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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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IPI’s Nigeria National Committee: Detentions are “throw back to dark days”

The Nigeria National Commmittee of the International Press Institute (IPI), the global platform for a free press, notes with concern the continuing travails of the journalists working with the Leadership newspapers in Nigeria. Although the police released the journalists after two unwarranted, agonizing nights in detention, we see nothing to celebrate in their release because […]

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Investigate latest murder of Nigerian journalist, says IPI

The police in Anambra State, Nigeria, must ensure that journalist Ikechukwu Udendu’s murderers are brought to justice, the International Press Institute (IPI) said on Friday. Ikechukwu Udendu, who publishes and edits a monthly newspaper, Anambra News, was killed on Saturday morning after he left his home in Ogidi to visit the paper’s printing house in […]

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