Congo arrests 2 suspects over murder of UN experts, one escapes: Prosecutors

A senior prosecutor said on Friday authorities had arrested two people suspected of involvement in the murder of two UN investigators in central Democratic Republic of Congo. The senior prosecutor, however said, one of the prisoners had since escaped. The announcement was the first reported sign of progress in investigations into the deaths of American……

UN Peacekeeping Committee: Nigeria re-elected Chair for the 45th time

Nigeria has been re-elected, for the 45th time, to chair the UN Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations, regarded as UN’s most strategic committee, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The UN Correspondent of NAN reports that Nigeria was re-elected in spite of some hesitations by some countries to let Nigeria continue to lead the…

UN Deputy Secretary-General Advises On Prompt Preparations For Census

Deputy Secretary-General, Ms Amina Mohammed, has  tasked the Federal Government on the need to promptly begin preparations for the next population census. Mohammed gave the advice when Dr Ghaji Bello, Director-General of NPC , who led Nigeria’s delegates at the 50th session of the UN Commission on Population and Development on a visit in New…

Nigeria records 32.8% power cuts monthly in 2015, says ECA

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) said that Nigeria recorded 32.8 per cent power cuts on average monthly in 2015. A statement by the Communications Section of ECA on Thursday in Dakar, Senegal gave the information. It said the information was derived from the second generation ECA Country Profiles launched on March 25.……

UN Experts Arrive Nigeria To Deal With Landmines Scourge

A team of UN experts has arrived in Nigeria to assess the number  of  landmines  Boko Haram terrorists have laid in the Sambisa Forest. Ms Agnes Marcaillou, Director, UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS), told a  correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York that the team arrived the country on Tuesday. According…

UN, Zimbabwean govt launch $253m food plan to end hunger

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the Zimbabwean government on Monday jointly launched a 253 million dollars five-year plan to build resilience, end hunger and boost nutrition in Zimbabwe. WFP Zimbabwe representative and country director Eddie Rowe told newsmen at the launch that the country strategic plan, running from 2017 to 2021, would see……

UK excited at UN resolution on Boko Haram crisis

The United Kingdom (UK) has expressed happiness at the unanimous adoption of the first resolution by the UN Security Council, addressing Boko Haram presence in the Lake Chad Basin. The Permanent Representative of UK to the UN, Amb. Matthew Rycroft, said there has been a significant focus on the Boko Haram crisis in the Lake……

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…

Earth Hour 2017: UN goes dark to support protecting the planet

The UN on Saturday evening switched off the lights at its headquarters complex in New York and other facilities around the world in observance of the 10th annual ‘Earth Hour’ The global event was meant to put the spotlight on the issues facing the planet and to inspire millions across the world to live in……

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 advises Government on How to make Citizens of their Country Happy

The UN on Monday tasked governments on the provision of basic services to ensure the well being and happiness of their citizens. UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, in her message to the 2017 International Day of Happiness, warned governments against pursuing economic growth at the expense of the well being of the citizens. “Let us……