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NCF calls for enforcement of sanitation laws to curb pollution

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation on Saturday called for the enforcement of sanitation laws in Lagos State to serve as deterrent to abuses on the environment compounding plastic pollution.

Governor Ajimobi’s wife, groups seek end to human trafficking

Determined to curb illicit trafficking of Nigerians across national and international borders, a non-governmental organisation, the Live Abundantly Empowerment Initiative (LAEI), in collaboration with the Oyo State Government, has held a sensitisation programme to educate citizens in the state of the inhuman treatment victims of human trafficking encounter.

International Women’s Day: Fifi Ejindu, Tonto Dikeh for Women Summit in Abuja

To mark International Women’s Day 2018, a gender based NGO, FAME Foundation Africa, has put together a one-day event for women to converge and share their stories.

Ethiopia bans protests, incitive publications under state of emergency

Ethiopia’s state of emergency (SOE) imposed late last week includes a ban on protests and publications that incite violence, Defence Minister Siraj Fegessa said on Saturday.

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Ethiopia’s Attorney General Birhanu Tsegaye speaks about the corruption and human rights violation reports in the country, following the detention of 63 military and intelligence officers in Addis Ababa, Nov. 12, 2018. AFP

Ethiopia arrests ex-intelligence chief Yared Zerihun

Ethiopia’s former deputy intelligence chief has been arrested, Attorney General Berhanu Tsegaye said on Twitter on Thursday.
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African swine fever spreads in China

African swine fever has spread rapidly to more than half of China’s provinces despite measures to contain it, the government said, warning that a situation previously described as under control had become “very serious.”

TCN attributes outage in Benin City to maintenance work

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has attributed the outage being experienced by electricity consumers in Benin City to maintenance work being carried out by Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC).
Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi arrives on stage to pose for a group photo before the start of the ASEAN-Japan summit on the sidelines of the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Singapore on November 14, 2018. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Rohingya crisis besieges Suu Kyi at Singapore summit

Diplomatic niceties have been in short supply for Aung San Suu Kyi at a summit in Singapore, where the one-time rights champion has been publicly chastised over her handling of the Rohingya crisis, compounding a dismal week for Myanmar's de facto leader.
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Lebohang Maboe: Bafana Bafana won’t sit back gainst Super Eagles

Bafana Bafana of South Africa midfielder, Lebohang Maboe, says Bafana Bafana are not likely to sit back when they host Group E leaders Nigeria in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Saturday at the FNB Stadium, Johannesburg on Saturday.