Nigeria drops charges against two reporters: official

ABUJA (AFP): Nigeria on Thursday dropped forgery charges against two journalists and their newspaper over a story claiming the president had ordered a sabotage campaign of an opposition coalition, a court document said. In a withdrawal notice filed at the Abuja Federal High Court, a lawyer representing the attorney general informed the court that “the […]

CPJ asks Nigerian government to stop harasment of Journalists

Abuja, Nigeria, February 15, 2013–Authorities should halt their harassment of a Nigerian journalist whose paper published allegations of extrajudicial detentions being carried out by the country’s special army unit, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. CPJ: Armed officers of Nigeria’s Joint Task Force and members of the State Secret Service (SSS) raided the Kaduna […]

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