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Tunisian media protest pressure by police to whitewash news

Scores of journalists held a sit-in Friday in the Tunisian capital to protest what they say is growing pressure to film, photograph and write only what puts security officers and the government in a good light, reviving memories of the era before Tunisia kicked off the Arab Spring seven years ago.

Two jailed journalists released on parole in Turkey

A Turkish court ordered Tuesday the release on parole of two journalists who were jailed accused of involvement in the failed coup attempt last year to oust President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported.

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Donald Trump wants teachers armed to prevent school shootings

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Brooks Lotto: Sport betting has come to stay in Nigeria

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Nigerian soldier shoots superior in Borno

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APC moves to stop defection of Senators Kwankwaso, Saraki, others

With dwindling goodwill from the six geo-political zones of the country, if President Buhari is seeking reelection in 2019 he must arrest the drift of many chieftains of the party who are being wooed by the opposition parties, especially the PDP, analysts said.

NSDC shoots vigilance team member in Bayelsa

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Electricity theft: JEDC promises handsome reward for whistle blowers

Worried by incessant by-pass of its meters and massive illegal connections, the Jos Electricity Distribution Company (JEDC), has promised handsome rewards to whistle blowers who report such electricity thieves.

2019: We are ready for elections – IGP Ibrahim Idirs

The Inspector General of Police, (IGP), Mr. Ibrahim Idris, has said his men are ready to assist in conducting the 2019 elections by ensuring peace and providing adequate security in the country to forestall breakdown of law and order.

Senate, others fault Governor el-Rufai’s govt over demolition of APC faction’s HQ

The crisis rocking the Kaduna State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has taken a new dimension as the office of the faction led by Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi was demolished on Tuesday.