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Nigeria’s Top Business Leaders Join UN To Visit Borno 

 Some of Nigeria’s most influential and powerful business leaders traveled to Maiduguri on Tuesday in a first-ever collective visit to camps for internally displaced people where aid agencies have been responding to the most urgent needs of women, men, and children freshly displaced by the ongoing conflict. Mr. Adewale Tinubu, Group CEO of Oando Plc, […]

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Shiites Take Protest To UN For El-Zakzaky

The Shiites have taken their protest to the United Nations office in Abuja, Channels Television has reported. Faithfuls of the sect otherwise known as  the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) want the United Nations to urge President Muhammadu Buhari to release their leader Sheikh El-Zakzaky who is standing trial alongside his wife over allegations of […]

Activist Seeks Justice Over Bloody Easter Across Nigeria 

After what he described as a bloody Easter, a United States-based human rights lawyer, Emmanuel Ogebe, has recounted the bloodbath across Nigeria during the Christian celebrations. According to Ogebe, a fact finding mission across Nigeria has revealed several attacks that led to loss of lives during the holy week and Easter. “After a human rights […]

Election Update 2019: Exercise Restraint, UN, AU, ECOWAS Tell Parties

The United Nations, African Union and ECOWAS have urged political parties to exercise restraint as the Independent National Electoral Commission announces the results of the presidential and National Assembly elections. In a statement by the international bodies made available on Tuesday by the ECOWAS Commission, they also urged candidates to continue to exercise patience for […]

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UN, Partners Seek N353.8 bn Aid For Vulnerable Nigerians

Tayo Olanipekun The United Nations (UN) and its partners require N 353,880,000,000  to continue providing basic needs to the most vulnerable people in Nigeria as part of the 2019-2021 Humanitarian Response Strategy for the country. This as the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) together with the UN Development Programme and other partners is today in Abuja […]

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UN Laments Over Lack Of Access For Aid Delivery In Borno

The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr. Edward Kallon, has lamented over the interruption of aid delivery to the internally displaced people in Rann, a town in eastern Borno State. Ran, about 10 kilometers from the border with Cameroon, came under a deadly attack by a non-state armed group on January 14, 2019 and […]

130 000 African Children Contracted HIV In 2017–UN Agencies

Around 130, 000 children and adolescents became newly infected with HIV in western and central Africa in 2017, making the number of persons living with the condition to reach 800, 000 that year, said agencies of the United Nations (UN). The UNAIDS, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organisation (WHO), who […]

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UN Says It Is Concerned Over Borno, Kaduna Killings

Tayo Olanipekun The United Nations (UN) has expressed concern over the renewed killings in Borno State, saying the attacks were unchecked may reverse the gains made so far in securing lives and property in the north east region. This is as it also called on the authorities in Kaduna State to “seriously look into” circumstances […]