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United Nations says one trillion dollars are paid in bribes annually, while another 2.6 trillion are stolen, all due to corruption
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Former Nigeria captain and coach Christian Chukwu has received the funds from billionaire oil tycoon Femi Otedola to allow him to get medical treatment.
Luis Ortiz will not replace Jarrell Miller as world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua’s opponent on 1 June, the Cuban’s promoter has said.
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.
A lawyer and EFCC counsel, Mr. Wahab Shittu, has said that former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, might fight a protracted legal battle against the CCT’s conviction.
The Inspector General of Police, M.A Adamu, has ordered a speedy and comprehensive investigation into the tragic accident on Sunday in Gombe, when the driver of a bus rammed into a procession of Easter revellers in Gombe state.
Alh. Yahayya Sirridawa, a Sokoto-based business mogul and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has donated assorted clothing materials and cash to indigent women, children, and the elderly in the state.
The Chairman of Kaduna State Peace Commission, Reverend Josiah Idowu-Fearon has said the commission is in talks with state governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai on the release of Adara Community leaders in detention.
Igbodigho community in Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State has been thrown into mourning following the setting ablaze of a family of nine by a middle age man identified Deji Adenuga.