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SarakiGate: In Defence Of NANS By Ibrahim Kabiru Dallah

Last night, @YeleSowore of SaharaReporters published a fabricated report that Saraki hires NANS President High Chief (Dr.) Tijani Usman Shehu to protest against Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on its website. In that same false report, the publisher of the Sahara Reporters alleged that the Senate President, @BukolaSaraki paid the President of NANS to protest against the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR.

In as much as there is freedom of expression as enshrined in the Constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria but there is a limits to the level of that expression. We are all aware that the essence of journalism in the world is to educate and bring out the truth to the public. Sadly, it seems the ethics of journalism means nothing to @YeleSowore and his media outfits Sahara Reporter.

I am not unmindful of the fact the purpose of every publication was for the interest of the general public, now I ask, has @YeleSowore carried out real investigation on the authenticity of its report before publication? If NO, then the main reasons for the publication is to destroyed the image of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and that of its President before the general public.

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I am totally disturbed that how would someone like @YeleSowore that has direct mobile number of the NANS President High Chief (Dr.) Tijani Usman Shehu, stooped so low in blackmailing NANS before the general public instead of phone calls.

I have known @YeleSowore for a long time now, we all know what he stand for and who he’s protecting in the media, though, we are not surprised on his recent outburst based on his antecedents as the former Financial Secretary and President of the Students Union of the University of Lagos, he collected money from the management of the University of Lagos and betrayed the students constituency for his selfish interest.

As a matter of fact, What on earth would @YeleSowore and his media outfit Sahara Reporters benefit from such fabricated report? However, This recent propaganda in the name of news is an indication that @YeleSowore is out to tarnish the image of the President of the Senate and NANS.

I am still trying to figure it out what might be the problem between NANS and @YeleSowore because it is fresh in our memory that the same SR published false news that the then President of NANS @YinkaGbadebo was impeached, Infact, the last time I checked they said the incumbent NANS President High Chief (Dr.) Tijani Usman Shehu is 45years old. Enough is Enough of this series of blackmails.

Be as it may, we are all aware of the fact that Sahara Reporters is doing the bidding of its pay masters which is well known to all Nigerians as the man behind the scene will soon be exposed and brought to the public domain.

For record purpose NANS as an umbrella body of all Nigerian Students both at Home and in the Diasporas was at the forefront that fought against the military juntas that gave us the democracy we are enjoying today in Nigeria, as such, we don’t expect NANS to keep mute while things are not moving in the right direction.

Our hard earned democracy must be protected with our last pint of blood, inasmuch as I want @BukolaSaraki to appear before the CCT to clear his name, and we shall take it from there because it is visible to blind and audible to the deaf that this is a pure witch-hunting of the President of the Senate @BukolaSaraki.

Therefore, now that the entire public has clarity on Sahara Reporters and it’s criminal indulgence, based on the fact the same @YeleSowore collected huge amount of money from the power that be in Nigeria and blackmailed the then President of Nigeria Goodluck Ebele Jonathan GCFR.

If things are not in order, NANS will be left with no option than to lead the protest against CCT and I will join them or am I paid too.

On this note #iStandWithSaraki to defend our hard earned democracy.

#Dazzol

 

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