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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.

EU, UNODC to sponsor movie on drug abuse in Nigeria

The European Union (EU), and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) are supporting the production of a movie on the menace of drug abuse in Nigeria.

Federal government, UNODC train 200 principals on drug abuse prevention

The Federal Government, in collaboration with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) as well as the Kebbi State Government, have trained 200 Secondary Schools Principals in the state on how to curtail drug abuse among students.

UN denies calling for legalisation of cannabis in Nigeria

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has distanced the organisation from the news making the rounds that it called for the decriminalisation of cannabis in Nigeria.

UN asks Nigeria to relax stringent laws against marijuana

The United Nations (UN) has asked the federal government to relax its “stringent laws” against the use of marijuana.

Morocco seizes more than 500kg of cocaine

Moroccan authorities said on Sunday they had seized nearly 541 kilos of cocaine in a container from Latin America which arrived in Casablanca.

25,339 murdered in Mexico in one year

Mexico has beaten its record of homicides, with 25 per cent more murders recorded last year. There were 25,339 murders across the drug-ravaged country in 2017, the highest annual tally since modern records began, government data showed.

NDLEA seeks Edo govt support in war against illicit drugs

The Edo Command of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has called for support from the state government to enable it to destroy more than 130,000 kilogrammes of cannabis sativa.

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.

Reps Speaker Yakubu Dogara tasks ECOWAS leaders on stricter laws against small arms

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has called for stricter laws to combat the proliferation of small arms across the West African sub-region.

United Nations urges thorough investigation of seized rifles

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has urged Nigeria Custom Service to work with the police for comprehensive investigation on seizure of fire arms at Tin-Can Island port in Lagos recently.

NBA pledges support to justice sector reforms

The Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) has pledged its support to efforts of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, in reforming the justice sector and fighting corruption.

NDLEA arrests 67 persons for alleged drug trafficking in Edo

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Edo says it has arrested 67 persons for allegedly trafficking in various drugs in the state.

NBS report about corruption in Police misleading – NPF

The Nigeria Police yesterday debunked claims contained in a report recently released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) which rated the Police as the most corrupt institution in Nigeria.

EFCC adjudged most effective govt agency

A survey conducted by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, UNODC, indicates that as far as Nigerians are concerned, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, remains the most effective government agency in the country.

Nigeria police, judges highest bribe-takers – UN

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has revealed that about N400 billion is spent on bribes each year in Nigeria.

N400bn paid to govt officials​ as bribes in one year – NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has stated that a total amount of N400bn was paid in bribes to public officials within a period of one year.

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