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BURATAI: Sahara Reporters Stop this campaign of calumny, Defend Yourself in court

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BURATAI: Sahara Reporters Stop this campaign of calumny, Defend Yourself in court

BURATAI: Sahara Reporters Stop this campaign of calumny, Defend Yourself in court

 

It is indeed saddening when the purveyor of truth has become a willing tool for falsehood and fabrication of lies to deceive the general public. This is not unconnected to the ugly trend that Sahara Reporters has become a vehicle for deception by faceless individuals whose aim is to tarnish the image of credible individuals and organizations.

 

Sadly, a report that has been in public domain since June/July 2022 about the failed attempt by Sahara Reporters to lie against the former Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai (retd.) over the ICPC raid of a building in Abuja was repackaged by the medium today. 

BURATAI: Sahara Reporters Stop this campaign of calumny, Defend Yourself in court

Interestingly, the report in July 2022 was punctured by even ICPC and the glaring truth exonerated Buratai that he was never a part of the whole saga. 

 

Consequently, the former Chief of Army staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai (Rtd) in July, 2022  gave Sahara Reporters a seven day ultimatum to retract and apologised publicly over the injurious, defamatory and fabricated lies against him.

 

Buratai gave the ultimatum in a letter to the newspaper and signed by his counsel led by Dr. Reuben Atabo, SAN.

 

In the letter, Buratai also demanded a public apology from the media outfit over the fabricated story.

 

He decried that very serious allegations that were levelled against him in the report, which he said was capable of brewing hatred and attack by the public against him, has caused him great embarrassment.

 

The notice, read: “We refer to your publication dated 23rd day of June 2022 with the caption: ‘EXCLUSIVE: Anti-graft Agency, ICPC Uncovers Billions In Cash Meant For Arms, Ammunition To Fight Boko Haram In Abuja Home Of Ex-Chief Of Army Staff, Buratal.’

 

“In the said publication, you alleged that the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) had recovered N1.85 billion from a house and office said to belong to our client.

 

“It was further reported by you that ‘the huge cash was part of the billions of naira earmarked for the purchase of arms and ammunition by the Muhammadu Buhari-led government.’

 

“This is a very serious allegation capable of brewing hatred and attack by the public against our client as a former Chief of Army Staff.

 

“There is no doubt that Nigerians are seriously concerned about the security situation of the country and the said publication has portrayed our client as a person responsible for diversion of funds meant for the fight against Boko Haram.

 

“Consequently, our client has been exposed to hate, ridicule and embarrassment from members of the public with his friends calling him from different parts of the world to ask for explanations.

 

“The publication is not only false but malicious and an attempt to malign the reputation of our client.

 

“Our client, who is the current Ambassador to Benin Republic, rose through the ranks and became a Lieutenant General in the Nigerian Army before his retirement in the year 2021.

 

“Our client, who was also a former Chief of Army Staff from July 2015 to 2021 has taken the battle against insurgency to the field with enormous energy and resources as well as loss of field officers.

 

“By your publication, our client has been ridiculed as a man without honour, dignity and incapable of representing Nigeria and portrayed as a fraudster/ dishonest person before Nigerians and the international community.

 

“We hereby demand that you retract your publication with a public apology to our client within seven days of receiving this letter and a public apology to be published in two national dailies in Nigeria.

 

“Take notice that if you fail, neglect and/ or refuse to publish the apology within seven from today, we shall not hesitate to commence legal action against your organisation for defamation.

 

“It is hoped that you would comply to avoid the unpleasantness of litigation and its attendant consequences.”

 

Therefore, it’s funny that rather than answering the charges of 2022  against him in court, Sahara Reporters and his faceless sponsors made another failed attempt today to repackage  an old lie and fabrication.

 

Seriously, if Sahara Reporters and his evil sponsors have nothing to hide they should clear their names in court and stop playing to the gallery. It’s an old trick that is no longer working. Leave Buratai alone and defend yourself in court.

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Court Orders Mohbad’s Wife, Wunmi To Do DNA Test

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Court Orders Mohbad’s Wife, Wunmi To Do DNA Test

 

 

 

 

Global News Unveils That a Magistrate Court sitting in the Ikorodu area of Lagos has ordered that Wunmi, the wife of the late singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba popularly known as Mohbad, be served notice of a pending DNA test application, by substituted means.

 

 

 

Court Orders Mohbad’s Wife, Wunmi To Do DNA Test

 

A statement signed by a member of the legal team to the Aloba family, Monisola Odumosu, disclosed this on Wednesday maintaining that the order became necessary after the court sheriff attempted to serve the court process personally on Wunmi twice, but failed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It will be recalled that the Aloba family is contesting the paternity of baby Liam and filed an application before the Family Court to grant an order against Wunmi to present herself and baby Liam for a DNA test at any recognised laboratory in Lagos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the application filed by the legal team to Joseph Aloba, father to the late singer, the family sought an order to serve Wunmi the court papers for the DNA, by posting all the originating processes and other processes in the suit on the last-known address of the respondent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Odumosu said, “If the process were served on the last-known address of the respondent by Order of the Court, it would constitute good service and she would be aware of the pending suit. The Chief Magistrate granted the order and ordered that the respondent be served by posting the court process on her last known address.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The statement added that the singer’s wife, in a viral video, said she was ready for a DNA test, noting that she had never been available for the court sheriff to serve her the originating motion.

 

 

 

 

Odumosu also added that the matter had been adjourned till next month for the report of service.

 

Counsel to Wunmi, Taiwo Olawanle, has however denied knowledge of the court order.

 

He said, “We don’t have the court order. If we have an order, we will advise her to adhere to it. That is not a problem. But we are not aware of any order”.

 

Mohbad, aged 27, died on September 12, 2023, under controversial circumstances. He had left his
record label, Marlian Music owned by Naira Marley, in February 2022.

 

In September, 2023, The singer’s body was exhumed for autopsy to unravel the cause of his death.

 

The Lagos State Police Command had in the same September also inaugurated a 13-man special investigation team to probe the singer’s death.

 

His death also led to the arrest of Naira Marley and controversial Lagos socialite, Balogun Eletu, also known as Sam Larry, amongst others.

 

At the last sitting of the Coroner inquiring into the cause of his death on March 2024, the Director of the Lagos State DNA and Forensic Centre, Dr Richard Somiari, had indicated that the results of an autopsy conducted on the deceased body would be ready in the next three to four weeks.

 

Somiari gave the assurance while testifying before the coroner, Magistrate Adedayo Shotobi.

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Powerful Nigerian Prophet, Iginla Visits SCOAN, Delivers Inspiring 60th Posthumous birthday wishes For TB JOSHUA

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Powerful Nigerian Prophet, Iginla Visits SCOAN, Delivers Inspiring 60th Posthumous birthday wishes For TB JOSHUA

Popular prophet and General Overseer of Champions Royal Assembly, Abuja, Prophet Joshua Iginla has eulogized late prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua during a superlative 60th Posthumous Birthday celebration organized by His wife, Mama Evelyn and SCOAN members.
Prophet Iginla Eulogizes TB Joshua At 60th Posthumous Birthday, Calls Him Pathfinder
Pastor Joshua Iginla giving his birthday wishes at the 60th posthumous birthday of Prophet TB Joshua stated that “Prophet TB Joshua took the bullet for the rest of the prophets,”
He described him as a Pathfinder, and gift from God to mankind. He expressed delight that his generation witnessed the impact of TB Joshua…
Thank you mama Evelyn Joshua and SCOAN members. Happy birthday prophet T.B Joshua. He is a gift to mankind and humanity. I am glad that my generation felt the impact of this legend of faith. He is a pathfinder. I call him the firstborn in the prophetic who took the bullet for so many of us and broke the ground.
The persecutions, trials, depth, and maturity in which he comports himself in his lifetime are worthy of emulation. We are not talking about a man who preaches but about a man who lived with the full fruit of the spirit seen. He is a man who was hated, yet gave people love. He was persecuted but amidst that he was patient. I am glad that my generation has seen such a legend of faith.
I wish to quickly add that the prophetic ministry is so strong that a carnal mind can not comprehend it. Prophets are men of mystery. And that’s why when we look at the life of prophet T.B. Joshua, many people might not understand him except the Lord reveals him to you.
He is a gift from heaven but sadly many who are like Peter in the bible who don’t understand the designs of heaven will not understand. Never you call what God has cleansed and sanctified unclean.

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General Buratai: A Sparse Speaker And Still This Legendary Character

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General Buratai: A Sparse Speaker And Still This Legendary Character

 

It was difficult to convince some active-duty and retired military personnel to talk to them about the former Army Chief Lt. General Tukur Yusuf Buratai. Meeting some of these serving officers in the barracks was like daring to enter the lion’s den to steal part of his prey. But even on dangerous terrain, I have done so several times in my job as a journalist. Soldiers are just ordinary folks like us. The difference is the brutal training they underwent to transform from civilians to war machines with the aim of defending a nation’s integrity.

 

 

 

Unless one hits on their beast of prey, these brothers in green uniforms and welding with weapons while standing in their boots in their solidly guts are frequently soft and gentle. Since I have been an investigative journalist with a focus on security reporting for many years, I am aware of the circumstances in which troops would wish to be featured in a story while discussing a sensitive issue. As a result, I gave them the normal assurances of anonymity in the spirit of journalism. And I stick by my commitment to these hapless soldiers who are confined within the barracks’ four walls.

 

General Buratai: A Sparse Speaker And Still This Legendary Character

Although they spoke well of the former Army chief, the fear of being witch-hunted by those who may not like their positions on General Buratai should be respected. As such, I have given my words not to mention them in my stories but their mouths have spoken many truths that makes the former COAS the envy of some comrades who lost the spirit of comradeship, which should continue for a lifetime as members of the war spirits.

One of the men who spoke with me described former Army Chief Lt General Tukur Yusuf Buratai as a cherub with eyes over all his wings and therefore, nothing would catch him off guard. ” He is gentle yet strong. I am not surprised that some of his colleagues are envious of his rising political status after retirement. I know some of these stories from your questions but you did not hear anything from me.” One of the Officers said.” You know what they always said, just act like you don’t know, “he added.

I think there should be a curriculum for retired generals and soldiers who are delving into politics after retirement. The unethical approaches and loss of comradeship is tiring the long-known military sayings from the regimented wombs. It was said that, when you have an enemy, he tags along with other enemies to discuss you. But in the end, they are all enemies of one another. As such, whatever they discussed about you in the closet, everything is made open by one of them in the final analysis.

One of them may have revealed the gathering of a few retired generals at the home of one of those hosting them to talk politics and how to keep the former army chief general Tukur Yusuf Buratai away from the Tinubu camp at the table where dirt was hatched on how to control the Tinubu administration in the coming days. Some of the former generals present at the conference, as well as the opponents, are entering politics on the wrong footings. I purposely chose not to reveal their names in this article, but we do have lists of them.

“They just got together and decided to do all in their power to keep former Army Chief Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai far away from the Tinubu administration. They also had big plans for a smear campaign against him. We must pay close attention to these politics and the flood of retired military personnel. I would like a scenario in which retired military commanders or any other uniformed individuals should be sent back to school to refresh their knowledge of civilian life before re-entering society. Concern is warranted given certain former officers’ actions and what is now going on in our nation with politicians and uniformed personnel.” An impeccable source revealed

Last Tuesday, we revealed efforts to discredit the former chief of the army, Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai, due to internal political conflicts and anticipations for the appointments the Tinubu government is expected to make in the coming days. Truth be told, General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, as reserved as he was, was a crucial component of the security architecture and made a lasting impression on the Nigerian military, making him a legendary figure. It makes sense why he has been the target of those who believe they can erase his accomplishments by tearing him down.

“If the barracks could talk, they would be able to tell you numerous tales about General Buratai that set him apart from other army chiefs who came before him, especially this one who is inviting guests to his home to talk about Buratai. Buratai is still the only military Chief, who receives the same positive feedback from many comrades as the former military president (IBB) does within the military enclaves, if for no other reason. Therefore, it follows that General Buratai won the soldiers’ respect not because he has been the COAS the longest, but rather because he is familiar with their way of thinking.” One of the troops explained.

Indeed, when a general treated his troops as his own children, as they said, they would accompany him into any valley to vanquish his foes. Because of this, nothing concerning the former Army Chief that occurred within or outside the barracks would escape his notice within a 24-hour period. I believe that his soldiers are still showing him thanks by doing this.

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