UNO

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 […]

UNHCR

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 […]

UNO

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 […]

Nigerian Becomes Africa’s Champion In Nutritious Foods

Tayo Olanipekun With Agency Reports A Nigerian business man has been crowned champion of the first Africa edition of the Scaling Up Nutrition Pitch Competition held at the Nutrition Africa Investor Forum in Nairobi, Kenya. Kennie-O Cold Chain Logistics from Kwara State won the competition involving some of the continent’s most exciting enterprises working to […]

UN Applauds Release Of 833 Children From Civilian JTF

The United Nations (UN) said on Friday it welcomed as an “important milestone” the release of 833 children by the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF). The group was formed in 2013 to protect communities and support the country’s security forces against Boko Haram extremists, but it also recruited young boys and girls into its ranks. […]