Nigeria’s Damilola Ogunbiyi becomes UN rep. for SE4All

  By Harrison Arubu UN Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Nigeria’s Damilola Ogunbiyi as his Special Representative for Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) and Co-Chairperson of United Nations-Energy. Spokesperson for the UN, Mr Farhan Haq, made the announcement during the organisation’s daily news briefing in New York on Tuesday. Haq also announced the appointment of […]

Nuclear war looms, UN warns

Prudence Arobani (NAN)The United Nations warns that the threat of a nuclear weapon being used is now “higher than it has been in generations.” The UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Izumi Nakamitsu, gave the warning on Wednesday in New York, at a meeting convened in support of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). The meeting was […]

Plateau killings: Jang cries for UN intervention

Plateau killings: Jang cries for UN intervention Gyang Bere, Jos The senator representing Plateau North in the National Assembly and a PDP Presidential aspirant, Dr. Jonah David Jang, has called on the United Nations (UN) to urgently intervene in the killings in Plateau Statebbefore the people are wiped out. Sen. Jang, in a press statement […]

Imbibe Mandela’s values, place human dignity above all, Buhari tells world leaders

Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, New York President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday called on fellow world leaders to imbibe values of former South African President Nelson Mandela, by placing human dignity at the centre of their action to build a just, peaceful, prosperous, inclusive and fair world. Buhari made the call during the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit on […]

UN remembers Kofi Annan

UN remembers Kofi Annan — 22nd August 2018 NAN The Secretary-General of the UN, Antonio Guterres and staff members, remembered former Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Wednesday, describing him as a leader who put people at the centre of the UN work. During a wreath-laying ceremony in New York, Guterres led staff members in paying respects […]

UN remembers victims of Baghdad, Abuja UN building bombings

NAN Victims of the UN building bombings in Baghdad, Abuja and others cities around the world have been remembered by the United Nations to commemorate the 2018 World Humanitarian Day. Remembering 22 colleagues killed by the “horrific terrorist attack” on the UN headquarters in Baghdad 15 years ago, Secretary-General António Guterres called on all staff to […]

Buhari calls Akufo-Addo, says ‘Kofi Annan’s contribution remains indelible in world’s history’

President Muhammadu Buhari has called his counterpart in Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo, from London, to condole him and the people of Ghana over the passing of former United Nations (UN) Secretary General, Kofi Annan, in the early hours of Saturday. In a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, […]

Former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan dies

  Annan, a Ghanaian national, died in hospital in Bern, Switzerland, in the early hours of Saturday, two of his close associates said. In Geneva, the Kofi Annan Foundation announced his peaceful death with “immense sadness” after a short illness, saying he was surrounded in his last days by his second wife Nane and children […]

UN blasts Nigeria over Cameroonian separatists extradiction

– The UN refugee agency on Thursday criticised Nigeria for breaching international agreements after the leader of a Cameroonian anglophone separatist movement and his supporters were extradited at Yaounde’s request. The UNHCR said it learned “with great concern” about the case of Sisiku Ayuk Tabe, who was sent back to Cameroon this week with 46 […]

‘Feel free to visit Nigeria House’, envoy urges Nigerians

New York – Prof. Tijjani Bande, Nigeria’s Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the UN, has asked Nigerians to feel free to visit the Nigeria House when in New York, saying it belongs to them. Bande, who stated this when he hosted Nigerian delegates at various events at the UN High-level Political Forum, said officials at the house […]

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