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Nigerians Speak

I don’t want to address old people like me because we are spent already. President Goodluck Jonathan, assuring Nigerians that the future of this country belongs to the youth.  What will be, will be… Rilwan Akiolu, Oba of Lagos, encouraging President Jonathan when he visited his palace.  I am not sharp at all and that

UN to Plead for 54 Convicted soldiers

The United Nations has disclosed plans to take appropriate action over the imminent execution of 54 soldiers sentenced to death by the Nigerian Army. In a letter to the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, Christof Heyns, UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Summary or Arbitrary Executions, stated that the UN is considering appropriate action, including

EBOLA: UN Running Behind Schedule

The rising number of Ebola cases in Sierra Leone have brought the United Nations Ebola Emergency Response Mission to declare that it would not be able to meet the initial December 1 deadline for curtailing the deadly virus. This was confirmed by Anthony Banbury, the head of the Mission. In September, UNMEER had projected that


Burkina Faso Military To Instal Transition Government

Burkina Faso’s military has promised to install a transitional government, days after it seized power as President Blaise Compaore’s was forced to resign by a popular protest. The move came after soldiers had fired shots at the state TV station and barricaded the capital’s main square as thousands of protesters demanded the military give up

UN Appoints Special representative in Ivory Coast

Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary-General, has announced the appointment of Simon Munzu as his Deputy Special Representative of UN Operation in Ivory Coast (UNOCI). The appointment of Munzu who is a Cameroonian is contained in a statement issued by Stephane DuJarric, the Secretary-General’s Spokesperson, in New York on Tuesday. The statement said Munzu will succeed

UN Climate Summit: China, US Pledge Action

China has pledged for the first time to take firm action on climate change, telling a UN summit that its emissions, the world’s highest, would soon peak. Zhang Gaoli, Vice-Premier also said China would make its economy much more carbon efficient by 2020. Also, Barack Obama, US President said climate change was moving faster than

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