Sahara Reporters Publisher, Sowore Says Melaye’s N N50k Book Is 'Cut & Paste' Of Newspaper Article

Date: 26-05-2017 4:00 pm (7 years ago) | Author: CLARA JANCITA
- at 26-05-2017 04:00 PM (7 years ago)

Publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore has revealed that Dino Melaye’s N50,000 per copy book is 'cut and paste' of newspaper article. He made the revelation at the launch of Sahara Reporters’ civic media lab in Lagos on Thursday, Sowore said this launch is unlike the red ribbon tape being paraded in Abuja, making specific reference to Melaye, senator representing Kogi west at the national assembly, according to a report by The Cable.
While attacking Dino, he said:
“What prof briefly mentioned about the launching in Abuja was the book launch of Dino Melaye, that has been very gut-wrenching for a lot of us.

“We have been looking for that book in bookstores in Abuja, it has not been made available because we can’t afford it. It is N50,000 — just to buy cut and paste of newspaper articles.”
Speaking later on at the launch, Sowore said he started Sahara Reporters by accident, emphasising that he did not start the platform the day he started using the internet.
“When I got to the US, we were using dial-up on AOL; you will dial into a telephone number and if you are lucky, you will hook onto the internet after several attempts.
“I had no idea that you can get to a point where you can actually put a device in your pocket and use it to reach the whole of the world; communicate and also receive communication.
“The way my head always works was that I was that I will think about Nigeria, even though I was in the US, I was living Nigeria. Even though I was living in the US, I will wake up Nigeria time, I was upset the Nigerian way, I was unhappy the Nigerian way, I was also happy sometimes, the Nigerian way.
“As most people know, I was also an agitator the Nigerian way.I was inspired also by the decadence coming from the Nigerian media. I wanted to read Nigerian news all the time, and I discovered that Nigerian newspapers that I used to love were just not reporting issues as they were happening.
“Of course the reason was that the money bags, the politicians, had bought over the newspaper. As you know there was a time James Ibori owned and he still does own a newspaper today.
“One of the most popular newspapers in Lagos is owned by a politician known as Jagaban. You know what that means. The most powerful TV station in Lagos is also owned by him. So they have hijacked the media space.
“So I was seeing media, but I was not seeing mass in it. It was the reason why I kept pushing like the man of the legend that became the man who invented tyre. He was boiling rubber, he slept, overslept and when he woke up, rubber had become tyre.

“That was what I was doing. I was just trying my luck, I wanted to be reaching maybe 200 people in a day, and then one day I started and we were reaching 5,000 and then the next month, on and on. To the extent that by the 2015 election, we reached four million people in one day.”
He said these also became frustration for him because the young people who he thought would have taken the opportunity of the ideas online to a liberating level have become paralysed by them.
“Forget about the noise on twitter, it has no depth; it is very shallow. I don’t think Twitter can take us to promise land,” Sowore said.
“I don’t see it happening, because I see the people they call social media influencers in this country, they are not the kind of people who are thinking progressively about how a nation should be built.”

Posted: at 26-05-2017 04:00 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
- gogoman at 26-05-2017 04:09 PM (7 years ago)
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Posted: at 26-05-2017 04:09 PM (7 years ago) | Grande Master
- dynasty4all at 26-05-2017 04:19 PM (7 years ago)
Posted: at 26-05-2017 04:19 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- jereva at 26-05-2017 04:30 PM (7 years ago)
Dino my man.. you know how e dey be nah.. go pay person then show us the rough paper wey you use write.
Posted: at 26-05-2017 04:30 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
- nametalkam at 26-05-2017 04:52 PM (7 years ago)
Sowore can make too much noise men, what is his concern even if it is copy and paste - was it his newspaper that they copy and paste, after they will be wondering who turned Dino Melaye into a musician!

Posted: at 26-05-2017 04:52 PM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- tommy70 at 26-05-2017 05:52 PM (7 years ago)
Posted: at 26-05-2017 05:52 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- morgan1 at 26-05-2017 05:58 PM (7 years ago)
Posted: at 26-05-2017 05:58 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
- schmit at 26-05-2017 08:34 PM (7 years ago)
Posted: at 26-05-2017 08:34 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
- kacylee at 26-05-2017 08:58 PM (7 years ago)
oga sowore which one be ya own sef free Dino u know any better? pls be objective with ur beefing

Posted: at 26-05-2017 08:58 PM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- AmazingMarie at 27-05-2017 09:57 AM (7 years ago)
hmm now Dino will respond
Posted: at 27-05-2017 09:57 AM (7 years ago) | Hero
- concentrate at 27-05-2017 01:28 PM (7 years ago)
We already know dino is doesn't have a genuine degree. He is one of the crooks that should be behind bars
Posted: at 27-05-2017 01:28 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- BournIdentity at 27-05-2017 10:49 PM (7 years ago)
I beg nthg to talk here..,, na new thg or na babies u dey tell about copy and paste ni..?
Posted: at 27-05-2017 10:49 PM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero


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