New Zealand PM to visit Australian counterpart

Australia’s new Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has held face-to-face meetings with the leaders of the United States, India, Japan and Indonesia during his hectic two weeks in office, but he will receive a world leader for the first time when…

*Lagosians worry over wastes, flooding as plastics take over (Guardian)*Traders count losses, as FHA demolishes structures, markets in FESTAC (Vanguard)

Lagosians worry over wastes, flooding as plastics take over (Guardian) With threat of flooding as a result of blocked drains, Lagosians have said attitudinal change by residents could avert flooding in the megacity. At present, waste management has become an…

*Lagos security guard shoots motorist over deflated tyre (Punch) *Lagos extends market hours (Nation)

Lagos security guard shoots motorist over deflated tyre (Punch) A security guard, Lawrence Ajigboye, has been arrested by men of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly shooting a car owner, Obasi Ogbonaya, in the thigh around the Energy filling…

New Zealand tighens gun laws again after mosque attack (Guardian)

New Zealand announced plans for a national firearms register Monday in its second round of gun law reforms following the Christchurch mosque attacks which killed 51 Muslim worshippers. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said regulations around who could hold firearm licences…

Jacinda Ardern returns girl’s ‘dragon research’ bribe (BBC)

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has rejected a “bribe” from an 11-year-old girl who wrote asking her government to conduct dragon research. The girl, identified only as Victoria, wanted to be given telekinetic powers so she could become a…

*Atiku, Obi rejoice with Adeleke over Tribunal ruling (Nation) * We’ll appeal tribunal judgment on Osun governorship, says APC (Nation)

Atiku, Obi rejoice with Adeleke over Tribunal ruling (Nation) The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar and his running mate, Peter Obi have rejoiced with Senator Ademola Adeleke, the party’s governorship candidate in the Osun September…

New Zealand to ban military style weapons (BBC)

New Zealand will ban all types of semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles following the Christchurch attacks, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said. The announcement comes less than a week after 50 people were killed at two mosques, allegedly by a…

Christchurch shootings: Jacinda Ardern calls for global anti-racism fight (BBC)

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has called for a global fight to root out racist right-wing ideology following last week’s deadly attack on two mosques in Christchurch. In one of her first interviews since then, she told the BBC…

Christchurch shootings: Ardern vows never to say gunman’s name (BBC)

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has vowed never to say the name of the Christchurch mosque gunman. “He sought many things from his act of terror, but one was notoriety – that is why you will never hear me…

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