Saint Mienpamo Onitsha was charged with cyberstalking for reporting on tensions in the southern Niger Delta region according to his charge sheet.
Media Rights Agenda is calling on the Nigerian government to demonstrate its commitment to the effective implementation of the FOI Act by allocating adequate resources for activities.
The arrest of Saint Mienpamo Onitsha adds to the growing number of journalists arrested under Nigeria’s Cybercrimes Act for their work.
If they are found guilty, Aiyelabegan Babatunde AbdulRazaq and Oluwatoyin Luqman Bolakale face the prospect of a jail sentence and a fine under the Cybercrimes Act.
The Nigerian Communications Commission has warned telemarketers that mining data of subscribers for commercial use is prohibited under the country’s regulations.
The International Press Centre urges police to carry out a thorough investigation into gruesome murder of Hamisu Danjibga.
‘Raypower FM’ and ‘Africa Independent Television’ go silent, following the deliberate destruction of their transmission equipment.
Media Rights Agenda asks Nigeria’s inspector general of police to stop public officials and powerful individuals from taking punitive actions against critical journalists.
The MRA, IPC and MFWA have collectively launched a 30-day social media campaign seeking justice for Nigerian journalist Pelumi Onifade, who was shot and killed 3 years ago.
Democracy watchdogs would like to see a change in the freedom of expression landscape that was severely constrained during Nigerian President Buhari’s leadership.
A Nigerian high court has directed the country’s central bank to provide Media Rights Agenda with the information it requested and pay 1 million naira (US$2,100) in damages.
Nigeria’s National Broadcasting Commission is prevented from sanctioning broadcasters.
The MFWA has submitted an amicus curiae petition to Nigeria’s Supreme Court in support of musician Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, who is appealing his death sentence in a blasphemy case.
Nigeria’s National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) is contesting a high court ruling, which has blocked the regulator from sanctioning broadcasters.