Nigeria's Representative at the United Nation UN, Prof Tijjani Mohammed Bande, has been elected the President of the 74th UN General Assembly. The election took place today June 4th

A native of Zagga in Kebbi State, Muhammed-Bande has had an outstanding career as a scholar and diplomat. He holds M.A in Political Science from Boston University, USA, in 1981 and a PhD in Political Science from the University of Toronto, Canada in 1987.

Between January 2000 and February 2004, he was the Director-General of the Centre African de Formation et de Recherche Administrative pour le Development (CAFRAD) in Tangier, Morocco.

He is to take over from the current President, María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, who steps down on September 17th.

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