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Nigeria: UN rights office condemns attack on wedding convoy which killed dozens

The United Nations human rights office today strongly condemned the attack on a wedding convoy in Nigeria, which killed more than 30 people.

Amid rising violence, UN agency advises against forced returns to north-east Nigeria

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is calling on States to keep their borders open for Nigerians fleeing the escalating violence in their country and who may be in need of international protection.

Bakassi transfer good example of preventive diplomacy, says UN envoy for West Africa

The United Nations envoy for West Africa has praised Nigeria and Cameroon for their commitment that led to the transfer of sovereignty over the Bakassi Peninsula from the former to the latter, and cited the process as a good example of preventive diplomacy.

UN chief strongly condemns murder of students at Nigerian college

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon “strongly condemns” the murder on Sunday of more than 40 students and the wounding of several others by gunmen at an agricultural college in north-eastern Nigeria, his spokesperson said today.

Security Council praises Cameroon, Nigeria for Bakassi Peninsula transition

Members of the United Nations Security Council today welcomed the peaceful conclusion of a special transitional regime established by an agreement between Cameroon and Nigeria concerning the Bakassi Peninsula.

Ban strongly condemns attacks in Nigeria’s Borno state, urges dialogue

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on all extremist groups in Nigeria to cease their attacks, after dozens of people were killed in the country’s north-east, including worshippers reportedly shot to death while praying inside a mosque.

UN agency appoints first lady of Nigeria to champion child online protection

The First Lady of Nigeria, Dame Patience Jonathan, was today formally appointed as the UN International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) Child Online Protection Champion.

Registering births in Nigeria

A mother registers her child in Nigeria. [Photo source: UNIFEED][/caption]UNICEFestimates that Nigeria will have the highest absolute rise in child population by 2025.

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Deadly school attack in north-east Nigeria draws UN condemnation

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and a top child rights envoy have condemned the recent attack on a school in north-east Nigeria that resulted in the deaths of a number of students and called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.

Refugee outflows resulting from Nigeria crisis spreading to Cameroon – UN agency

The United Nations refugee agency today reported that the ongoing crisis in north-eastern Nigeria is continuing to send people fleeing to Niger and now to Cameroon amid the insecurity resulting from confrontations between the army and insurgents.