Journalists' Arrest Tests Nigeria's Powerful Army

The January 19 raid on the offices of online investigative news organization Premium Times in Nigeria's capital Abuja is part of a continuing government attempt to quash bad publicity. If the raid was designed to curb further attention to the reporting on malfeasance by the Nigeria Army, it backfired badly.

PREMIUM TIMES publisher Dapo Olorunyomi and judicial reporter Evelyn Okakwu with ProfessorJibrin Ibrahim (center), who chairs the newspaper's editorial board after the journalists returned to their office following a visit to police headquarters Friday morning. No charges were filed against them.

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