Saturday, January 2, 2016

Bola Tinubu - "Why I collected N9million from Dasuki"

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and owner of the Nation Newspaper, Bola Tinubu, has returned his own share of the N9 million received from the Office of the National Security Adviser, ONSA, through the Newspaper Proprietor Association of Nigeria, NPAN. 


This is coming after the Sun Newspaper also surrendered its own share to the Federal Government and as the Punch Newspaper also suspended its membership from the association following its involvement in the arms scandal.

Recall that investigations from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, had traced a suspicious transfer of funds from the former NSA, Sambo Dasuki to Newspaper outlets including Tinubu’s own Nation Newspaper.
Obviously embarrassed by the trend of events following the arms scandal, Tinubu may have pressed on his company directors to file an explanation and immediately return his own share of N9 million received.
“We are again compelled to comment on the N9 million received by Vintage Press Limited as compensation from the government of ex- President Goodluck Jonathan through the Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN) for the seizure of our publications, The Nation and Sporting Life in June, 2014.
“We do this for two reasons. First, to restate the sequence of events that culminated in the payment , thereby debunking insinuations about the motive for the compensation. Second, to inform the public that the N9 million collected from NPAN on behalf of the Jonathan government has been returned to the association .
“This decision was arrived at on Wednesday by the Board and Management of Vintage Press Limited after a painstaking examination of the legal and moral issues arising from the compensation.”

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20 comments:

Muktar Mustapha said...

Hurray. Change is inevitable

Muktar Mustapha said...

Hurray. Change is inevitable

nwaeze john chuka said...

But this is the same cause Chief Raymond Dokposi was arrested before granted bail.

Anonymous said...

Would he have returned it if not for the anti corruption train, ndi oshi na ndi ama... God will fish all of you out

Anonymous said...

Football eyed men in corridors of power.
Go on ,steal and refund politicians. But ilove Buhari sha,even if has collected his own share now or in the past,one day he too will refund.

Kacey said...

Good better than foolish Metal, palaye, yakusat etc that vowed not to return theirs

Ezekiel Oloriegbe said...

This does not say Tinubu collected any money!!!

damilo4t said...

Why do they collect the money at first?

Nura Zango said...

The truth is out

Oviasogie Michael said...

Thief na thief Sha... But thank God you retured yours...

Oviasogie Michael said...

Thief na thief though but thank God he retured it

Batagwong Mark said...

If you collect something from a thief you are also a thief, if a thief steal and sale it to someone and police caut him and if he show the other person that he sold it, police took them both to station, but why is this different?

Kennedy Nmecha said...

Who lived in a glass house don't throw Stone.All of them are criminals but it's unacceptable ,African leaders are corrupt and also holding themselves not to progress

Mahmoud Kura said...

Thanks my oga you do a good one

Anonymous said...

It's says compensation for the seizure of The Nation Newspaper publications by Jonathan administration. Not a gift and not a bribe. Unfortunately the last regime only uses the allocation for other unrelated expenses thereby causing embarrassment for people involved. Who ever is accused, should refund and go back home. But you can't have the money, keep it or use it for selfish interests and expect people to turn blind eyes.

Don Billy said...

Who told you he return any money thief's all this are politics, where the money is and in which account the money returned? APC are bunch of liar's and have nothing to offer lather than fighting corruption with high corruption wonder's me. Disobeying court orders, witch hunting political enemies, crumbling nig economy and looting massively, can Nigerian count how many people who lost their jobs since apc took over power? And some idiots are here shouting apc thief's!! Change is here from democracy to dictatorship.

musa raji said...

We need to be a little more analytical and meticulous the way we read info and the way we choose to understand them. The article never said Tinubu collected the money personally neither did it say he returned it personally he had a company which he doesn't run but has appointed persons to see to its running. You really don't expect him to have a full load down of every sum that comes in, and even if he does, the reason advanced is enough to accept the money. Of course if I offend my neighbour and take a plate of meal to him the next day in furtherance of an apology courtesy only demands that he accepts it. If however he discovers later that it was a stolen meal, he will do well to return it to those truly entitled to it which I what the man has done. My people, let's soft pedal with our criticisms these people are those we find to be our leaders. Not that they are the best or most righteous but we find them there and really, there's nothing much we can do about it at least not now ( without causing fracas) let's try to hear them out and give them a chance to clear the air on issues of public concern, while we contribute our own quota to national development and continue to pray for a better Nigeria. The journey may be far, chances may be slim, the path may be foggy, hope may be bleak, but I believe we'll get there someday, someday.

Alhaji Abdu said...

This unbelievable, bt thank god he has returned it, bt did he collected the money

Anonymous said...

I salute you Buhari,you are doing a great job. If not for him all this will not be known. Carry on sir, you will not die but love.

Anonymous said...

Nigerians are you sure this is not abracadabra

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