Food security: Biden announces additional $2.9bn funding

September 23, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche, with agencies 0

The United States President, Joseph R. Biden, Jr., has announced over $2.9 billion in new assistance from the U.S. Government to address global food insecurity. Biden made the announcement while addressing the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly. The announcement builds on the $6.9 billion in U.S. government assistance to support global food security already committed this year. Read More

World Peace Day: Tackling enemies of peace in Nigeria

September 22, 2022 Moses Oluwaseyi 0

Among the days observed by the United Nations is the International Day of Peace which is remarkably and most desirable for any nation’s stability and development. The International Day of Peace was established on September 21, 1981, by the United Nations General Assembly. The Assembly declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace by observing 24 Read More

Convert 7-months ASUU salaries to scholarship, compensation for students – APC chair

September 21, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The national vice chairman (North-west) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Mallam Salihu Moh Lukman, has called on the federal government to convert seven months arrears yet to pay members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to scholarship and compensation for Nigerian students. ASUU, who has been on strike for seven months was ordered, Wednesday, back to Read More

Peacekeeping: Why we are creating awareness, training youths in Nigeria – UN Ambassadors

September 5, 2022 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

  Some United Nations (UN) Peace Ambassadors drawn from globally-recognised organisations have explained that they are currently embarking on creating robust awareness on the need to ensure peaceful co-existence due to the position Nigeria occupies in Africa. Captain Hounakey Kafu-Ata of the International Organisation of Peace Promoters UN who was among the organisers of an International Peace Summit held in Read More

Stakeholders preach peace as United Nations Ambassadors of Peace, others plan youth summit 

August 25, 2022 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

The United Nations Ambassadors of Peace (UNAP) has congratulated Team Nigeria for exploits at the just concluded 2022 Commonwealth Games staged at Birmingham, United Kingdom with a plea for youth to always embrace peace in the country. Its coordinator, Captain Kafu-Ata Hounakey, who handed the congratulation message at a press briefing ahead of upcoming International Youth Summit for Peace 2022, Read More

As Okey Ikechukwu becomes a Professor, by Valentine Obienyem 

August 17, 2022 Valentine Obienyem 0

I was going through different social media platforms last night, when I came across the exhilarating piece of news on the appointment of Dr. Okey Ikechukwu, mni, as Professor of Strategic Management and Human Capital Development by Nnamdi Azikiwe University. With a  Bachelor’s Degree in philosophy, and after a straight Ph.D. in philosophy (and Metaphysics) without a Master’s Degree, Doc, Read More

UN demands Nnamdi Kanu ‘s immediate release, compensation

July 23, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The United Nations, UN Human Rights Council Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, has indicted both Nigeria and Kenya governments for the arrest and extraordinary rendition, torture and continued detention of the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, without due process. UN asked Nigerian government to, “immediately release Kanu unconditionally” and pay him adequate compensations for Read More

NYC president, scribe bag UN appointments, harp on youth-friendly policies

July 23, 2022 Tope Sunday, Abuja 0

The President of the Nigerian Youth Congress (NYC), Comrade Blessing Akinlosotu, and his Secretary, Dr. Raymond Edoh, Friday, bagged the United Nations Habitat Youth Programme appointments. While Akinlosotu was appointed the Sports Coordinator for Habitat youth programme in Nigeria, Edoh, an international activist, and the Nigerian Youth Ambassador to the United States, was appointed the habitat youth humanitarian ambassador. Speaking Read More

2023: UN demands peaceful elections from APC leadership

June 27, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) Mahamat Saleh Annadif, has asked the national leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to show more commitments to a peaceful 2023 general elections.The UN warned that if there is no peace in Nigeria the rest of Africa will feel it. Speaking Monday during a visit to the APC national Read More

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