UN reopens Abuja office 7 years after Boko Haram attack
The United Nations is gradually moving back to its headquarters in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, seven years after it was attacked by Boko Haram insurgents. The UN resident coordinator, Edward Kallon, disclosed this at the celebration of the 73rd UN Day on Wednesday in Abuja. The building, which was built by the Nigerian Government, was…
United Nations demands release of abducted aid workers, marks day
The United Nations (UN) has demanded for unconditional release of three aid workers abducted early this year in Rann, Ngala local government area of Borno State and urged government to provide enough protection for people caught in conflict.
UN launches $1.05b humanitarian response plan for North-East
The United Nations (UN) has launched the 2018 humanitarian response plan for the North-East with a funding requirement of $1.05 billion and a plan to reach 6.1 million people in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states.
UN deplores attack on relief materials suppliers in Borno
The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, has deplored the attack by suspected Boko Haram insurgents at the weekend on a convoy conveying trucks of foods to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)....
Borno records 530 cases of cholera infections, 23 deaths
Borno State recorded 530 cases of cholera infections as at September 5 this year. Also, 23 deaths were documented during the period.
UN urges parties in conflicts to desist from war crimes
Kallon made the call in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, yesterday, while addressing Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at the Bakassi Camp to commemorate the World Humanitarian Day.
Investment in technology key to Nigeria’s development, says UN Envoy
Speaking when Kallon and his team visited the Director General, Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO), he said technology development would benefit young people and women in creating Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
United Nations celebrates International Youth Day
Speaking at the event, United Nations Resident and Humanitarian coordinator for Nigeria, Mr. Edward Kallon, said: “This year, the theme for International Youth Day is ‘Youth Building Peace.’
UN raises alarm over ‘unauthorised search’ at humanitarian workers’ base
The United Nations (UN) Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, yesterday expressed “grave concern” over “unauthorized search” by security forces on a UN base...