New IPCC report wake up call for Nigerians, say environmentalists
Hundreds of millions of people living in world’s coastal areas, from villages to megacities are likely to experience diverse weather disasters by 2050, going by the recent report by the United Nation.
Stuck in the mud of mediocrity!
While Nigeria continues to demonstrate a pathetic inability or unwillingness (or both) to transcend such an outdated and debilitating discussion like the refusal of farmers...
Nigeria, others spend $14 billion importing pharmaceutical products
Nigeria and other African countries currently spend at least $14 billion on importation of pharmaceutical products needed in the continent, owing to lack of capacity in local products, therefore exporting needed jobs to other countries, United Nation’s Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe, has said. Songwe said Africa should stop exporting much-needed…
Experts urge government to address gap in sustainable development
Experts have expressed worry over Nigeria’s level of social development, insisting that unless the country doubled current efforts, meeting global projections will remain elusive. A Worlddatalab report shows that 40 out of 50 countries worldwide, which are currently off-track in achieving the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are in sub-Sahara Africa. As a…
United Nations highlights ‘true value’ of land
Land is not a limitless resource and ignoring its role in our everyday lives threatens food and water supplies, biodiversity and the security of us all, the United Nations agency that fights desertification worldwide has said. In a statement marking the World day to combat Desertification and Drought, the head of the United Nations Convention…
Overuse of antibiotics in farming major new threat to human health, says UN
The overuse of antibiotics in farming has been highlighted as one of the biggest emerging threats to human health, spreading resistance to vital drugs and endangering millions of lives.
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.
Digital gender gap persists as 830m youths go online
Despite the increasing pervasiveness of the Internet infrastructure across the globe, the gap between men and women online has continued to get wider.
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.’