State media say the reporters will be released Saturday; Activists, speaking on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals, say the move is intended to defuse public anger over the government’s response to the demonstrations
Nigeria's government in 2001 pledged, along with all African Union countries, to set aside 15 percent of its annual budget for spending on health care. But the country has never come close to reaching that goal. The result it that up to 70 percent of medical spending is out of pocket, forcing many of those with sudden health problems into debt, poverty or an early grave. Timothy Obiezu reports from Abuja.