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Festus Keyamo denies supporting Omoyele Sowore’s arrest

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Mr. Festus Keyamo (SAN), has denied justifying the re-arrest of Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore.
Pauline Tallen

Rape: Federal government, NGOs sensitise FCT residents, traders

Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and some NGOs, on Saturday, embarked on a walk in the FCT to sensitise traders in markets and other residents on the need to end rape and other forms of violence against women and children.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Critics of President Buhari’s foreign trips unfair to Nigerians – Kebbi governor

Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu, has condemned critics of the ongoing efforts by President Muhammadu Buhari to attract more foreign investments into the country.

Man drops lawsuit claiming Apple turned him gay

A Russian man who filed a lawsuit against Apple after claiming an iPhone app turned him gay has withdrawn his complaint due to privacy fears, his lawyer said, Thursday.

Parents oppose introduction of sex education to kids aged four

Parents and Christian groups in Ghana have pushed back against a planned introduction of Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) for primary school children aged four.
Liverpool’s controversial application to trademark the name ‘Liverpool’ has been unsuccessful.

Liverpool bid to trademark name ‘Liverpool’ is rejected

Liverpool’s controversial application to trademark the name ‘Liverpool’ has been unsuccessful.

Bode George: Asiwaju Tinubu supported June 12 mandate after General Abacha snubbed him

A former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Bode George, has commended Kola Abiola, the son of the late MKO Abiola, the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993, election, for exposing former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and other “June 12 opportunists.”
The National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria held a peaceful protest in Lagos on Tuesday to mark the 40th anniversary of the organisation.

Imo NLC charges government on payment of N30,000 minimum wage

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Imo State Council, has charged the in-coming administration in the state to immediately implement the payment of N30,000 minimum wage as soon as it becomes effective.

Rights groups alerts security agencies on protests in Rivers

Rivers State Civil Society Organisations has alerted the state Government, Security Agencies and the general public over what they described as threat to law and order by party surrogates and protest consultants in the guise of civil societies.
Raphael Samuel

Man set to drag parents to court for giving birth to him

A 27 year old Indian man Raphael Samuel is set to embark on an impossible mission of dragging his parents to court for giving birth to him without his consent.
Ibrahim Magu . EFCC

EFCC decries looters’ new tactics to escape justice

Mr Ibrahim Magu, Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Committee, has decried the new tactics being used by looters of the nation’s commonwealth to escape the long arm of the law.

700 delegates storm Abuja for NLC’s National Conference

More than 700 statutory delegates and observers are expected to take part in the two-day National Delegates Conference of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).
The Democratic Republic of Congo government says it has cut the country’s internet services to avert a “popular uprising” as tensions rise pending the results of fractious presidential elections.

Election: DR Congo cuts internet services to avert crisis

The Democratic Republic of Congo government says it has cut the country’s internet services to avert a “popular uprising” as tensions rise pending the results of fractious presidential elections.
Mao Zedong

China arrests Marxist student leader for celebrating Mao Zedong’s birthday

Chinese police detained a well-known Marxist student activist at a top university on Wednesday, a witness said, for attempting to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Mao Zedong, whose legacy in China remains controversial.
Deji Adeyanju

Deji Adeyanju arraigned again, remanded in prison

The Wuse Zone 2 Chief Magistrate’s Court in Abuja on Tuesday remanded Deji Adeyanju in prison, moments after the political activist was arraigned on a petition filed by Chief of Army Staff Tukur Buratai.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in May. (J. Scott Applewhite-AP)

Mike Pompeo: Eliminating violence against women and girls requires all of us

The United States says eliminating violence against women and girls “requires all of us” to take action.
UN Women

UN: Violence against women ‘mark of shame on society’

Violence against women is a mark of shame on societies, the UN declared, saying until women and girls can live free of fear, violence and insecurity, the world cannot pride itself as being fair and equal.
People hold banners at a demonstration in support of factory workers of Jasic Technology in Shenzhen in August [Sue-Lin Wong-Reuters]

Labour activists disappeared in China in suspected raids

At least 12 Chinese labour activists went missing in recent days in what is suspected to be a coordinated effort to silence the vocal group, mostly university students or recent graduates.

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Consumer protection commission meets stakeholders in Lagos

The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) on Thursday held an engagement forum with stakeholders in Lagos on the implementation of the Federal Competition and Consumer Act.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos), has announced the demise of a former member of the house, Rep. Tony Okey. 6

House of Reps queries Julius Berger over slow pace of Abuja-Kaduna, Lagos-Ibadan highways

The House of Representatives has queried the construction company, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, over the slow pace of work on the Lagos-Ibadan and Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano highways.

Residents scoop product as tanker falls in Lagos

Some residents of Victoria Island, highbrow Lagos Friday morning trooped out with kegs to scoop diesel from a fallen 33,000 litre tanker along Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue.
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics has named Uchenna Kanu as the NAIA Women’s Player of the Year for 2019 following a record-breaking year in the United States.​

Uchenna Kanu wins Player of the Year award in the US​

National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics has named Uchenna Kanu as the NAIA Women’s Player of the Year for 2019 following a record-breaking year in the United States.​
The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

VOR: Nigeria must uphold rule of law

A renowned Yoruba group, Voice of Reason (VOR), on Thursday, appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari consider history and posterity in whatever actions and policies his administration take.