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Buhari Decries Global Trafficking in Nuclear Materials

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday called for the total elimination of nuclear weapons, warning that trafficking in nuclear materials remains a potential threat to international peace and security. In his video-message to the UN High-level meeting to commemorate and promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, President …

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UN Commends Nigeria on Improvement of Humanitarian Access

The United Nations has commended the Federal Government’s efforts at improving humanitarian support in the North-East region of the country, saying the Buhari Administration “has taken important steps to improve access to people in need.” A statement in Abuja on Tuesday by Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the …

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UN Suspends another Employee over Alleged Viral Sex Video

The United Nations says it has identified and placed on administrative leave without pay another staff member involved in a recent viral sex video in Israel. Mr Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General, disclosed this during the daily news briefing held virtually on MondayHaq said: “A third male international …

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COVID-19: UN Appeals for $283mn to Support Sudan

Sudan needs $283 million to meet the urgent needs caused by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a statement by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The resources will be used to provide food, water, sanitation, health, and protection services to the most vulnerable populations. The UN …

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AfCFTA Tool for Regional, Economic Integration -ECA

Africa possesses a more powerful tool in the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) for accelerating regional and economic integration, the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has said. The Executive Secretary of the United Nations body, Ms Vera Songwe (picture), stated this on Tuesday in a virtual panel discussion …

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UN Suspends 2 Employees over Viral Sex Video

The United Nations says it has suspended two male staff members involved in a recent viral sex video in Israel, Mr Stephane Dujarric, said. Dujarric, spokesman for the Secretary-General, disclosed this in a note to UN correspondents in New York on Thursday. Dujarric said both employees had been identified and placed …

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