Posts tagged with "Middle Belt"



Nigerian journalist will remain in prison after judge fails to appear for bail hearing
Latest news · 06. December 2021
Today, 6 December, a bail hearing had been scheduled for Luka Binniyat, the Christian journalist and human rights activist detained last month after reporting on Fulani militias attacks against Christian communities in Kaduna state. Binniyat’s lawyers came to plead his case at the Magistrate Court in Barnawa. But the judge was nowhere to be found. Binniyat has been imprisoned since 4 November.

CSI calls on President Biden to intervene for imprisoned Nigerian journalist
press releases · 01. December 2021
Christian Solidarity International today called on President Joe Biden to intervene in the case of Luka Binniyat, a Nigerian Christian journalist who has been imprisoned for nearly a month for his reporting on massacres of Christians in his native Kaduna state. In a letter sent to the president on Wednesday, CSI’s international president, Dr. John Eibner, asked Biden to use his “Summit for Democracy” next week to urge Nigerian President Mohammadu Buhari to release Binniyat.

A eulogy for Dr. Obadiah Mailafia
Latest news · 05. November 2021
Today, 5 November 2021, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, a courageous critic of the Nigerian government, will be laid to rest. Dr. John Eibner, the International President of CSI, wrote a letter to Dr. Mailafia's widow on the occasion.

Governor Ortom: “The attempt on my life strengthens my resolve to fight on behalf of my people”
27. October 2021
In an interview with Nigeria Report. Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue States talks about the raids by Fulani militias that have killed hundreds and forced 1.5 million people to flee their homes and his resolve to resist this evil.

Prominent government critic who warned of genocide in Nigeria is dead
Latest news · 21. September 2021
Dr Obadiah Mailafia, an outspoken critic of the Nigerian government who received death threats after publicly challenging official narratives about the sectarian violence in Nigeria’s Middle Belt, has died suddenly aged 64.