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 […]

Leadership Newspaper, Media Responsibility and the Police

By Reuben Abati State House Press Release Our attention has been drawn to a statement by the Leadership Newspaper titled “Statement on the Arrest and Detention of LEADERSHIP journalists” (April 10), the latest episode in the matters arising from the same newspaper’s publication of an alleged “Presidential Directive” which we have had cause to disavow […]

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