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Nigeria 14th Largest UN Troops Contributing Nation – Report

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Nigeria is the world’s 14th largest troops contributing nation to UN Peacekeeping operations, according to the latest data published by the UN peacekeeping.

The data obtained by the Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York, showed that Nigeria contributed a total of 2, 170 peacekeeping personnel in 2016.

It showed that as at Aug. 31, 2016, Nigeria had provided 403 policemen, 46 military experts and 1,721 troops, out of which 232 were females.

According to the data, the largest contributors to UN peacekeeping missions are Ethiopia with 8,326, India with 7,471 personnel and Pakistan which contributed 7,161.

Jamaica, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Latvia, and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, contributed the least with one each.

According to the report, Nigeria ranks eighth in Africa after Ethiopia, Burkina Faso – 3,036, Egypt – 2,889, Ghana – 2,972, Rwanda – 6,146, Senegal – 3,617 and Tanzania – 2,341.

“As we start this new year (2017), more than 115,000 people from 123 countries work hard to maintain peace.

“They are civilian, police and military personnel deployed in 16 UN peacekeeping missions across the world,” the report said.

It added that the peacekeeping personnel were seconded to work with the UN by member countries.

“They come from nations large and small, rich and poor.

“They bring different cultures and experience to the job, but they are united in their determination to foster peace.”

It said UN peacekeeping helps countries torn by conflict to create conditions for lasting peace.

“Peacekeeping has proven to be one of the most effective tools available to the UN to assist host countries navigate the difficult path from conflict to peace.

“Peacekeeping has unique strengths, including legitimacy, burden sharing, and an ability to deploy and sustain troops and police from around the globe, integrating them with civilian peacekeepers to advance multidimensional mandates.

“UN Peacekeepers provide security and the political and peacebuilding support to help countries make the difficult, early transition from conflict to peace.”

According to the report, UN peacekeeping is guided by three basic principles: consent of the parties; impartiality; and non-use of force except in self-defence and defence of the mandate.

“Peacekeeping is flexible and over the past two decades has been deployed in many configurations.

“There are currently 16 UN peacekeeping operations deployed on four continents.

“Today’s multidimensional peacekeeping operations are called upon not only to maintain peace and security, but also to facilitate the political process, protect civilians, assist in the disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration of former combatants; support the organisation of elections, protect and promote human rights and assist in restoring the rule of law.

“Success is never guaranteed, because UN Peacekeeping almost by definition goes to the most physically and politically difficult environments.

“However, we have built up a demonstrable record of success over our 60 years of existence, including winning the Nobel Peace Prize.”

Source: Vanguard

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Dr Anu Adepoju Of Med Contour Reportedly Suspended From Medical Practice

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Dr. Anu Adepoju of Med Contour has reportedly been suspended from practising by the Nigerian Medical and Dental board.

Twitter influencer and doctor, Dr. olufunmilayo shared the new via his Twitter page, noting that the board reached its decision after an investigation into the death of one of her patients as well as another who had complications from surgery.

Recall that an Instagram Influencer, Omohtee called out Dr Anu Adepoju earlier in the year for ruining her buttocks after suffering complications from a surgical procedure despite paying the sum of 1.5 million naira for a Brazilian butt lift.

Anu Adepoju was also alleged to have killed a beauty queen in 2018, the result of a failed procedure.

According to Dr. Olufunmilayo, Anu graduated from College of Medicine, Unilag in 2017 and performed plastic surgery on a patient in December 2018 when she was a House Officer.

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Davido celebrates his mum on her posthumous birthday

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David Adedeji Adeleke (born November 21, 1992), better known as David’s mum, Veronica Adeleke, would have turned a year older today November 23.

He posted this throwback photo of he and his mum on his Instagram this afternoon with the caption;

”Happy Birthday Mama … love and miss you always”

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Death threats issued on WizKid associates by 30BG crew is unbelievable – Kemi Olunloyo

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Kemi Olunloyo known for holding controversial opinions has disclosed that Wizkid and Davido have taken their feud to another level.

According to a post sighted on her social media page, she has alleged that the 30 Billion Geng crew of Nigerian artist Davido are threatening the associates of Wizkid outside Nigeria.

Kemi Olunloyo has however urged Davido to control his crew members or anyone behind it because they can be arrested.

Her tweet reads:

The COLD WAR going on between Davido and WizKid could destroy the Nigerian music business. The DEATH ☠️threats metted upon WizKid associates by 30BG crew is unbelievable. Fans have no idea! Davido should control his crew ASAP. Most of this is happening abroad
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This one is WORSE than Toyin Abraham vs Liz Anjorin. The fan threats was why I called
@Opetodolapo in and settled it fast. One fan sent a message to Lizzy to pay him 500K to kill Toyin and her baby. Wizkid & Davido’s crew are fighting in foreign territory. Anyone can be arrested

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