MRA implores Nigerian government to ensure safe environment for journalists

Recent articles in Nigeria

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) officials walk toward the site of a clandestine methamphetamine lab busted by the NDLEA, at Obinugwu village, Nigeria, 22 November 2018, STEFAN HEUNIS/AFP via Getty Images

Nigerian journalist beaten unconscious

Alleged members of a drug ring savagely assaulted journalist Frederick Olatunde Odimayo, accusing him of ruining their business.

A policeman tries to stop people advancing toward an armoured personnel tank during the final day of election campaigning, Accra, Ghana, 5 December 2020, PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP via Getty Images

Guns pointed at journalists recording abuses

Journalists in West Africa are coming under increasing attack for recording and documenting the abusive behaviour of police and political party supporters.

Nigerian security operatives during gubernatorial elections in Bauchi, the capital of Bauchi state, nothern Nigeria, 28 April 2011, TONY KARUMBA/AFP via Getty Images

Owner of online news site receives threat

Nigerian authorities are being encouraged to investigate a threat received by Haruna Mohammed Salisu, the owner of “WikkiTimes”.