Department of State Security (DSS)

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A picture of Jones Abiri after he was arrested by Nigeria's Department of State Services (DSS) in 2016. (DSS/ Sahara Reporters)

Nigerian journalist Jones Abiri arrested again in Bayelsa state

New York, March 30, 2019–Unidentified men today arrested Jones Abiri, the editor and publisher of the Weekly Source newspaper, in the Bayelsa state capital, Yenagoa, according to news reports, as well as a local activist with whom CPJ spoke and posts on social media.

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The broadcast room of the Jay FM radio station in Jos, Plateau state, Nigeria, sits empty following a March 1, 2019, shutdown order by the National Broadcasting Commission. (Jay FM/Mangna Yusuf)

Nigerian authorities should allow Jay FM in Jos, Plateau state, to broadcast

Abuja, Nigeria, March 12, 2019–Nigerian authorities should lift the ban on Jay FM radio station in the city of Jos in Plateau state and stop trying to intimidate its staff, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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