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IPI Board welcomes Nigerian leader’s efforts to move the country toward democracy and calls for the abolishment of remaining laws restricting the media

During its three-day meeting in Abuja, Nigeria (31 October – 2 November 1999), the Executive Board of the International Press Institute (IPI), the global network of editors and media executives, met with President Olusegun Obasanjo, as well as Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Minister of Information Dapo Sarumi, Senator Ibrahim Mantu, Chairman of the Senate Committee […]

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IPI statement on the death of Nigeria’s Moshood K. O. Abiola

Johann P. Fritz, Director of the International Press Institute (IPI), demanded an immediate and objective examination by an international team of doctors into the circumstances and causes of death of Chief Moshood Abiola. This would be the only way to remove completely any doubts and speculation with regard to his death, Fritz said in Vienna. […]

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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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