Tag: Nigerian Journalist

How a Nigerian Photojournalist captured the scene of killings government denies – Then the harassment started

By Jonathan Rozen/CPJ Senior Africa Researcher CPJ.. The photos showed blood-soaked concrete, a gashed open thigh, and an injured protester grimacing in pain on the ground. Taken by photojournalist Eti-Inyene Godwin Akpan on October 20, 2020, the images tell the story of Nigerian forces’ mass shooting of anti-police brutality protesters at Lagos’ Lekki Toll[Read More…]

Just In: Missing Abuja-based Vanguard journalist Found Dead

An Abuja-based reporter of Vanguard, Tordue Salem, who went missing last month, has been found dead. The newspaper disclosed this in a report, saying details of the circumstances surrounding the recovery of his corpse were sketchy. The deceased was a National Assembly correspondent of the newspaper, who covered the House[Read More…]

Gov. Ayade breaks silence, claims detained journalist, Agba Jalingo tried to overthrow Buhari

Cross River governor, Ben Ayade, has finally spoken about the continuous detention of Agba Jalingo, a Nigerian journalist who is standing treason trial for criticising the governor. Mr Jalingo, the publisher of CrossRiverWatch, was arrested on August 22 over a report alleging that Mr Ayade diverted N500 million belonging to[Read More…]

“He Swiftly Locked The Door” – Famous Nigerian Journalist Writes On How He Was Sexually Abused By A Man

If I told you I was sexually harassed vigorously by a man would you believe me? Yes, I was, even as a grown man. I have witnessed sexual harassment in its most appalling form – at least for a man. I have kept this egregious, revolting and mentally disturbing experience[Read More…]

Nigerian Journalist, Mercy Abang, 3 Others Win Dag Hammarskjöld Award

Mercy Abang, a Nigerian journalist, and three others have emerged recipients of the 2017 Dag Hammarskjöld Journalism Fellowships. Abang is a syndicated freelance journalist reporting on issues facing vulnerable populations and had covered communities under siege from the Boko Haram terrorists as well as maternal health, poverty and biodiversity. The[Read More…]

Nigerian Journalist Assassinated

General Manager of New Democrat newspapers Mallam Yunus Ustaz, has been killed by unknown persons in Kaduna, North-West Nigeria. Eyewitness accounts revealed that the gunmen stormed the residence of Ustaz Yunus located at Ungwan Dosa around 7:45 p.m.Friday night and killed him in cold blood. “We suspect a political undertone to his[Read More…]