Saturday, November 17, 2018

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    Nigeria still at ground zero, says Ray Ekpu

Nigeria still at ground zero, says Ray Ekpu

Ray Ekpu, renowned journalist, says after years of military and democratic rule, Nigeria is still at ground zero.He said this at a colloquium in Lagos to commemorate his 70th birthday and 45 years in journalism.Ekpu, a co-founder of Newswatch who was, at different times, imprisoned for his anti-government writings, said Nigeria leaders had missed some opportunities to take the country into [...]

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    Soyinka tells Omoben: IBB, Akilu and Togun remain the prime suspects in Dele Giwa’s death

Soyinka tells Omoben: IBB, Akilu and Togun remain the prime suspects in Dele Giwa’s death

Kayode Soyinka, who was the London correspondent of Newswatch magazine and was with the late Dele Giwa at the time of his murder, says Haliru Akilu, Kunle Togun and former military president, Ibrahim Babangida, are the prime suspects in the death of the late journalist.Akilu, who retired as brigadier-general in 1993, served as director general of the National Intelligence Agency [...]

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    Ekpu replies Omoben: Dele Giwa used to receive parcels from IBB… Nigerians know his killers

Ekpu replies Omoben: Dele Giwa used to receive parcels from IBB… Nigerians know his killers

Ray Ekpu, co-founder of Newswatch magazine, has dismissed the allegation of Chris Omeben, a retired police officer, who accused him of hiding the prime suspect in the murder of late Dele Giwa.Omeben accused Kayode Soyinka, London correspondent of Newswatch at the time, of being behind Giwa’s death, saying Ekpu shielded Soyinka from justice.“I have enough evidence to quiz Soyinka now. Please, Ray [...]

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    Ray Ekpu hid Dele Giwa’s ‘killer’, says ex-DIG

Ray Ekpu hid Dele Giwa’s ‘killer’, says ex-DIG

Chris Omeben, a retired police chief, who conducted the investigation on the murder of renowned journalist, Dele Giwa, says the unresolved assassination is the most frustrating case he handled in his career.Giwa, the founding editor-in-chief of Newswatch Magazine, was killed by a parcel bomb at his Ikeja, Lagos residence on October 19, 1986.Omeben, a former deputy inspector-general of police (DIG), who turns 80 [...]

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    Daily Newswatch returns as Newswatch Times

Daily Newswatch returns as Newswatch Times

Less than two weeks after a court judgment sacked Jimoh Ibrahim, a top businessman, as publisher of Daily Newswatch newspaper, the publication has changed its title to Newswatch Times.Ibrahim purchased majority shares of the company on May 2, 2011, but soon disagreed with pioneer founders of the magazine and eventually announced the shutdown of the company on August 6, 2012.He also sacked [...]

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    Court sacks Jimoh Ibrahim as Newswatch owner

Court sacks Jimoh Ibrahim as Newswatch owner

A federal high court in Lagos has quashed the Share Purchase Agreement (SPA) that transferred ownership of Newswatch Communications Limited to businessman Jimoh Ibrahim.Nuhu Aruwa and Jubril Aminu – two minority shareholders – had filed a petition urging the court to nullify the agreement.The applicants also sought an order restraining the respondents from publishing and selling to the public, Newswatch daily [...]

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