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Index Freedom of Expression Awards: Advocacy nominee Rommy Mom

Index Freedom of Expression Awards: Advocacy nominee Rommy Mom

Rommy Mom is Nigeria’s David fighting the Goliath of a dysfunctional government. Taylor Walker reports on his nomination in the advocacy category in the 2014 Index Freedom of Expression Awards.

The beast of fanaticism

The beast of fanaticism

Legendary Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe died yesterday aged 82. In 1981, he addressed a writers' conference at the University of Nigeria in Nsukka. Index on Censorship published this extraordinary speech the same year

Index Index – international free speech round up 15/02/13

Index Index – international free speech round up 15/02/13

Index Index - international free speech round up 15/02/13

Offices of Nigerian dailies bombed

The offices of daily newspapers in the Nigerian cities of Abuja and Kaduna were bombed on 26 April. In a statement issued yesterday, Nigeria’s State Security Services said that a total of five persons were killed in the blasts, including the suicide bomber responsible for the bombing in Abuja. The attacks

Nigeria: Gunmen kill cameraman

A cameraman has been shot and killed at the home of a couple whose wedding he was filming in Nigeria. Chuks Ogu, who had worked for privately-owned Independent Television, was shot on Saturday (14 April) when gunmen, believed to be hired assassins, stormed into the house of the newly-weds and opened fire. The motive

Nigeria: Magistrate orders assault and arrest of journalists

A Nigerian magistrate ordered the arrest and detention of around 10 journalists on 4 April. A group of reporters who were covering the verdict from a coroner’s inquest were arrested after a woman, believed to be a prosecutor or a social worker, ordered journalists to leave the premises. The journalists attempted to

Nigeria: Journalist arrested, faces libel suit over football stories

A journalist in Nigeria has been arrested and is facing a libel lawsuit over stories detailing alleged corruption in the Nigerian Football Federation. Olajide Fashikun, editor of the National Accord newspaper, was arrested last Wednesday following a series of news articles, in which he claimed a letter from FIFA president Sepp

Nigeria: Police arrest six journalists

Six journalists and one other staff have been arrested following raids on a newspaper office in Nigeria. Detectives stormed the Lagos-based premises of independent daily newspaper The Nation on Tuesday, arresting seven. The arrests are believed to be linked to the publication of a private letter on 4 October from former

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