“Dry” captures problems young people face, and they are going to the UN

A silence descended on the room as the movie ran. The only sounds were the sobs of a 13-year-old Halima as her husband, old...

INGO commit to Nigeria humanitarian response

Some 36 leading international nongovernment organisations working in Nigeria say they remain committed to work with the Nigerian government to alleviate humanitarian crisis in...

Young most connected online, and little to protect them

The United Nations Children’s Fund says too little is done to protect children from the perils of the digital world and increase their access...

Adesina receives ‘Order of the Griffin’ honour

The 2017 World Food Prize Laureate and President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has received the Order of the Griffin award,...

Suspected monkey pox cases rise to 31 in 7 Nigerian states

A disease suspected to be monkeypox has been reported in six more states, after the first case of the pox emerged in Bayelsa late...

UNICEF welcome release of children from military custody

The United Nations Children's Fund has welcomed the release of 752 women, children and elderly men from Giwa military barracks in Maiduguri, Borno State It...

Attacks on civilians surge in Borno, UN warns

The United Nations has condemned deadly attacks targeting civilians in Konduga, Banki and Ngala areas of Borno State in conflict-struck north-east Nigeria. At least 45...

UN experts denounce ultimatum and death threats targeting Igbo minority

An ultimatum telling Nigeria’s Igbo minority in the north of the country to flee their homes is of “grave concern”, a group of United...

Ghana targets 5m passengers yearly with AfDB-funded airport expansion

The construction of a new terminal at Ghana’s flagship airport – Kotoka International Airport – is expected to make the country a destination of...

Nigeria’s economic council in far-reaching national security decisions

The National Economic Council rose from its day-long retreat on National Security, with a consensus on a raft of issues aimed at tackling many...

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