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Agba Jalingo: Ben Ayade Claims Detained Journalist Tried To Overthrow Buhari by Blue3k2: 4:14pm On Jan 29, 2020
Cross River governor, Ben Ayade, has finally spoken about the continuous detention of Agba Jalingo, a Nigerian journalist who is standing treason trial for criticising the governor.

Mr Jalingo, the publisher of CrossRiverWatch, was arrested on August 22 over a report alleging that Mr Ayade diverted N500 million belonging to the state.

“In court, it is Federal Government versus Agba Jalingo, not Cross River State,” Mr Ayade told reporters on Monday at the presidential villa, Abuja, where he went to meet President Muhammadu Buhari.

“He’s in court for treason, a state does not have power to try anyone for treason, it’s not me.”

Mr Ayade said the journalist’s arrest and trial is in connection with Omoyele Sowore’s #RevolutionNow protest.

“On his Facebook page, he sent pictures where he was being teargassed at the revolution march in Lagos. His own pictures, posted by himself and when Sowore was being arrested, he went back to his Facebook to post that the revolution has just started, ‘we will continue this battle until revolution works’. He admitted this in Court,” Mr Ayade said.


“You are seeing him as a journalist, but he’s not, he’s the chairman of Sowore’s party in Cross River State so he’s a politician. He has a primary calling, which is journalism.

“Once he started the campaign to overthrow the government of President Buhari, he ceased to be seen from the point of journalist because he has become the state chairman of a party.”

Governor Ayade, however, says he has been working for Mr Jalingo’s release from Calabar prison where he has been incarcerated.

“I am of the opinion that Agba should be released because I think he was just youthfully excited.

“If you ask Agba Jalingo today, I’m the one working with his lawyers for his freedom, I’m the one sustaining him and sending upkeeps,” he said.


PREMIUM TIMES contacted Mr Jalingo’s lawyer, Attah Ochinke who said, “I can confirm I have been in discussions with officials of the Cross River state government in that direction (Jalingo’s freedom).

Mr Ochinke said he would not comment on Mr Ayade’s claims that he has been sending “upkeeps” to the detained journalists. “It is not through me,” he said.


The governor spoke on his relationship with Mr Jalingo whom he said is his “brother”. He said the journalist betrayed him after he assisted him and his newspaper. He accused the journalist of serial acts of “blackmail”.

“Please don’t get it wrong, Agba Jalingo is not just from Cross River State, he’s not just from Obudu, where I also come from, he’s my brother.

“Please ask Agba Jalingo, that CrossRiverWatch, the first person to give him money to set up the office was myself. His official vehicle, it was me. I don’t have to list all of these, he knows that I have funded and supported him, but journalism stops where blackmail becomes part of your strategy.

“Today you need something, then Ayade is a good man and you start writing all the good things, but if I take my phone and show you our WhatsApp communication, you will call me a godly man. Today I need money to set up a computer school, tomorrow I need money to feed my birds, the other day I need to be INNOSON’s sole distributor in Cross River State, I do all that.

“But when I don’t get a thing right you go to the social media and write something as careless as Governor Ayade has taken N500 million to Russia. You impugned my father’s name, my character, my family name, for just a personal request that I’ve not met, out of many that I have met.

“Please for once, put yourselves in my shoes. All I simply did was to stay out of the issue,” the governor said.

“I have an intellectual background as a professor, I will stand with journalists at all times and I will never prosecute somebody.”


Source: https://www.premiumtimesng.com/regional/south-south-regional/374604-agba-jalingo-gov-ayade-breaks-silence-claims-detained-journalist-tried-to-overthrow-buhari.html

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Re: Agba Jalingo: Ben Ayade Claims Detained Journalist Tried To Overthrow Buhari by NGpatriot: 4:20pm On Jan 29, 2020
And the same people demonstrated, shout, cry, called PMB names like tyrant, dictator and so on for Sowore to be released from jail, but this poor journalist with the same kind of accusation gets no support, no demonstrations, no shouting, no cries from the same PDP hypocrites and their supporters.

Sad.

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Re: Agba Jalingo: Ben Ayade Claims Detained Journalist Tried To Overthrow Buhari by Blue3k2: 4:27pm On Jan 29, 2020
The governor spoke on his relationship with Mr Jalingo whom he said is his “brother”. He said the journalist betrayed him after he assisted him and his newspaper. He accused the journalist of serial acts of “blackmail”.

If it's blackmail the information publised is true and damaging information. The word the professor should be using is libel assuming the journalist is lying. Why haven't you sued the paper and demanded a retraction if they're lying?


BOBAN2710:

WE HAVE BUNCH OF LUNATICS ON THIS FORUM;AFTER ALL THE WRITE UP BY MR AYADE OF BEING A BROTHER AND ALSO BEING HELPFUL IN TERM OF NEEDS TO THE ACCUSED. EVEN THOUGH IT WAS CLEARLY SUPPORTED BY THE ACCUSES LAWYER THE KIND OF RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MR AYADE AND THE ACCUSED.
SOME LOW LIFE slowpoke SON OF HATE STILL MASTURBATING ON THIS MATTER BECAUSE OF HATRED FOR THE GOVERNOR.

Lol

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Re: Agba Jalingo: Ben Ayade Claims Detained Journalist Tried To Overthrow Buhari by slimfit1(m): 5:00pm On Jan 29, 2020
We will take I'm to court 4 or 8 years is not too long. He will not be governor forever.

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Re: Agba Jalingo: Ben Ayade Claims Detained Journalist Tried To Overthrow Buhari by FrLukas(m): 5:02pm On Jan 29, 2020
Overthrow with pen and paper abi?

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Re: Agba Jalingo: Ben Ayade Claims Detained Journalist Tried To Overthrow Buhari by rentAcock(m): 6:09pm On Jan 29, 2020
Buhari and his cronies are so scared of being overthrown that they will imprison and torture anyone they suspect. Why is this administration so scared of dissidents?

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Re: Agba Jalingo: Ben Ayade Claims Detained Journalist Tried To Overthrow Buhari by dapsoneh: 6:09pm On Jan 29, 2020
MR GOVERNOR
FEAR GOD OOOOO!

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Re: Agba Jalingo: Ben Ayade Claims Detained Journalist Tried To Overthrow Buhari by GEOANDSONS: 6:10pm On Jan 29, 2020
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Re: Agba Jalingo: Ben Ayade Claims Detained Journalist Tried To Overthrow Buhari by StrikeBack(m): 6:10pm On Jan 29, 2020
Very funny country

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Re: Agba Jalingo: Ben Ayade Claims Detained Journalist Tried To Overthrow Buhari by Dannyozs(m): 6:10pm On Jan 29, 2020
NGpatriot post=86209401:
And the same people demonstrated, shout, cry, called PMB names like tyrant, dictator and so on for Sowore to be released from jail, but this poor journalist with the same kind of accusation gets no support, no demonstrations, no shouting, no cries from the same PDP hypocrites and their supporters.

Sad.

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Re: Agba Jalingo: Ben Ayade Claims Detained Journalist Tried To Overthrow Buhari by crownwealth: 6:10pm On Jan 29, 2020
Your time will soon end, Ayade. Posterity will judge you.


Criminals in power!

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Re: Agba Jalingo: Ben Ayade Claims Detained Journalist Tried To Overthrow Buhari by crownwealth: 6:11pm On Jan 29, 2020
NGpatriot:
And the same people demonstrated, shout, cry, called PMB names like tyrant, dictator and so on for Sowore to be released from jail, but this poor journalist with the same kind of accusation gets no support, no demonstrations, no shouting, no cries from the same PDP hypocrites and their supporters.

Sad.

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Re: Agba Jalingo: Ben Ayade Claims Detained Journalist Tried To Overthrow Buhari by charlie420: 6:11pm On Jan 29, 2020
sad sad

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Re: Agba Jalingo: Ben Ayade Claims Detained Journalist Tried To Overthrow Buhari by Racoon(m): 6:12pm On Jan 29, 2020
shocked Tyrants everywhere in government.

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Re: Agba Jalingo: Ben Ayade Claims Detained Journalist Tried To Overthrow Buhari by Stalwert: 6:12pm On Jan 29, 2020
NGpatriot:
And the same people demonstrated, shout, cry, called PMB names like tyrant, dictator and so on for Sowore to be released from jail, but this poor journalist with the same kind of accusation gets no support, no demonstrations, no shouting, no cries from the same PDP hypocrites and their supporters.

Sad.
.. especially the so called NGOs most of them are PDP, when they talk to PMB they order him when they speak to PDP governors and members they put sir, please, abeg.... They are partisan and dishonest.

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Re: Agba Jalingo: Ben Ayade Claims Detained Journalist Tried To Overthrow Buhari by BrickDevo: 6:12pm On Jan 29, 2020
Dead country

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Re: Agba Jalingo: Ben Ayade Claims Detained Journalist Tried To Overthrow Buhari by Racoon(m): 6:12pm On Jan 29, 2020
NGpatriot:
And the same people demonstrated, shout, cry, called PMB names like tyrant, dictator and so on for Sowore to be released from jail, but this poor journalist with the same kind of accusation gets no support, no demonstrations, no shouting, no cries from the same PDP hypocrites and their supporters.

Sad.

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Re: Agba Jalingo: Ben Ayade Claims Detained Journalist Tried To Overthrow Buhari by englishmart(m): 6:12pm On Jan 29, 2020
I thought it was Narendra Modi he wanted to overthrow. We can all be mad together.

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Re: Agba Jalingo: Ben Ayade Claims Detained Journalist Tried To Overthrow Buhari by oz4real83(m): 6:12pm On Jan 29, 2020
I keep on saying it that PDP will do exactly the same thing, if not worse that APC is doing now if they were still in power. They are as evil as APC. The evil they were committing at the federal level has been restricted only to their states since they left power.
Re: Agba Jalingo: Ben Ayade Claims Detained Journalist Tried To Overthrow Buhari by soberdrunk(m): 6:12pm On Jan 29, 2020
Do not let anyone fool you!!! I repeat DO NOT LET ANYONE FOOL YOU!!! IN THIS NIGERIA, EVERYONE IS FIGHTING FOR THEIR POCKET!! This young man has been collecting from the governor and when the settlement stopped flowing he decided to play the blackmail card..... angry

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Re: Agba Jalingo: Ben Ayade Claims Detained Journalist Tried To Overthrow Buhari by Emmanuelhector(m): 6:13pm On Jan 29, 2020
Zoo.. police go abuse you, army go abuse you, governor go abuse you join, then the president go come finish you.. Cursed country

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Re: Agba Jalingo: Ben Ayade Claims Detained Journalist Tried To Overthrow Buhari by 12inchDickson: 6:13pm On Jan 29, 2020
This man Don suffer ó, I am really ashamed to call myself a Nigerian , anyway I wish him luck.

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Re: Agba Jalingo: Ben Ayade Claims Detained Journalist Tried To Overthrow Buhari by chukwuibuipob: 6:13pm On Jan 29, 2020
angry angry angry angry sad BAZTARDS undecided angry angry angry RELEASE JALINGO angry angry sad
Re: Agba Jalingo: Ben Ayade Claims Detained Journalist Tried To Overthrow Buhari by Stalwert: 6:13pm On Jan 29, 2020
crownwealth:
Your time will soon end, Ayade. Posterity will judge you.


Criminals in power!


Sharp, Ayade is not a tyrant, yet you cowardly call for posterity to judge him meaning you will never demand justice. Crowncownudice.


A dog cannot insult it's master that is why the dog will wait for posterity to judge it's master
Emmanuelhector:
Zoo.. police go abuse you, army go abuse you, governor go abuse you join, then the president go come finish you.. Cursed country


Biafra is poo, that is why an idiot like cownu will have his feet kissed by cursed morons, that is why he abuses their women, whom he rapes, and forces the remaining shit level intelligent zombies to pay tax which he uses to take care of himself and his family while lying to them that Fulanis are coming for them. Truly Biafra is cursed in every ramifications

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Re: Agba Jalingo: Ben Ayade Claims Detained Journalist Tried To Overthrow Buhari by mkoabiola: 6:14pm On Jan 29, 2020
Very funny ,silly and hilarious claim from professor turn liar

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Re: Agba Jalingo: Ben Ayade Claims Detained Journalist Tried To Overthrow Buhari by Le124(m): 6:15pm On Jan 29, 2020
Is because u are not well informed, n u r just hearing about it now just because you stick only to the news publish on nairaland people have been talking since last year eben on channels TV ,TVC and on other television station
NGpatriot:
And the same people demonstrated, shout, cry, called PMB names like tyrant, dictator and so on for Sowore to be released from jail, but this poor journalist with the same kind of accusation gets no support, no demonstrations, no shouting, no cries from the same PDP hypocrites and their supporters.

Sad.

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Re: Agba Jalingo: Ben Ayade Claims Detained Journalist Tried To Overthrow Buhari by Ebenezar2020(m): 6:15pm On Jan 29, 2020
Be like the jail dey sweet am, see as the mumu dey laugh
Re: Agba Jalingo: Ben Ayade Claims Detained Journalist Tried To Overthrow Buhari by solmusdesigns: 6:15pm On Jan 29, 2020
shameless governors, thank God they werent Army rulers things would had being worse
Re: Agba Jalingo: Ben Ayade Claims Detained Journalist Tried To Overthrow Buhari by Nobody: 6:16pm On Jan 29, 2020
May Almighty God save us from all evil
Re: Agba Jalingo: Ben Ayade Claims Detained Journalist Tried To Overthrow Buhari by crownwealth: 6:17pm On Jan 29, 2020
Stalwert:
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Sharp, Ayade is not a tyrant, yet you cowardly call for posterity to judge him meaning you will never demand justice. Crowncownudice.


Get lost, you Ayade & the tyrant in Aso Rock who laid the terrible foundation of human rights abuse.

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Re: Agba Jalingo: Ben Ayade Claims Detained Journalist Tried To Overthrow Buhari by blasted12: 6:17pm On Jan 29, 2020
I can't believe a professor can talk like this

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Re: Agba Jalingo: Ben Ayade Claims Detained Journalist Tried To Overthrow Buhari by Houstency(m): 6:17pm On Jan 29, 2020
*.

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