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U.S. Congress to DSS: Stop harassing, detaining journalists, activists

    …obey court orders, Nigerian constitution   …continued detention of Sowore, others, use of force affecting Nigeria’s image   The Congress of the United States has expressed deep concern and worry about what it called closing of media and civic space in Nigeria with...

SERAP seeks travel ban for Nigerian governors jailing journalists, others

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) Wednesday wants US President Donald Trump to exercise his constitutional powers “pursuant to the Presidential Proclamations 7750 and 8697 to instruct the US Secretary of State and US Ambassador in Nigeria to...

Nigerian military targeted journalists’ phones, computers with “forensic search” for sources -CPJ

  By Jonathan Rozen/CPJ Senior Africa Researcher   Hamza Idris, an editor with the Nigerian Daily Trust, was at the newspaper’s central office on January 6 when the military arrived looking for him. Soldiers with AK47s walked between the newsroom desks...

MRA calls for the release of detained journalists, dissidents

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) Tuesday condemned the arrest and continued detention of Mr. Ibrahim Dan Halilu, a journalist and former Political Editor of the privately-owned Daily Trust newspaper, by operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS) and called...

SERAP drags FG, states to ECOWAS Court over ‘attacks on journalists, bloggers’

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has dragged the Federal Government and state governments to ECOWAS Court of Justice in Abuja over “the frequent and repressive application of the Cybercrime Act to harass, intimidate, arbitrarily arrest, detain, and unfairly...

Our fragile media freedom: Are Journalists and Journalism under attack in Nigeria?

By Victoria Ayuwei, PerSecond News Twenty-three years after the crackdown on the media and the pro-democracy movements during the Military regime, Nigeria seems to be a different country. Freedom of expression is guaranteed in the Nigerian constitution and a slew of...

Journalists Getting Ready For War Over El Rufai’s Hostility, Warns Kaduna State Government

The National Union of Journalists, NUJ, is bracing for conflict with the Kaduna state governor, Mallam El Rufai over his continued persecution of journalists, press freedom advocates, and civil society leaders. Since taking the Kaduna governor's office El Rufai has...
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Nigeria's Apex Court has ruled that the March 9, 2019 election of Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state was in order.  The court, in a...

$1.1bn Malabu Oil fraud: FG files charges against Adoke, Etete, Shell, others

  A former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Mohammed Adoke has been charged to court over alleged $1.1 billion fraud in the Malabu oil...

Slow, epileptic internet in Nigeria: Submarine cable damaged

     ...cripples communication, banks, business transactions Nigerian internet subscribers have continued to experience hitches and ceaseless downtime including banks, financial institutions, and the mass...

Lagos pipeline fire : Death toll rises to 5 as 39 vehicles consumed

  Causality figure in Sunday's  Abule Egba, Lagos  pipeline fire has increased from two to five. The fire followed an explosion from a ruptured the pipelines...