Russia passes ‘Answer to Blinken’ gay propaganda law

Russia’s lower house of parliament has unanimously voted to extend its ban on so-called “gay propaganda”. Under the latest version of the law, any promotion of homosexuality – including in books, films and online – is illegal and carries heavy…

US and Chinese diplomats to meet at UN amid Taiwan tensions

Senior diplomats from the United States and China will meet later today with tensions high after a visit to Taiwan by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and an explicit pledge by US President Joe Biden to defend the Chinese-claimed island.…

*Rivers prosecutes pastor, policeman for alleged murder (Guardian)*Toyin Lawani’s near-nude video angers fans (Punch)

Rivers prosecutes pastor, policeman for alleged murder (Guardian) The Rivers State government has taken over the prosecution of Chidiebere Okoroafor, a pastor of a new generation church in Oyigbo local council of the state, who allegedly murdered three persons in…

With U.S. intelligence, NATO to discuss Russian intent near Ukraine

NATO foreign ministers will discuss on Tuesday President Vladimir Putin’s possible intent for massing Russian troops on Ukraine’s borders, and what the alliance’s response should be, as Belarus announced joint military drills with Russia. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken…

#EndSARS report: US seeks justice for victims, over 75,000 sign ICC petition

The United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, has said America is keenly waiting for the federal and Lagos State governments to take action on the report of the judicial panel of inquiry, which probed the alleged killing of #EndSARS…

US Secretary of State Blinken to visit Nigeria, Kenya, Senegal next week

The United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken will visit Kenya, Nigeria and Senegal from November 15-20, underscoring the depth and breadth of the US relationships with her African partners. During the visit, the Secretary will advance US-Africa collaboration on…

*Lagos transport worker dies during fight over N500 bet (Punch)*Clergyman docked after absconding with N870,000 meant for “spiritual oil” (DailyTrust)

Lagos transport worker dies during fight over N500 bet (Punch) A member of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Rasheed Yinusa, has lost his life during a brawl with a lotto agent, Abdulazeez Olasupo, around the Benson area of…

*Man kills roommate, sells body parts for rituals (Guardian)*Abuja-bound nutritionist missing for 18 days between Ogun, Lagos (Punch)

Man kills roommate, sells body parts for rituals (Guardian) A 34-year-old man, Okpegboro Avwerosuo, has allegedly killed his roommate in Sagbama Town, Sagbama Local Government Area (SALGA) of Bayelsa. Okpegboro was alleged to have sold the deceased’s vital organs to…

*Lawyers dare Lagos over Anti-Cultism Bill (Guardian)*Lagos butcher arrested for defiling two stepdaughters (Punch)

Lawyers dare Lagos over Anti-Cultism Bill (Guardian) Lawyers have criticised punishment for parents of suspects found guilty of cultism, describing such as unconstitutional. The Lagos State House of Assembly, while considering amendment of the Anti-Cultism Bill submitted to it by…

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