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UN declares 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

The United Nations (UN) General Assembly has approved the adoption of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The resolution recognizes “the importance of international tourism, and particularly of the designation of an international year of sustainable tourism for development, in fostering better understanding among peoples everywhere, …

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Oscar Pistorius found guilty of murder

South Africa’s “Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius was, Thursday, found guilty of murdering his girlfriend, in an appeal court ruling that could see him sent back to prison for up to 15 years. The Supreme Court upgraded the 29 year-old Paralympian’s sentence on appeal to murder from “culpable homicide”, for which …

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$14bn needed to revive Lake Chad, reduce youths migrations to Europe – Buhari tells Paris climate confab

President Muhammadu Buhari has said to reduce continued migration of African youths ‎to Europe, $14 billion is needed to revive Lake Chad Basin and save communities dependent on the River Niger from extinction. The president called on developed countries to make strong financial commitments to the fund urgently when he …

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Floodgates of Heaven (2015 Holy Ghost Congress of RCCG) holds December 7-12; See details of Programmes/Sessions

The 18th Holy Ghost Congress of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, holds from December 7 to 12, 2015 with the General Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye and other anointed Ministers of God ministering. This life-changing encounter with the Holy Ghost will take place at the Redemption Camp, Kilometre …

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NOWHERE TO RUN: Nigeria’s Climate and Environmental Crisis… Yar’Adua Foundation to screen documentary at Paris COP 21

Nigeria faces a looming climate and environmental crisis that it can no longer afford to ignore. Creeping effects of climate change and unchecked environmental degradation in communities across the country, now pose monumental socio-economic, political and sustainable development challenges to the nation. With the country’s population projected to an astronomical …

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NIMASA Director General orders rescue of crew members abducted from Polish Vessel

The Acting Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Mr. Haruna Baba Jauro, has directed a full scale investigation and release of the Captain and four crew members of a Polish cargo vessel who were abducted off Nigeria’s coast. Eleven of the crew members were left …

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Support Nigeria and other countries affected by terrorism more – Buhari urges Commonwealth leaders

President Muhammadu Buhari late Friday in Malta called for the establishment of a Commonwealth Committee to oversee the rendering of greater assistance and support to Nigeria and other member-countries which have been adversely affected by the scourge of terrorism. Speaking at a banquet hosted by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II …

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Starwood Hotels, UNICEF celebrate 20 yrs of ‘Check Out for Children’ partnership

Starwood Hotels & Resorts and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Wednesday, celebrated the Check Out for Children initiative, a 20-year partnership that has helped improve the lives of over 4.5 million children. Since 1995, Starwood guests and employees have raised nearly $35 million through Check Out for Children, which …

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