United Nations: Forging ahead at 75

WHERE would the world be today without the United Nations, UN? Even though the UN is often derided as having failed the expectations of many, the world would definitely have been a much poorer place if we did not have the benefit of the moderating effects of this noble global organisation. The UN has been […]

UN strategising to strengthen, protect education in Nigeria – Coordinator

By Ifeanyi Nwoko In a bid to continue to strengthen the protection of Education from Attack, the United Nations will on Wednesday, hold an inaugural commemoration of the International Day for the Protection of Education from Attack. The day which is set aside to draw the attention of key stakeholders to their responsibilities at ensuring […]

UNDP supports Nigeria in strengthening peace, security

By Sumaila Ogbaje United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), says it will continue to support Nigeria in the strengthening of peace and security through inclusive, innovative and sustainable people oriented solutions. The UNDP Resident Representative, Mr Lealem Dinku, said this on Monday in Abuja, at the project launch of “Strengthening National and Regional Capacities for Peace […]

Diplomatic sex? Outrage as video of UN staffers having sex in moving SUV on busy street in Israel goes viral

By Taiwo Okanlawon The United Nations (UN) said it has launched an investigation into a viral video showing a couple apparently having sex in one of its official cars in Israel. According to spokesman of the Secretary-General, Mr Stephane Dujarric, while speaking to UN correspondents in New York on Friday, the organisation was “shocked and […]

Buhari, lawmakers dragged to UN over health, education budget cuts, N27bn for NASS renovation

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the United Nations (UN) to request the Nigerian government and the National Assembly (NASS) to immediately reverse the budget cuts to education and healthcare. The body also wants the UN to stop the authorities from spending billions of Naira to renovate buildings within the federal legislature. […]

Nigeria’s Damilola Ogunbiyi becomes UN rep

  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 […]

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