Search Results for: Iyan Tama

Iyan-Tama’s case “not listed”

Today I arrived for Iyan-Tama’s rescheduled appeal (readers will remember that it had been scheduled for Thursday but the chief justice suddenly had to travel–see two posts back) at 9:51am. The appeal was scheduled for 9:30am, so I was afraid … Continue reading

2:15am Raid on Iyan-Tama’s family

  UPDATE 27 January 2009: Article in Leadership by Abdulaziz A. Abdulaziz about the attack (see also on BBC and TopNews.IN) UPDATE 26 January 2009: Iyan Tama’s appeal postponed again when chief justice says it was “not listed.” Sitting in an … Continue reading

Kano State High Court Chief Justice Postpones Iyan-Tama’s appeal

He joked with the friendly “keeper” and other guards and said … that he was fine. He didn’t have a problem in the prison; he just wanted to get out and continue with his life. Continue reading

Governor Ibrahim Shekarau on Hisbah, censorship, and Kannywood in the Presidential Debates

For those who did not see the Nigerian Presidential Debates, between General Muhammadu Buhari, Nuhu Ribadu, and Governor Ibrahim Shekarau, you can watch the debates online, here: I have transcribed the questions Governor Shekarau was asked regarding the hisbah, censorship, … Continue reading

My new column in Weekly Trust. First installment.

A few months ago, the editor of Weekly Trust, offered me a column in the paper, and my first piece came out this past Saturday on page 31. In my column-writing rookieness, I had misunderstood the word count he had … Continue reading

DG of Kano Censors Board Rabo caught in alleged sex scandal with Minor, Sunday Trust reports

    Today’s Sunday Trust reports that Alhaji Abubakar Rabo Abdulkarim, the director general of the Kano State Censorship Board, was allegedly caught last Sunday, 22 August 2010, in a compromising sexual situation with a minor and has since left … Continue reading

Kaduna State Filmmakers Association take Kano State Police, Court, and DG of Kano Censor’s Board to Court over breach of “fundamental Human Rights”

Just a quick post as a place holder for a longer post on the most recent event in the series of suits and countersuits between Kaduna filmmakers and Abubakar Rabo Abdulkarim, director general of the Kano State Censor’s Board. Today, … Continue reading

Mobile Court bans listening to 11 Hausa songs

Last week Mukhtar Ahmed, the magistrate of the mobile court attached to the censorship board, banned 11 Hausa songs. According the the article by Abdulaziz Ahmad Abdulaziz (originally published in Leadership newspaper, but also published on his blog, here,) the justice … Continue reading

Helon Habila speaks on censorship in Kano

(a post in which I meditate on my research obsessions and recommend a recent opinion piece on “Art and Censorship in Kano” by multiple award-winning Nigerian novelist Helon Habila) In Helon Habila’s first novel Waiting for an Angel, which was … Continue reading

A surprising move by MOPPAN, and my friend Sulaiman Abubakar (MPEG) arrested on Tuesday

I opened the middle page of the Sunday Trust today and was surprised to learn some information that I would have, assumedly, known since Monday had I arrived at the opening ceremony of the Alliance Francaise DOP workshop on time. … Continue reading