The Federal Government has asked the Supreme Court to grant “an extension of time” for old naira notes to remain in circulation as a legal tender

The government also wants the court to lift its March 3 order – which instructed that theold naira notes should remain alongside the new notes till December 31. In the fresh application by the Attorney-General of the Federation, Lateef Fagbemi,the Federal Government further explained that should the Supreme Court decline itsrequest to extend the period […]

India’s Supreme Court has declined to legalise same-sex unions, dashing the hopes of millions of LGBTQ+ people seeking marriage equality.

The court instead accepted the government’s offer to set up a panel to consider granting more legal rights and benefits to same-sex couples. Activists and same-sex couples said they were disappointed by the judgement and would continue their campaign, arguing that not being able to marry violated their constitutional rights and made them “second-class citizens”.