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Botswana leader Ian Khama ‘to look for wife’ once he retires

Outgoing Botswana president Ian Khama has said he will be looking for a beautiful wife after April 1, 2018, local media reported Wednesday.

Egypt to free on bail two held for raising rainbow flag

An Egyptian court has ruled to release on bail two people arrested over the raising of an LGBT rainbow flag at a Cairo concert, their lawyer said on Tuesday.

Gay fans warned over holding hands at Russia World Cup

Gay football fans at the 2018 World Cup will be warned about holding hands in public as part of advice on keeping safe in Russia.

Egypt jails 16 for ‘debauchery’ as LGBT crackdown continues

Sixteen men arrested last month during a crackdown on homosexuality by the authorities in Egypt have been sentenced to three years in prison.

Amnesty condemns Egypt bill to criminalise homosexuality

Amnesty International on Thursday condemned a draft bill in the Egyptian parliament that would criminalise homosexuality, in what the rights group called an “unprecedented homophobic crackdown”.

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.

Egypt concert-goers arrested for raising rainbow flag

At least six people have been arrested in Egypt after raising the rainbow flag of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community at a Cairo concert, security and judicial sources said.

Zanzibar arrests 20 for ‘homosexuality’ – police

Twenty people have been arrested on Tanzania's semi-autonomous archipelago Zanzibar for alleged homosexuality, a police official said Saturday, in the latest crackdown on the country's gay community.

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Borno farmers ready for rice Pyramid

Farmers in Borno has announced plans to unveil rice pyramid sequel to the bumper harvest recorded this cropping season.

Sokoto govt distributes 900 school desks to female colleges

The Sokoto State Agency for Female Education has distributed 900 school desks to various girls colleges in four local government areas of the state.

Wheat farmers count losses in Kaduna

Some wheat farmers in Rigachikun, Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State said they have recorded huge losses due to shortage of water.

Lagos abolishes cash payment in revenue collection

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Monday paid his Land Use Charge, with an announcement that the State Government will no longer accept cash payment in revenue collection effective from March 1, 2018.

Federal govt queries EFCC chief Ibrahim Magu, Festus Keyamo over corruption charges against CCT...

The Federal Government has issued a query to the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Festus Keyamo, over the corruption charges filed against the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Danladi Yakubu Umar, in the name of government.

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NAHCON allocates 6, 632 hajj seats to Kaduna

Kaduna State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, on Thursday, said that 6,632 Hajj seats have been allocated to the state by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON).

Oil exploration in Bauchi at advanced stage – NNPC

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Maikanti Baru, on Tuesday, said preparations are at the highest level for the commencement of exploration of five oil wells in Alkaleri Local Government Area of Bauchi state.

Why politicians don’t keep promises – CAN chief Samson Ayokunle

Many political leaders are not delivering on their electoral promises or living up to expectations because they are not humble, the President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Samson Ayokunle, said yesterday.

We’ll implement amended Electoral Act if President Buhari gives assent – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has said it will implement the amended Electoral Act, if it gets the President’s accent.

PDP supports new law on Yoruba Language – Moshood Salvador

Contrary to insinuation that it is against the new Yoruba Language Preservation and Preservation Law, the Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the party is in support of the law but would not want it to be made compulsory for non-natives.