AIT Received N10 Billion To Air Damaging Documentaries - Sahara Reporters

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«§» 9 March 2015

African Independent Television (AIT) owners received N10 billion to produce and air negative documentaries on leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), a SaharaReporters investigation shows.

Raymond Dokpesi

SaharaReporters learnt that the Minister for Petroleum Affairs, Diezani Allison-Madueke is bankrolling the documentary while the scripts and voice overs are being prepared and cut with the help of the Nigeria Television Authority and some Nollywood production companies and working for President Jonathan's re-election.

As a result of the massive deal, AIT, which was in poor financial shape that its principal owner, Raymond Dokpesi, had decided to sell it to the banks to which the station owed several billions of Naira, is now back in good standing. It has also become considerably bolder because of the backing of Mrs. Allison-Madueke and other powerful government officials behind the deal.

Our investigation reveals that AIT receives N5 million each time an episode of any of the documentaries is aired on their channels in different Nigerian markets.

Apart from the cost of producing and airing the documentaries, SaharaReporters found that a team of high-priced lawyers has also been mobilized with about N3 billion to handle any legal threats that may arise from the documentaries. Just last week, APC chieftain Bola Tinubu sued AIT over the documentary on him.

SaharaReporters learned that the next in the series will focus on the Vice Presidential candidate of the APC, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.

Our source, who didn't want to reveal the content, said the objective of that show will be to “destroy” Prof. Osinbajo's position as a strong moral leader in the Christian community.

"The idea is to make the Christians who have left Jonathan because of Osinbajo's entry into the Presidential race to have a rethink," our source stated.

“The PDP is still failing the basic mathematics,” a political analyst told SaharaReporters. “They can squander all of the money in the Central Bank trying to damage the reputation of everyone in the opposition, but how does that provide a cover for the ineptitude and corruption of the Goodluck Jonathan government? Does that explain why Nigeria is far worse than they found it? That is the question Nigerians will be answering when they go to the polls in three weeks.”

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erhubeauty at 12:08 AM, 10/03/2015 (4 years ago)
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Yeye post
HOPEA23 at 01:35 AM, 10/03/2015 (4 years ago)
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Na just that 10billion me read for this story..chaii..see money

vimak at 01:36 AM, 10/03/2015 (4 years ago)
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10 billion so our  money cheap,do you know what 10 billion naira are in dollars?,ok even if it's true is Mr tinubu guilty of all what he was accused off?
Larry28 at 01:48 AM, 10/03/2015 (4 years ago)
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papadip at 02:30 AM, 10/03/2015 (4 years ago)
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₦10 billion ($50 Million Plus) is a lot of money to spend on blackmailing political opponents.
This money can be spent on the needy in this country. This is an outright disregard for all that is called common sense.
No wonder and I am not surprised.

Billions of dollars will continue to miss in this country scot-free.

TOCFRANKLIN at 03:47 AM, 10/03/2015 (4 years ago)
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APC propaganda and lie lie!
european1 at 04:08 AM, 10/03/2015 (4 years ago)
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Yes... We Lagosian already know this... GEJ..and his Government are going to answer us...big question...and the 2 billion given to the Nollywood actors & actress... when there is masses Suffering...!!! the End is coming!! For GEJ and his Corrupted Government!!... Jonathan Ole!!!!
zeigbo at 05:55 AM, 10/03/2015 (4 years ago)
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hahahaha propaganda is that why they burn ait studio

Gold777 at 06:00 AM, 10/03/2015 (4 years ago)
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Apc with their fake news long Hisssss
sweetestdude at 06:51 AM, 10/03/2015 (4 years ago)
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Hmmmm! d way dem de mention dis moni as if na garri. 10billion for just blackmail! chai! which way 9ja!
lexyclasy at 07:00 AM, 10/03/2015 (4 years ago)
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SAHARA pains you to the marrow because what you and channels television that are APC walking corpse can not produce others did.....more shame on you if you dont present SANUSI like SAHARA REPORTERS
lexyclasy at 07:06 AM, 10/03/2015 (4 years ago)
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The bitter truth is does the documentary real or not......i thought APC chieftains are saints but GMB are benefiting from the loots of AMAECHI, ATIKU, TINUBU,SARAKI,FASHOLA,KWANKWASO,OBJ, EL-RUFAI, SANUSI,TAMBUWAL and co. if he venture wins in the dream lets see how he will nail the names written above ......APC will not stop amazinhg\ me
EmekaBlue at 07:24 AM, 10/03/2015 (4 years ago)
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princeokrex at 08:20 AM, 10/03/2015 (4 years ago)
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Failed government! Fight corruption and unemployment. Stop wasting our resources.
Abubu86 at 08:35 AM, 10/03/2015 (4 years ago)
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#10 billion! Just 2 tarnish opposition member image. God will judge all our inhuman leaders
ayo4great at 09:31 AM, 10/03/2015 (4 years ago)
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Let wait and see the osinbajo series..
At least sahara reporter provided proofs on ekiti rigging..i have no doubt about this
but better if they can provide a solid proof as well
The sponsors should realise who they target now is a professor of law and former Attoney General, better back out
echeeche at 09:37 AM, 10/03/2015 (4 years ago)
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 Angry Angry
Deprince3 at 09:53 AM, 10/03/2015 (4 years ago)
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Nicksam at 09:58 AM, 10/03/2015 (4 years ago)
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