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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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The National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria held a peaceful protest in Lagos on Tuesday to mark the 40th anniversary of the organisation.

NLC: N30,000 minimum wage must be paid before 2019 elections

Waheed Olojede, Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress, Oyo state chapter, has assured workers of the payment of N30,000 new minimum wage before the 2019 general election.
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Atiku Abubakar: Why I shunned the 2019 elections peace pact signing

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, said he did not attend the signing of a peace pact for 2019 presidential elections in Abuja because he “did not receive any formal invitation.”
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EFCC detains ex-Skye Bank chief Tunde Ayeni for alleged fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has detained a former Chairman of Skye Bank Plc (Now Polaris Bank), Mr. Tunde Ayeni, for fraud.

VON chief, others call on mainstream media to counter fake news

The Director-General, Voice of Nigeria, (VON), Mr Osita Okechukwu, has called on mainstream media organisations in the country to establish ‘Social Media Desks’ that would track and counter fake news disseminated on social fora.

Plateau PDP accuses APC of buying voters cards

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of buying voters cards especially in the PDP strongholds as part of its plan to win 2019 election at all levels even as the governor stated that PDP was merely playing to the gallery and engaging in diversionary tactics to misinform and mislead the public.