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Kogi-born activist, Okai Austin gets int’l appointment from UN council

Arogbonlo Israel For his unrivalled human rights records and unscathed social awareness and practices, United Nations council has honoured Comrade Usman Austin Okai, through his inauguration into the UN Economic and Social Council in Africa, ECOSOC. The appointment letter was jointly signed by Dr Jovylyn Espalabra, UNESC secretary General and Dr Yosep Kang, UN Goodwill
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Federal Government, UN dialogue on inclusive, sustainable food systems

UN loses 3 peacekeepers in 3 days

Three peacekeepers were killed and four others injured in separate attacks in the Central African Republic (CAR) and Mali over the past three days, according to the United Nations. The deceased peacekeepers were from Rwanda, Burundi and Egypt, while the nationalities of those wounded have not been disclosed. The UN said the latest attack, which
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3 UN peacekeepers killed in CAR attacks

Three United Nations (UN) peacekeepers have been killed in attacks in the Central African Republic, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres’ spokesman said in a statement. Three peacekeepers from Burundi were killed and two others wounded by armed attackers on the domestic security forces and the UN’s MINUSCA mission in Dekoa, Kemo prefecture, and Bakouma in
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Abdulrazaq bags UN award

Kwara Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Monday received the United Nations-backed _‘HeforShe’_ award for his efforts and cabinet picks, which have mainstreamed gender inclusion in the state’s political structure. The award was conferred on the Governor in Ilorin, the state capital, when the Minister of Women Affairs Dame Pauline Tallen paid an advocacy visit to rally
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Federal Government, UN dialogue on inclusive, sustainable food systems

2m displaced in Nigeria crisis, 300,000 seeking asylum in Cameroon, Chad, Niger- UN

By Victoria Ojeme The United Nations size the crisis situation in Nigeria’s North East remains volatile as over two million have been internally displaced with three hundred thousand persons seeking refuge in neighbouring Lake Chad countries. According to Ms. Chansa Kapaya, Country Representative, UNHCR Nigeria who spoke today at a Stakeholders Meeting on the Global
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