2023: We’re partnering INEC to conduct credible polls – UN

September 30, 2022 Blueprint 0

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has stated that it was collaborating with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct free, fair and credible elections in 2023. UNDP Team Lead, Governance, Peace and Security, Matthew Alao, disclosed this at the opening of a two-day training organised by the UN body in Port Harcourt Friday. Alao said UNDP collaborated with Read More

Chinese People’s Liberation Army and 39 years of UN peacekeeping operations

September 6, 2022 Sheriff Ghali Ibrahim 0

The strength of a nation emanates from its military setting, discipline, coordination, cooperation and spiritedness. This assures the citizenry the promise of security against external aggression and invasion by any invading force. A nation with a weak military, uncoordinated and undisciplined, such nation cannot guarantee the security of its own people nor come to the aid of other nations when Read More

UN Indigenous Peoples Day: FCT original inhabitants and their struggle for justice

August 12, 2022 Armsfree Ajanaku 0

August 9 every year is observed by the United Nations as the International Day of World’s Indigenous Peoples. The Day is observed to celebrate the achievements of indigenous peoples around the world and highlight their struggles, as well as what governments, and societies can do to address the plights of these marginalized peoples. For Nigeria, the commemoration of the 2022 Read More

Insecurity: CNG tackles UN over Nnamdi Kanu’s release

July 29, 2022 Paul Okah 0

The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has urged the United Nations to desist from “unwarranted interferences in Nigeria’s internal legal processes” and demanding for the unconditional release of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, from detention. Speaking during a press conference Friday in Abuja, CNG’s spokesperson, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, said by demanding for Kanu’s release Read More

Population explosion, a bane or boon?

July 17, 2022 Nick Dazang 0

Monday last week was World Population Day. On that auspicious day, the United Nations (UN), released the 2022 World Population Proposals. The proposals were predicated on a report prepared by the Population Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. The report projected that global population will reach the 8 billion mark by 2050 and that India will Read More

UN chief Guterres to meet Russia’s Putin as Ukraine war escalates

April 26, 2022 Blueprint 0

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres is due to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow later on Tuesday but expectations from the meeting are said to be low after several failed diplomatic efforts so far. The talks between Putin and Guterres are expected to focus on the besieged city of Mariupol where, despite declaring a victory, Russian forces have failed Read More

UN group trains Igbo students on leadership

April 14, 2022 Chuks Nweze 0

Over 150,000 students from various schools in the South-east have benefited from a five-day leadership training organised by Nigeria International Model United Nations (NIMUN), in Enugu. The benefiting schools are Graceland College, Enugu, Dority International schools, Aba, Adventist Technical High School, Ana, Adventist secondary technical college, Basic Foundation School Aba and St Bridget College, Aba. The executive director, Nigeria International Read More

Nigerian women in governance: Any respite in sight?

April 11, 2022 Alex Enemanna 0

Our dear country Nigeria is undoubtedly one nation that has perennial occupied a back seat in the campaign to harness the numerous potentials inherent in the women folks for national renaissance, rebirth and reconciliation, yet we kick and score own-goals at every opportunity at our disposal to reverse the long walk in wrong path. United Nations statistics show that 70 Read More

UN chief hails net-zero plan in climate change fight

April 5, 2022 David Agba with agencies 0

UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, recently hailed the net-zero plan on climate change and urged private investors, businesses, cities, states and regions, to do more to cut harmful greenhouse gas emissions. Guterres’s comments came as he unveiled a plan to develop stronger standards for “net-zero” pledges by partners below the national government level, in the fight against climate change. “Despite growing Read More

Stakeholders call for resource, technical support for PwDs

March 24, 2022 Adeola Tukuru 0

Participants at the 66 session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UN CSW 66) have called for improved resource and technical support to address the needs of persons with disabilities across the world. The participants, who made the call at the UN CSW 66 stated that gender, disability and age are key drivers of inequity and Read More

Buhari hails UN Deputy Sec-General Amina Mohammed on reappointment

January 12, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with the UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, on her re-appointment for a second term, assuring her of the prayers and support of Nigerians, especially the Federal Executive Council, where she served for some years. The President also expressed appreciation to the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, for the confidence reposed on the former Minister of the Read More

Infectious diseases remain a danger to every country – UN

December 29, 2021 Helen Oji 0

United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, said infectious diseases remain a danger to every country, pushing health systems to the brink and upending daily life for all of humanity. Guterres, in his message to mark the International Day of Epidemic Preparedness, said COVID-19 continued to demonstrate how quickly an infectious disease can sweep across the world. The International Day of Epidemic Read More

UN body commends NECC Kaduna for research innovation on co-chlear implants

November 2, 2021 Editor 0

The United Nations African Convention on Disabled and physically challenged people (UNACDCP) has commended the National Ear Care Center (NECC) Kaduna for embarking on reforms which has turned around the fortunes of the center. Speaking at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) which held in Nairobi Kenya, host, Dr Mutavi Evans Mutavi, the organisations Charge d ‘affairs in Kenya said NECC Read More

Anambra: Accord candidate dimisses merger rumours with APGA

October 27, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Governorship Candidate of the Accord Party in the November 6 election in Anambra state, Dr. Godwin Maduka, has dismissed rumours that he was about to collapse his structure into the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA). Dr. Maduka rather vowed to inflict crushing defeat on the APGA candidate, Prof. Charles Soludo and other contestants in the election. The governorship hopeful spoke Read More

Lawyers can’t submit petitions, Bauchi APC appeal committee declares

October 25, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The appeal committee sent by the national headquarters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to Bauchi state to listen to the complaints of aggrieved members has stated that lawyers are not allowed to be involved during sittings with the committee. Chairman of the committee Alhaji Mohammed Mabo Kassim stated this Monday while addressing newsmen on the commencement of the committee’s Read More

Procurement practitioners partner anti- corruption agencies on transparency

October 21, 2021 Editor 0

A group, Association of Public Procurement Practitioners of Nigeria, has said it will partner the anti-corruption agencies and other institutions to boost the fight against corruption in the public sector. The association disclosed that it is poised to sanitise the procurement process by strict enforcement of the procurement Act of 2007 by promoting due process, accountability, transparency and value for Read More

Again, gunmen set police division ablaze, kill sergeant in Ebonyi

October 18, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Unidentified gunmen at about 12 midnight Sunday invaded Ohaukwu Police Division at 135, Ezzamgbo, Ohaukwu local government area, Ebonyi state and set the station ablaze. The gunmen were also said to have killed a police Sergeant and burnt vehicles at the station. Confirming the incident,the state Police Public Spokesperson, DSP. Loveth Odah, said policemen on duty repelled the attack but regretted that Read More

Internal democracy: PGF boss calls for new orientation in management of political parties

October 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, has called for a new orientation in the management of political parties to address issues of membership recruitment and management, party funding and administration. Lukman, who is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said unless these issues are addressed Nigerians will continue to experience all the familiar Read More

Ebonyi indigenes demand release of detained Journalist over Facebook post

October 13, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has faulted the state government of Engr David Umahi, for implementing Cybercrime Prohibition Law in the state without a public hearing. The group however, demanded immediate release of a Radio presenter, Godfrey Chikwere, arrested and detained over a Facebook post on the order of the state government. In a statement Read More