June 13, 2024

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has reportedly directed security to revoke accreditations from 25 journalists at the Presidential Villa, raising concerns over press freedom. The journalists, spanning various media outlets, were left without explanation. This crackdown raises alarm, with affected journalists deeming it an attempt to suppress media space. They urge civil society to counter media oppression, stressing the media’s democratic importance. Meanwhile, unaffected outlets have remained relatively silent, sparking further concern about press freedom.

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