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 […]

Anti-graft war: UN pledges to support Buhari

Consequently, the UN Secretary General, Mr. Ban Ki Moon, last Friday, sent a high-powered delegation  to have a meeting with the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, at his office in Abuja. A statement by the Director of Information at the Federal Ministry of Justice, Mr. Nwodo Charles, said the […]

Now is the time to flush out Boko Haram – UN

A UN top aid official in Cameroon, Najat Rochdi, on Tuesday said Boko Haram Islamist militant group was expanding and the time to stop them was now. Rochdi, who is Resident Coordinator of UN aids activities in the country, said in Yaoundé that the terrorists’ strategy was to demonstrate its power with daily suicide bombings, using […]

65m Nigerians still illiterate –UNESCO

From Andy Asemota, Katsina A literacy survey sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has shown that about 65 million Nigerians are still illiterate. National Programme Advisor on Education, UNESCO Regional Office in Abuja, Dr. Mohammed Alkali made this known during an advocacy visit to Governor Aminu Bello Masari. He said […]




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