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20 Feb 2020
“The press, radio, television and other agencies of mass media shall at all times be free to uphold the fundamental objectives contained in this chapter and uphold the responsibility and accountability of the government to the people,” Section 22 of the Nigerian 1999 amended Constitution states. But this is far from the reality in the…
31 Dec 2019
It was Maya Kosoff, writing in GEN, a publication about politics, power and culture, who said, “being a journalist in 2019 meant working under the gun.”
26 Oct 2019
Detained journalist, Jones Abiri, has finally been released. Abiri, who was detained on May 22 after his arraignment at a Federal High court in Abuja, was released after meeting all his bail conditions yesterday evening.
22 May 2019
The Nigerian government on Wednesday arraigned journalist Jones Abiri for alleged economic sabotage and terrorism. Federal prosecutors filed three counts of terrorism, economic sabotage, and fraud against Abiri, his lawyer, Samuel Ogala said. Court file stated that Abiri had in a text message threatened Shell and Agip officials that he will blow their oil installations…
21 May 2019
Nigeria press has been under odd oppression since its birth and up till date, it keeps getting harder for the professionals to get...
31 Mar 2019
Few months after his release from detention, Bayelsa State based journalist and publisher, Jones Abiri, has been abducted again.
28 Nov 2018
Democracy is meant to be a government of the people in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system.
27 Aug 2018
Recently released journalist, Jones Abiri has sued the Nigerian government, demanding a compensation of N200 million for his prolonged detention without trial. Abiri, who is the publisher of a Bayelsa State-based weekly newspaper, Weekly Source, was arrested by operatives of Nigeria’s State security service in July 2016 and detained until July 2018 without trial. He…
22 Aug 2018
After he was arrested, blindfolded and flown to Abuja detention camp of the State Security Services (SSS) without trial and access to medical facilities for two years, Journalist Jones Abiri arrived Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital, yesterday to the warm embrace of his wife and members of the pen-pushing fraternity. Abiri who arrived at the…
9 Aug 2018
The Magistrate Court, Wuse 2, yesterday varied the conditions for the bail granted Jones Abiri on terms relatively liberal compared to the former. Abiri, who is facing a charge of criminal intimidation, is now required to produce two sureties, one of whom must be a Level 8 civil servant. The surety will present a bank…
3 Aug 2018
The International Press Council (IPC) has berated the manner in which the Department of State Services (DSS) is handling the case of a journalist, Jones Abiri, who has been detained for over two years. Femi Falana Chambers had filed a N200 million suit against the DSS, while media stakeholders and human rights groups had lampooned…
2 Aug 2018
The Department of State Services (DSS) Thursday arraigned Jones Abiri at a magistrate court in Abuja. Abiri has been in DSS custody since his arrest in July 2016. The DSS alleged Abiri of being a militant and a leader of the Joint Revolutionary Council of the Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force, which has separatist inclinations…

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