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Boko Haram crisis is the world’s largest and most neglected – UN

The UN Security Council (UNSC) has described the insurgency crisis in the North-East Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin region as the world’s largest  and most neglected humanitarian crisis the world has ever witnessed. Mr Mathew Rycroft, the President of ...

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Development is only long term solution to Boko Haram – UN

The UN Security Council says that the only solution to the Boko Haram terrorism in the Northeastern Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin is the economic development of the region. Matthew Rycroft, the leader of a UN Security Council delegation, ...

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After Soyinka, Chimamanda becomes second Nigerian to be elected into US Academy of Arts and Letters

Award winning Nigerian Author, Chimamanda Ngozi- Adichie has been elected into the American Academy of Arts and Letters as a foreign honorary member. According to a press release by the Academy on http://artsandletters.org, the honorary members will be inducted at ...

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Court exonerates ex-Egypt President Hosni Mubarak

Egypt’s top appeals court on Thursday issued a final verdict, clearing former president Hosni Mubarak of complicity in the killings of protesters in the 2011 uprising that ended his rule. The verdict was issued by the Court of Cassation, putting ...

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UN wants capital punishment abolished

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Al Hussein, has reiterated his call for the abolition of death penalty saying its subjecting convicts to mental anguish constitutes human rights violations. Zeid made the call on Wednesday at the opening ...

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Militants give South African Businesses 30 days ultimatum

Niger Delta militants on Wednesday threatened to blow up Multichoice (DSTV), MTN, Shoprite and 16 other major South African investments in Nigeria if the Federal Government fails to shut them down within one month. This move is believed to be ...

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BY A WHISKER! French president escapes accidental discharge

Two people were wounded when a weapon was accidentally fired Tuesday as French President François Hollande was giving a speech in the western city of Villognon, the mayor told CNN. Hollande was not injured, but two other people were, Mayor ...

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UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina sworn-in

Amina Mohammed, Nigeria’s immediate past Minister of Environment, has been sworn-in as the fifth Deputy Secretary-General of the UN at the UN Headquarters in New York on Tuesday. The Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York ...

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List of antibiotic resistant bacteria you need to know – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO), on Monday, published its first-ever list of antibiotic resistant “priority pathogens”, a catalogue of 12 families of bacteria that posed threat to human health. The list was released to guide and promote research and development ...

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OPEC loses $1trn to oil price fluctuation

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has lost over $1 trillion to fluctuation of oil prices, its Secretary General, Dr Mohammed Barkindo has said. Barkindo disclosed this on Monday while addressing a news conference organised by the Minster of ...

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