Newspaper Correspondent alleges threat of arrest

Newspaper Correspondent alleges threat of arrest Updated

🕔07:44, 16.Apr 2014

On April 14, 2014, Sebastine Ebhuomhan, the Edo State Chief Correspondent of the “National Mirror” newspaper, went into hiding alleging that the Nigerian Army was planning to arrest and detain him indefinitely. Ebhuomhan disclosed this in a press statement he

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Nigerian arrested and detained for tweets on attempted jailbreak

Nigerian arrested and detained for tweets on attempted jailbreak Updated

🕔14:37, 11.Apr 2014

A 32-year old Nigerian, Onimisi Isiaka Yusuf, using the twitter handle @ciaxon has been arrested in Abuja by the State Security Service (SSS), Nigeria’s domestic intelligence agency, for tweeting and posting picture on twitter on 30 March 2014, about the

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ThisDay Newspaper Correspondent arrested and detained for Facebook posts

ThisDay Newspaper Correspondent arrested and detained for Facebook posts Updated

🕔14:49, 7.Apr 2014

On  March 25, 2014 at about 3.30pm local time, Mr. Reuben Buhari, an Abuja correspondent with the Lagos-based daily, Thisday newspapers was arrested in Kaduna, North-western Nigeria and taken to Abuja, Nigeria’s federal capital for interrogation over photographs he posted

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UNESCO Seeks Feedback on Universality of the Internet

UNESCO Seeks Feedback on Universality of the Internet Updated

🕔13:15, 28.Mar 2014

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is seeking feedback from stakeholders on  its project on “Internet Universality”. This is in the context of the comprehensive study into internet issues which was mandated by the 37th General Conference

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IFJ Publishes Report on Journalists and Media Staff Killed in 2013

IFJ Publishes Report on Journalists and Media Staff Killed in 2013 Updated

🕔12:47, 28.Mar 2014

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has published its full report on the number of journalists and media staff killed across the globe in 2013. Titled “In Mortal Danger: Journalist & Media Staff Killed in 2013“,the report released on February

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Radio presenter shot and kidnapped

Radio presenter shot and kidnapped Updated

🕔10:59, 14.Mar 2014

On March 13, 2014 at about 2am local time, unknown gunmen broke into the residence of a radio presenter, Mr. Anthony Akatakpo, shot him in the leg and took him to unknown destination. Akatakpo is a popular radio presenter with Wazobia

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Security Officials Assault Newspaper Correspondent

🕔12:05, 28.Jan 2014

On January 24, 2014, in the premises of S.S Peter and Paul Major Seminary, Bodija in Ibadan, south western Nigeria, officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) assaulted Mr. Adebayo Waheed, the Oyo State correspondent of “Leadership”

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Gunmen Shoot News Agency Photojournalist

🕔14:09, 16.Jan 2014

On January 13, 2014, at about 10.30PM local time, Mr. Callistus Ewelike, a photojournalist with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), was shot in front of his house at Nyanya area of Abuja. He had just returned from covering the

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