Lagos, Nigeria, April 10, 2013--Nigerian police
should stop harassing the staff of the leading independent daily Leadership
over a story critical of President Goodluck Jonathan, the Committee to Protect
Journalists said today.
Monday, police in the capital Abuja summoned four Leadership
journalists for questioning over an April 3 story
entitled "Outrage Trails Presidential Directive on Tinubu, APC," according to the
The story reported on public criticism of Jonathan following Leadership
's publication a day earlier
of a purported presidential
in which Jonathan allegedly laid out plans to increase petrol prices
and sabotage a merger of opposition political parties ahead of the 2015
elections by targeting their leaders' business interests.