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July, 2017

  • 17 July

    Journalist, Family Die In Gas Explosion

    Eddie Bekon, the national vice-president of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, SWAN, south-south, has been confirmed dead following severe burns sustained from a gas explosion. Bekon died, alongside his wife and a child on Sunday at the Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, Ebonyi state. Chukwuemeka Opara, chairman, SWAN, Abakaliki chapter, …

April, 2017

  • 25 April

    Journalist Sentenced To 10 Years Jail Term

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    Ahmed Abba, a Cameroonian journalist for Radio France International, has bagged 10-year jail term for terrorism.  A military tribunal found him guilty of having links with Boko Haram terrorists and failing to report he had been in contact with the deadly group. Reuters reported the tribunal found evidence of Abba’s …

  • 20 April

    Kaduna Police Arrest Journalist

    Police in Kaduna state, northern Nigeria, have arrested a journalist, Midat Joseph, working for the Leadership newspaper. Joseph, who is Kaduna correspondent of the newspapers, was reportedly arrested by men of the criminal investigations department (CID) around 4:30pm on Wednesday. A report said he was detained at the Metro police …

  • 16 April

    Gunmen Kill Bayelsa Journalist


    Some Unidentified gunmen on Sunday killed a journalist, Famous Giobaro, the Bayelsa Police Command confirmed. Giobaro, staff of state owned Glory FM 97.1 was killed by the gunmen in his residence at INEC Road, Kpasia in Yenagoa, the state capital. The Bayelsa Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Asinim Butswat, said …

  • 13 April

    Journalist Sentenced To Death

    A Yemeni security court under control of Iranian-allied Shiite Houthi movement on Thursday sentenced a veteran journalist to death over charges of spying for neighbouring Sunni Saudi Arabia. Houthi-controlled state Saba news agency reported that the court convicted Yahya al-Jubaihi, 61, of “illegally establishing contact with a foreign state which …

March, 2017

  • 24 March

    Journalist Killed For Reporting Mexico’s Organised Crime

    Miroslava Breach, a journalist who wrote about Mexico’s organised crime was shot after leaving her house in the northern Mexican, Chihuahua, report says on Thursday. The newspaper she wrote revealed that Breach, 54, was a correspondent for the newspapers, Norte and La Jornada. She was attacked and shot in her …

January, 2017

  • 23 January

    Police Nab Fake Journalist

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    Police in Lagos have arrested one Soji Gboye, who has been pretending to be a journalist. Gboye, 36, was apprehended by officials of the Lagos State Task Force on Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit in the Maryland area of the state, along with 67 hoodlums. The police claimed Gboye …

  • 20 January

    Another Nigerian Journalist Arrested

      Police have arrested Inuwa Bwala, publisher of National Trail Newspaper, for attempted murder of Borno Deputy Governor Usman Durkwa. The police said they were acting on a petition written by Durkwa that he was attacked by youths in Marama, a town in Hawul local government area in Borno State, …

November, 2016

  • 15 November

    Rogue Journalist Exposed

    By Bola Kougbe     A rogue journalist, Lateef Taiwo Bamgbose has been exposed. Bamgbose, falsely claiming to be a correspondent of online news platform Saharareporter, is wont to blackmail unsuspecting politicians and senior civil servants, among others. Bamgbose’s antics was exposed by Saharareporter after it was inundated with complaints …

  • 10 November

    Doyin Okupe Viciously Attacks Ex-Punch Staffer

      By Ola Adeola and Bright Bassey Doyin Okupe, former presidential spokesman, Thursday brutally attacked a former staffer of the Punch newspapers, Ajayi Temitope Carter and other critics of a comment the latter credited to him. Carter, on his Facebook timeline, picked on reactions of some politicians to the election …

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