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Buhari, APC Clampdown On Online Press Ahead Of 2019 Election, OPAN Alleges

Buhari, APC Clampdown On Online Press Ahead Of 2019 Election, OPAN Alleges

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  Following the arrest and subsequent remand in prison custody of Editor of elombah.com, the Online Publishers Association of Nigeria (OPAN) has raised the alarm that President Muhammadu Buhari led All Progressive Congress (APC) government has begun a clampdown on online media ahead of 2019. OPAN which is insisting on freedom of the press in Nigeria has demanded the immediate release of Timothy (Tim) Elombah, the detained journalist and Editor of United Kingdom (UK) based online news platform, Elombah.com by Nigeria‚Äôs Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris. In a petition signed by Emmanuel Asiwe Vice President OPAN, copied White House, United Nations, African Union, ECOWAS and made available to BigPen Online on Thursday, the group said that Tim has been held for