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The official of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), who allegedly raped a four-year-old girl at Ejigbo, Lagos State, did not commit the offence after all.   According to our investigation,

the mother of the girl (names withheld) had a misunderstanding with the young officer.

 

 

 Boko Haram Gunmen have killed seven in suicide attack in Borno State, Nigeria.

The attacks happened on Tuesday in the northeastern state of Borno, near the group's Sambisa Forest hideout, where the army is looking to flush out remnants of the rebel group.

 

 

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, on Wednesday, January 6, 2016, met with leaders of the National Assembly and called for the removal of fuel subsidy. During a meeting with some lawmakers from both the lower and upper legislative chambers, she also called for a review of Nigeria’s tax regime.

 

'The Gambia's government has banned its female employees from leaving their hair uncovered at work, a leaked memo quoted by private newspapers says.

Women should use a "head tie and neatly wrap their hair", the memo said, without giving reasons for the ban.

Last month, The Gambia's President, Yahya Jammeh, declared the Muslim-majority country an Islamic republic.

 

 

South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) says it will push for tougher legislation to jail anyone guilty of "racial bigotry", or "glorifying" apartheid.

Black people could no longer be treated as "sub-humans", it said.

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