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ALERT: Free speech endangered in Nigeria

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 By Yemi ADAMOLEKUN, Abiodun BAIYEWU, Cheta NWANZE, Chidi ODINKALU, Gbenga SESAN

IN a worrying trend, speaking out is becoming more dangerous in Nigeria as curbs on free speech, and repercussions for taking stances opposed to the government of the day are on the rise.

First, it was publisher Jones Abiri, who was arrested and held by agents of the state for two years without access to legal representation. He has been re-arrested this year and is currently held on impossible bail conditions.

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African Independent Television and RayPower FM were forced off the air.

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