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United Nations Raises Concern Over Increasing Number Of Displaced Nigerians

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNCHR) has said the rising violence and armed attacks in parts of the Country was displacing more Nigerians. The Agency said it is struggling to respond adequately to the growing humanitarian needs arising from the displacements. The UNCHR however lamented that it was chronically underfunded. Speaking at the formal […]

China Blocks WHO Team From Entering Country To Find COVID-19

An expert mission to China to find the origins of the Coronavirus pandemic stumbled before it even began, with the Head of the World Health Organisation complaining that Beijing was blocking the Team from entering the country. WHO Chief, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said he was “very disappointed” with the last-minute bar on entry, in […]

UN Asks FG To Engage Nigerian Youths To Forestall Another

The United Nations has called on the Nigerian Government to engage the youths in the Country, following the recent #EndSARS protests that led to the loss of lives and destruction of properties. UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, made the call on Monday, November 9, 2020, during a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential […]

Some People Believe Sleeping Under Insecticide Treated Bed Net Is

Claim: Several people believe that sleeping under a mosquito bed net  treated with insecticide (or not treated) is ineffective and harmful to human health.  Verdict: The claim that sleeping under bed net is harmful to human health and ineffective is misleading. Medical experts and scientists have affirmed that sleeping under a bed net reduces the […]

Insecurity: UN Urges Buhari Explore Dialogue

To end insecurity and killings in the Northeast and Northwest, the government should add dialogue to the use of force, The United Nations (UN) on Monday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to explore dialogue in the fight against insurgency and insecurity. The UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, gave the counsel while […]

FG Receives COVID-19 Supplies From EU, UN

The Federal Government on Friday received the second batch of medical supplies worth N26bn from the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN). A statement by the Director of Information, Media and Public Relations of the Federal Ministry of Health, Olujimi Oyetomi, disclosed that the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF), Dr. […]

“292,141 Nigerians Sought Asylum In Cameroon, Others” –UN

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees on Thursday said 292,141 Nigerian refugees sought asylum in Cameroon, Chad and Niger due to the activities of Boko Haram in northern Nigeria. The UN’s High Commission made this known in a statement issued in Abuja by the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development. […]

Global COVID-19 Deaths Rise Above 41,000

The worldwide number of officially confirmed fatalities from the novel coronavirus has risen to 41,072. According to a tally compiled by AFP on Tuesday, more than 828,240 declared cases have been registered in 186 countries and territories since the pandemic broke out in China last year December. The tallies, using data collected by AFP offices […]

SERAP Petitions UN Over Sanusi’s Dethronement

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) petitioned the United Nations Working Group over  the dethronement of the Ex-Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi (II), Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.” SERAP in its  complaint to the United Nations described the acused the Kano State Government of  degrading treatment of deposed Emir of Kano which amounts to a violation of […]

Number Of Aid Workers Killed In Nigeria Doubled In 2019

The United Nations has revealed that the number of aid workers killed by insurgents in Nigeria doubled in 2019. UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr Edward Kallon, who condemned the spate of attacks on aid workers providing support to victims of insurgency in the north-eastern region of Nigeria, said that the number of humanitarian workers […]