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PEN FOR HIRE, CASH FOR NEWS! WASHINGTON POST’S WHORISKEY FINGERED

PEN FOR HIRE, CASH FOR NEWS! WASHINGTON POST’S WHORISKEY FINGERED

…CONSORTIUM OF LAWYERS, ETHNIC YOUTH LEADERS, CSO CHIDE THE WASHINGTON POST

… ALLEGE GLOBAL SMEAR CAMPAIGN AGAINST AITEO AND ITS FOUNDER BENEDICT PETERS

… INSIST THAT MATTERS ALREADY SETTLED IN COURT REMAIN SETTLED

… CALL ON BUSINESSES OWNERS TO ONLY ENGAGE IN HEALTHY COMPETITION

There is no downplaying the trend of media corruption gaining traction in recent times. What is fast gaining notoriety is the rate at which foreign journalists are contracted by some unscrupulous entities to do damage to national growth through indigenous players.

Like the colour and literal meaning of crude, the petroleum industry in Nigeria has always been one in which some companies and individuals have played their hand in the crudest manners.

For this group of people who have held sway for decades, every entity perceived as competition must be crushed for them to have a field day while fleecing the country of billions of dollars and stashing them in offshore accounts.

To the faceless, grief-stricken and rent-seeking saboteurs, playing in the petroleum industry is a war; and no one can be trusted in the ferocious survival battle.

While competition is a welcome development in a capitalist economy like Nigeria’s, healthy rivalry is not an expression one would find in the lexicon of these corporate hyenas who only feed on the flesh and blood of competitors.

Beyond the boardroom now, major players have taken their bitter rivalry to the newsrooms. They even go as far as contracting foreign journalists especially those renowned for their expertise and experience in paid media warfare.

One of such mercenaries is Peter Whoriskey, a staff of the Washington Post who focuses on investigations of economic and financial issues.

Interestingly, Whoriskey has not been found to do any work in or on Nigeria. There are not known published works of his that dwell on Nigeria, her politics, business or culture.

However, perhaps because of his predilection for the seamy side of journalism, he was the go-to guy for international oil companies when they want to roughen up their competitors.

By deploying scandalous emails to his targets, Whoriskey’s subtle threat is unmistakable. His veiled reference to unfounded scandals readily gives him out as a paid fifth columnist waiting to bear his fangs. Many are waiting with bated breath to see how he intends to publish the supposed dirts he has on the Nigerian businessmen. Whatever report he comes with eventually may not pass the ethical test.

Meanwhile, a consortium of lawyers for human rights and justice and the Council of Ethnic Youth Leaders of Nigeria (CEYLN) in conjunction with some Civil Society organizations have alleged that there is an ongoing plot global media campaign against Aiteo Group of Companies and its founder, Mr. Benedict Peters using the Washington Post.

In a joint press conference by the different groups, they allege that the allegations being peddled against Mr. Peters and Aiteo are the same issues which have already been conclusively determined by courts of competent jurisdiction or pending in court and the purpose of the publication could only be to impugn the integrity of Mr. Peters and the company.
“Out of the five questions Mr. Whoriskey inquired about, question 1 has been resolved by a competent court of law in Nigeria and the decision widely publicized. A simple internet search would have availed Mr. Whoriskey of the judgment of the case and the present state of affairs. Further, questions 2-5 were directly extracted from untested allegations contained in a first amended verified complaint filed before the United States District Court, Southern District of Texas, Houston Division” the groups alleged.

They called on media houses not to yield their platforms to people whose objectives were not noble as such would encourage unhealthy business rivalry. “There is a plethora of questions which The Washington Post rather has to answer and which directly calls to question its genuineness in permitting this to happen. It will be damning to the long-held image of The Washington Post that its staff have yielded the platform of the medium to the use for a global smear campaign and unhealthy business rivalry” Mr. Tochukwu Ohazuruike who addressed the press was quoted as saying.

In answering the allegations against Mr. Peters, the groups claimed that “Mr. Peters has stated severally that he has never received any favour by way of facilitation or otherwise from Dieziani Alison-Madueke, and there was therefore nothing to be grateful for. He has severally denounced any such attempt to link the purchase of his property with Dieziani under such premises. His purchase of the furniture was in furtherance of his desire to furnish a property that belonged to him, and those furniture can be found, even today, at his said property at 58 Harley House. No furniture that belonged to him can be found at any other place other than in his property. The furniture found at the UK address of Dieziani Alison-Madueke does not belong to him, and certainly could not have been the same found in his said property at 58 Harley House.”

They insist that the answers they provided should discourage future smear campaigns as this is not the first time it was happening saying “we hope that with these answers we would have satisfied Mr. Whoriskey and got him to alert his sponsors that the plot is dead on arrival and cannot be revived. We also say to all such persons who would in the future want to regurgitate these issues that the answers are already available in the public space as there is nothing hidden and there is nothing any media house can unearth again so no need taking any jobs from the sponsors of this smear campaign.”

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GENERAL BURATAI IN THE EQUATION OF INSECURITY DOWNPLAY IN TINUBU’S GOVERNMENT BY FEMI OYEWALE

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GENERAL BURATAI IN THE EQUATION OF INSECURITY DOWNPLAY IN TINUBU’S GOVERNMENT

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FEMI OYEWALE

BURATAI– As Nigeria prepares for a fresh phase in its democratic existence on May 29, 2023, a peaceful environment for socio-economic and cultural growth has, yet again, become a critical issue in the mix. This is essentially so because the country, unarguably reputed as one of the biggest markets for raw and finished goods on earth, attracts humans of all kinds to its geographical space. Incidentally and over the years, anti-democratic forces in collaboration with fifth columnists, constituted themselves into national security nuisance, disrupting activities across sectors.
GENERAL BURATAI IN THE EQUATION OF INSECURITY DOWNPLAY IN TINUBU'S GOVERNMENT

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FEMI OYEWALE
As of mid-2022, the orchestrated violence has cost the country 11% of its GDP and N119 billion loss of revenue. Similarly, projects worth about N12 trillion have been abandoned according to data from Town Talk Solutions. Looking ahead, these challenging scenarios, Bola Tinubu, presidential candidate of the All-Progressive Congress, APC, now President-Elect, had, in October 2022, unveiled his presidential agenda where he prioritized security. Titled “Renewed Hope 2023 – Action Plan for a Better Nigeria,” Tinubu affirmed that he would continue with the social investment programmes of the Buhari-led administration.
The President-Elect equally added that total transformation of Nigeria can be achieved, building on the foundation laid by the APC administration of President Buhari. Specifically, he emphasized that security is the “bedrock of a prosperous and democratic society”, assuring that his administration would make it a fundamental responsibility to protect the life and property of its citizens by mobilizing the country’s national security, military and law enforcement assets to protect all Nigerians from danger and the fear of danger.
“The current government has made important inroads. When it came into office, the Buhari government met a situation in which terrorists had planted their flags and claimed Nigerian territory as their own. “The Buhari government eliminated these incursions against our national sovereignty, bringing peace to many areas. Thousands of formerly displaced people have returned home to rebuild their lives,” Tinubu disclosed.  However, and interestingly so, General Tukur Yusufu Buratai (rtd), was the arrowhead of the team that helped President Buhari’s government to achieve these significant successes in the reduction of insurgency which Tinubu has promised to build upon.
Essentially, the pre-Buhari government was a session of anger in the land where nihilism became the official dictum through organized terrorism. The peace in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, was displaced by vengeful, omnidirectional hatred. On assumption of office in 2015, this ugly situation provoked President Buhari to employ a trusted and tested General to change the insecurity narrative in Nigeria. Lieutenant General Yusufu Tukur Buratai (rtd), was widely recommended on account of his outstanding military pedigree. He was, unarguably, the pick of the pack. And he became the Chief of Army Staff in July 2015. Buratai hit the ground running and soldiered on.
Despite distractions ostensibly by segmented bashings from some misinformed stakeholders and sections of the human rights groups who orchestrated hugely unsubstantiated allegations,  Buratai continued in a most commendable fashion. He provided leadership and inspired the troops to work harder through dedicated strategies.
Notably,  Buratai intelligently enhanced Army-Civilian relationship with the Northeast populace including other parts of Nigeria as a major step that turned the tables against insurgents during his time. He reinvigorated joint civil-military operations, comprising all operational formations of the Services with a central coordination Headquarters which coordinated civil and humanitarian activities. These strategies greatly assisted the joint force commander.
Humanitarian, national-assistance operations, theatre campaigns and civil-military operations worked concurrently and cohesively. With these strategies, the military under Buratai sustained the tempo of operations and kept up the aggressive assaults on insurgents as well as enhanced collaboration and synergy with other sister agencies.
Towards the last half of 2020, the bandits had been overwhelmed. They were calling for negotiations through some prominent individuals. This was as a result of the pressure mounted on the bandits. Many of their fighters, collaborators, logistic suppliers and informants were neutralised, captured or escaped out of the country for safety.
By the time Buratai left office in early 2021, the remnants of the Boko Haram insurgents have been confined to the fringes of the Lake Chad Basin region, with no territory under their control and largely carrying out hit-and-run skirmishes.
Curiously, President Buhari beckoned yet again for “Another important assignment”, a few days after Buratai ended his selfless service in January 2021. The former Chief of Army Staff was faithfully obliged to take part, as fully as he can, in any measure designed, in particular, to keep the constituent ethnic units in the federation of Nigeria as one as well as preserve Nigeria as an economic and political entity. But, this time, through diplomatic channels.
The President’s brief was clear and straightforward forward, especially from the already well-known international influence, funding and support for the insurgency in Nigeria. Given his deep understanding of the President’s intentions because of his direct involvement in counter-insurgency operations for a reasonable length of years as Army boss, Buratai easily subsumed into Buhari’s tactical design to secure Nigeria’s borders through neighbouring countries as an ambassador.
He particularly felt it would be untidy of him to abdicate such responsibility when the war against insurgency was yet over.
He reckoned that there was an important need to reinforce service chiefs’ efforts from the outside through diplomatic push and support. Expectedly, his resumption at the Republic of Benin as Ambassador was the needed signal to smugglers of arms and architects of economic sabotage that the game was over.
He reawakened all the unused diplomatic regulations including bilateral relations in line with the science and philosophy of international laws to ensure appropriate diplomatic steps were deployed without infringement on fundamental rights. He injected fresh directives into their operational codes, maintaining that never again should the border become the hub of economic sabotage and illegal arms snuggling.
Just in his early 60s, it is morning yet for Buratai in national service. His unmatched professionalism, military skills and understanding of Nigeria’s security issues blended with diplomatic knowledge perfectly recommend him for the Defence portfolio in Tinubu’s government.
Femi Oyewale is the President of the National Association of Online Security Reporters and Publisher of Sahara Weekly magazine and SaharaOnline.

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The APC Wine Sponsors are Enemies of Tinubu & Buhari – Labinjo

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The APC Wine Sponsors are Enemies of Tinubu & Buhari – Labinjo

 

 

The Chairman of APC-USA who is also the Chairman of the Committee of Diaspora Chairmen, Professor Adesegun Labinjo has disassociated himself and the authentic APC Diaspora chairmen and members from the so-called APC wines which were circulated in the social media. 

 

 

 

The APC Wine Sponsors are Enemies of Tinubu & Buhari - Labinjo

 

In a statement issued in New York, Professor Labinjo said that one Tunde Doherty was the brain behind the APC wines to discredit the APC presidential ticket of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Senator Kashim Shettima and the character of President Mohammed Buhari. Professor Labinjo alleged that Tunde Doherty and his discredited group including Steve Tella, Elas Abone, Lawal Ayoola, Tai Balofin, Philip Ideawor, and others are working against the election of Asiwaju Tinubu as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Professor Labinjo said that there has been an allegation that Tunde Doherty and his group are being used by enemies of Asiwaju Tinubu to discredit the candidate in the North.

 “These characters know that alcohol is resented in the Northern part of the country, hence they knowingly planned these APC-labeled wines to discredit and defame Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Senator Kashim Shettima in the eyes and in the estimation of the voters, especially in the Northern part of Nigeria”. Professor Labinjo said that President Buhari, Asiwaju Tinubu and Senator Shettima are good Muslims who do not subscribe to alcohol use and abuse. “President Buhari is very sensitive to the hardships Nigerians are facing and he is doing his best to deliver better lives for them”. Professor Labinjo said that Asiwaju Tinubu and Senator Shettima would work hard for the Nigerian people and deliver on their promises of renewed hope in terms of a good economy, improved security, and reforming the government to reduce corruption to the barest minimum.

Professor Labinjo called on the APC Secretariat in Abuja to immediately disclaim these political miscreants and rats from using the name of the APC and the name of APC Committee of Diaspora Chairmen (APC-CDC) to cause further harm to our presidential ticket and to the party. Professor Labinjo warned the public against scammers and rats who are parading themselves as APC chairmen in the Diaspora. Professor Labinjo said that Mr. Tunde Doherty is not the Chairman of APC-UK nor the Chairman of the APC Committee of Diaspora Chairmen. The interim Chairman of APC-UK, recognized by the APC Secretariat in Abuja, is Barrister Joseph K. Adebola. Professor Labinjo also said that one Elas Abone, one Tai Balofin, and one Lawal Ayoola are not even members of APC at any level. He said that one Tai Balofin, at every election season, would form a bogus support group purporting to support a candidate for his pecuniary interest. He further said that Mr. Elas Abone is a Peter Obi supporter and Mr. Lawal Ayoola is currently a candidate of PRP for the House of Representatives in Lagos State. Professor Labinjo said that these are among the people behind the so-called APC wines allegedly sponsored by APCCDC. “These people are not representing APC Committee of Diaspora Chairmen or their respective Diaspora APC chapters. They are working for the enemies of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to discredit him and Senator Shettima among the voters”, Professor Labinjo stated.

Professor Labinjo urged Nigerians to disregard the APC labeled wines as nonsense from Tinubu’s enemies to distract and discredit him and the APC before the presidential election. He urged Nigerians to troop out in large numbers to vote for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Senator Kashim Shettima on Saturday, February 25th as the President and Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Professor Adesegun Labinjo 

Chairman, APC-USA 

Chairman, APC Committee of Diaspora Chairmen

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UK Court Doc! MAUREEN BADEJO STOP DECEIVING PEOPLE, STOP ASKING FOR FUNDS. GO AND SETTLE YOUR  JUDGEMENT(Pix)

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MAUREEN BADEJO ENTERS 2022 WITH FRESH TROUBLE AS MFM AUSTRIA PASTOR SUCCESSFULLY REGISTERS JUDGEMENT IN UK COURT 

UK Court Doc! MAUREEN BADEJO STOP DECEIVING PEOPLE, STOP ASKING FOR FUNDS. GO AND SETTLE YOUR  JUDGEMENT(Pix)

Here we go again with her pack of distributed lies, just as Maureen Badejo will not stop disseminating wrong information to the public so I will not stop puncturing her faulted information. Without wasting more of our readers time, find below the judgment of the high court of Justice of England as against her frivolous claims on her show, a few days ago Claiming that SHE WON CONTEMPT OF COURT. At the end of the road, I can see this woman going to this same MFM FOR DELIVERANCE.
Interestingly, The Queens Bench Division of the UK High Court Justice has released the damages it earlier ordered Maureen Badejo to pay to Dr Daniel Olukoya, founder and General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) and his wife, Folashade.
In the document, the court ordered the blogger to one hundred thousand pounds sterling £100,000 to the couple as damages for the series of defamatory publications she published against them.
Maureen, we still await the apologies and the money you have been asked to pay for damages THE WORLD IS WATCHING NOW!
 Femi Oluwale, in truth we stand
UK Court Doc! MAUREEN BADEJO STOP DECEIVING PEOPLE, STOP ASKING FOR FUNDS. GO AND SETTLE YOUR  JUDGEMENT(Pix)maureen badejo

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