVID-19 infections in the previous 24-hour period, setting a world record for a one-day tally of new cases.
A South African Airways (SAA) plane is towed at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, January 18, 2020. REUTERS-Rogan Ward-File Photo

Ethiopian Airlines in rescue talks with South African Airways – official

Ethiopian Airlines is in talks over possible involvement in the rescue of flagship carrier South African Airways (SAA), the head of the airline told Reuters on Friday.
FILE PHOTO- Denis Mukwege speaks at the United Nations Security Council during a meeting about sexual violence in conflict in New York, New York, U.S., April 23, 2019. REUTERS-Carlo Allegri

Thousands rally to support Congo’s threatened Nobel Laureate

A city in eastern Congo has rallied in support of Denis Mukwege, the Congolese Nobel Laureate who received death threats in recent weeks after he called for justice over serious human rights violations.
Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, has emerged President of the 74th UN General Assembly.

UN General Assembly holds first in-person plenary since March

The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday held its first in-person plenary meeting in nearly six months.

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Emirates Airlines reinstates commitment to Nigeria

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Edo election: PDP wins 13 local councils, APC takes 5

Peoples Democratic Party candidate in Edo State governorship election, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has won in 13 local government areas, polling 307,855 votes.

Edo election: ADP commends voters for defying intimidation, electing their choice candidate

The Action Democratic Party (ADP), has commended the Edo State electorates, for their doggedness in defending their State from intruders, who planned to play god, by instructing them on who not to vote for.

NAFRC trainees, retirees urged to be mindful of swindlers

AVM Kingsley Lar, the Commandant, Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre (NAFRC), Oshodi on Sunday urged the trainees/retirees to be mindful of criminally-minded people who may pose as friends.