National Trail Newspaper Publisher Arrested For Alleged Attempted Murder

National Trail Newspaper Publisher Arrested For Alleged Attempted Murder

🕔11:52, 25.Jan 2017

On Tuesday, January 17, The Publisher of National Trail Newspaper, Inuwa Bwala was arrested in Abuja by a team of the Nigeria Police, led by the AC Criminal Investigation Department, Borno Police Command and was moved to Maiduguri on Wednesday,

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NUJ, SERAP Drag FG to UN over Clampdown on Journalists

NUJ, SERAP Drag FG to UN over Clampdown on Journalists Updated

🕔11:38, 25.Jan 2017

Following the recent arrest and release of Dapo Olorunyomi, publisher of the online newspaper Premium Times, as well as the paper’s judiciary correspondent, Evelyn Okakwu, by men of the Nigeria police, the Nigerian Union of Journalists ( NUJ) and the

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MRA Kicks Off FOI Sectoral Series on Blackface Radio

MRA Kicks Off FOI Sectoral Series on Blackface Radio

🕔11:15, 25.Jan 2017

MRA kicked off “An Hour with Media Rights Agenda” for the year 2017 with a five-part series on FOI and its application to different sectors in the society. The first edition in the series was on January 9, 2016 and

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MRA Sues Lagos Primary Health Care Board for Non-Compliance with FOI Act

MRA Sues Lagos Primary Health Care Board for Non-Compliance with FOI Act Updated

🕔14:44, 23.Jan 2017

Media Rights Agenda (MRA), has filed a suit at the Ikeja Judicial Division of the Lagos High Court against the Lagos State Primary Health Care Board over the Board’s failure to grant it access to details and copies of plans

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MRA Sues Lagos State Ministry of Health over FOI Request Denial

MRA Sues Lagos State Ministry of Health over FOI Request Denial Updated

🕔14:26, 23.Jan 2017

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) on December 9, 2016 filed a suit at the Ikeja Judicial Division of the Lagos State High Court against the State Ministry of Health over the refusal of the Ministry to provide the organization with information

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MRA Sues Ojodu Local Government for Denial of FOI Request

MRA Sues Ojodu Local Government for Denial of FOI Request Updated

🕔14:17, 23.Jan 2017

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has instituted legal proceedings against the Ojodu Local Government Council in Lagos over its refusal to provide the organization with information it requested pursuant to the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, 2011. MRA’s lawyer, Ms Chioma

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Dapo Olorunyomi Arrested, Released After Intense Public Pressure

Dapo Olorunyomi Arrested, Released After Intense Public Pressure Updated

🕔14:19, 19.Jan 2017

Veteran journalist and Managing Director of Premium Times, Mr. Dapo Olorunyomi, was arrested and detained for several hours by the Nigerian Police in Abuja, following the refusal of the online news medium to retract news stories about the Nigerian Army

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Nomination Sought For UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2017

Nomination Sought For UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2017 Updated

🕔13:03, 19.Jan 2017

United Nations Economic, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has called for nominations for the 2017 edition of the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize. UNESCO is inviting the governments of member states, in consultation with their national commissions, international and

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Police Arrest Publisher of Fresh News in Abuja

Police Arrest Publisher of Fresh News in Abuja Updated

🕔12:37, 19.Jan 2017

Officers of the Nigeria Police on January 13, 2017 arrested Desmond Utomwen, Publisher of Fresh News, an online newspaper, in his Abuja office at about 11.34am. Utomwen was accused of criminal defamation of character and threat to life and property.

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AU, EU Pledge to Promote and Protect Freedom of Expression in the Digital Age

AU, EU Pledge to Promote and Protect Freedom of Expression in the Digital Age Updated

🕔10:55, 18.Jan 2017

The African Union (AU) and the European Union (EU) have made a joint commitment to promote and protect freedom of expression and the right of access to information in the digital age. They also reiterated their commitment to jointly support

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