Nigerian journalist Benjamin Anaja beaten, detained by security forces

On February 3, 2021, in Ikeja, the capital of Nigeria’s southwestern Lagos state, nine officers from the state Environmental Sanitation Corps assaulted and detained Benjamin Anaja, a reporter with the privately owned The Guild news website, according to the journalist, who spoke to CPJ in a phone interview, and a statement by the International Press Centre, a local press […]

NTA reporter kidnapped by gun men in Port- harcourt

Chidiebere Onyia was abducted on Tuesday at about 6:30pm around Woji area of Port Harcourt when she was returning home from work. She was said to have been with some of her colleagues in her car, when the gunmen suddenly attacked the vehicle, forced her out and drove her away in their car.

How we were attacked by hoodlums – The Nation Editor

Armed men on motorcycles invaded the headquarters of The Nation on Fatai Atere Way in Lagos on Wednesday afternoon, scared away security men on duty, poured petrol on the frontage of the building and set it ablaze, the editor of the newspaper has said. Adeniyi Adesina said in a statement that the attackers arrived in a “commando-like […]

UPDATED: #EndSARS: TVC, Max FM razed by irate youth

The management and staff of Television Continental and Max FM, are currently busy counting their losses following Wednesday’s attack on the broadcasting stations by irate youth. The stations which share the same compound, are located on Ikosi Road, in Lagos. Apart from the studios of the two stations that were burnt, several vehicles including many […]