Falana tackles National Assembly over budget alterations

Lawyer and rights activist, Femi Falana (SAN), yesterday said that no court of law in Nigeria had given legal backing to the powers of the National Assembly to either rewrite the appropriation bill or increase the budget estimates presented to it by the executive. The silk’s disclosure was in reaction to a statement credited to the National Assembly that its actions at altering the 2017 … Continue reading Falana tackles National Assembly over budget alterations

CLIMATE CHANGE: Macron, Schwarzenegger Throw Shade At Trump

French President Emmanuel Macron has taken another swipe at Donald Trump over the US president’s policy on climate change – this time backed up by the muscle of Arnold Schwarzenegger. In a video on social media, Mr Macron is joined by the Terminator star as he vows to “make the planet great again”. “Make America great again” was Mr Trump’s presidential campaign slogan. Mr Macron … Continue reading CLIMATE CHANGE: Macron, Schwarzenegger Throw Shade At Trump

In London, Secretary-General Guterres spotlights UN reform initiatives to rescue multilateralism

In London, Secretary-General Guterres spotlights UN reform initiatives to rescue multilateralism In a public lecture in London, Secretary-General António Guterres yesterday stressed the need for reforming the United Nations to tackle main challenges the world is facing, including the changing nature of conflict.“I would probably more properly concentrated on what I consider to be three main challenges we are facing in the world today,” he … Continue reading In London, Secretary-General Guterres spotlights UN reform initiatives to rescue multilateralism

UN Airdropping Food to Famine-Stricken Parts of South Sudan

South Sudanese men carry food distributed by the World Food Program in Leer County Southern Leich State in South Sudan. GENEVA — The United Nations reports that aid workers have provided desperately needed food and other humanitarian aid to more than 338,000 South Sudanese facing famine in four key areas of Unity State. U.N. aid agencies have been scaling up relief operations in famine-stricken Unity State … Continue reading UN Airdropping Food to Famine-Stricken Parts of South Sudan