Islamist Extremist Group Threatens Media Houses Updated

🕔14:22, 8.Jul 2016

The Islamist terror group, Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati Wal-Jihadl, better known as Boko Haram in an 18 minutes video posted online on July 8, 2016 threatened to attack media houses in Nigeria which it accused of reporting falsehood about it,

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Prison Official Assaults Journalists Covering High Court

Prison Official Assaults Journalists Covering High Court Updated

🕔14:44, 29.Jun 2016

On June 28, 2016, a prison official, Mr. A. A. Teriba, assaulted some journalists who attempted to take photographs of a convicted armed robber, Femi Adebowale, who was sentenced to death by hanging by a Lagos High Court sitting in

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Security Aides Attack Journalists in Court

Security Aides Attack Journalists in Court Updated

🕔13:00, 28.Jun 2016

On June 27, 2016, security aides to Nigeria’s Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, assaulted photo journalists who wanted to take shots when Dr. Saraki and his deputy, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu arrived the Federal Capital Territory High Court in Abuja. Both

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Niger-Delta Militants Attack Radio Station

Niger-Delta Militants Attack Radio Station Updated

🕔12:52, 24.Jun 2016

On June 23, 2016, Niger-Delta militants comprising of some members of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide, armed with guns and other dangerous weapons invaded the premises of Rhythm FM Radio/Silverbird Television stations in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital in

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Prison Officials Brutalise Newspaper Correspondent

Prison Officials Brutalise Newspaper Correspondent

🕔11:59, 30.Nov 2015

On November 12, 2015 at 2.00pm local time, about ten officials of the Nigerian Prison Service from Kuje Prison in Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT), descended on Mr. Emmanuel Elebeke, a Vanguard newspaper correspondent at the premises of Court

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MRA Condemns Arrest and Detention of Journalist, Calls for his Unconditional Release

MRA Condemns Arrest and Detention of Journalist, Calls for his Unconditional Release

🕔09:44, 1.Sep 2015

LAGOS: Monday, August 31, 2015: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today condemned the arrest and continued detention of Nigeria-based Cameroonian journalist, Simon Ateba, by the Cameroonian authorities on allegations of espionage. MRA called for his immediate and unconditional release. Mr. Ateba,

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Sharia Court Sentences 9 Persons to Death for Alleged Blasphemy

Sharia Court Sentences 9 Persons to Death for Alleged Blasphemy Updated

🕔08:18, 29.Jun 2015

On June 25, 2015, a Sharia Court of Appeal in Rijiyar Lemo in Kano State, North-west Nigeria, reportedly sentenced nine persons, including one woman, to death for alleged blasphemy against Prophet Mohammed. The Court convicted Abdul-Inyas, Hajiya Mairo (the woman)

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Political Thugs Assault Journalist for Taking Pictures

Political Thugs Assault Journalist for Taking Pictures Updated

🕔09:41, 4.Jun 2015

On June 3, 2015, political thugs suspected to be acting at the behest of Mr. Ayodele Fayose, the governor of Ekiti State, assaulted Mr. Kamarudeen Ogundele, the State Correspondent of the daily ‘Punch’ newspaper while he was taking pictures of

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Presidential Security Aides Expel Journalist from Villa

Presidential Security Aides Expel Journalist from Villa Updated

🕔11:46, 12.May 2015

On May 11, 2015 Mr. Ubale Musa, a correspondent of the German Radio, Deutsche Welle, was bundled out of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja for asking visiting President Idriss Derby of Chad an embarrassing question. His media accreditation

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Local FM Station Bombed, Five Persons Feared Killed

Local FM Station Bombed, Five Persons Feared Killed Updated

🕔11:18, 28.Apr 2015

On April 27, 2015 at about 8pm local time, a popular private local radio station, Tao FM located in Kuroko, Adavi Local Government Area of Kogi State, North-central Nigeria was bombed by unknown persons. Media reports have it that the

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