Journalist in coma after being beaten unconscious by Ondo state police

first_img June 10, 2021 Find out more Twitter blocked, journalism threatened in Nigeria January 28, 2021 Find out more NigeriaAfrica News Reporters Without Borders voiced shock today at the severity of an attack on journalist Dare Folorunso of state-owned Ondo State Radiovision Corporation (OSRC), who was beaten unconscious by several policemen, including a deputy commissioner, at a May Day rally on 1 May in Akure, in the southwestern state of Ondo. He is now in a coma.“The election campaign has created a very difficult climate for press freedom,” Reporters Without Borders said. “There have been many physical attacks on journalists and they are getting more and more violent. Folorunso is the latest victim. The Nigerian authorities must take measures to ensure that these attacks are punished.”The attack took place at the entrance to the Akure stadium where the May Day rally was being held. A policeman objected to Folorunso’s taking photos and tried to grab his camera from him, although Folorunso explained that he was a journalist. When Folorunso defended himself, other policemen intervened and began beating him.Witnesses said assistant commissioner of police Joshua Mumbo participated in the beating and hit Folorunso several times on the head with a baton. Other journalists were beaten when they tried to intervene on behalf of Folorunso.The police finally stopped the beating when Folorunso, bleeding heavily, lost consciousness. But he was not taken to hospital until much later, after Michael Bodunde, another assistant commissioner of police, and Alaba Isijola, an Ondo state official, had intervened.Doctors at the State Specialist Hospital have managed to keep Folorunso alive but he is in a coma. News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Nigeria Receive email alerts May 3, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist in coma after being beaten unconscious by Ondo state policecenter_img to go further February 8, 2021 Find out more NigeriaAfrica RSF_en Nigerian investigative journalist forced to flee after massacre disclosures News Nigerian news site deliberately blocked, expert report confirms Organisation Newslast_img read more

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Liverpool target Alisson equals clean sheet record

first_imgRoma Liverpool target Alisson levels Reds old boy Reina as Serie A’s meanest keeper Goal 00:57 2/18/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Alisson Roma Serie A Udinese v Roma Udinese Liverpool The Brazil international has been near-unbeatable this season, and drew level with Napoli’s No. 1 with his 11th clean sheet of the Serie A campaign Roma goalkeeper Alisson gave another demonstration of why Liverpool are hot on his heels as he racked up his latest Serie A clean sheet on Saturday. The Brazilian is having a breakout season, and looks likely to lead his nation into the 2018 World Cup after being confirmed in Tite’s squad this week. His form has also attracted close attention from Anfield, with Liverpool recently foiled in their attempts to complete a £62 million deal for the 25 year old.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player And, after shutting out Udinese in a 2-0 win for Roma, Alisson now boasts the joint-best clean sheet record in this season’s Serie A.Alisson has racked up 11 blanks for the capital club, ironically drawing level with a shot-stopper that knows Merseyside like the back of his glove. Napoli No. 1 Jose Reina shares top spot with the Brazilian, but he will have the chance to make it 12 clean sheets in 24 outings if he keeps SPAL quiet on Sunday. Neither keeper, however, can boast a strike-rate as impressive as the old master Gianluigi Buffon. Restricted to just 12 appearances in Serie A this season as he rotates with Wojciech Szczesny, Gigi has nevertheless kept six clean sheets for Juventus, a ratio of one every two games which is superior to both his rivals.last_img read more

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10 months agoMolde insist Man Utd must re-negotiate if they want to keep Solskjaer

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Molde insist Man Utd must re-negotiate if they want to keep Solskjaerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveMolde insist Manchester United would have to return to the negotiating table if they want manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Molde’s pre-season starts on Monday and they have already allowed Solskjaer to miss the opening months of the campaign. Molde managing director Oystein Neerland said: “The deal is until May 12. That is our Plan A and our Plan B. We have no Plan C.”United are interested in Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, but Solskjaer’s bright start has put him into the reckoning. Neerland said: “We have only spoken with United about this period January to May. Nothing else. I’m staying with this plan.’ Neerland then grinned: “I think Ole will be back in May. I think.” last_img read more

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9 days agoLiverpool to listen to offers for Herbie Kane

first_imgLiverpool to listen to offers for Herbie Kaneby Paul Vegas9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool will listen to offers for Herbie Kane in January.Although the 20-year-old is highly-rated at Anfield, the club feel as though he won’t be able to crack into Jurgen Klopp’s first team.Football Insider says Rangers, Swansea and Hull City are all interested in the central midfielder.Kane excelled on loan last season at Doncaster Rovers. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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2 days agoLiverpool veteran Milner: We’re all delighted about Oxlade-Chamberlain return

first_imgLiverpool veteran Milner: We’re all delighted about Oxlade-Chamberlain returnby Freddie Taylor2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJames Milner says Liverpool are delighted about the return of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.The midfielder, who missed almost all of last season with injury, seems to be hitting his straps after a double in Wednesday’s 4-1 win over Genk.Speaking after the victory, Milner told BT Sport:”Everyone’s delighted for him. It’s the things that people don’t see behind the scenes, the hard work around the training ground.”He’s got a great strike and he’s good in those pockets. It’s great to have him back and he’s another option in that midfield, where there’s already great competition for places.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Nathan Lyon equals Dennis Lillees Test record

first_imgLondon: Nathan Lyon has equalled Australian pace legend Dennis Lillee’s record of 355 Test wickets and in the process is now the country’s third highest wicket-taker in the longest format of the game. Lyon on Thursday registered figures of 3/68 that helped him reach the tally. He is still a fair distance away from reaching the second spot which is held by Glenn McGrath with 563 wickets. Shane Warne is the all-time highest wicket taker with a whopping 708 scalps. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh Lyon got to the mark in 88 matches, 18 more than Lillee who played the last of his 70 Tests in 1984. Lyon however said after Day 1’s play at Lord’s that he feels awkward being in such prestigious company. “I really struggle to see myself up with the likes of Warne, McGrath, Lillee, it doesn’t sit well with me,” Lyon said. “In my eyes those guys are true legends of the game and I’m just some bloke trying to bowl off-breaks and trying to make Australian fans proud of the Australian cricket team.”last_img read more

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AltaGas appoints CEO to replace David Harris after sudden resignation in July

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. – Calgary-based utility AltaGas Ltd. is appointing Randy Crawford as CEO four months after the sudden resignation of ex-CEO David Harris following an unspecified “complaint” to its board.In a news release, it says Crawford will take the reins on Dec. 10 from interim co-CEOs David Cornhill and Phillip Knoll, its chairman and a member of the board, respectively.AltaGas says Crawford has 30 years of experience in the natural gas industry and was most recently the president of midstream and commercial with EQT Corp., a U.S. gas company, where he led a growth strategy in the Marcellus natural gas fields in the northeastern U.S. It says the new CEO will be asked to strengthen AltaGas’ financial position, as well as focus on growth and new opportunities in its gas and U.S. utilities segments.The company said in July the complaint regarding Harris was not related to AltaGas’ strategy, operations or financial reporting, but hasn’t explained what it was related to or who made the complaint, nor has it given any detail of a review of the complaint it said it would undertake.Harris, who had been with AltaGas since 2010 and its top executive since April 2016, oversaw the company’s $6-billion deal to buy Washington, D.C.-based energy utility company WGL Holdings, Inc., which closed three weeks before his departure.last_img read more

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Oil and gas sector applauds pro business government as pipelines remain in

first_imgThe election results are a “positive development” for the oil and gas sector, analysts at Desjardins Energy Research said in a report, but they warned the province’s difficulty in moving oil to market will remain a major thorn in the side of the new government.“The reality is that the federal government still holds most of the key regulatory cards for future approval of interprovincial projects as well as a direct ownership stake in Trans Mountain, which highlights the greater importance of the federal ballot in October,” they noted.Ottawa is expected to wrap up court-ordered consultations with First Nations groups by next month, allowing it to make a final decision on the Trans Mountain expansion pipeline project it bought last fall.Meanwhile, permitting issues in the U.S. have delayed Enbridge Inc.’s Line 3 replacement pipeline project until the middle of 2020 and TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline project is in limbo thanks to a U.S. court decision.In the wake of the UCP’s victory in the Alberta election over Premier Rachel Notley’s NDP government, the head of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers called for the federal election this fall to also be fought on economic issues.“I think that the results last night strengthen the hand of those that want a strong economy,” said CAPP CEO Tim McMillan on a conference call on Wednesday. CALGARY, AB – Alberta’s oilpatch is celebrating the election of a pro-business government, despite analyst observations that premier-designate Jason Kenney may not be able to do much about getting new oil export pipelines built.“To many of our fellow oil and gas workers who are out of work, underemployed, or otherwise without hope, it feels like spring has returned to Alberta,” said Mark Scholz, CEO of the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors.However, he acknowledged in a statement that the United Conservative Party faces a “formidable task” to create the conditions that will allow the oil and gas sector in Western Canada to thrive again after years of difficult times. “Clearly Albertans were calling for it, we see increasingly that Canadians are putting the economy first as we’re coming into an election in the fall and that momentum across Canada for major projects _ not just energy, but all major projects _ I think, is important.”McMillan was in Toronto where his organization was hosting its annual two-day investment conference.He said the biggest issue he’s hearing about from executives, investors and lenders is the need for more pipelines to provide market access for Western Canada’s growing crude oil production.UCP leader Jason Kenney campaigned on promises to make regulatory, economic and fiscal policy reforms, including a vow to cut the corporate tax rate to eight per cent from 12 per cent, eliminate the provincial carbon tax on consumers, cancel an NDP plan to lease hundreds of railcars to move oil and complete a review of the Alberta Energy Regulator to improve efficiency.center_img In comments emailed from the sidelines of the CAPP conference, CEO Grant Fagerheim of Calgary-based Whitecap Resources Inc. said he supports all of Kenney’s major promises, including his pledge to spend up to $30 million to combat misleading news reports about the industry, and to create a war room to examine foreign-funded anti-oil campaigns.“These are all exceptional initiatives that will assist in bringing back a more stable investment environment in Alberta and Canadian energy and bring back foreign and Canadian investment in energy _ and job opportunities for Albertans,” he said.Gary Mar, CEO of the Petroleum Services Association of Canada, said in a statement that he welcomes Kenney’s vow to restore Alberta competitiveness.“The platform of the UCP precisely reflects the needs of the tens of thousands of service sector companies and workers that PSAC represents that have been devastated by the flight of capital from the oil and gas industry,” he said.last_img read more

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Womans body found in bag in Baghpat

first_imgGhaziabad: Three days after she went missing from home, the body of a 35-year-old woman was found packed in a bag in Baghpat district of Uttar Pradesh on Monday night. Cops said that the accused stabbed the woman in her throat and then dumped her body in another city. According to police, the deceased identified as Riya Sharma was living in Omnagar Colony in Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad along with her husband Pramod Sharma. The couple also had a 15-year-old son. “The woman went missing on the evening of March 23 while she had gone to meet one of her friends. After several hours when she didn’t return home, her family went on a search but as they failed, her husband registered a missing complaint with police,” said J K Singh, Station house officer of Sahibabad police station. The officer said that the woman’s Scooty was found outside Ambay hospital in Sahibabad area where she had gone to meet her friend. “Acting upon the complaint, police began searching for the woman and recovered her Scooty from outside the hospital where she had gone to meet her friend. Police then lodged a Non- Conformance Report (NCR) on March 24 under the IPC Section of 498 (Enticing or taking away or detaining with criminal intent a married woman) against two named persons- Nitin and Rahul,” added Singh. Cops said that later the body was found in Baghpat by the regional police.last_img read more

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Modi calls Lanka Prez PM offers Indias help

first_imgNew Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi called up the president and the premier of Sri Lanka and conveyed condolences over the loss of over lives in terrorist attacks in the island nation on Sunday. During his conversations with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Modi condemned the serial terrorist attacks in the strongest terms, perpetrated at sites including religious places and during a religious festival, according to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsDescribing the attacks as “cold-blooded and pre-planned barbaric acts”, Modi said these attacks were another grim reminder of the most serious challenge posed to the entire humanity by terrorism in our region and the entire world. The Prime Minister renewed the offer of all possible help and assistance to Sri Lanka for ensuring its security against the challenges such as those posed by terrorism, the PMO statement said. He also wished the injured speedy recovery and offered any required assistance for their treatment. “Strongly condemn the horrific blasts in Sri Lanka. There is no place for such barbarism in our region,” he tweeted. “My thoughts are with the bereaved families and prayers with the injured,” Modi said.last_img read more

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