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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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UN hails 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winners

The UN has hailed the award of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize jointly to UN Goodwill Ambassador Nadia Murad and a doctor in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Denis Mukwege.

UNODC trains lawyers to render pro-bono to drug arrestees

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has provided technical support to 60 legal practitioners to render pro-bono legal aid to drug arrestees.
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WHO: Millions of people unknowingly infected with hepatitis

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has raised an alarm over millions of people who have viral hepatitis but are unaware or unable to receive treatment.

UNODC: Drug use, production on the rise worldwide

Opium and cocaine production has reached record levels, while the global number of drug users jumped by 20 million, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said on Tuesday in Vienna.
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NAFDAC expresses concern over medicines abuse

National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has expressed concern over abuse of prescription medicines and other psychoactive substances.

UN chief commends Nigeria’s anti-corruption efforts

The UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, as commended Nigeria’s anti-corruption agenda, saying the country plays a leading role in the fight against corruption in Africa.

Islamic State beheads three brothers in Afghanistan

Militants from Islamic State have beheaded three brothers, all working in the medical profession, in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar, an official said, on Monday.

Wildlife Day: UN warns over extinction of wild cats

The UN has called for the protection of big cats species such as lions, tigers and leopards, warning that they are fast going into extinction.

NAPTIP, NIS partner EU, others on management of migration in Nigeria

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and the Nigeria Immigration Service have partnered with the European Union, the International Organisation for Migration and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime on how to combat illegal migration and human trafficking in the country.

Trafficking of pills used by suicide bombers soars in Sahel

The UN has warned of a rise in trafficking of the synthetic opioid tramadol across West Africa, as one official revealed it is being found in the pockets of suicide bombers.

Trials of Boko Haram suspects to be held behind closed doors

Trials of Boko Haram suspects in Nigeria will take place behind closed doors with no media present, a justice ministry official with knowledge of the matter told AFP on Friday.

Boko Haram trials to be held behind closed doors

Trials of Boko Haram suspects in Nigeria will take place behind closed doors with no media present, a justice ministry official with knowledge of the matter told AFP on Friday.

Time to stamp out human trafficking – UN scribe

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has declared that the time has come to stamp out human trafficking, pledging UN action to eradicate the ‘heinous crime’

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Court dissolves nine-year-old marriage over deceit

Chief Usman Ibrahim, the President of Pyakasa Customary Court in Lugbe, on Wednesday dissolved a nine-year-old marriage between Chukwu Oge and Obinna Akuobi over deceit and lies.

House of Reps urges federal government to commence rehabilitation of Ikorodu Lighter Terminal road

The House of Representatives has decried the number of man hour wasted on Ebute-Ogoloto road leading to Ikorodu Lighter Terminal due to its bad state and the indiscriminate parking of trailers on the road.

Christian Chukwu to travel for treatment in May

Former Nigeria captain and coach Christian Chukwu has received the funds from billionaire oil tycoon Femi Otedola to allow him to get medical treatment.
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Luis Ortiz refuses to fight Anthony Joshua

Luis Ortiz will not replace Jarrell Miller as world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua’s opponent on 1 June, the Cuban’s promoter has said.
Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has praised the Eagles, the coaching crew and himself for pushing the team to the 3rd best position in Africa and 42nd best in the world having taking over the team when it was not faring well in the FIFA Rankings over two years ago.

Report: Super Eagles to resume AFCON camp on June 2 in Asaba

The Super Eagles will resume camp for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on June 2 in Asaba, according to sources, but, midfielder Mikel Obi is expected to join to the team later.