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Abubakri Yekini's ThisDay Newspaper Advert Discrediting #EndSARS Report by dre11(m): 9:32pm On Nov 24
Lagos State University Lecturer Spends Five Times His Salary On Newspaper Advert Discrediting #EndSARS Panel Report

A lecturer of the Lagos State University (LASU), Dr Abubakri Yekini says there was no “massacre” at the Lekki toll gate on October 20, 2020.

Yekini in a paid advert on ThisDay newspaper on Wednesday described the leaked report of the Lagos State Judicial Panel as fake.

While the advert is worth about N1.9million, Nigerian professors did not earn more than N416,000 as a monthly salary. Yekini is not yet a professor and should have spent approximately about five times his salary on the advert.

The Justice Doris Okuwobi-led panel submitted its report to the Lagos State Government, noting that at least nine persons were confirmed dead at the Lekki toll plaza when soldiers stormed the tollgate to disperse EndSARS protesters on October 20, 2020.

The 309-page report stated, “The atrocious maiming and killing of unarmed, helpless and unresisting protesters while sitting on the floor and waving their Nigerian flags and while singing the National Anthem can be equated to a massacre in context.”

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who received the report on Monday, constituted a committee to bring forward a White Paper within the next two weeks to be considered by the Lagos State Executive Council.

However, Yekini, a lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the institution on Wednesday put a center spread to debunk the report.

Sources told SaharaReporters that the advert was about at least N1.9million.

“N2,418,750 is the full rate with VAT and discount of 20% is N1,935,000. He must have paid something like this, depending on the discount he got which is relative.

“Negotiations’ ability and talking to the right people; so the centre spread advert costs about N1.9million after discount. But it could vary depending on who he talked to and the discount he got. Where did he get the money when it cost more than his salary to do so?”

This is coming a few days after Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, University of Lagos chapter, Dr Dele Ashiru, revealed that Nigerian professors did not earn more than N416,000 as a monthly salary.

Ashiru during an interview on Channels Television, stated that university lecturers deserved better welfare packages.

He said, “No Nigerian professor earns more than N416,000 in a month as the total package. We are saying let us renegotiate this agreement so that people’s conditions of service will improve.

“As I speak to you, our members have been earning the same salary since 2009 till date. I don’t think there is any section of the Nigerian economy and society that has been so treated.

“The highest-paid professor which means that if he remains in the university system for the next 10-15 years will not earn more than the same amount he’s been earning since 2009.

http://saharareporters.com/2021/11/24/lagos-state-university-lecturer-spends-five-times-his-salary-newspaper-advert

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Re: Abubakri Yekini's ThisDay Newspaper Advert Discrediting #EndSARS Report by thorpido(m): 9:33pm On Nov 24
He's not well.
There was incontrovertible evidence that people were shot and died.
Abi na government give am the money wey e take do advert?

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Re: Abubakri Yekini's ThisDay Newspaper Advert Discrediting #EndSARS Report by backbencher: 9:33pm On Nov 24
How he got the money

1.Could be a government proxy...or a politician's proxy...

2.Could have used some of his savings...after all, he could have a side hustle as well as some passive income that brings in money in addition to his salary (we don't know how long he has been a lecturer for, or whether he only lectures in the university where he is employed, or whether he does consultancy on the side.)

And yes, many lecturers have those things..side hustles, and other means of money...what with the fact that salaries have not been good for some time.

(in FACT, i DARESAY many lecturers, both pro- and anti-government have other sources of income apart from their salaries...especially as they have known since the 1980's that relying on their salary alone is a big mistake.)

3.He could be a part of a pro-government group that raised money for the ad..he had to do the writing. Or he was approached by a pro--government group to do the writeup...and they published it and paid the advert fees.

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Re: Abubakri Yekini's ThisDay Newspaper Advert Discrediting #EndSARS Report by GreatTormentor: 9:36pm On Nov 24
His salary not mine, how do I care, he has money to waste, no time to cry for apku and uha soup

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Re: Abubakri Yekini's ThisDay Newspaper Advert Discrediting #EndSARS Report by Asiri1991: 9:36pm On Nov 24
Idiots

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Re: Abubakri Yekini's ThisDay Newspaper Advert Discrediting #EndSARS Report by KingEverest: 9:36pm On Nov 24
Ofcos someone paid him for that advert wasting tax payers money just to discredit a report undecided

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Re: Abubakri Yekini's ThisDay Newspaper Advert Discrediting #EndSARS Report by Maxymilliano(m): 9:37pm On Nov 24
He's a Politician and member of the APC.

We know them, awon oloriburuku ...

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Re: Abubakri Yekini's ThisDay Newspaper Advert Discrediting #EndSARS Report by Racoon(m): 9:39pm On Nov 24
Their desperation since they heard about the Lagos panel #EndSARS report have heightened even when the white paper have not been released yet.

Lai Mohammed apostles everywhere trying desperately to kill the report even if alleged to contain some discrepancies.Nothing new.This is how evil people roll.The wicked flee when no man pursue..

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Re: Abubakri Yekini's ThisDay Newspaper Advert Discrediting #EndSARS Report by BeeBeeOoh(m): 9:39pm On Nov 24
Dr. Abubakri Yekini in the morning Lai Mohammed at night.

If you don't gerrit forget abourrit

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Re: Abubakri Yekini's ThisDay Newspaper Advert Discrediting #EndSARS Report by nairavsdollars(f): 9:40pm On Nov 24
Most lecturers engage in side hustle. So how he got the money shouldn't be any trouble

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Re: Abubakri Yekini's ThisDay Newspaper Advert Discrediting #EndSARS Report by realstars: 9:41pm On Nov 24
He is paid for.

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Re: Abubakri Yekini's ThisDay Newspaper Advert Discrediting #EndSARS Report by Baawaa(m): 9:43pm On Nov 24
He is one of Tinubu's boys

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Re: Abubakri Yekini's ThisDay Newspaper Advert Discrediting #EndSARS Report by TooMuchStuff: 9:48pm On Nov 24
By their names ye shalt know them....

Awon omo egbe MURIC n Nonsense

No be LASU dat Lone Barking Dog Ishaqq dey??

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Re: Abubakri Yekini's ThisDay Newspaper Advert Discrediting #EndSARS Report by Asgard73: 9:49pm On Nov 24
Tinubu and his stooges including Lagos state government would do everything to discredit the report ..
so the can have something to propagate when Lagos state finally releases the whit paper

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Re: Abubakri Yekini's ThisDay Newspaper Advert Discrediting #EndSARS Report by Golan007: 9:49pm On Nov 24
So you expect a law lecturer in Lagos to be poor?

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Re: Abubakri Yekini's ThisDay Newspaper Advert Discrediting #EndSARS Report by Asgard73: 9:51pm On Nov 24
nairavsdollars:
Most lecturers engage in side hustle. So how he got the money shouldn't be any trouble

Lasu is owned by Lagos state... only am no how he got his appointment..
so he have to secure it at all cost.

Imagine Tinubu appearing in court with 25 SAN .. and your asking how they got their SANSHIP.

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Re: Abubakri Yekini's ThisDay Newspaper Advert Discrediting #EndSARS Report by FarahAideed: 9:55pm On Nov 24
Lai Mohammed puppet

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Re: Abubakri Yekini's ThisDay Newspaper Advert Discrediting #EndSARS Report by Nonpartisan1: 10:08pm On Nov 24
Very honest lecturer who love his country.

I would have contributed, if i knew.

Kudos to this man of integrity.

#LEKKILIES

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Re: Abubakri Yekini's ThisDay Newspaper Advert Discrediting #EndSARS Report by JAMO84: 11:08pm On Nov 24
Instead of analysing the points he raised in the advert, they are busy wondering where he got money from,.

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Re: Abubakri Yekini's ThisDay Newspaper Advert Discrediting #EndSARS Report by christistruth01: 11:37pm On Nov 24
Nonpartisan1:
Very honest lecturer who love his country.

I would have contributed, if i knew.

Kudos to this man of integrity.

#LEKKILIES

JAMO84:
Instead of analysing the points he raised in the advert, they are busy wondering where he got money from,.


Golan007:
So you expect a law lecturer in Lagos to be poor?


So even Sahara reporters has now Codedly accepted that there was no Lekki Massacre because they made no attempt to dispute the major Points, discrepancies and errors in the report that he mentioned


Dr Yekini's article was brilliant and spot on

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Re: Abubakri Yekini's ThisDay Newspaper Advert Discrediting #EndSARS Report by RealAdewole(m): 12:12am On Nov 25
If not that we are running a de facto military government in nigeria, so many ordinary people discrediting the proposal of a panel headed by a JUDGE
Re: Abubakri Yekini's ThisDay Newspaper Advert Discrediting #EndSARS Report by tempest01(m): 5:42am On Nov 25
Most likely feeding from the Bourdillion Mafia Lord.

"Sane " people here hooping to also chop are also pushing him for president

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Re: Abubakri Yekini's ThisDay Newspaper Advert Discrediting #EndSARS Report by HappyPagan: 6:06am On Nov 25
thorpido:
He's not well.
There was incontrovertible evidence that people were shot and died.
Abi na government give am the money wey e take do advert?
Where this evidence dey abeg? Show me without abusing me.

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Re: Abubakri Yekini's ThisDay Newspaper Advert Discrediting #EndSARS Report by HappyPagan: 6:07am On Nov 25
KingEverest:
Ofcos someone paid him for that advert wasting tax payers money just to discredit a report undecided
Tax payers money?

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Re: Abubakri Yekini's ThisDay Newspaper Advert Discrediting #EndSARS Report by KingEverest: 6:11am On Nov 25
HappyPagan:

Tax payers money?
A politician sponsored that on this behalf
Re: Abubakri Yekini's ThisDay Newspaper Advert Discrediting #EndSARS Report by HappyPagan: 6:12am On Nov 25
KingEverest:

A politician sponsored that on this behalf
Wow.. e be like say na you transfer the money.

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Re: Abubakri Yekini's ThisDay Newspaper Advert Discrediting #EndSARS Report by KingEverest: 6:14am On Nov 25
HappyPagan:

Wow.. e be like say na you transfer the money.
So you tink a lecturer will use his money 5x his salary just to discredit a report, watin en go gain at the end

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Re: Abubakri Yekini's ThisDay Newspaper Advert Discrediting #EndSARS Report by backbencher: 6:31am On Nov 25
KingEverest:

So you tink a lecturer will use his money 5x his salary just to discredit a report, watin en go gain at the end

You think that lecturers rely only on their salary or don't have side hustle including teaching at private universities at the same time as teaching at public universities?

Most lecturers have side hustles. A lesson they learned the hard way in the late 1980s.

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Re: Abubakri Yekini's ThisDay Newspaper Advert Discrediting #EndSARS Report by HappyPagan: 6:42am On Nov 25
KingEverest:

So you tink a lecturer will use his money 5x his salary just to discredit a report, watin en go gain at the end
Is this an admission that your earlier statement was from your ass?

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Re: Abubakri Yekini's ThisDay Newspaper Advert Discrediting #EndSARS Report by PentiumPro(f): 7:01am On Nov 25
thorpido:
He's not well.
There was incontrovertible evidence that people were shot and died.
Abi na government give am the money wey e take do advert?

There should also be incontrovertible evidence about the people that died. Can you provide the evidence of people that died ? Names, pictures, Address and other details to Nigerians that are doubting can have to hold the govt accountable?

People that believe there is nothing like massacre are raising valid and genuine observations, people like you that believe a massacre took place can’t raise valid points to back the massacre story but you are busy claiming someone spent more than his salary in punching holes at your claims?

Foolish people

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Re: Abubakri Yekini's ThisDay Newspaper Advert Discrediting #EndSARS Report by TeeGentle(m): 8:10am On Nov 25
if u know get money hide ur face
so the lecturer get money so he no fit hide face

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Re: Abubakri Yekini's ThisDay Newspaper Advert Discrediting #EndSARS Report by yetunsbay(m): 8:54am On Nov 25
JAMO84:
Instead of analysing the points he raised in the advert, they are busy wondering where he got money from,.
analyse to us pls

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