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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

NEWS
  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’s 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
OPAN Condemns Arrest Of Elombah Brothers; Urges Buhari, IGP To Respect Free Speech, Citizen’s Rights

OPAN Condemns Arrest Of Elombah Brothers; Urges Buhari, IGP To Respect Free Speech, Citizen’s Rights

METRO, NEWS
The Online Publishers Association of Nigeria, (OPAN), Nigeria’s premier association of digital/new media publishers, has condemned in a strong terms, the arrest of the Publisher and Editor of United Kingdom based online news website, elombah.com by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, of the Nigeria Police Force on “Orders from Above.” BigPen Online recalls that the elombah.com Editor, Tim was arrested alongside his brother, Daniel Elombah, a UK-based attorney from their family house in Edoji-Uruagu Nnewi, Anambra State, Eastern Nigeria in the wee hours of New Year’s day. While Tim’s brother and the publisher of  elombah.com, Daniel Elombah was released  late Monday night, January 1, 2018 on personal recognition, the news media Editor, Tim was today (Tuesday) remanded in prison
Abuja Court Grants Police Order To Remand Tim Elombah In Prison Custody

Abuja Court Grants Police Order To Remand Tim Elombah In Prison Custody

METRO, NEWS
An Area Court of Justice sitting in Mpape, Abuja, Nigeria's capital has granted police prayers seeking to remand Tim Elombah, the Editor of online news platform,  elombah.com in prison custody. Recalls that the police had approached the court seeking an order to remand Tim in prison custody for a period of fourteen (14) days pending the completion of investigation and filing a former charge against him. But the judge at the Grade 1 Area Court, only granted seven (7) days to the police and adjourned sitting till January 9, 2018. ALEDEH had reported that the  elombah.com Editor was arrested alongside his brothers from their family house in Edoji-Uruagu Nnewi, Anambra State, Eastern Nigeria in the wee hours of New Year’s day. The online Editor was arrested over an opinion writ