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GEJ Denies Being Probed for Alledged Links to the NDA. Threatens Libel Suit by dreamchazer: 5:28pm On Aug 18, 2016
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has denied being under probe for alleged links to the Niger delta Avengers. Read press release posted on his website below:

Our attention has been drawn to two stories entitled ‘Report links Jonathan to Niger Delta Avengers’ and ‘FG probes Jonathan over N/Delta bombings’ published in both the Nation and Daily Trust newspapers, respectively, of Thursday 18 August, 2016, with the claim that some intelligence reports had linked Jonathan to the renewed militancy in the Niger Delta.

We obviously would have ignored the allegation, having responded recently to the exact same fabrication peddled by a shady militant group, but for the new dimension of bringing in the authorities, while hiding under the often-abused journalism latitude of quoting nebulous ‘sources.’

Firstly, we note that there were similarities in the two stories published the same day by the two newspapers, that are too striking to pass the test of the normal newsroom process of diligent reporting and independent investigation.

We are convinced that such clear coincidences are only permissible in situations where general statements are issued, but not on matters of intelligence/security reports which do not fly into newsrooms as press releases.

We are also concerned that the stories did not differ in content and substance from the trite allegations earlier made by the so-called Reformed Niger Delta Avengers over the same lies of linking Jonathan to the militants.

For instance, we are amazed that a newspaper would be quick to report that “the intelligence gathering was said to be a confirmation of a similar claim by the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta(MEND)”, even without subjecting such frivolity to any ethical interrogation.

From what we know about intelligence gathering, there is no responsible Government agency that would rush, as claimed in the newspaper stories, to adopt the accusations of a questionable rebellious organization as its own findings, without applying the professional processes of rigor and due diligence.

It is sad that the two publications wore the cloak of the deceit from the same misguided characters that are hell-bent on pulling down the former President, despite his clear record of diligent service to his country and long-standing commitment to the good of society.

There is no doubt that there exist such people who may have scores to settle with the former President but are now feeling frustrated by the fact that his national and international profile has continued to rise, despite their recourse to endless muck-raking character assassination. Such people will stop at nothing to continue to throw obstacles, albeit futilely, on his path.

We are aware that the same people approached other well-meaning newspapers with the same false information, but they were wise to turn it down on account of its absurdity.

Our media houses should then be careful not to make the country a laughing stock by being hoodwinked into passing off the perverted voices of irritant groups as that of our well respected official and security authorities.

Apart from toying with the serious issue of libel, those newspapers lending themselves to be so cheaply used by miscreants, are also doing gross disservice to our collective good and the image of the country.



Office of former President, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan | 18th August, 2016

Source: http://gej.ng/press-release

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Re: GEJ Denies Being Probed for Alledged Links to the NDA. Threatens Libel Suit by Mynd44: 5:31pm On Aug 18, 2016
I blame Tinubu. He is trying to drag the Hero of Democrazy's name into the dirt but he will be defeated.

GEJ till 2019 tongue tongue tongue

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Re: GEJ Denies Being Probed for Alledged Links to the NDA. Threatens Libel Suit by Beremx(f): 5:33pm On Aug 18, 2016
The same intelligence gathering is yet to tell us who is sponsoring boko haram.
Enough blames on Jonathan already. Nigeria must move on!

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Re: GEJ Denies Being Probed for Alledged Links to the NDA. Threatens Libel Suit by feldido(m): 5:39pm On Aug 18, 2016
Hmmm
Re: GEJ Denies Being Probed for Alledged Links to the NDA. Threatens Libel Suit by doctokwus: 5:40pm On Aug 18, 2016
I didnt see anywhere he denied d links,just empty threats of libel suit and a childish statement of his rising profile

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Re: GEJ Denies Being Probed for Alledged Links to the NDA. Threatens Libel Suit by TyrantInAsoRock: 5:43pm On Aug 18, 2016
GEJ don't mind them


It's their way of life


A man was arrested for stealing women panties in Brazil , he was caught with over 500+ panties when asked why he said he can't sleep without sniffing women panties, once he sniff any pant he will have a very sound sleep


As sniffing panties is to this man so is lies to apc

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Re: GEJ Denies Being Probed for Alledged Links to the NDA. Threatens Libel Suit by Fidelismaria(m): 5:43pm On Aug 18, 2016
Sue dem already
Nd stop disturbing us on social media

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Re: GEJ Denies Being Probed for Alledged Links to the NDA. Threatens Libel Suit by Nobody: 5:44pm On Aug 18, 2016
Beremx:
The same intelligence gathering is yet to tell us who is sponsoring boko haram.

Enough blames on Jonathan already. Nigeria must move on!

Lol... I m beginning to love this new beremz

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Re: GEJ Denies Being Probed for Alledged Links to the NDA. Threatens Libel Suit by Slynonny(m): 5:47pm On Aug 18, 2016
APc and lies are like... Where is that pix sef?

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Re: GEJ Denies Being Probed for Alledged Links to the NDA. Threatens Libel Suit by major466(m): 5:50pm On Aug 18, 2016
The So called intelligence report linking Goodluck Jonathan to NDA looks more like assumptions n conjectures based on questionable sources. More like unproven hypothesis. Besides the fact that both reports in The Nation and DailyTrust newspapers possesses stricking resemblance to MEND's own allegations against Goodluck shows that it could be a carbon copy of MEND's report. That is far from a standard intelligence report.
This is nothing but a political vendetta to dent a percieved political rival's image.

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Re: GEJ Denies Being Probed for Alledged Links to the NDA. Threatens Libel Suit by Doug07034780891(m): 5:52pm On Aug 18, 2016
Mod with due respect, what are you turning this noble site into? The sarcasm does not befit a mod that should uphold all the ethics of this hallowed newsite. In all honesty we all know that GEJ is innocent despite the army of media hackers employed to taint his international standing as a worthy hero of democracy. Thank you

Mynd44:
I blame Tinubu. He is trying to drag the Hero of Democrazy's name into the dirt but he will be defeated.

GEJ till 2019 tongue tongue tongue

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Re: GEJ Denies Being Probed for Alledged Links to the NDA. Threatens Libel Suit by onnenka: 5:59pm On Aug 18, 2016
Handwork of Yoruba muslims

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Re: GEJ Denies Being Probed for Alledged Links to the NDA. Threatens Libel Suit by Ellidude(m): 5:59pm On Aug 18, 2016
This is funny really. We've got very good intelligence 'gatherers' yet they are yet to tell us about the sponsors of Boko Haram. When it comes to blackmailing prominent individuals, they raise their ugly heads.

Methinks that this is a stunt by the NDA to soil GEJ's reputation simply because he has refused to back 'em up. SMH.

So sad. When people see you shinning they will always look for a way to pull you down.

GEJ, worry not. Everything will fight for your sake until the propagandas put up by your haters, hunt them back.

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Re: GEJ Denies Being Probed for Alledged Links to the NDA. Threatens Libel Suit by BeeBeeOoh(m): 5:59pm On Aug 18, 2016
Slynonny:
APc and lies are like...
Where is that pix sef?
am at your service... smiley

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Re: GEJ Denies Being Probed for Alledged Links to the NDA. Threatens Libel Suit by Nobody: 6:00pm On Aug 18, 2016
it is obvious that NDA only accused those that refused to back them up.

Dickson is their sponsor and they threatened to attack him if he doesn't pay workers salaries?

GEJ is their sponsor and henry okah who they want freed was jailed by him?

we can't be fooled

APC and lies...

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Re: GEJ Denies Being Probed for Alledged Links to the NDA. Threatens Libel Suit by CyberWolf: 6:02pm On Aug 18, 2016
Whatever shiiit they do is none of my fvcking business.. Let the idiotic intelligence report tell us the sponsor of Boko Haram.. Ndi ara

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Re: GEJ Denies Being Probed for Alledged Links to the NDA. Threatens Libel Suit by Slynonny(m): 6:13pm On Aug 18, 2016
BeeBeeOoh:
am at your service... smiley
God Bless.

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Re: GEJ Denies Being Probed for Alledged Links to the NDA. Threatens Libel Suit by bloodkiIler: 6:18pm On Aug 18, 2016
Mynd44:
I blame Tinubu. He is trying to drag the Hero of Democrazy's name into the dirt but he will be defeated.

GEJ till 2019 tongue tongue tongue


such a kid

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