Nigeria

Nigerian Police Attack Journalist Eniola Daniel Ov

Friday, March 5, 2021
Abuja, March 4, 2021 mdash; Nigerian authorities should conduct a credible and transparent investigation into the assault of journalist Eniola Daniel and hold his attackers to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At about 11 a.m. on February 28, seven police officers mdash;s ...

Nigeria: Two More Du Merci Children Forcibly Relocated

Thursday, March 4, 2021
CSW has been informed two more of the children who were seized during police raids on Du Merci orphanages in Nigeria rsquo;s Kano and Kaduna states in December 2019 have been forcibly relocated from the government-run Nasarawa Children rsquo;s Home in the Kano state capital to an orphanage in a remo ...

Nigerian News Website Peoples Gazette Blocked, Threatened With Legal Action

Saturday, February 6, 2021
New York, February 5, 2021 ndash;Nigerian authorities should ensure access to the Peoples Gazette new site is not disrupted and its reporters can work without fear of harassment or intimidation, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On January 26, four mobile internet service pr ...

Nigeria: Church Leaders Abducted Amid Renewed Violence In Kaduna State

Thursday, December 24, 2020
As international attention remains focused on events in north western Nigeria, following the release of over 300 abducted schoolboys in Katsina state, farming communities in Kaduna state are experiencing renewed violence and abductions by armed assailants of Fulani ethnicity. On 24 December, Mrs ...

Nigeria: Child From Du Merci Orphanage Suffers Burns In Fire At Government Child

Monday, December 21, 2020
CSW has learned that one of the children who was seized during police raids on Du Merci orphanages in Kano and Kaduna states in December 2019, suffered burns in a fire that broke out in the early hours of 20 December in the government-run Nasarawa Children rsquo;s Home in Kano State where they have ...

Nigeria: Abductions Highlight Rising Insecurity In Northwest

Wednesday, December 16, 2020
A faction of the Boko Haram terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the abduction of students from their school in Katsina state on 11 December, while gunmen in Niger state who murdered a pastor and abducted his wife have demanded a large sum for her safe return. Both developments highlight r ...

Stop Your Savage Acts on the Young People of Nigeria-An Open Letterto the Islami

Tuesday, December 15, 2020
First, I pledge my solidarity to the families in Katsina, Northern Nigeria, who have their sons and daughters kidnapped from school by the hideous Boko-horam cowardly criminals. I do pledge same solidarity to the families of Chiboke girls , Garrissa University victims, Three kenyan-Cuban doctors hel ...

Nigeria: Professor Tarfa Released On Bail

Thursday, December 10, 2020
Professor Richard Solomon Musa Tarfa, the co-founder of orphanages for unwanted Christian children in Nigeria rsquo;s Kano and Kaduna states, has been released on bail after nearly a year in pretrial detention. Professor Tarfa was detained by authorities on 25 December 2019, when armed officers f ...

Nigeria: Violence Continues Unabated Amid Government Crackdown On Human Rights

Monday, November 16, 2020
At least 10 people have been killed and around 28 abducted in a series of attacks by armed assailants of Fulani origin that occurred between 26 October and 7 November in southern Kaduna. On 7 November armed men attacked the Karji suburb of Kaduna City and abducted five daughters of Pastor Istifan ...

🎧 Protests Against Police Brutality Shake Nigeria

Thursday, November 5, 2020
Episode 10: Protests against Police Brutality Shake Nigeria This week on Hold Your Fire , Nnamdi Obasi and Comfort Ero explain the significance of Nigeria rsquo;s police brutality crisis and the resulting ENDSARS protests. Rob Malley and guest host Richard Atwood also examine the protract ...
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