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Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mr. Martin Griffiths, has ended a four-day visit to Nigeria, pledging support and promising the United Nations will do everything
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The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (USG/ERC), Martin Griffiths, concluded a four-day visit to Nigeria yesterday. The UN humanitarian chief travelled to the country to see first-hand the humanitarian situation and response in the north-east, and to raise international awareness about the deteriorating humanitarian situation and bring attention to the ongoing regional…
Download logoExtreme poverty in Western Africa increased by nearly 3 percent last year, according to a new report on the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 published today by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The report, completed in partnership with the West Africa Sub-Regional Office for the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)…
The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has sought wider participation of relevant stakeholders in the blue economy project to deepen participation and benefits from the country’s marine resources.
The name Abubakar Malami indeed ring a bell and resonates with different meanings to different people. But one thing is certain; he is a man with guts and one that is not afraid to put issues in proper perspective.
The Secretary-General, António Guterres, strongly condemned on Monday the “appalling” attacks perpetrated over the weekend in Nigeria’s Zamfara State in which scores of civilians were killed. According to news agencies, an estimated 200 people were killed and 10,000 displaced in attacks by armed bandits, following military air raids on their hideouts last week. In a statement, the UN chief extended his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims,…
After overcoming fears of postponement because of the Covid pandemic, the Africa Cup of Nations now faces its next big worry: security.
This year has brought a spate of grave violations against children in both protracted and new conflicts, UNICEF warned today. From Afghanistan to Yemen, and Syria to northern Ethiopia, thousands of children paid a devastating price as armed conflict, inter-communal violence, and insecurity continued. Just last week, at least four children were reportedly among the…
To contain insurgency in the Lake Chad region, the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has conducted an operation, SHARAN FAGE, against Boko Haram terrorists, destroying their bunkers and killing several members of the sect.