Nigerian Journalist Damilola Ayeni Freed In Benin

Saturday, September 9, 2023
Durban, South Africa, September 8, 2023 mdash;The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomed Friday rsquo;s decision by Beninese authorities to release without charge Nigerian environmental journalist Damilola Ayeni after Benin police detained him incommunicado for nine days on ldquo;suspicion of pa ...

Nigerian Journalist Damilola Ayeni Arrested In Benin While Reporting On Environm

Friday, September 8, 2023
Abuja, September 7, 2023 ndash; Authorities in Benin must immediately and unconditionally release Nigerian journalist Damilola Ayeni, drop all charges against him, and allow him to work safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. On August 31, police officers in Benin rsquo;s nort ...

Armed Men Attack Nigerian Journalists Covering Clashes In Bayelsa State

Wednesday, August 30, 2023
Abuja, August 30, 2023 mdash;Nigerian authorities should swiftly identify and hold to account those responsible for recently attacking a group of journalists in southern Bayelsa state, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. On August 14, a group of unidentified men carrying guns, kn ...

Nigeria: Hearing On Return Of 16 Du Merci Children Delayed Again

Friday, August 25, 2023
CSW has learned that a second court hearing of the case to secure the return of 16 children from the Du Merci centres for vulnerable children was adjourned on 24 August. The first hearing of the case filed by Du Merci co-founders Professor Solomon and Mrs Mercy Tarfa for the return of the childre ...

Nigeria: Hearing On Return Of Du Merci Children Deferred

Friday, July 21, 2023
The initial hearing of a court case filed in Kano State by Professor Solomon Musa Tarfa and his wife to secure the return of 16 children from the Du Merci centres for vulnerable children to their care was deferred on 18 July after the lawyer representing the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Deve ...

Nigeria: Market Trader Murdered Following Unproven Blasphemy Accusation

Wednesday, June 28, 2023
CSW condemns the murder of market trader Usman Buda in Sokoto State, northwest Nigeria, on 25 June, following an unproven blasphemy accusation. Mr Buda, a successful butcher who worked in the Sokoto State capital rsquo;s main abattoir, was alleged to have blasphemed during an argument with a fell ...

Nigeria: Sixteen Christians Released From Captivity In Southern Kaduna As Former

Tuesday, June 6, 2023
Sixteen members of Bege Baptist Church, Madala in the Chikun Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State, central Nigeria, who were abducted in May, were released on 4 June after spending almost a month in captivity. Around 40 members of the congregation were abducted on 7 May by armed assailants ...

Fighting among Boko Haram Splinters Rages On

Tuesday, May 30, 2023
Rival jihadist groups are fighting for control of swathes of north-eastern Nigeria. The groups are all descended from the insurgency known as Boko Haram, which launched a rebellion against the Nigerian state beginning in 2009. The infighting has displaced thousands of people, adding to the hundre ...

Nigeria: Peaceful Protest Raises Alarm At Persistent Killings

Saturday, May 27, 2023
A peaceful protest was held in Jos, the capital of Nigeria rsquo;s Plateau State, on 25 May in response to incessant killings by a militia of Fulani ethnicity often referred to as lsquo;armed herdsmen rsquo;. Around

Calming Tensions Amid Nigeria’s Post-election Controversy

Friday, May 26, 2023
Acute polarisation following Nigerian elections is not uncommon, but the atmosphere will be especially charged when the new president is inaugurated on 29 May. Bola Ahmed Tinubu, of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), will take the helm from Muhammadu Buhari, who is leaving office after an e ...
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