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2.8 million children in North-East need educational support – UN

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The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has said that an estimated 2.8 million school-age children affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States are in dire need of educational assistance. The agency, in a report titled 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan for Nigeria, made available to our correspondent on Thursday, noted that the sum ...

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Israel withdrawals from UN cultural body

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Israel has formally notified the UN’s culture and education body of its withdrawal from the organisation, two months after it announced it would follow the US by walking out over resolutions critical of the Jewish state. In a statement UNESCO chief Audrey Azoulay said she had been officially notified on Friday that Israel would leave on December 31, 2018. “I ...

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New UN sanctions an ‘act of war’ – North Korea

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North Korea slammed fresh UN sanctions imposed over its missile tests as an “act of war” on Sunday, its first response to the latest diplomatic move to punish Pyongyang’s ever-accelerating weapons drive. Tension has been high on the flashpoint peninsula as the isolated but nuclear-armed regime has staged a series of atomic and intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests — most ...

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UN vote: US plans to sanction Nigeria

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The United States Government is considering measures to take against Nigeria and others for voting in support of the United Nations’ resolution against the US’ recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. On December 6, US President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as well as making plans to move the US embassy from Tel ...

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We Can No Longer Trust UN, From Now We Will Protect The Christians From Genocides By The Arabs-Trump

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US Will Bypass UN and Aid Persecuted Christians Directly Vice president of America,Mike pence has revealed that USAID will provide direct assistance to religious minorities being persecuted. During a speech to advocates for persecuted christians,he unveiled plans for the United States to provide more direct aid to Christians and other minorities facing genocide “We will no longer rely on the ...

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Africa’s child population set to grow by 170 million in 2030- UN

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Africa’s child population is projected to increase by 170 million by 2030, UNICEF said in a report released on Thursday. “The Generation 2030 Africa 2.0 report”, also notes that Africa can reap a demographic dividend that will see per capita incomes increase by up to four-fold by 2050, if policies that promote job growth are made alongside investment in human ...

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37 job openings for young Nigerians in UN

There are 37 career openings for young Nigerians under the United Nations bureaucracy, according to UN deputy secretary-general, Amina Mohammed. Amina disclosed this at a Cultural Night organised by Nigerians working at the United Nations Systems. She said the openings are available  via the Junior Professional Officers’ (JPO) Programme, including internship for young graduates. According to her, Nigeria has the ...

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Nigeria wins re-election into UN Human Rights Council

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Nigeria has won a re-election into the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva for the 2018 to 2020 term at an election held on Monday at the UN Headquarters in New York. The Ambassador/Deputy Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the UN, Amb. Samson Itegboje, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York that Ghana and Sierra Leone ...

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Retain Iran nuclear deal, UN tells Trump

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UN Secretary-General António Guterres has expressed strong hope that US President Donald Trump would retain what he termed the ‘breakthrough’ agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme. The Secretary-General stated this in response to the announcement by Trump on Friday not to re-certify Iran’s compliance with the accord. Guterres said the adoption of the 2015 accord reached between Iran and a group ...

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UN donates relief materials worth N18m to Benue flood victims

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As Benue State Government begins gradual closure of the Internally Displaced Persons’ camp in Makurdi, United Nations High Commission for Refugees has donated items worth over N18m to flood victims. Items donated include lanterns, soap, detergent, blankets, mosquito nets, drugs, and mattresses. Head of Benue UNHCR office, Mr. Samuel Agwa, said 70 per cent of the relief materials would be ...

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UN speaks of the deadly attacks on civilians in Borno

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The Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr Edward Kallon, on Tuesday condemned the deadly attacks targeting innocent civilians in Konduga, Banki and Ngala areas of Borno. Kallon expressed this view in a statement by the Public Information Officer, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Biodun Banire, on Tuesday in Abuja He said that four attacks in recent weeks, three ...

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Nobody can ban Ipob except the law court-UN

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Declaration of indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) a terrorist organization: A position not founded in law, and where the Nigeria Military Authority goofed. In a brief but concise reaction to the purported declaration of IPOB a terrorist group, Barr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor observed with respect that the pronouncement is akin to a building not laid upon any foundation, which is certainly ...

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We’ll support Nigerian female politicians in 2019 – UN

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The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) says it will support Nigerian female politicians vying for elective positions in the 2019 general elections. The UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka told the Correspondent of newsmen that there was the need to increase women participation in politics in Nigeria. UN Women Executive Director Phumzile ...

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Canada @ 150 – The argument for a seat at the UN Security Council

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Canada’s milestone anniversary as it clocks 150 is not only a landmark achievement but also significant. Beyond the democratic ideals which promote freedom to attain the summit of happiness and prosperity, the country is also the melting pot for cross-cultural connection. The country boasts of not less than 200 different nationalities as it provides a safe haven for thousands seeking ...

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