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(FILES) A file photo taken on November 20, 2017 shows logos of US multinational technology company Google displayed on computers' screens. Google is dropping out of the bidding for a huge Pentagon cloud computing contract that could be worth up to $10 billion, saying the deal would be inconsistent with its principles. The decision by Google, confirmed to AFP in an email October 9, 2018, leaves a handful of other tech giants including Amazon in the running for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract aimed at modernizing the military's computing systems. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE

Google can limit ‘right to be forgotten’ to EU countries

Google can limit the “right to be forgotten” to internet searches made in the European Union, an adviser to the bloc’s top court said on Thursday, backing an appeal by the U.S. search giant against a French fine.
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UN: 39 million people are blind worldwide

The United Nations has estimated that about 39 million people are blind globally, while another 1.3 billion people live with some form of near vision impairment.

Lagos lawyer asks court to stop “Operation Python Dance”

A Lagos-based Rights Campaingner, Chief Malcom Omirhobo, on Wednesday asked a Federal High Court in Abuja declare as unlawful and unconstitutional, the declaration of “Operation Python Dance” across the nation.
Thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators have marched for an annual rally in Hong Kong with activists decrying the government's unprecedented ban on pro-independence symbols.

Thousands take to Hong Kong streets for pro-democracy rally

Thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators have marched for an annual rally in Hong Kong with activists decrying the government's "unprecedented" ban on pro-independence symbols.

Femi Falana petitions NHRC over killing of Shi’ites

Human Rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, SAN, yesterday, petitioned the Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission, to investigate the killing of 492 Shiites by the Army and the Police between 2014 and 2018.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana issues NHRC 7-day ultimatum to begin probe into killing of 492 Shiites...

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, on Monday issued seven days ultimatum to the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, to begin investigation into the alleged killing of 492 Shiites by the Nigerian army and police between 2014 and 2018.
Lawyers for two Reuters reporters jailed for seven years in Myanmar lodged an appeal on Monday against their conviction on charges of breaking the country’s Official Secrets Act.

Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar appeal conviction

Lawyers for two Reuters reporters jailed for seven years in Myanmar lodged an appeal on Monday against their conviction on charges of breaking the country’s Official Secrets Act.
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Guatemala lawmakers propose jail for ‘hate’ speech

Guatemala lawmakers have introduced legislation that would punish with prison time certain kinds of speech criticising elected officials and candidates.

European Court upholds Austrian conviction for disparaging Islam

Austrian courts did not violate the right to freedom of expression of a woman convicted for implying that the Prophet Mohammed was a paedophile, a European Court ruled on Thursday.

Court orders police to pay Charly Boy N50 million damages

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the Nigeria Police Force, IGP and the FCT Commissioner of Police to pay N50 million to Charles Oputa, a.k.a Charly Boy, the convener of ‘OurMumuDonDo’ movement.
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Barcelona monitoring Ronaldinho’s support of right-wing candidate in Brazil

Barcelona are monitoring the situation with former player Ronaldinho in light of his support for right-wing presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro in the upcoming Brazilian elections.
Victor Mallet, the FT’s Asia news editor, and a British national, angered authorities in Beijing and Hong Kong by hosting a speech at the city’s press club by Andy Chan, the leader of a tiny pro-independence political party.

Hong Kong leader refuses to explain journalist visa denial

Hong Kong's leader on Tuesday refused to say why the city denied a visa to a Financial Times journalist despite escalating demands for an explanation of the unprecedented challenge to freedom of the press.

UN experts condemn ‘targeting’ of rights defenders in Egypt

A group of UN human rights experts have condemned what they call the systematic targeting of human rights defenders in Egypt and are "gravely concerned" at their prolonged periods of detention.
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Tanzanian opposition boycotts elections

Tanzania's main opposition party on Wednesday said it would boycott the electoral process until further notice after by-elections that it said had been wrecked by "militarization" by the authorities.
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President Buhari not sympathetic to violent herdsmen – Presidency

The Presidency on Wednesday dismissed as wicked and unfounded the conclusion by a media house that President Muhammadu Buhari is sympathetic to the activities of violent herdsmen.
Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have spent more than eight months in prison [Myo Kyaw Soe-Reuters]

UN demands unconditional release of convicted Reuters journalists

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, has said that journalists’ conviction in Myanmar was a message that press “cannot operate fearlessly”.
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Woman jailed for complaining about mosque noise

A woman in Muslim-majority Indonesia was sentenced to 18 months in jail Tuesday for complaining about the volume of a mosque’s call to prayer — the latest conviction under a controversial blasphemy law.
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DAAR: Federal government is out to muzzle, stifle us out of operations

The Management of Daar Communications, a broadcast outfit, Thursday raised the alarm that ahead of 2019 general and Presidential elections, the federal government is out to muzzle and stifle them out of operations.

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Federal government urged to rename Eagle Square Abuja in honour of former President Shagari

Rep Abubakar Chika (APC-Niger), on Thursday, urged the Federal Government to immortalise former President Shehu Shagari by renaming Abuja Eagle Square after him.

NAFDAC destroys N400m substandard drugs in Nasarawa

National Agency for Food, Drugs, Administration and Control, NAFDAC, yesterday, destroyed substandard, falsified and expired drugs and other related products estimated at over N400m in Nasarawa state.
Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, President Muhammadu Buhari, has assured Nigerians that he will continue to promote national unity, calling on the people to vote for him and other candidates of the APC in the poll.-10

President Buhari: Fighting corruption is important to my administration

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that fight against corruption was of utmost importance to his administration.
As Port Harcourt play host to 13 presidential aspirants and their supporters for primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party, Gov. Nyesom Wike has assured all delegates of a memorable stay.

Governor Wike: Rotimi Amaechi behind plot to destroy Justice Onnoghen

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, has said that the Minister of Transportation was behind the plot to destroy the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onoghen.
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Solomon Ogbeide: Mamelodi victory gives Lobi more confidence

Lobi Stars of Makurdi coach Solomon Ogbeide has declared that his side’s 2-1 victory against Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa in their first group match of the CAF Champions League has given them a boost in confidence.