PRESS RELEASE: MRA Describes Re-arrest of Leadership Newspapers Reporters as “Unwarranted Harassment”

🕔12:22, 16.Apr 2013

Lagos, Tuesday, April 16, 2013: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today condemned the re-arrest on April 15 of Mr. Tony Amokeodo and Mr. Chibuzo Ukaibe of Leadership newspaper, describing the action as systematic and unwarranted harassment. MRA called for the immediate

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Police Re-arrest Leadership Newspaper Journalists

🕔12:20, 16.Apr 2013

On Monday, April 15, 2013, the Nigerian Police re-arrested and detained two Leadership newspaper journalists, Mr. Tony Amokeodo, the Group News Editor and  Mr. Chibuzo Ukaibe, a political reporter. The journalists were taken to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) headquarters

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NBC Fines Radio Station N2 Million over Comments against Minister

🕔10:22, 16.Apr 2013

On Friday, April 12, 2013, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Nigeria’s broadcast regulator, imposed a NGN2 million (about US$14,000) fine on the Kaduna-based privately owned radio station, Liberty Radio FM, over comments aired on an Hausa phone-in discussion programme tagged, “In

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Government Agency Bans Airing of Documentary on Poverty

🕔10:19, 16.Apr 2013

The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) has banned the exhibition, distribution and airing of a 30-minute documentary film entitled ‘Fueling Poverty’ saying its contents “are highly provocative and likely to incite or encourage public disorder and undermine national

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Press release: Media Rights Agenda Condemns Attack on Journalists Covering Fraud Trial

🕔16:30, 11.Apr 2013

Lagos, Friday, April 11, 2013:  Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has condemned yesterday’s attack on journalists covering a criminal trial at the Abuja High Court by fraud suspects and their supporters in an on-going trial over the embezzlement of over N40

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Fraud Suspect, Supporters Assault Journalists Covering Trial

🕔13:13, 11.Apr 2013

Journalists covering a criminal trial at the Abuja High Court in Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory were on April 10, 2013, attacked in the court premises by fraud suspects and their supporters in an on-going trial over embezzlement of over NGN40

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PRESS RELEASE: MRA Condemns detention of Leadership Newspapers Reporters

🕔12:53, 9.Apr 2013

Tuesday, April 9, 2013: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today condemned Monday’s detention without charge of four media workers with the Leadership newspaper by the Nigeria Police in Abuja over stories published by the newspaper last week. MRA called on the

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Nigerian Police Detain 2 Leadership Newspaper Reporters

🕔17:29, 8.Apr 2013

Lagos, Monday, April 8, 2013:  Two reporters with the Abuja-based daily ‘Leadership’ newspaper, Mr. Tony Amokeodo and Mr. Chibuzor Ukaibe, were today detained without charge at the ‘D’ Department (FCID) of the Nigeria Police in Abuja. The Group Managing Director

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National Broadcasting Commission Withdraws Radio Station’s Operating License

🕔09:21, 26.Feb 2013

Nigeria’s National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), the regulatory body for broadcasting, on February 22, 2013, suspended indefinitely the Kano operating licence of Globe Broadcasting and Communications Limited, owners of Wazobia FM in Kano, Nigeria.  Wazobia FM also broadcasts in Abuja, Lagos

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Nigerian Security Operatives Release Detained Editor

🕔09:09, 26.Feb 2013

Mr. Musa Mohammed Awwal, Editor of the Kaduna-based Hausa Language weekly, Al-Mizan newspaper, who was arrested at about 4.00am on February 14, 2013, was released after eight days in custody. Operatives of the State Security Service (SSS), accompanied by armed

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