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Armed Soldiers Impound Newspapers’ Distribution Vans, Confiscate Several Copies

In the early hours of  June 6, 2014, armed soldiers in Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory and Warri in Delta State, South-south Nigeria, impounded the distribution vans of two dailies: “Leadership” and “The Nation”...

Gunmen Abduct Journalist from Home, Demand N10 Million Ransom

On June 14, 2022 at about 10 pm, unknown gunmen stormed the country home of Mr. Chucks Onuoha at Ohuhu in Umuahia North Local Government Area in Abia State and abducted him at gunpoint....

Police Bar Journalists from Covering Court Proceedings, Assault Them

Armed operatives of the Nigerian Police on May 13, 2022 barred journalists from covering the trial of a federal lawmaker and Rivers State governorship aspirant of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Farah Dagogo, at...

Recent Attacks on Nigerian Press Worrying – Media Foundation for West Africa

From June 6-9, 2014, there have been different incidents of attacks on media freedom in Nigeria. The attacks have come in the form of seizure of publications of The Punch, The Nation, Daily Trust,...

Police Raid Peoples Gazette Newspaper Office, Arrest Editor, Four Others

Armed operatives of the Nigerian Police on July 22, 2022 raided the head office of Peoples Gazette newspaper  in the Utako area of Abuja during which they arrested and briefly detained five of its...

Angry Mob Attack Journalist Covering Flooding in Jigawa State

On September 22, 2022, an angry mob attacked Mr. Abubakar Tahir, a reporter with the Hausa version of the Blueprint newspaper called “Manhaja”  while he was covering the devastation caused by flooding in Ganuwar...