Nigerian delegates attend Abu Dhabi UN Climate meeting

Nigeria is among 1,000 delegates from 150 countries participating at the ongoing United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Climate Change and Environment High-level Climate meeting to discuss emerging political issues on climate change. Mr Seyifunmi Adebote, the Leader of Nigeria’s Youth Delegate to the meeting made this known in a statement on Sunday, that the event was holding at the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi from June 30 to July 1. Adebote said the meeting was structured to evaluate and strengthen the initiatives, commitments, and achievements that would be announced at…

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Switzerland player Ismaili missing in swimming accident in Italy

Switzerland forward Florijana Ismaili has been declared missing after a swimming accident on Lake Como in Italy, her club said on Sunday. The 24-year-old Ismaili has played for the BSC Young Boys women’s team since 2011 and is the club’s captain. “BSC Young Boys have been informed that our player Florijana Ismaili has been missing since Saturday afternoon on Lake Como after a swimming accident,” a statement on their website said. “Searches by the police continue. We are very concerned and have not given up the hope that everything will…

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Jamaica confirms participation of top athletics stars at Pan American Games

Elaine Thompson and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce have been confirmed by the Jamaican Olympic Committee as the next great stars who will be competing at the Pan American Games. Thompson became a double Olympic champion at Rio 2016 with gold medals in the 100 and 200 metres. Fraser-Pryce has seven World Championship titles and two Olympic gold medals of her own from Beijing 2008 and London 2012. The organisers of the games, in a statement with less than four weeks until the start of the continent’s biggest sports festival, said the development…

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AUPCTRE urges reinstatement of dismissed NIMC staff

The Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Service (AUPCTRE) has appealed to the Secretary to the Government of Federation (SGF) to order the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to reinstate its dismissed staff. The Acting General-Secretary of AUPCTRE, Mr Raphael Imade, made the appeal in a statement on Sunday in Abuja. Imade said that the union challenged the dismissal of the staff at the National Industrial Court (NIC) and the case was decided in favour of AUPCTRE. According to him, NIC order that the workers should…

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London’s iconic Tower Bridge celebrates 125th anniversary

The Tower bridge  London’s iconic Tower Bridge celebrates its 125th anniversary on Sunday with exhibitions and special offers. The bridge Officially opened on June 30, 1894, and  has become the defining landmark of the British capital. It welcomed a record breaking of  864,652 visitors in 2018. Chris Earlie, head of Tower Bridge, told Xinhua: `It has a century and a quarter to make its impact, but I think even from day one that there is no way to get away from the fact that it was one of the most…

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Building strong institutions and the security chiefs

President Buhari  By Idoko Ainoko  The second term of President Muhammadu is a month’s  old by today. As usual, Nigerians are very anxious and expectant of the caliber of men and women Mr. President would recruit to assist his administration in the #NextLevel. Ardent critics of the Buhari Presidency have been consistent that his first tenure which just  expired failed to fully meet it’s targets. The experience was inevitable  given the pressure politicians in Nigeria mount on any leader over appointments of surrogates into government. And even granted the proven…

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