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Recent Attacks
 

Police Parade ‘Suspected Killers’ of Journalist

 

On March 15, 2010, the police paraded three suspects who they claimed were killers of the late Mr. Bayo Ohu, former Assistant News Editor of the private daily newspaper ‘The Guardian’. The suspects are Dada Yemi Adesanya (23 years old), Ganiu Suleman (28 years) and Idris Balogun (26 years). Full story...

 

Crowd of Mourners Assaults Radio Reporter

 

Mr. Murtala Sani, a reporter with the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) on March 8, 2010 narrowly escaped being killed by a crowd of mourners while on assignment to cover the mass funeral of victims of the March 7 massacre in Dogo Nahawa, Plateau State in North central Nigeria. He escaped the assault from the crowd when it was dispersed by police gun shots fired in the air. Full story...

 

Three Sports Journalists Kidnapped

 

Three journalists with the South African TV channel Supersport were on March 1, 2010 kidnapped near Owerri, the Imo State capital in South-east Nigeria. The journalists: Nick Greyling, a sound engineer; Alexander Effiong, a cameraman; and Bowie Attamah, a sports commentator were returning from covering a football match in the nearby city of Enugu. Full story...

 

Police Brutalize Newspaper Reporter, Charge Him to Court

 

On February 16, 2010, Mr. Jude Opara, the foreign correspondent of the private daily ‘Champion’ newspapers was arrested, brutalized, detained and charged to a magistrate court for obstructing traffic in Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal capital Territory. Full story...

 

Newspaper House Alleges Threat to Lives of its Staff

 

On February 8, 2010, ‘The Premier’, a Lagos based weekly tabloid alerted the public on alleged threat to the life of its staff members and the mopping up of the week edition of its publication with the main story entitled “Dirty Farida”. Full story...

 

 

Television Station in Lagos Attacked with Explosive Device

 

Nigeria’s Intelligence Police Arrest newspaper Editor

 

Newspaper Correspondent Receives Death Threat

 

House of Representatives Considers passing anti-press law

 

News Editor Gruesomely Murdered in his Home

 

Radio Correspondent Brutalized by Government Security Personnel

Intelligence Officers Visit Free Expression Group, Director Goes into Hiding

 

Journalist Alleges Threat to Life, Goes into Hiding

 

Newspaper Editor Detained Over Alleged Defamatory Advertorials

 

High Court Directs Private Radio Station to Resume Transmission

 

NBC Suspends Broadcast Licence of a Private Radio Station

 

Political Thugs Assault Photo Journalists

 

Broadcast Regulator Sanctions Private FM Radio over Broadcast

 

Correspondent detained and released on bail for refusing to divulge source

 

Editor Abducted, taken forcefully to another state for trial

 

Online Publisher Arrested and Detained Incommunicado

 

Reporter Petitions State Security Service over Threat to Life


Nigeria’s Broadcast Regulator Suspends Channels TV Licence


SSS, Police Raid, Shut Down Media Houses and Arrest Managers

 

Twenty-one Journalists Arrested by Joint Military Task Force

 

Reporter Brutalised on the Orders of Oil Company’s Manager

 

Zamfara State sacks newspaper MD over publication

 
Reporter Arrested, Questioned over News report


Security Operatives Detain Driver, Copies of Daily Trust in Gusau

 

SSS Operatives Raid the Offices of a Weekly Magazine

US Journalist, Interpreter Arrested in Port Harcourt

 

Reporter Arrested, Questioned over News report

 

 Suspected Assassins Murder Journalist

 

Journalists Union Alleges Manhunt of its Member


Katsina State government Suspends TV programme

 

Ogun State Legislature Bans State-owned Broadcasters from Covering Proceedings

State Censor’s Board Ban ‘Kano Market Literature’

 

Editor Arrested, Denied Bail, remanded in Prison Custody for Allegedly Publishing “Injurious Falsehood”

 

Journalists Kidnapped By Thugs During State Re-run Elections

 

Police Storm Newspaper Office, Arrest Editor Over Feature Article

 

Editor Alleges Threat to Life for Breaking News Story

 

Journalist Brutalized by Policemen While on Assignment

 

Newspaper Editor alleges threat by Police

 

Community Youths Attack Media Workers over report


Journalist Arrested and Detained for Investigating Murder

 

Political Thugs Beat up Magazine Manager


Journalist and Newspaper Vendor Remanded in Prison Custody


Journalists Arrested and detained for Photographing Statue

 

Political Thugs Attack Journalists at Press briefing


Commercial Printers Confiscate Magazine’s Artwork

 

Newspaper Vendors Embark on Strike in Imo State

 

Journalist Alleges Threat to Life, Petitions IGP

 

Joint Security Agents Beat up Journalist

 

Intelligence Police Quiz Journalists about Source


Nigeria’s Intelligence Police Raid ‘Fresh Facts’ Office

 

Sharia Court Bans Circulation, Performance of Satirical Play

 

Journalist beaten by police and Prison guards while covering prison riot

 

Police Boss threatens Journalists with Arrest for Sensational Stories

 

Publisher Alleges Receiving Threats from Osun State Governor

 

Suspected Cultists Bomb Radio House

 

Photojournalist Brutalised by Overzealous Policeman


Party Chieftain Abuses Journalists, sends them out of Event venue

 

FCDA Demolishes Daar Communication’s office complex in Abuja.

 

Gunmen Raid newspaper offices

 

Political Thugs Invade radio Station, Vandalise Equipment, Injure Workers

 

Judge Orders Arrest of Two Journalists, another gets Death Threats

 

Journalist Beaten Unconscious by Policemen

 

Security Operatives Invade Broadcast house, Disrupt Broadcast

 

Security Forces Shut Radio and TV Stations Days to Elections

 

News Manager Suspended indefinitely for allegedly Disclosing information

 
Nigeria’s Intelligence Agency Raid another Newspaper House

 
Intelligence Police Raid Newspaper House, Confiscate Manuscript, Arrest Staff

 

Nigeria’s Anti-Corruption Agency Raids and Seals up Radio Station

 

Security Agents Raid Weekly Tabloid, Arrest Publisher and Editor

 

Police Detain and Release Managing Editor

 

Journalist charged with violating Official Secret Acts

 

Information Minister Reprimands Journalists, Threatens Sanctions Over Interviews With Plane Crash Survivors

 

National Assembly Imposes Stringent Conditions for Media Coverage

 

Airport Security Confiscate Journalist’s Published Work

 

Journalists Languish in Prison Custody over Charges of Sedition

Hired Thugs Assault Four Journalists

 

Two Journalists Arrested, Charged with Sedition

 

Nigerian Navy Arrests American Journalist and Nigerian Guide

 

Security Agents Invade Private Television Station and Arrest Journalist
 

SSS Arrest, Release Newspaper Bureau Chief

 

Bomb Scare at Private Television Station Disrupts Transmission

 

Security Agents Raid TV Station, Stop Programme Broadcast, Seize Master Tape

 

Newspaper Publisher Alleges Threat to His Life, Later Arrested and Charged

 

Policemen Brutalize Two Journalists

 

Regulatory Agency Shuts Private Radio for Alleged Breach of Broadcasting Code

 

Journalist Petitions Police Authorities Over Alleged Death Threats

 

Local Government Chairman, Police Orderly Assault Photojournalist

 

Broadcast Journalist Arrested And Detained Overnight

 

Journalist Petitions Police Authorities Over Alleged Death Threats
 

Broadcast Journalist Arrested, Detained, and Released


Television cameraman assaulted by policemen
 

Two Journalists Charged With False Reporting, Remanded in Prison Custody

 

Photojournalist Beaten Unconscious by Police Orderly

 

Security Agents Briefly Shut Radio Station, Detain Journalists Overnight

 

Police Beat Up Reporter, Smash Her Camera


Nigerian Government Shuts Down Radio Station, Arrest General Manager

 

Private broadcaster shut down over plane crash coverage

 
Presidential Committee bars journalists from covering proceedings

 

SSS Operatives Raid The Exclusive Newspapers Offices

 

Publisher Alleges Attack, Petitions Authorities

 

Security Agents Arrest, Release Two Printers, Hunt For Human Rights Activist

 

Security Agents Seek To Censor Publications
 

Airport Security Officers Prevent Newspaper Editor From Travelling
 

Newspaper correspondent arrested, detained incommunicado

                         Police Harass, Detain Journalists Over Newspaper Reports

Nigeria: Police Arrest, Detain Newspaper Publisher

Two Journalists Assaulted by Political Thugs

Two Journalists Attacked by Traders in Aba

Police Summon "The Sun" Newspaper Reporter

Journalist Brutalised and Detained by Paramilitary Officials

State Security Agents Raid Newsstands, Seize Publications, Arrest Vendor

Security Agents Arrest And Interrogate Three Newspaper Vendors

 

Newspaper Publisher Arrested Over Report On Police Commissioner

 

Policemen Brutalise 11 Journalists At Political Meeting

 

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