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GlobalWrap: Nigerian militancy, refugee winters, and a drone in Yemen–Reports

Editor's note: The IRIN editors in this weekly wrap up, give their weekly take on humanitarian news, trends, and developments from around the globe. On our radar Militant attacks spike in Nigeria More than 30,000 people have fled fighting in northeastern Nigeria's Borno State, most from Baga on the shores of Lake Chad, as attacks

Daily Truts Invasion: Nigerian Army yet to release Editor 24 hours after

Sani Tukur The Nigerian Army has yet to release the Daily Trust’s regional editor, Mr. Othman Abubakar, over 24 hours after he was arrested in Maiduguri by armed soldiers. Abubakar was arrested alongside the newspaper’s reporter, Mr. Ibrahim Suwab. Armed soldiers stormed multiple offices of Daily Trust in Maiduguri, Kaduna, Lagos and the

Military invasion of Daily Trust Offices, a threat to press reedom and constitution–IPAC

As reactions from Nigerians and stakeholders on the controversial occupation of the Daily Trust's Borno and Abuja offices and arrests of its editors and reporters by the military are getting heightened, the body of the entire political parties in Nigeria, the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC), has described the entire scenario

Editorial Reports: Why armed military men arrested Daily Trust journalists in Maiduguri

Jude Johnson Armed military men have invaded Daily Trust regional office in Maiduguri, Borno State and arrested the Regional Editor, Uthman Abubakar and a reporter Ibrahim Sawab. They also requested to see the Political Editor, Hamza Idris whose name has appeared in bylines of major exclusive and investigative reports. Though it

Boko Haram: Military invades Daily Trust office, arrests reporters over fall of Baga

Mukaila Ola  The military has started a clampdown on journalists over report claiming that some parts of the country have been captured by Boko Haram Terrorists. Some soldiers were alleged to have invaded the Maiduguri office of Daily Trust, which broke the story of the fall of Baga and four other towns

PRNigeria unveils uncensored Emergency Digest Online

•Celebrates Economic Confidential Magazine at 12  Jude Johnson  The Image Merchant Promotions Limited (IMPR), publishers of news release platform, PRNigeria and Economic Confidential Magazine have unveiled a new publication titled: Emergency Digest ( The new publication was unveiled at the 12th Year Anniversary of Economic Confidential magazine and valedictory party to the founder

Top 10 IMF blogs in 2018

In 2018, the blogs that caught our readers’ collective eye were about the enduring forces molding the global economy: Brexit, crypto assets, debt, and housing prices, to name a few. T New Year’s eve fireworks in London, England: read our top ten blogs of 2018 (photo: Ben Cawthra/Newscom) As 2018 draws to a

Lawfare Roundup: US, Syria, others and hard national security choices

President Trump has ordered the total withdrawal of US ground forces from Syria, to be completed within 30 days, the New York Times reports. Some Pentagon officials reportedly oppose the move, arguing that it would betray America’s staunch Kurdish allies and increase Russian and Iranian influence in Syria. White House Press

Number of journalists jailed for doing job near record high–Report

•Intolerant leaders now coin 'fake news' to arrest journalists Joseph Ax A near-record number of journalists around the world are behind bars for their work, including two Reuters reporters whose imprisonment in Myanmar has drawn international criticism, according to a report released on Thursday. There were 251 journalists jailed for doing their jobs