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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Court Grants Bail to Two Journalists Remanded in Police Custody

🕔13:40, 15.Feb 2013

Chief Magistrate Ibrahim Bello of Magistrate Court 17 Gyadi-Gadi in Kano State, on  February 14, 2013,  granted  bail to Yakubu Musa Fagge and Mubarak Muhammad Sani of Wazobia FM as well as another person, Abubakar Rabo Abdulkarim. The sum of

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Organisations Ask President Jonathan to Take Urgent Steps to Ensure Issuance of Community Radio Licenses

🕔11:12, 14.Feb 2013

Four non-governmental organisations: the Nigeria Community Radio Coalition (NCRC), Media Rights Agenda (MRA), the Institute for Media and Society (IMS) and the International Press Centre (IPC) have asked President Jonathan to take urgent steps to ensure that relevant government institutions

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Broadcast Regulator Bans Airing of Music Videos with Alleged Erotic Lyrics

Broadcast Regulator Bans Airing of Music Videos with Alleged Erotic Lyrics Updated

🕔09:58, 28.Jan 2013

On January 24, 2013, Nigeria’s broadcast industry regulator, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), reportedly banned a number of music videos from being broadcast on Nigeria’s free-to-air terrestrial television stations for allegedly containing erotic lyrics and scenes, promoting nudity and for

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Journalists say their lives are in danger over coverage of crisis in ruling party

🕔09:56, 28.Jan 2013

Journalists in Adamawa State say their lives are now in danger as a result of reporting the crisis plaguing the ruling Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in the state. On  January 22, 2013, at about 10.36 am, local time, Mallam Shekarau

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Lagos State Government Bars Officials from Talking to the Press

🕔13:02, 22.Jan 2013

On January 21, 2013, the Lagos state Government issued a circular barring its political office holders and civil servants, including the heads of the State ministries, departments and agencies,  from granting interviews to journalists or speaking on its behalf. It

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Nigerian Editor Shot Dead by Unknown Gunmen

🕔11:27, 16.Jan 2013

Mr. Ikechukwu Udendu, the Editor of Onitsha-based monthly newspaper, Anambra News, was on January 12, 2013 shot dead by suspected assassins on his way home.  He was killed on his way back to Ogidi in Anambra state, where he lives,

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State Security Agency Detains Two Journalists for Undisclosed Reasons

🕔12:08, 4.Jan 2013

On December 24, 2012 at about 4.00am Mr. Musa Mohamed Awwal and Mr. Aliyu Saleh, two journalists with Al-Mizan, the Hausa language newspaper published in Kaduna, North-west Nigeria, were arrested and detained by heavily armed security operatives from the State Security

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