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Regulator orders shutdown of all telecoms service in Nigeria’s State of Zamfara

Media Rights Agenda condemns the Nigerian Communications Commission’s directive ordering a shutdown of all telecommunications services in Zamfara State, as this violates citizens’ right to freedom of expression.

Nigeria’s broadcasting regulator summons TV channel over interview critical of President Buhari

Once again private broadcaster Channels TV finds itself in trouble with Nigeria’s National Broadcasting Commission – this time for hosting an “inciting, divisive and unfair” interview.

Blessing (C), the wife of the assassinated journalist Bayo Ohu, assistant news editor at "The Guardian" newspaper, is flanked by relatives and sympathisers at her home in Lagos, Nigeria, 22 September 2009, PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP via Getty Images

MRA goes to regional court in attempt to end impunity

In papers filed at the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice, Media Rights Agenda holds Nigeria’s government liable for the unsolved killings of 11 journalists between 1998 to 2019.