NBC Shuts Down Jay FM for Alleged Breach of Broadcasting Code Updated

🕔14:55, 22.Mar 2019

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Nigeria’s broadcast sector regulator, has ordered the privately-owned radio station, Jay FM, Jos in Plateau State to shut down its operations indefinitely for alleged breach of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code. Information available on the station’s

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Armed Men Detain Journalists Covering Elections

Armed Men Detain Journalists Covering Elections Updated

🕔14:50, 22.Mar 2019

On March 9, 2019, Nonso Isiguzo, a news manager with the privately owned Nigeria Info radio station; Sunday Isiitu, his driver and five other unidentified journalists were detained on the roadside in the Ahoada West local government area in Rivers

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Thugs Attack Journalist Covering Elections, Police Threaten to Arrest Him

Thugs Attack Journalist Covering Elections, Police Threaten to Arrest Him Updated

🕔14:27, 22.Mar 2019

On March 9, 2019, The Guardian newspaper reporter, Benjamin Alade, who was duty at a collation centre situated at the Community Primary School in Idimu area of Lagos was attacked by about 15 political thugs and when he reported the

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Political Thugs Assault Journalists, Destroy their Equipment Updated

🕔14:24, 22.Mar 2019

Hoodlums, suspected to have been hired by politicians, on March 9, 2019, assaulted journalists, including Amos Tauna, a correspondent with Daily Post, who were on duty covering the governorship and State Assembly elections in Kaduna. They were beaten to stupor

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Politician Slaps Female Journalist Recording Him

Politician Slaps Female Journalist Recording Him Updated

🕔06:06, 19.Mar 2019

On March 9, 2019, a  politician in Lagos, Mr. Segun Adewale a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) popularly called “Aeroland”, slapped a female reporter with the BBC, Ms Ajoke Ulohotse, who was covering the governorship and State Houses

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Journalist Abducted for Taking Pictures of Underage Voters

Journalist Abducted for Taking Pictures of Underage Voters Updated

🕔05:54, 19.Mar 2019

On March 9, 2019, Kunle Sanni, a journalist with the online newspaper, Premium Times, was abducted in Shendam local government area of Plateau State by political thugs for taking pictures of underage voters during the governorship and State Houses of

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Soldiers Bar Journalists from Covering Elections, Confiscate Media Vehicles  Updated

🕔05:52, 19.Mar 2019

On March 9, 2019, Soldiers at ORO3 Union Bank formation in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital, detained journalists covering the governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections for hours and confiscated the vehicles they were using to move around polling

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Police Arrest, Charge Journalist with Cybercrime, Kidnapping   

Police Arrest, Charge Journalist with Cybercrime, Kidnapping   Updated

🕔05:20, 19.Mar 2019

On March 1, 2019, policemen in Umuahia, the Abia State capital, arrested Mr. Obinna Don Norman, Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief of the online news medium, The Realm News, while he was on air at local radio station, Flo FM, discussing

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Special Rapporteur on FoE and ATI in Africa Issues Advisory to Nigeria on Implementation of  FOI Act  Updated

🕔05:01, 19.Mar 2019

The Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa, Commissioner Lawrence Mute, has issued an Advisory Paper titled ‘Ensuring Effective Implementation of Nigeria’s Freedom of Information Act (2011) following his advocacy visit to Nigeria which he

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ACHPR Expresses Concern over Internet Shutdowns in Africa  Updated

🕔04:56, 19.Mar 2019

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR),  through its Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa, Commissioner Lawrence Mute, has expressed concern over the continuing trend of internet shutdowns in Africa and called

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