Benin court remands two for homosexuality

An Oredo Magistrates’ Court in Benin on Wednesday ordered the remand of two men, 31-year-old Paul Frank and 22-year-old Ejimofor Christian for allegedly committing unnatural offence. The duo are facing charges bordering on conspiracy, unlawful carnal knowledge and stealing. The Chief Magistrates, Mrs M.C. Ojobo, ordered the remand of both accused person in prison custody,… Read More Benin court remands two for homosexuality

Gunmen abduct prominent female Iraqi journalist

Gunmen have kidnapped an outspoken Iraqi journalist, Afrah Shawqi al-Qaisi, after storming her home in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, security officials and the journalist’s sister said on Tuesday. The gunmen were dressed in civilian clothes and arrived in three pickup trucks at the journalist’s home around 10 p.m. local time on Monday night, the… Read More Gunmen abduct prominent female Iraqi journalist

Federal government ousts 50,000 ghost workers from payroll

To rid the public service of corruption, the Federal Government has identified 50,000 ghost workers in a move that saved the country N200 billion. Government’s action ensured that the N13 billion taken monthly from the payroll between February and December 2016 was saved. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu,… Read More Federal government ousts 50,000 ghost workers from payroll

Bomb attack in Afghan capital leaves member of parliament, son and several officials injured

A bomb attack targeted a member of Afghanistan’s parliament in the capital, Kabul, on Wednesday, injuring him and several other people, officials said. Fakori Behishti, a member of parliament from Bamyan province, and his son were wounded in the blast, an official with the parliament’s security department said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility… Read More Bomb attack in Afghan capital leaves member of parliament, son and several officials injured