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Hungary ‘slave labour’ law sparks protest (BBC)

Protests have broken out in Hungary after the country’s parliament passed new labour laws, which have been labelled “slave labour” by opponents. New rules mean companies can demand up to 400 hours of overtime a year and delay payment for…

Second Canadian held as China row deepens (BBC)

A second Canadian has been detained in China on accusations of harming national security, as tension continues between the two countries. It was confirmed on Thursday that Michael Spavor, a businessman, had been detained in addition to former diplomat Michael…

Jose Mourinho criticises starting players after Champions League defeat by Valencia (BBC)

Jose Mourinho criticised Manchester United’s starting players after their limp Champions League loss to Valencia, saying he “did not learn anything”. The 2-1 defeat saw United miss a chance to top Group H but Mourinho said it was still a…

Blurred Lines: Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams to pay $5m in final verdict (BBC)

The ruling concludes a legal battle that began in 2013, when Marvin Gaye’s family claimed Blurred Lines copied Gaye’s 1977 hit Got to Give It Up. Gaye’s family initially won the case in 2015, but Thicke and Williams appealed. A…

Police foil suicide bomb attack in Maiduguri (Guardian)

The Police in Borno successfully foiled a lone suicide bomb attack on Wednesday night in Maiduguri, the Police Commissioner, Mr Damian Chukwu, has said. Chukwu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) by telephone that the incident occurred at about…

Ankara train crash leaves nine dead, 47 injured (Guardian)

Nine people were killed and nearly 50 injured after a high-speed train crashed into a locomotive in the Turkish capital on Thursday, officials said. Transport Minister Cahit Turhan told reporters in televised remarks that three of those killed were operators…

Having sex in car in public is criminal, says Lagos Police (Guardian)

Lagos State police boss, Imohimi Edgal has warned Lagosians against having sex in a car in a public space, whether the act is consensual or not. A police spokesman Abayomi Shogunle said on Tuesday that having sex in a car…

EFCC secures one year conviction for job scammer (Guardian)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday secured the conviction of one Aminu Abubakar Sadiq at the Borno State High Court, Maiduguri, on a one-count charge bordering on inducement to the tune of N864,000. Acting Spokesman to the EFCC,…

Ohanaeze Ndigbo rejects Anozie as Oyo Ezeigbo (Independent)

Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, has called on Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, security agencies and the general public not to accord Alex Anozie the position of Ezeigbo of Ibadan and Oyo State. The organisation made the…

Police arrest notorious traffic robber at Iju-Ishaga (Vanguard)

A notorious traffic robber that has been terrorizing Iju-Ishaga area of Lagos State was arrested, weekend, by the Police after a gun duel that lasted for hours. Other members of the robbery gang narrowly escaped with injuries during the encounter.…

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