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13 September 2012 | Nigeria

Nigerian journalist beaten and arrested by soldiers

The International Press Institute (IPI) condemns the reported beating and arrest of a Nigerian journalist, by soldiers.
16 May 2012 | Nigeria

Journalists obstructed on World Press Freedom Day

On May 3, seven journalists who had turned up at a police unit in Lagos were held in a small office for 15 minutes.
2 May 2012 | Nigeria

Extremist Islamic sect threatens to attack more media houses

Boko Haram posted a video on YouTube in which it warned of more attacks on media organisations and named the media institutions that will be targeted in future attacks.
26 April 2012 | Nigeria

Offices of daily bombed

The radical Islamic sect Boko Haram is suspected to have carried out the bombings as the attacks bear their imprint.
17 April 2012 | Nigeria

Gunmen kill cameraman

IPI calls for thorough investigation.
5 April 2012 | Nigeria

Magistrate orders assault and arrest of journalists

The reporters were at the Ikeja court to cover a story about deaths resulting from a series of ghastly accidents in Lagos, in 2010.
22 March 2012 | Nigeria

Reporter threatened over coverage of Islamist sect

Ahmad Salkida, who has extensively covered the conflict between the government and the Islamist sect Boko Haram, says he has been followed and his life is under threat.
14 March 2012 | Nigeria

Islamic sect threatens three newspapers

Boko Haram, which has claimed responsibility for numerous bombings in several cities in northern Nigeria in recent months, has threatened to take action against three
6 March 2012 | Nigeria

Broadcast regulator bans TV station from live-streaming programmes on website

(MRA/IFEX) - March 6, 2012 - The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Nigeria's broadcast sector regulator, has banned the state government owned television station Ogun State Television (OGTV) from its "unilateral commencement of the streaming of OGTV's signal on the web without the approval of the Commission."
9 February 2012 | Nigeria

Airport officials lock out journalists, hold equipment

Officials of the State Security Service and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs protocol department have denied over 60 journalists reporting from the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos access to their cameras, voice recorders and other tools of their trade.
7 February 2012 | Nigeria

French journalists detained, thrown out of restive state

TFI journalist Jeremie Drieu and his local colleague Ahmad Salkida were in Jos to report on the recent unrest there when they were detained by soldiers who took them to a command center where they faced “increasingly hostile interrogation”, AP reported.
23 January 2012 | Nigeria

TV reporter killed while covering Kano suicide bombings

Enenche Godwin Akogwu was gunned down shortly after the bombings while he tried to interview victims outside Farm central police station.
17 January 2012 | Nigeria

Call for release of labour activists

The authorities are urged to investigate state involvement in breaking up a peaceful union meeting and arresting two union activists in October in an apparent bid to silence them.
17 January 2012 | Nigeria

#OccupyNigeria protesters take on news media coverage

Protesters descended on the studios of at least two prominent broadcasters to demand more balanced coverage of the citizens' movement.
14 November 2011 | Nigeria

Journalist arrested over articles about alleged football corruption

Olajide Fashikun was arrested after writing a series of articles about a letter bearing the allegedly forged signature of the president of FIFA. While he has been released, the offices of the newspaper were ransacked and his laptop and hard drive were seized.
27 October 2011 | Nigeria

Newspaper bureau chief harassed

Michaela Moye was reportedly filming the demolition of "illegal" buildings when she was chased from the scene by members of the Abuja Environmental Protection Board.
24 October 2011 | Nigeria

Journalist killed in Maiduguri

Cameraman Alhaji Zakariya Isa was killed by three gunmen suspected to be members of the radical Islamic sect locally known as Boko Haram.
17 October 2011 | Nigeria

Police release "The Nation" newspaper editors

"The Nation" newspaper editors Lawal Ogienagbon, Dapo Olufade, Yomi Odunuga and Yusuf Alli were released without having been charged with any offence.
12 October 2011 | Nigeria

Four newspaper editors arrested

The raid and arrests are believed to be over a story that appeared on the cover page of "The Nation" newspaper.
8 June 2011 | Nigeria

Freedom of Information Act: A ray of hope for democracy, says ARTICLE 19

After a decade of consistent and fearless advocacy by civil society and media practitioners, the president has acceded to the legitimate demands and aspirations of the people by signing the long-awaited right to information law.


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