Cameroon: Ban Ki-moon welcomes response to killings in Bakassi Peninsula

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today he was encouraged by the “prompt and statesmanlike” response of both Cameroon and Nigeria to Monday’s attack by armed gunmen on a Cameroonian military installation in the once-disputed Bakassi Peninsula that left at least 20 soldiers dead.

Nigerian anti-corruption drive sets a welcome example, says UN anti-crime chief

The head of the United Nations anti-crime agency today praised the efforts of Nigeria to bring about what he called a “climate change” in attitudes and actions about corruption in a country that has long suffered from the ruinous effects of the practice.

UN to launch oil contamination assessment in southern Nigeria

The United Nations environment and development agencies are joining forces to launch a comprehensive assessment of oil contamination in the Ogoni region of the Niger Delta as part of a broader Nigerian Government-led peace and reconciliation programme.

UN independent experts oppose proposed Nigerian ban on same-sex relationships

Voicing serious concern over a proposed Nigerian bill which would effectively outlaw same-sex relationships, four independent United Nations experts today said it would violate international human rights norms, and urged the Government to withdraw it immediately.