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Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni issues guidelines on arrest of suspects, handling rowdy crowds

President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda on Monday issued guidelines on the arrest of suspects and the handling of rowdy crowds amid complaints over growing misconduct by security operatives.

Brazil’s Lula da Silva begins 12 years prison sentence

Former president of Brazil, Lula da Silva, has surrendered to the police to begin his 12-year prison sentence for corruption.

United Nations ‘alarmed’ by DRC crackdown

The UN said it was "deeply alarmed" by the actions of security forces in DR Congo during anti-Kabila protests in Kinshasa last Sunday, and believe the toll of victims during the crackdown "may be higher".

Scores injured as riot police crack down on banned Catalan vote

Spanish riot police used batons and rubber bullets to storm polling stations in Catalonia on Sunday, triggering clashes as thousands turned out to vote in an independence referendum banned by Madrid.

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SGF: Federal government working on early implementation of new minimum wage

The Federal Government is working toward early implementation of new minimum wage which has caused a lot of controversies in recent times, Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation said.
Pope Francis arrives to address the Synod of Bishops, focusing on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment, on October 3, 2018 at the Vatican. - AFP PHOTO - Andreas SOLARO

Pope Francis to visit Bulgaria, Macedonia in May

Pope Francis plans to visit Bulgaria and Macedonia from May, the Vatican spokesman, Greg Burke, said on Thursday.

EFCC files 59 charges against Doyin Okupe over alleged N120 million fraud

Following his inability to return N120m allegedly received from the Office of the National Security Adviser, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, has filed 59 charges against a former Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe.

NECA tasks federal government on implementation of minimum wage by January 2019

The Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association says Federal Government must conclude all legal processes for the implementation of the 30,000 minimum wage before Dec. 31, to ensure its implementation by January 1, 2019.

Federal government says $4.2 billion of textiles, garments imported or smuggled into Nigeria annually

The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Hajiya Aisha Abubakar, said the cumulative value of textiles and garments imported or smuggled into the country annually was estimated at 4.2 billion dollars.