Monthly Archives: January 2013

Broadcast Regulator Bans Airing of Music Videos with Alleged Erotic Lyrics

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On January 24, 2013, Nigeria’s broadcast industry regulator, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), reportedly banned a number of music videos from being broadcast on Nigeria’s free-to-air terrestrial television stations for allegedly containing erotic lyrics and scenes, promoting nudity and for showcasing what the Commission describes as suggestive dance steps. The …

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Lagos State Government Bars Officials from Talking to the Press

On January 21, 2013, the Lagos state Government issued a circular barring its political office holders and civil servants, including the heads of the State ministries, departments and agencies,  from granting interviews to journalists or speaking on its behalf. It warned of dire consequences if the officials violated the order. …

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Nigerian Editor Shot Dead by Unknown Gunmen

Mr. Ikechukwu Udendu, the Editor of Onitsha-based monthly newspaper, Anambra News, was on January 12, 2013 shot dead by suspected assassins on his way home.  He was killed on his way back to Ogidi in Anambra state, where he lives, after he had gone to Onitsha  to monitor the printing …

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Freedom of Information Law Report – Vol 1.

Central Bank Governor’s salary not personal information under FOI Act, Says Federal High Court  In the Federal High Court of Nigeria In the Abuja Judicial Division   Holden in Abuja On Thursday, the 5th Day of July, 2012 Before the Hon. Justice Balkisu Bello Aliyu (Judge) Suit No: FHC/ABJ./CS/1016/2011   …

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