[Al Jazeera] Egyptian writers, artists and filmmakers have launched a public campaign for greater freedom of creativity and expression following the jailing of a novelist on charges of violating “public modesty” through his writing.
[Daily Trust] Gombe -A policeman has allegedly shot a secondary school student Sadiq Yunusa to death while playing inter-secondary school games in Pantami Stadium, Gombe.
[ISS] Investigations into recent terrorist attacks, such as those in Paris and Jakarta, led to reports of extremist groups using encrypted cell phone apps, such as Telegram, to avoid government surveillance. This has fuelled further calls from government officials and security agencies worldwide for stricter regulations to monitor Internet users and the use of encryption.
[New Zimbabwe] NO LONGER able to feed itself and with three million of its citizens facing hunger after a severe drought, Zimbabwe earlier this month appealed for $1.6bln from donors to help avert starvation.
[Vanguard] Candidates of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, UTME who are experts in guessing answers to questions during examinations, should better study hard to have a mastery of their subjects, as the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has acquired a software that reduces the tendency for students to guess accurately during examination.
[Akilah Net] You’ve collected your diploma, tossed your cap in the air, and snapped photos with your family. You’re ready to take on the real world!
[Daily Trust] The Nigerian army said troops in Borno State have foiled an attempt by Boko Haram to attack Dikwa.
[Accra Report] President John Mahama says he has kept his promise to end a four-year power crisis that crippled businesses and left many jobless.
[Nation] Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has ordered swift punishment for teachers who were filmed caning students.
[Monitor] Dar es Salaam -About 2.17 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of natural gas reserves have been discovered in coast region, the Tanzanian government has confirmed.