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Media Rights Agenda

Police Storm Publisher’s Home, Arrest Him for Undisclosed Reason

On August 19, 2022, operatives of the Nigerian Police from the Force Headquarters, Abuja stormed and laid siege to the Lagos home of Mr. Agba Jalingo, publisher of Cross River Watch, and held down...

Police Arrest Newspaper Distributor in Lieu of Publisher

On August 12, 2022, operatives of the Nigeria Police Force, Akwa Ibom State Command, arrested a newspaper distributor, Mr. Chidi Ngadiubia, at his distribution point in Uyo and took him to their headquarters at...

IPI Global Network Condemns Arbitrary Fines on Broadcasters, Calls for Withdrawal

The global network media group, the International Press Institute (IPI), has condemned the arbitrary fines imposed on Nigerian broadcasters and platforms, Trust TV, Multichoice Nigeria Limited, TelCom Satellite Limited, and NTA-Startimes Limited after they...

CWPPF Calls on federal Civil Service to Protect Whistleblower

The Coalition for Whistleblower Protection and Press Freedom (CWPPF) has called on the Federal Civil Service to protect a whistleblower, Mr. Richard Oghenerhoro. In a statement issued on August 11, 22022, CWPPF said it regards...

Coalition Calls on NBC to Withdraw Sanctions Imposed on Media Outlets

The Coalition of Whistleblowers Protection and Press Freedom (CWPPF) has condemned the imposition by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) of N5 million each sanction on Multichoice Nigeria Limited, owners of DSTV; TelCom Satellite Limited...

Judge Jails Lawyer for Intervening in Defence of a Journalist

On July 26, 2022, Justice Ekaette Obot, the Chief Judge of Akwa Ibom State, sentenced Mr. Inibehe Effiong, a Lagos-based lawyer and human rights activist, to one month in prison for defending Mr. Savior...