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    UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, was “shocked and saddened’’ by the fatal collapse of a building in Nigeria, his spokesperson said on Thursday. “The secretary-general will be writing to the government of Nigeria to express his condolences,” Stephane Dujarric, the spokesperson, said at a regular news conference. On Wednesday, at least 12 persons were confirmed dead ...
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    The number of UN officials killed in the Ethiopian Airlines which crashed Sunday has risen to 21 from the initial 19 reported by the global inter-governmental organisation. The UN headquarters, in an update on Monday, said the World Food Programme (WFP) lost seven officials as against the six reported on Sunday while the Office of ...
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    In commemorating the 2019 International Women’s Day, the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC), Nigeria, has warned against gender-related killings in Africa. Mr Sylvester Atere, Outreach and Communications Officer, UNODC Nigeria, made this known in a statement on Friday in Abuja. According to Atere, the UNODC is giving the warning following reports of ...
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        Countries must agree strict rules on “killer robots” – autonomous weapons which can assassinate without human involvement, a top Red Cross official has said, amid growing ethical concerns over their use in future wars. Semi-autonomous weapons systems from drones to tanks have for decades been used to eliminate targets in modern day warfare ...
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      Akinjide Osuntokun   Nigeria’s former Ambassador to  Germany  Prof. Akinjide Osuntokun, has called for  reduction in the number of Nigerian delegates to the United Nations, UN, General Assembly. Osuntokun made the call at the opening of a three-day Covenant International Model United Nations (CIMUN) conference at the Covenant University Ota, Ogun. He was the ...
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    The United Nations has estimated that about 39 million people are blind globally, while another 1.3 billion people live with some form of near vision impairment. The UN said this in a statement to mark the first-ever official World Braille Day, aimed to underscore the importance of written language for human rights. “Around the world, 39 ...
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      CG, NIS, Muhammad Babandede   The Comptroller-General (CG) of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, says the service is committed to combating illegal migration of citizens through unsafe routes either by land or sea and this would be achieved by a global approach. This was made known by the NIS Public Relations Officer, ...
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              The UN received 64 new allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse, involving 77 victims, between July and September, across its various offices, agencies, and partner organisations implementing its programmes. UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said at UN Headquarters in New York at the quarterly updates, which he said were part of ...
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    António Guterres   UN Secretary-General António Guterres has urged for collaboration among African countries for better future. Guterres, while addressing the inaugural Africa Dialogue Series at the UN Headquarters, in New York, said Africa is “on the move and on the rise” with communities coming together to resolve their problems and offer mutual support. The ...
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    António Guterres, UN Secretary-General   UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for those responsible for the killing of Ms Hauwa Mohammed Liman, to be brought to justice. Guterres, in a statement issued in New York, said he was appalled and strongly condemned the killing of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) aid worker ...