Social Media: Media houses must evolve or die – Obi Asika

Within the last two decades, social media has become commonplace and intrusive in different aspects of the human life, impacting them significantly such that new sets of trends have emerged.

For the media industry, the ways news is sourced, published and consumed have not only been impacted, but there are emerging traditions fashioned towards behaviours of social media users.

“I think social media has changed everything about media and communication, it’s always on, 24-7, the newsfeed is permanent,” said Obi Asika, co-founder Social Media Week Lagos during a tweet chat with The Guardian on Tuesday.

“Now many blogs have more power and reach than traditional media here in Nigeria and that in itself is almost entirely due to social media,” Asika said. It is either traditional media houses evolve or die, he said.

With Nigeria ranked eighth on the list of countries with the highest number of internet users in the world as at June 2016, and with much of the internet traffic driven by smartphones powered by cheaper data subscription rates, “mobile is the king,” he said. For him, cheaper data rates would lead to the proliferation of short video content.
How do all these impact Nigerians, and of course, African communities? This will be answered at the upcoming Social Media Week Lagos 2017 which holds between February 27 and March 3.

In 2016, Social Media Week Lagos welcomed over 15,000 attendees, more than 200 speakers from within and outside Nigeria, including Nigeria’s Senate President Bukola Saraki, and a global online reach of 801 million people.

Ngozi Odita, who co-founded Social Media Week Lagos alongside Asika, said the conference will explore how technology is creating a “new language” and way of communicating and what this means for the future of communication in Africa.

“Conference programming and content will look at how this ‘new language’, through online video, messaging apps, voice interfaces, and the like allows us to share our stories, share our competencies and increase our efficiencies.

“Ultimately, enabling us to take our collective learnings and apply them locally for the betterment of our communities and the continent at large.”

Asika was upbeat that the Federal Government’s new education policy aimed at encouraging the use of local languages to teach science and technology subjects would only aid the growth of technology in the country and enhance the capacity of Nigerians to use technology.

“Accommodate children on March 5”, Lai Mohammed tells broadcast organisations.

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, has asked broadcast organisations to give children the opportunity to work with them on March 5, the international Children’s day of broadcasting.

Mohammed said this in a statement issued on Tuesday.

He called on the media to work with children on this day for national development.

“In this era of change, children’s voices can bring in a refreshing perspective to the issues of national development. Let us give every Nigerian child irrespective of status, location or disability a chance to contribute to our national development efforts,” he said.

Enshrined in articles 12 and 14 of the UN convention on the rights of the child, is the right of children to form their own views and to express their views freely through the media on matters affecting them.

The theme for this year is ‘Early childhood development, key to every child’s full development and future prosperity’.

It seeks to espouse the principles of the convention on the rights of the child irrespective of their status and situation –  the enjoyment of their right development as enshrined in the convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the Child Rights Act 2003.

The international children’s day of broadcasting is a day set aside to promote the rights of the child, especially their right to participation. It serves as a platform for a synergy of effort by the media and the children themselves.

The broadcast media in Nigeria has participated in commemorating the International Children’s Day of Broadcasting since 1992.

President Trump accuses media of ignoring ISIS terrorist attacks

US President Donald Trump accused the media Monday of disregarding attacks perpetrated by radical jihadists, in a provocative statement for which he provided no evidence.

“ISIS is on a campaign of genocide, committing atrocities across the world. Radical Islamic terrorists are determined to strike our homeland,” the president said, using an acronym for the Islamic State group.

Trump, who was speaking during a visit to US Central Command in Tampa, Florida then listed a string of attacks carried out in the United States, including 9/11, the Boston Marathon bombings, the Orlando gay nightclub massacre and the San Bernardino shootings.

“And in many cases the very, very dishonest press doesn’t want to report it,” he said, in one of his customary attacks on the media.

“They have their reasons, and you understand that,” he concluded, without giving any explanation.

Asked about the president’s statement shortly thereafter, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said “we’ll provide a list later.”

“There’s several instances… There’s a lot of instances that have occurred where I don’t think they’ve gotten the coverage it deserved,” he said.

OPINION: We Can’t Afford To Be Pawns – By Muhammed Karamba

Recently, there has been an uproar with regards to President Buhari’s decision to keep EFCC boss Ibrahim Magu and SGF Babachir Lawal. The President is under pressure from the public and the National Assembly to replace the two. I find it interesting how we have become so invested in such an issue that should probably be at the bottom of our list. Are we playing somebody’s game? I doubt if it is far from the truth.

It’s quite funny how, all of a sudden, the legislature decides who amongst the executive is corrupt or not. This is an arm of the government who hasn’t answered a lot of crucial questions being asked by Nigerians. It has failed to keep up to its promise of an open NASS. It has suspended a member turned whistle-blower and are yet to give comprehensive answers as per his allegations. I am not saying this disqualifies them from their officials. But it begs the question, are these probes done in the interest of Nigerians?

The media of today is doing a wonderful job at keeping us updated and exposing stuffs we probably otherwise wouldn’t have known. Most of us have one or a couple of media outlets which we trust hundred percent and will always believe anything that comes from them. But how sincere is the media of today? There are bad eggs; a lot of them. Now, all it takes to have a media outlet is money.

Have we ever sat down to think that maybe one of this media is there to defend the interest of a particular entity or group? It might even be as simple as a social media account. Politicians have social media “warriors” (one of whom is might be an account you trust so much) who get paid to spread propaganda. We have become so gullible that a simple twitter account operated by a fellow citizen is what we depend on, to get “credible” info. It’s saddening.

Would we know these people better than Buhari? These are people he would probably deal with on a daily basis. The thing is, being the spectator, we might have this feeling that the president is just there seated while his cabinet devours our wealth without his knowledge. If that happens, then we would have the worst leadership. Yeah, they would try as much as possible to hide their corrupt practices from him. Do we thing it is that easy to dig up something the president hasn’t? But the thing is, the president has the tedious job of knowing when an allegation is in the interest of someone or in the interest of the state.

It is very good for citizens to feel disturbed when we “see” a corrupt top official. We know what we don’t want. But most at times, we don’t know what we want. These guys might be corrupt, but president Buhari knows what he enjoys about working with them. You don’t employ a plumber and tell him which tools to use. Who are we to say no when the president says he wants them? If that’s what it takes to fulfill his campaign promises, then so be it.

The bottom line is, there is a political battle going on and we do not want to be pawns. Regardless of who is in this government, or priorities should not change. What we demand is Transparency and accountability, security, fight against corruption, good stable economy, proper infrastructure and the list goes. That’s it.

Author: Muhammad Karamba

MMM Founder Accuses Media Of Causing Panic Among Participants

As subscribers await the resumption of operations of Mavrodi Moneybox Mondial (MMM) Nigeria in January 2017, the founder of the Ponzi scheme Sergey Mavrodi has accused the Nigerian press of deliberately “fueling hysteria around MMM and causing panic.”

The operators of the scheme in Nigeria said in a message sent to all subscribers on December 12 that all confirmed Mavros would be frozen for one month.

During the period – December 12 to January 12 – none of the participants would be able to ‘get help’ (withdraw funds deposited with the mandatory 30% interest). But they allowed to ‘provide help’ (deposit funds).

The scepticism and panic that followed the announcement were caused by the media, Mavrodi said.

He said, “I’m just astonished by your irresponsibility and cynical attitude. Interests of millions of people, your fellow citizens are at stake. Don’t you have any sympathy for them? Why are you fueling hysteria around MMM and provoking a panic? Why are you doing this so diligently and persistently, what is your purpose?”

He insisted that operations of the scheme would resume in January, noting that the “suspension of work for holidays” was not unusual. His claims contradicted the reason the Nigerian operators of MMM gave for freezing the confirmed Mavros for one month. They explained that the measure was put in place because “in the New Year season the System is experiencing heavy workload.”

But Mavrodi insisted all was well with MMM Nigeria and urged the press to desist from being biased against the scheme.

He said, “Again, leave MMM alone and let us work. Nothing has collapsed, and MMM will perfectly resume its work in January. We Can Change the World!”


El-Rufai appoints new MD for Kaduna media corporation

In a bid to reposition the Kaduna State Media Corporation (KSMC) to continue to serve the people of the state and beyond, the Kaduna State Government has announced the appointment of Ibrahim Ismail Ahmed as the new Managing Director of the corporation.

His appointment is coming at a time that the State Government is working to digitize and enhance the corporation with state of the art equipment.

The announcement was contained in a statement issued by the Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Samuel Aruwan.

The statement said “that Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai, had, while presenting the 2017-2019 multi-year budget proposal to the state House of Assembly on Wednesday, 12th October 2016, disclosed that the State Government would send a Bill to the State House of Assembly to create a neutral public service broadcaster that will educate, entertain, inform and enlighten the public, devoid of partisanship and that can operate in a commercialized environment”.

He said the newly appointed Chief Executive of KSMC, Ibrahim Ismaila Ahmed, is expected to use his wealth of experience in broadcasting to achieve these goals.

The new MD is an experienced broadcaster who has traversed radio and television.

Ibrahim Ismaila Ahmed is currently the Assistant Director, Director General’s Special Unit at the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) headquarters, where he has been Assistant Director (News) and Manager/Head of News and Current Affairs on News 24.

He holds a first degree in Language Arts from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, and a Master’s Degree in Media and Communication from the Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos.

He has attended several professional and leadership courses in his 26-year career in broadcasting.

Olisa Metuh denies paying media to launder Jonathan’s image

Former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisah Metuh, has dismissed reports that he paid some media houses cash to launder the image of the former President, Goodluck Jonathan.

Recall that the media was awash yesterday with reports that his witness disclosed that Metuh, out of the controversial N400m he received from the Office of the Former National Security Adviser, ONSA, during the last general election, paid some media houses cash to launder Jonathan’s image.

But in his reaction, counsel to the embattled former PDP National Publicity Secretary, Barr. Ben Chuks Nwosu, described the report as “highly embarrassing,” stressing that it “did not reflect the testimony and evidence” by the fifth defence witness.

In a statement release on Thursday, Nwosu said, “Our attention has been drawn to a misleading report in a section of the media suggesting that the Fifth Defence Witness in the case involving our client, Chief Olisa Metuh, told the court that money was paid to media houses or their representatives from the controversial N400 million to launder the image of former President, Goodluck Jonathan.

“This report is highly embarrassing and does not in anyway reflect the testimony and evidence of the Fifth Defence witness, Mr. Richard Ihediwa in the court.

“What the witness told the court was that the sum paid into his account by Chief Metuh, who was National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the time was for payments for sundry advertorials placed by Chief Metuh in various media houses.

“The witness had earlier laid a proper foundation that media advertorials from the PDP are placed and paid for by the National Publicity Secretary, mostly in cash or through bank transfers to the media house through their representatives covering the party.

“The witness, who is Special Assistant to our client, stated directly and clearly that all the payments to the media were for advertorials, and that paying through representatives of the media houses was the normal practice in the media industry. He went ahead to present documents including bank tellers to justify the payments. The records of the court are clear in this regard.

“Furthermore, when questioned under-cross examination regarding the appearance of names of some journalists in the payment tellers, the witness stated clearly that the payments were for advertorial placed in their respective media houses and showed documents to justify the payments in line with the practice in the media industry.”

Nwosu insisted that the witness at no time while giving his testimony told the court that that “any media house or any representative/staff of any media house was paid in whatever form to launder the image of the former President as suggested in the misleading report.”

Speaking further, Nwosu said, “We find this particularly painful for the fact that since the arrest and arraignment of our client, he had never attempted in anyway to drag in any individual and/or organization in connection with his travail.

“Finally, while urging reporters covering the court to ensure accurate reportage of events and proceedings, we regret the embarrassment the unfortunate report must have caused the respective media houses or persons mentioned in the said misleading reports.”

BBC World Service expands with 11 new Asian and African languages.

BBC World Service will begin broadcasting in 11 additional Asian and African languages and will boost content aimed at its Russian audience in its biggest expansion since the 1940s, the BBC said on Wednesday.

The World Service started out in 1932 as a radio channel for English speakers in the British empire, but has morphed over the decades into a highly respected global provider of news and quality programmes in English and dozens of other languages.

The expansion is a result of a major funding injection announced by the government last year as part of a drive to boost Britain’s “soft power”.

“This is a historic day for the BBC, as we announce the biggest expansion of the World Service since the 1940s,” said BBC Director General Tony Hall. “The BBC World Service is a jewel in the crown – for the BBC and for Britain.”

The additional African languages will be Afaan Oromo, spoken in Ethiopia and other countries, Amharic, also a major Ethiopian language, Tigrinya, the main language of Eritrea, and Nigerian languages Igbo, Yoruba and Pidgin, which are also spoken in other West African countries.

The World Service will also add Indian languages Gujarati, Marathi and Telugu, as well as Punjabi which is widely spoken in Pakistan and parts of India, and Korean, spoken in both North and South Korea.

The BBC will also extend its news bulletins in Russian, with regionalised versions for surrounding countries, add regional programming in Arabic and short-wave and medium-wave radio programmes aimed at audiences in the Korean peninsula.

“Through war, revolution and global change, people around the world have relied on the World Service for independent, trusted, impartial news,” said Fran Unsworth, director of the World Service.

Hall has set a target for the BBC to reach 500 million people worldwide by its centenary in 2022.

Alder Consulting pulls Subomi Plumptre out of Media Conference because of Bobrisky.

Yesterday, a flyer was circulated on the internet showing Bobrisky as one of the individuals to speak at the New Media conference organised by Enough is Enough Nigeria(EIE). Not too long after, Nigerian Twitter went into a frenzy, with many questioning the relevance of Bobrisky at such an event.


Bashir Ahmed, Personal Assistant to the President (New Media), did not waste much time thereafter to announce his withdrawal from the event. Today, Subomi Plumptre followed suit. Subomi Plumptre is now the second panelist to decline speaking at the event organised by Enough is Enough Nigeria.


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Gate-keeping in the Nigerian media – Olalekan Ibrahim

McQuail (2005) says that the term “gatekeeping” has been widely used as a metaphor to describe the process by which selections are made in media work, especially decisions regarding whether or not to allow a particular news report to pass through the “gate” of a medium into the news channels and finally to the general public.


In Nigeria today, many news organisation attempting to be first to break the news have neglected the insight of journalism and embraced professional weakness by opening the gate of their platform to conflicts and half-truths.


The best way to deal with a problem is first to understand the issues involved. It appears to me that many self-acclaimed editors – in common with many Nigerian bloggers – do not understand the basic practice of journalism, yet jump on the noble profession to acquire fame and money, since the media now appears to aim for the highest bidder.


A critical and comprehensive review of news content emanating from so many media organisations reveals the media rather than deal with “causes”, addresses the “symptoms”. If one attempts to address this in the newsroom, you are tagged the black sheep of the organisation and become enemy of the medium.


The weakness of the media has made it difficult for men and women in the noble profession to contribute to insight and national reform. Are we even considered when important decisions are to be taken, other than to report the activity and fight for the “brown envelope” after the end of the activity? What of news editors who often ask for their share from the reporter after returning from an assignment?


How then does one expect media practitioners to keep the gate open to professional integrity, ethics and code of conduct, social responsibilities as well as constitutional requirements?


It is currently perceived that many people in Nigeria do not take our media content serious. They point to faulty and misleading headlines from news organisations that are attempts to get wide readership and market that as they solicit for advertising.


Media practitioners have turned away from their duty to report stories as they celebrate frivolities and give voice to irrelevant factors in the society. We can’t excuse ourselves from the fact that there are stories everywhere and our job as journalists is to ask questions and think anew.


The media profession is focused on issues that benefit the general public and uphold fairness, justice, national unity, and international co-operation. Journalism plays an important role in civil society by shining light on wrong doing and exposing societal ills. Media professionals must produce content that will attract leadership and strengthen institutions. It is when we doing this that we can justly fight for privileges and earn respect by our achievements and contribution to national discuss.


Credible news editors should imbibe the culture of “Individual Press Self-Determinism” (Akinfeleye 2001) by reviewing the amount, direction and intensity of the flow of a media content. Media practitioners should refrain from promoting conflicts, ethnic divide, and tribal hate among citizens of the country. Gate keepers who are mostly reporters, editors, the line-editors and others must apply the contemporary standards of the noble profession.
Nigerian media must make itself relevant to the Nigerian society by applying the concept of gate-keeping, which involves multiple review of news selection and production.


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Speaker Dogara tasks media on professionalism

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, on Tuesday in Abuja charged the media to demonstrate high level of professionalism in the discharge of their duties.

Dogara, who made the call at the inauguration of the House of Representatives Media Centre, said adhering to high ethical standard was crucial in improving the country’s democracy.

While charging the media to report truthfully the activities of the House, Dogara underscored the need for the reports to be balanced at all times.

Dogara said: “As representatives of the people, we will not shy away from our mistakes and we will never seek to cover them.

“The media has a duty to report us in a manner that is fair, truthful and balanced; that is the responsibility that comes with your work.

“Citizens rely so much on information emanating from the media and when distorted information or unchecked facts are presented to the public, it beclouds the kind of choices they make.

“There is always this temptation in the modern media to deviate from the normal norm.

“These days as news is breaking, all social media outlets are breaking them and there is this temptation to jump into an island that is not truly our professional calling.

“But when I read from conventional media, there is this temptation to always believe what is reported because the information is coming from people who are holding themselves up there to be professionals.

“Nothing distinguishes media operation from that mix and you need to adhere to at least minimum standard of ethics; so, anytime you see news from conventional media, your instinct will tell you that this is coming from a professional.”

EFCC Boss Solicits Support Of Journalists In Fight Against Corruption

Mr Ibrahim Magu, the Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has solicited the support of journalists in the fight against corruption in the country.


He made the request when he visited the Correspondent Chapel at the NUJ Press Centre in Kano on Thursday.


He said the Commission found it necessary to seek for the support and cooperation of journalists in order to ensure the success of the crusade.


He added that “what we are doing is for Nigeria and not for our personal interest, hence our decision as stakeholders to seek for your support.

“We appreciate your support but we want you to give us more support by educating people, especially at the grassroots on the ills of corruption.”


According to him, the present administration under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to the fight against corruption in the country.


“We now have the appropriate political will to fight corruption. We can only blame ourselves if we fail to perform,” Magu said.


He, however, urged journalists to monitor the activities of the EFCC with a view to providing useful suggestions on how to correct its mistakes
and shortcomings.

He said “I always welcome useful criticisms, so I want you to monitor us and to constructively criticise and analyse how we operate.”


In their separate remarks, the Chairman of the NUJ Kano State Council and Chairman of the Correspondent Chapel, Malam Aduljalal Haruna and Mr Edwin Olufu, expressed the readiness of journalists in the state to support the Commission to achieve the desired objective.




I Am Grateful To Media, Nigerians– Ese’s Mother

Ese Oruru’s mother has expressed gratitude to the media and Nigerians for assisting in the rescue of her daughter.

Beaming with smiles during a brief chat with journalists on Wednesday at the force headquarters, Mrs. Oruru said she had been reunited with her daughter and they would be leaving for Yenagoa, Bayelsa today.

The trader was reunited with her daughter last night at a hotel where they lodged.

She had met with the IG earlier today before she met with the press.

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Julius Berger Pledges Partnership With Media For National Development

The multinational company, Julius Berger Nigeria on Wednesday pledged continuous partnership with the media for proper development of the country.
Mr Zubairu Bayi, the Executive Director, Administration made the pledge at an interactive forum with newsmen at its club house in Abuja.
“Let me very respectively assure the media that as responsible corporate citizen, Julius Berger Nigeria will within the framework of the law continue to open friendly relationship with our media partners.
“For the clarification of any news story relating to our company, we pledge to you our sincere commitment through our media relations office.
“Therefore, we plead with you our valued media partner to reach out to our media relations office to verify every material in order to give fairness and balance to any story,’’ he said.
Bayi said that Julius Berger and the media were connected in a partnership that ensured that both bodies conduct their businesses in the public domain.


“Julius Berger receives open communication when the public is satisfied with our infrastructure. Likewise the media get high acknowledgement when it delivers precisely factual information to Nigerians.
“Due to the mutual and open commitment to excellent, progressive development and the common goal, our societies understandably ask for more from Julius Berger and the media.
“It is a tonic that drives excellence in every society and it is a social paradigm that we understand, respect and appreciate immensely,’’ Bayi said.
He said that the media parley was its little way to say “thank you’’ to the media partners for good understanding and abiding faith in the company as a faithful development partner of Nigeria.
In response, the Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalist (NUJ) FCT Council, Mr Paul Ella, thanked Julius Berger Nigeria and solicited for its support to build a befitting library for the council.
Ella said that the company should see the construction of the library as part of its corporate social responsibility to the society.



“Jose Mourinho Plays Mind Games With The Media” – Deco

The former Portugal international has praised the Chelsea manager’s ability to manipulate the press to suit his own needs, labelling his two-time boss a “master”

Former Chelsea midfielder Deco has hailed Jose Mourinho‘s ability to use the press to his own advantage.

The 52-year-old has made headlines on more than one occasion this campaign with controversial comments about match officials, fellow managers and players.

Mourinho again grabbed the limelight on Sunday when he launched a seven-minute rant after Chelsea’s were beaten by Southampton, but Deco believes the former Real Madrid coach knows exactly what is he doing.

“Mourinho is probably the only coach that knows the press really well and he manages to use them to his own advantage,” Deco told ESPN.

“He thinks about what they are going to talk about and he uses this. Then the whole thing becomes a game, a marketing stunt.

“Sometimes he uses the press as a channel through which to motivate his players. I think he can perhaps go a bit too far with this, but he knows exactly what he’s doing and he plays with the press all the time.

“I remember when we were at Porto and there was the rivalry with Benfica. He was a master in using the press in an unbelievable way.”

Deco worked under Mourinho at Porto and Chelsea and has nothing but praise for his former mentor, although he feels things went wrong for the Chelsea boss at Real Madrid.

“He was not someone who talked a lot with the players,” Deco added. “He just used to talk a bit during the week and then on matchday there was not much more to say.

“If you were to speak to all the players up until Real Madrid, everyone would have something good to say about him. They all loved him. But I’m not sure after Madrid. I don’t think Real was good for him.”

FG committed to press freedom – Adesina

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has assured media practitioners of the Federal Government’s commitment to upholding press freedom.

Adeshina said this at the public presentation, on Tuesday, of the first two volumes of a book entitled, “Nigerian Media Leaders: Voices beyond the Newsroom,” written by Mr. Richard Ikiebe.

The event was held at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos.

The presidential aide said the Federal Government was aware that it would not break much ground to develop the country if it did not work with the media.

He said President Muhammadu Buhari recognised the media as an ally and a critical partner in the quest to build a worthy Nigeria.

“Our president is set to champion the freedom of the press because he sees the institution as a vital building block for national development,” he said.

Adeshina said the media had always played critical roles at different epochs in the history of the country.

“The media will be more conciliatory, lending a critical hand as the government strives to build a new country devoid of official corruption,” he said.

Adeshina commended the author of the book, saying their presentation was a watershed at this point in the history of the country.


ISIS Executes 2 Media Activists For ‘Working Against Them’ In Syria

ISIS over the weekend released a horrific video showing the execution of two media activists in Raqqa, for allegedly being ‘informants’, speaking against them and handing out anti-Shariah leaflets. In the video, the two men identified as Bashar Abdul Atheem and Faisal Hasan Al Habib, who were local residents in Raqqa, were first interrogated before they were tied to a tree and shot dead. ISIS says it’s a warning to other activists working against them. More photos below…

Media Censored For Fake Results Announcement Role

The People’s Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation has accused some media organizations of colluding with the opposition to illegally release results of the elections.

“We are deeply concerned by the level of disinformation and falsehood that is being peddled around by the friends of the opposition in the media and particularly their paid agents and associates on the social media about the results of Saturdays elections,” PDPPCO spokesperson, Femi Fani-Kayode said.

He said since Sunday afternoon these had been releasing fake results and they had been attempting to mislead the Nigerian people and the international community.

“The public have been inundated with lie after lie about the APC’s (All Progressives Congress’) so-called victories in virtually every single polling booth, ward, local government area and state in the country. This is not only nonsensical but it is also far-fetched, absurd and childish.”

Fani-Kayode said two “opposition media houses” and their associates in the social media went as far as to claim that President Goodluck Jonathan had lost in Fani-Kayode’s polling unit and in his ward in Ile-Ife, when in actual fact, the President not only won in the polling booth and ward but also won in virtually every other ward in the four local government areas of Ile Ife in Osun State.

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