Again, Agba Jalingo’s trial stalls in Calabar
The secret trial of a Nigerian journalist and human rights activist, Agba Jalingo, who has been charged for treason, has again, been stalled in Calabar, Cross River State amid heavy security presence.
Journalists, others allegedly barred as ‘secret trial’ of Jalingo begins in Calabar
The “secret trial” of a journalist and human rights activist, Agba Jalingo, began yesterday in Calabar with journalists, lawyers and others allegedly locked out. The publisher, who is believed to be incarcerated by Governor Ben Ayade...
Rights group writes NHRC, U.S. over detention of journalists in Cross River
A political pressure group, Concerned Nigerians, has urged the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the United States (U.S.) to commence an investigation into the growing clampdown on press freedom and freedom of expression in Cross River State.
Court grants prosecutor leave to mask witness in case against journalist Agba Jalingo
A Federal High Court sitting in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, has granted leave to the prosecution to mask its witness in a case between the state...
NUJ Demands Immediate Release Of Detained Journalist In Calabar
Worried by the continued detention and trial of journalist and human rights activist, Agba Jalingo, in Calabar, Cross River State, the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has called on the state Governor, Ben Ayade, to drop all charges against him and restore his freedom.
Trial of journalist over treason charges begins today
The trial of Nigerian rights activist and journalist, Agba Jalingo, over treason charges will begin today at the Federal High Court, Calabar, Cross River State.
Government arraigns journalist for alleged terrorism, plot to topple Ayade
After 35 days in police custody, the Federal Government yesterday arraigned the publisher of an online news medium, CrossRiverWatch, Agba Jalingo, before the Federal High Court, Calabar on charges relating to terrorism, treasonable felony...
Police arraign journalist in court for alleged treason
Nigerian Police Wednesday arraigned journalist Agba Jalingo at a Federal High court in Cross River for alleged treason against Cross River State government. Jalingo has been in police detention for 35 days after publishing an article revealing how Governor Ben Ayade allegedly approved and diverted N500m meant for Cross River Microfinance Bank. He was thereafter…
Group berates Ayade over journalist’s detention
A media rights group, Media Rights Agenda (MRA), yesterday accused Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State of abuse of power over the unlawful detention of Mr. Agba Jalingo, a journalist with Cross River Watch.