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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...

Police Detain Newspaper Vendor for Undisclosed Reasons

On May 13, 2021, the Delta State Police Command arrested and detained a newspaper vendor, Mr Patrick Onwuaha, popularly known as Ocha, incommunicado, without disclosing the reasons for his arrest and detention. Patrick who had...

Amidst Decline in Press Safety, 66 Journalists Killed In 2022

The International Press Institute (IPI) says the year 2022, witnessed a devastating decline in journalists’ safety with 66 journalists and media workers killed worldwide in connection with their profession, marking a steep increase from...

Police Disregard Court Orders, Continue to Detain Chike Ibezim Over Report on Fashola

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has continued to detain Mr. Chike Ibezim, an entrepreneur and younger brother to the publisher of Reportera News, Mr. Nnamdi Ibezim, more than two months after his arrest despite...

Two Journalists Detained in Ilorin for Alleged Criminal Defamation, Cyberstalking Following Complaint by Governor’s...

On October 13 2022, Mr. Abdulrasheed Akogun, the proprietor of an online news and television network known as Fresh Insight TV; and Mr. Dare Akogun, an investigative journalist with Sobi F.M. radio, both in...

Magistrate Court Sentences Two Journalists Over Defamation

On November 29, 2023, Magistrate Court 4 sitting in Asaba, Delta State sentenced two journalists: Mr. Joe Ogbodu, Managing Editor of Bigpen Nigeria, an online newspaper, and Prince Amour Udemude, to prison for the...