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Nigerian media and political accountability

“Only a redeemed media can redeem the nation from drowning in the turbulence of malicious misinformation and hate-mongering that is already gathering,” – Prof Ayobami Ojebode on Thursday, November 29 at the Radio Nigeria 2018 Annual Lecture in Abuja.
Tanzanian immigration authorities detained CPJ Sub-Saharan Africa Representative Muthoki Mumo, left, and Africa Program Coordinator Angela Quintal in Dar es Salaam on November 7. (CPJ)

Press freedom advocates released after detention in Tanzania

Two press freedom advocates taken from their hotel in Tanzania by security officers have been released, a South African government official said Thursday.
Mimi Mefo

Cameroon detains journalists reporting on unrest for allegedly propagating false information

Media rights organizations are calling on authorities in Cameroon to release five journalists detained without charges in the past month after reporting on the country’s unrest.

Somalia urged to end violence against journalists

Somali journalists have appealed to the government for efforts to end impunity and violence against media workers after the murder of three colleagues in 2018.

CPJ: 262 journalists jailed globally in 2017

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) says no fewer than 262 journalists were jailed in 2017 for “doing their work”.

CPJ: Ghanaian journalist abducted, attacked

Ghanaian authorities should thoroughly investigate and bring to justice all those responsible for an attack on Jerry Azanduna, a reporter with the government-funded Ghana News Agency (GNA), and ensure his belongings are returned, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

CPJ condemns arrest of Premium Times reporter

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has joined others to condemn the arrest and detention of Premium Times reporter Samuel Ogundipe by the Nigerian Police.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana asks new DSS chief to release ex-NSA Dasuki, others

A senior lawyer, Femi Falana, has written a letter to Matthew Seiyefa, reminding the new acting-director-general of the Department of State Services that many Nigerians are still in custody of the secret police without trial and despite court orders for their unconditional release.

Angola court acquits journalists of insulting the state

Two Angolan journalists were acquitted by a judge on Friday over an article of accusing a former attorney general of corruption, in a verdict welcomed by press freedom activists.
An Egyptian court has delayed a final ruling in a case against 739 people involved in a 2013 sit-in protest that was violently broken up by security forces, one of the bloodiest events in Egypt's recent history.

Cairo court delays verdict in mass trial over Rabaa protest

An Egyptian court has delayed a final ruling in a case against 739 people involved in a 2013 sit-in protest that was violently broken up by security forces, one of the bloodiest events in Egypt's recent history.

Minister: No journalist is in detention in Nigeria

The Federal Government has debunked the report by the press freedom organisation, Committee To Protect Journalists (CPJ), that a certain Nigerian journalist has been in detention for the past two years.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

Ethiopia allows access to over 260 blocked websites

The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed the Ethiopian government’s decision to allow access to 264 websites, including news outlets and blogs, that were blocked in the country.

Presidency explains detention of ‘journalist’ Jones Abiri

Presidency has dispelled insinuations that the arrest and continuing detention of Mr. Jones Abiri, who claimed to be a journalist, trampled on freedom of the press.

Mexican journalist beaten to death in Tamaulipas

A journalist with the national newspaper Excelsior has been killed in Mexico, the sixth media worker murdered in the country this year and third this month.

Prominent Egyptian blogger Wael Abbas arrested

A prominent Egyptian activist and blogger known for documenting alleged abuses by the security forces has been detained, his lawyer says.

Egyptian journalists speak out in support of held website editor

Egyptian journalists have spoken out in support of a detained news website editor, saying state authorities targeted him over the outlet's coverage of the country's recent presidential elections.

Perception Index: Corruption getting worse in Nigeria

The latest Corruption Perception Index (CPI) released wednesday by Transparency International has revealed that corruption is getting worse in Nigeria.

Ethiopia releases journalist, politician, drops blogger charges

Ethiopia released a jailed opposition leader and journalist on Wednesday and dropped charges against a group of bloggers in a wave of prisoner releases and pardons.

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NLC urges federal government to respect ILO principles

Comrade Ayuba Wabba, President, National Labour Congress (NLC), has urged the federal government to respect International Labour Organisation (ILO) principles and the rights of workers in order to have peaceful industrial relations.
More than 40 people were injured in an explosion Sunday night at a restaurant in northern Japan, police said.

Explosion in Japanese restaurant leaves more than 40 injured

More than 40 people were injured in an explosion Sunday night at a restaurant in northern Japan, police said.

Nigerians ‘too religious’ – Chinese cleric

A representative of the International Assembly (IA) of the True Jesus Church in Nigeria, Pastor Hong-Hsiung Ko, has described Nigerians as “too religious a people” who also have respect for their religious leaders.
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2019: Debates will not win election – APC chieftain

The immediate past Commissioner for Works in Lagos State, Ganiyu Johnson, on Sunday said debates would not determine who would win the 2019 presidential elections in Nigeria.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Yemi Osinbajo urges Nigerians to appreciate local talents

Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo, has urged Nigerians to show better appreciation of local abilities and talents to enable the country to be competitive globally.