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Australians hand in 51,000 guns during three-month amnesty

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Friday said Australians handed in 51,000 guns during a 3-month amnesty, though he rejected calls to extend it following the weekend’s mass shooting in Las Vegas.

US rapper pledges song proceeds to Australia gay marriage campaign

US rapper Macklemore has pledged proceeds from his hit gay anthem to Australia’s pro-same sex marriage campaign after the song surged to number one in the country amid a national vote on the issue.

Why I headbutted former prime minister – DJ

A self-described anarchist who headbutted former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott has denied he attacked the politician because of his opposition to same-sex marriage.

Flesh-eating bacteria puzzles Australian health authorities

A spike in Australians being attacked by flesh-eating bacteria has left health authorities puzzled and concerned.

Church cancels wedding after Facebook gay marriage post

Australia’s prime minister Friday defended a church’s right not to marry some couples following reports a woman’s wedding was cancelled after she posted support for same-sex marriage on Facebook ahead of a national vote.

Lack of sleep costs Australia $52.48bn – report

Sleep deprivation is costing Australia 52.48 billion dollars annually, a report released on Tuesday found.

Australia to hold postal vote to decide on same-sex marriage law

Australia will hold a non-compulsory postal vote on legalizing same-sex marriage if a second bid to win political support for a national ballot fails, a minister said on Monday.

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Two peacekeepers wounded in Central African Republic – UN

The UN says two peacekeepers in Central African Republic have been wounded in clashes with mostly Christian anti-Balaka militias who attacked the southern town of Pombolo.

Governor Dickson signs Direct Labour Law to boost economy

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has signed the Direct Labour Agency Bill into law, describing it as a veritable tool to stimulate the economy of the state, through the provision of direct labour jobs that would engage youths.

Southern Governors’ Forum reconvenes in Lagos after 12 years

The plan is contained in a statement the Secretary to the Lagos State Government, Mr. Tunji Bello, issued saturday.

Three Borno LGs inaccessible, many others partially accessible – UN

The United Nations has said in spite of efforts by the Nigerian military to contain the menace of terrorism in the North-east, three local government areas in Borno State still remain completely inaccessible to aid workers as a result of the threat posed by the Boko Haram sect.

Court orders central bank, commercial banks to freeze accounts without BVN

The Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Central Bank of Nigeria and the 19 commercial banks in the country to disclose all accounts in their custody and the balances in such accounts.

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Kwara govt denies rumours of soldiers injecting students

The Kwara State Government, on Wednesday, denied the rumours that soldiers were injecting school pupils in Omu-Aran, in Irepodun Local Government Area of the state.

Manchester United’s Paul Pogba returns to Carrington training base

Paul Pogba has hinted he could be close to a return from injury after returning to Manchester United's Carrington training base.

Court orders central bank, commercial banks to freeze accounts without BVN

The Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Central Bank of Nigeria and the 19 commercial banks in the country to disclose all accounts in their custody and the balances in such accounts.

Arsenal lack ‘cojones’ – Troy Deeney

Watford's Troy Deeney has accused Arsenal's stars of lacking fight after the Gunners crashed to a shock 2-1 defeat at Vicarage Road.

Court orders reinstatement of UBTH professor

The National Industrial Court sitting in Akure, Ondo State, has nullified the compulsory retirement of a former Director of the In Vitro Fertilisation unit of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Prof. Augustine Orhue, from the institution.