UN welcomes rescinding of death sentence for adultery in Nigeria

The United Nations human rights office today welcomed the rescinding of a death sentence by stoning imposed on a Nigerian woman for adultery, calling it a step in the direction of decency and justice.

UN administers $10.5 million project to support Nigerian electoral process

As Nigeria's nearly 61 million registered voters prepare to elect a new President this weekend, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today said it is administering a $10.5 million effort to help strengthen the country's capacity to run the poll effectively.

Annan pledges UN support to Nigeria, Cameroon in Bakassi Peninsula ruling

The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, today called on Nigeria and Cameroon to respect and implement the decision by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to award sovereignty rights over the disputed Bakassi Peninsula to Cameroon.

Annan returns to New York following talks in Nigeria

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan arrived in New York today following talks with President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria in the capital Abuja, over the weekend.

In Nigeria, UN habitat agency launches campaign to promote good governance

Nigeria has joined the lead United Nations human settlements agency in launching a campaign to promote transparency and accountability in urban governance.