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Gay Saudi couple seeks asylum in Australia

Two gay Saudi journalists who sought asylum in Australia after being threatened at home over their relationship have been held for weeks at an immigration detention centre, their lawyer said Wednesday.
Saudi Arabia’s state security agency says a social media post on one of its accounts that categorised feminism as extremism was a mistake.

South Arabia apologises for video labelling feminism as extremism

Saudi Arabia’s state security agency says a social media post on one of its accounts that categorised feminism as extremism was a mistake.

Police to arraign 46 ‘homosexuals’ in Lagos on November 22

The Federal High Court in Lagos has fixed November 22, 2019 for the arraignment of 46 persons charged with homosexuality by the police.

Diamond-rich Botswana facing problems ahead of general elections

Diamond-rich Botswana is hailed for its stability, but the southern African nation struggles with income inequality, unemployment and a high rate of HIV.
Tunisians ink their fingers after voting in parliamentary elections, October 6, 2019. FETHI BELAID - AFP

Media magnate, law master face off in Tunisia presidential vote

Almost a month since the launch of Tunisia's presidential vote and whittled down from more than 20 candidates, conservative law professor Kais Saied and media magnate Nabil Karoui face off on Sunday before the country's electorate of seven million.
Parliament of Uganda

Uganda announces ‘Kill the Gays’ bill, death penalty for homosexuals

Uganda has announced plans to reintroduce a bill which would bring in the death penalty for homosexuals in the East African nation.
Three hundred persons chained together in Rigasa, Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State have been rescued by police officers.

Mothers of freed children protest against police, defend Kaduna slave school

Some parents of the freed 300 male children allegedly chained, tortured and sexually abused at an Islamic school or rehabilitation centre in Kaduna have kicked against the police for putting their children in protective custody.
Qatar 2022

Qatar to allow gay football fans at World Cup on one condition

Homosexuality is illegal in Qatar with those convicted facing up to seven years in prison. Furthermore, gay sex is illegal under Sharia law, meaning gay Muslims could face the death penalty – although there are no known cases where this has occurred.

21-year-old arrested for ‘sodomising’ 10 minors in Sokoto

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has arrested a 21-year-old man who is a house help, Usman Abubakar for allegedly sodomising 10 minors in Sokoto.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

CAN happy with federal government over position on same sex marriage

Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has commended the resolute stance of the Federal Government against same-sex marriage and transgender sexuality in Nigeria.

Woman on trial over late-term abortion, sex outside marriage

Hundreds of people protested Monday in front of a Moroccan court as the trial opened of a journalist accused of having a late-term abortion and sexual relations outside marriage.
Gay Rwandan gospel singer Albert Nabonibo says he will learn to live with those who reject him. iStock

Shock after Rwandan gospel singer reveals he is gay

A Rwandan gospel singer has said that he expected a backlash after telling a Christian YouTube channel on Monday that he is gay.
The Emir of Gwandu and the Chairman Kebbi Council of Chiefs, Alhaji Muhammadu Bashar, has attributed the current security challenges in the country to the way in which Nigerians have been ignoring God’s commands and adopting satanic behaviours.

Emir: Homosexuality, lesbianism cause of insecurity in Nigeria

The Emir of Gwandu and the Chairman Kebbi Council of Chiefs, Alhaji Muhammadu Bashar, has attributed the current security challenges in the country to the way in which Nigerians have been ignoring God’s commands and adopting satanic behaviours.
FILE - People hold placards that read stop censorship during a rally against proposed government curbs on access to some websites in Ankara, Turkey, Jan. 18, 2014.

Censorship feared under Turkey’s new rules for online broadcasts

Turkish media freedom advocates are raising alarms about newly announced government powers to license, inspect and possibly censor online broadcasts in the country.
This picture of Jide Macaulay was grabbed on July 13 from Too Gay for God?, a documentary by BBC. BBC-GUARDIAN-SCREENGRAB

Nigerian gay priest in Church of England pushes for marriage with his partner

As a priest, the Church allows Jide Macaulay to be gay. But an outright marriage to his partner is not permitted. He can live with him in a celibate relationship but cannot get married in the church. He risks losing his job in the Church if he does.

Kano Hisbah arrest four over ‘Facebook’ wedding

Four men have been arrested in the northern Nigerian city of Kano for allegedly carrying out a false marriage on Facebook, which the Islamic enforcement agency said had mocked Islam.
The Human Rights Foundation is applauding Nicki Minaj's decision to back out of a concert in Saudi Arabia.

Cancellation of Nicki Minaj’s Saudi concert stirs online anger

The cancellation of a concert by rapper Nicki Minaj in Saudi Arabia triggered a fresh social media storm on Wednesday, with many fans in the ultra-conservative kingdom voicing disappointment and demanding ticket refunds.
Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj pulls out of Saudi Arabia’s music fest

U.S. rap artist, Nicki Minaj, who was billed to perform at the Saudi Arabia Jedda season music festival scheduled for July 18 has cancelled her performance, CNN is reporting.

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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 moves to separate attorney-general from minister of justice

The House of Representatives is seeking to separate the office of the Attorney General of the Federation from that of the Minister of Justice, saying the separation will remove political interference in the operations of the Attorney General.
The number of Justices at the Supreme Court’s Bench has been reduced by one with the retirement of Justice Kumai Bayang Aka’ahs.

Justice Kumai Aka’ahs retires from Supreme Court

The number of Justices at the Supreme Court’s Bench has been reduced by one with the retirement of Justice Kumai Bayang Aka’ahs.

Rivers governor dares opponents, donates N20 million at book launch

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State in Abuja on Tuesday dared his political opponents to do their worst as he donated N20m at the launch of a book titled, ‘The Big Interviews’, authored by Eric Osagie, a former Managing Director of The SUN.
There was wild jubilation in Sagamu on Saturday night after Anthony Joshua regained the WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight titles by defeating Andy Ruiz Jr.

Anthony Joshua replies Deontay Wilder, says tactics against Andy Ruiz deliberate

Anthony Joshua has defended his measured and tactful display against Andy Ruiz Jr, which saw him become a two-time heavyweight world champion.

Central bank expects 2.38% GDP growth by Q4

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) expects to achieve 2.38 per cent Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate in the fourth quarter of this year.