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Senator Saraki laments high rate of human trafficking in Nigeria

The Nigerian Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has decried the high rate of human trafficking in the country.

African Union urges Mauritania to step up efforts to fight slavery

The African Union on Friday urged Mauritania to make a greater effort to eliminate slavery after the country handed out lenient sentences to a family of slave owners in a landmark conviction.

Mauritania says US anti-slavery visit ‘illegal’

The West African state of Mauritania on Saturday attacked US anti-slavery campaigners to whom it had denied entry, saying their trip would have violated the law.

US anti-slavery activists denied entry to Mauritania

A group of American anti-slavery activists were denied entry to Mauritania on Friday after landing at the airport in Nouakchott, local activists and the US embassy said.

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French Open champ Simona Halep to miss Eastbourne

French Open champion Simona Halep will miss next week’s Wimbledon warm-up at Eastbourne after suffering an Achilles problem.

Kwara colleges of education begin indefinite strike

Workers of the three Colleges of Education in Kwara have started an indefinite industrial action.

Nigeria Customs destroys Tramadol, others worth N102 million

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Seme Command in Badagry, says it has destroyed expired and seized medicaments in its warehouse with a Duty Paid Value (DVP) of N102.4 million.

Lawyer arrested after claiming executed man innocent

An Iranian defence lawyer has been arrested after claiming a man executed this week for killing three policemen was innocent, Iran’s Fars news agency said Wednesday.

Traders lose N150 million to inferno in Ekiti

Some traders operating within the premises of Oja Oba market in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State capital, have lost property worth about N150 million to fire.