Four journalists face trial over article suggesting President in poor health

first_imgNews They are accused of “conspiracy, joint illegal act, defamation of character, injurious falsehood and printing, engraving and distributing of matter known to be defamatory” under Articles 79, 392, 393, 394 and 395 of the Penal Code. The four journalists are currently on bail but had to pay a surety of 500,000 naira (4,240 dollars) each. They are due to reappear before the judge on 16 and 18 December. January 28, 2021 Find out more Nigerian news site deliberately blocked, expert report confirms Follow the news on Nigeria November 28, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Four journalists face trial over article suggesting President in poor health Organisation June 10, 2021 Find out more The Nigerian president brought an action against the Leadership after it carried an article on 8 November on the state of health of Yar’Adua saying he had had to cancel official engagements for two days because of ill health. The article also said that doctors had been flown in from Saudi Arabia to treat him. Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders today condemned official pressure on four journalists of the independent daily Leadership, charged with libel for saying that President Umaru Yar’Adua was “sick”. News to go further Help by sharing this information center_img News NigeriaAfrica Twitter blocked, journalism threatened in Nigeria The publisher of Leadership, Sam Nda Isaiah, two editors, Abdulrazaq Barkindo and Lara Olugbemi, as well as reporter Simon Tswam appeared before a court in Abuja yesterday and all denied the charges. February 8, 2021 Find out more Four days later, publisher Sam Nda Isaiah and the other editor, Lara Olugbemi, were arrested in their turn and held at a secret location for five days. SSS agents on 18 November raided the paper’s offices and seized several computers. “We note with great regret that the health of the president is a taboo subject in Nigeria, as in the darkest days of the continent”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “The fine imposed on the Leadership journalists is very harsh and the pressure put on them by SSS agents is unacceptable. We call for and end to these machinations and for the Leadership team to be acquitted”, it concluded. RSF_en News Abdulrazaq Barkindo and the author of the offending article were arrested by State Security Service (SSS) agents on 10 November. They were both interrogated for several hours at the SSS Asokoro Headquarters in Abuja before being released at the end of the day. Nigerian investigative journalist forced to flee after massacre disclosures NigeriaAfrica last_img read more

A Closer Look at Foreclosure Prevention

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Predictions for the 2019 Housing Market Next: Counsel’s Corner – The Importance of Fiscal Discipline The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Delinquency Rates Fannie Mae FHFA Foreclosure Freddie Mac  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago December 20, 2018 1,977 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Phil Britt started covering mortgages and other financial services matters for a suburban Chicago newspaper in the mid-1980s before joining Savings Institutions magazine in 1992. When the publication moved its offices to Washington, D.C. in 1993, he started his own editorial services firm and continued to cover mortgages, other financial services subjects, and technology for a variety of websites and publications. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac took action to prevent more than 63,000 foreclosures in the third quarter of the year, raising the total number of foreclosure prevention actions to more than 4.24 million since September of 2008, the Federal Housing Financial Authority reported on Thursday.Additionally, there were 2,159 completed short sales and deeds-in-lieu during the quarter, bringing the total to 690,070 since the conservatorships began in September in 2008.The report added that there was an improvement in delinquency rates. One quarter of borrowers for whom loan modifications were conducted saw their monthly payments drop more than 20 percent, while the serious (90 days or more) delinquency rate dropped to .79 percent, better than the rates for Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans (3.7 percent), Veterans Affairs (VA) loans (2 percent), and the industry average of 2.1 percent.The percentage of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans that are 30-59 days delinquent increased to 1.5 percent while the 60-plus-day delinquency rate dropped to 1.1 percent at the end of the quarter. The Enterprises’ serious delinquency rate also decreased to 0.79 percent at the end of the quarter. Nearly one-quarter (24 percent) of the modifications in the quarter included principal forbearance, the report added. Modifications with extend-term only accounted for nearly 7-in-10 (68 percent) of all loan modifications during the period.FHFA pointed out that increases in house prices over the past couple of years have generally led to the rise in home equity even for delinquent homeowners, influencing the type of loan modification. Interest rate reductions are generally offered to borrowers with modest or no home equity, which has meant lower concessions on loan modifications, meaning a decreased payment change. However, FHFA stated that the reduction in the payment change has had the negative effect of slightly increasing the level of the post-modification delinquencies.Foreclosures declined during the period, the report indicated. Foreclosure starts fell 17 percent to 32,557, while third-party and foreclosure sales dropped 7 percent to 12,464. Also declining during the period was the real estate owned (REO) by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which the report said dropped 4 percent in the third quarter to 27,262, as property dispositions continued to outpace REO acquisitions. Home / Daily Dose / A Closer Look at Foreclosure Preventioncenter_img About Author: Phil Britt Delinquency Rates Fannie Mae FHFA Foreclosure Freddie Mac 2018-12-20 Phil Britt The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News, Servicing Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago A Closer Look at Foreclosure Prevention Subscribelast_img read more

CNTB Procurement: Photo and video recording of Advent in Croatia

first_imgThe Croatian National Tourist Board has published a call for bids for the needs of photo and video recording of Advent in Croatia.According to the procurement instructions, it is necessary to take a total of 200 photos or a minimum of 5 photos per location (each location must be photographed in vertical and horizontal position, ie within 5 photos per location there must be photos in both vertical and horizontal position) durations.Advent locations according to the procurement instructions: Zagreb, Central Croatia, Slavonia (Osijek, Vinkovci), Dalmatia (Split, Zadar, Šibenik, Dubrovnik), Kvarner (Rijeka, Rab, Opatija) and Istria (Pula, Poreč).Deadline for submission of bids: December 5.12.2018, 12.00. to XNUMX h. Find all the terms and details HERElast_img

Guinn gets Tri-State triumph

first_imgBy Rob NugentPOCOLA, OK (May 21) – Arkansas clipper Kevin Guinn went toe to toe with Tate Cole for most of the race before emerging as the victor in Saturday’s Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified feature at Tri-State Speedway. Cole finished in second ahead of Kent Bright.The IMCA SportMod feature saw Ken McCarty make his way to victory lane for the first time of the season over newcomers Dallas Bourland and Luke Leatherman.A highly competitive IMCA Sunoco Stock Car race saw seven different leaders. Kris Vaughn crossed the finish line first ahead of last week’s winner Andrew Bohanan. Keith Heaslet rounded out the top three.last_img