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Nigeria must drop all charges against journalist Samuel Ogundipe

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists, welcomed today’s release of Nigerian journalist Samuel Ogundipe on bail but demanded that all charges against him be dropped. Ogundipe was arrested by Nigerian police on August 14 after the his newspaper, the Premium Times, published a report sent by the […]

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Nigeria formally charges journalist Jones Abiri under anti-terror law

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for media freedom, today welcomed the fact that Nigerian journalist Jones Abiri was finally brought before a court after two years of enforced disappearance, though it reiterated its call for Abiri’s release. Abiri, the publisher and editor-in-chief of the Weekly […]

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Nigerian journalist detained without charges

The International Press Institute (IPI) today condemned the detention of Tony Ezimakor, Abuja bureau chief of the Nigerian newspaper Independent. Nigeria’s Department of State Security (DSS) arrested Ezimakor on March 1, 2018. Authorities have not provided a reason for the arrest or charged Ezimakor with a crime. However, Ezimakor’s lawyers have speculated that the arrest […]

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IPI welcomes release of Nigerian online journalist

The International Press Institute (IPI) today welcomed the release of Nigerian online journalist Timothy Elombah, who had been held since Jan. 1 apparently in relation to defamation and anti-terror charges. Elombah, the editor-in-chief of the online news site elombah.com, was granted bail on Tuesday, Jan. 23 by the Abuja High Court and ordered released within […]

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