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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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Salaries: Benue govt mulls wage cut, retrenchment

The Benue State Government is considering two options to get out of the non-regular payment of workers’ salaries.

Labourers protest non-payment of salaries at FMC Owo

Scores of casual workers at the Federal Medical Centre, Owo, Ondo State, on Monday staged a protest against the inability of the management of the centre to pay their salaries for the past one year.

Geriatric Centre will meet growing population demands – UCH chief

The newly inaugurated Geriatric Rehabilitation Centre at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Oyo State, will meet the growing demands for the care of the aged in Nigeria.

FRSC seek partnership with NAN

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Benue Sector Command, has called for partnership with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in the state.

Wanted ex-pensions chief Abdurasheed Maina challenges EFCC to open debate

Former Chairman of the Presidential Pension Reform Team, PPRT, Abdurasheed Maina, has said to get to root of the controversy over pension funds, he was ready to engage the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in an open debate in a neutral setting.

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481 govt licensed mining firms paid royalties in 2015 – NEITI

Only 481 companies operating under government approved mining or quarrying licences paid royalties in 2015, the latest independent audit report of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI, shows.

Anambra guber: South-east Governors Forum congratulates Willie Obiano

The Chairman of the South East Governor’s Forum, David Umahi, has congratulated his counterpart, Willie Obiano, on his victory in Saturday’s governorship election in Anambra state.

Nasarawa govt to introduce e-payment for corps members

The Nasarawa State Government is to introduce e-payment system to pay N5, 000 monthly allowance to corps members serving in government establishments in the state.

Lagos bus conductors to wear uniforms from January 1

The Bus Conductors Association of Nigeria (BCAN) says that its members in Lagos State will start wearing uniforms from Jan. 1, 2018 for security and effective service delivery.

Sunderland confirm Chris Coleman as manager

Sunderland have confirmed Chris Coleman as their new manager on a two-and-a-half-year deal.