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Letter: Correspondent in Nigeria hassled and detained by foreign ministry

H. E. Sani Abacha Chairman of the Provisional Ruling Council and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Abuja Nigeria Vienna, 4 July 1996 Your Excellency, The International Press Institute (IPI), representing editors and leading journalists from newspapers, magazines, broadcasting organisations and news agencies in 85 countries, is most concerned about the oppressive measures taken against Mr. […]

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Letter: Two Nigerian magazine editors sentenced to life imprisonment

H. E. General Sani Abacha Chairman of the Provisional Ruling Council and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces State House Abuja Nigeria Vienna, 2 August 1995 Your Excellency, The International Press Institute (IPI) is most concerned about the case of two Nigerian magazine editors who have been reportedly sentenced to life in prison by a military […]

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Letter: Authors’ home and offices raided by authorities in Nigeria

H. E. General Sani Abacha President and Commander-in-Chief State House Abuja Nigeria Vienna, 19 April 1995 Your Excellency, The International Press Institute (IPI) protests most strongly at the campaign of harassment being waged against Nigerian author and newspaper publisher, Mr. Niyi Oniororo, by the country’s authorities. We are informed that armed police raided the publisher’s […]

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Letter: IPI protests at treatment of Nigerian Nobel prize-winning author Wole Soyinka

His Excellency General Sani Abacha President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces State House Abuja Nigeria Vienna, 11 November 1994 Your Excellency, The International Press Institute (IPI), protests most strongly against the recent seizure of Nobel prize-winning author Wole Soyinka’s United Nations passport and the travel ban imposed on him. We are informed that on […]

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