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World Press Day: JAP urges federal government to support journalists

Mr Wale Elekolusi, the Coordinator, Journalists Against Poverty (JAP), has called for the continued support of the Federal Government to enable journalists carry out their duties in the interest of the citizens.

Tukur Buratai laments sustained Boko Haram attacks in North East

Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), on Monday, lamented that the Boko Haram terrorists group had sustained its criminal activities in the North East, thereby bringing untold hardship, pains and fears upon the citizens, in spite of troops’ sustained operations to promote and protect human rights in the area.

Senator Ekweremadu: INEC’s ban on smartphones unconstitutional, unacceptable

Deputy Senate President, Prof Ike Ekweremadu, yesterday slammed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over its decision to ban the use of smart phones at polling units, describing the move as unconstitutional and unacceptable.
Gay Pride

Supreme Court legalises homosexuality, gay sex

India’s Supreme Court has legalised homosexuality and gay sex and decriminalised Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, holding out promise of a new dawn in personal liberty and sexual orientation.

SERAP asks NBC to lift ban on Falz’s ‘This is Nigeria’, others

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has called on the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) “to immediately lift the ban on Jay FM 101.9 Jos, stopping the radio station from playing songs such as Falz’s ‘This is Nigeria’, Wande Coal’s ‘Iskaba’ and Olamide’s ‘See Mary, See Jesus’, and rescind the unlawful fine of N100,000 imposed on the station.”
National Assembly

Ekiti guber: Senate to prevail on relevant bodies to be neutral

The Senate on Thursday assured Nigerians that it would prevail on relevant bodies to be neutral during the conduct of July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State.

Vietnam student receives 6 years in prison for anti-state propaganda

A Vietnamese court has sentenced a student activist to six years imprison and four years under house arrest for spreading “anti-state propaganda” on social media in northern Vietnam, his lawyer said on Wednesday.

Ugandan students defy ban to protest over presidential age limit

Ugandan police on Thursday fired teargas at students who defied a police order banning protests as they demonstrated the proposed removal of presidential age limits that would allow President Yoweri Museveni to stand again in 2021.

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Fernebahce of Turkey winger, Victor Moses will be out for two weeks after sustaining a groin injury in the dying minutes of last weekend’s match against Galatasaray in the Turkish Super Lig.

Victor Moses expected to join Inter Milan after confirming Fenerbahce exit

Victor Moses has intensified the speculation that he will reunite with Antonio Conte at Italian Serie A side Inter Milan next season after confirming he will leave Fenerbahce.
Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri

Adamawa governor-elect fumes over N115 billion debt

Adamawa State Governor-elect, Rt Hon Ahmadu Fintiri, has vowed to ‘step on toes’ over the debt profile of the state under the current administration of Mohammed Jibrilla Bindow.

Apapa gridlock: NUPENG urges Lagos government to develop Orile truck park

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has appealed to the Lagos State Government to help in rehabilitation of the Bola Ahmed Tinubu Truck Park at Orile.
Men wearing Jewish kippa skullcaps attend a November ceremony at the Synagogue Rykestrasse in Berlin to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Kristallnacht Nazi pogrom. Tobias Schwarz-AFP

Jews warned against wearing kippah in Germany

Germany’s government commissioner on anti-Semitism has warned Jews about the potential dangers of wearing the traditional kippah cap in the face of rising anti-Jewish attacks.

Minister: Federal government to deepen efforts toward commercialisation of research findings

The Federal Government on Friday in Abuja said it would intensify efforts toward ensuring research findings in the country were commercialised.