How Nigeria lost $2.8 billion in revenue in 2018, by UN

The United Nations say Nigeria lost an estimated 2.8 billion dollars in revenues in 2018, mainly due to oil-related crimes. This is according to a new ‘Report by the Secretary-General on the activities of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS)’ on Monday in New York. The report, which covered from […]

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UN chief condemns attempted coup in Gabon

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Monday condemned an attempted coup in Gabon, his spokesman said, recalling that the UN chief opposes unconstitutional changes of power by force. Gabon’s presidency said in a statement that soldiers burst into a state radio station at dawn on Monday and called for an uprising against President Ali Bongo, […]

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39 million people are blind globally, says UN

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, […]

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UN accuses Boko Harram terrorists of been unfair to Children in Nigeria

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has accused the Boko Haram terrorists’ factions of carrying out grave atrocities against children in Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin regions in 2018. The UN agency, in a report ‘How the world failed children in conflict in 2018’, also said the world failed to protect children in conflict […]

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We have assurance from Buhari of free, fair 2019 election – UN, ECOWAS

United Nations and Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, said they have received assurances from President Muhammadu Buhari as well as the nation’s security agencies of a free, fair and credible general election next year, 2019. This was disclosed by a delegation from the Joint Mission of Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, […]

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Nigeria’s Buhari officially declares for second term

Buhari leaves for U.S. to attend 73rd UN General Assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari will today (Sunday) depart for New York to participate in the 73rd Session of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA73) which officially opened September 18, 2018. The theme for this year’s Session is: “Making the United Nations relevant to all People: Global Leadership and Shared Responsibilities for Peaceful, Equitable and Sustainable Societies.” The […]

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Buhari to address UN General Assembly 73 on Sept. 25

President Muhammadu Buhari will address the 73rd Session of the high-level General Debate of the UN General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York on Tuesday, Sept. 25. Buhari would deliver Nigeria’s National Statement on the first day of the general debate of the General Assembly high-level events. The Nigerian leader has been placed […]

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UN, AU to come to Nigeria other conflict areas in Africa

The UN Security Council and the Africa Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) have agreed to embark on a joint visit to conflict areas in Africa. The members of the two councils held their 12th annual joint consultative meeting in New York and issued a joint communique. Members of the two councils reaffirmed the primary […]

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Executive Chairman of Nigeria's Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr Tunde Fowler speaks during an exclusive interview with Reuters in Abuja, Nigeria, September 21, 2016. Photo taken September 21, 2016. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Enugu exceeds UN’s 15% tax revenue to GDP benchmark

Chairman of the Joint Tax Board, JTB, Mr. Tunde Fowler has commended Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State for putting in place a proficient and “unparalleled” tax regime, which has ensured that the state exceeded the 15 per cent tax revenue to GDP benchmark suggested by the United Nations for the funding of budgets. The […]

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Report: Nigeria to add 189 million people 2050, says UN

Nigeria has been projected to add no fewer than 189 million people to its present population between 2018 and 2050, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) has said. UN, in a new report: ‘2018 Revision of World Urbanisation Prospects’, projected that around 2.5 billion more people would be living in cities […]

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3 UN workers among 11 killed in Boko Haram attack

Three workers for United Nations agencies were among 11 people killed in an attack by armed Boko Haram militants on a military base in northeastern Nigeria, near the border with Cameroon, U.N. officials said Friday. The International Organization for Migration said “a large number” of Boko Haram members attacked the base in Rann, in Borno […]

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UN chief calls for new push to rid the world of nuclear weapons

U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres called on Monday for a new global effort to get rid of nuclear weapons, drawing a cautious response from envoys of atomic-armed powers at odds for decades over nuclear disarmament. Speaking to the Conference on Disarmament at the U.N. complex in Geneva, Guterres said many states still wrongly thought that […]

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