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7 Journalists Charged With Treason Since 1963 by HiztoryBox(m): 6:34pm On Oct 04, 2019
We look into the cases of 7 other Nigerian Journalists alongside with Agba Jalingo from 1947 till date; with regards to FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION and charges of Treasons meted against them.

Chief Anthony Eromosele Enahoro

He came into the limelight in 1944 when he was made editor of the Southern Nigerian Defender at the age of twenty one, becoming the youngest newspaper editor in the history of Nigeria. He was actively involved into the world of Nigeria journalism till he was sentenced to fifteen years’ imprisonment on charges of felony and treason in September 1963 when the leadership of his party, Action Group in 1962; was accused of plotting a coup against the federal government and threatened with detention. Although severally, he has been detained by Federal Government of Nigeria since 1945 as a journalist on different charges.

Kunle Ajibade

In 1995,Kunle Ajibade was arrest and charged for treason under the administration of Late General Sani Abacha for having his name appeared on a story titled “Not Guilty – Army Panel Clears Coup Suspects.” by the newspaper house “TheNews” where he worked as an editor. He was charged for ‘publishing materials which could obstruct the work of the coup plotters tribunal’ and for ‘misleading the public’. The crime was being “‘as an accessary after the fact of treason” and the punishment was life in prison. It was the first time journalists would be tried (and convicted) with coup plotters in the country.


George Mbah of Tell Magazine

On May 5, 1995, barely 18 months after he came out of the hospital after surviving a deadly motor accident from one of his trip to interview one of the running mate of 1992 Presidential Election. George was arrested in the Lagos premises of Tell magazine by soldiers from the Directorate of Military Intelligence (DMI) alongside with other jounalists.Althouugh there were no definite reason for his arrest except for the coup plot against the then military regime. On August 1995,He bagged 15 years Jail term alongside with Kunle Ajibade

Chris Anyanwu of The Sunday Magazine

Christiana “Chris” Anyanwu MFR (born 28 October 1951) is a Nigerian journalist, publisher, author, and politician. She was imprisoned from 1995 to 1998 for treason after reporting on a failed coup d’état against the government of Sani Abacha. In May 1995,Anyanwu was arrested following the publication of a story about a failed coup d’état against the government of Sani Abacha, whom she had refused to endorse as president. She was sentence to life imprisonment by the then life military regime; but after much pressure from international community, it was reduced to 15 years. Following the death of Gen SANI Abachi,She was release by the administration of General Abdulsalam Abubakar on health ground.

Ben Obi of the Weekend Classique was also arrested alongside with George Mbah, Chris Anyanwu, Kunle Ajibade.


6. Omoyele Sowore is a Nigeria journalist and also 2019 presidential candidate for African Action Congress. On Aug 4, 2019 was arrested on the charges of treason for planning revolution protest in Nigeria. Later,he was granted bail today after several denial on the whooping amount of 100millions Naira and other requirements.

[b]Agba Jalingo[/b]is the publisher of Cross River Watch and he is currently facing charges of terrorism, treasonable felony and attempt to topple the Cross River State government. Although he pleaded “Not Guilty” for the charges against him. Until the very time of filing this report, he was denied bail today after attempt by his legal team.

There have been several campaigns going on with the regards to unlawful arrest of Mr Agba Jalingo.

https://www.hiztorybox.com.ng/sowore-and-5-notable-nigerians-charged-with-treason-since-1963/

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Re: 7 Journalists Charged With Treason Since 1963 by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:02pm On Oct 04, 2019
Enahoro : Although severally, he has been detained by Federal Government of Nigeria since 1945 as a journalist on different charges.


Kunle Ajibade : He was charged for ‘publishing materials which could obstruct the work of the coup plotters tribunal’ and for ‘misleading the public


George Mbah : Althouugh there were no definite reason for his arrest except for the coup plot against the then military regime. On August 1995,He bagged 15 years Jail term alongside with Kunle Ajibade

Chris Anyanwu : She was imprisoned from 1995 to 1998 for treason after reporting on a failed coup d’état against the government of Sani Abacha.
She was sentence to life imprisonment by the then life military regime; but after much pressure from international community, it was reduced to 15 years


Omoyele Sowore : On Aug 4, 2019 was arrested on the charges of treason for planning revolution protest in Nigeria.

Agba Jalingo : the publisher of Cross River Watch and he is currently facing charges of terrorism, treasonable felony and attempt to topple the Cross River State government.

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Re: 7 Journalists Charged With Treason Since 1963 by yesloaded: 7:02pm On Oct 04, 2019
Welcome to Nigeria

Omoyele Sowore case makes this country looks like a joke

Citizens find means to let government knows what they need & its responsibilities of government to listen to her people as long as they are not doing it in violent ways

God bless us

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Re: 7 Journalists Charged With Treason Since 1963 by Nobody: 7:02pm On Oct 04, 2019
pics nko?
Re: 7 Journalists Charged With Treason Since 1963 by hisexcellency34: 7:02pm On Oct 04, 2019
How come journalists are always endangered species under Buhari's government? I didnt hear Jonathan dealt with any journalist during during his term

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Re: 7 Journalists Charged With Treason Since 1963 by Tumbulum: 7:05pm On Oct 04, 2019
All are southerners. Southerners are not known to keep mute in the face of injustice. Only a southerner will save Nigeria and only a northerner will destroy Nigeria.

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Re: 7 Journalists Charged With Treason Since 1963 by OmoOduduwa01: 7:05pm On Oct 04, 2019
Fọ́tọ̀ wọn dà?
Re: 7 Journalists Charged With Treason Since 1963 by Freemanbobble: 7:06pm On Oct 04, 2019
Okay
Re: 7 Journalists Charged With Treason Since 1963 by emeijeh(m): 7:07pm On Oct 04, 2019
Nosa Igiebor of TELL magazine?

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Re: 7 Journalists Charged With Treason Since 1963 by infogenius(m): 7:07pm On Oct 04, 2019
Lol! 9ja for show.
Since 1963
Re: 7 Journalists Charged With Treason Since 1963 by Raphsays: 7:08pm On Oct 04, 2019
journalists are endangered species more so that no one has the freedom of speech. As a precaution, One has to watch his or her utterance in speech and in print online or offline.

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Re: 7 Journalists Charged With Treason Since 1963 by Chukapage(m): 7:08pm On Oct 04, 2019
All Southerners I dey look Igbo and Yoruba mumuness the laugh. As much as I will defend IGBO on this forum but deep down I just know that the case of IGBO and YORUBA is a case of brother wey mumu lipsrsealed undecided

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Re: 7 Journalists Charged With Treason Since 1963 by seangy4konji: 7:10pm On Oct 04, 2019
Treason is being abused in Nigeria..

I dont see how someone who is not working for The governmen t can be charged for treason

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Re: 7 Journalists Charged With Treason Since 1963 by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:10pm On Oct 04, 2019
hisexcellency34:
How come journalists are always endangered species under Buhari's government? I didnt hear Jonathan dealt with any journalist during during his term
Yes. You couldn't have heard.
Because he bought them all with the corruption money flying around.
Now, no money is flowing around to any journalist.

One that was like Fela and Gani Fawehinmi mixed together back then.

A man that wrote for 13 weeks in his column in a national newspaper titled : WHY JONATHAN MUST NOT BE PRESIDENT.
He wrote this straight for 13 weeks, and what happened 2 months to the election?!

He was called to Abuja, promised heaven and earth, they covered his mouth with BILLIONS of foreign currency, gave him a juicy appointment that any journalist will die for and made him a spokesman for the ineffectual buffon.
He changed his tone automatically and started singing the praise of thieves he had wrote against all his life!
This is what corruption can do to a nation.

Who remember this man we are talking about?!

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Re: 7 Journalists Charged With Treason Since 1963 by omenka(m): 7:10pm On Oct 04, 2019
hisexcellency34:
How come journalists are always endangered species under Buhari's government? I didnt hear Jonathan dealt with any journalist during during his term
The kind of irritating lies they tell themselves and believe same.

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/162255-nigerian-military-goes-berserk-blocks-newspapers-distribution-abuja-lagos.html

http://saharareporters.com/2012/01/16/soldiers-shoot-disperse-occupy-protesters-lagos-nigerian-secret-police-raids-cnns-office

Read this thread and get enlightened. Dont know if you guys are genuinely ignorant or just pathological liars.

https://www.nairaland.com/4012359/review-freedom-enjoyed-under-goodluck

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Re: 7 Journalists Charged With Treason Since 1963 by Blakjewelry(m): 7:11pm On Oct 04, 2019
intolerant government, that is what Nigeria runs. if you are afraid of criticism , do the right
Re: 7 Journalists Charged With Treason Since 1963 by Lickpreeq(m): 7:11pm On Oct 04, 2019
Re: 7 Journalists Charged With Treason Since 1963 by bentlywills(m): 7:12pm On Oct 04, 2019
I have nothing to say cool
Re: 7 Journalists Charged With Treason Since 1963 by domesifa(m): 7:13pm On Oct 04, 2019
Oh God! This reminds me of the heyday of TELL magazine, the News etc in the Abacha era. Mehn... Those journalists were daring.
Re: 7 Journalists Charged With Treason Since 1963 by greggng: 7:18pm On Oct 04, 2019
The implication of this is that sowore is in soup...he may get life sentence or 15years .
Re: 7 Journalists Charged With Treason Since 1963 by HiztoryBox(m): 7:22pm On Oct 04, 2019
Re: 7 Journalists Charged With Treason Since 1963 by AdoIfHitlerr(f): 7:25pm On Oct 04, 2019
MANNABBQGRILLS:

Yes. You couldn't have heard.
Because he bought them all with the corruption money flying around.
Now, no money is flowing around to any journalist.

One that was like Fela and Gani Fawehinmi mixed together back then.

A man that wrote for 13 weeks in his column in a national newspaper titled : WHY JONATHAN MUST NOT BE PRESIDENT.
He wrote this straight for 13 weeks, and what happened 2 months to the election?!

He was called to Abuja, promised heaven and earth, they covered his mouth with BILLIONS of foreign currency, gave him a juicy appointment that any journalist will die for and made him a spokesman for the ineffectual buffon.
He changed his tone automatically and started singing the praise of thieves he had wrote against all his life!
This is what corruption can do to a nation.

Who remember this man we are talking about here?!

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Re: 7 Journalists Charged With Treason Since 1963 by AdoIfHitlerr(f): 7:27pm On Oct 04, 2019
MANNABBQGRILLS:
Enahoro : Although severally, he has been detained by Federal Government of Nigeria since 1945 as a journalist on different charges.


Kunle Ajibade : He was charged for ‘publishing materials which could obstruct the work of the coup plotters tribunal’ and for ‘misleading the public


George Mbah : Althouugh there were no definite reason for his arrest except for the coup plot against the then military regime. On August 1995,He bagged 15 years Jail term alongside with Kunle Ajibade

Chris Anyanwu : She was imprisoned from 1995 to 1998 for treason after reporting on a failed coup d’état against the government of Sani Abacha.
She was sentence to life imprisonment by the then life military regime; but after much pressure from international community, it was reduced to 15 years


Omoyele Sowore : On Aug 4, 2019 was arrested on the charges of treason for planning revolution protest in Nigeria.

Agba Jalingo : the publisher of Cross River Watch and he is currently facing charges of terrorism, treasonable felony and attempt to topple the Cross River State government.

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Re: 7 Journalists Charged With Treason Since 1963 by HiztoryBox(m): 7:28pm On Oct 04, 2019
Re: 7 Journalists Charged With Treason Since 1963 by HiztoryBox(m): 7:45pm On Oct 04, 2019
Link to this write up

https://www.hiztorybox.com.ng/agba-jalingo-and-6-others-journalist-charged-with-treason-since-1963/

MANNABBQGRILLS:
Enahoro : Although severally, he has been detained by Federal Government of Nigeria since 1945 as a journalist on different charges.


Kunle Ajibade : He was charged for ‘publishing materials which could obstruct the work of the coup plotters tribunal’ and for ‘misleading the public


George Mbah : Althouugh there were no definite reason for his arrest except for the coup plot against the then military regime. On August 1995,He bagged 15 years Jail term alongside with Kunle Ajibade

Chris Anyanwu : She was imprisoned from 1995 to 1998 for treason after reporting on a failed coup d’état against the government of Sani Abacha.
She was sentence to life imprisonment by the then life military regime; but after much pressure from international community, it was reduced to 15 years


Omoyele Sowore : On Aug 4, 2019 was arrested on the charges of treason for planning revolution protest in Nigeria.

Agba Jalingo : the publisher of Cross River Watch and he is currently facing charges of terrorism, treasonable felony and attempt to topple the Cross River State government.
Re: 7 Journalists Charged With Treason Since 1963 by Aladinn(m): 7:45pm On Oct 04, 2019
MANNABBQGRILLS:

Yes. You couldn't have heard.
Because he bought them all with the corruption money flying around.
Now, no money is flowing around to any journalist.

One that was like Fela and Gani Fawehinmi mixed together back then.

A man that wrote for 13 weeks in his column in a national newspaper titled : WHY JONATHAN MUST NOT BE PRESIDENT.
He wrote this straight for 13 weeks, and what happened 2 months to the election?!

He was called to Abuja, promised heaven and earth, they covered his mouth with BILLIONS of foreign currency, gave him a juicy appointment that any journalist will die for and made him a spokesman for the ineffectual buffon.
He changed his tone automatically and started singing the praise of thieves he had wrote against all his life!
This is what corruption can do to a nation.

Who remember this man we are talking about here?!

Na Reuben be that nah. Lol
Re: 7 Journalists Charged With Treason Since 1963 by battousai36: 7:59pm On Oct 04, 2019
MANNABBQGRILLS:

Yes. You couldn't have heard.
Because he bought them all with the corruption money flying around.
Now, no money is flowing around to any journalist.

One that was like Fela and Gani Fawehinmi mixed together back then.

A man that wrote for 13 weeks in his column in a national newspaper titled : WHY JONATHAN MUST NOT BE PRESIDENT.
He wrote this straight for 13 weeks, and what happened 2 months to the election?!

He was called to Abuja, promised heaven and earth, they covered his mouth with BILLIONS of foreign currency, gave him a juicy appointment that any journalist will die for and made him a spokesman for the ineffectual buffon.
He changed his tone automatically and started singing the praise of thieves he had wrote against all his life!
This is what corruption can do to a nation.

Who remember this man we are talking about here?!
Bought who exactly?

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