The Abia State Government on March 24 announced its decision to suspend until further notice two journalists in the state from covering activities of the Government House, Umuahia. The two journalists are Mansur Aramide, representing Nigerian Tribune and Ikechukwu Iziguzoro, representing The Comet newspapers. They were suspended because of a story they wrote and was published by their respective newspapers about the government. The stories alleged that the state government had ordered the removal of the pictures of President Olusegun Obasanjo from the State House and replaced with that of Vice-President Atiku Abubakar.

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Report Details

Report Type: Denial Of Access
Location: Abia
Victim: Mansur Aramide and Ikechukwu Iziguzoro
Affiliation: Abia State Bars Two Journalists From Government House
Assailant: Abia State Governmnet