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Nigerian police arrest, briefly detain 5 staff members of Peoples Gazette in Abuja - Committee to Protect Journalists

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CPJ: Nigerian authorities should cease harassing employees of the Peoples Gazette and reform the country's laws to decriminalize defamation. Police arrived at the privately owned news website's office in Abuja, the capital, and arrested assistant managing editor John Adenekan. Police returned about 30 minutes later and arrested four more people: reporters Ameedat Adeyemi and Sammy Ogbu, and administrative staff members Grace Oke and Justina Tayani.
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Nigerian police arrest, briefly detain 5 staff members of Peoples Gazette in Abuja - Committee to Protect Journalists

New York, July 22, 2022 — Nigerian authorities should cease harassing employees of the Peoples Gazette and reform the country’s laws to decriminalize defamation, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday. Mid-day on Friday, July 22, police arrived at the privately owned news website’s office in Abuja, the capital, and arrested assistant managing editor John...

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Police Raid Peoples Gazette, Arrest Editor, Four Others

"The officers returned to the office to arrest four other staff members, Ameedat Adeyemi, Grace Oke, Sammy Ogbu and Justina Tayani.

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