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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Hoodlums Brutalise Journalist Covering Industrial Action Updated

🕔11:11, 15.Apr 2015

On April 14, 2015, armed hoodlums suspected to have been hired by a faction of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) attacked journalists covering the three-day industrial strike action the TUC called at the Osun State Secretariat on Gbongan Road, Abeere

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Nigerian Military Arrest, Question and Detain Aljazeera Correspondents

Nigerian Military Arrest, Question and Detain Aljazeera Correspondents Updated

🕔08:48, 27.Mar 2015

On March 24, 2015, Ahmed Idris and Ali Mustafa, two Nigerian correspondents of the Doha-based satellite television channel, Al Jazeera, were arrested questioned and detained by the Nigerian military officials. They had their equipment seized and then detained in their

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DRC: AFEX condemns arrest and detention of journalists, accuses Congolese authorities of assault on free expression

DRC: AFEX condemns arrest and detention of journalists, accuses Congolese authorities of assault on free expression

🕔15:03, 19.Mar 2015

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) is deeply appalled by recent acts of harassment and intimidation of journalists by Government authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In particular, AFEX condemns the arrest and detention on March 15

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Newspaper Correspondent Threatened, Police Refuse to Provide Protection

Newspaper Correspondent Threatened, Police Refuse to Provide Protection Updated

🕔07:14, 19.Mar 2015

Mr. Etim Ekpima, The Punch newspaper correspondent in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital in southern Nigeria, has been asked by the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Gabriel Achong, to leave the State as the Police will not protect him from

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