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42 countries endorse UN peacekeeping declaration – spokesperson

A total of 42 countries have endorsed a UN peacekeeping declaration as part of the UN chief’s effort to renew political support for the world body’s peacekeeping operations, a UN spokesperson has said.

Greece, Macedonia sign historic deal to end name row

Greece and Macedonia on Sunday signed a historic preliminary agreement to rename the country the Republic of North Macedonia, ending a row that has poisoned relations between the two neighbours since 1991.

Three million people worldwide stateless – UNHCR

The UN says three million people worldwide are stateless, most of them minorities, a status that deprives them of an identity, rights, and often jobs.

Nigeria urges safety for UN peacekeepers

Nigeria has stressed the need to ensure that all UN peacekeepers deployed to troubled spots globally were safe in the course of discharging their duties.

Macedonia aims to solve protracted name row with Greece

After a quarter-century-long dispute that has blocked its entry to NATO and the European Union, Macedonia seems determined to end the row with Greece over its name.

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Election postponement: We are shocked – Ohanaeze

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has described the postponement of the Feb. 16 presidential and National Assembly elections as a `rude shock’.

INEC: 587,440 voters cards yet to be collected in Kano

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Kano State, has said 587,440 Permanent Voters Cards, PVCs were yet to be collected in the state.
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UK: Free, fair Nigerian elections will benefit Africa, the world

Few hours before the cancellation of Presidential and National Assembly elections scheduled for today, the British Government issued a statement saying it was important for the polls to be free and fair, “as this would benefit Africa and the world.”

Election: 15 PDP chairmen dump party for ruling APC

Fifteen ward chairmen of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Maiduguri Metropolitan Council of Borno State on Friday afternoon defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.

NEPAD: 3,450 benefit from grassroots initiative

The National Coordinator of New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), Princess Gloria Akobundu, has said that over 3,450 women and youths in have benefited from the federal government’s Grassroots Support Initiative in Imo State.