The chairman of the UN Security Council emerges through election. The 5 permanent members in most cases referred to the ''Big Five'' are France, USA, Britain, Russia and China. The 10 (ten) non-permanent members are elected by the General Assembly for a term of two years and cannot be re-elected for immediate second term.
Judges of the World Court are appointed to serve for nine years. The Court is made up of 15 (fifteen) independent eminent and high moral character judges with highest judicial qualifications and experience. The judges are elected by the Security Council and the General Assembly for a nine year tenure.
The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) is an economic development program of the African Union. NEPAD was adopted at the 37th session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government in July 2001 in Lusaka, Zambia. NEPAD aims to provide an overarching vision and policy framework for accelerating economic co-operation and integration among African countries. NEPAD is a merger of two plans for the economic regeneration of Africa: the Millennium Partnership for the African Recovery Programme (MAP), led by Former
Nigeria became a frontline state in the Southern African Liberation struggle because of her anti-apartheid stance.
It should be recalled that Nigeria nationalized the Assets of British Petroleum because the company supported Apartheid Policy in South Africa which was highly against Nigeria's interests. Nigeria also championed the boycott of countries that supported and aided racism and apartheid in Africa.
Nigeria's first participation in a United Nations peace-keeping operation was in Congo.
Nigeria gained her Independence on the 1st of October 1960 and no sooner Nigeria became independent than she became a staunch member of United Nations Organisation. Then by the year 1960, Nigerian troops landed in Congo as one of peace-keeping contingents.