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 […]

Interest Picture: UN delegate from Papua New Guinea catches attention with uncommon traditional attire

  The photo of a man in traditional attires believed to be from Papua New Guinea has gone viral online. People are amazed at the dressing because it a worn to a conference at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. -Punch

Gender equality will take 170 years: UN

Amina Mohammed: UN deputy secretary-general: Gender equality will take 170 years t will take 170 years to achieve economic equality between women and men, the UN Deputy Secretary-General, Ms Amina Mohammed, has said. Mohammed, in her message to the Youth Forum of the Commission on the Status of Women, ahead of the International Commission on […]

Russian UN ambassador dies suddenly

NEW YORK—Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, a veteran diplomat known as a potent, savvy yet personable voice for his country’s interests who could both spar and get along with his Western counterparts, died suddenly Monday after falling ill in his office at Russia’s U.N. mission. Vitaly Churkin was taken to a hospital, where he […]

African countries ask UN suspend LGBT expert

African countries ask UN suspend LGBT expert On November 4, 20169:17 pmIn NewsComments African countries on Friday demanded that the appointment of a new UN expert on LGBT rights be suspended, saying his mission to report on anti-gay violence had nothing to do with human rights. The UN Human Rights Council in late September appointed […]

Gains from my second UN outing, by Buhari

  Gains from my second UN outing, by Buhari — 2nd October 2016 As you are aware, my delegates and I arrived in New York on Saturday, 17th, September and successfully concluded scheduled activities during the High-Level Segment of the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly yesterday, 23rd September.  This is my second […]

Convoy Attack: Buratai visits wounded soldiers, humanitarian staff in Borno

Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai last night visited wounded soldiers and the 3 staff of the UN agencies and other international humanitarian organizations that were injured during an ambush at the Accident and Emergency Ward of the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital at about 10.00pm. The Army Chief who was accompanied by […]

UN suspends humanitarian assistance in Nigeria’s North East

By Kingsley Omonobi Abuja The United Nations has suspended its humanitarian assistance mission in the North East epicenter of Boko Haram terrorism following a bloody attack on humanitarian convoy by the Boko Haram insurgents, which left several officials of aid groups seriously wounded. The suspension will be in place pending the review of the security […]

As Boutros Boutros-Ghali Bows Out – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe | London, UK | February 23, 2016 – Boutros Boutros- Ghali, the sixth Secretary-General of the United Nations (January 1992 to December 1996) has died aged 93. As an Egyptian, many Africans were elated when he became the first ‘African’ to head the United Nations. When he also became the first […]

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