Buhari gives farewell speech to UN General Assembly, restates commitment to handover in 2023

President Buhari addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York

President Muhammadu Buhari addressed the UN General Assembly on Wednesday for the last time as Nigeria’s leader. In his farewell speech, he told the global body that his administration was determined to entrench a process of free, fair, transparent and credible elections through which Nigerians would elect their leaders. “As president, I have set the goal that one of the enduring legacies I would leave is to entrench a process of free, fair, transparent and credible elections. “It is through that mechanism that Nigerians will elect leaders of their choice,’’…

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Buhari departs Nigeria to attend last UN Assembly 

…A’isha, Govs. on entourage President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to depart Abuja, today, Sunday, for New York, United States, to attend the annual meeting of world leaders, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA77). It will be President Buhari’s last attendance at UNGA as Head of State. On the entourage of the President are the First Lady, A’isha Buhari, some Governors, Ministers and top government officials. The theme for the 77th session, which opened on Tuesday, is: “A watershed Moment: Transformative Solutions to Interlocking Challenges”. Key topics of discussion at the…

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Buhari to address 77th UN General Assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to depart Abuja on Sunday to attend the 77th General Assembly of the United Nations (UNGA77). He will address the UNGA on Sept. 21, his media aide, Mr Femi Adesina stated in Abuja on Saturday. “Aside his National Statement, the president will also participate in high level meetings and side events including the Nigeria International Economic Partnership Forum (NIEPF),’’ he stated. The forum is convened by Nigeria in partnership with the Business Council for International Understanding. Adesina added that the president would also participate in the…

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UNGA-76: Buhari lectures world leaders on undemocratic governance, human rights abuses injustice, inequalities and conflict resolution

…Asks G-20 to cancel Nigeria’s debt after fresh $4bn, €710m loan request Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday told the United Nations General Assembly, (UNGA), that the best way to deal with conflicts is to go beyond their symptoms and tackle immediate causes. Delivering Nigeria’s remarks at the 76th session of the UNGA in New York, the Nigerian president noted that there is a need for sustained investments and more international cooperation to end human rights abuses, poverty and inequalities in countries as there can be no quick fix to…

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UNGA president pledges not to let corruption continue unchecked

President of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Volkan Bozkir, said the effects of corruption are “detrimental to all of society” and it should not be allowed to continue unchecked. “We cannot pretend that there were no issues before the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “Transnational financial crime and corruption are unfortunately commonplace in our interconnected, interdependent world,” said Bozkir during the first day of a special session convened to galvanise political will to fight the scourge. The UNGA president, or the PGA, said that corruption affects decision-making…

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