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Media Rights Agenda sues NBC over fines on TV stations

Godsgift Onyedinefu Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has filed a lawsuit at the Federal High Court in Ibadan, Oyo State, challenging the powers of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to impose fines on broadcasting stations since it is not a judicial body.The organization is asking the court to set aside the

#EndSARS: policemen did not shoot at protesters, IGP tells Amnesty

John Chukwu The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu has dismissed reports by human rights organisation, Amnesty International, that police personnel shot at EndSARS protesters as false, misleading and contrary to all available empirical evidences. A report by Amnesty International dated 21st October, 2020 had alleged that Police personnel shot at peaceful

EndSARS: Fining of TV Stations by NBC, an Attempt to Gag Press –Ex US captain

*Calls for immediate reforms in Commission John Chukwu A former United States Army Captain, Bishop C. Johnson (SW/AW) has faulted the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) fining of three media stations describing it as an attempt to gag the media and deter them from their constitutional responsibilities of holding government to account. The

#EndSARS: MRA Condemns Attacks on journalists, Media houses

Godsgift OnyedinefuMedia Rights Agenda (MRA) on Friday condemned recent attacks against journalists and media houses in some parts of the country, particularly in Lagos, by State and non-State actors in the wake of the #EndSARS protests.It described the actions as reprehensible acts of intimidation and reprisals against media workers and

EndSARS: IGP Orders Nationwide Deployment of Anti-riot Police

*Arrests 12 suspects in connection with arson in Edo Godsgift Onyedinefu The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, NPM, has ordered the immediate nationwide deployment of anti-riot police unit, the Police Mobile Force (PMF). The orders are coming on the heels of increasing attacks including acts of arson and malicious damage to