“Make Them Allow This Man Rest”: Nigerians React to Conflicting Court Rulings on Emir Sanusi II

A Federal High Court in Kano has ordered the eviction of Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II from the Kofar Kudu Palace, while a State High Court has simultaneously restrained police and security agencies from carrying out the eviction order. On Tuesday, the Federal High Court instructed the police to ensure that all rights and privileges due […]

ICIR Publisher, Reporter Released from Police Custody After Nine-Hour Detention

Dayo Ayetan, the Executive Director of  the International Center for Investigative Reporting (ICIR), and Nurudeen Akewushola, a reporter of the organization, have been released from police custody.  The ICIR disclosed their release via a post on X (formerly Twitter) on Tuesday. According to the organization, the journalists were released from the Nigeria Police Force Cybercrime […]

ICIR Raises Alarm Over Unexplained Detention of Executive Director, Reporter by Nigerian Police

The Nigerian Police Force National Cybercrime Centre (NPF-NCC) has been detaining Dayo Aiyetan, the Executive Director of the International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR), along with its reporter, Nurudeen Yahaya Akewushola, since their arrival on Tuesday, May 28, following an invitation by the police. In a statement released late Tuesday, the ICIR expressed alarm over […]