Federal High Court accredits 10 Nigerian journalists to cover Nnamdi Kanu’s trial

Nnamdi Kanu
Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader Nnamdi Kanu is seen at the Federal high court Abuja, Nigeria January 20, 2016. He was released on bail over a year after this picture was taken due to health concerns. Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters

As the trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu resumes on Monday, July 26, the Federal High Court in Abuja, has accredited only 10 Nigerian journalists to cover proceedings.

Nnamdi Kanu
Circular disclosing the accredited journalist for Nnamdi Kanu’s trial

A copy of the circular signed by Catherine Oby Christopher, the Chief Information Officer, Federal High Court, Abuja, with reference number FHC/ABJ/INFO/026, listed Herald, NTA, NAN, Channels, AIT, The Nation, Premium Times, Daily Independent, THISDAY and TVC, as news media accredited for Kanu’s trial.

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In the circular entitled: “Media Accreditation for Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial,” it was clearly and briefly stated that only the accredited journalists that will be allowed to entrance into the court premises for the Nnamdi Kanu’s trial.