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UN amplifies condemnation of Zamfara schoolgirls’ abduction
President of the UN General Assembly Amb. Volkan Bozkir has added his voice to the growing condemnation of Friday’s abduction of hundreds of schoolgirls in Zamfara, Northwest Nigeria.
Nigeria’s Itegboje emerges UN General Assembly special session interim president
The United Nations has appointed the Charge d’Affaires, Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations, Ambassador Samson Itegboje, as the Interim President for the General Assembly’s Special Session on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
UN General Assembly President arrives Nigeria to rousing welcome
Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), arrived Nigeria to rousing welcome on Thursday night on a four-day official visit to the country.
UN assembly condemns US embargo on Cuba, for 28th time
The UN General Assembly condemned the nearly 60-year-old US embargo on Cuba Thursday for the 28th year in a row, calling for an end to it by a vote of 187 to three.
As feud heats up, Trump says Biden was subject of Ukraine call
US President Donald Trump on Sunday confirmed he did discuss former vice president Joe Biden and corruption allegations in a phone call with Ukraine's leader, as Trump's opponents called for his impeachment.
No decision yet on admitting Nigeria into security council, UN clarifies
Nigeria’s hope to join the security council of the United Nations (UN) may not come to fruition anytime soon, as the big five – Britain, United States, Russia, France and China – are yet to arrive at a consensus to welcome more countries into their fold. Twenty-five years after the mandate to reform the council,…
Israel PM lashes Iran, claims secret atomic warehouse
Israel's prime minister on Thursday accused arch-enemy Tehran of harboring a secret atomic warehouse, making deft use of ample props and vowing that his country would never let Iran develop nuclear weapons.
UN condemns North Korea for firing missiles as people starve
UN member-states on Tuesday condemned North Korea for gross human rights violations and for conducting missile and nuclear tests while its people suffer from severe hunger.