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UN Climate report warns time running out

Avoiding global climate chaos will require a major transformation of society and the world economy that is "unprecedented in scale," the UN said Monday in a landmark report that warns time is running out to avert disaster. Earth's surface has warmed one degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit) -- enough to lift

UN@73: An agenda for permanent peace in the Middle East (open letter)

• H.E., Maria Fernanda Espinosa (Ecuador) President of the United Nations General Assembly The Ecuadoran Permanent Mission to UN 760 United Nations Plaza, Manhattan New York City, New York, USA • H.E., Antonio Manuel de Oliveira Guterres (Portugal) Secretary General of the United Nations The UN Headquarters, First Avenue, 46th Street New York, NY 10017, USA • H.E., Ambassador

Intersociety schools Dambazau, Ige on Arms proliferation figures in Nigeria, Africa

•Urges FG to ascertain a verifiable number of illicit SAWL in circulation •Said its  4.5 million not 350 million as claimed   Tunde Alana The International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety), has lampooned Nigeria's Minister of Interior, Lt-Gen. Abdurahman Dambazau (rtd) and Nigerian-born Country Director of UNREC, Mrs. Olatokunbo

Poor sanitation: Nigerians prefer cellphones to toilets, lose $1.3bn annually  

Senator Iroegbu  The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), has expressed concern over the poor attitude of people towards healthy sanitary conditions, saying Nigerians prefer cell phones to improved toilets. Specifically, the UN agency said 140 million Nigerians have cell phones more than toilets in Nigeria. The Chief of Water and Sanitation Hygiene (WASH),

Bitter Feud Over UK’s Last Remaining African Colony

The future of an Indian Ocean archipelago which is the last remaining African colony of the old British Empire came into sharp focus at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) last week. Legal brief reports that the Chagos Islands were home to a Bourbonnais Creole-speaking people for more than 150 years

Top 10 security related news in Nigeria

Capt. Hashim Abdullahi 1. NAVAL CHIEF SIGNS MOU ON JOINT MARITIME OPERATIONS The Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Adm. Ibok-Ete Ibas, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), with the heads of the Navies of the Republics of Benin, Togo and the Higher Commander of the Gendarmerie of Niger Republic for

Boko haram: Nigeria develops $6.7b plan for Northeast

Agency Report   Nigeria has developed a $6.7 billion “Buhari Plan of Action’’ for the reconstruction, rehabilitation and resettlement of North East that had been devastated by Boko Haram activities since 2009. Nigeria’s Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the UN, Prof. Tijjani Bande, unveiled the plan at a side event tagged ‘Strengthening the Humanitarian and