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US Removes Her Citizen Who Tested Positive To Coro

Thursday, April 2, 2020
The U.S. has evacuated its citizen who tested positive for COVID-19 in Nigeria and was being treated at the Infectious Disease Centre in Lagos. Akin Abayomi, the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, provided the information on his Twitter handle on Wednesday. Mr Abayomi said eight patients out ...

‘An attempt to gag the media’: Journalists on Nigeria’s proposed social media bi

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
At a public hearing on Nigeria rsquo;s social media bill held in Abuja last month, the voice of Chris Isiguzo, president of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), rang clearly across the room: ldquo;This bill hellip;seeks to pigeonhole Nigerians from freely expressing themselves. rdquo; Th ...

Nigeria imposes harsh restrictions for journalist movement and access, citing co

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Abuja, March 31, 2020 -- Authorities in Nigeria must ensure that measures taken to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic do not prevent journalists from covering the news freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Yesterday, Nigerian Information Minister Lai Mohammed said that journalist ...

Nigeria: Bishop’s Wife Released In Kano State

Monday, March 23, 2020
The wife of the Bishop of Bari Diocese in Kano State, who was abducted by gunmen on 10 March has been released. The release of Mrs Saratu Zubairu was confirmed by the Primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), The Most Rev. Nicholas D. Okoh, on 20 March, during a service at the Cathed ...

Nigeria: Six Children From Du Merci Centre Escape Government Orphanage

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Six children from the Du Merci Centres in Kano and Kaduna States, Nigeria, temporarily escaped the government-run Nassarawa Children rsquo;s Home in Kano, where they have been held since December 2019, to attend church for the first time. According to Mrs Mercy Tarfa, who co-founded the Du Merci ...

Nigeria: Bishop’s Wife Abducted For Ransom In Kano State

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
The Secretariat of the Anglican Church in Nigeria has confirmed that the wife of the Bishop of Bari Diocese in Kano state has been abducted. Mrs Saratu Zubairu and a diocesan secretary identified as Deborah were kidnapped on the morning of 10 March. They were taken by gunmen who reportedly laid s ...

Nigeria’s Premium Times faces cyberattacks, intimidation of journalists after pu

Friday, March 6, 2020
New York, March 6, 2020 -- Nigerian authorities should ensure that Premium Times employees are able to work in safety and without interference or intimidation, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Samuel Ogundipe, a reporter with the privately owned online newspaper, told CPJ i ...

Nigeria: Mp Writes To Uk Prime Minister To Highlight Continued Captivity Of Leah

Thursday, February 20, 2020
David Linden MP has written to the UK Prime Minister calling on the British government to do everything in its power to help secure the release of Christian schoolgirl Leah Sharibu . The letter , dated 19 February, was written to mark the second anniversary of the abduction of Leah Sharibu, along ...
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