Nigeria, eight other countries to present climate action in Bonn
At the next round of UN climate change talks in Bonn in June, this year, nine developing countries, including Nigeria will present their activities to curb and reduce greenhouse emissions before 2020, their national inventories.Government representatives are encouraged to put questions....
UN-Habitat to tackle urban challenges with floating cities
The United Nations has kick-started a partnership that will study how floating cities could be a viable solution to urban challenges...
Why People Should Not Refer To Amina Muhammed as "Minister of Dustbin"
Prior to her UN appointment as the Deputy Secretary General, Amina Muhammed was formerly the Minister of Environment in Nigeria under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. This title upon appointment sparked a lot controversy amongst the indigenes of her state, Gombe. In their trending words which she disclosed while speaking at the International Monetary…
UN deputy chief regrets girls’ grooming as suicide bombers
UN deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has decried the use of young girls by Boko Haram terrorists as suicide bombers.Mohammed spoke in Bol, Chad, after talking to Halima Adam, one of the girls groomed for suicide mission, but now fighting back against the extremists in the Lake Chad basin.
UN urges investors to align portfolios with Paris climate deal
Greater ambition to divest from fossil fuel investments and consistent climate action is needed from the global investor community to accelerate the move towards...
‘Amina Mohammed not under probe over rosewood exports’
The role played by former Minister, now Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, Mrs. Amina Mohammed in wood export racketeering to China became a subject of controversy when the Federal Ministry of Environment defended her actions...
Ex-minister under probe over alleged $1b illicit deals
The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) yesterday released a report showing how over 1.4 million illegal rosewood logs from Nigeria, worth $300 million, were laundered into China.
Amina Mohammed urges older Nigerians to pave way for youth
Mohammed stated this at a Cultural Night organised by Nigerians working at the United Nations System and urged older Nigerians to stop competing with the younger ones for employment opportunities.
Nigeria skeptical as new urban agenda, reform of UN-Habitat top UN talks
The plot thickened still last week on the unfolding controversy over the reform of UN-Habitat, as the General Assembly kicked off a high-level meeting on a new UN approach to the rapidly urbanizing world.