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…