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Government Officials, Police Attack Reporter

Mr. Goke Famadewa, a reporter with “The Punch” newspaper was on April 15, 2013, attacked by officers of the Lagos State Taskforce on Environmental Offences Enforcement Unit and policemen attached to the Unit. He...

UNESCO Calls for Entries for UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2014

United Nation Economic, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has called for nominations for the 2014 edition of the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize. This is to mark the annual occasion of World Press...

IFEX Releases Toolkit for International Day to End Impunity Campaign Activities

The International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX), the global network of freedom of expression organisations, has released a toolkit to enhance members’ campaign activities around this year’s “International Day to End Impunity”. November 23 is...

Nigeria Ranks Poorly on Open Government Data

The Open Data Institute has ranked Nigeria a dismal 75th position out of 77 countries in its 2013 Global Report on Open Government Data (OGD). The report gives a country-by-country ranking and presents an...

OGP Qualification: NGOs Call on FG to take Quick Action

Three non-governmental organizations (NGOs) - Media Rights Agenda (MRA), BudgIT Nigeria, and Public and Private Development Centre (PPDC) have called on the Federal Government to take quick action that will enable it qualify for...

Police Re-arrest Leadership Newspaper Journalists

On Monday, April 15, 2013, the Nigerian Police re-arrested and detained two Leadership newspaper journalists, Mr. Tony Amokeodo, the Group News Editor and  Mr. Chibuzo Ukaibe, a political reporter. The journalists were taken to the...