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    Food Security: UN inaugurates 2024 ‘lean season’ plan for North-East

    The United Nations (UN) on Tuesday in Abuja inaugurated its 2024 lean season Food Security and Nutrition crisis multi-sector six-month plan for the North-East in Nigeria. Mr Mohamed Fall, UN Resident Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, while officially inaugurating the plan said the aim was to mobilize resources to tackle food insecurity and malnutrition crisis in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe (BAY)…

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  • educationAnambra schools to end daily academic activities 2.30 p.m.

    Anambra schools to end daily academic activities 2.30 p.m.

    Anambra State Government has adopted the United Nations (UN) stipulations for schools to end daily academic activities by 2.30 p.m.   The Anambra State Commissioner for Education, Prof. Ngozi Chuma-Udeh, made this known  in a statement on Monday in Awka.   Chuma-Udeh said that the adoption was to enable schoolchildren to have adequate rest and interactions  with their parents.  …

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  • foreignUN chief calls for unity to realise full rights of persons with autism

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    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for unity to realise the full rights of people living with autism, calling for an inclusive and accessible world for all. Guterres made the call in his message to mark World Autism Awareness Day, celebrated globally on April 2. The annual commemoration on April 2 is a moment to recognise and celebrate the important…

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  • scienceWhy FG should incorporate space law into curriculum – Lawyer

    Why FG should incorporate space law into curriculum – Lawyer

    A space lawyer, Mr. Mujahid Indabawa, has urged the Federal Government to incorporate space law into schools’ curricula to increase its awareness and bring the country on the global map of international law practice. Indabawa, who is also the Assistant Director, Legal and Space Regulation Services, National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), said this on Monday in an interview…

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  • foreignCredible allegations Ukrainian POWs tortured by Russian forces – UN report

    Credible allegations Ukrainian POWs tortured by Russian forces – UN report

    The UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine (HRMMU) has revealed a surge in credible allegations of torture and executions of captured Ukrainian prisoners of war (POWs) at the hands of Russian forces. The Monitoring Mission report and interviews conducted with 60 recently released Ukrainian POWs painted a harrowing picture of their experiences in Russian captivity. “Almost every single one…

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  • AgricultureFood security: FAO, govt. synergise on flood mitigation

    Food security: FAO, govt. synergise on flood mitigation

    The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is collaborating with the Nigerian government in the provision of tools for flood anticipation and mitigation in order to boost security. Mr. Koffy Kouacou, the Country Representative of FAO to Nigeria and ECOWAS, spoke with newsmen at the Anticipatory Action for Flood Risk in the Sahel Workshop on Wednesday in Abuja. He…

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  • SecurityTinubu makes new appointments in NSA’s office

    Tinubu makes new appointments in NSA’s office

    President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of new coordinators for the National Counter-Terrorism Centre (NCTC) and the National Centre for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons (NCCSALW). This is contained in a statement by Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, on Tuesday in Abuja. Ngelale said that the new coordinator for…

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  • General NewsMedia, major partner in my achievements—Adeleke

    Media, major partner in my achievements—Adeleke

    Gov. Ademola Adeleke of Osun has described the media as a major partner in his achievements. Adeleke said this while playing host to members of the management of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), led by its managing director, Malam Ali Muhammad Ali, at the Government House in Osogbo. The governor said that his administration created and maintained a strong…

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  • SecurityUN Deputy Scribe assures NDLEA of support

    UN Deputy Scribe assures NDLEA of support

    The United Nations has assured the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) of appropriate support to successfully curb substance abuse and illicit drug trafficking in Nigeria. UN Deputy Secretary General, Mrs. Amina Mohammed, gave the assurance when she visited NDLEA Chairman, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (Rtd), at the agency’s headquarters in Abuja. In a statement issued on Monday in Abuja…

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  • foreignUNDP urges aggressive awareness campaigns to tackle climate change challenges

    UNDP urges aggressive awareness campaigns to tackle climate change challenges

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has called for aggressive climate change awareness campaigns as part of proactive measures to tackle climate change-related challenges globally. UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner made the call in a statement issued on Sunday in Abuja, following the inauguration of UNDP’s Weather Kids Climate Change Awareness Campaign project. The campaign, according to Steiner, was organised in…

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  • DefenceArmy deploys 157 troops for peace keeping mission to South Sudan

    Army deploys 157 troops for peace keeping mission to South Sudan

    The Martin Luther Agwai International Leadership and Peacekeeping Center, on Wednesday, rounded off the training of 157 Army troops deployed for a peacekeeping mission to Abyei in South Sudan. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the troops, primarily from Nigerian Company 2 to the United Nations Interim Security Force in Abyei (NIGCOY 2 UNISFA), consisted of 15 officers…

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  • MetroUN to partner First Lady on pet project

    UN to partner First Lady on pet project

    The United Nations (UN) has expressed its readiness to work with the First Lady, Sen. Oluremi Tinubu, through her pet project, the Renewed Hope Initiative (RHI), to address challenges confronting the nation. The UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed and UN Resident Coordinator, Mr. Mohammed Fall, disclosed this on Wednesday in the State House, Abuja, during a visit to the first…

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  • foreignSenegal: UN experts urge respect of fundamental freedoms ahead of elections

    Senegal: UN experts urge respect of fundamental freedoms ahead of elections

    UN experts on Tuesday urged authorities in Senegal to ensure that political parties, journalists, and human rights defenders exercise their rights to freedom of association, assembly, and expression during the electoral period. The experts previously raised concerns with the government about the prosecution and detention of opposition leaders and their supporters. They also welcomed the release of over 500 detainees,…

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  • judiciaryAlleged unpaid entitlements: 183 ex-Niger Delta agitators sue FG, Presidential Amnesty Programme

    Alleged unpaid entitlements: 183 ex-Niger Delta agitators sue FG, Presidential Amnesty Programme

    No fewer than 183 former Niger Delta agitators have dragged the Federal Government (FG) to a Federal High Court in Abuja over allegations bordering on the alleged stoppage of their monthly allowance. The 183 ex-militants, in 17 separate suits filed by their counsel, Regina Okotie-Eboh, before Justice James Omotosho, also joined the coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) in…

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  • foreignHaiti interim PM agrees to resign, says Caribbean Member States

    Haiti interim PM agrees to resign, says Caribbean Member States

    Ariel Henry, the interim prime minister of crisis-hit Haiti, has agreed to resign, according to the Caribbean Community of States (CARICOM). A seven-member presidential council would be formed for the transition to elections in Haiti. In which appointment of a new interim prime minister, Guyana’s President Mohamed Irfaan Ali said late on Monday after a meeting of heads of government…

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  • General NewsIWD: Foundation celebrates Amadi-Njoku’s contribution to women empowerment

    IWD: Foundation celebrates Amadi-Njoku’s contribution to women empowerment

    Africa International Documentary Festival Foundation (AFIDFF), an NGO, has celebrated the contributions of Ms. Regina Amadi-Njoku, the former UN’s Assistant Secretary-General, for spearheading grassroots women’s development. The Director-General of AFIDFF, Mrs. Malame Mangzha, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja in commemoration of the 2024 International Women Day (IWD). Mangzha, who described Amadi-Njoku as…

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  • foreignSudan: UN chief appeals all parties to observe Ramadan ceasefire

    Sudan: UN chief appeals all parties to observe Ramadan ceasefire

    The UN Secretary-General on Thursday called for an immediate ceasefire in Sudan and unhindered humanitarian access as the country teeters on the brink of further disintegration. The war between rival militaries, the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), now in its eleventh month, has not only claimed thousands of lives but has also created a massive…

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