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ThisDay Suspends Staff Over Oyedepo US Visa Report by HigherEd: 3:15pm On Feb 04
THISDAY Newspaper said it has suspended two of its editors over a report about general overseer of Living Faith Church Bishop David Oyedepo which turned out to be false.

“The management of THISDAY Newspapers Limited has suspended two of its deputy editors, Mr. Yemi Ajayi and Mr. Olawale Olaleye, over the story: “Drama as US Embassy Denies Bishop Oyedepo Visa,” published last Friday,” ThisDay said in a statement on Tuesday.

“The story, which claimed that Bishop Oyedepo was denied visa by the US Embassy, was subsequently refuted by the embassy to be false.”

The report published and later deleted on THISDAY website early on Friday claimed the embassy denied the pastor visa renewal.

The reports claimed that while the embassy did not give any other reason for the now fictitious visa denial, it said that Oyedepo did not qualify for visa renewal in its assessment and urged him to reapply.

“David Oyedepo in anger created a scene while querying the grounds for his refusal, stressing that he had been travelling to the states as far back as 1980s and had not violated any rules or committed any crime to have warranted being denied a renewal of his visa,” the report said.

But the US Embassy said the report was false and ‘manufactured’.

“Be advised, the reports making the rounds about a visa being denied to Nigerian Bishop Oyedepo are false,” US Embassy tweeted on Friday.

“If you have seen this manufactured item in the media, help defeat this #misinformation by communicating to everyone that it is completely false.”

The newspaper company said also “investigated the publication and found that the two deputy editors failed to follow its well-established traditions of carrying out the necessary checks and confirmations expected of personnel of their status in a sensitive story of that nature.”

The newspaper apologised to Oyedepo for the embarrassment the story might have caused him.

https://m.guardian.ng/news/thisday-suspends-editors-over-oyedepo-us-visa-report/

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Re: ThisDay Suspends Staff Over Oyedepo US Visa Report by edo3(m): 3:16pm On Feb 04
Oyedepo should go and beg on his behalf cos even Jesus our lord forgives.. ..

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Re: ThisDay Suspends Staff Over Oyedepo US Visa Report by kunleweb: 3:18pm On Feb 04
Suspended. What a joke. Look at what leniency causes. If you've been hit a billion quid legal suit and your offices shut down, senses would have hit you that much more should be done than mere suspension. Yeye editors. More like BMC candidates


This goes out to people who employ falsehood to dent other people's character ad reputation just in a bid to achieve a selfish motive or being the first person that breaks the news. Falsehoods does severe damage. Les be guided in how we're quick to sensationalize anything that passes through our ears without subjecting it to confirmation

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Re: ThisDay Suspends Staff Over Oyedepo US Visa Report by hisexcellency34: 3:18pm On Feb 04
So, the report is not true?

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Re: ThisDay Suspends Staff Over Oyedepo US Visa Report by GamalNasser: 3:18pm On Feb 04
See as this one go carry wahalla for head in a bid to break sensational news first

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Re: ThisDay Suspends Staff Over Oyedepo US Visa Report by Witchersunited: 3:20pm On Feb 04
Lie against a pastor suspension angry


Lie against the president, you are promoted shocked

If buhari made all the editors that have printed lies about him to be suspended, same oyedepo will be shouting tyranny in his church

All these feeds into the ego of oyedepo, last last his time will come and he will die, chapter closed, history wouldn't remember him, given the way his church is, there will be crises to choose a new leader, church will end up like church of God mission.

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Re: ThisDay Suspends Staff Over Oyedepo US Visa Report by BuhariAdvocate: 3:24pm On Feb 04
Very good if daily news or vanguard news can emulate Thisday newspaper Nigeria will be great again.

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Re: ThisDay Suspends Staff Over Oyedepo US Visa Report by Daviddson(m): 3:33pm On Feb 04
I don't even seem to understand how the story found its way into their website with such details. Are they saying the correspondent sat down to concoct that story and an editor gave a green light to have it published or a hacker logged in to their website and planted the story there?

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Re: ThisDay Suspends Staff Over Oyedepo US Visa Report by HigherEd: 3:46pm On Feb 04
Witchersunited:
Lie against a pastor suspension angry


Lie against the president, you are promoted shocked


All these feeds into the ego of oyedepo, last last his time will come and he will die, chapter closed, history wouldn't remember him, given the way his church is, there will be crises to choose a new leader, church will end up like church of God mission.

Lmao the Living Faith Church would outlast you. It would only grow stronger after Oyedepo's departure.

And don't be sore, if Oyedepo were to depart for any reason now(God Forbid), you would see the fastest transition ever seen in Church leadership as it would happen within 24 hours.

Instead of you to work hard to attain some relevance in life you are busy wishing another man would die and go into oblivion.

Sir that right there are demons speaking through you. You need real help I hope you get it.

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Re: ThisDay Suspends Staff Over Oyedepo US Visa Report by HigherEd: 3:48pm On Feb 04
kunleweb:
Suspended. What a joke. Look at what leniency causes. If you've been hit a billion quid legal suit and your offices shut down, senses would have hit you that much more should be done than mere suspension. Yeye editors. More like BMC candidates


This goes out to people who employ falsehood to dent other people's character ad reputation just in a bid to achieve a selfish motive or being the first person that breaks the news. Falsehoods does severe damage. Les be guided in how we're quick to sensationalize anything that passes through our ears without subjecting it to confirmation

When Vanguard cooked up the story of Oyedepo opening the gate of hell which was later refuted and retracted, I doubt they even punished the person responsible for it.

That was how Mfonobong carried a story of how Oyedepo owns 4 jets and Forbes carried it. I don't know how any Nigerian should belief a person would buy 4 jets lol. Even the wealthiest people on Earth don't use four jets.

I know Ibeyeomie wouldn't take this kind of rubbish.

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Re: ThisDay Suspends Staff Over Oyedepo US Visa Report by Toneyzix: 3:50pm On Feb 04
Cool

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Re: ThisDay Suspends Staff Over Oyedepo US Visa Report by donbenz(m): 3:51pm On Feb 04
How is this news?

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Re: ThisDay Suspends Staff Over Oyedepo US Visa Report by NOETHNICITY(m): 3:51pm On Feb 04
This is what every sane news media should do

Unlike vanguard newspaper that refused to act when that Igbo tribal bigot( I've forgotten his name) went about insulting yorubas and everyone not in support of his biafra

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Re: ThisDay Suspends Staff Over Oyedepo US Visa Report by AmazingDesigns: 3:51pm On Feb 04
angry

I'm glad they were just suspended. Hopefully they'll return to their jobs in no time cos they helped ThisDay with publicity.

Anyways, do you think your company needs amazing designs to help with publicity?
Look no more, Cos i will handle all your Graphic Design needs. Why not just ask me out on Whatsapp? cheesy

Re: ThisDay Suspends Staff Over Oyedepo US Visa Report by Tomide007: 3:51pm On Feb 04
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Re: ThisDay Suspends Staff Over Oyedepo US Visa Report by Nobody: 3:52pm On Feb 04
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Re: ThisDay Suspends Staff Over Oyedepo US Visa Report by infogenius(m): 3:52pm On Feb 04
Right step.
Irrespective of whoever is involved, journalists must carry out their due diligence to verify information before publishing such stories.

That mistake can cause the newspaper house and lot if a case is filed.

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Re: ThisDay Suspends Staff Over Oyedepo US Visa Report by MANNABBQGRILLS: 3:53pm On Feb 04
Next time Mr YEMI Ajayi will get his facts right before rushing to publish fake news.

Na blogger blogger him go turn to at last.

The Church is marching on and the gates of hell cannot prevail.

We Rise!

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Re: ThisDay Suspends Staff Over Oyedepo US Visa Report by fatymore(f): 3:53pm On Feb 04
God bless you Sir
Re: ThisDay Suspends Staff Over Oyedepo US Visa Report by Tomide007: 3:53pm On Feb 04
hisexcellency34:
So, the report is not true?
So u believed it even after US embassy denied?

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Re: ThisDay Suspends Staff Over Oyedepo US Visa Report by lonelydora: 3:53pm On Feb 04
It's because of people like these two, Buhari wants to gag the social media.

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Re: ThisDay Suspends Staff Over Oyedepo US Visa Report by webshopNG: 3:54pm On Feb 04
The story was totally uncalled for.

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Re: ThisDay Suspends Staff Over Oyedepo US Visa Report by 24kmagic(m): 3:54pm On Feb 04
kiss
Re: ThisDay Suspends Staff Over Oyedepo US Visa Report by RZArecta(m): 3:55pm On Feb 04
More likely BMC zombie stooges on the payroll of the demonic junta in power, ordered to divert the attention of Nigerians from an FG scandal with another scandalous story since pastors are so easy to attack. Those foôls should be in jail somewhere along with their paymaster cool

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Re: ThisDay Suspends Staff Over Oyedepo US Visa Report by Aturitoroman: 3:55pm On Feb 04
Hmmmmm undecided
Re: ThisDay Suspends Staff Over Oyedepo US Visa Report by Young6x1: 3:56pm On Feb 04
Oh. Very bad
Re: ThisDay Suspends Staff Over Oyedepo US Visa Report by sexiestharam(f): 3:56pm On Feb 04
angry A staff would just sit down behind his/her desk and write a stupid story based on imagination. I usually check most online Nigerian dailies every day but I have stopped visiting Thisday after this fake news. I know they have also lost many visitors like me. Eyah!

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Re: ThisDay Suspends Staff Over Oyedepo US Visa Report by nwamabo247(m): 3:56pm On Feb 04
When they are very incompetent with their job

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