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Media Rights Agenda

Prison Officials Brutalise Newspaper Correspondent

On November 12, 2015 at 2.00pm local time, about ten officials of the Nigerian Prison Service from Kuje Prison in Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT), descended on Mr. Emmanuel Elebeke, a Vanguard newspaper...

MRA Condemns Arrest and Detention of Journalist, Calls for his Unconditional Release

LAGOS: Monday, August 31, 2015: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today condemned the arrest and continued detention of Nigeria-based Cameroonian journalist, Simon Ateba, by the Cameroonian authorities on allegations of espionage. MRA called for his...

Sharia Court Sentences 9 Persons to Death for Alleged Blasphemy

On June 25, 2015, a Sharia Court of Appeal in Rijiyar Lemo in Kano State, North-west Nigeria, reportedly sentenced nine persons, including one woman, to death for alleged blasphemy against Prophet Mohammed. The Court convicted...

Political Thugs Assault Journalist for Taking Pictures

On June 3, 2015, political thugs suspected to be acting at the behest of Mr. Ayodele Fayose, the governor of Ekiti State, assaulted Mr. Kamarudeen Ogundele, the State Correspondent of the daily ‘Punch’ newspaper...

Presidential Security Aides Expel Journalist from Villa

On May 11, 2015 Mr. Ubale Musa, a correspondent of the German Radio, Deutsche Welle, was bundled out of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja for asking visiting President Idriss Derby of Chad...

Local FM Station Bombed, Five Persons Feared Killed

On April 27, 2015 at about 8pm local time, a popular private local radio station, Tao FM located in Kuroko, Adavi Local Government Area of Kogi State, North-central Nigeria was bombed by unknown persons. Media...