Tag: UN

NDLEA arrests 109 suspects, seizes about 1,400 Kgs of illicit drugs in Ekiti

Abdul Jimoh- June 26, 2020

The National Drug Laws Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA), Ekiti Command, says it arrested 109 suspected dealers on illicit drugs in the last 11 months in the ... Read More

3 Nigerians, 80 Others get UN Posthumous Peacekeeping Award

Henry Solomon- May 29, 2020

United Nations, May 29, 2020 (NAN) The United Nations on Friday honoured three Nigerians and 80 other military, police and civilian peacekeepers, who lost their ... Read More

UN: Global Hunger Could Double Due to COVID-19

Henry Solomon- April 21, 2020

The number of people facing acute food insecurity could nearly double this year to 265 million due to the economic fallout of COVID-19, the UN ... Read More

UN Women Honours Candido as a ‘He-For-She’ Champion

Henry Solomon- November 6, 2019

UN Women on Tuesday honoured Mr Abdullahi Candido, the Chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), as a ‘HeForShe’ champion for his contributions to women empowerment ... Read More

Gates Foundation Honours 16-Year-old Activist

Henry Solomon- September 25, 2019

Miss Payal Jangid, a 16-year-old from India was  honoured for her commitment towards advocating for education and abolition of child marriage after refusing to marry ... Read More

FG Assures ECOWAS, UN of Credible 2019 Elections

Henry Solomon- December 13, 2018

The Federal Government has assured the economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the UN election monitoring team of credible elections in 2019. The ... Read More

PCNI and UN Hold Workshop on Revolutionizing Humanitarian Interventions – Alkasim Abdulkadir

Tanimu- December 6, 2018

The Presidential Committee on the North-East Initiative (PCNI) and the United Nations concluded a two-day workshop on the UN’s “New Way of Working” a widely ... Read More

Speak Out Against Gender-Based Violence – Minister

Henry Solomon- December 3, 2018

The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Aisha Abubakar has urged Nigerian women and girls to break their silence and speak out against ... Read More

UNHCR, AUN Empowered 190 Displaced Persons in Borno

Tanimu- October 31, 2018

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and American University of Nigeria (AUN) have distributed resettlement packs to 190 graduates of its skill acquisition ... Read More

New wonder drug for Tuberculosis hailed as game changer

admin- October 23, 2018

Tuberculosis patients in India: a new drug bedaquiline, used along with other drugs, is being hailed as game changer A new treatment for a drug-resistant ... Read More

UNOCHA Holds Workshop on Humanitarian Response Plan – @NePcni

Tanimu- October 17, 2018

On October 2, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) hosted a workshop on the 2019-2021 Humanitarian Response Plan. The workshop ... Read More

Boko Haram: UN To Visit Maiduguri, Bama, Abuja To Strengthen Humanitarian Intervention

Abdul Jimoh- October 2, 2018

Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama (M) with UNDP Administrator, Mr Aching Steiner (L)) and UN Emergency Relief Coordinator and Head of UN Office for the ... Read More

Nigeria, UN, Germany and Norway hold Summit on North East in Berlin

Tanimu- September 6, 2018

On Monday, September 3, 2018, Nigeria, Germany, Norway, and the United Nations converged on Berlin Monday for a “pledging conference on Boko Haram”. The Berlin ... Read More

UK Announces $16m Education Support to the Northeast

Henry Solomon- August 31, 2018

The UK is giving 16 million dollars in education support to 100,000 children affected by the Boko Haram crisis in Northeast Nigeria. Amb. Jonathan Allen, ... Read More

Special Situation Report: UN building Bombing 7 Years After

Henry Solomon- August 22, 2018

Seven years after the UN building in Abuja was hit by insurgents in which 21 persons died, the reconstruction of the building has been shrouded ... Read More

Protection of Human Rights, Cardinal Objective of Buhari Administration – Minister

Tanimu- July 20, 2018

Segun Adeyemi, Abuja: The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the protection of human rights is a cardinal objective of the ... Read More

UN Marks Mandela’s 100th Birthday, Says Struggle For Equality Continues

Abdul Jimoh- July 18, 2018

The UN will mark 100 years since the birth of the late anti-Apartheid activist, Nelson Mandela, on Wednesday, taking stock of what the organisation termed ... Read More

UN Reintegrate 547 Deradicalized Ex-Insurgents into Communities

Tanimu- July 17, 2018

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has disclosed that it is committed to ensuring that genuinely repentant Boko Haram insurgents are reintegrated to their various ... Read More

Nigerian Green Bond is World’s 1st Fully-Certified Green Bond’ – Amina Mohammed

Henry Solomon- July 17, 2018

Nigeria’s N10.69 billion  Sovereign Green Bond issued on Dec. 18, 2017, is the world’s first fully-certified sovereign green bond, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has ... Read More

NGO Trains 40 on Conflict Monitoring, Responses in Plateau

Henry Solomon- June 29, 2018

A Non-Governmental Organisation, West Africa Network for Peace Building (WANEP), on Friday in Jos commenced training of 40 critical stakeholders on conflict monitoring, analysis and ... Read More