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Buhari's Ban On AIT: Nigerians Are Not Fools by Nobody: 6:39pm On May 04, 2015
On the 26th of April, AIT Crew went to cover the meeting between the Cuban Ambassador and Alhaji Muhammadu Buhari. On arriving the Defence House (Abuja), the Buhari security team stopped AIT from accessing the premises. According to the security team, there is an order barring AIT from covering Buhari'es Event.

Buhari's Media Aide Confirmed And Reitrates The Ban
When asked, Alhaji Shehu Garba, Buhari's spokesman confirmed the ban on AIT. In his own word

“AIT has been asked to stay aside based on security and family concerns. In addition, Buhari has decided that they will have to resolve some issues relating to issues of standard and ethics.

“We will be talking with them to try and resolve the matter, but for now the station has been asked to stay aside, because like I said there are some family and security concerns. They have been asked to step down their coverage until we resolve the matter with them on ethics and standards.”


When asked whether he should be quoted, Shehu said, “yes you can quote me that I said we have asked them to step aside and that we are resolving the issues of ethics and standards with them.
http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/hate-campaign-buhari-fights-back-bars-ait-from-covering-activities/


Buhari Denies Knowledge Through The Same Media Aide
Though the ban was later to be reversed by the APC leadership after public condemnation, Buhari rather than apologise for his inglorious attempt to gag AIT crew from carrying out their responsibility, he chose to play and insult the sensibilities of Nigerians by shifting the blame to his "overzealous Aide".

According to the Press release by Shehu Graba, Buhari instructed that only his media should deal with the press and "everyone should stay in their defined area of responsibility". The irony of it is that the Media Aide Alhaji Shehu Garba that sent the denial release is the same Shehu Garba that earlier said "Buhari has decided that they will have to resolve some issues relating to issues of standard and ethics."
To show that Buhari was/is insincere, neither his media aide Shehu Garba nor any of his security team has been punished or reprimanded with respect to the ban. Also Shehu Garba is yet to withdraw his earlier statement where he quoted Buhari giving the ban order on AIT.
http://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/182257-buhari-denies-barring-ait-blames-overzealous-aides.html


Buhari Should Take Responsibility For His Action
General Buhari with due respect should understand that Nigeria citizens are not fools. As a leader, he is responsible for every utterances that comes from his media aide especially when he is quoted to be involved. He should stop the policy of blame game and shifting his responsibilities to others. The President elect should stop taking us for granted and should be ready to accept his gaffe. A true leader is one that apologize and repent after committing blunder and not one that run away from his responsibilities. I hope the Buhari administration will not be a government of blame-game. I hope Buhari will come clean on issues that relates to him and his government when he takeover the reins of power.



God Bless Nigeria
Source: http://www.solomontonye.com/2015/05/on-26th-of-april-ait-crew-went-to-cover.html

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Re: Buhari's Ban On AIT: Nigerians Are Not Fools by kodded(m): 6:40pm On May 04, 2015
BabaOneChance is a rtd military general that act as if he has no balls

He likes shifting the blame anytime it doesn't suit him and blame someone else for it


Like, $1=N1, chibok girls, fighting boko haram within 2 months and so many more


To me buhai is not a true leader because a true leader will not back out from his words even at the most difficult situation






Modified:
Soon children of hate and anger will see this as a attention seeking thread

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Re: Buhari's Ban On AIT: Nigerians Are Not Fools by missbehave247(m): 6:44pm On May 04, 2015
Only God knows
Re: Buhari's Ban On AIT: Nigerians Are Not Fools by Firefire(m): 6:46pm On May 04, 2015
This is 2015 and not 1984.


We condemn Buary and his team for attempting to revert to pre-democracy era in Nigeria.

Buhary should note that draconian laws and degrees are no longer fashionable in the "new world order".

In as much as we are praying that you succeed in your new role as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria when you assume office, we shall not fold our arms and allow you to truncate again our growing democracy like you did thirty one years ago.

Buhari, be guided accordingly.

Firefire!

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Re: Buhari's Ban On AIT: Nigerians Are Not Fools by AlfaSeltzer(m): 6:48pm On May 04, 2015
I used to have respect for the office of the president, then buhari-II happened

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Re: Buhari's Ban On AIT: Nigerians Are Not Fools by ki02020(m): 6:48pm On May 04, 2015
And as nigerians will are not fools that AIT Deserves every ill treatment they got from buhari aides....they reap the fruits of the hate seed they sowed

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Re: Buhari's Ban On AIT: Nigerians Are Not Fools by dustmalik: 6:49pm On May 04, 2015
Dead On Arrival. We all know this issue has been beaten down, blue and black. I see this as a way of promoting your website, as your 'STOMACH iNFRASTRUCTURE BID' didn't work out for you. Anyway, to each, their own.

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Re: Buhari's Ban On AIT: Nigerians Are Not Fools by Nobody: 6:50pm On May 04, 2015
ki02020:
And as nigerians will are not fools that AIT Deserves every ill treatment they got from buhari aides....they reap the fruits of the hate seed they sowed
You and Buhari are yet to understand that we are not in a dictatorial era. He can't punish nor sanction the media. He should go to court. Most importantly, he should learn to be honest.

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Re: Buhari's Ban On AIT: Nigerians Are Not Fools by uchebest2006(m): 6:51pm On May 04, 2015
This is jux the genesis.....Rule of law shld take over nd let him learn from Late Yara Dau!!!
Re: Buhari's Ban On AIT: Nigerians Are Not Fools by obi4eze: 6:51pm On May 04, 2015
Mr Hypocrite
He is not taking you for granted. At least the APC reversed the decision. Do you have any problem with that?

See who is even talking about the General taking you for granted... Your Ijaw brother has taken us for granted for the past four years and put the country in a mess. Even when he was called to order, he obstinately refused to listen. His wife went up and down inciting hatred and you opened no thread to condemn the shameful act.
Mr man, take a chill pill and watch the hate campaign put up by AIT /PDP before the elections.

Looks like you are learning the hard way...

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Re: Buhari's Ban On AIT: Nigerians Are Not Fools by ammyluv2002(f): 6:52pm On May 04, 2015
ki02020:
And as nigerians will are not fools that AIT Deserves every ill treatment they got from buhari aides....they reap the fruits of the hate seed they sowed
They are free to air anything. Do you remember how most newspaper homes rubbished Jonathan yet he ignored them. Media houses will always say some negative stuffs

Na them sabi sha! My own na make Nigeria better whether ban or no ban undecided

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Re: Buhari's Ban On AIT: Nigerians Are Not Fools by adebisicutie: 6:53pm On May 04, 2015
Many Nigerians find the continued talk about that incidence boring. How many more articles will people looking for their 5minutes of fame write about this

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Re: Buhari's Ban On AIT: Nigerians Are Not Fools by atlwireles: 6:53pm On May 04, 2015
The miracle worker and his Sai crowd might turn out to be the best tool Nigerians needed to educate themselves about democracy and the rule of law. Many of them forgot is not 1983, "with immediate effect" is unfortunately for them, not applicable here. Buhari and his supporters will learn, they have no choice but learn.

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Re: Buhari's Ban On AIT: Nigerians Are Not Fools by atlwireles: 6:54pm On May 04, 2015
adebisicutie:
Many Nigerians find the continued talk about that incidence boring. How many more articles will people looking for their 5minutes of fame write about this

Boring NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! many of us will say revealing.

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Re: Buhari's Ban On AIT: Nigerians Are Not Fools by najoke: 6:55pm On May 04, 2015
[s][quote author=barcanista post=33417723]On the 26th of April, AIT Crew went to cover the meeting between the Cuban Ambassador and Alhaji Muhammadu Buhari. On arriving the Defence House (Abuja), the Buhari security team stopped AIT from accessing the premises. According to the security team, there is an order barring AIT from covering Buhari'es Event.


The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that all accredited media organizations in the country, including the African Independent Television (AIT), are free to cover the activities of the President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari.

In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said the incoming Buhari Administration will not discriminate against any media organization, irrespective of its role during the electioneering campaign leading up to the recent polls.

It however enjoined all media organizations to observe the highest level of professional standards in carrying out their duties.

”There is a Code of Ethics guiding the practice of journalism in Nigeria, and this demands every journalist to ensure a strict adherence to the highest levels of ethics and professionalism in carrying out their duties.

”There must be repercussions, within the realms of the law, for media organizations which have wantonly breached the Code of Ethics of the journalism profession and turned themselves to partisans instead of professionals. But such repercussions will not include barring any accredited media organization from covering the activities of the President-elect,” APC said.


Alhaji Lai Mohammed
National Publicity Secretary
All Progressives Congress (APC)
Abuja, April 28th 2015

http://www.360nobs.com/2015/04/apcs-mohammed-lai-releases-statement-on-ait-other-media/


Barca.....can you pls park well well now

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Re: Buhari's Ban On AIT: Nigerians Are Not Fools by Nobody: 6:56pm On May 04, 2015
atlwireles:
The miracle worker and his Sai crowd might turn out to be the best tool Nigerians needed to educate themselves about democracy and the rule of law. Many of them forgot is not 1983, "with immediate effect" is unfortunately for them, not applicable here. Buhari and his supporters will learn, they have no choice but learn.
I don't even understand the supporters of the miracle worker sef.
Re: Buhari's Ban On AIT: Nigerians Are Not Fools by arsetalks(m): 6:58pm On May 04, 2015
So judging by this thread, we can assume GEJ lied about that call to the Morrocan king too?

Also, you should note that AIT deserves every treatment they get and you should also note that you do not know more than those involved. An AIT staff already clarified or do you say he was bribed or did he lie? If he did, how come he has not been fired?

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Re: Buhari's Ban On AIT: Nigerians Are Not Fools by Isaac2009(m): 6:58pm On May 04, 2015
Bar canister you no dey tire of propaganda. Abeg focus on important things that can help you

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Re: Buhari's Ban On AIT: Nigerians Are Not Fools by SkyBlue1: 6:59pm On May 04, 2015
Too bad poster didn't spend this ammount of energy advising his mentor when there was still time to make a difference, perhaps Jonathan wouldn't have been so terrible. But instead we are using this energy to hound a man that has not even started his job yet. How very PDP-like, no sense of priority at all. Complaining about somebody smoking in your neighbour's compound when your own house is on fire.

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Re: Buhari's Ban On AIT: Nigerians Are Not Fools by tobtap: 6:59pm On May 04, 2015
SAI BUHARI...SAI CHANGE grin grin cheesy

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Re: Buhari's Ban On AIT: Nigerians Are Not Fools by kay1one2(m): 7:01pm On May 04, 2015
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Re: Buhari's Ban On AIT: Nigerians Are Not Fools by Sunnybobo3(m): 7:04pm On May 04, 2015
Brainless Baba Buhari (BBB)

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Re: Buhari's Ban On AIT: Nigerians Are Not Fools by Nobody: 7:04pm On May 04, 2015
Isaac2009:
Bar canister you no dey tire of propaganda. Abeg focus on important things that can help you
what is propaganda? What is more important than Press freedom?

Cc: Dearpreye SeverusSnape Whynotthetruth anonimi mogidi Truckpusher Biafranqueen


Ishilove Lalasticlala

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Re: Buhari's Ban On AIT: Nigerians Are Not Fools by Isaac2009(m): 7:06pm On May 04, 2015
barcanista:
what is propaganda? What is more important than Press freedom?
Have the station in question complain that their rights was violated

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Re: Buhari's Ban On AIT: Nigerians Are Not Fools by Nobody: 7:14pm On May 04, 2015
Isaac2009:

Have the station in question complain that their rights was violated
Are you not aware that High Chief Raymond Dokpesi, the proprietor of AIT had to warn Buhari and his team?
Re: Buhari's Ban On AIT: Nigerians Are Not Fools by superstar1(m): 7:17pm On May 04, 2015
grin grin grin grin grin

Nigerians will rather have AIT shut down into the annals of history forever.

AIT = Mercenary Journalism

AIT = Dollar Journalism

AIT = GEJ Media puppets

AIT = PDP Media arm.

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Re: Buhari's Ban On AIT: Nigerians Are Not Fools by obi4eze: 7:18pm On May 04, 2015
Lalasticlala this should not make Frontpage. We have read enough articles on this issue. There are better stories than this

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Re: Buhari's Ban On AIT: Nigerians Are Not Fools by Truckpusher(m): 7:19pm On May 04, 2015
Freedom of expression is the bedrock of democracy and any attempt to tamper with it would be met with an outstanding defiance.

I think Buhari should have known that this 2015 and not 1984.He is in for a big surprise after May 29th.

Never again shall we allow any animal in khaki or in a civilian clothing to trample on our hard earned democracy.
Re: Buhari's Ban On AIT: Nigerians Are Not Fools by Nobody: 7:19pm On May 04, 2015
arsetalks:
So judging by this thread, we can assume GEJ lied about that call to the Morrocan king too?

Also, you should note that AIT deserves every treatment they get and you should also note that you do not know more than those involved. An AIT staff already clarified or do you say he was bribed or did he lie? If he did, how come he has not been fired?
Unlike Buhari's case, Jonathan did not only refute the claim, he also reprimanded the staff of the foreign affairs ministry that caused the controversy. It was neither Abati, Okupe nor any of Jonathan's Spokesmen that made the Morroco claim. It wasn't even the Foreign Affairs Minister neither is it the Spokesperson of the Minister. In Buhari's case, his security blocked AIT. Then his Spokesman confirmed the man and even went ahead to state that Buhari gave the order. In gfact, he said that he should be quoted anywhere.

Spot the difference!
Re: Buhari's Ban On AIT: Nigerians Are Not Fools by Nobody: 7:23pm On May 04, 2015
Truckpusher:
Freedom of expression is the bedrock of democracy and any attempt to tamper with it would be met with an outstanding defiance.

I think Buhari should have known that this 2015 and not 1984.He is in for a big surprise after May 29th.

Never again shall we allow any animal in khaki or in a civilian clothing to trample on our hard earned democracy.
Buhari is trying to institute a civilian decree 2. He claimed to be a man of integrity yet he won't take responsibility for his action. We can't allow them space to tamper with our freedom

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Re: Buhari's Ban On AIT: Nigerians Are Not Fools by Truckpusher(m): 7:24pm On May 04, 2015
barcanista:
Buhari is trying to institute a civilian decree 2. He claimed to be a man of integrity yet he won't take responsibility for his action. We can't allow them space to tamper with our freedom
He won't unless he wants a chaotic Nigeria.

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Re: Buhari's Ban On AIT: Nigerians Are Not Fools by Balyz: 7:27pm On May 04, 2015
Last year jonathan ordered state security agents to confiscate print copies of media publications he deemed hostile to his regime under the pretext of 'national security'. That way for days running, newsprint of media houses like dailytrust, leadership and the nation were seized en route to their distribution centres. It would be hypocritical of the TANoids to point an accusing finger at Buhari for a much lesser infringement on the freedom of the press.

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