Special Report

LIVES ON THE LINE (IV): Surviving in a dangerous media environment

By Patrick Egwu This investigation is on the unresolved killing of three Nigerian journalists while on assignments between 2019-2020. For six months, Nigerian investigative journalist, Patrick Egwu investigated these murders, those behind them and the growing calls for justice by families of victims and press freedom groups. This is the[Read More…]

LIVES ON THE LINE (III): Precious Owolabi was killed covering a protest

By Patrick Egwu This investigation is on the unresolved killing of three Nigerian journalists while on assignments between 2019-2020. For six months, Nigerian investigative journalist, Patrick Egwu investigated these murders, those behind it and the growing calls for justice by families of victims and press freedom groups. This is the[Read More…]

LIVES ON THE LINE (II): Alex Ogbu was telling a story but became the story

By Patrick Egwu This investigation is on the unresolved killing of three Nigerian journalists while on assignments between 2019-2020. For six months, Nigerian investigative journalist, Patrick Egwu investigated these murders, those behind it and the growing calls for justice by families of victims and press freedom groups. This is the[Read More…]

Repressive laws expose Nigerian journalists to arrest, harassment and imprisonment

By Sultan Quadri For Daniel Ojukwu, being a journalist in Nigeria means he gets harassed, arrested and thrown in a cell for doing his job with the full backing of laws, albeit poorly drafted and outdated, that threatens freedom of expression in the country.  Daniel had written a story on[Read More…]

Wrongful arrests, trumped-up charges, unlawful detention, exposure to ill-treatment — how people held in connection with extraordinary #EndSARS protests are rotting in jail

Going home to meet his family with a smiling heart after a long day’s work, Robert Kpanou’s hands clenched to a polybag which contained a roll of sachet milk and four canned sardines. He was well-pleased with the groceries in his possession — considering his socioeconomic status. But his delight[Read More…]

Investigation: Nigerian Journalist, Pelumi Onifade and the Shrinking Civic space

On October 24, 2020, Pelumi Onifade, a journalist intern at Gboah TV, was one of those assigned to cover the unrest at Oko-Oba area of Agege, Lagos. Police officers attached to the Lagos State Task Force arrived at the scene and started shooting live rounds to disperse the crowd. Pelumi[Read More…]

SPECIAL REPORT: How special needs students are struggling against the Nigerian educational system

By: Olatunji Olaigbe On the 20th of March, 2021, Jamiu Jibril, a visually impaired student sat to write his Master’s entrance examination at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ilorin. He had an aid who read out the questions and wrote down his answers for him, and like the non-special[Read More…]

Murder in Uyo: Who Killed Hiny Umoren?

On Friday April 29, a 26 year-old lady set out around 1PM to attend a job interview in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. Having recently completed her university program despite losing both parents, she was looking for a way to support herself before being called up for the National Youth Service[Read More…]

State Theft, Cronyism and Civil Right Violations: Inside the Hidden Horrors of the CAMA 2020 Bill

Imagine you woke up from a bad dream yesterday, only to find out that you are in another bad dream today. Then you wake up from it tomorrow, only to find yourself in another bad dream, which gives way to yet another nightmare and so on in that manner, like[Read More…]

The Empire Strikes Back: Indian Workers Insist Glo is Doing Everything to Avoid Paying Them

Last month, NewsWireNGR published an exclusive story looking into Nigeria’s second largest telecoms company’s dealings with expatriate Indian labour involving allegations of unpaid entitlements, and allegedly breaking Indian employment law to carry out illegal recruitment.  Following the story, it then emerged that the expatriates in question subsequently received telephone calls[Read More…]