Nigeria, UN condemn Guinea coup, demand release of detained President Condé

The Nigerian government has rejected Sunday’s toppling of the Alpha Condé regime in Guinea. The country’s foreign ministry on Sunday said the putsch was a violation of the ECOWAS protocol to which Guinea is signatory to. “The Nigerian government is saddened by the apparent coup d’etat that has taken place in the Republic of Guinea […]

UN General Assembly creates new permanent forum of People of African Descent

Capping years of deliberations, the UN General Assembly on Monday established a new platform to improve the lives of African-descendants, who had suffered racism, racial discrimination and a legacy of enslavement around the globe, for centuries. The 193-member body unanimously adopted a resolution establishing the United Nations Permanent Forum of People of African Descent, a […]

Eminent Nigerian leaders petition UN, others over flawed 1999 Constitution

Give 90-day ultimatum for talks Prominent Nigerian leaders have faulted the 1999 Constitution describing it as being skewed in favour of the northern region. The eminent leaders, which include former Chief of General Staff, Commodore Ebitu Ukiwe (rtd), former Governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang, Second Republic Senator, Prof. Banji Akintoye, erstwhile President-General, Ohaneze Ndigbo, […]

UN Deputy Secretary-General commend governors’ handling of #EndSARS protests

Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed met on Tuesday with the governors of the 36 states of the Federation on the platform of Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), commending their maturity in the handling of the #EndSARS protests. She came to the commendation when she visited the NGF Secretariat as part of her tour of […]

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 […]

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