• Trump looking at fast ways to quit global climate deal – report

    Trump looking at fast ways to quit global climate deal – report

    President-elect Donald Trump is seeking quick ways to withdraw the United States from a global accord to combat climate change, a source on his transition team said, defying broad global backing for the plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

    Since Trump’s election victory on Tuesday, governments ranging from China to small island states have reaffirmed support for the 2015 Paris agreement during climate talks involving 200 nations set to run until Friday in Marrakesh, Morocco.

    Trump has called global warming a hoax […]

  • Buhari lauds Pope Francis for contribution to global peace

    Buhari lauds Pope Francis for contribution to global peace

    President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the contribution of Pope Francis and the Holy See to global peace, describing it as “active and relentless”.

    Speaking while receiving Archbishop Augustine Kasujja, Apostolic Nuncio (Ambassador of the Holy See) in a farewell visit at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Thursday, the President said the effort of the Pope for peace, especially in Syria, was inspiring and impressive.

    “Please convey our gratitude to the Pope. We thank the Vatican for supporting Nigeria’s efforts. You have […]

  • FG hails global endorsement of Buhari, appeals for continuous support from Nigerians

    FG hails global endorsement of Buhari, appeals for continuous support from Nigerians

    According to reports, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has hailed the ringing global endorsement, which President Muhammadu Buhari received from world leaders during his recent trip to the US for the 71st session of the UN General Assembly.

    Mohammed appealed to Nigerians to continue to support the President.

    In a statement issued in Lagos on Sunday, the Minister said it was particularly delightful to hear from world leaders that President Buhari’s determined and committed leadership as well as […]

  • Buhari appeals for speedy global humanitarian action in Nigeria’s North East

    Buhari appeals for speedy global humanitarian action in Nigeria’s North East

    President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to the international community not to further delay or downplay the need for humanitarian intervention in Nigeria’s North East and the Lake Chad Basin.

    “It is time for collective global action to invest in the people of Nigeria’s North-East and the Lake Chad Basin region,” the President told the High-Level Event on: “The Humanitarian Crisis in the Lake Chad Basin: A Turning Point,” in New York on the margins of the 71st Session of the United […]

  • Nigeria ranks 23rd on global slavery index

    Nigeria ranks 23rd on global slavery index

    The third Global Slavery Index for 2016 has revealed that an estimated 45.8 million men, women and children around the world are today trapped in modern slavery – 28% more than previously estimated.

    According to the findings conducted on 167 most populous countries and released on Tuesday, Nigeria ranks 23 in 2016,

    The flagship research report published by the Walk Free Foundation observed that the 45.8 population are enslaved through human trafficking, forced labour, debt bondage, forced or servile marriage or commercial […]