Friday, September 21, 2018

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    ‘How I spent three days in police custody’ — Premium Times journalist narrates ordeal

‘How I spent three days in police custody’ — Premium Times journalist narrates ordeal

BY SAMUEL OGUNDIPEI laid on the rough knitted polyester blanket at the benevolence of the cell president inside the police Special Tactical Squad detention centre in Abuja, sweating profusely as I read an old copy of a Christian daily guide printed by Paul Enenche’s Dunamis Gospel Centre.It was the kind of spot the handbook was designed to prevent people from [...]

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    Police teargas protesters demanding release of detained Premium Times journalist

Police teargas protesters demanding release of detained Premium Times journalist

Protesters were on Thursday teargassed at the force headquarters, Abuja, during a protest to demand the release of Premium Times reporter, Samuel Ogundipe.The journalist was on Tuesday arrested for writing a story based on a letter written by Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo.Members of the OurMumuDonDo Movement and other civil society organisation were among [...]

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    Fadeyi Foundation speaks on arrest of Premium Times reporter, says Decree No. 4 is back

Fadeyi Foundation speaks on arrest of Premium Times reporter, says Decree No. 4 is back

The Akin Fadeyi Foundation (AFF) says the "horrifying days" of Decre No. 4 is back to the country.Decree No. 4 was promulgated in 1984 under the Muhammadu Buhari regime in 1984. The decree was targeted at the media and journalists were tried and convicted on that basis.Samuel Ogundipe, a Premium Times reporter, was arrested on Tuesday over a story on [...]

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    ‘I was accused of stealing secret documents’ — Premium Times journalist speaks from detention

‘I was accused of stealing secret documents’ — Premium Times journalist speaks from detention

Samuel Ogundipe, the Premium Times journalist arrested on Tuesday, says he was accused of stealing secret documents.Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, reportedly ordered his arrest over a story on Lawal Daura, sacked director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS).The police had reportedly asked Ogundipe to disclose how he obtained the letter IGP wrote to Acting President Yemi Osinnajo on [...]

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    Pressure mounts on police to release Premium Times reporter

Pressure mounts on police to release Premium Times reporter

The police have come under pressure to release Samuel Ogundipe, a Premium Times reporter, who was arrested and detained on Tuesday.According to the newspaper, Ogundipe was arrested over a story on the report Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), submitted to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo over the blockade of the national assembly.Idris submitted the report after the sack of Lawal [...]

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    Premium Times Centre floats national fact-checking platform

Premium Times Centre floats national fact-checking platform

The Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) has announced the launch of “DUBAWA”,  a fact-checking platform.“DUBAWA” is a Hausa term for checking.According to a statement signed by Joshua Olufemi, programmes director of PTCIJ, the platform is scheduled to be launched at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Conference Center in Abuja on February 20, 2018.Guest speakers at the event include Yemi [...]

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    Premium Times wins Global Shining Light Award

Premium Times wins Global Shining Light Award

Premium Times, Nigeria’s investigative website, emerged the overall winner of the Global Investigative Journalism Conference (GIJN) in Johannesburg, South Africa.A two-part story by the newspaper - ‘Inside the Massive Extrajudicial Killings in Nigeria’s South-East‘‎ and ‎’How the Onitsha Massacre of Pro-Biafra Supporters was Coordinated’ - was adjudged the best.‎The award, which drew a record 211 submissions from 67 countries, was [...]

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    Our spirits remain unbroken, says Premium Times

Our spirits remain unbroken, says Premium Times

Premium Times has appreciated everyone who stood by it during the arrest of two of its journalists, declaring that its "spirit remain unbroken".On Thursday, the police arrested Dapo Olorunyomi, publisher of the online publication and Evelyn Okakwu, a judiciary reporter, over a report that the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) indicated interest in probing Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, over alleged [...]

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    ActionAid warns against persecution of journalists

ActionAid warns against persecution of journalists

ActionAid, an international non-governmental organisation (NGO), says continued violation on media freedom is "detrimental to our democracy" and "is a dangerous walk back to the dark days of the 1990s."Ojobo Atuluku, country director of the organisation, said this while condemning the arrest of Dapo Olorunyomi and Evelyn Okakwu, journalists of Premium Times.The duo were arrested over a report that the Code [...]

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    Again, police release Premium Times’ journalists on bail

Again, police release Premium Times’ journalists on bail

Dapo Olorunyomi, publisher of Premium Times, and Evelyn Okakwu, judiciary correspondent of the newspaper, reported to FCT police command on Friday, and were released on bail.Premium Times confirmed the development in a tweet, saying no charges were filed against them.UPDATE: Premium Times journalists @DapsyOly and @EveOkakwu have been released on bail again. No charges were filed. #pressfreedom — Premium Times (@PremiumTimesng) [...]

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    Premium Times’ publisher, reporter regain freedom

Premium Times’ publisher, reporter regain freedom

The police have released Dapo Olorunyomi, publisher of PREMIUM TIMES and Evelyn Okakwu, a reporter, after delaying them for several hours.The duo were arrested on Thursday over a report that the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) was investigating Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, for allegations of corruption.Don Awunah, police spokesman, had said the raid on the newspaper's office was sequel [...]

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    Police ‘arrest’ Premium Times’ publisher, reporter over story on Buratai

Police ‘arrest’ Premium Times’ publisher, reporter over story on Buratai

The police have arrested Dapo Olorunyomi, publisher of Premium Times, and Evelyn Okakwu, a reporter, over a report on Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff.Adebayo Hassan, one of the online newspaper's reporters, confirmed this to TheCable.Hassan explained that Dapo Olorunyomi and Okakwu were arrested at the newspaper's headquarters in Abuja on Thursday.He said Okakwu had written a report from the [...]

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    PREMIUM TIMES to army: We’ll hold you responsible if any harm befalls our staff

PREMIUM TIMES to army: We’ll hold you responsible if any harm befalls our staff

PREMIUM TIMES says it will hold the Nigerian army responsible should anything happen to its staff.It also has asked the army to tender an apology over an alleged threat issued against the organisation.These were in response to a letter by the Nigerian army threatening legal action against the newspaper for publications about the army and Tukur Buratai, its chief.The letter claimed the [...]

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