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The UN Palestinian refugee agency has welcomed the "huge solidarity" shown by several countries as the humanitarian organisation seeks to rapidly plug the hole left by the US, which pulled its financial support in August.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday lauded the US decision to halt funding for the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, arguing the body perpetuates the problem instead of solving it.
Palestinians reacted angrily Saturday to a US decision to end all funding for the UN agency that assists three million needy refugees, seeing it as a new policy shift aimed at undermining their cause.
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) on Wednesday confirmed that the U. S. stopped funding to the agency this year, with some of the funding to be replaced by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Russia and Turkey.
US President Donald Trump’s administration is resorting to “cheap blackmail” against the Palestinians, revealing its true intentions by cutting more than $200 million in aid for the West Bank and Gaza Strip, senior Palestinian officials said Saturday.
US President Donald Trump and his administration are making moves to strip millions of Palestinians of their refugee status, according to a US-based magazine report.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has praised Israel's security forces after the killings of 17 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, just as condemnation over the Israeli army's use of live ammunition against protesters grows.
A total of 102 U.S. Congress members from the Democratic Party urged President Donald Trump to resume funding of the UN Relief Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).
In his speech that was published by the Defense Ministry, Gaid Salah said that, for some people, coming into Algiers from other regions has become a ``pretext to justify dangerous behavior'' and a way to swell crowds.
The Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for constituting an Economic Advisory Council (EAC) comprising first-rate professionals and academics.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has denied allegation credited to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, that the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, refused to appear before the House to respond to the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.
Former diplomat and governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2017 election in Anambra State, Mr. Oseloka Obaze, has faulted the new policy on cash withdrawal and deposit by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, describing it as discriminatory.
The struggle for the actualize of the sovereign state of Biafra has taken a new dimension with a group known as Customary Government of the Indigenous People of Biafra, CG-IPOB, dragging former Head of State General Yakubu Gowon, rtd, former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Attorney-General of the Federation to Federal High Court Enugu.
The Secretary to the Kogi State Government (SSG), Mrs Folashade Ayoade-Arike, on Monday entered the witness box to testify at the panel hearing investigating allegations of gross misconduct against the deputy governor of the state, Elder Simon Achuba.
The ECOWAS Parliament on Monday appealed to the Nigerian government to reopen its closed borders as it hampers on the implementation of free trade movement within the ECOWAS region.
The National leadership of “Young Workers’ Committee’’, an arm of the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) has lauded the efforts of Ebonyi Gov. Dave Umahi in developing the state.
Dangote Tomato plant in Kano has been shut again, six months after it resumed operations from an almost three-year shut down.
Nigerian carrier, Dana Air, has given its strategic route expansion plan a push with the arrival in Lagos of one of its newly acquired Boeing 737 aircraft.