*Our co-tenants gagged me with cloth, took turns to rape me, teenager cries out (Vanguard)*Lagos police arrest 3 kidnappers in Mushin (Punch)

Our co-tenants gagged me with cloth, took turns to rape me, teenager cries out (Vanguard) A 16-year-old girl who was ganged raped by two of their co-tenants has revealed that she was at home with her younger siblings at Efunye…

*Tricycle rider commits suicide on Lagos football pitch (Punch)*Police arraign man, 24, over alleged US$600 theft (Vanguard)

Tricycle rider commits suicide on Lagos football pitch (Punch) A widow, Nike Adekola, is yet to recover from the shock of losing her husband, Suleman, who reportedly committed suicide by drinking a local insecticide in the Ikotun area of Lagos…

*Third Mainland Bridge reopens Monday, says Lagos govt (Nation)*One killed, scores injured as Lagos Island area boys clash (Tribune)

Third Mainland Bridge reopens Monday, says Lagos govt (Nation) The Third Mainland Bridge, which was scheduled to open on Tuesday, will open today, the Lagos State government has said. This followed the completion of the work on the three expansion…

Suu Kyi criticised for ‘silence’ over Myanmar genocide claims (Guardian)

The Gambia condemned Aung San Suu Kyi’s “silence” over the plight of Rohingya Muslims on Thursday after the Nobel Peace Prize laureate defended Myanmar against genocide charges at the UN’s top court. Lawyers for the mostly Muslim African country said…

Rohingya crisis: US imposes sanctions on top Myanmar generals (BBC)

The US has imposed sanctions on Myanmar’s top general and three senior officers, accusing them of human rights violations against Rohingya Muslims. The generals and their families are banned from entering the US. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said there…

Myanmar shuts nurseries, makes arrest in toddler rape case (Guardian)

Seven nurseries in Myanmar’s capital remained closed Thursday as police charged a suspect for allegedly raping a two-year-old, a case that has horrified a country where experts say assaults on children are widespread. The father of the girl spoke to…

Myanmar military accused of fresh war crimes in Rakhine (BBC)

Myanmar’s army is committing fresh war crimes against ethnic groups in Rakhine state, according to human rights group Amnesty International. In a new report, Amnesty accuses the army of carrying out extrajudicial killings, torture and arbitrary arrests amid an operation…

Myanmar army says it killed six unarmed prisoners (BBC)

Myanmar’s army has said it shot dead at least six people detained in a village school in Rakhine state. A spokesman confirmed troops fired on unarmed detainees saying they had tried to grab the soldiers’ weapons. The detained were being…

Myanmar families urge Myanmar journalists’ release (BBC)

Family, friends and colleagues of two Reuters journalists imprisoned in Myanmar have called for their immediate release one year on from their arrest. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were earlier this week honoured among other persecuted or killed journalists…

Myanmar defends Twitter CEO blasted for ‘tone deaf’ tweets (Guardian)

Patriotic internet users in Myanmar have rushed to defend Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, whose tweets following a visit to the “beautiful” country drew global scorn for failing to mention the persecution of Rohingya Muslims. Dorsey posted a series of gushing…

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