Closing Spaces Incidents Archive

  • 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...

    Incident Date: 9th April, 2017

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

  • Police Charge Femi Adeyeye And 13 Other Student Activists...

    Incident Date: 1st April, 2017

    Four student activisits of the University of Lagos were arrested on April 1, 2017 were...

  • Abia Headmistress demoted for embarassing Ikpeazu’s wife.

    Incident Date: 29th March, 2017

    Maryleen Ezichi, an headmistress of a primary school at Amaetiti Asaga Ohafia in the Ohafia...

  • Man jailed for insulting, defaming Nigerian governor on social...

    Incident Date: 27th March, 2017

    Gambo Saeed sentenced to nine months imprisonment for insulting and defaming the character of Governor...

  • How Soldiers beat a Man to death in Ogun...

    Incident Date: 26th March, 2017

    Four soldiers attached to 174 battalion allegedly beat a man, Prince Adeola George Oyekan to...

  • Police halts Shitte’s religious gathering.

    Incident Date: 19th March, 2017

    Armed Security Agents forcefully disrupted a religious gathering of members of the Islamic Movement of...

  • Police ‘assault’, detain mum with baby over alleged bribe.

    Incident Date: 18th March, 2017

    On Friday 17 March 2017, Policemen attached to the Ekiti State Police Command on assaulted...

  • FEJIRO OLIVER DETAINED WITHOUT LEGAL BASIS

    Incident Date: 16th March, 2017

    Journalist and Activist, Mr. Ortega Oghenedoro popularly known as Fejiro Oliver was arrested on 16th...

  • I’m in Port Hacourt prison for my post about...

    Incident Date: 14th March, 2017

    Officers of the Oyo State Criminal Investigation Department arrested social media journalist and blogger, Kemi...