• UN, Others Over-stressing crisis in North-east Nigeria – Buhari

    UN, Others Over-stressing crisis in North-east Nigeria – Buhari

    President Muhammadu Buhari on yesterday has reacted to the reports by local and international humanitarian agencies detailing the high level of deprivation in the war-devastated north-east Nigeria were exaggerated.

    The president assumed that United Nations and other private humanitarian groups are deliberately flimflamming the level of the crisis for financial advantage.

    The censure came two days after the United Nations warned that more than five million victims of Boko Haram face serious food shortages in the coming year.

    “A projected 5.1 million people […]

  • 3.9 billion people lack access to internet – United Nation

    3.9 billion people lack access to internet – United Nation

    More than half the world’s population does not use the internet, with prohibitive broadband costs keeping billions off line, a United Nations report said Tuesday.

    The UN’s International Telecommunications Union said that 3.9 billion people do not have home or mobile internet access and that the problem was most acute among the world’s “female, elderly, less educated, lower income and rural (populations).”

    One problem is the cost of fixed-broadband access, which has fallen globally over the last decade but remained “clearly unaffordable” […]

  • UN commends Nigeria for success in war on terrorism

    UN commends Nigeria for success in war on terrorism

    Nigeria has received a pat on the back by the United Nations for the successes it has so far recorded in the fight against terrorism.

    Mr. Mohammed Ibn Chambas, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for West Africa, made the commendation in Abuja on Friday during a courtesy visit to the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

    Chambers said he had earlier visited the North-East and was pleased with the military onslaught against Boko Haram.

    “First and foremost, we will […]

  • FG revs up fight against corruption, seeks UN support

    FG revs up fight against corruption, seeks UN support

    It was gathered that the Federal Government has set up an inter-agency Presidential Committee on Asset Recovery as part of its efforts to strengthen the ongoing fight against corruption, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said.

    Speaking while receiving the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for West Africa, Mohammed Ibn Chambas, who paid him a courtesy visit on Friday in Abuja, the Minister also called for the support of the UN in fighting corruption, which he […]

  • What Nigerians must do to get UN jobs – official

    What Nigerians must do to get UN jobs – official

    The United Nations has challenged Nigeria to push its qualified citizens forward for appointment and employment positions at the UN.

    The Director, Learning, Development and Human Resource Services of the UN, Victor Kisob, threw the challenge when Joan Ayo, Chairman, Federal Civil Service Commission, visited him.

    Ms. Ayo had led a delegation from the commission and Nigeria’s Permanent Mission to the UN to Mr. Kisob on job opportunities for Nigerians, lamenting the country’s under-representation at the organisation.

    Mr. Kisob told the UN correspondent […]

  • Boko Haram: 611 teachers killed, 19,000 flee North East – UN

    Boko Haram: 611 teachers killed, 19,000 flee North East – UN

    No fewer than 611 teachers were killed and 19,000 forced to flee the North-Eastern part of Nigeria between 2009 and 2015 due to the Boko Haram insurgency, a UN official has said.

    Oluseyi Soremekun, the UN National Information Officer, made the disclosure in a media advisory made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja.

    Soremekun said the advisory was on a report entitled: “Launch of the 2016 Global Education Monitoring Report in Nigeria,” to be launched on Monday in Abuja.

    He […]

  • Why I Want UN To Negotiate With Boko Haram On Chibok Girls – Buhari

    Why I Want UN To Negotiate With Boko Haram On Chibok Girls – Buhari

    President Muhammadu Buhari has called on the United Nations to help negotiate the release of the Chibok schoolgirls, who were abducted by Boko Haram in 2014.

    In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari said that that as a show of commitment to securing the release of the Chibok girls, the Nigerian government was willing “to bend over backwards”.

    “The challenge is in getting credible and bonafide leadership of Boko Haram to discuss with,” Buhari was […]

  • Chibok Girls Finally Going Home As President Buhari Invites United Nations As Negotiator

    Chibok Girls Finally Going Home As President Buhari Invites United Nations As Negotiator

    Speaking during a bilateral meeting at the UN General Assembly in New York, President Buhari said his government is willing to welcome intermediaries from the global body in a bid to negotiate and rescue the missing chibok school girls.

    As a show of commitment to swapping the abducted schoolgirls from Chibok with Boko Haram fighters in custody, President Muhammadu Buhari has told the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, that Nigeria would welcome intermediaries from the global body.

    Speaking during a bilateral […]

  • Obama Meets Buhari, Promises To Help Nigeria Out Of Recession

    Obama Meets Buhari, Promises To Help Nigeria Out Of Recession

    Barack Obama today held talks with Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, where he lauded his effort in the fight against corruption and terrorism.

    Both presidents met on the sideline of the 71st United Nations General Assembly holding in New York City.

    Obama describes Nigeria as a very important country in the comity of nations which is why his administration decided to assist the administration in the fight.

    President Obama also pledged to assist in the area of economy, agriculture, promising to inject more fund […]

  • Buhari arrives New York to attend 71st session of UN General Assembly

    Buhari arrives New York to attend 71st session of UN General Assembly

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday morning arrived New York, United States of America, ahead of his participation at the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

    Mr Femi Adesina, the president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Confirmed this development in his twitter page on Sunday.

    President Buhari departed the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on Saturday for the New York trip, where he would attend the UN General Assembly, slated to commence on Monday.

    A statement earlier issued by Adesina in […]

  • Buhari to sign Paris Agreement on Climate Change at UN General Assembly

    Buhari to sign Paris Agreement on Climate Change at UN General Assembly

    President Muhammadu Buhari would, during his participation in the 71st UN General Assembly, sign the Paris Treaty on Climate, Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, said at a news conference in New York.

    This is contained in a statement signed by the Spokesman for the Nigerian Mission to the UN, Mr Akinremi Bolaji, and released in Abuja on Saturday.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 195 countries adopted the first-ever universal, legally-binding global climate deal at the Paris climate conference (COP21) […]