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Online Publisher Arrested, Arraigned, Remanded in Custody for Alleged Blackmail

On February 25, 2023, Mr. Haruna Mohammed Salisu, publisher of WikkiTimes, an online media outfit was arrested and remanded at the Police Criminal Investigation Department in Bauchi for alleged disturbance of public peace and...

Newspaper Publisher Alleges Threat to Life over Report

Publisher of the Taraba Truth and Fact newspaper, Mr. Oloye Samuel, has alleged  that his life is being threatened over his critical reporting of politicians in Taraba State in northern Nigeria. The management of the...

Newspaper Correspondent Attacked by Thugs at Polling Unit

Mr Aloy Attah, a Correspondent of the Sun Newspaper in Onitsha was on March 18, 2023 attacked by armed thugs who invaded the polling centre at Awada Primary School, Idemili North Local Government Area...

48 human rights and press freedom organisations worldwide call upon UN and AU Special...

Forty-eight international and Nigerian human rights and press freedom organisations have filed an urgent appeal to the United Nations and African Union Special Mechanisms calling for their intervention in the arbitrary arrest and detention...

Police Assault Radio Reporter Filming a Lynching Scene

On December 19, 2022, Mr. Muhammad Bello Dabai, a reporter with Premier Radio in Kano was manhandled by policemen for filming an incident in which a man was being lynched. The policemen later forcefully...

Hoodlums Attack TV Crew Covering Traffic Gridlock in Lagos

On January 31, 2022, some hoodlums suspected to be members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), and Maritime workers, as well as, those engaged...