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Thabo Mbeki to lead Commonwealth observer group for Malawi elections

A Commonwealth group has been appointed to observe the 2019 Malawi Tripartite elections. It will be led by Thabo Mbeki, the second post-Apartheid South African President.

UN wants Saudi Arabia to end discrimination against women

A UN rights watchdog on Monday called on Saudi Arabia to end discriminatory practices against women, including its pervasive system of male guardianship and give them full access to justice.

SDGs: Presidency demands improved women empowerment

As the global community settles down for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, the Senior Special Assistant to the Nigerian President on SDGs, Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, has listed improved women empowerment as a major key to the attainment of sustainable development.

Myanmar violence may be ‘crimes against humanity’ – UN

UN rights experts have warned that the violence against women and children in Rakhine State "may amount to crimes against humanity".

PCA urges increased advocacy on national gender policy

The President, Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, has called for more advocacy on the National Gender Policy aimed at promoting 35 per cent affirmative action for women in all governance processes.

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The operatives of the Lagos State Task Force have arrested another 71 miscreants around railway-line in Oshodi as part of efforts to rid the State of criminal elements, especially those operating at notorious blackspots across the metropolis.

Lagos taskforce arrests 71 hoodlums in drug spots

The operatives of the Lagos State Task Force have arrested another 71 miscreants around railway-line in Oshodi as part of efforts to rid the State of criminal elements, especially those operating at notorious blackspots across the metropolis.

Bank customers begin payment of charges for cash deposits, withdrawal

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has said customers making cash deposits or withdrawals will pay charges beginning from today in line with its new policy.

Eight Lille fans in custody after Amsterdam unrest

Amsterdam police were holding eight Lille fans on Wednesday, a day after arresting more than 300 supporters of the French club ahead of its Champions League game against Ajax.
Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman, 31. - AFP PHOTO - FAYEZ NURELDINE

Saudi Arabia unveils evidence of Iran’s link to attacks

Saudi Arabia said it would show evidence on Wednesday linking regional rival Tehran to an unprecedented attack on its oil industry that Washington believes originated from Iran in a dangerous escalation of Middle East frictions.

Police lay siege to venue of pro-Sowore protest

About 50 policemen in 10 trucks have surrounded the premises of the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) in Adeniyi Jones area of Ikeja in Lagos.