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Welcome to Closing Civic Spaces Nigeria. Closing Civic Spaces is a publicly-available database on closing spaces for civic engagement and civil society in Nigeria. We present data compiled from public sources…


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    Closing Spaces Incidents Database

  • DSS operatives arrest John Abiri.

    Incident Date: 21st July, 2017

    DSS operatives arrest John Abiri, publisher of Weekly Source, a local tabloid in Yenagoa, Bayelsa...

  • Court Remands Nigerian Blogger, Whistleblower In Prison.

    Incident Date: 29th April, 2017

    Federal High Court in Lagos remands Fejiro Oliver and Dennis Ukpabi on a five count...

  • Governor El-Rufia ordered the arrest of a correspondent.

    Incident Date: 20th April, 2017

    Gov. El-Rufai ordered the arrest of Joseph Midat, a correspondent for Leadership newspapers in Kaduna...

  • Makarfi PDP condemns arrest of its members, says DSS hacking...

    Incident Date: 9th April, 2017

    Austin Usman Okai, a PDP Youth leader and frontline critic of the Yahaya Bello’s APC...

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