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Daniah al-Ghalbi, a newly-licensed Saudi woman driver, sits in her car during a test-drive in the Red Sea resort of Jeddah on Saturday. Amer Hilabi | AFP | Getty Images

Celebrations, tears as Saudi Arabia overturns ban on women driving

Saudi women celebrated taking the wheel for the first time in decades Sunday as the kingdom overturned the world’s only ban on female motorists, a historic reform expected to usher in a new era of social mobility.

Qatar limits hours, ensures pay for domestic workers

Qatar has approved a law limiting domestic staff to a maximum of 10 hours’ work a day, the first such protection for thousands of household maids, nannies and cooks in the emirate.

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Edo chief judge warns lawyers against perpetuating injustice

Chief Judge of Edo State, Justice Esohe Frances Ikponmwen, has warned lawyers against perpetuating injustice by being oppressive in the way the processes of court are used.

2019: Group endorse Rivers APC guber candidate

An advocacy group within the All Progressives Congress (APC), the Rivers Unity House (RUH), has declared that its support for the party’s governorship candidate in Rivers State, Pastor Tonye Cole, remains unshaken.
The Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) plans to recapitalise to the tune of N500 billion, its Managing Director, Mr Ahmed Dangiwa, has said.

Federal government, labour to build 200 housing units for workers in Katsina

The federal government through the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) in collaboration with the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and other affiliated unions in Nigeria Saturday flagged off the construction of 200 housing units in Katsina State.
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Benin DisCo takes safety sensitization programme to schools

The Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) has launched its safety sensitization programme in schools by creating awareness in primary schools about how to keep safe around electricity in general and how to observe best safe practices in their homes with electricity.

Anambra FRSC commander dies in auto crash

The Anambra State Federal Road Safety Corps Sector Commander, Sunday Ajayi, has reportedly died in an auto crash.