Nations General Assembly & President Goodluck Jonathan
The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) is the process established in 2003 to prevent conflict diamonds from entering the mainstream rough diamond market. Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan, GCFR, BNER, GCON (born 20 November 1957) is the 14th Head of State and current President of Nigeria./5
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Poor, Living Large By Okey Ndibe I don’t know of a single African head of state who made a memorable speech during last week’s United Nations General Assembly. No African leader – and certainly not President Goodluck Jonathan – outlined a bold program for tackling the menace of poverty, or the rampant violence that is, in part, a by-product of deepening destitution. Yet, African delegates to the annual UN talkfest distinguished themselves in one department: living large. A New York affiliate of NBC, one of America’s three major networks, highlighted the shame of African delegates living it up in New York City even as most of their citizens groan under the weight of poverty. Rather than sum up or paraphrase, I reproduce below the text of the report. As diplomats congregate for the United Nations General Assembly, delegations from some of the poorest countries in the world are spending extravagantly in New York City while their homelands struggle, NBC 4 New York's I-Team has discovered. “The lav ...
Nasir El-Rufai: "Tony who?" - By Dr. Hakeem Baba Ahmed is a view about Tony Blair's recent opinions about the Nigerian opposition, GEJ and the rest of our citizens.Enjoy. “If the man talking nonsense is a fool, the man listening should not be.” Hausa Proverb A curious story in one of the news dailies a few days ago said that former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair advised our President Goodluck Jonathan to disregard the voice of Nigerian opposition and other citizens who complain over his policies. The paper reported that Mr Blair was responding to Jonathan’s long list of achievements and initiatives-in-the-pipeline that will improve the economy, security and the electoral process, and his lamentations that these are poorly appreciated by Nigerians. The occasion was a business and investment roundtable organized on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly at which Blair was invited as a guest of the President. Mr Blair was reported to have urged our President to disregard opposition part ...
Pictured from left to right, President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan, President Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan, Bill Gates, co-chair and trustee of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Polio Survivor Ramesh Ferris, President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria, Wilfred J. Wilkinson, chair Rotary Foundation Trustees, and Dr. Margaret Chan, director-general of World Health Organisaton, at a high level event, 'The Legacy of a Polio-Free World', at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City,Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. The event highlighted progress and challenges in the effort to achieve global eradication of polio. (Stuart Ramson/Insider Images for UN Foundation) — at United Nations HQ General Assembly Hall.
Jonathan, Ban In Closed Door Meeting 25.09.2012, 14:02 Local President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday met with the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, as the 67th Session of the United Nations General Assembly began in New York The UN Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria reports that shortly after receiving the president, both parties went into a closed door meeting. NAN learnt they discussed recent developments in Nigeria, how best to enhance the fight against piracy in the Gulf of Guinea as well as the implementation International Court of Justice judgement on Bakassi . According to a source, they also agreed on the pressing need for stabilisation of the political situation in Mali and for a concerted international approach to problems in Guinea-Bissau, Darfur, and Sudan-South Sudan. NAN also learnt that they discussed terrorism in the Sahel and the importance ofsocio-economic factors in reducing it by ensuring increased investment in agriculture, education and employment.
A plane with President Goodluck Jonathan has reportedly left Nigeria's capital, Abuja, several hours before the Nigerian leader was scheduled to depart to New York to attend this year's United Nations General Assembly.it was learnt that the secretive maneuver meant that the president was most likely headed for Germany to see his ailing wife.
With an eye on public relations stunt, President Goodluck Jonathan plans to reunite with his ailing wife, Patience next weekend, and thereafter head out with her the following day to the United Nations General Assembly in New York against doctor’s advice.
New York, - Here's a full Statement by Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan to the General Debate of the 66th United Nations General Assembly, UN Headquarters, New York
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