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IPI mourns former board member Hajiya Bilkisu Yusuf

The International Press Institute (IPI) today expressed deep sadness at the news of the death of former IPI Executive Board Member and respected Nigerian journalist Hajiya Bilkisu Yusuf, who was tragically killed in a stampede in Mina, Saudi Arabia on Thursday. The first female editor at the Sunday Triumph Kano, Bilkisu served on IPI’s Executive […]

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Nigerian media seek to cope with Boko Haram threat

This spring, everyone who knew of Adeola Akinremi’s plans to travel to northeast Nigeria to report on the tens of thousands displaced by Boko Haram told him to be extremely careful. Some urged him not to go at all. But Akinremi, features editor of the independent daily ThisDay, was set on telling the victims’ stories […]

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Nigerian military releases Al Jazeera journalists

The Nigerian military has released two Al Jazeera journalists it had confined to a hotel in northeastern Nigeria for over a week, Al Jazeera confirmed in a statement. The network indicated that the two men, Ahmed Idris and Ali Mustapha, had returned to its bureau in Abuja, the Nigerian capital. The pair was reportedly freed […]

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Nigerian military urged to release Al Jazeera journalists

The International Press Institute (IPI) today called on the Nigerian military to release two Al Jazeera reporters it has confined to a hotel in northeastern Nigeria for over a week. The military has accused the reporters, Ahmed Idris and Ali Mustafa, of working without accreditation or clearance. But Al Jazeera said in a statement that […]

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