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President of the United Nations General Assembly (PGA), Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, on Monday outlined his priorities for the remaining part of his tenure in 2020.

UNGA president outlines 2020 priorities

President of the United Nations General Assembly (PGA), Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, on Monday outlined his priorities for the remaining part of his tenure in 2020.
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Funmi Falana tells Nigerians to defend their human rights

The Founder, Women Empowerment and Legal Aid, WELA, Mrs. Funmi Falana, who made the call in Lagos, admonished Nigerians to stand up for human rights for everyone, everywhere and at all times.

Anthropologist: Federal government should use National Health Act to fast track UHC

Mrs. Abieyuwa Abel, a Social Anthropologist, has called on the Federal Government to use the National Health Act (NHA), 2014, to fast track Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Nigeria.

Kogi PDP women leader’s murder gets UN attention, condemnation

The killing of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Women Leader in Ochadamu, Ofu Local Government Area of Kogi State, Mrs Salome Abu, has gotten the attention of the United Nations.
President Muhammadu Buhari is back in the country after his private visit to the United Kingdom.

President Buhari: IDPs need urgent rehabilitation

President Muhammadu Buhari has said the rehabilitation of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the country is imperative and urgent, to avert future problems.
President of the UN General Assembly, Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande

UN committed to promoting older persons’ welfare – UNGA chief

President of the United Nations General Assembly, Prof. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, said on Sunday the global body is committed to promoting the welfare of the ordinary people, especially older people in the society.
Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), arrived Nigeria to rousing welcome on Thursday night on a four-day official visit to the country.

UN committed to eradicating insecurity, poverty in Nigeria – UNGA chief

The President of the 74th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, has assured the Federal Government of the UN’s commitment to eradicate insecurity and poverty in the country.
Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), arrived Nigeria to rousing welcome on Thursday night on a four-day official visit to the country.

UN General Assembly President arrives Nigeria to rousing welcome

Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), arrived Nigeria to rousing welcome on Thursday night on a four-day official visit to the country.

Federal government pledges to strengthen policies on use of antimicrobial

The Federal Government has reaffirmed commitment to strengthen policies and regulate the use of antimicrobial in Nigeria.

N10 billion universities’ solar power projects to combat climate change – minister

The Federal Government has awarded itself pass mark for major steps taken so far to combat climate change; particularly the N10 billon generated from issuance of Green Bond, that is generating cleaner energy for seven universities using solar power.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

NGF: Governor Fayemi’s visa application not denied

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum has said that its Chairman and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, was not denied U.S. entry visa.

Presidency: Former presidents asked for tips to award contracts

It also took a swipe at critics that have condemned President Muhammadu Buhari’s alleged frequent foreign trips, declaring that the President could govern the country from anywhere, saying the overseas trips have yielded a lot of advantages to the country.

NMS: Ajaokuta steel coy can employ 10,000 workers

The Nigerian Metallurgical Society (NMS) says the Ajaokuta steel company can employ more than 10,000 workers in Nigeria.
Moscow hopes the summit, co-chaired by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, will kickstart economic, security and political partnerships.

Russia seeks stronger, more positive ties to Africa at Sochi Summit

Dozens of African officials and business leaders will gather in Sochi, Russia, this week for a two-day summit designed to bolster relations between the Russian Federation and all 54 African nations.
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HIV/AIDS: Nigeria pledges $12 million to Global Fund

Nigeria has pledged a financial commitment of $12 million to the Global Fund towards tackling the menace of HIV/AIDS globally over the next three years. Nigeria also demonstrated a commitment to increase domestic resources for health and disease programmes.
President of the UN General Assembly, Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande

Poverty goes beyond lack of food, shelter, healthcare – UNGA president

President of the United Nations General Assembly, Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, says poverty is beyond lack of access to food, shelter, healthcare and sanitation.
The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu (middle), during a stakeholders’ meeting with officials of the States’ Civil Service and LASEMA in preparation for flood predicted in some parts of the state.

Lagos reviews building codes to avert collapse

The Lagos State Government has started reorganizing building codes to check incessant building collapse, flooding and other man-made disasters.

Abia Assembly tasks Okezie Ikpeazu on payment of counterpart funds for UNGA

Abia State House of Assembly has urged Governor Okezie Ikpeazu to consider as top priority the payment of the counterpart fund that would enable the state benefit from the United Nations General Assembly 74th Conference Fund.

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Amotekun: Cleric urges South-West governors to remain resolute in your determination to tackle insecurity

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In furtherance to boosting the airpower assets of the NAF to tackle current and emerging security threats in the country, the Nigerian Airforce is set to induct two new Augusta 109 Westland Attack helicopters into combat operations.

Nigerian Airforce takes delivery of two new Augusta attack helicopters for combat operations

In furtherance to boosting the airpower assets of the NAF to tackle current and emerging security threats in the country, the Nigerian Airforce is set to induct two new Augusta 109 Westland Attack helicopters into combat operations.