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Boko Haram’s Impact on Education Is Horrendous -Spokesman, UN Secretary General

Boko Haram’s Impact on Education Is Horrendous -Spokesman, UN Secretary General

Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the United Nations Secretary-General, has described the long term impact of the kidnap of school girls by members of the Boko Haram sect in Nigeria as a horrendous damage on girl-child education. Dujarric stated this on Monday while hosting a group of ten African journalists who had visited his office as

Mali Signs Peace Deal with Armed Groups

The Malian government has signed a deal with six armed groups to cease hostilities as part of a United Nations, UN-sponsored peace talks aimed at ending the crisis in the country’s north. The ultimate aim of the deal is to bring peace to northern Mali, which remains unstable despite French and international military intervention against

Ukraine President Orders Ceasefire

Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine’s president has said a truce agreed with pro-Russian rebels in the east must be honored, as he ordered the army to stop fighting. Poroshenko said, “perhaps the last chance for peace won’t be lost,” adding that agreements “must be honoured, and we are expecting that the ceasefire deal will be adhered to.”

Nigerians spend $200m annually on Cancer Treatment abroad

Experts have said that Nigerians spend $200 million annually on cancer treatment abroad. This was disclosed in a press conference organized by the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy, CECP, in Nigeria and Association of Advertising Agencies in Nigeria to mark the World Cancer Day, WCD, on February 4, 2015. The event, which was held at CVL,

South Sudan: Ban Ki-moon Applauds Peace Deal

Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General has welcomed the signing of a peace deal between opposition factions in South Sudan. In a statement, the UN boss called on President Salva Kiir and opposition Riek Machar, his former deputy to immediately implement the accord; while urging the leaders of the young nation to show commitment to the

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‘FG Ready For Ogoniland Clean-up’- Alison Madueke

The Federal government has said that the restoration of Ogoniland will begin in the first quarter of 2015 in line with recommendations of the United Nations Environmental Programme, UNEP report. This was contained in a statement signed by Ohi Alegbe, Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC on Tuesday.

Professor Joyce Ogwu Loses Husband

The Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations, New York, US on Thursday, announced the death of Aloysius Ogwu, husband of Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Professor Joyce Ogwu. The late Ogwu who was a distinguished retired Chief Consultant Surgeon at the Military Hospital, Ikoyi, Lagos died on Monday, October 27, 2014in New

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