Saturday, September 18, 2021

World

September 18, 2021

Buhari to attend 76th UN General Assembly in New York

The president will hold bilateral meetings with other world leaders and heads of international development organisations.

President Muhammadu Buhari
September 17, 2021

UNICEF protests govt shutting 77 million children out of school

UNICEF says the world faces an education crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has left nearly 77 million children shut out of the classroom for the past 18 months.

September 16, 2021

UN envoy meets new Afghan interior minister wanted by U.S.

On Thursday, Deborah Lyons, head of the UN mission in Afghanistan met Sirajuddin Haqqani to fashion ways for the country to head off soaring humanitarian crisis.

Deborah Lyons and Taliban spokesman, Suhail Shaheen
September 16, 2021

COVID-19: France suspends 3,000 health workers for being unvaccinated

Olivier Veran, France’s health minister, has announced the suspension of about 3000 health workers who have not received the COVID-19 vaccines.

Emmanuel Macron
September 16, 2021

634,800 Afghans displaced by conflicts in 2021: Report

The displaced families, mostly women and children, have no access to health facilities and schooling.

September 16, 2021

UK awards 50 Nigerians Chevening scholarships

The UK government says it has awarded scholarships to 50 Nigerians to study in London through its Chevening Scholarship Programme.

September 15, 2021

Three die in Indonesian cargo aircraft crash

Accidents involving light aircraft in Papau are common.

A crashed plane used to illustrate this story (Credit: CNN)
September 15, 2021

Taliban seizes $12m from former top Afghan officials

The central bank issued a circular to local banks last week asking them to freeze the accounts of politically exposed individuals linked to the previous government.

Taliban leader, Abdul Ghani Baradar and Amrullah Saleh
September 15, 2021

COVID-19: U.S. cooking up stories to nail China, envoy says

Beijing has striven to push back the blame for the spread of the global pandemic which broke out in Wuhan in December 2019.

Joe Biden and Xi Jinping
September 15, 2021

Climate Change: Osinbajo accuses wealthier nations of defunding gas projects

“But worse, we are being compelled to make disproportionately huge sacrifices as the wealthier countries continue full speed on defunding gas projects.”

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo