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Nigerian journalist arrested over articles about alleged football corruption

A journalist in Nigeria has been arrested and will be sued for libel over an article he wrote revealing alleged corruption in the Nigerian Football Federation. Olajide Fashikun, editor of the National Accord newspaper in the capital Abuja, was arrested by a plain clothes police officer, after he wrote a series of articles about a […]

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NTA cameraman killed in Nigeria

Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) cameraman Alhaji Zakariyya Isa was killed in the north-eastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Saturday, apparently by members of the Islamist Boko Haram group, according to reports citing the Nigerian authorities. Two gunmen reportedly followed Isa, who worked as a Hausa translator and newscaster, from the mosque where he had just […]

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UPDATE: Nation editor released

The International Press Institute (IPI) was relieved to learn that Yusuf Alli, and editor at The Nation newspaper, was released from government custody yesterday afternoon, according to reports. Mr. Alli has been told that he will not face criminal charges, he told the Associated Press. “No matter what the pressure, I won’t disclose my source,” Alli told […]

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Nigerian reporter attacked by soldiers in Jos

A reporter for People’s Daily newspaper in Nigeria was allegedly beaten by Special Task Force (STF) soldiers and prevented from seeking medical assistance for two hours on Tuesday. Bayo Alabira was stopped as he was leaving his home to go to work, and was passing through an area that soldiers were guarding ahead of potential […]

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