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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

  • Journalist Suspended From Live Programs After Criticizing The President

    Incident Date: 12th July, 2015

    A broadcast journalist from the state-owned television station (ORTB) was suspended from doing live programs...

  • National Authorities Shut Down Media Outlets

    Incident Date: 2nd January, 2017

    Radio Soleil FM, E-Tele and Eden TV reopened. They were three of the seven media...

  • Federal Government Arrests Man for Decrying the Poor Management of...

    Incident Date: 5th September, 2017

    Captain Patrice Trekpo, the acting general secretary of the Water, Forests, and Hunting Union of...

  • Gendarmes club suspect to death while trying to extract confession

    Incident Date: 11th July, 2017

    Five gendarmes (a sergeant chief and four cadets) clubbed to death a suspect to extract...

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