Detained Nigerian Blogger
I am sort of a late-comer to the news about the arrest of Mr. Jonathan Elendu of Elendu Reports. This is a sad development indeed, especially as it comes when we are still trying to reconcile our image of a benevolent Yardy with the incedents that surrounded the closure of Channels TV. This latest development shows that there might be an emerging pattern. We should not let this slide. We should not only demand that Mr Elendu be released, we should also demand an explanation of what transpired from the federal government. Otherwise, this leads to the dangerous conclusion that Nigeria is losing the one thing that has often been reported in the international press about Nigeria – the relative freedom of the press.