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’41 attacks’ on journalists in Nigeria between January and August

    ’41 attacks’ on journalists in Nigeria between January and August

More than 40 attacks on journalists in Nigeria have been recorded between January and August 2020, an analysis by the International Press Centre (IPC) has revealed. Melody Akinjiyan-Lawal, IPC programme

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EXTRA: Umahi bars two journalists from state functions ‘for life’

    EXTRA: Umahi bars two journalists from state functions ‘for life’

David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi, has barred two journalists — Chikoke Agwu and Peter Okutu — from entering the government house or any government facility in the state. Agwu is

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Lockdown: Your ID card is your pass, Lai tells journalists

    Lockdown: Your ID card is your pass, Lai tells journalists

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says journalists must use their valid identity cards to access their places of work during the 14-day lockdown. President Muhammadu Buhari had on Sunday, ordered

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‘Crack down on journalists, activists affecting Nigeria’s image’ — US lawmakers write FG

    ‘Crack down on journalists, activists affecting Nigeria’s image’ — US lawmakers write FG

Some lawmakers in the US have expressed concern over the “clamp down” on journalists and civil society organisations (CSOs) in Nigeria.  In a letter dated November 25 and addressed to

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SERAP to Buhari: Publicly condemn attacks against journalists

  SERAP to Buhari: Publicly condemn attacks against journalists

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), a civil society organisation, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to openly condemn attacks

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USAID official: US has invested $900m worth of drugs to tackle diseases in Nigeria

  USAID official: US has invested $900m worth of drugs to tackle diseases in Nigeria

Zack Taylor, development outreach and communications specialist at the US agency for international development (USAID), says the United States government

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Scientists, journalists to collaborate on African Science Literacy Network

  Scientists, journalists to collaborate on African Science Literacy Network

Scientists and journalists have teamed up to promote science communication in Nigeria on the newly created African Science Literacy Network

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JODER trains journalists on peace building and conflict reporting

  JODER trains journalists on peace building and conflict reporting

Journalists for Democratic Rights (JODER), a civil society organisation, has trained reporters on conflict reporting and peacebuilding. The training, which

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Journalists’ choice of words ‘can incite or resolve violence’

  Journalists’ choice of words ‘can incite or resolve violence’

Arukaino Umukoro, CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Award winner, has warned journalists to be careful with their choice of words when reporting.

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CDD: Nigeria has retrogressed in promoting press freedom

  CDD: Nigeria has retrogressed in promoting press freedom

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), says Nigeria has retrogressed in its rating in promoting press freedom.  CDD made

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