Trump will be foolish to deploy forces to South Korea – North Korea

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) said that the United States preparations to invade the DPRK has reached “a serious phase of its scenario”. “If the U.S. dares opt for a military action, crying out for ‘preemptive attack’ and ‘removal of the headquarters,’ the DPRK is ready to react to any mode of war……

Malala to become youngest UN Messenger of Peace

Malala Yousafzai, the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, is to become the youngest UN Messenger of Peace, the organisation’s chief said on Friday. Yousafzai, 19, will be appointed on Monday by UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, and will help to promote girls’ education around the world as part of her new role. The Pakistani……

Harmonize your biometrics platforms, UN tells Nigeria

The UN has called on Nigeria to harmonise its multiple biometric platforms for more efficiency. The UN Deputy Secretary-General, Ms Amina Mohammed, stated this on Friday when she received Nigeria’s delegates to the 50th session of the UN Commission on Population and Development in New York. She said that a central body for the biometrics……

US retaliates, fires 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles on Syrian airbase

The United States has gotten itself directly involved in the ongoing civil war in Syria. In retaliation for a suspected poison gas attack on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib which killed at least 86 people, including 27 children, the United States fired fifty-nine cruise missiles at a government-controlled airbase in Syria. Pentagon…

Boko Haram: UN calls for cooperation between Army divisions

United Nations Civil – Military Coordinators led by Maj Gen Moses Bisong Obi (Rtd) have called for closer cooperation between 8 Task Force Division and the Coordinators. Maj Gen Obi made the call during a visit yesterday to the Division Headquarters in Monguno. He explained that the purpose of the visit was to review civil…

Newly Confirmed Ambassadors-Designate Deployed

Femi Adesina, Abuja: President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate deployment of four out of the newly appointed Ambassadors-Designate as follows: 1. Professor Tijjani Bande, (Kebbi State) to proceed as Nigeria’s Ambassador/Representative to the Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations Headquarters in New York. 2. Itegboje Sunday Samson (Edo State) to proceed as…

128 die in sea trying to enter Europe – UN

The International Organisation on Migration has disclosed that 128 migrants, comprising Nigerians and other West Africans, died while crossing the Mediterranean Sea to Europe between March 6 and 26, 2017. The UN agency in a statement by its spokesman, Flavio Di Giacomo, stated that the number made it 649 deaths recorded in the first 86…

U.S. envoy accuses UN of aiding ‘corrupt’ Congo govt

The U.S. ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, on Wednesday accused the world body’s peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo to aiding a government that was “corrupt and preys on its citizens.” Haley made the accusation while briefing the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. “The UN peacekeeping mission is mandated to partner……

Slave Trade: UN pays tribute to achievements of African diaspora

The UN Secretary-General António Guterres has paid tribute to the achievements of African diaspora, who rose above the chains and pains of slave trade to impact humanity. Guterres, in his message to the 2017 International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, expressed regret over the pains of slave……

Zimbabwe Opposition Parties Clamour For UN To Conduct Elections

Opposition parties in Zimbabwe on Wednesday in Harare demanded that next year’s presidential elections should be conducted by a committee set up by the United Nations and African Union because they had lost confidence in the neutrality of the nation’s electoral umpire. Leaders from several political parties, including Movement for Democratic Change’s Morgan Tsvangirai, told…

UN report: Nigeria’s human development index low, ranks 152 out of 188

The United Nations Development Programme on Tuesday released its 2016 Human Development Reports. It showed that Nigeria’s Human Development Index (HDI) value for 2015 is 0.527, which put the country in the low human development category. The HDI rank positions Nigeria at 152 out of 188 countries and territories. The Human Development Index (HDI) is…

World Happiness Report 2017: Nigeria Ranked 6th In Africa

Nigeria has been ranked 6th in Africa in the latest World Happiness Report of 2017 and 95th in the World. The Report, ranks 155 countries by their happiness levels. Despite the economic recession, Nigerians are Africa’s sixth happiest people, according to the new report released on Monday that called on nations to build social trust…

UN sounds alarm over Trump’s foreign aid cuts

The United Nations has raised an alarm over the reduction of US contribution to the world body saying it could ‘undermine the impact of longer-term reform efforts’ especially as the world is facing its worst humanitarian crisis since the end of the Second World War. Reacting to the development, chief Antonio Guterres, the spokesman for…

World facing largest humanitarian crises, UN says

The United Nations has revealed that the world is facing its largest humanitarian crises since the UN was established in 1945 with more than 20 million people in four countries at risk of starvation and famine. According to a UN humanitarian chief, about 20 million people in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and Nigeria face starvation…

South Africa withdraws from quitting ICC

Months after declaring its intention to quit the International Criminal Court (ICC), the South African government has withdrawn its intention to leave the Hague-based war crimes tribunal after its High Court blocked the government’s bid to pull out. According to a notification sent to U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres South Africa is revoking its decision because…

UN rights chief warns U.S. against mass expulsion of migrants

UN Rights Chief, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, on Wednesday, warned that mass expulsions of migrants from the U.S. would violate international law unless each deportee got fair process. Al-Hussein said this in Geneva as he delivered a broad rebuke of the new U.S. leadership. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security had taken steps to deport immigrants……

#InternationalWomensDay: ‘Be Bold for Change’ Saraki Urges Nigerian Women

The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, celebrates the 2017 theme of International Women’s Day, ‘Be Bold For Change’, in recognition of all women in leadership throughout Nigeria! In a Press Statement signed by his Special Assistant on Gender Advocacy, Ms. Fatima Mohammed Kakuri, Saraki stated that International Women’s Day presents an opportunity every year…

Boko Haram: UN Security Council seeks More support for IDPs in Borno

The United Nations Security Council has appealed to humanitarian agencies in Born state to do more in areas of assistance, particularly on food and medication for Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs. The team also called on humanitarian community to step up operations in the north-east to obtain first-hand information on the ongoing crisis in that area….

SDGs: United Nation Commends Nigeria’s Domestication Progress

Clair Adelabu-Abdulrazak, Abuja: The United Nations has described Nigeria as a leader in domesticating the sustainable development goals -SDGs. At a “UNITAR learning conference” organized by the United Nations Institute for training—UNITAR and the ministry of budget and planning, UN Assistant secretary general Nikhil Seth, said “Nigeria has kept the momentum of the SDGs alive….

Aisha Mohammed takes oath of office, resumes duty as UN deputy secretary-general

The immediate former minister of environment, Amina Mohammed has resumed duty as the deputy secretary-general of the United Nations (UN). Antonio Guterres, secretary-general of the UN, administered the oath her, at the UN headquarters in New York. The ceremony was attended by the governors of Ogun and Borno state, Ibikunle Amosun and Kashim Shetimma. Guterres appointed her……

FAMINE: Hungry South Sudanese eat weeds, water lilies to survive

In a bid to fight the debilitating pangs of hunger, hundreds of thousands of wizened South Sudanese families have resorted to eating weeds and water lilies to survive famine which has hit the war-torn country. Among the hungry many are more than 100,000 people that the United Nations says face imminent starvation in the counties…

Boko Haram has recruited 2,000 child soldiers – UN

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says Boko Haram recruited about 2,000 children in 2016 as child soldiers. UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, disclosed this during a meeting of global leaders in Paris, on the anniversary of the Paris Commitments to end the use of children in conflict. According to Lake, it was difficult to…

United Nations Declares Famine In South Sudan

Three UN agencies said on Monday declared famine in parts of South Sudan. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the UN children’s fund UNICEF and the World Food Programme (WFP) said no fewer than 100,000 people are facing starvation in parts of violence-plagued South Sudan. “Famine is currently affecting parts of Unity…

UN condemns Boko Haram attacks in Borno

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) has condemned the attacks on Maiduguri by suspected female suicide bombers on Thursday night and Friday, in which at least eight persons reportedly lost their lives. The Deputy Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General, Mr Farhan Haq, said the UN OCHA “is alarmed by the…

Barrow says Gambia will not quit ICC

Newly sworn-in President of the Gambia Adama Barrow has declared that his country will not quit the International Court of Justice (ICC) in a move which reverses the previous administration’s plan to withdraw from the tribunal. President Barrow made the pledge during the campaign to undo Yahya Jammeh’s decision, restore human rights and repair the…

Libyan warring parties close to consensus – UN envoy

The warring factions laying legitimacy to the Government of Libya are close to reach a consensus after years of political instability in the country, Martin Kobler, the Secretary-General Special Representative and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has said. Kobler told the Security Council on Wednesday that the warring parties in the……

UN says 201 million people will be jobless in 2017

The United Nations through its secretary-general, António Guterres has disturbingly revealed that over 201 million people will be jobless in 2017. The new UN chief, also revealed in his message to the UN commission for social development, that an additional 2.7 million people will join the list by 2018. He said the world was currently…

201million People Will Be Jobless In 2017 – UN

The United Nations Secretary-general, António Guterres has revealed that more than 200 million people will go jobless in the year 2017. The UN Secretary-general expressed his concerns in his message to the commission for social development. António Guterres who further revealed that an additional 2.7 million people will be jobless in 2018 said the world……

IPOB: Nnamdi Kanu to drag Buhari, security agencies to UN, ICC

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu has threatened to drag the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to the United Nations (UN) and International Criminal Court (ICC). His lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, said Kanu will go to any legal length to get justice over his incarceration. “We must get justice, we are at the…

Education now at its lowest point in Nigeria – NANS President

…Pledges to partner anti-corruption agencies to root out corruption in tertiary institutions.  Calls on government to look into the alleged corruption cases involving FUTA and Michael Okpara VCs The leadership of National Association of Nigerian Students has added a voice to the growing concern by stakeholders and other well meaning Nigeria over the worsening state…

SERAP, NUJ drag FG to UN over crackdown on journalists

Following the arrest of Premium Times publisher and a correspondent with the online newspaper by the Nigerian Police, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) have dragged the Nigerian government to the United Nations (UN). The groups sent an urgent appeal to Mr. David Kaye, UN Special Rapporteur on…

Arrest of Journalists: SERAP, NUJ drag FG, others to UN over ‘crackdown’

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) have sent an urgent appeal to Mr. David KAYE, UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, requesting him to “urgently intervene to prevail on the Federal Government, the Nigerian Army, police and…

Yahya Jammeh: 45,000 people have fled Gambia – UN

The United Nations on Friday disclosed that more than 45,000 people have fled The Gambia this month. Tension has remained high in the tiny West African state as its ousted leader, Yahya Jammeh faced a midday deadline to leave office. President Yahya Jammeh, who conceded defeat after he lost the December 1 Presidential election to…

CAN fingers Council of Imams in alleged plot to wipe out christians in Kaduna

Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has branded Kaduna State Council of Imams and Ulamas as part of the evil network whose sole aim is to decimate the Christian population in Southern Kaduna. CAN was reacting to the statement credited to the Islamic clerics who demanded that CAN president, Dr. Samson Ayokunle, the Senator Representing Southern…

UN begins investigation into Southern Kaduna killings

Mallam Nasiru El-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State Dr Agnes CALLAMARD, Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions, United Nations, UN, has confirmed that the body is probing recent allegations of killings of over 800 citizens mostly women, children and the elderly in Southern Kaduna by suspected herdsmen, and to identify the perpetrators and bring…

We are investigating attacks, killings in Southern Kaduna – UN

The United Nations says it is currently investigating the alleged killings of over 800 people, mostly women and children in Southern Kaduna. UN made the disclosure in response to a petition by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, dated December 30 and was contained in a statement signed by SERAP’s Executive Director, Adetokumbo Mumuni….

Car bomb wounds four UN guards in Mogadishu

Mogadishu car bomb A car bomb wounded no fewer than four UN guards when it exploded near a United Nations compound in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, police said on Wednesday. Al Qaeda-allied al Shabaab insurgents claimed responsibility for the attack. Major Nur Osman, a police officer at the scene, told newsmen that they could confirm that…

Day People with Disabilities (PwDs) decried discrimination, exclusion

A cross-section of People with Disabilities (PWDs) at the program Ending stigma and discrimination against PwDs as well as achieving social inclusion are crucial for the successful realization of “Leaving no one behind,” one of the key themes of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) People with Disabilities (PwDs) in Sumaila Local Government Area…

Southern Kaduna killings: SERAP drags FG to UN

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has petitioned Ms. Agnes Callamard, Special Rapporteur on extra-judicial, summary or arbitrary executions, urging her to “prevail on the Nigerian authorities to halt further killings of innocent citizens in Southern Kaduna.” The group also demanded investigation into recent alleged killing of over 800 citizens, mostly women, children and the…

UN warns against ‘unacceptable’ water, sanitation crisis in Lagos

United Nations human rights expert, Léo Heller, on Thursday, called for increased funding for water and sanitation in the 2017 budget to address the needs of 21 million residents of Lagos. Heller, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights to water and sanitation, commented on the budget, after it was presented by Gov. Akinwumi Ambode to…

UN distributes 22,000 condoms in Calabar

The United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, has distributed 22,224 condoms during its “Wise Up Cross River” campaign at Calabar Christmas village. Olamide Onifade, Head, Monitoring and Evaluation Unit, UNFPA, in a statement said that since December 1 when the activities commenced at the village preparatory to the annual Calabar Carnival, 806 persons had been tested…

Magu’s rejection: SERAP petitions UN, says Senate’s action politically motivated

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has petitioned the United Nation’s Special Rapporteur, Michel Forst, over alleged “intimidation, harassment and unfair treatment against the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, by the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. SERAP said the senate was apparently working with other…

Amina Mohammed confirmed as UN Deputy Secretary-General

Nigeria’s Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed has been confirmed as the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations. The announcement was made on Thursday by the new UN Secretary-General António Guterres through his spokesperson, Mr Stephane Dujarric. “Incoming Secretary-General António Guterres has announced his Deputy. Welcome back to the @UN @AminaJMohammed!” it read. Few days ago, Nigeria’s government reacted…

Buhari In Front-line To Pressure Jammeh

President Muhammadu Buhari, his Liberian and Ghanian counterparts, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and John Mahama, will on Tuesday, leave for Banjul to put diplomatic pressure on President Yahya Jammeh to transit power to President-elect Adama Barrow. The UN Security Council made the plan known while briefing newsmen after a closed-door meeting by the 15- member on the…

UN pays tribute to Ban Ki-moon’s service to humanity

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon The UN General Assembly on Monday paid a glowing tribute to outgoing Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for his service to humanity over the past decade. The tribute followed the adoption of a resolution by which the 193-member body acknowledged Ban’s contributions to the work of the UN and noteworthy achievements. The…

UN Job: Amina Mohammed remains our minister – Presidency

The Presidency has reacted to media reports on the purported appointment of the Minister of Environment, Mrs. Amina Mohammed, as Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, saying “she remains our Minister of Environment.’’ In a tweet on Sunday in Abuja, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Malam Garba Shehu, assured…

Falcons: SERAP drags FG, NFF to UN

A human rights group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has petitioned the UN Working Group on the issues of discrimination against women in law and in practice. He, therefore, requested the body to use its mandate and position to urgently order the Nigerian government and the Nigerian Football Federation, NFF, to clear the allowances…

AWCON: SERAP drags FG, NFF to UN over unfair treatment of Falcons

Super Falcons The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has petitioned the UN Working Group on the issues of discrimination against women in law and in practice requesting the body to use its mandates and position to urgently request the Nigerian government and the Nigerian Football Federation to end the discriminatory and unfair treatment of…

Four Billion People Lack Internet Access

Almost four billion people still lack access to online platform through the internet, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs says, pledging to tackle the divide. Lenni Montiel, Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development at the department, stated this on Tuesday at the 11th annual UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF), which opened in Jalisco, Mexico. Montiel…

North-East Nigeria To Get $1 Billion Support

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) has called for government, donor agencies and private sector support in the provision of one billion dollars to deliver life-saving assistance in North-east Nigeria. Mr Peter Lundberg, the UNOCHA Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, made the appeal at a news conference and the inauguration of the…

Nigeria’s humanitarian crisis largest in Africa – UN

The Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator of the United Nations, UN, for Nigeria, Peter Lundberg, on Friday said the humanitarian crisis in the North East is the largest in African. Lundberg made the remark during a Press Conference organised by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affair, OCHA, in Abuja. The press conference was…

Boys outnumber girls in the world – UN

A report by United Nations, released on Friday has revealed that girls are substantially outnumbered by boys in the world. UN, however, called on countries to invest in girls as the majority of the world’s 10-year-olds live in developing countries. This year’s ‘State of the World Population’ report made available by the United Nations Population…

N’Korea threatens ‘tougher retaliation’ after UN increased sanctions

Days after it was slammed with stiffer sanctions by the United Nations Security Council, the government of North Korea has warned of “tougher counter measures for self-defence”. In its reply after the imposed sanctions regarded as the strongest-ever on Pyongyang, the country’s foreign ministry issued a statement on Thursday saying the UNSC’s move is, “another…

South Sudan denies UN claim of ethnic cleansing

Authorities in South Sudan have denied clams by the UN that a process of ethnic cleansing is underway amid civil war in the country. While strongly denying the claim, President Salva Kiir, whose troops were accused of using starvation, rape and the burning of villages as weapons of war said nothing of that nature has…

UN slams North Korea with tougher sanctions

The United Nations in response to North Korea‘s fifth and largest nuclear test yet, has slammed the Asian nation with tougher sanctions. The UN Security council following a sitting unanimously approved a resolution targeting wide range of sanctions in response to the September test by North Korea. Read also: Partial face veil ban approved by…

Sustain return of Northeast IDPs -UN official

IDPs The former UN Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mohamed Safieldin, said Nigerian government and the international community should sustain the return of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Northeast. Safieldin said the move by the IDPs to voluntarily return to communities liberated from the Boko Haram was commendable. The UN official said there was a…

Northeast IDPs need 30,000mt of food monthly – UN official

United-Nations No fewer than 30,000 metric tonnes of food is required to feed the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) caused by Boko Haram insurgency in Northeastern Nigeria, a UN official, Mohamed Safieldin, says. Safieldin, the immediate past UN Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, said the monthly requirement was currently not being met. “The available humanitarian aid…

Nigerian Appointed UN Registrar of Criminal Tribunal

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced the appointment of  a Nigerian, Mr. Olufemi Elias, as Registrar of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals. The appointment made public on Monday takes effect from Jan. 1, 2017. Until his appointment, Elias he been serving as the Executive Secretary of the World Bank Administrative Tribunal since July…

We won’t corporate with UN team, Burundi officials say

The government of Burundi led by Pierre Nkurunziza has refused to corporate with a U.N. inquiry into months of political violence, claiming that accusations of abuses by its officials were part of a political plot by the international body. Following clashes and killings since protests erupted in 2015 against the president’s decision to seek a…

5m displaced people need food in Nigeria – UN

United-Nations The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has warned that Boko Haram insurgency and rising inflation have left more than five million people in northeast Nigeria facing acute food insecurity. The UN agriculture agency has appealed for 25 million dollars through May 2017 to support irrigated vegetable production and micro-gardening in the dry season, as…

After Sacking ICC, Burundi Bars UN

The Government of Burundi on Thursday refused to cooperate with a U.N. inquiry into months of political violence after announcing plans to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC). Government officials say the accusations of abuses by UN officials were part of a political plot. This is coming shortly after the Burundi government announced plans…

2016 children’s day: UNICEF decries violation of children’s rights

Despite enormous progress realized for children since the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989, the rights of millions of children are being violated every day, UNICEF said today as it marks ongoing celebrations following Universal Children’s Day on Sunday. “With conflicts, crises, and crushing poverty putting millions of children’s…

Declare IMN a terrorist organization now – Rights Group tells UN

A human rights group, Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET) has called on the United Nation mission in Nigeria to prevail on the United Nations General Assembly to designate the IMN as a terrorist organization. CESJET described the penchant of the IMN, which has vowed not to respect the Nigerian government, to attack…

After Trump victory, N’Korea seeks to normalize relationships with US

The emergence of Donald Trump as President-elect of the United States of America has seen nations which were hitherto unfriendly with America seeking to normalize relationship with the world power. The government of North Korea has signaled its intention to stabilize its relationship with America as it will pursue its policy of “simultaneous development” of…

UN challenges Nigeria to present qualified candidates for jobs

United-Nations The UN has challenged Nigeria to push its qualified citizens forward for appointment and employment positions at the UN. Director, Learning, Development and Human Resource Services of the UN, Mr Victor Kisob, threw the challenge when Mrs Joan Ayo, Chairman, Federal Civil Service Commission, visited him. Ayo had led a delegation from the commission…

Over 14.8million IDPs need assistance – UN

The United Nations, UN, has harped on the need for food, shelter, improved security, water, education, health services, among others, for Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs across the country, saying no fewer than 14.8 million IDPs are currently in need of urgent humanitarian assistance. This was disclosed by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian…

UNO Commend Nigerian Army For International Best Practice

Col. M. A. Anka, Abuja: The United Nations Organization (UNO) has commended the Nigerian Army for being professional in handling Boko Haram terrorism and insurgency especially in the North East Nigeria, saying their conduct was exemplary and it is in line with international best practices. The Special Assistant to United Nations Secretary General (SRSG), Office…

21 Aid workers abducted from UN compound

United-Nations Lam Tungwar, Information Minister for Northern Liech State, South Sudan, on Tuesday confirmed that 21 humanitarian workers were abducted by gunmen over the weekend. Tungwar said in Juba that youths allied to opposition leader Riek Machar overrun the town of Nhialdiu on Sunday and abducted the aid workers who were residing in a UN…

UN Seeks DHQ Support On Chemical and Biological Weapons

The National Secretary of Authority on chemical and Biological weapons convention Mr O.D Ilariogun has appealed to the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin to support the agency in its bid to curb the proliferations of Biological and Chemical weapons in Africa and the world at large. Mr. Ilariogun made the appeal…

UN faults Kenya for deporting South Sudan rebel spokesman

The United Nations has declared in a statement that Kenya’s deportation of South Sudan’s rebel spokesman James Gatdet Dak (a registered refugee) back to his home country where he faces risk of abuse breaches international law. UN refugee agency spokeswoman Cecile Pouilly said the agency was “deeply concerned” about Gatdet’s wellbeing, calling his forced removal…

UN Schools Elect Nigerian Student As First Female President

Nigerian Senior Secondary School student, Miss Chinemenma Emma-Ugoji, has emerged the first female President of the General Assembly of Nigerian International Secondary Schools Model United Nations (NISSMUN). The student of Premier Academy, Lugbe in Abuja, was elected at the  won the 12th edition of NISSMUN annual conference. The conference held at the International Conference Centre in Abuja from Oct….

UN frees 876 children arrested for alleged Boko Haram ties

The UN has negotiated the release of nearly 900 children detained by Nigeria’s army and security forces after they have retaken land from Boko Haram militants, a senior official said. The 876 children had been held in the barracks in Maiduguri, UNICEF’S Regional Director for Western and Central Africa, Manuel Fontaine, said after visiting the…

2016 deadliest year for migrants in Mediterranean- UN

Some of the migrants from Libya: AP The UN refugee agency on Wednesday described this year as the deadliest ever for migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe, with at least 3,800 people having drowned. William Spindler, Spokesman for UN refugee agency, announced the grim milestone in Berlin. Meanwhile, the Doctors Without Borders (MSF)…

South Africa writes UN, seeks withdrawal from ICC

Spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moo, identified as Stephane Dujarric has confirmed the UN’s receipt of South Africa’s withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, which will take effect one year from Oct. 19. According to Dujarric, the instrument of withdrawal document, seen by Reuters on Thursday, has been assessed by the United Nations…

UN summit agrees on new global urban agenda

Barbara Hendricks German Building Minister, Barbara Hendricks on Friday said that new global guidelines on how to solve problems stemming from the rapid growth of cities have been set down. She said that the set down was arrived at the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development held in the Ecuadorean capital Quito. The…

Raji Fashola, Minister of Power, Works and Housing at the 3rd UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III)

Minister of PWH Raji Fashola At UN Habitat III Statement by Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN, Minister of Power, Works, and Housing at the Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III), Quito, Ecuador, 17 – 20 October, 2016 Mr. President, Excellencies, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, Let me join others to…

The Son Of Late Ken Saro-Wiwa Is Dead

Late Saro-Wiwa Jr The son of the late Niger Delta and environmentalist Activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa has died at a London hospital after suffering a stroke, his family revealed. The 47 year old journalist Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr. died on Tuesday. A former journalist, Saro-Wiwa Jr became an aide to former Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan. He served…

UN Secretary General on The Release of 21 Chibok School Girls

UN AssemblyUN Secretary General New York: The Secretary-General welcomes the reported release of 21 Chibok schoolgirls, following more than two years of captivity. He remains deeply concerned about the safety and well-being of the remaining schoolgirls and other victims of abduction by Boko Haram, who are still in captivity. The UN Sec. Gen. urges the…

Haiti in need of aid after Hurricane Mathew battering – UN

Still reeling from the devastating damage caused by Hurricane Mathew which has claimed the lives of over a 1,000 people and wiping out some towns and villages, the Caribbean nation Haiti is in need of aid, a UN chief said. While pledging the sum of $120 million, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the nation faces…

UN tells Saudi Arabia to end child stoning, executions

A UN human rights watchdog On Friday called on Saudi Arabia to end “severe” discrimination against girls and to repeal laws that allowed stoning, amputation, flogging and execution of children. The Chairman of the Saudi Human Rights Commission, Bandar Bin Mohammed, said that the committee on the Rights of the Child condemned the Saudi-led coalition’s…

UN Security Council says Antonio Guterres is its choice for secretary-general.

The UN Security Council says Portugal’s Antonio Guterres is its unanimous choice to be secretary-general. Samantha Power, the U.S. envoy to the UN, tweeted the news.Guterres is the ninth person to hold the position. He replaces South Korea’s Ban Ki-moon, who is retiring. Guterres, a former Portuguese prime minister,  also served as UN High Commissioner for…

Hurricane Matthew Heads For The US After Hitting Haiti & Cuba

Raging Caribbean Storm, Hurricane Matthew hits Haiti Hurricane Matthew, a raging Caribbean storm in almost a decade,  has hit Haiti and Cuba and heading towards the Bahamas and the U.S. coast early on Wednesday after battering Haiti and Cuba with torrential rain, wreaking havoc among the struggling Haitian population. According to Reuters reports, the hurricane…

When adolescent girls acquire life skills

  M4D’s work with adolescent girls in Northern Nigeria is seeking to empower all young women and girls, in line with Goal 5 of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)   One of the graduates of M4D’s life skills clubs in Gargari, displays her certificate shorlty after she received it By Adam Alqali Sixteen-year-old Mariya…

Mugabe’s UN Exit Threats ‘Reckless, Undiplomatic’ – Analysts

Zimbabwean political analysts and opposition parties have reportedly described President Robert Mugabe as “delusional” and “insane”, following his utterances over the weekend that the African continent was ready to pull out of the United Nations if its demands for reform were not met. Mugabe told his ruling Zanu-PF supporters soon after his arrival in Harare…

I Had A Very Successful United Nations’ Outing – President Buhari

Femi Adesina, Abuja: At the conclusion of his five-day activities during the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA71), President Muhammadu Buhari declared that he had a very successful outing. Addressing the media to round off his visit to New York, the President reviewed all his major and side events during the visit…

President Buhari Arrives Abuja From New York

Adamu Sambo, Abuja: President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja after attending the 71st Session of the United Nation’s General Assembly in New York, United States. President had series of engagements with other world leaders on issues of significant interest to Nigeria during the week long visit arrived Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at about Five…

Boko Haram war displaced 1 million children, destroyed 910 schools – UN

No fewer than 611 teachers were killed and 19,000 forced to flee the North-Eastern part of Nigeria between 2009 and 2015 due to the Boko Haram insurgency, a UN official said. Oluseyi Soremekun, UN National Information Officer, made the disclosure in a media advisory made available to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Abuja….

50 protesters killed during anti-Kabila protests –UN

The United Nations through its human rights chief has revealed that the number of protesters that have been killed during anti-Kabila protests which broke out this week has reached 50. The UN chief accused the Congolese government of taking an “extremely confrontational position” towards anti-government protesters and urged them to seek dialogue with the opposition….

Economical revival will help reduce human traficking in Nigeria – President Buhari

FEMI ADESINA, Abuja; President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in New York said that the anti-corruption campaign of his administration and the economic programme of diversification will significantly address the lack of job opportunities and deprivation that make Nigerian youths vulnerable to recruitment by human traffickers. The President said this at the meeting on Modern Slavery hosted…

UNGA: We Are Working Hard To Address The Needs of IPDs In Nigeria

Femi Adesina, New York: President Muhammadu Buhari Monday assured the international community that his administration was already implementing several people-oriented programmes to meet the humanitarian needs of the over two million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Nigeria. The President, who disclosed this at the High-Level Summit on “Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants” on…

Tougher sanctions underway for defiant North Korea

Tougher sanctions are underway for North Korea after Pyongyang’s fifth and largest nuclear test took place on the 9th of September in defiance of U.N. sanctions that were tightened in March. Foreign ministers US, Japan and South Korea are now deliberating in New York on Sunday, ahead of U.N. meetings, to discuss stepped-up measures against…

President Buhari Arrives New York For 71st UN General Assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari is in New York, United State ahead of the71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly. Recalled yesterday the President left the shores of Nigeria on Saturday to attend 71st United Nations General Assembly Session in New York, United States of Ameriac. Buhari would deliver a keynote address on “Taking Climate Action…