Friday, October 4, 2019

We Need A Global Network Against Movie Piracy




We Need A Global Network Against Movie Piracy

Movie pirates released Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman" two months ago before the official release in September. 



I am afraid that they may have access to James Cameron's yet to be released "Avatar 2", the much awaited sequel to his blockbuster movie, "Avatar" and other big movies waiting to be released. And these movie pirates are not invisible.

Global movie piracy cost billions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of jobs.
See the following alarming reports.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

The Intellectual Ignorance of The Chairman of The Nigerian Oscar Selection Committee


The Intellectual Ignorance of The Chairman of The Nigerian Oscar Selection Committee (NOSC)

The selection of Genevieve Nnaji's directorial debut, "Lionheart" as Nigeria's entry for the 2020 Academy Awards has confirmed my dismissal of the so called Nigerian Oscar Selection Committee (NOSC).

Anyone who says Nigeria "couldn't make any submissions in previous years due to unavailability of qualifying films" is intellectually challenged and ignorant of the history of Nigerian films and cinema since 1970 to date; ignorant of the films of Francis Oladele, Adamu Halilu, Dr. Ola Balogun , Tunde Kelani, Newton Aduaka, Biyi Bandele, Izu Ojukwu, Jeta Amata and others who made critically acclaimed films before and after the emergence of the home videos of Nollywood.  


So, no Nigerian filmmaker has made an Oscar worthy film until Genevieve Nnaji made her "Lionheart" in 2018?

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

60 Years of TV in Nigeria and Tropical Africa: 1959-2019




60 YEARS OF TV IN NIGERIA AND TROPICAL AFRICA
October 1959- October 2019

This month of October will be 60 years of TV in Nigeria and Tropical Africa pioneered by the Western region of Nigeria led by the most visionary African political leader in the 20th century, the great sage, Chief Ọbáfẹ́mi Awólọ́wọ̀, GCFR (6 March 1909 – 9 May 1987), Nigerian nationalist; one of the founding fathers of modern Nigeria and first Premier of the Western Region.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Infosys Finacle and R3 Conclude Global Trial of Blockchain Based Trade Finance



Infosys Finacle and R3 Conclude Global Trial of Blockchain Based Trade Finance

Sep 23, 2019, 11:56 WAT
Financial institutions across 19 countries participated in the trial network

BENGALURU, India, Sept. 23, 2019  /PRNewswire/ -- Infosys Finacle, part of EdgeVerve Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Infosys (NYSE: INFY), today announced the successful completion of a global blockchain trial in partnership with R3, one of the fastest growing enterprise blockchain software companies in the world. The trial was completed in under 5 weeks.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

OPPO Appoints Ethan Xue as New President in the Middle East and Africa

Ethan Xue, OPPO MEA President.

OPPO Appoints Ethan Xue as New President in the Middle East and Africa
Andy Shi is promoted to Senior Director of Global Product Marketing at OPPO Headquarters

DUBAI, UAE, Sept. 18, 2019  /PRNewswire/ -- OPPO, the leading global smartphone brand, has announced the appointment of Ethan Xue as its new President in the Middle East and Africa (MEA). The announcement comes as Andy Shi, Outgoing President of OPPO MEA, assumes his new role as Senior Director of Global Product Marketing at OPPO Headquarters in China  where he will oversee OPPO's all product lines including smartphone and IoT on a global level.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Cure Piles or Hemorrhoids Without Surgery within 30 Days




Hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoids (HEM-uh-roids), also called piles, are swollen veins in your anus and lower rectum, similar to varicose veins. Hemorrhoids can develop inside the rectum (internal hemorrhoids) or under the skin around the anus (external hemorrhoids).
Nearly three out of four adults will have hemorrhoids from time to time. Hemorrhoids have a number of causes, but often the cause is unknown.
Mayo Clinic.

In Nigeria, cases of Hemorrhoids are very common.
More than 1.5 million cases per year (Nigeria)

Treatable by a medical professional
Usually self-diagnosable
Lab tests or imaging not required
Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong.


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Air Peace: Between Patriotism and Business



Air Peace: Between Patriotism and Business

-By Ingram Osigwe

In the wake of the deadly Xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa by a section of that country's population, something unprecedented happened: A single individual, a private businessman brushed aside profit concerns and put aircrafts at the disposal of fellow compatriots willing to be evacuated home. It was at no cost.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Children's Lives Will Be Saved Due To Invention of Simple Water Treatment System "Aquatabs Flo"



Children's Lives Will Be Saved Due to Invention of Simple Water Treatment System "Aquatabs Flo"

WEXFORD, Ireland, Sept. 2, 2019   /PRNewswire/ -- The world famous medical journal The Lancet has published the results of a two year health impact trial in Bangladesh. Less than 5% of studies submitted to this peer reviewed journal are published.

In this trial, the impact of using "Aquatabs Flo" at the inlet of a domestic tank water treatment system has been shown to reduce WHO-defined diarrhoea in children by over 25% compared to the control group (untreated water). Similar reductions were estimated for caregiver-defined diarrhoea.

Closure of South African Missions in Nigeria




Closure of South African Missions in Nigeria

PRETORIA, South Africa, 05 September 2019 / PRN Africa / -- The Minister of International Relation and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, has expressed her disappointment at having to take the decision to support the closure of the South African High Commission in Abuja and the Consulate in Lagos.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Abuja International Film Festival Suspends All Films From South Africa



PRESS STATEMENT
ABUJA -
4th SEPTEMBER 2019.

IMMEDIATE SUSPENSION OF ALL SOUTH AFRICAN FILM ENTRIES AT 16TH ABUJA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

On behalf of the Management and organizers of the 16th Abuja International, we wish to announce the immediate suspension of all South African Film Entries submitted for the 16th Abuja International Film Festival scheduled for 22nd to 25th October 2019.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Aga Khan Museum Celebrates Africa's World-Shaping Stories



Aga Khan Museum Celebrates Africa's World-Shaping Stories

A must-see exhibition, an Afrofuturist art installation, talks from influential scholars, and pan-African music are all part of our fall season, Africa!

TORONTO, Aug. 28, 2019 /CNW/ - As African countries gain recognition as 21st-century global leaders, the Aga Khan Museum celebrates the continent's power — past, present, and future — with its fall season, Africa!

Monday, August 26, 2019

Olubadan, King Adetunji Saliu Celebrates 91st Birthday!

Olubadan, King Adetunji Saliu Celebrates 91st Birthday (Photos) - Culture - Nigeria https://www.nairaland.com/5380786/olubadan-adetunji-saliu-celebrates-91st

Deji Sasegbon Resurrects With New Publication



Deji Sasegbon Resurrects With New Publication

LAGOS, Nigeria, Aug. 21, 2019  /PRNewswire/ -- Notable lawyer and accomplished author, editor cum Law books publisher Deji Sasegbon, SAN, who passed away on December 10, 2016 has figuratively resurrected in a new set of books entitled 'Sasegbon's Judicial Dictionary of Nigerian Law'. Sasegbon was in his lifetime renowned for such landmark publications like the Nigerian Supreme Court Cases (NSCC) in 38 volumes, Legal Desk Book, Nigerian Companies and Allied Matters Law and Practice in 6 volumes and Sasegbon's Laws of Nigeria in 30 volumes. His latest work 'Sasegbon's Judicial Dictionary of Nigerian Law' (also known by its acronym, SJD), published in seven volumes, and about to be released, posthumously, are a fitting epitaph to his illustrious memory, a further assurance of his immortality and a valuable addition to legal jurisprudence.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Transcript of President Muhammadu Buhari's Speech To In-Coming Federal Ministers



ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MUHAMMADU BUHARI PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA AT THE PRESIDENTIAL RETREAT FOR MINISTERS-DESIGNATE, PRESIDENTIAL AIDES AND OTHER TOP GOVERNMENT FUNCTIONARIES, HELD AT THE STATE HOUSE, ABUJA MONDAY, 19 AUGUST 2019 PROTOCOLS:

I welcome you all to this meeting whose purpose is firstly, to familiarize ourselves with our colleagues with whom we shall be working closely for the next four years GOD willing; secondly, to reflect and assess the country’s position in 2015 and today; and thirdly, to chart a course for the country for the foreseeable future.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Better Life Billionaire Promo Officially Launched in Nigeria


L-r: Funke Adekola, Business Director, Dare Create, Celestine Achi, Director General, BLB Promo, Kenneth Shanki, Product Manager, Payment Solution, MTech Communications Ltd and Simisola Munire, Senior Legal Officer, Lagos State , at the media unveiling of the Better Life Billionaires Promo in Lagos weekend.

Better Life Billionaire Promo Officially Unveiled; To Create 130 Millionaires in 13 Weeks

LAGOS, Nigeria, Aug. 10, 2019  /PRNewswire/ -- The Better Life Billionaire Promo (or "BLB Promo"), a novel initiative of NNB Capital & Investments Limited, a financial and investment advisory firm, has been officially launched in Nigeria.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Ayobami Adebayo Wins the 2019 £15, 000 9mobile Prize for Literature


Ayobami Adebayo, the fast rising young novelist has won the 2019 9mobile Prize for Literature for her critically acclaimed debut novel, Stay with Me.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

International Development Secretary Alok Sharma Visits Nigeria in First Overseas Trip



International Development Secretary Alok Sharma Visits Nigeria in First Overseas Trip

LONDON, 06 August 2019 / PRN Africa / --

International Development Secretary Alok Sharma visits Abuja, Kaduna and Lagos ahead of UK-Africa Investment Summit in 2020.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Ten Years On, Crisis in Nigeria ‘Far From Over'; UN and Humanitarian Partners Urge Support For Millions Still Affected


OCHA/Otto Bakano Children peer through a reed fence at a site for the displaced in Kasesa neighbourhood of Damaturu, Nigeria.
Ten Years On, Crisis in Nigeria ‘Far From Over'; UN and Humanitarian Partners Urge Support For Millions Still Affected

Aug 02, 2019, 15:42 WAT
NEW YORK, 01 August 2019 / PRN Africa / -- “We are here today to remember those who have lost their lives in the conflict, and to remind of those still struggling to survive and rebuild their lives” Edward Kallon, UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria said Thursday in Abuja, the West African country's capital.

The humanitarian community in Nigeria, which is comprised of the UN, the Government and non-governmental organizations, convened to solemnly mark the tenth year of the crisis in north-east Nigeria and to remember the millions of people affected.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Canadian Investigative Journalist Wins 2019 Portenier Award



Dawn Marie Paley, 2019 Portenier Human Rights Bursary winner. Credit: Murray Bush/Flux Photo (CNW Group/Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma)

Canadian Journalist and Author Investigating Social Problems in Mexico Wins Portenier Bursary for Safety Training

LONDON, ON, July 30, 2019 /CNW/ - A Canadian freelance journalist and author based in Mexico has become the fifth winner of the annual Portenier Human Rights Bursary, the Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma announced today. The $3,000  award provides hostile environment safety training designed for journalists who cover armed conflict and other crisis situations.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Ndukwe Appointed New Chairman of MTN Communications Nigeria



 Ndukwe Appointed New Chairman of MTN Communications Nigeria Plc

LAGOS, Nigeria, July 25, 2019  /PRNewswire/ -- Seasoned telecommunications technocrat Engr. Ernest Ndukwe has been appointed Chairman of the board of Nigeria's leading telecommunications company, MTN Communications Nigeria Plc. Ndukwe, a former Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), is fondly called Mr. Telecoms for his vast experience and rich contributions to the growth of telecommunications industry over the years. A highly respected telecommunications professional, Dr Ndukwe's career has gone full circle, starting from the private sector as the Managing Director of a notable telecommunications company, he moved into government service at the helm of the industry regulatory agency as EVC of NCC and back to the private sector and now Chairman of Nigeria's largest operating company MTN.

Successful Elections and ‘Political Dialogues' Push Democracy Forward in West Africa and the Sahel


UN News/Daniel Dickinson Aminatou Sali fled her home town in north-east Cameroon after it was attacked by Boko Haram. (January 2019).

Successful Elections and ‘Political Dialogues' Push Democracy Forward in West Africa and the Sahel

Jul 25, 2019, 02:50 WAT
NEW YORK, 24 July 2019 / PRN Africa / -- In the past six months, presidential polls have taken place in Nigeria (23 February), Senegal  (24 February) and Mauritania (22 June), Mohammad Ibn Chambas, who also heads the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), told the Security Council.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Isha Sesay's "Beneath the Tamarind Tree" Full of Many Lies - Nigerian Government


The Nigerian government says former CNN's top news anchor Aisha Sesay lied in her new book, Beneath the Tamarind Tree.


Mallam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity in a statement on Monday, said Sesay's book was laced with many untruths.

Persecution of Christians in China, Nigeria and Other Countries: Foreign Secretary's Speech Following The Final Report



Persecution of Christians in China, Nigeria and Other Countries: Foreign Secretary's Speech Following The Final Report

LONDON, 08 July 2019 / PRN Africa / Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt  thanked Bishop Mounstephen for his report about Foreign & Commonwealth Office support for persecuted christians.

Good morning ladies, gentleman. Welcome to the Foreign Office.

TriciaBiz Launches Online Business School for Entrepreneurs in Africa



L-R:Tricia Ikponmwonba, Lead Trainer, Business Lab Africa; Jimi Tewe, CEO The Jimi Tewe Company; Romoke Oladejo Community Manager, Business Lab Africa and Funke Bucknor, CEO Zapphaire Events at the media unveil of Business Africa Lab in Lagos.

TriciaBiz Launches Online Business School for Entrepreneurs in Africa

LAGOS, Nigeria, July 13, 2019  /PRNewswire/ -- Business coach and trainer, TriciaBiz has launched an online business school, Business Lab Africa with the aim of helping entrepreneurs in Africa  succeed in business. The school, which offers a new approach to learning, is subscription-based and is geared towards providing quality content at a price MSMEs can afford.

Space in Africa Closes Investment Round; Expands Staff to Eleven People Across Five African Nations




Space in Africa Closes Investment Round; Expands Staff to Eleven People Across Five African Nations

-  News and research company covers the rapidly growing African space economy which has already seen eight nations launch 35 satellites in the last two decades – and 15 satellites in just the last 4 years.

LAGOS, Nigeria, July 16, 2019  /PRNewswire/ -- Space in Africa, the authority on news, data, and market analysis for the African space industry, has successfully completed its seed funding round. While the terms were not disclosed, the funds raised are being used to hire additional reporters and analysts to expand coverage for its subscription news service and specialised industry reports.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Groundbreaking Tech Disruption of Cable TV and OTT Networks in Nigeria in 2019



Groundbreaking Tech Disruption of Cable TV and OTT Networks in Nigeria in 2019

There is going to be a groundbreaking tech disruption of the Nigerian film and TV industry before the end of 2019 that will change the consumption of entertainment in Africa's largest market. It will be a quantum leap into the future of motion picture in Africa by the digital acceleration of film and TV distribution and exhibition in the global entertainment industry.
This technological development will be the next level of the 60 years of TV broadcasting in tropical Africa. Subscription fees for cable TV and OTT platforms will be reduced by 200% on all the cable TV and OTT networks in Nigeria from DStv Nigeria to Startimes and Netflix.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Happy Birthday Prof. Wole Soyinka, The Lion of African Literature



Happy 85th Birthday To our very own WS, Professor Wo̩lé S̩óyinká, The Lion of African Literature. The first black winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature; iconic Philosopher, Writer and Filmmaker.
One of the greatest humans I have met and the only one I gave the first copy of my book, "The Prophet Lied" that arrived Nigeria from the United States of America. He is one of the greatest humans who have inspired me as an artist, poet, dramatist, novelist and human rights activist.
Icon of African culture and literature.
Indisputably, the greatest African writer.


Click here for his biographical information.


Thursday, July 11, 2019

International Congress of Youth Voices Brings Together Authors and Activists in Puerto Rico



International Congress of Youth Voices Brings Together Authors and Activists in Puerto Rico
Founded by Author and Activist Dave Eggers, Congress Features 130 Accomplished Young Writers from Around the World August 7 through 11

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, June 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- On August 8, 130 accomplished young writers from around the world will meet with activists, political leaders, and other changemakers to learn and collaborate as they seek to make a positive impact in their communities. The summit, co-founded by author and activist Dave Eggers and nonprofit leader Amanda Uhle, is in its second year and will take place in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In addition to best-selling Haitian-American novelist Edwidge Danticat, winner of the National Book Award, the gathering will feature several other speakers. They include authors David Wallace-Wells, Chinaka Hodge, Alia Malek, and Nyuol Lueth Tong, along with Palestinian peace activist Huda Abu Arqoub, senior officials from Puerto Rico, and local activists such as Carla Rodriguez and Rosa Colon.

The delegates participating in the Congress hail from 26 countries around the globe, including Zambia, Iraq, Cuba, Uganda, Ireland, Burundi, Syria, Australia, Russia, Tanzania, Canada, Thailand, Pakistan, Denmark, India, Somalia, France, Nepal, Palestine, Ecuador, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Colombia, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala To Speak At The First-Ever European Innovation Festival



Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, economist, international development expert and former Finance Minister of Nigeria is among the leading global leaders and celebrities who will headline the  First-Ever European Innovation Festival in July.


Fast Company Brings First-Ever European Innovation Festival to Milan and Florence Powered by Gucci
THEME: THE DAWN OF SUPERINTELLIGENCE

NEW YORK, June 24, 2019  /PRNewswire/ -- Fast Company today announced the line-up for its European Innovation Festival (FCEIF) —the first-ever global thought leadership summit of its kind. The three-day event, powered by Gucci, will take place from July 9-11 in Milan and Florence. The Festival, titled "The Dawn of Superintelligence," will highlight the potential for collaboration between man and machine as society sits on the precipice of a new era of technological advancement and artificial intelligence. The Festival will bring together a high profile collection of global thought leaders to explore the opportunities and challenges that come from marrying the precision and analytics of computers with the sensitivity of humanity.          




Speakers for the Festival include: Yuval Noah Harari, historian and author; Darren Aronofsky, screenwriter and director; Jared Leto, tech investor, actor and musician; Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, economist, international development expert and former Finance Minister of Nigeria;  Alec Ross, author of "The Industries of the Future," technology policy expert, and senior innovation advisor to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; Natalie Massenet, founder of Net-A-Porter and co-founder and managing partner, Imaginary Ventures; Riccardo Sabatini, scientist and entrepreneur; Jessica Brillhart, immersive director, writer and founder of Vrai Pictures; Dustin Yellin, contemporary artist; Chloe Macintosh, chief creative officer, Soho House, and cofounder, Made.com; Massimo Bottura, chef patron and Food for Soul founder; Marian Goodell, CEO, Burning Man; Giuseppe Sala, Mayor of Milan, and Marco Bizzarri, President and CEO of Gucci.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Okoronkwo Takes Pharmacy to Another Level



Okoronkwo Takes Pharmacy to Another Level

Steve Okonkwo’s Principles of Pharmacy Practice in Nigeria comes handy for Pharmacy students and practicing Pharmacists.

Experts say the book is a valuable manual for quality practice and study of the profession. A product of painstaking research, Principles of Pharmacy Practice in Nigeria will be launched on 27th June 2019 at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

ITUC Global Rights Index 2019: Democracy in Crisis as Brutal Repression Used to Silence Age of Anger



ITUC Global Rights Index 2019: Democracy in Crisis as Brutal Repression Used to Silence Age of Anger

BRUSSELS, 19 June 2019 / PRN Africa / -- The systematic dismantling of the foundations of workplace democracy and the violent repression of strikes and protests put peace and stability at risk, according to the annual ITUC Global Rights Index. Extreme violence against the defenders of workplace rights saw large scale arrests and detentions in India, Turkey and Vietnam.

Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation said, “From Hong Kong to Mauritania, the Philippines to Turkey, governments are attempting to silence the age of anger by constraining freedom of speech and assembly. In 72% of countries, workers had no or restricted access to justice, with severe cases reported in Cambodia, China, Iran  and Zimbabwe.”

Friday, June 21, 2019

Ford Foundation Appoints Marca Bristo and Gbenga Oyebode to its Board of Trustees



Ford Foundation Appoints Marca Bristo and Gbenga Oyebode to its Board of Trustees


20 JUNE 2019
New York, 20 June 2019 — The Ford Foundation announced today that Marca Bristo and Gbenga Oyebode have been elected to serve as members of its Board of Trustees.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

A Political Title is Not a Legacy


From left: The late Chief Awolowo, Dr Azikiwe, Alhaji Balewa, Dr E. M. Endeley and Alhaji Bello at the constitutional conference in London before the Independence in 1960.

Nigerians are so obsessed with political title chasers that they continue to be their ass lickers without asking for their achievements and legacies to posterity?


A political title is not a legacy.
Who remembers the past Presidents of the Nigerian Senate; Dennis Osadebay (1960-1963 NCNC); Nwafor Orizu (1963–1966 NCNC) and Joseph Wayas (1979–1983 NPN)?
How many past senators and representatives do Nigerians remember?


The greatest Nigerian political philosopher, Chief Ọbáfẹ́mi Awólọ́wọ̀; GCFR ( 6 March 1909 – 9 May 1987), was the first Premier of the Western Region and one of the founding fathers of the independence of modern Nigeria. He never became the President or Prime Minister, but he achieved more than the Right Honourable Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe; P.C. (16 November 1904 – 11 May 1996), who was Governor General of Nigeria from 1960 to 1963 and the first President of Nigeria from 1963 to 1966 and the Right Honourable, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa; P.C.(December 1912 – 15 January 1966) who was the only Prime  Minister of Nigeria.
In fact, no other President and Head of State has the outstanding legacies of the great Yoruba sage till date in the nation building of a New Nigeria in the leadership of Africa among the comity of nations in the world.

He was the first African political office holder to introduce free primary education for all and free health care for children which he launched as the  Premier of the Western Region; he established the first television service in Africa in 1959 and the most prolific author among political leaders in the world with over nine books on contemporary political leadership, democracy and good governance.

- By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima,
Author of "The Victory of Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian Dream" and other books. https://www.amazon.com/author/ekenyerengozimichaelchima.


Friday, June 14, 2019

The Lancet: One in Five People Living in an Area Affected by Conflict Has a Mental Health Condition



The Lancet: One in Five People Living in an Area Affected by Conflict Has a Mental Health Condition

GENEVA, 11 June 2019 / PRN Africa / -- New estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO) highlight need for increased, sustained investment in the development of mental health services in areas affected by conflict.

From Myanmar To the Middle East, from Vienna to Nigeria, Support Pours in for KAICIID After Austrian Vote



From Myanmar To the Middle East, from Vienna to Nigeria, Support Pours in for KAICIID After Austrian Vote

Jun 14, 2019, 19:15 WAT
VIENNA, June 15, 2019  /PRNewswire/ -- Following a motion passed on Wednesday in Parliament seeking Austria's  withdrawal from the International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID)'s Council of Parties, messages of support for the Centre have poured in from all areas of its operations across the world.

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Monday, June 10, 2019

Newly Elected Nigerian UN General Assembly President Pledges Focus on ‘Peace and Prosperity' for the Most Vulnerable


UN Photo/Evan Schneider
Ambassador Tijjani Mohammad Bande, newly-elected President of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly. (4 June 2019).

Newly Elected Nigerian UN General Assembly President Pledges Focus on ‘Peace and Prosperity' for the Most Vulnerable


NEW YORK, 04 June 2019 / PRN Africa / -- Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, Nigeria's current UN Permanent Representative, was elected to head the world body by acclamation on Tuesday in the General Assembly Hall in New York  and will succeed Ecuador's Maria Fernanda Espinosa.