As UN galvanises energy commitments…

May 16, 2022 Blueprint 0

Recently the United Nations launched renewed its decision to put to reality its plan on affordable energy and net zero emission; HELEN OJI reports. Against the backdrop of a global energy crisis and worsening climate emergency, the UN took a major step to catalyse the large-scale action and support needed for the transition to clean, affordable energy for all and Read More

50 years of China at the UN: A brief assessment

November 11, 2021 Charles Onunaiju 0

In the preamble of the charter of the United Nations, it affirmed its determination ” to save the succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which has twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind”. it is there fore no doubt that as the foremost world multilateral fora, the U.N primary business is to enhance peace and promotes 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

Abuja: Sanusi and the paradox of modern city life

November 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

The problem of teenage hawking is already becoming an embarrasing menace on the society. In this special report, ALIYU BASHIR took a walk round Abuja and reports that the rising number of traffic junction hawkers is akin to Abuja sitting on keg of gunpowder. Teenagers are often seen on the streets and roads of Abuja, the federal capital of Africa’s Read More

Buhari attends climate change confab in Glasgow, peace summit in France

October 31, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari would attend the 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) taking place in Glasgow, Scotland, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu. In a statement issued in Abuja, Shehu said the President is scheduled to deliver his national statement at the High-Level segment Read More

UN trains women on gender equality bill

October 31, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The United Nations Women under an intervention known as the EU-UN joint Spotlight initiative, has conducted a training for women in Film and Television international and Nigerian film/ TV industry professionals on ending violence against women, girls and gender equal opportunities bill. Spotlight Initiative is a multi-year program to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls and to Read More

Gov. Sule reiterates commitment to fight against poverty

October 28, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state Wednesday has reiterated the committed of his administration to implementing programmes that will create jobs, stimulate economic activities, reduce inequality and eradicate poverty among in the state. He stated this at a one day sensitization workshop on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on innovation/accelerator hub establishment project for the North-Central zone in Lafia, the Read More

We trained 42,000 Nigerian entrepreneurs in 6 years- UNIDO

October 27, 2021 Uko Etim 0

The United Nations Industrial Organization (UNIDO) has said it trained 42,000 Nigerian entrepreneurs between 2016 and 2021. The National Project Coordinator, UNIDO HP LIFE, Mr.Francis Ukoh, stated this during a-5 day training programme for SMEDAN officials in Uyo Tuesday. Ukoh said the organisation has so far empowered about 418 trainers and 10 master trainers in Nigeria to support the training Read More

50 years on, China remains committed to advancing UN cause

October 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

Five decades ago, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) voted to restore all lawful rights of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in the United Nations, opening a new era of interaction between the Asian country and the world body. Over the past 50 years, China has offered full support for the UN cause by upholding the purposes and principles Read More

ARC-P’s promise for Nigerian Clchildren

October 15, 2021 Mahmud Nasir Jafar 0

As the At-Risk Children Programme, simply known as ARC-P, sets out to create a benign environment for Nigeria’s vulnerable and out-of-school kids, it’s also tasked with the challenge of reprogramming the minds of its targets and engaging with stakeholders. An initiative of the President Muhammadu Buhari government under the supervision of the Office of the Vice President, ARC-P offers to Read More

Nigeria loses N38trn to climate change – ActionAid

October 15, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

ActionAid Nigeria Director of Resource Mobilization and Innovation Andrew Mamedu, has said that Nigeria loses its 2 years budget amounting to N38 trillion to climate change.  Mamedu who stated this on Friday at the launch of the Earth walk campaign in commemoration of the International Day of Rural women, explained that on the Economic front in April 2026, Foreign, Commonwealth and Read More

NAWOJ makes case for girl child rights, safety, education

October 12, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) has made case for the rights, safety and education of the girl child in Nigeria as governments and organisations around the world come together to mark the 2021 International Day of the Girl Child, which is observed annually on October 11. NAWOJ National President, Ladi Bala, and National Secretary, Helen Udofa, in a Read More

18 out of 27 LGAs are open defication free- Jigawa commissioner

October 8, 2021 Muhammad Alabira 0

The Jigawa state Commissioner of Water Resources, Honourable Ibrahim Mohammed Garba Hannungiwa, Thursday said 18 out of 27 local government areas had obtained certificates for Open Dedication Free (ODF) from UNICEF. The commissioner stated this while speaking during the Correspondents Biweekely Media Engagement Forum held at the Manpower Development Institute (MDI), Dutse. He stated that there are only nine local Read More

Time to revitalise teacher education

October 4, 2021 Blueprint 0

Today, Nigeria joins the rest of the globe in celebrating this year’s World Teachers’ Day (WTD). The commemoration came into existence on October 5, 1994. By 1996, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) endorsed a recommendation concerning the status of teachers. The recommendation outlined the standards relating to education personnel policy Read More

Breaking: Buhari orders Twitter back if…speaks on COVID-19, agriculture, insecurity, others *Read President’s full speech on Nigeria’s 61st independence anniversary

October 1, 2021 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a conditional lifting of ban on micro-blogging site, Twitter. Buhari who disclosed this during his broadcast on Nigeria’s 61st Independence anniversary on Friday.The President also spoke on other crucial National issues. Read his full speech… INDEPENDENCE DAY ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE OCCASION OF NIGERIA’S SIXTY Read More

Insurgency: What America’s support means for Nigeria

September 30, 2021 Abdullahi M 0

The support given to Nigeria by the United States of America has made a great difference in the country’s efforts to stamp out terrorism within its borders, President Muhammadu Buhari said this week. Meeting Friday in New York with Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Permanent Representative of America to the United Nations, the President said America’s support serves as a morale booster Read More

DWAI seeks media support for inclusion

September 29, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

Deaf Women Aloud Initiative,(DWAI) a Non-Governmental Organisation(NGO) has sought the support from citizens especially the media in propagating inclusiveness for the deaf community across   the country. Its Executive Director Hellen Beyioku-Alase, made the appeal in Abuja during a one day workshop it organised for the media with support from Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Programme (RoLAC) and MariesStopes Nigeria tagged Read More

UN, Vodafone to connect 3.4bn people with smartphones by 2030

September 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

A new initiative was launched recently by Vodafone Group Plc and ITU, the United Nations’ specialised agency for information and communication technologies, to address the global digital divide, with the aim that an additional 3.4 billion people could have the ability to access and use the internet through a smartphone by 2030. Of the 3.7 billion people not connected to Read More

Out-of-school-children and kidnappings: Matters arising

September 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

Boarding schools have become a hunting ground for kidnappers according to The New York Times.Following this, observers have noted that kidnapping and abduction of pupils and students in various schools, especially in some parts of the northern part of the country, have amplified the roles of gender discrimination, disaster, conflict, poverty, language barrier, child labour and forced marriage in forcing Read More

Nigeria and the World Tourism Day

September 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

Today is being observed by the global community as the World Tourism Day. The day was set aside by the United Nations Tourism Organisation in 1980. The cardinal objective of the celebration is to sensitise the entire world to long-term planning and development, as well as harnessing the multiple benefits from tourism. The theme of this year’s commemoration is “Leave Read More

Peace’s Day: NUPEC has blueprint to solve insecurity – Nneji

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Commandant General of the National Unity and Peace Corps (NUPEC) Dr. Chinedu Nneji, has revealed that the Corps has developed a blueprint on how to resolve obvious insecurity bedeviling Nigeria. Nneji assured that the blueprint will be deployed to work as soon as National Assembly legislate its bill and the Corps is commissioned by the federal government. Speaking Tuesday in Read More

Breaking: Buhari goes to US

September 18, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja Sunday for New York, United States of America, to participate in the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA76). The session opened on Tuesday, September 14. The theme for this year’s UNGA is, “Building Resilience Through Hope – To Recover from COVID-19, Rebuild Sustainably, Respond to the Needs of the Planet, Respect the Rights Read More

Peace Day: IPCR takes ceasefire message to communities

September 17, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The director-general, Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Dr. Bakut T. Bakut, has disclosed that the Institute had concluded arrangements with some stakeholders to achieve a ‘ceasefire’ or ‘silent the guns’ in some Nigerian communities. Addressing a press conference to herald the 2021 International Peace Day in Abuja, Bakut also called on all Nigerians to work assiduously to return peace Read More

Our male allies’ll influence gender-sensitive constitution alterations – Dame Pauline Tallen

September 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, is the number one women and child-rights advocate in Nigeria. In this exclusive interview with ENE OSHABA speaks on the forthcoming United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and the need to re-emphasize girl-child education among other issues. Plans are underway for the next United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). What has been achieved from Read More

Insecurity: 1m Nigerian children out-of-school – UNICEF

September 16, 2021 Auwal Ahmad 0

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has decried the growing out-of-school children in Nigeria due to insecurity, saying more than 37 million Nigerian children started the new school year but one million are being left behind – afraid to return to school due to insecurity. The UN agency said learners are being cut off from their education and other vital Read More