French President had left Nigeria out of his Africa tour in November By Tajudeen Hamzat   Talks are ongoing over the plan by French President, Emmanuel Macron to visit Nigeria in July. A hint of this was given by Nigeria's Foreign Affairs Minister,...
Secretary General indicates willingness to work with her, others   By Tajudeen Hamzat   The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr Antonio Gutteres has appointed Ms. Bola Adesola, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria as Vice-Chair of the...
A New Approach to Peace By Miroslav Lajčák   When the United Nations was created, its founders envisioned a different kind of world. A world in which disputes were resolved in meeting rooms and not battlefields. A world in which wars were stopped...
   Towards a new global compact on migration By António Guterres   Managing migration is one of the most profound challenges for international cooperation in our time.   Migration powers economic growth, reduces inequalities and connects diverse societies.  Yet it is also a source of...
The case for optimism By Bill Gates   Reading the news today does not exactly leave you feeling optimistic. Hurricanes in the Americas. Horrific mass shootings. Global tensions over nuclear arms, crisis in Myanmar, bloody civil wars in Syria and Yemen. Your...
Urges leaders to deal with new and global anxieties Anthony Gutteres   Below is a text of the message of the United Nations Secretary General for 2018   Dear friends around the world,   Happy New Year.   When I took office one year ago, I appealed for...
Urges world to unite in fight against terrorism By Anthonio Gutterres   'I thank SOAS and Valerie Amos – leading humanitarian, former colleague and good friend – for bringing us together this evening. And I also want to thank all of you for...
New limit effectively doubles site size By John Eche   What effect will Twitter's decision to double its trademark character limit from 140 to 280 characters have on its users?   This is the question on the lips of users as the social messaging...
UNIC targets Youth, organises SDGs Arts competition in schools   Since member states of the United Nations adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September 2015, the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Nigeria, has continued to highlight the role of youth...
New Director General to assume office on November 15 By Ada Anioji   The race to select a successor to outgoing UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova is on but there is no evidence at the moment that it may come Africa's way. As part...

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