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UN: $1 trillion paid in bribes, $2.6 trillion stolen annually

United Nations says one trillion dollars are paid in bribes annually, while another 2.6 trillion are stolen, all due to corruption
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Niger to gazette all its grazing reserves

Niger State Government said it will soon gazette all its grazing reserves to legalise their existence.
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UN to stop further shrinking of Lake Chad

The United Nations has said that it has embarked on measures, in collaboration with its partners, to stop further shrinking of Lake Chad, caused largely by the effects of climate change and other human activities.

GEF-SGP spends $4.9 million on environmental projects in Nigeria

The Global Environmental Facility-Small Grant Programme has supported Nigeria with 4.9 million dollars grant to fund 141 environmental related projects in 27 states between 2009 and 2018.

Boko Haram: UN urges more support for Nigeria

Top United Nations relief and development officials have called on national and international partners to step up support for humanitarian efforts in Northeastern Nigeria ravaged by Boko Haram’s insurgency.
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Nigerian appointees in UN pledge not let country down

Nigerians who are appointed to serve in various capacities at the United Nations have pledged to represent the country well and not to let her down.
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Flood: WHO steps up disease prevention efforts in Nigeria

The World Health Organisation says it is stepping up efforts to provide life-saving assistance, especially basic medical care, to flood victims in Nigeria to prevent disastrous epidemics.

Lightning kills 3 children, injures 72 others

Three children died instantly and dozens of others were hospitalised when lightning struck a primary school in North-western Uganda, officials said on Thursday.
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Muhammadu Buhari seeks leaders’ renewed efforts to consolidate on past achievements

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked for renewed efforts by all leaders of the three tiers of government to consolidate on past achievements in order to bestow on succeeding generations a country that delivers good quality life to all citizens.
Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama (M) with UNDP Administrator, Mr Aching Steiner (L)) and UN Emergency Relief Coordinator and Head of UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Mr Mark Lowcock, after a meeting at the 73rd UN General Assembly in New York, on the plan visit of UN delegation to Nigeria in October

Boko Haram: UN to visit Maiduguri, Bama, Abuja in October

Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, says a UN joint delegation will visit Maiduguri, Bama and Abuja first week of October, to scale up its humanitarian intervention in the crisis affected areas.

UN: Half of world’s poor are children

Half of those living in poverty around the world are under 18 years of age, according to UN data released on Thursday.

UN: Nigeria’s human development index rises by two points

A new report by the United Nations Development Programme has shown Nigeria’s Human Development Index rising by two points and life expectancy also rising by eight years.

UN: Crisis in Lake Chad region persists

The UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mr Mark Lowcock, has said that in spite of improvements in the humanitarian situation the crisis in the Lake Chad region is not over.
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Berlin Conference on Boko Haram rakes in $2.52 billion

The international donor conference on Boko Haram holding in Berlin on Monday pledged $2.52 billion to help countries in the Lake Chad Basin to fight Boko Haram.

Federal government to spend $6.7 billion Northeast reconstruction, rehabilitation, resettlement plan

The Federal Government says it has developed a 6.7-billion-dollar robust plan of action for the reconstruction, rehabilitation and resettlement of Northeast devastated by Boko Haram activities.
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UN bodies praise Nigeria’s anti-terrorism measures

The United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) and the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) on Friday commended efforts of the Federal Government in its anti-terrorism measures.

Nigerian Green Bond is world’s 1st fully-certified – UN deputy chief

Nigeria’s N10.69 billion Sovereign Green Bond issued on December 18, 2017, is the world’s first fully-certified sovereign green bond, UN Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, has said.

UNDP: We’re reintegrating repentant Boko Haram insurgents to their communities

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has disclosed that it is committed to ensuring that genuinely repentant Boko Haram insurgents are reintegrated to their various communities, noting however that there has been resistance by some of the communities.

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NBCC targets increased membership in 2019

The Nigeria-British of Chambers and Commerce (NBCC) recently held its 41st Presidential dinner and awards in Lagos.
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Babatunde Fashola: Implementation of electrification plan delayed for 10 years

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has said the implementation of the Strategic Rural Electrification Plan (SREP) was delayed for 10 years, leading to the setback in supplying rural communities with efficient power.
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UN: 30 milliom babies are born premature yearly

Nearly 30 million babies are born too soon, too small or become sick, requiring specialised care to survive beyond the first month of life, according to a new UN-backed report.

UN: One in every nine people suffers hunger globally

UN Deputy Secretary-General, Ms Amina Mohammed, has told a top panel on humanitarian aid that maintaining a “fire-fighting approach is not sustainable” in the long term.

Supreme Court fixes date to decide on Patience Jonathan’s accounts

The Supreme Court has reserved judgment till March 8, 2019, in the appeal lodged by wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, contesting the powers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to size funds in bank accounts that were linked to her.