OGP Steering Committee Invites Public Comments on Draft National Action Plan

OGP Steering Committee Invites Public Comments on Draft National Action Plan Updated

🕔19:37, 3.Nov 2016

Nigeria’s draft National Action Plan, to be submitted for approval to the International Steering Committee of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) at the fourth OGP Global Summit in Paris, France, from December 7 to 9, 2016 is now available for

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CSO Committee Express Support for Federal Government’s Anti-Corruption War

CSO Committee Express Support for Federal Government’s Anti-Corruption War Updated

🕔10:56, 15.Sep 2016

Abuja, 15 September 2016. The Civil Society (CSO) Advisory Committee for the European Union (EU) funded Project, “Support to Anti-Corruption in Nigeria”, has restated its strong support for the Federal Government’s war against corruption, saying most of the criticisms of

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AFEX Members Reaffirm Commitment to Digital Rights in Africa

AFEX Members Reaffirm Commitment to Digital Rights in Africa Updated

🕔10:46, 8.Sep 2016

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX), a continental network of the most prominent African freedom of expression organizations, has reaffirmed its commitment to digital rights in Africa following its 4th Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Grahamstown, South Africa

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Journalist Declared Wanted by Nigerian Army Arrested at Airport

Journalist Declared Wanted by Nigerian Army Arrested at Airport Updated

🕔10:40, 6.Sep 2016

On September 5, 2016, Ahmed Salkida, a Nigerian journalist based in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates was arrested by operatives of the State Security Services (SSS) at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport while disembarking from an Emirate Airlines plane with

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Court Orders Police to Disclose to Media Rights Agenda its Information Classification Practices

Court Orders Police to Disclose to Media Rights Agenda its Information Classification Practices

🕔10:40, 22.Aug 2016

Monday, August 22, 2016: A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Nigerian Police and Inspector General of Police to disclose to Media Rights Agenda (MRA) information relating to practices and procedures for the classification of records and documents

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EFCC Arrests, Detains and Quizzes Blogger; Accuses Him of Cyber-Stalking

EFCC Arrests, Detains and Quizzes Blogger; Accuses Him of Cyber-Stalking

🕔14:32, 9.Aug 2016

In the early hours of August 8, 2016, operatives of Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) stormed the Kubwa-Abuja home of a blogger, Abubakar Sidiq Usman, searched his apartment and then whisked him away to their

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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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