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Guard dog: Nigeria gov' t disturbing papers

Jayson Brubaker (2019-06-16)

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LAGOS, Nigeria (AP)-- The Nigerian federal government confiscated or ruined duplicates of a minimum of four major newspapers, a media watchdog team said.

iphone_6s_iphone_8_plus_and_iphone_x-100" Denying Nigerians access to information and also info plants the seeds of reports as well as distrust," Sue Valentine, the Committee to Shield Journalists' Africa organizer stated on Friday, mentioning info on The Strike paper's website.

Protection headquarters representative Chris Olukolade stated on Friday the army browsed vehicles carrying papers after receiving intelligence "indicating activity of materials with serious security implications throughout the nation making use of the channel of newsprint related consignments."


"Soldiers got them to go home, firmly insisting that they would certainly not permit the circulation of the newspapers," the newspaper stated in a statement on its site.

CPJ said Nigeria's Management, Vanguard as well as The Country papers were likewise affected Friday, to name a few. The Daily Trust stated delivery van motorists were apprehended Friday.

On Saturday, soldiers took copies from papers consisting of Management, ThisDay, Daily Depend On, Sun, Pilot, Newswatch, and The Mirror, bet9ja The Punch stated. Immediate remark from Olukolade was not offered.

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