Thursday, November 15, 2018

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    UN Geneva staff begin strike over pay cut

UN Geneva staff begin strike over pay cut

United Nations staff in Geneva have called a strike for Friday after winning support from 90 percent of more than 1,000 employees who cast ballots, the staff council said.“The rare move will shut down the Human Rights Council and other meetings held at the UN European headquarters in the Swiss city,” it said on Thursday.Angry UN staff in Geneva began [...]

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    Switzerland arrests Addax Petroleum CEO over bribery deal linked to Nigeria

Switzerland arrests Addax Petroleum CEO over bribery deal linked to Nigeria

Geneva prosecutor’s office has arrested Zhang Yi, chief executive officer (CEO) of Addax Petroleum, and charged him with suspected bribery of foreign officials.A lawyer for Addax confirmed to Reuters that the investigation was linked to activity in Nigeria, but would not comment further.On Saturday, the management of Addax Petroleum Nigeria Ltd. admitted that Geneva prosecutors were conducting a criminal investigation into allegations [...]

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    Jonathan holds press conference in Switzerland

Jonathan holds press conference in Switzerland

Former President Goodluck Jonathan will hold a world press conference in Geneva, Switzerland, on Wednesday.Guy Mettan, executive director of the Geneva Press Club, confirmed this in a statement, saying the event is part of activities lined up by circle of diplomats, in honour of Jonathan.The statement said the Nigerian leader would be hosted to a dinner at Intercontinental Hotel, Geneva, [...]

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    Switzerland set to return $380m Abacha loot

Switzerland set to return $380m Abacha loot

Swiss authorities are set to repatriate to Nigeria, $380 million looted by Sanni Abacha, former head of state, Geneva’s public prosecutor revealed on Tuesday.The $380 million will be returned under the supervision of the World Bank.Since his death in 1998, monies running into billions of dollars embezzled by Abacha, who ruled Nigeria for a period of five years, have been returned to the [...]

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    Doctors Without Borders: Ebola outbreak ‘like wartime’

Doctors Without Borders: Ebola outbreak ‘like wartime’

Though there have been different moves to tackle the Ebola virus outbreak ravaging four different West African countries, a prominent medical doctor says it may take about six months to bring the situation under control.On Thursday, Nigeria imported Nano Silver, an experimental trial drug for Ebola, while Liberia also procured ZMapp, another trial drug, for the disease.Ebola has claimed about 1,069 lives [...]

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    Nigeria wants civil war averted in Ukraine

Nigeria wants civil war averted in Ukraine

Nigeria has warned that a civil war in Ukraine can destabilise the international community and wants all concerned parties to resort to dialogue to resolve the conflict.Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Prof. Joy Ogwu, made this known in New York on Tuesday night at a meeting of the UN Security Council on the situation in Ukraine.Ogwu, who is currently [...]

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