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US Condemns Zabarmari Massacre As UN Withdraws ‘110’ Causal Figures

The United States has condemned the horrific killing of 43 farmers in Zabarmari, a farming community in Borno state on Saturday by suspected Boko Haram terrorists that drew global attention. In a statement issued on Monday, the US Embassy in Nigeria asked the Federal Government to unravel the killers of the slain farmers, adding that they…

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Nigeria’s Catherine Ugorji Selected For UN Woman Police Officer Of The Year Award

Catherine Ugorji, a Nigerian Chief Superintendent police officer, has been selected as one of the two runners-up for the prestigious United Nations Woman Police Officer of the Year award for 2020. In a press statement released by the National Information Officer of the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Nigeria Oluseyi Soremekun, the Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations,…

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2Baba Appointed As United Nation’s Refugees Goodwill Ambassador

Legendary Nigerian musician, Innocent “2Baba” Idibia has been appointed as Refugees Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations, according to Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) who made this known on Tuesday via Instagram. “We are so excited to share the news that @official2baba has been appointed @refugees Goodwill Ambassador! 2Baba, your steadfast commitment for refugees and internally displaced people…

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Debola Williams Appointed ‘Youngest Global Champion’ By United Nations Generation Unlimited

Chief Executive Officer of RED For Africa, Debola Williams has become the “youngest global champion” following his recent appointment by United Nations’ youth strategy known as Generation Unlimited. Prior to Debola’s appointment, President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame; President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta; First Vice President of Costa Rica, Epsy Campbell Barr; African Union’s Moussa Faki Mahamat have been…

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UN Frowns At IDPs Activities In North East, 45,000 IDPs Have No Shelter In Borno

United Nations Resident Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr. Edward Kallon appealed to all the humanitarian development partners and stakeholders to braise up to the required and adequate services to prove themselves to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the north east. Kallon who could not hide his feelings at the forum with the humanitarian stakeholders from…

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UBA Foundation Celebrates International Day of the African Child, with Special Reading, Mentoring Sessions

UBA Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, on Monday, joined the rest of the world to celebrate the International Day of the African Child. The day which has been set aside by the United Nations to celebrate children in Africa, recognises the courage of students who marched for…

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Nigeria To The World: Tijani Muhammad-Bande Elected As United Nations General Assembly President

Nigeria’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Tijani Muhammad-Bande, has emerged President of the 74th United Nations (UN) General Assembly. Set for inauguration in September, he is the second Nigerian to hold the office after Joseph Garba, a retired military officer and diplomat, who led between 1989 and 1990. María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, the President…

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United Nations Recognizes Nollywood Actress, Omotala As One Of The Most Influential Africans

Veteran Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde has been honoured by the United Nations as one of the 100 most influential people of African descent. The Amvca award-winning actress announced the good news via her Instagram page today being Thursday, October 4, 2018. Sharing a picture on her Instagram page, she captioned it; “Honoured to be one of the…

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Breaking: President Muhammadu Buhari Is Set To Depart From Nigeria Again

Today, President Muhammadu Buhari is set to depart for the United States to attend the 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York. The event is scheduled to hold at the United Nations headquarters from September 18, 2018. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyema revealed this to newsmen on Tuesday adding that the…

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Migrants Rejected By Italy Were Tortured And Raped Says UN

African migrants rejected by Italy in a standoff with the European Union last week said they had been held by smugglers for up to two years in Libya and many had been beaten, tortured and raped, the United Nations (UN) migration agency said on Tuesday. The 150 migrants, mainly Eritreans and Somalis, were rescued in the Mediterranean…

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