Thursday, November 15, 2018

Tag "Samuel Ogundipe"

    ‘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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    Samuel Ogundipe and the criminalisation of journalism

Samuel Ogundipe and the criminalisation of journalism

BY AUSTIN MAHOLast week, a Premium Times reporter, Samuel Ogundipe, in what amounts to a criminalisation of journalism, was arrested by the Nigerian Police for theft and unlawful possession of restricted and classified documents which in the opinion of the Police could jeopardise state security.Ogundipe was arrested on Tuesday, August 14 and detained at the force headquarters and in an [...]

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    Group demands release of Ogundipe, says he can’t be forced to disclose his source

Group demands release of Ogundipe, says he can’t be forced to disclose his source

Accountable Leadership for Better Nigeria Initiative (ALBNI), a civil society group, has condemned the arrest of Samuel Ogundipe, a Premium Times reporter.In a statement signed by Remi Adebayo, president of ALBNI, the group said Ogundipe cannot be forced by the police to disclose the source of a factual story.On Tuesday, operatives of the special tactical squad (STS) arrested Ogundipe over [...]

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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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    Dear Acting President Osinbajo, one more thing is needful…

Dear Acting President Osinbajo, one more thing is needful…

In the past year, I have written at least three opinion pieces about Ibrahim Idris, the inspector general of police (IGP), and the Nigerian Police Force. If I did not know myself better, I may suspect that I have a personal issue with the former Kano commissioner of police. But I have no personal issues with him, I just have [...]

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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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