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About Closing Civic Spaces

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

  • Alleged Torture: Rivers Broadcaster Sues Police, Demands N650m Compensation.

    Incident Date: 4th June, 2019

    “A journalist with the Port Harcourt-based Nigeria Info radio station, Mr Koffi Bartels, has dragged...

  • Police Arrest Personnel for Allegedly Insulting President Buhari, Vice-President Osinbajo...

    Incident Date: 9th August, 2019

    Mr. Sunday U. Japhet, a Mobile Police was arrested by the Yobe State Police Command,...

  • Court Grants DSS Permission To Detain Sowore For 45 Days

    Incident Date: 6th August, 2019

    “The SSS had on Tuesday 7, 2019,  applied for permission to keep Sowore for 90...

  • Police, DSS Take Over Civic Media Lab/SaharaReporters Office

    Incident Date: 5th August, 2019

    “Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force and Department of State Services have taken over the...

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