nigerian newspapers.jpgNigerian police have arrested five senior journalists and two officials of a Lagos-based private newspaper.

Reports from Lagos say the arrest was in connection with its front page report last week on a “secret” letter allegedly written by former President, Olusegun Obasanjo to President Goodluck Jonathan.

In the letter is alleged that Obasanjo asked Jonathan to dismiss officials of the petroleum technology development fund (PTDF).

Obasanjo has threatened legal action against the nation newspaper but the daily said that it stood by its story on the letter.