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Kidnapped Nigerian journalists released

Four journalists who were kidnapped by gunmen in Nigeria last week have been released, according to media reports. The journalists, Wahab Oba, chairman of the Lagos State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ); Adolphus Okonkwo, a zonal secretary for the union; Sylvester Okere, secretary for the Lagos state council; and Sola Oyeyipo, a […]

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Four journalists kidnapped in Nigeria

Four journalists were kidnapped by gunmen in Nigeria’s southern Abia state on Sunday, according to local media. The journalists had left a conference in Akwa Ibom state when they were ambushed by gunmen in three vehicles. Their whereabouts are not known, although the kidnappers have reportedly issued a ransom demand of $1.67 million. The journalists […]

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Journalist gunned down in Lagos State, Nigeria

A journalist in Lagos State, Nigeria, was gunned down on Saturday in an unexplained killing. Edo Sule Ugbagwu, 42, worked as the judiciary correspondent for the Mushin-based newspaper, the Nation. Ugbagwu was shot dead by two gunmen who came to his home around 7pm on 24 April. The Nation’s own report about the murder says he had just […]

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Nigerian journalist attacked during political clash

A cameraman working for Nigerian broadcaster Channels Television was assaulted on Tuesday in a clash that erupted following an attack on the vehicle of the Action Congress (AC) governorship candidate in Ekiti State, according to local media reports, and Channels Television News Editor Ronke Raji. Felix was attacked when he attempted to film the violence. […]

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