Closing Spaces Incidents Archive

  • A New Bill to Sentence Hate Speech Offenders by...

    Incident Date: 1st March, 2018

    Federal law makers initiate a new bill to sentence hate speech offenders to death by...

  • Police declare Babangida’s spokesman, Kassim Afegbua wanted

    Incident Date: 5th February, 2018

    Kassim Asegbua, spokesperson for former Nigerian leader, Ibrahim Babangida, was declared wanted by the Nigerian...

  • The Nigerian Government is Monitoring Citizens’ Social Media Accounts

    Incident Date: 25th January, 2018

    President Buhari allegedly orders security operatives to monitor the social media accounts of prominent persons,...

  • Police arrests Oby Ezekwesili

    Incident Date: 23rd January, 2018

    Oby Ezekwesili, the Convener of the BringBackOurGirlsGroup, alongside seven other members of the group; were...

  • Unlawful Detention of Anti-Corruption Activist, IG Wala.

    Incident Date: 8th January, 2018

    The Nigerian police unlawfully arrested and detained anti-corruption activist and National Convener of the Citizens...

  • Fulani Herdsmen Attacks Communities in Benue State

    Incident Date: 1st January, 2018

    Attacks were carried out in some communities in Logo Local Government Area, Benue State; by...

  • How Nigeria Police arrested, chained BudgIT staff for monitoring...

    Incident Date: 6th December, 2017

    Police officers illegally arrested and detained Mr Moses Motoni, the Niger State Project Tracking Officer...

  • Nigerian lady accuses SARS officers of sexual harassment

    Incident Date: 16th October, 2017

    Young Nigerian lady was harassed, abused, and sexually molested by members of the Special Anti...

  • Police arrest NAN reporter for “defamation of character, falsehood”

    Incident Date: 23rd September, 2017

    The Police Command in Benue State arrested a reporter of the News Agency of Nigeria...

  • Charly Boy slumps, others wounded as police fire tear...

    Incident Date: 8th August, 2017

    Popular musician, Charles Oputa, a.k.a Charly Boy, has, Tuesday, reportedly collapsed in Abuja following inhalation...

  • Youth arrested for exposing Bello’s Abuja residence on social...

    Incident Date: 5th July, 2017

    Johnson  Musa was arrested and arraigned before a magistrate court, for allegedly exposing on social...

  • 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...