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In election year, Nigeria’s press feeling the pressure

"Nobody is safe. Not the voter, not the journalist, not anybody!" The fears of Femi Adesina, president of the Nigerian Guild of Editors, is echoed by stakeholders and observers of Nigeria’s general election. Amid the tension in the run up to presidential and federal parliamentary elections on March 28, and governor and state parliamentary elections on April 11, journalists can be easy targets.

Journalists I spoke to said they feared attacks from militant groups and were concerned about the ability of security forces to keep them safe. Several journalists have been beaten while covering rallies. These attacks, as well as bombings, has led the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) to threaten to boycott coverage in Rivers state, according to reports. Members of the union in Port Harcourt, the state capital, held a peaceful protest on March 9 calling on authorities to ensure the safety of journalists, news reports said.

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Coach K Will Win and Lose

The sobriquet, long synonymous with the Blue Devils boss Mike Krzyzewski, also belongs to Larry Krystkowiak, whose fourth-seeded Utes play top-seeded Duke on Friday.



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Asia crawls higher after upbeat U.S. data, dollar stands tall
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TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks crawled higher on Friday as upbeat U.S. economic data helped revive some risk appetite lost following air strikes on Houthi militants in Yemen, while the dollar rebounded.

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Modi government puts brakes on India’s universal health plan – Reuters India

Reuters India Modi government puts brakes on India’s universal health planReuters IndiaNEW DELHI (Reuters) – Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked for a drastic cutback of an ambitious health care plan after cost estimates came in at $18.5 billion over five years, several government sources said, delaying a promise made in his election …PM Narendra Modi […]

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Police settle suit over use of tear gas during Missouri protests

(Reuters) – Three Missouri police agencies have agreed to restrict the use of tear gas as part of a settlement of a lawsuit alleging that officers used heavy-handed tactics to quell protests in Ferguson after a white officer fatally shot an unarmed bla…

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India turns to ‘satellite god’ for crop mapping – Reuters

Reuters India turns to ‘satellite god’ for crop mappingReutersNEW DELHI (Reuters) – Sher Singh, a farmer from desert state of Rajasthan, prays to Varuna, the Hindu god of water, for a bountiful harvest. Now, he is also looking to the heavens for satellite imaging to boost his crop. Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to …and more » […]

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A Palestinian sits on top of the rubble of a house under construction after it was demolished by Israeli bulldozers at Al-Aroub refugee camp, near the West Bank City of Hebron April 30, 2014. Israeli military said that “security forces carried out the demolition of two construction sites that were built illegally in Al-Aroub. The sites were demolished after the residents’ requests for building permits were refused due to non-compliance with the required (construction) regulations.”