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21 Jun 2021
Five non-governmental organizations and four journalists have filed a suit against the Federal Government at the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice in Abuja asking it to declare the indefinite suspension of Twitter in Nigeria a violation of their human rights under international law, order the Government to immediately rescind the suspension order, and compensate them…
1 Feb 2021
When Peoples Gazette, an online Nigerian news outlet, published a story last October detailing how the son of President Muhammadu Buhari's chief of staff Ibrahim Gambari, now allegedly leads the strongest power bloc in Nigeria's presidency, its publishers never thought it would warrant an intense witch-hunt. Samuel Ogundipe, who founded the news outlet after leaving…
26 Jan 2021
Access to the website of Nigerian online newspaper Peoples Gazette has been restricted by mobile telecommunications companies including MTN, Glo, and 9mobile. Accessing the website using Airtel data service was intermittent as at press time. The newspaper was founded in 2020 Samuel Ogundipe, and its brand of hard-hitting headlines has pitted it against Nigerian government…
1 Mar 2020
Agents of Nigeria's secret police on Sunday visited the home of the editor of Premium Times, Musikilu Mojeed, in their quest to pry information from one of the newspaper's reporters. The two agents, who visited Mojeed's residence, arrived and left in a Toyota Camry car. DSS is looking to extract the source of a secret…
29 Feb 2020
A Nigerian journalist with Premium Times is currently in hiding after the Department of State Services hounded him over a report he wrote about the rift between the National Security AdviserBabagana Monguno and President Muhammadu Buhari's chief of staff Abba Kyari. Samuel Ogundipe wrote a detailed report in which he exposed the simmering fight for…
19 Sep 2018
The saying goes that ‘elections are not won on the social media timeline.’ However, there is a legitimate concern among political stakeholders...
5 Sep 2018
The dust may have settled, the hashtags may have stopped trending, and Samuel Ogundipe may have been granted bail but important issues around his arrest remain. Samuel Ogundipe, Premium Times Journalist, was arrested and detained by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad ...
18 Aug 2018
The Nigeria Police Force has denied compelling Samuel Ogundipe of Premium Times online publication to implicate the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, before he could be released from custody.
18 Aug 2018
he International Press Institute (IPI), alongside global network of editors, media executives and practitioners, yesterday, called for the release of Premium Time’s Samuel Ogundipe on bail. The group also demanded that all charges against him be dropped, even as they condemned the practice of forcing journalists...
17 Aug 2018
Premium Times reporter, Samuel Ogundipe arrested by Nigerian Police force on Tuesday has been released. Ogundipe was freed on Friday after he was granted bail by magistrate Abdulwahab Mohammed of the Kubwa Grade 1 Magistrate Court in Kubwa, Abuja. Premium Times said Ogundipe was held for publishing a report sent to acting president Yemi Osinbajo…
16 Aug 2018
Nigerian police at a secret court appearance have accused a detained journalist of criminal trespass and stealing police documents, his news organisation said Thursday. Samuel Ogundipe, a journalist with the independent online newspaper Premium Times, has been in custody since his arrest on Tuesday after reporting on a takeover of parliament last week by masked…

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