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The detained publisher of Cross River Watch, Agba Jalingo, has accessed the bail granted him on February 13.
Mr Jalingo was arrested on August 22, 2019, and remained incarcerated till the court in Cross River granted his third request for bail after the journalist had been detained for 174 days.
He is facing trial for treason over a report written by the newspaper alleging that Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade, diverted N500 million belonging to the state.
Justice Sule Shuaibu of the Federal High Court, Calabar, granted the journalist N10 million bail, last week, following an application from his lawyer, Attah Ochinke.
The court also asked that those standing as surety for the journalist must make a refundable deposit of N700,000 to the court registry to perfect the bail.
Mr Jalingo was earlier denied bail twice by another judge, Simon Amobeda, who later withdrew from the case after a secret recording where he (Amobeda) allegedly made some “biased” remarks against Mr Jalingo, was leaked
The detained publisher of Cross River Watch, Agba Jalingo, has accessed the bail granted him on February 13. Mr Jalingo was arrested on August 22, 2019, and remained incarcerated till the court in Cross River granted his third request for bail after the journalist had been detained for 174 days. He is facing trial for […]
The federal government of Nigeria on Thursday Februay 13, 2020 re-arraigned Sahara Reporters Publisher, Omoyele Sowore and co-accused, Olawale Bakare. The prosecution lawyer, who is a chief state council from the ministry of justice, had informed the court on Wednesday, that the office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) has taken over the […]
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has joined the growing number of groups that have called on the Nigerian government to free the detained Nigerian journalist, Agba Jalingo, from prison. The union in a letter to the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, said the travails of Mr Jalingo appear to be “persecution and not prosecution.” […]
The human right group said Mr Jalingo’s detention, besides being a stain on Nigeria’s image, “shows just how far (Nigerian) authorities can go to silence critics.” Mr Jalingo, the publisher of CrossRiverWatch, was arrested on August 22, 2019, over a report alleging that Cross River governor, Ben Ayade, diverted N500 million belonging to the state. […]
A journalist, Maxwell Nashan, said to be preparing for his wedding has been hacked to death in a bush on the outskirts of Vunokilan, Girei Local Government Area of Adamawa State. Penpushing reports that the journalist who worked with the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) was said to have been picked by his assailants […]
Somalia’s Western-backed government forces beat and detained a record number of journalists in 2019, the journalists’ syndicate told Reuters on Friday. The detainment has prompted suggestions that the government is suppressing scrutiny of its security record ahead of elections due this year. For years, the al-Qaeda linked al-Shabaab insurgency was accused of killing Somali journalists. […]
The Department of State Services has finally complied with the court orders directing it to release the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore, from custody. Omoyele’s release came a few hours after the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), said in a statement on Tuesday that he had issued […]
The ongoing detentions of Nigerian publisher Agba Jalingo and Ethiopian editor Fekadu Mahtemework–the only journalists behind bars for their work in their countries, according to CPJ’s latest prison census–don’t tell the whole story of their governments’ crackdowns on freedom of expression. Investigations throughout 2019 to compile CPJ’s list of 250 journalists imprisoned in connection with […]
The wife of detained activist and publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, in a press briefing in the U.S. on Friday said she is afraid for her husband’s life. She also said she fears that her husband, who was rearrested when security officials invaded a court premises in Abuja, might be in great danger unless […]
Nigerian journalist, Agba Jalingo, who is charged with treason after criticising the state governor, has vowed not to “bow to force”. Mr Jalingo, the publisher of CrossRiverWatch, was arrested on August 22 over a report alleging that the governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade, diverted N500 million belonging to the state. He is remanded […]