$2.1 BILLION ARMS DEAL: Sun Newspapers Return N9 Million Given As Compensation By Dasuki

Date: 20-12-2015 12:20 pm (5 years ago) | Author: MrJohn
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The Sun Newspaper announced on Saturday that they have returned the N9million compensation it received from the Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN), paid to them by Sambo Dasuki. The money was said to be compensation given to newspaper houses whose offices were raided by the military last year.

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In a statement signed by the Sun Managing Director/Editor-in- Chief, Mr. Eric Osagie, the paper said it took the decision to return the money following the controversy the episode generated:

The Man­agement of The Sun Publishing Limited has considered the public outcry and diverse controversies generated among media hous­es, the Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN) and the public over the N120 million paid by the Goodluck Jonathan administration as compensation to newspaper companies for the unlawful seizure of their newspapers and stoppage of circulation by armed soldiers in several cities across the country in June 2014.

    After the unlawful action of the military, to which The Sun lost millions of naira, we had signified the intention to commence liti­gation against the Federal Government along with other affected newspaper companies. 2. However, at the level of the NPAN, which The Sun is a member, a de­cision was collectively taken to accept the Presi­dency’s offer of peace­ful settlement in place of litigation in the interest of peace and national se­curity.
    We were later in­formed of the payment of N120 million compensa­tion out of which the sum of N9 million was paid to The Sun Management by the NPAN.
    At the time the com­pensation was paid, we had no inkling whatso­ever under which expen­diture sub-head in the Presidency the fund was sourced and that it was al­legedly part of the funds meant for the purchase of arms.
    As a very responsible newspaper organization, which places premium on ethics, individual and cor­porate integrity, we are certainly embarrassed by the turn of events and the unfortunate insinuation of involvement in the illegal sharing of the nation’s commonwealth and the feasting on the blood of soldiers fighting the war against insurgency.
    We believe strongly in our corporate integrity and principles of fairness and social justice, which have driven our business considerations over the years.
    In the light of the foregoing, we have re­turned the cheque of N9 million to the NPAN for onward transmission to the source through which it came.
    We have seen that the good intention not to seek redress in court has seem­ingly backfired.
    We have also given notice to our lawyers to immediately commence the process in court to redress the huge loss suf­fered through the actions of the military.
    We assure our teem­ing readers of our com­mitment to serving them faithfully and conscien­tiously by upholding the time-tested principles of fair business ethics, eq­uity and social justice.

Posted: at 20-12-2015 12:20 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- gogoman at 20-12-2015 12:48 PM (5 years ago)
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what is all dis rubbish na, dis people just dey chop / collect money any how .   NA WA OOOoooOOOO
Posted: at 20-12-2015 12:48 PM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Aniagain at 20-12-2015 01:06 PM (5 years ago)
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When soldiers were complaining that there wasn't enuf weapons to fight with, many called them cowards, others said they were lying, Dasuki went abroad and told d whole world that "Nigerian soldiers were looking for every excuse not to fight", back in Nigeria, d money  meant for d purchase of weapons was shared among themselves. The few soldiers that took d bull by d horn and protested were arrested and sentenced to either death or imprisonment, only God knows how many lives wud av bn saved if Dasuki had not turn himself to father Christmas wit d money that was meant for arms procurement. I av no iota of doubt that this case will be "Nigerianised" but one thing am sure of is; some people blood are crying for vengeance. I rest my case.

Posted: at 20-12-2015 01:06 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- botlex at 20-12-2015 01:16 PM (5 years ago)
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Okay nah!!! This is just the beginning. All of una go vomit all the money wey una don chop
Posted: at 20-12-2015 01:16 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Linconblack at 20-12-2015 01:22 PM (5 years ago)
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Quote from: Anietie Moses on 20-12-2015 01:06 PM
When soldiers were complaining that there wasn't enuf weapons to fight with, many called them cowards, others said they were lying, Dasuki went abroad and told d whole world that "Nigerian soldiers were looking for every excuse not to fight", back in Nigeria, d money  meant for d purchase of weapons was shared among themselves. The few soldiers that took d bull by d horn and protested were arrested and sentenced to either death or imprisonment, only God knows how many lives wud av bn saved if Dasuki had not turn himself to father Christmas wit d money that was meant for arms procurement. I av no iota of doubt that this case will be "Nigerianised" but one thing am sure of is; some people blood are crying for vengeance. I rest my case.

Well said broda, true talk.
Posted: at 20-12-2015 01:22 PM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- factfinding at 20-12-2015 01:44 PM (5 years ago)
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Why did they grant that criminal Dasuki bail ? the case will became today court, next month court , next year court just like that it will become a dead case and will be forgotten.
Posted: at 20-12-2015 01:44 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Powerfulify at 20-12-2015 01:53 PM (5 years ago)
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Dasuki father Xmas I hailed u.
Posted: at 20-12-2015 01:53 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- dleg at 20-12-2015 02:46 PM (5 years ago)
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Good news. Let others begin to return all their own too
Posted: at 20-12-2015 02:46 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- kp45 at 20-12-2015 03:34 PM (5 years ago)
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What is all these implication and returning of fund here and there? Well like I said still to come.
Posted: at 20-12-2015 03:34 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- Blessed75 at 20-12-2015 03:45 PM (5 years ago)
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Them say na only Igbo people like money is Dasuki an igbo man
Posted: at 20-12-2015 03:45 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- owolaborn at 20-12-2015 04:44 PM (5 years ago)
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Dasuki u no do well o. spirit of soldiers that died in the battle will fight you o
Posted: at 20-12-2015 04:44 PM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- emma4love3 at 20-12-2015 06:57 PM (5 years ago)
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the feasting on the blood of soldiers fighting the war against insurgency.....like seriously i cry for
the way those soldiers were slayed.....
Posted: at 20-12-2015 06:57 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- Novic at 20-12-2015 09:40 PM (5 years ago)
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This is serious, This dasuki really share money to many people sha. These people has wasted this country money for so long, and some fools and idiot will be talking rubbish buhari those not do anythn in this country. i knw there still people that will return money.
Posted: at 20-12-2015 09:40 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- okatee at 21-12-2015 12:01 AM (5 years ago)
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tnk God, dem don start to dey return d money small small
Posted: at 21-12-2015 12:01 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- Machealex at 21-12-2015 12:18 AM (5 years ago)
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The change is here.
Posted: at 21-12-2015 12:18 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Asterimou at 21-12-2015 01:34 AM (5 years ago)
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Thank you very much Sun Newspaper. We appreciate this
what are the rest still waiting for? Una dey Mad?
Posted: at 21-12-2015 01:34 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- winace at 21-12-2015 01:14 PM (5 years ago)
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Too bad. Nobody to be trusted on dis country. Everybody is a thief.
Posted: at 21-12-2015 01:14 PM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- winace at 21-12-2015 01:14 PM (5 years ago)
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Too bad. Nobody to be trusted on dis country. Everybody iin govt is a thief.
Posted: at 21-12-2015 01:14 PM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Fazob at 21-12-2015 02:23 PM (5 years ago)
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so na true say ona chop this money
Posted: at 21-12-2015 02:23 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- diezo at 21-12-2015 02:51 PM (5 years ago)
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OK I HEAR  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes ::)يراقب الله !!!
Posted: at 21-12-2015 02:51 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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