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BREAKING NEWS: AIT Chairman, RAYMOND DOKPESI Suffers Stroke, dies in Abuja Hospital …earlier recovered from Coronavirus, been managing his health and placed on occupational therapy to improve his daily activities *BY ROTIMI ADEBANJO/POLITICAL STAFF Writer, Abuja

BREAKING NEWS: AIT Chairman, RAYMOND DOKPESI Suffers Stroke, dies in Abuja Hospital …earlier recovered from Coronavirus, been managing his health and placed on occupational therapy to improve his daily activities *BY ROTIMI ADEBANJO/POLITICAL...

FACE-OFF: FOX News is a FRAUD-TUCKER CARLSON, former TV Host …My deal on the cable station runs until January 2025, I feel humiliated for been yanked off the air as part of the Dominion settlement, I will be suing for a breach of signed contract soon *Vow: ‘I am launching a new version of my show on Twitter which we have been doing for the last six-and-a-half years, I will anchor the program on cyber space with same staff, same known people who worked with me on my previous show’ *“Fox employees, including Rupert Murdoch broke promises to Carlson intentionally and with reckless disregard for the truth. We are accusing Fox executives of making material representations, or promises, to Carlson that were intentionally broken, constituting fraud. Fox broke an agreement with Carlson not to leak his private communications to the media and not to use Carlson’s private messages to take any adverse employment action against him. Fox broke promises not to settle with Dominion Voting Systems in a way which would indicate wrongdoing on the part of Carlson and not to take any actions in a settlement that would harm Carlson’s reputation”-Carlson’s lawyer Bryan Freedman writes Fox officials Viet Dinh and Irena Briganti *Fox sends out a cease-and-desist letter to Media Matters to stop publishing leaked Tucker Carlson videos *BY SAMSON SHOAGA/GROUP MANAGING Editor & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICA Senior Investigative Editor

FACE-OFF: FOX News is a  FRAUD-TUCKER CARLSON, former TV Host …My deal on the cable station runs until January 2025, I feel humiliated for been yanked off the air as part of the Dominion settlement, I will be suing for a breach of signed...

UNCEREMONIOUS MEDIA EXIT: CNN Fired Me, Ruined My Life, My Reputation, Put Me in the Unemployment Market after a dedicated Service of 17 years -DON LEMON lament in tears …says: ‘I am Heartbroken, Not told My Offense or given any chance to Defend Myself, treated like nobody. Network made decision based on gossip and rumors’ *“After 17 years at CNN, I would have thought that someone in management would have had the decency to tell me directly. At no time was I ever given any indication that I would not be able to continue to do the work I have loved at the network. It is clear that there are some larger issues at play. I was informed by my agent that I have been terminated by CNN. I am stunned” *Earlier co-anchored the 5 p.m. newscast for NBC5 News in Chicago, Lemon joined CNN where he quickly rose the ranks, Don Lemon Tonight launched in 2014 in a primetime slot, co-moderated a 2020 Democratic Presidential Debate and covered breaking news stories for CNN including the death of Queen Elizabeth II; last year’s school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, the crisis in Ukraine and served as a correspondent across CNN/U.S. programming prior to his departure *“The rumor, which is riddled with patently false anecdotes and no concrete evidence, is entirely based on unsourced, unsubstantiated, 15-year-old anonymous gossip. It’s amazing and disappointing that Variety magazine would be so reckless in their publication”-spokesman for Lemon stated in a statement *”Don will forever be a part of the CNN family, and we thank him for his contributions over the past 17 years. We wish him well and will be cheering him on in his future endeavors”-CNN CEO Chris Licht *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Senior Investigative Editor

UNCEREMONIOUS MEDIA EXIT: CNN Fired Me, Ruined My Life, My Reputation, Put Me in the Unemployment Market after a dedicated Service of 17 years-DON LEMON lament in tears …says: ‘I am Heartbroken, Not told My Offense or given any chance to...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: I Am Returning into Active Journalism, will engage in Farming-FEMI Adesina, Senior Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media & Communications …Mr President has done well in the areas of security, reviving the economy and will leave the country far better *‘2023 election will be Free, Fair and Peaceful from Federal to States, at Executive and Legislative levels’ *‘In President Buhari’s administration, the economy is diversified: oil is now accounting for less than 10% of the Gross Domestic Product, we now get more from Agriculture, ICT, Services, and other areas and the economy inches up quarter after quarter’ *‘Issues of fuel price, food rise inflation are being tackled as expeditiously as possible, We are winning against all saboteurs in the Nigerian government’ *‘Our legacy: A safer country, Secure, more prosperous. A diversified and growing economy. Revived infrastructure; roads, bridges, rail, airports etc. A polity where corruption is abhorred, and punished when discovered. A country that the people believe in, and see as their very own. A country that has a bright future’ *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Senior Investigative Editor

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: I Am Returning into Active Journalism, will engage in Farming-FEMI Adesina, Senior Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media & Communications …Mr President has done well in the areas of security, reviving...

Making AFRICA proud Overseas: Nigerian born former PUNCH Reporter, ARTHUR ‘KUNLE FALAYI lead American newspaper Data Journalism section in Arizona …anchors Data and Housing reports for USA Today, previously covered business for BBC News for over 4 years *Fellow of Thomas Foundation in Digital and Multimedia Communication London covers housing insecurity, skilled in map, chart, use of Python, Javascript, data scraping; Qgis, ai2html; Web Design, Cascading Style Sheets and multiple data tools *ex-FRCN celebrated earlier as a Visiting Journalist in London Telegraph Newspaper *Holds Master’s degree of Science at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Master’s degree in Industrial and Labour Relations at University of Lagos, Bachelor’s degree in English and Literary Studies at University of Ado Ekiti; Professional Diploma in Public Relations at Nigerian Institute of Public Relations *Won Best Reporting on Water and Sanitation, Rotary Humanitarian Reporting Award 2014, Education Reporter of the Year 2014, Overall Winner, Promasidor Quill Awards 2014; Co-Winner, 2014 Best Report on Children, Science Reporter of the Year 2015 (Runner-up), Zimeo Excellence in Media Awards 2017; Agriculture Reporter of the Year 2017, DAME Award 2018 *Worked as a Business journalist July 2019-Oct 2022 (3 years 4 months), Broadcast journalist March 2018-Jul 2019 (1 year 5 months), Punch Newspaper March 2011-March 2018 (7years 1 month) *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Senior Investigative Editor

Making AFRICA proud Overseas: Nigerian born former PUNCH Reporter, ARTHUR ‘KUNLE FALAYI lead American newspaper Data Journalism section in Arizona  …anchors Data and Housing reports for USA Today, previously covered business for BBC News...

THISNIGERIA media publication will hold every leader accountable-Highly celebrated Nigerian Journalist, ERIC OSAGIE, publisher …vow: ‘we will fight for the voiceless, report the news behind the news, beam our searchlight on hidden happenings and things people, especially the high and mighty do not want reported’ *“We are newspaper of the people for the people. We shall defend both the powerful and the powerless in a country where the rights of the weak and the powerless are often trampled on, we shall provide them a shoulder to lean on and a voice to be heard” *“We will oppose any form of injustice to any Nigerian irrespective of tribe, gender, region, religion or affiliations” *THISNIGERIA has a daily print edition, an e-copy as well as online daily reports *“ERIC OSAGIE is a thoroughly trained investigative journalist with decades of media experience across various mainstream publications in Nigeria. From his evergreen days as Features Editor in National Concord newspaper, worked briefly at ThisDAY publication, Saturday Editor at National Interest Newspapers, MD/Editor-in-chief, at New Telegraph newspaper to the SUN media group where he doubled as Managing Editor/Executive Director (Publications), DMD at The SUN on various occasions; , wrote a famous column called ‘THE FLIPSIDE’ since 2000. He is the author of ‘THE BIG INTERVIEWS’ presented to the public in 2019. ‘THE BIG INTERVIEWS’ featured his exclusive chit-chat with major Nigerian newsmakers including: Muhammadu Buhari, T.Y. Danjuma, Dim Emeka Ojukwu; Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, Shuehu Shagari, Victor Malu among other leaders.This Edo state born softly-spoken; ever-smiling, humble media giant is a newsman devoid of any scandal, an administrative icon and media mentor to millions of reporters”-Editorial Board, Naija Standard Newspaper *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Senior Investigative EDITOR

THISNIGERIA media publication will hold every leader accountable-Highly celebrated Nigerian Journalist, ERIC OSAGIE, publisher …vow: ‘we will fight for the voiceless, report the news behind the news, beam our searchlight on hidden happenings...

Inspirational: INSIDE Story of STEVE OSUNSAMI, Nigerian broadcasting ‘kid’ riding on the wings of ABC News in America for 25 years *Reigns as a senior national correspondent contributing for World News with David Muir, ‘Good Morning America’ *Born into a poor family of Nigerian immigrants’ parents, graduated from University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana *Started journalism as an Illinois Broadcasting Association intern and writing for ‘The Daily Illini’ helped launch media career *Worked at WREX-TV in Rockford, Illinois, WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and at KOMO-TV in Seattle before becoming a correspondent for ABC News *Covered riots in Baltimore and Ferguson Missouri to the 2000 United States presidential election recount in Florida, and the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at the Charleston church shooting in 2015 *Subject of political debate as an African-American reporter who showed emotion live on the air on the night of the election of the nation’s first black president, Barack Obama *Celebrated media practitioner has won or been nominated for many awards, including a 2016 National Emmy Award *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICA Senior Investigative Editor

Inspirational: INSIDE Story of STEVE OSUNSAMI, Nigerian broadcasting ‘kid’ riding on the wings of ABC News in America for 25 years *Reigns as a senior national correspondent contributing for World News with David Muir, ‘Good Morning America’ *Born...

LIFE@70: Renowned Editor, DELE GIWA mentored Dimgba Igwe & I in Investigative Journalism-Africa’s famous journalist, MIKE AWOYINFA …Says: ‘My ambition is to become number one biographer in Nigeria, I believe biography is a higher form of journalism’ *‘In Weekend Concord of those days, we were ready to ‘die’ to get stories’ *Quote: “I thank God because everything I wanted to be as a journalist, I have been. As the features editor in National Concord, I changed the orientation about feature writing, to let people know that a feature story is a good human angle story. It is about people. A feature should bring in things that will make people laugh, and also cry. It was based on the ‘revolution’ I brought that I was invited by the Managing Director of the company, Dr Doyin Abiola, to start the Weekend Concord. Whatever one does, people are watching one. There is no way one does well and one will not rise. There is nothing wrong with being ambitious. I was very ambitious. Early on, I decided that I wanted to get to the highest height of the profession. Editing the ‘Weekend Concord’ was one of my highest achievements” *BY KEHINDE AJOSE/MEDIA Correspondent, Lagos

LIFE@70: Renowned Editor, DELE GIWA mentored Dimgba Igwe & I in Investigative Journalism-Africa’s famous journalist, MIKE AWOYINFA …Says: ‘My ambition is to become number one biographer in Nigeria, I believe biography is a higher form...

WORLD EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Everyone is asking how Nigerian Politicians raise N100million to buy Presidential Nomination Forms as Public Office Holders -SEYE KEHINDE, City People Media Group Publisher…My colleagues and I led Investigative Guerrilla Journalism in Nigeria fighting oppressive Military Junta to a standstill as Editor of TEMPO Magazine, we were publishing underground * Missing $75,000 cash at the political convergence of the All Progressive Congress ought to have been captured on CCTV, monumental fraud have the support of some insiders who are so sure that nothing will come out of it *Big time Nigerian political players deliberately raised the bar of nomination forms to edge out the youths, Plans on-going to expand City people magazine into other African countries *Commend senior colleagues who were founding fathers of The News Magazine: Mr Bayo Onanuga, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, Mr Idowu Obasa; Mr Dapo Olorunyomi and Mr Kunle Ajibade, Mother raised him to be humble in life *General ethics of the press comes with good journalism practice, relationship with Kunle Bakare, Femi Akintunde-Johnson, Dele Momodu; Mayor Akinpelu always intact *“Media practitioners have been holding the government accountable. Public office holders don’t care any longer. No one cares and things are done with impunity. So bad is the situation that corruption is now so rampant. And public office holders have become so brazen in the way they mismanage funds” *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Senior Investigative Editor

WORLD EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Everyone is asking how Nigerian Politicians raise N100million to buy Presidential Nomination Forms as Public Office Holders-OLUSEYE OLUGBEMIGA KEHINDE, City People Media Group Publisher … My colleagues and I led...

NIGERIA is only the best country in Africa that enables Fairest Free Press-Minister of Information & Culture, Lai Mohammed …‘Our country has a vibrant enabling environment, pluralistic freedom for press’ *Nigerian media will never be a threat but key partners in the progress of the country *“It is a well-known fact that freedom of expression is a fundamental human right enshrined in our various statutes and legal mechanisms, a key feature of democracy across the world. Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights captures this succinctly” *“We launched a national campaign against fake news and hate speech in 2018. It was a campaign that brought the issue to the front burner of our national discourse. Journalists within the West African sub-region should join hands with our various governments to curb the activities of journalists who taint the our image, good works and put to disgrace the ethos and professionalism of this very important profession” *BY SADE OLAYIWOLE/MEDIA Staff Writer, Abuja

NIGERIA is only the best country in Africa that enables Fairest Free Press -Minister of Information & Culture, Lai Mohammed …‘Our country has a vibrant enabling environment, pluralistic freedom for press’ *Nigerian media will never...