Osun rerun: US, EU, UK speak, reveal what happened during election

Osun rerun: US, EU, UK speak, reveal what happened during election

The missions of the United States, European Union and the United Kingdom have given their appraisals of the governorship rerun election in Osun State. The missions, who were on the ground to monitor the exercise on Thursday, said they have received reports incidents of harassment and intimidation of voters during the exercise. Reading the missions’ joint report on the election, the US Consul General, John F. Bray, said, “The missions of the United States, European…

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Why world leaders are coming to Nigeria under Buhari govt – Lai Mohammed

Why world leaders are coming to Nigeria under Buhari govt – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has said Nigeria was getting global attention under President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration due to the President’s incorruptible leadership. Featuring on a Nigeria Television Authority programme, “Stepping Up” on Sunday, Mohammed said, “What we have witnessed recently have shown beyond doubt that Nigeria is today an investors’ destination. “Last week we received British Prime Minister, Theresa May. During the visit, several bilateral agreements were signed. “Friday of same…

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UN chief, Guterres praises Obasanjo

UN chief, Guterres praises Obasanjo

UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres has praised former Nigeria’s President, Olusegun Obasanjo for his mediation role in ensuring smooth political transition in Liberia. Guterres made the remarks in his speech to the Security Council’s debate on the ‘Maintenance of International Peace and Security: Mediation and the Peaceful Resolution of Conflicts’ at the UN headquarters in New York. The UN chief explained that he had established a High-Level Advisory Board on Mediation, which Obasanjo is a member,…

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Boko Haram: UN reveals what makes sect stronger

Boko Haram: UN reveals what makes sect stronger

The United Nations (UN) has revealed that cash economy is a major factor fuelling the nefarious activities of the Boko Haram and other terrorist groups in the Lake Chad Basin region. This was contained in the 22nd Report of the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team, pursuant to resolution 2368 (2017) concerning Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant – ISIL – (Da’esh), Al-Qaida and associated individuals and entities. UN said: “The predominance in the…

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UN gives update on efforts on Boko Haram, herdsmen killings

UN gives update on efforts on Boko Haram, herdsmen killings

The UN has spoken on the challenges it’s facing in the demarcation of the Cameroon-Nigeria border and the pillar construction due to Boko Haram activities. This is contained in a ‘Report of the Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, on the activities of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS)’. Guterres also cited the unrest in the English-speaking regions of Cameroon as partly contributing to the challenges faced by the Cameroon-Nigeria Mixed Commission. He…

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UN raises alarm over herdsmen killings, warns Nigeria

UN raises alarm over herdsmen killings, warns Nigeria

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, says the conflicts between herdsmen and farmers in Nigeria are becoming more sophisticated and deadlier. Chambas, who is Head, UN Office for West African and the Sahel (UNOWAS), in a report presented to the UN Security Council, said the violence was a major security threat in the region, warning that it risks changing into terrorist attacks. “Violence between farmers…

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