Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari signs oil reform bill, to present before Senate for approval

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has signed a long-awaited oil-reform bill and it will be formally presented in the Senate as early as next week, four sources familiar with the matter said. The legislation has been in the works for the past 20 years, and the main laws governing Nigeria’s oil and gas exploration have not… Read More Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari signs oil reform bill, to present before Senate for approval

One dead as Cameroonian security forces crack down on protests against President Paul Biya

One protester was killed in Cameroon as police and gendarmes put down protests against the veteran President Paul Biya, the country’s main opposition party said on Tuesday, while accusing security forces of laying siege to their leader’s home. Police and gendarmes fired tear gas and water cannon to break up protests in the commercial hub… Read More One dead as Cameroonian security forces crack down on protests against President Paul Biya

Israeli officials visit Bahrain to discuss relations between countries

Israeli officials visited Bahrain on Wednesday to discuss areas of cooperation between the two countries, a Bahrain government spokesperson said. Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates this month signed agreements to establish formal ties with Israel. Israeli carrier Israir operated a flight from Tel Aviv to Bahrain on Wednesday, flight-tracking website FlightRadar24 showed. Israeli media… Read More Israeli officials visit Bahrain to discuss relations between countries

Australia asks Google to remove images of sacred indigenous site Uluru

Australia has asked Google to remove photographs of the top of the sacred indigenous site, Uluru, a tool that allowed users to appear to walk on its summit. Australia in 2019 closed Uluru, formerly known as Ayers Rock, after a decades-long campaign by indigenous communities to protect it. Parks Australia, which is responsible for the… Read More Australia asks Google to remove images of sacred indigenous site Uluru

Several dead following petrol tanker explosion in Kogi State

At least 28 people were killed on Wednesday following the explosion of a petrol tanker at Felele area of Lokoja, Kogi State capital. According to witnesses, the incident occurred around 0800 hours (GMT +1) when the tanker lost control and rammed into oncoming vehicles. For over an hour, no fire service within the state capital… Read More Several dead following petrol tanker explosion in Kogi State

U.S. President Donald Trump issues executive order to ban military, government contractors from certain diversity training

U.S. President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Tuesday that he said would ban the military, government contractors and federal grantees from some diversity training. The lengthy order says it forbids “divisive concepts,” including teaching that the United States is “fundamentally racist or sexist” or that any individual bears “responsibility for actions committed in… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump issues executive order to ban military, government contractors from certain diversity training

Thailand to launch legal action against Facebook, Google and Twitter over content violation

Thailand’s digital ministry said on Wednesday it would start legal action against Facebook, Twitter and Google this week for ignoring some requests to take down content, in what would be the country’s first such cases against major internet firms. The ministry would file complaints with cybercrime police on Thursday after the U.S. companies missed deadlines… Read More Thailand to launch legal action against Facebook, Google and Twitter over content violation