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    DSS finally releases journalist detained for ‘defaming’ A’Ibom commissioner

DSS finally releases journalist detained for ‘defaming’ A’Ibom commissioner

Kufre Carter, a journalist with XL 106.9 FM Uyo in Akwa Ibom state who was arrested for allegedly defaming Dominic Ukpong, the state commissioner of health, has regained freedom. Inibehe Effiong, counsel to the journalist, who confirmed his release to TheCable, said his client was freed on Wednesday. TheCable had launched a campaign for the release of Carter who was arrested last [...]

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    Journalist arrested for ‘defaming’ A’Ibom commissioner yet to regain freedom

Journalist arrested for ‘defaming’ A’Ibom commissioner yet to regain freedom

Kufre Carter, a journalist with XL 106.9 FM Uyo in Akwa Ibom state who was arrested for allegedly defaming Dominic Ukpong, the state commissioner of health, is yet to regain his freedom. Carter was arrested in April and later  arraigned at a magistrate’s court on a three-count charge bordering on defamation. He was admitted him to bail in the sum of N3 million [...]

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    N’assembly security operative ‘beats up’ female journalist

N’assembly security operative ‘beats up’ female journalist

A security operative with the national assembly's sergeant-at-arms reportedly beat up Lizzy Chirkpi, a journalist with Order Paper, on Monday. The operative, identified as Labaran Usman, was said to have kicked at the journalist several times after confronting her over where she parked her vehicle. Umar Lawal, a member of the house of representatives who had attempted to intervene in the incident [...]

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    NUJ mourns another journalist killed during IMN protest in Abuja

NUJ mourns another journalist killed during IMN protest in Abuja

The Nigerian Union of Journalists has confirmed the death of Alex Ogbu, a journalist, killed while covering a protest by the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) in Abuja. The NUJ said the Abuja-based journalist was reportedly killed by a stray bullet when the protesters clashed with the police in the city. TheCable had reported the incident which occurred on Tuesday when IMN members [...]

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    Journalist killed in Adamawa

Journalist killed in Adamawa

The Adamawa state chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has confirmed the death of Maxwell Nashan, a member of the association. Nashan, a reporter with the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) station, Fombina FM, was said to have been attacked by unknown assailants on Wednesday in Yola, the state capital. The assailants were said to have picked the journalist [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Sowore wasn’t detained as a journalist… Buhari has never attacked the media

Garba Shehu: Sowore wasn’t detained as a journalist… Buhari has never attacked the media

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says the arrest of Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow Movement, has nothing to do with him being a journalist. Shehu was reacting to the depiction of Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters, by some international news media as a journalist detained by the government. Sowore was released on Tuesday following a directive from Abubakar Malami, minister of justice, after the initial [...]

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    Journalist imprisoned for ‘taking pictures’ of Akwa Ibom task-force officials

Journalist imprisoned for ‘taking pictures’ of Akwa Ibom task-force officials

Mary Ekere, a journalist in Akwa Ibom state, has been remanded in prison for allegedly taking photos of task-force officials who were raiding a city spot. The task force is said to be under the environmental & waste management agency of the state headed by Prince Ikim. Ekere, who covers the state house of assembly for The Post, a local newspaper, is [...]

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    Police invite journalist ‘over report’ on former Imo rep

Police invite journalist ‘over report’ on former Imo rep

The Nigeria Police Force has invited Oke Epia, publisher of OrderPaper Nigeria, citing “criminal complaints” against the journalist. In a letter dated June 26, the national assembly division of the force asked Epia to report on Tuesday. Although it did not state where the complaints emanated from, it is believed to be over a report published by the media organisation on Tony [...]

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    Journalists brainstorm on how to stop FGM

Journalists brainstorm on how to stop FGM

Radio journalists across the country participated in the 'End Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Media Campaign Academy II which held in Enugu state. The academy was convened by Onelife Initiative for Human Development with support from the Human Dignity Foundation and the Global Media Campaign to end FGM. FGM or cutting refers to all procedures which involve the total or partial removal of [...]

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    NUJ demands disciplinary action against soldiers who ‘assaulted’ journalist

NUJ demands disciplinary action against soldiers who ‘assaulted’ journalist

The Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Abuja, wants disciplinary action to be taken against the soldiers who allegedly assaulted Ikechukwu Ibe, a photojournalist with Daily Trust. Ibe was said to have taken pictures of a vehicle that ran into a restaurant, resulting in the anger of the soldiers. His camera was collected and the memory card, destroyed. In a statement on Monday, Rafat [...]

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    US embassy trains journalists on investigative, data journalism

US embassy trains journalists on investigative, data journalism

The United States embassy in Nigeria has organised a workshop to train Nigerian journalists in investigative and data journalism. Kathleen Struck, digital managing editor at the Voice of America (VOA) , and Jeffery Young, senior analyst and investigative journalist at VOA, facilitated the two-day workshop which held in Lagos. Twenty-five journalists cross the country attended the training themed 'Basic Tools for Investigative [...]

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    Human rights groups demands release of Nigerian journalist jailed in Cameroon

Human rights groups demands release of Nigerian journalist jailed in Cameroon

Amnesty International, Reporters Without Borders and civil society groups have demanded the release of Ahmed Abba, a Nigerian journalist jailed in Cameroon "for reporting Boko Haram activities". Abba, a Radio France Internationale correspondent in Cameroon, was given a ten-year jail term in April 2017 by the Cameroonian government. In a statement jointly issued on Thursday, the groups, numbering 36, condemned Abba's “unjust” [...]

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Journalists promote women reporting in Nigeria

Thirty two journalists who were awarded grants by the Wole Soyinka centre for investigative journalism (WSCIJ) to run investigative reports on women have begun promoting women reporting in Nigeria. In line with the 2015 international women’s day, the centre and its partner, the Netherlands Embassy, organised a share-fair themed; “Report Women: Make It Happen”. The event was aimed at contributing [...]

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    32 journalists get Soyinka grant

32 journalists get Soyinka grant

Thirty two journalists have been awarded grants by the Wole Soyinka centre for investigative journalism (WSCIJ) to run investigative reports on women. In line with the 2015 international women’s day, the centre and its partner, the Netherlands Embassy, organised a share-fair themed; “Report Women: Make It Happen”. The event was aimed at contributing and improving the quality, quantum and perhaps impact of [...]

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    Al Jazeera journalists jailed for seven years

Al Jazeera journalists jailed for seven years

Three Al Jazeera journalists have been sentenced to at least seven years in jail in Egypt on charges of aiding the Muslim Brotherhood and reporting false news. The judge delivered his verdict on Monday on Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed. Greste and Fahmy was sentenced to seven years in jail, while Mohamed was sentenced to additional three years for possession [...]

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