The Kwara State government on Monday suspended Bisi Abidoye, the editor of the Herald, an independent newspaper in the state over what it describes as a misleading publication.
The suspension order was contained in a statement signed by the state commissioner for information and communications, TunjiMoronfoye.
According to the statement, the caption of a publication in the Herald newspaper dated July 15, which reads: “Armoured Personnel Carrier deployed to guard Mrs Jonathan’s Guest House in Bayelsa,” is utterly untrue and therefore misleading.
“The unchecked misleading caption is regarded as serious misconduct which amounted to serious negligence and dereliction of duties for which Mr Abidoye becomes liable,” it said.
Abidoye’s suspension is to commence with immediate effect and he has been directed to hand over all official documents of the newspaper in his possession to the General Manager.