Defence headquarters on Tuesday dispelled insinuations and growing tension following the sighting of United Nations Painted vehicles and other equipment on the street; explaining that the military fighting vehicles are being moved through the Warri port for movement to the mission area in Southern Sudan.
NEMA To Collaborate With United Nations Humanitarian Affairs Office To Support Flooded Communities
UN-OCHA was prepared to support in the areas of assessment, information management, resource mobilisation and capacity enhancement towards building resilience in the affected communities The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) has offered to collaborate with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) towards providing supports to communities affected by the 2022 […]
14 per Cent Of Food Lost Before It Hits Shops —UN
About 14 per cent of the food produced in the world gets lost before getting to the retail level, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation said in a report quoting the FAO Director-General, Qu Dongyu, in Rome on Monday.
Sowore’s Release: MRA, 49 CSOs Renew Call for UN, AU’s Intervention
Media Rights Agenda (MRA) and 49 other Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have made a renewed call on the United Nations (UN) and the African Union (AU) to intervene to secure the immediate release of Mr. Omoyele Sowore. Sowore, a prominent journalist, human rights activist and pro-democracy campaigner who was arrested on 3 August 2019 for […]
Nine Out Of 10 People Worldwide Breathe Polluted Air, Says UN
Nobody is safe from air pollution, with nine out of 10 people on the planet now breathing polluted air, the United Nations (UN), has warned on World Environment Day (WED).
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, […]
894 Children Released From Armed Group In Nigeria
Bayo Akinloye A total of 894 children, including 106 girls, were released from the ranks of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) in Maiduguri, north-east Nigeria today, as part of its commitment to end and prevent the recruitment and use of children. The CJTF is a local militia that helps the Nigerian security forces in the […]
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 […]