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Detained Nigerian blogger to spend at least 7 nights in jail

The Nigerian blogger who was arrested by the police on Monday may not be released till next week, the police indicated on Friday. Jamil Mabai, a blogger based in the Northwestern state of Katsina, was arrested by officers of the

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Nigerian blogger spends 4th night in police cell

A Nigerian blogger on Thursday spent his fourth night in detention for writing a controversial blog post, Premium Times has reported. Jamil Mabai, a blogger based in the Northwestern state of Katsina, was arrested by officers of the Nigerian Police

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Bauchi gov orders release of blogger who ‘criticised’ him

Musa Azare, the blogger who was arrested by the police over his criticisms of the Bauchi governor, Mohammed Abubakar, has been released on the orders of the governor. Azare’s release has been confirmed by Chidi Odinkalu, the former chairman of

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EFCC releases blogger, Abubakar Usman, from detention

Blogger Abubakar Usman has been released by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, after spending more than 36 hours in custody for alleged ”cyberstalking”, his lawyer said Tuesday. Michael Bello said his client was released on an administrative bail

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Blogger gets two-year jail term for insulting President

An Algerian journalist and blogger was sentenced to two years in jail and ordered to pay a fine for insulting President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, a defence lawyer said Monday. Mohamed Tamalt’s lawyer, Amine Sidhoum, told AFP that he would lodge an

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