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Twenty U.N. peacekeepers injured in central Mali attack

"The MINUSMA chief firmly condemns the attack and has ordered that all measures be taken to treat the wounded,"

Boko Haram abducts UN worker along Damaturu-Maiduguri road

The Maiduguri-Damaturu has been a hotspot of abduction by Boko Haram in recent times making the route a very dangerous and risky path for commuters.

43 Borno farmers killed, not 110 civilians, Defence Headquarters replies UN

“Probably we may count up to the figure he (Kallon) gave in the future but as it is now, what we have counted with the locals is still 43 and we are hoping that we don’t get beyond that.

#EndSARS Protests: UN backs Nigeria youths, says everyone has right to protest

“The UN stance is clear, like the UN Secretary General had said in his speech, we believe everyone has a right to demonstrate peacefully for those issues they want to raise with their government.

Killing of #EndSARS Protesters: You must hold perpetrators accountable, UN tells FG

Mr Guterres in the statement on his Twitter handle, @antonioguterres, said: “I condemn the escalation of violence in Lagos, Nigeria, which has resulted in multiple deaths and injuries.

UN Libya rights probe stalled due to cashflow problems

Libya has been wracked by conflict since the overthrow and killing of dictator Moamer Kadhafi in 2011. Rival power centres, as well as a myriad of militias, are vying for control, while human rights violations are often overlooked.

I Signed CAMA Law To Boost Anti-corruption War, PMB Tells UN

First, there are ongoing efforts for the establishment of cattle ranches to prevent or curtail open grazing, the practice that brings herders and farmers into conflict. This is an age-old problem facing Nigerian governments since the colonial days. However, matters of land distribution are dealt with at state level.

UN lauds Africa’s success in COVID-19 fight

The United Nations has commended Africa for its exceptional management of the COVID-19 pandemic with record low incidences and deaths.

U.N. nuclear chief Grossi to visit Iran ‘this week’, Iranian envoy says

The U.N. nuclear watchdog's chief Rafael Grossi will make his first trip to Iran in that role "this week", Iran's ambassador...

UN team visits deposed Malian President Boubacar Keita

The United Nations said Friday it had gained access to Mali’s ousted president while rebel troops said they had released two...

‘Nigeria’s late entry into MDGs hampering development’—Expert

“SDGs came up with seventeen goals, it is a herculean task and we could not meet up because we have so much to meet up with. A lot is being done in Nigeria, but we aren’t doing much in monitoring. If we are slowing down in developing, what can we sustain?”

UN rejects America’s bid to extend Iran arms embargo

The United Nations Security Council on Friday rejected a proposal by the United States that sought indefinite extension of an arms...

UN plane crash-lands in Mali, injures 11

A United Nations plane careened off the runway while touching down in the northern Malian city of Gao on Monday, the...

Just In! UN ranks Nigeria world’s 39th unhappiest country

The United Nations has ranked Nigeria as the 39th unhappiest nation in its 2020 World Happiness Report. The report,...

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Ogun cobbler electrocuted while illegally reconnecting neighbours’ electricity

"It is true. He went to help people connect electricity illegally. He was on the electric pole when power was restored. He was electrocuted. The family said they had accepted his death in good faith.

Chad president seeks sixth term after 30 years in power

Deby, a former army commander-in-chief, first came to power in 1990 when his rebel forces overthrew then-President Hissene Habre, who was later convicted of human rights abuses at an international tribunal in Senegal. Deby has continued to win re-election over the years, last drawing 61.5% of the vote in the last 2016 election.

Yinka Odumakin: The exit of a convinced humanist

I said we had a remarkable relationship because Yinka was consistent in standing up to fight for democracy, federalism, justice and rule of law. These to me are the factors for defining the dignity of man. Whoever has this commitment is an ally and a humanist.

The Nigeria’s Predicament: nepotism, corruption and calamitous tragedy of leadership

"The pessimist complains about the wind while the optimist expects it to change but the leader adjusts the sails." –John Maxwell.