Tinubu threatens to sue AIT over documentary, demands N20 billion damages

Bola Tinubu

A National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has threatened to sue the owners of African Independent Television for airing a documentary he deemed defamatory “in all respects”.

In a letter dated March 2, 2015, to the management of Daar Communications Limited, owners of AIT, Mr. Tinubu gave the organization 24 hours to apologize and retract the publication.

“We are surprised that your media house – and we hold you responsible for the documentary – lacks simple ability to know what is justifiable for publication or understand that freedom of expression does not include deliberate defamation of character,” Mr. Tinubu said in the letter by his lawyer, Tunji Abayomi.

The hour-long documentary, aired on March 1 at 11 p.m., and titled “Unmasking the Real Tinubu” showcased various properties and companies across Lagos purportedly owned by Mr. Tinubu, described as “Nigeria’s biggest landlord”.

The programme also claimed that Mr. Tinubu was “charged for narcotics” in 1993 in the United States.

Mr. Tinubu said that since he was not running for political office, he found the publication about his life “utterly absurd, disrespectful of media responsibility, ethically abusive, malicious and unbecoming of a public institution raised into prominence by shareholders’ funds”.

“More disturbing is your representation that the said documentary was ‘sponsored’ without disclosing the ‘sponsors’. You cannot under law, hide under media freedom or freedom of expression to maliciously injure a citizen’s reputation,” Mr. Tinubu said.

Mr. Tinubu warned the TV station against a repeat broadcast of the documentary which he further described as “indefensibly false and malicious.”

“Also note that we are claiming damages of N20 billion from your Company/Media house for the expressly defamatory publication in issue. Failure of which, we will immediately initiate an action against you.”


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  • bib

    You are the right track, Sir. AIT has thrown its renown reputation to the dog. That it was this same AIT that championed the struggle against Obj ‘s 3rd term and really made it impossible really makes one wonder their present stand.

    • Pete

      This is just your opinion.
      I don’t think I ever heard your name among the geniuses of the world!

      • bib

        Your on name is No1! But this forum is for opinions!

  • Bayo

    Raymond Dokpesi is a sycophant. Shame on him.

    • Frank Bassey

      That is not the issue Bayo. The issue is the revelation in the documentary.

  • Dapo Okoya

    How interesting.. The man owns half of Lagos Island..He can’t win any suit against AIT..All the disclaimer is just for show..Jonathan also owns half of ABJ and that’s the truth..All these politicians are looters..end of story.

    • Frank Bassey

      If Jonathan owns half of Abuja, do a documentary.

      • Shehu Mamman

        What a response!

  • Strong System

    AIT whose owner was almost roped into terrorism simply because he was with IBB in 2011, by this same government, is allowing himself to be used in an unprofessional way.
    Which way Nigeria?

    • Onike24

      Isn’t it all about money? Idiots

      • Pete

        Cry a river, dude!

  • AY

    Love this so much. When you guys abuse a sitting president , he never for a single asked his lawyer to sue you guys. Let there be tooth for a tooth… i dey laugh..

  • Frank Bassey

    When you engage those reptiles to publicly abuse the President of the federation in your television and radio, you think the President does not know the way to the court. Please go to court and expose yourself to further ridicule. You think AIT would aid a documentary like that without examining the legal implications? Let the documentary continue …

    • NTT

      Be specific, where was JONA abused, this the president that was prostituting from one church to another bribing pastors and community leaders just to hold on to power.

      • Pete

        You are complaining about what is being dished out to Tinubu. Do you have proofs for these allegations of yours?

  • Na me O

    Bola Tinubu:

    IS THIS ONE LIBEL TOO, THIS ONE WE SEE KROKORO
    WITH OUR TWO EYES EVERYDAY ON IKORODU ROAD
    IN THE CENTRE OF LAGOS, WHERE UTTERLY ROGUISH

    DEALINGS WITH LAGOS’ TREASURY BY RAJI FASHOLA
    AND HIS MUSLIM MUJAHEDEENS HAVE CAUSED $3.7B
    DEBT IN LAGOS STATE AND CAUSED MASS POVERTY
    RESULTING IN A VERY VIOLENT CITY OF MASS MURDER:

  • Encore

    Bola Tinubu:

    IS THIS ONE LIBEL TOO, THIS ONE WE SEE KROKORO
    WITH OUR TWO EYES EVERYDAY ON IKORODU ROAD
    IN THE CENTRE OF LAGOS, WHERE UTTERLY ROGUISH
    DEALINGS WITH LAGOS’ TREASURY BY RAJI FASHOLA
    AND HIS MUSLIM MUJAHEDEENS HAVE CAUSED $3.7B
    DEBT IN LAGOS STATE AND CAUSED MASS POVERTY
    RESULTING IN A VERY VIOLENT CITY OF MASS MURDER:

    • Elijah Moses

      Christians yearning for an Islamic State of Nigeria

      There’s no political solution whatsoever to APC’s Islamism. It is far worse than apartheid.
      Islamism is the deadliest virus in any multi-religious society. Of the evil thousand demons
      stalking Nigeria – including Jonathan’s muddled policy priorities and his laxity on corruption,
      none is worse toxic than the rabid Islamism both Muhammadu Buhari and Bola Tinubu stoke.

      A country that thumb-prints to elect Muhammadu Buhari authorizes him to spread Sharia Law
      to the 36 states of Nigeria. Such country would forfeit international help against the ensuing
      Islamic State of Nigeria because under international law, the United Nations is not permitted to
      overturn the free votes cast voluntarily by Christians yearning for an Islamic State of Nigeria.

      • Chief Badejo

        Buhari is in soup. What is he going to say to a court of law on alleged perjury?
        He has already sworn on oath that his credentials are with the Army Board.
        But the Army has refuted that by saying it NEVER keeps original certificates.

        • Pastor Jones

          “Islamism means the deliberate mis-use of Koranic verses to usurp executive powers
          of a state or country to the exclusion of all non-Muslims; through a combination of threat,
          stealth and terror – including the bribes given to stupefy some Christian pastors, journalists,
          and prelates, into a false belief that the monopoly of state power by Muslims is accidental,
          so that in turn, the Christian Pastors and the journalists could be coaxed to pass the lies on,
          so that the Pastors then mis-preach to their congregation to forget about Muslim monopoly
          of the kingdom of this earth, and rather instead look up to the skies with a hope of inheriting
          the kingdom of God when Elijah makes a return journey to this world in his chariot of fire.”

  • Lawrence Agha

    Mr Bola Tinubu, as a leader of the opposition party, APC, is a public figure, therefore, the said documentary if the contents are true should not be hidden from the Nigerian public. The fact that Mr Bola Tinubu, is not running for political office today does not mean that the media cannot inform the general public when they have informations at their disposal, afterall, he was the Governor of Lagos State few years ago. Much of what was reported above is not a revelation in itself, because, the same information has been circulating within the social media. Instead of sueing for an imaginary 20billion Naira, Mr Bola Tinubu and his lawyer should state which part of the documentary is false and which one is accurate, that way, he will come out large.

    • Onike24

      It is for the makers of the documentary to prove that what they said is true, based on cold hard facts, not he said/ she said, known as hearsay.

      • Pete

        Do you have proof for all the spurious corruption allegations that you people bandy about concerning Jonathan and his appointees?

        • Onike24

          Really, the term ” res Ipsa” comes to mind here! Proof? Proof? Proof! That we are fast becoming a failed state? My work is Nigeria, and not one good indice is coming out of Nigeria, corruption destroys, and it destroys absolutely!

  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    Tinubu may not be contesting elections at the moment, but he has held public office before and has used it to acquire ill-gotten wealth. Being a major player in Nigerian politics, he is a a legitimate target. AIT should discountenance his empty threat and air that documentary again, now that Tinubu himself has advertised it. Meanwhile, Tunji Abayomi’s English is pathetic. Television houses don’t publish, they broadcast.

    • boliatepa

      Orafidiyagbe, you are still alive?

  • evi

    Tinubu never see anything. He has been using billions to bribe both local and international media to spread propaganda against Jonathan.He and his lackeys in apc have insulted, undermined Jonathan and his office. Now that the tables have turned he is whining. Tinubu is the most corrupt human being in Nigeria who is not satisfied with the billions he steals from lagos and the power he wields but wants to spread his evil tentacles all over nigeria through buhari.

    • Gran puba

      And if Fashola had the balls, he would have shut Tinubu down years ago. A Governor that connived his way to super leader in Yoruba land just because the real leaders gave up their roles. You can inspire to premiership but do it with set rules and procedures and not result to lies, propagandas, schemes and scans.

  • Comfortkay

    AIT is PDP

    • IAMAFRICAN

      There is nothing bad about that. Punch is APC and insults the president every day. GEJ brought freedom to the land and I guess Buhari and Tinubu must learn to live in a true democratic nation.

      • NoMoreKindergartenPresident!

        There was freedom of expression in Nigeria before GEJ was born. Shut up your mouth if you don’t know what to say

        • IAMAFRICAN

          You should have said ‘clueless’ in 1985. there was freedom of expression in Nigeria before GEJ was born. LOL,

      • Comfortkay

        Please tell me the full meaning of AIT?

  • progress

    Raymond Dokpesi. Just earned his name a place in the exclusive list of Shame, Nigerians are watching!

    • IAMAFRICAN

      How? For owning an information house? AIT is a media house and in Nigeria there is freedom to information. Jonathan signed a bill and the bill is called Freedom of expression. Welcome to true DEMOCRACY.

      • PureNigerian

        You are so daft, so because of freedom of information it is alright for you to associate me with what i don’t belong.
        How do you people reason?

      • Onike24

        Did you go to school? Can people just broadcast what ever they want, without verifying and being able to justify the facts they claim?

        • King Carlos

          na 1 of those Asari Dokubo bois na.. d guy no get sense.

          • IAMAFRICAN

            Dokubo? Who’s that?

          • Onike24

            None of them do! It seems stupidity and illiteracy is a required qualification to support Don nothing, know nothing.

        • IAMAFRICAN

          Was the alleged missing 50 billion a verified story?

          • Onike24

            Which one? Jonathan said America will know, didn’t he? Did he refute it? A man that is told that trillions extra budgetary funds have gone walkabout and all does is to ask the Finance minister what her friends at the world bank think??? What more proof do you want? His minister was accused of spending six times the cost of an item to procure it; and he didn’t investigate? A man who pardoned both a convicted thief and a convicted homosexual Peadophile in one fell swoop! Jonathan himself is crime on legs; every word he says is a lie. Such a joke!

        • Pete

          Just like Punch, Sahara Reporters, Premium Times, Channels, TVC, etc do, abi?

        • MrFesh+Ifebuche+Paschal

          And who told you thru didn’t verify the facts? Are you angry that what they carried is true?

      • King Carlos

        Ode…it is Jonathan that brought freedom of speech to your village abi.

        • IAMAFRICAN

          Yes, he signed the FOI bill.

  • Raymond

    Pastor Osinbajo resigns ahead for Bola Tinubu’s take-over?

    “Forced to choose between the two, there can be no question that the PDP is by far the lesser evil.
    Those whom the gods wish to destroy, they first make mad. The APC plan for a Muslim/Muslim ticket
    in this day and age, in Nigeria, is nothing short of madness. It will not fly.

    It will not only be rejected outright by Nigerians, it will tear the APC apart. Indeed, it is already beginning to do so.
    Bola Tinubu cannot be elected vice-president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He cannot even win a free
    and fair election in Lagos today. That is how unpopular he has become in his South-West heartland.
    It did not help matters he was quoted as insulting virtually all Yoruba traditional rulers.”

    ….…..Femi Aribisala

    (June 24, 2014)

  • Raymond (Journalist)

    Pastor Osinbajo resigns ahead for Bola Tinubu’s take-over?

    “Forced to choose between the two, there can be no question that the PDP is by far the lesser evil.
    Those whom the gods wish to destroy, they first make mad. The APC plan for a Muslim/Muslim ticket
    in this day and age, in Nigeria, is nothing short of madness. It will not fly.

    It will not only be rejected outright by Nigerians, it will tear the APC apart. Indeed, it is already beginning to do so.
    Bola Tinubu cannot be elected vice-president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He cannot even win a free
    and fair election in Lagos today. That is how unpopular he has become in his South-West heartland.
    It did not help matters he was quoted as insulting virtually all Yoruba traditional rulers.”

    ….…..Femi Aribisala

    (June 24, 2014)

    • Law Villa

      • A person shall not be qualified for election to the office of President if he has
      presented a forged certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission.

      ……SECTION 137 (1) 1999 CONSTITUTION

      • Al Jihad

        “Sharia should be introduced in full across Nigeria. I will continue to show openly
        and inside me the total commitment to the Sharia movement that is sweeping
        all over Nigeria. God willing, we will NOT stop the agitation for total implementation
        of Sharia in the country. It is a legal responsibility which God has given us, within the
        context of one Nigeria, to continue to uphold the practice of Sharia wholeheartedly.
        What remains for Muslims in Nigeria is for them to re-double their efforts and educate
        Muslims on the need to promote the full implementation of Sharia law.”

        …….General Muhammadu Buhari

        (August, 2001)

      • NoMoreKindergartenPresident!

        GEJ is not qualified by reason of his mental state

      • Truth

        You never tire? Your sponsors are already tired of this. Say something else dumbo

        • Folabi

          Judges of several High Courts are just warming up to enter into the field on this case.

          • Phicomba

            “The number of cases filed against the All Progressives
            Congress presidential candidate, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), over
            alleged non-submission of his academic certificates to the Independent National
            Electoral Commission, has risen to at least 10. Our source confirmed 10 of the cases on
            Wednesday though more suits might have been filed.

            Eight of the 10 confirmed suits are before the Federal High
            Court in Abuja, one before a Chief Magistrate’s Court in Abuja and one other
            before the Federal High Court in Umuahia, Abia State.

            The one before the Chief Magistrate’s Court, a direct
            criminal complaint, is seeking the trial of Buhari for alleged perjury for
            making a false claim on oath of possessing academic qualifications. The suit,
            before Chief Magistrate Abubakar Babashani of the FCT Magistrate Court, wants
            Buhari “to be brought to book” for allegedly claiming on oath that he had a
            certificate he did not obtain.”

            ….The Punch

            (February 26th, 2015)

  • Maria

    If I were Tinubu I will claim 5o billions from this criminal called Dokpesi, next time, he will think twice before allowing ediots use his media for defamation.

    • Pete

      But you love it when Punch, Premium Times., , SaharaReporters; Channels, The Nation, etc attack Jonathan and PDP.
      Double standards!

      • Maria

        Jonathan should go to court or is anyone stopping him?

        • MrFesh+Ifebuche+Paschal

          Why not allow thiefnubu to enjoy his court process. Why must moronia integer?

        • TrueNja

          FYI – we Nigerians have more trust in people’s court and media than court. Those who live in the glass house should not throw stones.

  • Uche Fanfinc

    Nigerians we need to put our country in order

  • Gran puba

    I guess u people do not really want true freedom of speech and press. Helloooooo!!!!!! AIT is a private TV station offering services to any one including Tinubu, PPP, APC, PDP, DDD, or whoever wants to pay. I wish Tinubu sues for N100b. The lawyers will happily take his money.

  • B. Taire

    Dear Editor Premium Times,

    Bola Tinubu: Theft and Conversion of Lagos Assets

    Bola Ahmed Tinubu has fundamental human right to sue anyone for violation of his rights.
    Everyone else has the same right to sue Bola Tinubu for larceny, defalcation and theft.
    The AIT did its duty by publishing but also has a correlative duty to show it acted fairly.

    It is otherwise a matter of public interest that’s justified for publication that Bola Tinubu –
    without inheriting any wealth; ancient or modern – is attributed as owner of state assets
    in excess of his total income in the eight years he was elected into public office. Therefore,
    regardless AIT published this report, Lagos state assets from 1999 shall be probed in June.
    All official thieves who stole or converted Lagos state properties shall be convicted and jailed.

    • APC Change

      Swearing falsely on oath is corruption. It is in fact the worst form of corruption.
      And for that reason Bola Tinubu’s University of Chicago case is now on appeal.
      To save the APC a further ridicule of perjury, the the way to go is as follows; viz:

      • Truth

        Sing another song. People have moved on.

        • Duduosun

          @Truth:

          Yes, but the Courts have moved in. Sensible Nigerians have now filed eleven (11)
          lawsuits to bring Muhamadu Buhari to justice on this WASC issue verging on perjury.

          • Phicomba

            “The number of cases filed against the All Progressives
            Congress presidential candidate, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), over
            alleged non-submission of his academic certificates to the Independent National
            Electoral Commission, has risen to at least 10. Our source confirmed 10 of the cases on
            Wednesday though more suits might have been filed.

            Eight of the 10 confirmed suits are before the Federal High
            Court in Abuja, one before a Chief Magistrate’s Court in Abuja and one other
            before the Federal High Court in Umuahia, Abia State.

            The one before the Chief Magistrate’s Court, a direct
            criminal complaint, is seeking the trial of Buhari for alleged perjury for
            making a false claim on oath of possessing academic qualifications. The suit,
            before Chief Magistrate Abubakar Babashani of the FCT Magistrate Court, wants
            Buhari “to be brought to book” for allegedly claiming on oath that he had a
            certificate he did not obtain.”

            ….The Punch

            (February 26th, 2015)

          • kkk

            If the sponsor of the documentary and its AIT accesory are sure of their facts, they ought to have taken the matter to the appropriate security agency to facilitate the criminal prosecution of Tinubu rather than resort to mischief.

          • TrueNja

            The sponsor of the documentary and AIT did the right thing b’cos Nigeria people’s court cannot be bought unlike Nigeria judiciary.

  • charles

    Dokpesi…shameless drunk is their for the highest bidder…but ve got a bad news for them…this movement to install GMB is beyond Tinubu…its a national united front to enthrone change…and virtually all GMB followers are die hards..who have already cast their votes..these PDP clowns are in truth clueless and incompetent…for their information they contributed in making GMB so popular and acceptable…tick it…PDP is a dead man walking…the game is over.

    • Pete

      In your dreams!
      Empty barrels make the most noise.
      APC will continually have its say while PDP will have its way.
      For example, the elections failed Buhari in February in spite of APC threats of fire and brimstone.

      • charles

        U sound hollow and empty…so I can’t dignify you with a logical response..

  • citizenka

    Court or no court PDP or no PDP APC or no APC AIT or no AIT Sponsored or Free Tinubu and his lawyers should simply defend and refute each claim,
    If the documentary is false then AIT and those behind will pay if it is true then Tinubu should pay.

  • jokesh

    so they can still be denying all their activities of the past now trying to stop freedom of speech but when Channel TV was doing same against PDP nobody complaining #no2buhari

  • Bright-78

    The stage is set, let watch and see how it plays out. If AiT and whoever produced the documentary feel they have no need to withdraw the any of the contents in the documentary, then Tinubu’s lawyers will have to proceed and sue. We’re watching

  • Charlotte

    Bottom line is all these politicians are the same. There are no righteous politicians in this country. Let us ask muazu, odili, Alams, shekarau, diezani, anenih, ahmadu ali, obasanjo, Jonathan to mention a few, are spending the money the went into office with. They all went into government and became wealthy overnight. Shebi we all know how patience was caught with millions of dollars. Was it money she had before her husband became governor? Whilst I’m not condoning Tinubu’s bad behavior, let us remember that this isn’t about him but Buhari. PDP should show me which of their politicians is clean. Let Dokpesi continue practicing stomach television we shall see when the chickens come home to roost. What I know is that after all is said and done let them allow if use our PVC and card reader. Lobatan!

    • Pete

      You miss the point.
      APC are the chief finger-pointers. They conveniently forget Buhari’s 2.8b dollar missing oil money and 25billion naira PTF funds in addition to Tinubu’s continuous rape of APC states.
      Does APC corruption have another name?

    • kkk

      Thank you for this enlightening comment.You make my day.God bless you.

    • TrueNja

      Call a spade a spade, APC southwest leaders are more corrupt than PDP. It is just unfortunate that GMB is dining with the fraudulent APC leaders.

      • Charlotte

        Ditto to you. Call a spade a spade, jonathan and his cohorts are kleptomaniacs. I don’t see GMB complaining.

  • SAM .A

    Raymond Dokpesi is a shameless creek media owner, he will go all four before Tinubu. When the retraction and apology is taken place Tinubu should put it on video and ask Dokpesi to play it for his viewers.. He narrowly escape terrorist charge and bankrupt .

    • kkk

      Is Dokpesi himself clean?

  • Philip Musa

    Tinubu, talk is cheap! If you have the balls, go to court and stop talking nonsense.

  • Philip Musa

    AIT, abeg run the documentary everyday until the eve of election! Let the world know the real criminals of Nigeria!!!

    • King Carlos

      U see yourself, os Tinubu the one running for election?

      • IAMAFRICAN

        That’s an open secret. So you don’t know?

      • GideonOrkarII

        have you seen this picture?

      • Philip Musa

        Abeg AIT, include the Buhari documentary as well. Milk it ’till it’s dry! Show the world the so called ‘change’ mongers!!!

        • kkk

          I expect you to be joined as a co- defendant in the suit against AIT.

      • kkk

        I beg help me ask them.Envy will kill some people.

    • kkk

      See Mr Saint

  • O.Majeks

    BOLA TINUBU: EXPLAIN THIS SCAM

    Between May 1999 and now, Lagos state government has earned $40 billion dollars
    as revenues but the money – less salary and running expenses – was partly shared
    between Bola Tinubu, and Raji Fashola under corporate guise in the worst scam ever
    in modern Yoruba history.

    In 2012, Lagos state floated a loan bond of ₦87.5 billion loan in November to borrow
    at 14.5% interest rate and got public investors to subscribe for repayment with interest
    but once the bond was fully subscribed, Raji Fashola took 40% of that money –
    about 35 billion Naira or so – and handed it over in cash to Alhaji Bola Ahmed Tinubu,
    via bogus corporate fronts, namely: (a) Lekki Concession Company, (b) ARM company,
    and, (c) Hitech company
    ; in a bogus “buy-back deal” of a supposed concession right
    on the 15-kilometre Lekki Expressway.

    • Ola Majekodunmi

      …..(2) BOLA TINUBU: EXPLAIN THIS SCAM

      This patently corrupt deal was ostensibly to buy back Lagos state ‘concession rights’
      on the Lekki tolled Expressway, according to Raji Fashola, but what the corrupt and
      clever by half Raji Fashola did not say is that the land at issue belongs to Lagos state
      and was never sold to Bola Tinubu’s companies in the first place.

      Or did Bola Tinubu’s companies invest 35 billion Naira developing the road.

      In other words, by sheer fraud, Raji Fashola paid Bola Tinubu 25 years profit upfront;
      without any work, A lien was then imposed on Lagos state allocation of federal revenue
      for the next 3 years to pay for this 80 billion Naira bond debt by all Lagos residents,
      on top of another $3.7 billion dollars of debt Raji Fashola has so far incurred,
      without any sustainable project to show for it; a debt equal to gross future income
      of Lagos state from Nigeria’s federal allocation in the next 3½ years.

      • kkk

        See Mr Saint

    • King Carlos

      Mumu, using two accounts to spread unsubstantiated statements.

      • Dele

        @King Carlos,

        Life no get duplicate O. Why the Majeks no go do disguise? They say Jonathan now has spy
        machine to monitor everything everybody is doing on the internet in that country, no be so?

    • O.Majeks

      …..(2) BOLA TINUBU: EXPLAIN THIS SCAM

      This patently corrupt deal was ostensibly to buy back Lagos state ‘concession rights’
      on the Lekki tolled Expressway, according to Raji Fashola, but what the corrupt and
      clever by half Raji Fashola did not say is that the land at issue belongs to Lagos state
      and was never sold to Bola Tinubu’s companies in the first place.

      Or did Bola Tinubu’s companies invest 35 billion Naira developing the road.

      In other words, by sheer fraud, Raji Fashola paid Bola Tinubu 25 years profit upfront;
      without any work, A lien was then imposed on Lagos state allocation of federal revenue
      for the next 3 years to pay for this 87.5 billion Naira bond debt by all Lagos residents,
      on top of another $3.7 billion dollars of debt Raji Fashola has so far incurred,
      but without any sustainable project to show for it; a debt equal to gross future income
      of Lagos state from Nigeria’s federal allocation in the next 3½ years.

      • burning spear

        THE THING AGAIN IS THAT APC HAS A WAY OF USING THE MEDIA–TO COVER HER–CORRUPT LADEN TRACKS—-FROM CERTIFICATE FORGERIES TO LAND GRAB

        • Raymond

          “No fewer than 10 cases have been filed in court against Muhammadu Buhari
          The one before the Chief Magistrate’s Court, a direct criminal complaint,

          is seeking the trial of Buhari for alleged perjury for making a false claim

          on oath of possessing academic qualifications. The suit, before

          Chief Magistrate Abubakar Babashani of the FCT Magistrate Court,

          wants Buhari “to be brought to book” for allegedly claiming on oath
          that he had a certificate he did not obtain.”

      • kkk

        See Mr Saint.

        • Toke St Franklin

          but you say GEJ is corrupt?

    • kkk

      Ser Mr Saint

      • Lydia Ohiero Odey

        KKK, you should be ashamed that you are the only one jumping on people’s comments to defend thiefnibu of all thieves.

  • King Carlos

    They targeted Buhari but they failed, now it’s Tinubu, before election they might come after Lai Muhammed and Joe Igbokwe. This shows the lack of substance in the PDP campaign.

    • burning spear

      SOON U WILL AGAIn TELL US Tinubus mouth which is filled with maggots does not stink-

    • Pete

      While Buhari is evil, Tinubu is Satan!

  • audu

    Audu
    AIT is very notorious for airing lies in the name of documentary. Remember the documentary on Buhari which they claimed they verified and that all the issues raised therein were true, yet we watched a documentary which claimed that “Ghana must go” and Gloria Okon drug issues, these events which even a jss3 student of history knows happened during the regimes of Shagari and Babangida respectively took place during Buhari regime. What a shame! AIT has lost sense of responsible journalism.

    • Pete

      Do you want to do a counter-documentary?
      Though it’s hard to accept, you know in your heart of hearts that Tinubu is all that the documentary says and more!

      • kkk

        You guys will die of envy. Just tell me the position of Tinubu in public service today that would warrant his being given so much attention by these PDP saints.Rather than hold those in government accountable you are distracting attention to Tinubu.

        • TrueNja

          But he was once in public service not long ago and we Nigerians need to know how he acquired his wealth. All you Tinubu e-rats should accept the fact that your thiefing boss is more corrupt than Jonathan.

  • GideonOrkarII

    Does anybody know why Lai Mohammed wears pampers?

  • chi boss

    Like the documentary wasnt true, i like the courage the AIT had in airing all the evil things that APC members have done. Tinubu, it seems like your campaign money has been exhausted. Be mindful of what you say as your dirty linens might be washed in public.. #NO2BUHARI

  • MC

    Tinubu, please use this occasion to write your name in gold on the sand of time by accepting, for once that the documentary is true. You truly own major properties in Lagos. From Oriental Hotel to First Nation etc. Opolo eyes!

  • korona melvin

    SUE AIT? VERY FUNNY, SUE THEM AND MORE TRUTH WILL BE REVEALED. AIT IS JUST DOING THEIR JOBS AND TINUBU SHOULD KEEP DREAMING OVER 20 BILLION DAMAGES HE IS DEMANDING. #GEJ4NAIJA

    • kkk

      AIT is doing a wrong job if it would trample on people rights in the name of broadcasting.To me, that is the height of irresponsibility and I think the station must be held liable.

  • Kola Adekola

    Sue AIT? Lol! All na maut.

  • Goodluck_Nigeria

    WATCH JUSTICE IBRAHIM BUBA

    No doubt Bola Tinubu will take the case to Justice Ibrahim Buba who will as usual deliver a judgement written and approved in Bola Tinubu’s bedroom.

  • TRUTH MASTER

    It is high time this jeun jeun TV station was sued! They have not paid the salaries of their workers for months despite their hatchet jobs. Now they may even go down if and when the court rules against them. Of course they will pay huge damages. Owning a TV station is not a licence for irresponsibility. About Time!

    • Pete

      Though it’s hard to accept, you know in your heart of hearts that Tinubu is all that the documentary says and more!

    • Patrick

      So, e dey pain Thiefnubu? How about all the thrash his Nation newspaper dishes out everyday; all the falsehood and half-truths they push out? Dat one no be breach of individual freedom too? Yeye dey smell follow Thiefnubu. In fact, yeye baff am!

      • TRUTH MASTER

        Sue the Nation too if you feel aggrieved!

  • Pete

    It’s plain to see the guilt that is written all over this statement by Tinubu.

  • grace folarin

    Tinubu a quick way to earn a quick buck yea? there was no lie in that documentary. your argument with them is because you are seeking any public office. what happened when u first ran for govr. of lagos state? it shows you re not credible nor reliable so stop showing off ursef like u re. #GEJ4NAIJA

  • Obingwa

    Wt ar u waitin for sue dem, collect $20m to complete ur campaign , we still need money.

  • Garden-City Boy

    Waitee make I commot my dress……dat na SHAKARA……SHAKARA OLO JE!!!

  • manager abiola

    Stupidity, dont sue AIT sue me i gave out all your secret i worked closely with you and i am sure GEJ is responsible for your freedom by now you would have in kuje, immediately EFCC drop the charge you began to a friend to Asrock, even your last visit after the merger of all blindfolded party you also went to see mr president, i dont blame you at all but the gentle man who wanted to keep his personal principles and believe as a democrat, i am sure you media officers are reading all comments in all the pages of the newspapers both local & foreign. did you remenber how good you spoke to us about GEJ?you even bought drinks and declared to pay for everyone at NICON Hilton Abuja VIP bar that night?
    i gave out this informations about you, you know who i am, you cant get me anymore, am far away now very soon the USA will re-visit your case, you know me.

    The massive looting of Lagos state by the Leader of the Action Congress of Nigeria, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has reached monumental proportion. Tinubu whose companies recently conered a multi billion road construction job in Ogun State, has in his pocket all the juicy contract in all the Action Congress’ states.

    In retrospect, it might be difficult to come to terms with the fact that an individual could hold the entire south west to ransom. There is no doubt that Tinubu has succeeded in buying the Lagos State government, and he has done this using government funds.
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    Whenever someone in Lagos begins to wonder where their 4th mainland bridge went, or what was the fate of the pipe-borne water project, or even where the schools and hospitals had vanished to, there is a silence that contains it all. The largest landlord in Lagos has done as he has pleased, and the rest of the state just has to deal with it. For instance: Number 4, Oyinkan Abayomi (formerly Queens) Drive, Ikoyi: A 5-bedroom detached house on one acre of land which was originally the Lagos State Governor’s guest house since 1979, but which now belongs to Tinubu. The certificate of occupancy of the property valued at N450 million was signed and released to him by Fashola in 2007 shortly after he assumed office.

    Tinubu’s residence at 26 Bourdillon Road, Ikoyi was initially falsely presented as Oando Plc Guest House. Later, he purportedly bought it from Oando, and used public funds to rebuild and renovate it. The Lagos State Government bought the property and paid an undisclosed sum to him and thereafter gave the property back to him under the bogus Pension Bill he signed to law shortly before he left office in 2007. The property is worth over N600 million.

    The annex of the Lagos State Guest House in Asokoro, Abuja was bought by the State Government in 2006 for N450 million, purportedly to protect the main house from security breach. Shortly after Tinubu left office, the property was transferred to him under the pension plan he signed into law before leaving office.

    The 250-hectare land valued at about N35billion and strategically located at the Ajah junction on Lekki Road was initially meant for a General Hospital for the people of Eti-Osa Local Government but was stolen by Tinubu and handed over to Trojan Estate Ltd – a company owned by Deji and Wale Tinubu – to develop as Royal Garden Housing Estate at the expense of the taxpayers of Lagos.

    The 1,000 hectares of land valued at about N75billion located at Lakowe near Abijo at Ibeju-Lekki Local Government and given to Lekki Concession Company (LCC) which is partly- owned by Tinubu and Fashola and being developed as golf course and housing estate by Assets and Resource Management Ltd (ARM) as ADIVA project.

    The prime land of 157 hectares with 2.5km of Atlantic beachfront valued at about N10billion and stolen by Tinubu from the communities of Siriwon, Igbekodo, Apakin, etc in Ibeju-Lekki Local Government and given to Ibukun Fakeye – his crony to build a golf course and luxury villa with little or no compensation to the villagers. In addition, Tinubu paid $20million (N3billion) out of public treasury to Ibukun Fakeye to commence the project in late 2006. Fashola has since released additional funding for this project, which is not owned by the state government.

    The 14-hectare Parkview Ikoyi Estate foreshore land reclaimed by Lagos State Government is now owned by Bola Tinubu.

    While in office, he allocated to himself the former Strabag yard beside the Lagos State Secretariat at Alausa, Ikeja. The property is now being developed into a shopping mall as big as the Palms in Lekki. This is public property brazenly stolen and now owned by Tinubu, aided by Fashola.

    The choice property at Lekki-Epe road on which he built and owns the multi-billion Naira Oriental Hotel and the extension of multi-storey car park beside it. Also, the multi-level recreation centre by Mobil in Oniru Estate on Lekki-Epe road jointly owned with ARM and Tunji Olowolafe. All these assets valued at over N25billion were obtained without paying a kobo to the Lagos State Government.

    Tinubu and Fashola sold the following prime Lagos properties to their personal friend and front – Prince Dipo Eludoyin at very ridiculous prices:

    • The 3.8-hectare of land of Lagos State Fisheries office in VI (beside the Institute of Oceanography) valued at N3billion.

    • The fishery landing jetty at Badore (where the Ilubirin fishermen were to be relocated) valued at N500million

    • The entire Ogudu foreshore scheme initially earmarked for a low-cost housing scheme valued at N5billion

    • The Ilubinrin housing estate (which used to house Lagos state civil servants and judges up till 2007) valued at N2.5billion.

    • The former Julius Berger yard at Oko Orisan, Epe valued at N450million.
    Tinubu raised a loan of N4.7billion on Eko Akete project for which nothing was achieved before he turned around to sell the property to his Chagouri friends of Chagouri & Chagouri and Hitech Construction Ltd at a ridiculously low price at the expense of the taxpayers of Lagos.

    Tinubu applied to personally purchase the Federal Secretariat building while in office. When he couldn’t get to buy it, he directed Fashola to stop the eventual owner of the complex to develop it. The complex is presently wasting away courtesy of the Lagos State Government.

    It took several months of horse trading and underhand payments before Fashola could allow the new owners of 1004 flats to redevelop the complex. Several other buyers of Federal Government properties and developers of properties in Ikoyi, Victoria Island and Government Reservation Area Ikeja were forced to succumb to the outrageous demands of Tinubu, Fashola, Commissioner Abosede and other officials of the Lagos State Physical Planning Ministry and were made to pay ridiculous amounts to private accounts before their redevelopments were approved. Those who refused or were unable to pay could not develop their properties. This is a major economic strangulation of property developers and has contributed largely to the skyrocketing rent in Ikoyi, VI and Lekki axis.

    Tinubu converted all the plots of land where Lagos Polytechnic was located at Ikosi near the old toll gate. He chased away the Polytechnic in 2006 and went ahead to locate the choice plots to himself, his cronies and political associates. The headquarters of Television Continental (TVC), which is owned by him, is located there. He deprived the youths of Lagos of decent education because of his greed.

    Tinubu solely sold the prime land on Aboyade Cole, Victoria Island which was recovered from some allotees, to UACN Properties Plc. The amount of proceeds was shrouded in secrecy.

    Eludoyin, fronting for Tinubu, built the estate directly opposite Goshen Beach Estate in Lekki area.

    Tinubu’s wife, Remi Tinubu, built the massive New Era Foundation youth camp at the junction of Eleko, off the Lekki-Epe express road, with Lagos State funds and has now converted it to personal use.

    Tinubu owns the Fara Park Estate and the Beach Wood Estate both in Lekki.

    The Critical Care unit at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) in Ikeja, built and equipped with state funds, is now owned personally by Tinubu. He has put one Dr. Sikiru Tinubu, (a supposed cousin of his) to run the outfit. It is run as a private unit and the proceeds are pocketed by the duo. The unit charges its users exorbitantly and most Lagosians can hardly afford to pay its high charges. Much of the revenue is derived from fees paid by the State Government for patients referred there by its General Hospitals.

    Several prominent Nigerians in the judiciary, police, INEC, and other sensitive agencies have obtained prime land from former Governor Tinubu and incumbent Governor Fashola over the years without paying a kobo. Many of them had turned around to sell the land to third parties at substantial profit. Many top officials in the police, INEC and the judiciary who participated in the 2003 and 2007 elections and tribunals in states where Tinubu has interest were compromised with parcels of free prime Lagos land and cash. If the Lagos State Land’s Bureau could publish the names and identities of beneficiaries of land allotees from 2000 to date, the scandal that will result is better imagined. Gbenga Ashafa, now a Senator, and Mrs. Awofisayo were the conduits through which these acts were being perpetrated. Both were also personally involved in various dubious land transactions on their own.

    Prime land and properties have been used to pay off public officials who are personally close to Tinubu and Fashola for “jobs well done” or for being privy to sensitive information, notably:

    (a) Dele Alake, former Commissioner for Information and Strategy, was sold a whole house on Alexander Road, Ikoyi where he lived as official quarters at a give-away price.

    (b) Rauf Aregbesola, Osun State Governor, who was a former Commissioner in Lagos as well as Muiz Banire, also a former commissioner, got detached houses at Ladoke Akintola Street, GRA Ikeja for their “good job” while serving under Tinubu.

    (c) Yemi Cardoso and Wale Edun, both former commissioners, were sold houses on Iru Close, and another location in old Ikoyi at give-away prices by Tinubu.

    • ade

      Fani Kayode should sue APC and Lai Mohammed for 40 billion dollars for defaming his character. Lia Mohammed and APC should produced a video of substance abuse or any other evidence they might have. So, if Tinubu sues, Fani should do also. Chikena!

    • Layo

      Take several seats. Tinubu refused to support dumbo Jonathan now dumbo is running around like headless chicken. Tinubu is not running for any public office, dumbo knew all these and still wanted votes from Tinubu like he did in 2011, this cheap blackmail won’t work. Manager Abiola stop ranting. Let us go to the polls. Enough of this hardship. How does this put food on our table. Didinrin.

    • Oskirin

      area,pls proceed 2 court if u av proof of all ds allegations u raised.i will support u wholeheartedly.but if u dnt av,pls kip ur peace.

    • Churchill Roosevelt

      You might not like Tinubu just as lots of non Yorubas never liked Awolowo but he remains a leader most Yorubas will follow.He carries the ideas and vision of Pa Awolowo on his shoulders.He might not be able to completely fit into his shoes and he has pretended to but he remains trusted in the mindset of the average Yoruba man..Not one allegation has been proved against him.They are baseless,unproven and simply politically jejune.Whether you believe it or Not,at every point in the history of the Yoruba,there would always be compass to look at and follow and i dare say,that compass is Tinubu.Wonder why the govt of the day is scared of him and saying all sorts against him though unproven and yet they can’t arrest him.

      You can’t march Tinubu’s capacity with the Lords in Abuja.Like Awolowo,his magnitude surpasses theirs.His ideas and leadership qualities is unmarchable.His human resources qualities is par excellence.Talk about the generation of IGR in states today,employment generation,Traffic regulations,BRT,development of new cities,mega schools…..these were novel ideas generated and begun by Tinubu.
      This is the fact and to let you know:i don’t know him nor have i ever met him.

    • ahmed funmi

      as for me, go ahead and broadcast whatever about the man that stole govt money , create jobs, brings new innovation ,bold idea ,improves the standard structure of the state, making the rulings party see they are not doing enough, see reason to buckle up to fix there weak holes. to me I really endorse is intellectual capacity to achieved all this. in this election which party can stand the ruling party if not for him, taking about atlantics ocean city, I endorse it , why tourist Dubai not Nigeria. pls live this man, the past govt fails to enlight the citizen on tax and the benefit but they do and making money from it in that way improve the level of unemployment in the state , willingly I pay my tax as at when due. THIS IS MY QUESTION FOR YOU ,why wait till this time to say all this? I guess he did not pay you out of the share as agreed now you find better offer .

  • Charlotte

    We need this two party system like we need air. We have said that this campaign should be issue based but its personal but That’s how our politicians roll. Anyhow the role of the opposition is to puncture holes in the other party’s policy. It’s only natural. However, ait, FFK, Okupe and their ilk haven’t done well with their campaign. Femi has run out of options and has got down and dirty, the worst part of it is that our president is enjoying it hence his quietness. I would like to see a documentary on how muazu turned bauchi into a sharia state, how patience was caught with money, how Alams escaped from the uk dressed as a woman, how jonathan got $500 million dollars for a farm, how diezani spent 10billion as travel cost, how Moro killed 27 youths without a slap on the wrist, how anenih converted the budget for the ministry of works to his personal use without a second look at the Benin ore road which his is constituency, why despite the fact that akwa ibon gets the highest allocation a lot of house helps are ekaete(calabar), or how Sule lamido’s son was caught with money, we could go on and on, So tell me who is the Saint. Since the saints have not come out to contest for one reason or the other, we shall make do with what we have and those are the likes of Tinubu and Buhari who inspite of everything were able to make the APC the formidable opposition that it is. In the southwest all the Apc governments are performing. All the money Alams stole, did he keep then in nigeria? Tinubu has handedly raised up many people to prominence. Free the man and focus on the issues, address the dwindling reserves, the fuel scarcity, insecurity, corruption etc.

    • TrueNja

      @ ‘charlotte – your above post is dead wrong. Your fake APC leader Tinubu and his cohorts like liar Mohammed started dirty political campaigns not FFK or Jonathan throwing stones while living in a glass house. APC campaign org. is telling the whole world that Jonathan govt is corrupt but Tinubu and his stooge governor Fashola are more corrupt than Jonathan. It is just unfortunate that Buhari is dining with the southwest corrupt elements. Sorry we Nigerians cannot make do with thieves any longer.

      • Charlotte

        Your point being??? Give me the names of your non corrupt politicians. I’m glad you have conceded one thing and that is General Buhari is an honest man hobnobbing with one of the most quintessential politicians of our time. He may not be a saint but damn it show me the Saint and I will back off.

        • kommo

          If APC had anything against Jonathan, they would have released it long ago through their stooges and social media lapdogs. The crux of this campaign against GEJ has been corruption and security, the APC telling us how they are saints who have succeeded in making their states an Eldorado for all Nigerians living there which we all know it’s mere lies and political propaganda. If they have proof against GEJ and his cohorts let them release it – they started the $500M abuja FARM thing, you forgot that abi?

          • Charlotte

            Don’t worry now. There’s plenty more Yansh (pardon me) to happen. I don’t believe they have at any point in time said they were saints. But I don’t understand what people think an opposition party does. Do they sit down and agree with their opposition or should we just operate a one party system. Do you watch the prime minster’s question time? Look the long and short of this issue is they are all corrupt,however you have your opinion I have mine. Vote the candidate of your choice but don’t come here and tell me jona is better than tinubu and i won’t tell you vice versa. Shikena

          • dareolu1

            If APC had anything against Jonathan, they would have released it long ago through their stooges and social media lapdogs…I GUESS YOU MUST HAVE BEEN OUT OF THE EARTH ALL THIS WHILE IF NOT WHY ASK SUCH A QUESTION, PROBABLY YOU JUST STARTED TO READ NEWSPAPERS…OK, MAYBE!

      • Ad

        It is good that you know APC as the opposition party criticized the present #government and not Jonathan as a person. Every well meaning person should expect PDP, being the government in power, to counter that with facts and use it achievement as back-up. And also criticize APC’s policies (what you will like to call issue based campaign). But what we see was PDP which ordinarily should have the upper hand considering the time it spend in power, resort to attacking personality and forgot to use the advantage they have. It has now reached a level that the PDP is now behaving as if it is the opposition.

  • dd

    Upon all these houses and properties you still want 20billion from AIT? Which reputation do you have after killing Funsion Williams?

    • dovieuwejeya

      be careful what you say.what proof do you have about funsho williams?i remember that williams was a pdp member and tinubu was ad/acn.what will be the motive for tinubu to kill williams?

      • dd

        Who will kill him? PDP that want him become the flag bearer? See your smelling mouth. Go ask FKK who was in the inner cycle how he manage to know that the killer is thiefNubu

        • Bello

          Confession time, please plead with your FFK and PDP to confess who killed Williams. PDP I believe is still in government, they can as well prosecute and take their pound of flesh in the remaining 3 weeks (no 2 months to go I guess). Morons.

          • Olaseni Md

            direct your question to that pdp chieftain from ikorodu and you shall know truth.

    • Churchill Roosevelt

      Funso William’s family knew exactly who killed their father.Get your facts please and don’t spread falsehood on the media.Have you wondered why his eldest daughter was or is a commissioner in Tinubu/Fashola’s Administration.Would the family allow her to join the govt if Tinubu killed Funso?

      • dd

        The first person that do harm is the first that tell victim sorry. How will thiefNubu appease the spirit of Funso if not by giving out juicy position to a daughter of the victim.

  • Charlotte

    I believe PDP should be answering that question since its been considered a ‘nest of killers’. Who killed Bola Ige, Olagbaju, Dikibo, and Fayose we haven’t forgotten that Daramola guy in Ekiti that was murdered in cold blood. Need I say more. No one I repeat no one has a monopoly on skeletons. It transcends parties and individuals. So if we need to move on with this elections we must stop this campaign of calumny and focus on the pertinent issues that are staring us in the face?

    • Gran puba

      And they severally requested for ISSUES based D E B A T E. And APC refused in total. Claiming biased sponsors or whatever. The last time I checked the invitation still stands. So you think the other party would stand and watch a one sided campaign of calumny from the opposition!!!????. It’s over to Tinubu to clear himself of the accusation as per the broadcast. In politics it’s fair game. If you can’t take the heat, get the hell out.

      • Charlotte

        The only person going to hell is the one who’s afraid of the elections and has postponed the elections.

  • Oskirin

    AIT,oya make una defend una cef.ds is democracy @ work.if i feel some1 is infringing on my wright,den d nxt place 2 go is d court 4 damages.

  • taiwo

    Mr tinubu is in dire need of money to prosecute his campaign since he has almost finished his ill gotten wealth so far on packaging the bad product called Buhari instead of coming out to ask for help he is trying to intimidate AIT and indirectly collect money from them

  • Salisu H. Ibrahim

    In as much as freedom of speech is guaranteed by our constitution, media practitioners should be cautious of over exaggeration and or assassination of character. This is because when you carryout such a heinous campaign for government in power, the next few years another government will be in place, if such happen what will be the faith of your business?..I wish media houses should present a balance news to the public and ensure stories are investigated beyond reasonable doubt. They should guard against abuse of the ethics in jormalism as practice world wide. As for pdp & FFK let us have restrain 2015 elections in coming soon to give us way out of the political imbroglio… we will then be able separate chaps from the grains…..

    • Fula

      AIT will go back to panhandling

  • begy

    Typical Nigeria on the dance again. Tinubu wants money which he preferred to good name. If he felt infringed, he should head to court immediately. All of the politicians have one skeleton or the other in their cupboards. We have not seen or heard anything yet. Be ready for washing of dirty linings.

  • grace folarin

    Tinubu a quick way to earn a quick buck yea? there was no lie in that documentary. your argument with them is because you are seeking any public office. what happened when u first ran for govr. of lagos state? it shows you re not credible nor reliable so stop showing off ursef like u re. #GEJ4NAIJA

  • Unekwesylv.

    @Challote, Buhari honest?where did u get that crap, the u heard that from God? Why? Shagaris regime was pulled down when investigation into that case was to commence. 2.8bn what over 350bn NNPC missing money traced to ur honest man bank Acc. In London 1978. Buhari will remember u in hell as his advocate on his judgment day