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New legislation regulating print and online media alarmed press freedom advocates, who fear it will grant authorities censorship tools [K.M.Chaudary-AP]

Pakistan’s journalists complain of increasing censorship

Pakistani journalists, who have taken on military leaders and been beaten and jailed in the pursuit of a free press, say they now face a form of censorship that is more subtle but no less chilling, one spearheaded by the security services.
UI International School

Parents sue International School Ibadan over hijab

Parents of some female Muslim students of International School, Ibadan (ISI) have sued its authority for barring their children from wearing hijab on their school uniforms.

Hijab crisis: Parents of UI school urged to abide by regulations

The Board of Governors of the International School of the University of Ibadan on Wednesday rose from its meeting with a resolution that the dress code of the school should be maintained.

Hijab: UI-owned school insists on retaining dress code

The International School Ibadan (ISI) says it will continue to maintain the dress code of the 55-year-old institution.
Pakistan Islamists

Pakistan Islamists block roads to protest acquittal of Christian

Pakistan’s ultra-Islamist party blocked roads in major cities for a third day on Friday in protest against the acquittal of a Christian woman on death row for blasphemy allegations.
Asim Munir

Pakistan appoints new head of powerful intelligence agency

Pakistan has appointed a new chief for its powerful intelligence agency, the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), as the previous appointee completed his term, the military said.
Nigeria Police

Police nab fake military colonel in Abia

A 22 two-year-old man identified as Ukpabi Kenneth is currently in the custody of the Abia State Police Command for claiming to be a colonel in the Nigerian Army.
Hanif Abbasi

Pakistan candidate gets life term in drug case days before poll

A candidate for the party of Pakistan’s ousted former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has been jailed for life by an anti-narcotics court, just days before a general election.

Two Nigerians arrested for forgery in India

Indian security officials have arrested two Nigerians in the India-Nepal border town of Raxaul, Bihar for allegedly forging the documents used in entering the country.

Court to decide on fate of diesel cars in Germany

A court will decide on Thursday whether German cities can ban heavily polluting cars, potentially wiping hundreds of millions of euros off the value of diesel cars on the country’s roads.

Top Pakistani rights advocate Asma Jahangir dies

Leading Pakistani human rights advocate Asma Jahangir has died, a family member said Sunday, in a stinging blow to the country's embattled rights community. She was 66.

Nine dead as Taliban gunmen storm Pakistan school – officials

Nine people were killed and dozens injured Friday when burqa-clad Taliban militants stormed a training institute in the northwestern city of Peshawar as Pakistan marked the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed, officials said.

Nine dead as Taliban militants storm Pakistan school

Nine people were killed and dozens injured Friday when Taliban militants stormed a training institute in the northwestern city of Peshawar as Pakistan marked the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed, officials said.

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Nigeria Eurobond yields rise after surprise election delay

The electoral commission said the postponement, which is due to last a week, was due solely to logistical factors and denied political pressure had played any part in the decision. President Muhammadu Buhari and his rival, former vice president Atiku Abubakar, both urged voters to stay calm.

Election postponement: NLC demand public holiday

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has asked government to declare a two or three-day public holiday to enable workers travel to perform their civic responsibility in the face of imminent voter apathy as a result of the shift in the date of the general elections.
Sani Kaita

Woman petitions NAPTIP over alleged child abandonment by ex-international footballer

A woman, Ms Esther Emiola, has petitioned the Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) over alleged child abandonment by former international footballer, Sani Kaita.
Jerome Boateng

Bayern Munich leave out Jerome Boateng, Franck Ribery for Champions League clash with Liverpool

Bayern Munich have left Jerome Boateng out of their squad for their Champions League match against Liverpool on Tuesday night, while Franck Ribery will travel separately to Liverpool on Monday.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed a meeting for Monday to review the ban on electioneering during the one week extension of poll.

Election: INEC meets as political parties vow to reopen campaign

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed a meeting for Monday to review the ban on electioneering during the one week extension of poll.