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People line up to purchase Apple Daily newspaper from a newspaper stall after police raided its newsroom and arrested five executives the day before, in Hong Kong, China early June 18, 2021. REUTERS-James Pomfret

Two Apple Daily executives charged with collusion with foreign country

Hong Kong police charged the chief editor and chief executive of pro-democracy tabloid Apple Daily on Friday with collusion with a foreign country, a national security case that has sent chills through the city’s media.
Wales are bracing for a hostile reception when they face Turkey in Baku at Euro 2020 on Wednesday while rejuvenated Italy can seal their place in the last-16 with victory against Switzerland.

Euro 2020: Wales set for hostile crowd as Italy eye knockouts

Wales are bracing for a hostile reception when they face Turkey in Baku at Euro 2020 on Wednesday while rejuvenated Italy can seal their place in the last-16 with victory against Switzerland.
Twitter's suspension in Nigeria will end once the US social media giant submits to local licencing, registration and conditions, the government said on Wednesday, rejecting criticism the ban had stifled freedom of expression.

Twitter ban: Nigerian government dragged to court

A Human Rights Activist, Inibehe Effiong, has sued the Federal Government to court for suspending social media platform, Twitter.
Annkio Briggs

Annkio Briggs: President Buhari’s ‘dot in a circle’ comment attempt to divide South-south, South-east

The social critic and human rights activist, Annkio Briggs, says the “dot in a circle” comment by President Muhammadu Buhari is an attempt to divide the people of the south-east and the south-south.
Journalist Agba Jalingo has been released from prison custody after meeting his bail conditions.

Protest: Group calls for release of Agba Jalingo, others

A non-governmental organisation, Citizens’ Solution Network, has called for the immediate and unconditional release of an activist and newspaper publisher, Agba Jalingo, and others arrested on Saturday during the June 12 protest in Calabar, Cross River State.
Veteran Nigerian singer and Humans Right activist, Onyeka Onwenu, has enjoined President Muhammadu Buhari to withdraw troops deployed to the South East and dialogue with secessionist agitators and youths in the region to stop the killings.

Onyeka Onwenu: Soldiers are killing our people in South-East

Veteran Nigerian singer and Humans Right activist, Onyeka Onwenu, has enjoined President Muhammadu Buhari to withdraw troops deployed to the South East and dialogue with secessionist agitators and youths in the region to stop the killings.

Ogun council poll: Activist dissociates self from statement over APC primaries

A political activist, Mr Ramoni Sonuga, has dissociated himself from media reports indicating that some leaders of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State had resorted to imposition of candidates against the popular wishes of the general members of the ruling party.
Residents of Benin City, capital of Edo state, on Monday woke up to the rumor of the death of popular activist and highlife musician, Ambassador Osayomore Joseph.

Family, friends dispel rumor of Osayomore Joseph’s death

Residents of Benin City, capital of Edo state, on Monday woke up to the rumor of the death of popular activist and highlife musician, Ambassador Osayomore Joseph.
Atelewo Cultural Initiative, a Yorùbá socio-cultural organisation, has held a first-of-its-kind virtual auction on Twitter for a novel written in Yorùbá in the late 1950s.

Group organises first-ever Yoruba book auction on Twitter

Atelewo Cultural Initiative, a Yorùbá socio-cultural organisation, has held a first-of-its-kind virtual auction on Twitter for a novel written in Yorùbá in the late 1950s.
Police officers stand guard after blocked Victoria Park on the 32nd anniversary of the crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators at Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 1989, in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2021. REUTERS-Lam Yik

Hong Kong arrests organiser of annual Tiananmen vigils, cordons off commemoration site

Hong Kong police arrested on Friday an organiser of annual vigils for the victims of China’s 1989 Tiananmen crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, in what activists see as a suppression of one of the city’s most powerful symbols of democratic hope.
Vice-chairwoman of Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, Chow Hang-tung holds a candle beside the "Pillar of Shame", mourning those who died during the June 4 military crackdown on the pro-democracy movement at Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 1989, inside the campus of the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China May 2, 2021. Picture taken May 2, 2021. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Hong Kong activist defiant as city prepares to remember victims of Tiananmen

Hong Kong barrister and activist Chow Hang Tung was six years old when her mother took her to a candlelight vigil to mark the anniversary of China’s crackdown on protesters in and around Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989.
Activist and co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls campaign, Aisha Yesufu has been listed amongst the BBC’s 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world.

Aisha Yesufu: Only thing Nigerian government can do is assassinate or arrest me

Human rights activist, Aisha Yesufu, says she isn’t afraid as she continues to speak against the “incompetence” of the Muhammadu Buhari Government.

Mike Ozekhome dismisses constitution amendment exercise

Legal luminary and Human rights lawyer, Mike Ozekhome has dismissed the ongoing Constitution Amendment exercise being embarked upon by the two arms of National Assembly (NASS) with a wave of the hand.
Belarusian prisoner Stepan Latypov, who was arrested during a security crackdown on mass protests following a contested presidential election in 2020, lies on a bench after an attempt to cut his throat inside a defendant's cage in a courtroom in Minsk, Belarus June 1, 2021. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL)/Handout via REUTERS TV

Belarusian prisoner tries to cut own throat in court hearing

A Belarusian prisoner detained in a crackdown on protests tried to cut his own throat during a court hearing on Tuesday after being told his family and neighbours faced prosecution if he did not plead guilty, media, activists and a witness said.

Amnesty: Protesters deserve to be heard, not shot at

A global rights group, Amnesty International, has faulted the shooting of tear gas at the Convener of Revolution Now Movement, Omoyele Sowore, during a rally in Abuja yesterday.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana, Falz, others protest insecurity, poverty in Lagos

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), and his musician son, Folarin, aka Falz, along with scores of Lagosians took to the streets on Monday to protest against the insecurity and poverty ravaging the country.
Omoyele Sowore

Amnesty International, others condemn attack on Omoyele Sowore

Many human rights advocates and organisations have criticised the Nigerian police for firing a teargas canister at Omoyele Sowore, during a protest in Abuja.
Mr Omoyele Sowore and his co-defendant Olawale Bakare have pleaded not guilty to a two-count amended charge levelled against them.

FCT Police deny firing teargas at Omoyele Sowore

The police in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) say they have no record indicating that Omoyele Sowore, an activist and publisher of Sahara Reporters, was shot in Abuja on Monday.
Omoyele Sowore

Omoyele Sowore: Let the struggle continue even if they take my life

Omoyele Sowore, human rights activist, has asked his supporters to carry on with “the struggle” even if he loses his life.
Omoyele Sowore

Sahara Reporters publisher ‘shot’ in Abuja

Leader of #RevolutionaryNow, Mr Omoyele Sowore, was this morning reportedly shot in Abuja by a Police woman. Sowore was addressing some of his supporters at the Unity Fountain along Shehu Shagari Road when the incident happened.
A Ryanair aircraft, which was carrying Belarusian opposition blogger and activist Roman Protasevich and diverted to Belarus, where authorities detained him, lands at Vilnius Airport in Vilnius, Lithuania May 23, 2021. REUTERS/Andrius Sytas

EU imposes sanctions, cuts air links with Belarus over arrest of journalist

European leaders on Tuesday agreed to ban Belarus’ state airline from European Union airports as well as impose economic sanctions targeting companies and individuals accused of financing the regime.
Opposition blogger and activist Roman Protasevich, who is accused of participating in an unsanctioned protest at the Kuropaty preserve, arrives for a court hearing in Minsk, Belarus April 10, 2017. Picture taken April 10, 2017. REUTERS-Stringer

Belarus scrambles fighter to force airliner to land, arrests opponent

Authorities in Belarus scrambled a fighter jet and flagged what turned out to be a false bomb alert to force a Ryanair plane to land on Sunday and then detained an opposition-minded journalist who was on board, drawing criticism from across Europe.

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Manuel Neuer is the subject of a UEFA investigation after he wore a rainbow coloured captain’s armband in support of Pride Month during his country’s first two games against France and Portugal at this year’s Euros.

UEFA backs down over Manuel Neuer’s rainbow armband

UEFA has dropped its investigation of Manuel Neuer’s rainbow captain’s armband after declaring that the Germany skipper’s decision to wear it is a ‘team symbol of diversity’.
The National President of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Mohammed Ibrahim, says the union might embark on an industrial action if the Federal Government does not listen to their demands.

SSANU threatens strike over Nigerian government’s directives on workers of staff schools

The Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) has advised the Federal Government to withdraw the circular directing that workers of the Staff schools should not be captured in the 2022 budget.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest school proprietor for ‘sexually harassing’ 14-year-old

The police in Lagos have arrested one Emmanuel Madueke, the 62-year-old proprietor of Megland Comprehensive School, Lekki, for allegedly sexually assaulting and harassing a 14-year-old student of his school.
France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen delivers a speech for the next year's municipal elections in an end-summer annual address to partisans in Frejus, France September 15, 2019. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier/File Photo

French far right irked by election results, southern region in play

France's far right performed worse than predicted in Sunday's regional elections, exit polls showed, leaving victory in the southern battleground of Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur and a platform for the 2022 presidential election in the balance.

Somali Army kills 24 al-Shabab militants

Somali National Army (SNA) said its forces killed 24 al-Shabab terrorists after a foiled terror attack on its military base in the southern town of Diinsoor on Saturday night.

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Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has felicitated with Nigerians on the occasion of Christmas celebration and urged everyone to adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols.

Governor Tambuwal: PDP determined to ‘rescue’ Nigeria

State governors under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have pledged to provide the needed platform for the party to return to power at the national level in 2023.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Suspected herders kill 12 in Plateau community

No fewer than 12 persons were reportedly killed on Sunday night by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Kushe community and in Kuru District of Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State.
Caf president Patrice Motsepe, the former Mamelodi Sundowns president, has given the green light for an African Super League.

Caf supremo: African Super League being assessed

Caf president Patrice Motsepe, the former Mamelodi Sundowns president, has given the green light for an African Super League.
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Enugu APC passes vote of confidence in Senator Eze

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Enugu State chapter has passed a vote of confidence in its 2019 governorship candidate, Sen. Ayogu Eze, for being a blessing to the party since he joined the party.
Neymar netted on 33 minutes and his corner was headed home by Marquinhos just prior to the hour mark at the Parc des Princes, with Cameroonian forward Ignatius Ganago pulling a goal back for Lens.

Brazil’s Neymar to miss Tokyo Olympics

Paris Saint Germain striker Neymar, the world’s most expensive footballer, will not play for Brazil at the Tokyo Olympics, but veteran Daniel Alves did make the squad announced Thursday.