Turkey shuts down media agencies, issue arrest warrants for journalists

The Turkish government continues to take action against soldiers and institutions after this month’s failed coup attempt. Amid a state of emergency, 45 newspapers, 16 television stations and three news agencies have been closed, state-run news agency Anadolu said on Wednesday. Anadolu said nearly 1,700 soldiers, including 87 generals, have been fired. President Recep Tayyip… Read More Turkey shuts down media agencies, issue arrest warrants for journalists

Former Imo Governor, Ikedi Ohakim appeals to INEC to check for manipulation of results in rerun elections

An appeal has gone to the management of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to check the spate of massive manipulation of poll results, snatching of ballot materials at gun point and other crude and stone-age styled electoral malpractices, as Imo State prepares for the supplementary poll scheduled for today. Chief Ikedi Ohakim, who made… Read More Former Imo Governor, Ikedi Ohakim appeals to INEC to check for manipulation of results in rerun elections

14 foreigners to be executed in Indonesia for drug crimes

Indonesia has confirmed it will execute 14 people on death row for drug crimes in the coming days. UN human rights officials have expressed concern over the planned executions, urging Jakarta to put an end to “unjust” capital punishment. The inmates have not been officially named but they are known to include citizens of Nigeria,… Read More 14 foreigners to be executed in Indonesia for drug crimes