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NCC Again Denies  Issuing 5G Licenses 

NCC Again Denies  Issuing 5G Licenses  Updated

🕔15:07, 3.Jun 2020

 The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Nigeria’s telecommunications industry regulator, has again denied reports going viral on social media, including Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, LinkedIn and other sites, that Nigeria was planning to switch on 5G in Lagos in May  2020, saying

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Rights Chiefs Call on African Governments to Preserve Free Expression, Other Rights During COVID-19 Updated

🕔15:06, 3.Jun 2020

Two human rights chiefs, Ms Michelle Bachelet, the United Nation’s High Commissioner for Human Rights, and Dr. Solomon Dersso, Chairperson of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR), have stressed the need for Governments in Africa to preserve

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FOC Joint Statement Reaffirms Commitment to Promoting Human Rights and Supporting Internet Freedom Updated

🕔15:02, 3.Jun 2020

The Freedom Online Coalition (FOC) has issued a joint statement on COVID-19 and Internet Freedom, in which it reaffirmed its commitment to promoting human rights and fundamental freedoms proclaimed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and working to support

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IOM Calls for Entries for Global Migration Film Festival

IOM Calls for Entries for Global Migration Film Festival Updated

🕔14:42, 3.Jun 2020

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has called for entries for the Global Migration Film Festival(GMFF) scheduled to run worldwide from November 28 to December 18, 2020. Its goal is to pave the way for greater discussion around migration, one

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Pastor Tortured for Criticising Council Chairman on Facebook

Pastor Tortured for Criticising Council Chairman on Facebook Updated

🕔14:29, 3.Jun 2020

On May 14, 2020, Pastor Okochi Obeni of God’s Descendants Assembly, Amasiri, in the Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, was tortured, brutalized, dragged to the Ogo Playground in the area and forced to drink water from a

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Jigawa State Assembly Speaker Bars Journalists from Emergency Session

Jigawa State Assembly Speaker Bars Journalists from Emergency Session Updated

🕔14:24, 3.Jun 2020

The Speaker of the Jigawa State House of Assembly, Hon. Idris Garba Kareka, on May 22, 2020, barred journalists from covering an emergency sitting of the House, following the nullification of the suspension of the former majority leader, Hon. Sani

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Journalist Detained, Charged with Violating Cybercrimes Act for Criticising Information Minister

Journalist Detained, Charged with Violating Cybercrimes Act for Criticising Information Minister Updated

🕔14:17, 3.Jun 2020

Kwara State-based radio personality, Mr. RotimiJolayemi, aka Oba Akewi, was on May 22, 2020, charged before a Federal High Court in Abuja with causing annoyance, insult, hatred and ill-will to the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, an

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Ukraine Ratifies the TromsøConvention Bringing Into Force the World’s First International Treaty on Access to Information

Ukraine Ratifies the TromsøConvention Bringing Into Force the World’s First International Treaty on Access to Information Updated

🕔13:48, 3.Jun 2020

On May 20, 2020, the Parliament of Ukraine adopted draft law No 0032 “On Ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on Access to Official Documents” and became the 10th country to ratify the Council of Europe Convention on Access to

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Journalists Harassed, Intimidated and Forced to Sleep on the Road as a Result of COVID-19 Lockdown

Journalists Harassed, Intimidated and Forced to Sleep on the Road as a Result of COVID-19 Lockdown Updated

🕔13:36, 3.Jun 2020

In the evening of May 19, 2020 over 50 persons comprising journalists and medical workers were harassed, intimidated and prevented from returning home in Lagos by policemen who barricaded the roads while enforcing the nationwide lockdown and the 8pm to

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IGP Counters Presidential Orders Exempting Journalists from COVID-19 Lockdown, Curfew

IGP Counters Presidential Orders Exempting Journalists from COVID-19 Lockdown, Curfew Updated

🕔13:32, 3.Jun 2020

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, on May 19, 2020 issued a directive ordering police commands not to exempt anybody, including journalists and medical workers on essential duties, when enforcing the ban on interstate movements and the nationwide curfew

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