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.
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 […]
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).
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]