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South Sudan: UN condemns violations of freedom of expression

A UN report has revealed that undue restrictions on freedom of expression are having a “chilling effect” and “further shrinking the space for debate and dissent” in war-torn South Sudan.

Anti-corruption: President Buhari needs support not insults – activist

An activist and public affairs commentator in Adamawa State, Alhaji Suleiman Baba-Jada, has urged Nigerians to render more support to the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari to tackle corruption and other challenges facing the nation.

SERAP drags Nigeria, Cameroon to African Commission over deportation of separatists

The organization urged the Chairperson and Bureau of the Commission “to urgently hold an extra-ordinary session of the African Commission to address the illegal and unfair return of 51 Cameroon refugees, asylum seekers and naturalized Nigerians, and the continuing violations of the rights of the returnees by the government of Cameroon.”

Students protest in Hong Kong over compulsory Mandarin

Hundreds of Hong Kong students protested Friday as tensions escalate on campuses over compulsory testing of Mandarin -- the dominant language of mainland China.

Death toll jumps as Iran protests continue

At least 12 people have been killed in Iran, according to local news media reports, as anti-government demonstrations continued across the country for a fourth night.

Zimbabwean man in court for calling Emmerson Mnangagwa a ‘murderer’

A Zimbabwean man has appeared in court after he was charged for undermining the authority of President Emmerson Mnangagwa, said a report.

US concerned for Uganda journalists hit with treason over ‘Rwanda coup’ story

The United States says it is concerned over seeming media clampdown in Uganda after five publishers and three journalists were recently charged with treason.

DR Congo bans marches over delayed polls

The Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday banned rallies due this week in the capital Kinshasa over the extended rule of President Joseph Kabila despite global concern over a crackdown.

Court orders federal govt to reinstate ex-NEMA spokesperson Yushau Shuaib four years after compulsory...

Justice David Isele of the National Industrial Court, NIC, has ordered the immediate reinstatement of a former spokesperson of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Yushau Shuaib, back into the public service after being forcefully retired in 2013 over an opinion article he wrote on former finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar insists he belongs to APC, amid call to return to PDP

Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President, has declared that he is currently a member of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Afghanistan orders ban of WhatsApp, Telegram

Afghanistan has sparked an outcry after it moved to block WhatsApp and Telegram messaging services.

Two Zimbabwean men charged after calling President Robert Mugabe ‘a dog’ – report

Two Zimbabwean men have reportedly been charged with insulting President Robert Mugabe, 93, after they allegedly described the nonagenarian as "a dog".

Narendra Modi’s party under fire for demanding cuts in Indian film

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party came under fire on Saturday for demanding cuts to an Indian film, claiming it showcased "anti-Modi hatred".

Uproar as Turkey detains top civil society figure

Turkish police have detained a businessman who is one of the country’s leading civil society figures, reports and his lawyer said Thursday, raising fresh alarm over freedom of expression under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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21 ICRC staff resign over sexual misconduct

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says 21 members of staff have left their jobs for sexual misconduct in the last three years.

IGP Ibrahim Idris inaugurates police broadcasting services board

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has inaugurated a 16-man board of the Nigeria Police Broadcasting Services.

2,500 women get training on farming techniques in Benue

No fewer than 2,500 women have been trained by the Youth Agricultural Enterprise Training Programme (YET-P) in Benue on farming techniques to boost production in the state.

FRSC: No need for data capturing to renew driving licence

The Federal Road Safety Corps has said that there is no need for data capturing while applying for renewal of driver’s licence.

Opposition politician hacked to death in Tanzania

An opposition politician was hacked to death at his home in central Tanzania on Thursday night, police said on Friday, as his party described the murder as a "political assassination."

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Full text: Asiwaju Tinubu’s letter on John Oyegun’s alleged interference

I trust that this letter finds you in good health and may that never change. I also hope that you are in an apt frame of mind to read this letter according to the spirit in which it is written and to derive apt counsel from it.

Hadiza Usman: Intels decides what to pay to federal govt from revenue

The managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman, says Integrated Logistics Services Limited (Intels) decides what percentage of revenue generated at the ports to remit to the federal government.

Donald Trump blasts Oprah Winfrey over CBS 60 Minutes episode

U.S. President Donald Trump blasted media mogul Oprah Winfrey on Twitter on Sunday night over a segment on CBS’s 60 Minutes programme and again said he hoped she would face him as an opponent in the 2020 presidential race.

2019: Governor Ajimobi will contest senatorial seat – aide

The Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, has disclosed his intention to run for senatorial election in 2019.

475 Boko Haram suspects freed for lack of evidence

Nigeria has freed another 475 Boko Haram suspects following a series of mass trials in which most cases were dropped for lack of evidence, the justice ministry said Sunday.