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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”.

Men would have ability to be pregnant, give birth soon – expert

Dr. Richard Paulson, a fertility doctor has said that in theory, men could attempt to become pregnant as soon as “tomorrow”, thanks to advances in uterus transplant surgeries.

Pakistan police find beheaded body of transgender person

The beheaded body of a transgender person has been found in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, officials said Sunday, the latest attack on the community in the deeply conservative country.

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.

Trump signs memo banning transgender troops

President Donald Trump on Friday signed a memo effectively barring transgender people from joining the US military, but left the fate of those already serving up to the Pentagon.

Hollywood stars hit Trump over Sheriff Arpaio’s pardon

Hollywood stars have taken to their twitter handles to criticise President Donald Trump following his decision to pardon former Sheriff Joe Arpaio from his criminal contempt conviction late Friday.

UAE sentences two Singaporeans, including trans woman, to jail

Two Singaporeans, one of whom is transgender, have been sentenced to one year in prison in the United Arab Emirates for charges linked to their appearance, a rights group said Thursday.

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Abdulrasheed Maina’s reinstatement letter didn’t emanate from my office – AGF Abubakar Malami

Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, said the letter directing the reinstatement of former Chairman, Pension Reform Task Force, Alhaji Abdulrasheed Maina, did not emanate from his office.

Former Manchester City star Robinho sentenced to nine years in prison for sexual assault

Former Manchester City forward Robinho has been sentenced to nine years in prison for sexual assault, according to Sky Italia.

PDP group begs ex-VP Atiku Abubakar, others to ‘return home’

A group in the Peoples Democratic Party has appealed to former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, and other leaders who left the party to return to “their home” in the PDP.

Nigeria partners with Germany to reabsorb illegal migrants

The Federal Government on Thursday signed an agreement with the German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation (GIZ) to set up a Nigerian–German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration.

ECOWAS common external tariff 70 percent implemented – Hameed Ali

Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says the country has implemented about 70 per cent of the requirements of the ECOWAS Common External Tariff (CET).

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Why President Buhari should implement 2014 confab report – Goodluck Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has advised his successor, President Muhammadu Buhari, to implement the report of the 2014 national conference, insisting that the report contains a lot of panacea for Nigeria’s problems.

DSS a clog in the fight against corruption – CDHR

Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) has berated the Department of State Services (DSS) on their embarrassing conduct in preventing the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission from carrying out its legitimate statutory duty, especially in the fight against corruption, particularly financial crimes.

SADC leaders set to meet in Angola over Zimbabwe crisis

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is expected to discuss Zimbabwe’s political crisis in Luanda, Angola, on Tuesday, the presidency has said in a statement.

God chose Buhari as Nigeria’s President – Governor Okorocha

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has stated that God chose President Muhammadu Buhari as Nigeria’s President.

Anambra guber: Situation Room raises concern over massive police deployment

The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room on Anambra governorship election is concerned about the “massive” redeployment of police officers in the state.