Closing Spaces Incidents Archive

  • Prison Warden attacks journalist for snapping convict photograph.

    Incident Date: 28th June, 2016

    On the 28th of June 2016, a prison warder, A.A Teriba with the Lagos High...

  • Nigeria Security Aides attack Journalist in Court

    Incident Date: 17th June, 2016

    On June 27, 2016, security aides to Nigeria’s Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, assaulted photo...

  • Gov Samuel Ortom orders the arrest of leaders of...

    Incident Date: 3rd June, 2016

    The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has ordered security agencies to arrest leaders of...

  • Labor Leaders arraigned over Protest in Ibadan.

    Incident Date: 3rd June, 2016

    Nigerian Labor Congress (NLC) leaders in Oyo State were arraigned on June 3 before an...

  • Police Attacks Journalist for covering protest by Motorcycle riders

    Incident Date: 1st June, 2016

    On June 1, police attacked Muhammad Atta-Kafin-Dangi, the head of news for the state-broadcaster Radio...

  • Police and Water Board Official detain Channels Tv reporter...

    Incident Date: 18th May, 2016

    Police and officials from the Benue State Water Board detained Pius Iroja Angbo, a correspondent...

  • Nigeria Police attack striking labour leaders in Ebonyi.

    Incident Date: 19th May, 2016

    Members of the Nigeria Labor Congress in Ebonyi state were beaten up by policemen for...

  • Police assault The Nation Reporter.

    Incident Date: 13th May, 2016

    Sampson Unamkpa, a reporter with the Nation Newspaper was allegedly assaulted by police officers from...

  • Army Bars Journalists at Court Martial of Two Generals

    Incident Date: 10th May, 2016

    The Nigeria Army in May 2016 barred journalists from covering the arraignment of two major...

  • Nigerian journalist arrested for news report

    Incident Date: 27th April, 2016

    Police invited Jacob Onjenwu Dickson, a reporter for the news website Authentic News Daily, to...

  • Why rusticated student, Adeyeye, was arrested

    Incident Date: 13th April, 2016

    Adeyeye Olorunfemi, a 400-level student of Environmental Sciences of the University of Lagos was rusticated...

  • Lagos police beat lawyer to stupor

    Incident Date: 9th April, 2016

    On April 9, 2016 Sunday Elimihe, a Lagos based Legal practitioner was brutally assaulted by...