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IPI Nigerian chapter protests trial of journalists in Egypt

A high-level delegation of the Nigerian National Committee of the International Press Institute (IPI) met yesterday with the Egyptian ambassador to Nigeria, Ashraf Salama, to protest the continued detention of Al Jazeera journalists in his country. Kabiru Yusuf, chairman of the national committee and a member of the IPI executive board, led the delegation that […]

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IPI calls for media self-regulation in Nigeria

The International Press Institute today urged Nigeria’s government to support the development of a voluntary media self-regulatory system, rather than a statutory press council. The Newspaper Proprietors’ Association of Nigeria (NPAN) and the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) in recent weeks have criticised what NPAN characterised as “a clandestine move to revive the moribund Press […]

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Newspaper journalists charged with forgery in Nigeria

The International Press Institute (IPI) today expressed concern over the prosecution of Leadership group newspaper journalists Tony Amokeodo and Chibuzo Ukaibe. Reports said that Amokeodo, the Group’s news editor and Ukaibe, a political reporter, were re-arrested on April 15, and were charged the next day before a Federal High Court in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, with […]

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Nigeria journalists freed

Tony Amokeodo and Chibuzo Ukaibe, who were among four journalists detained by Nigerian police on Monday, were released on Tuesday evening. They were allegedly being held for questioning over the source of a document that their newspaper, Leadership, published last week, which the newspaper said was a leaked directive from Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan. According […]

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