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NBS to evaluate impact of corruption on Nigerians

The National Bureau of Statistics said it is collaborating with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, and the Department for International Development to conduct a national survey on how corruption is affecting the average Nigerian.

West Africa loses $777.1million to maritime crimes

West African countries have lost over $777.1 million annually between 2015 and 2017 in addition to human costs as economy cost of piracy in the region. The region has also experienced an escalation of piracy, kidnapping and armed robbery at sea incidents in recent years.
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Hospital decries abandonment of psychiatric patients

The Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Kware in Sokoto State, has expressed concern over rising number of abandoned psychiatric patients at the hospital largely due to stigmatisation.

Corruption: Don’t judge us by number of convictions – minister

The federal government says it will be unfair for Nigerians to measure its achievements in the fight against corruption by the number of convictions it has secured.

Minister: How President Buhari’s government has so far fought corruption

The Federal Government says it will be unfair for Nigerians to measure its achievements in the fight against corruption by the number of convictions it has secured.

Psychiatrist recommends early treatment of mental ailment

A Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Shehu Sale, has advised Nigerians to report persons with mental ailment early at recognised health facilities.
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US, others oppose EU’s listing of Nigeria, others on dirty money black list

Some members of the Global Financial Action Task Force (FATF) have condemned the European Union’s decision to blacklist Nigeria and 22 other countries in an expanded list of countries released last week.

Report: At least 14.3 million Nigerians into drug abuse

Following a report that about 14.3million people in Nigeria use drugs outside prescription, drug control experts have urged the authorities to improve on drug control policies in the country.

UN highlights alarming trends in drugs use in Nigeria, others

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) says Nigeria, and West and Central Africa face “disruptive and destabilising” new trends regarding drug trafficking, drug use and other crimes.
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UN: World loses $2.3 trillion to corruption annually

Oliver Stolpe, Country Representative, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), has said that the world loses $2.3 trillion to corruption annually.
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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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President Buhari challenges African youths to champion anti-corruption war

President Muhammadu Buhari challenges African youths to champion fight against corruption, saying their involvement is critical to winning anti-graft crusade in the continent
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Police arrest three foreigners with narcotics

Kenya’s anti-narcotics police on Friday said they had arrested three foreigners at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) on suspicion of trafficking in narcotics.

Expert lauds federal government plan to integrate mental health into primary healthcare

A Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Shehu Sale, has commended Federal Government effort at integrating mental health into Primary Health Care (PHC) system to improve mental health coverage and services in the country.
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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.
Karen Pierce

Envoy: UK working with Nigeria to fight corruption

The United Kingdom says it is working with Nigeria to fight corruption through the provision of technical assistance and equipment to key agencies fighting financial and economic crimes.
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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.

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