Connect with us

Politics

Breaking! APC Raises Alarm Of A Purported Rogue Website By The Opposition …… Links It To Labour Party 

Published

on

Spread the love

By Emmanuel Adeoye 

The Director, Media and Publicity, Presidential Campaign Council, All Progressive Congress, APC, Bayo Onanuga has warned citizens to beware of ‘Igbotimesmagazine.online’, a news site, allegedly spreading fake news against its party’s presidential candidate.

Giving this warning in a Press Statement, issued on Sunday and sent to Treasure Newspaper, Onanuga added that the news site is simply out to spread falsehood against its presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

“It is out to misinform and mislead our people and disseminate malicious information on Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in the run up to the 25 February election, which the opposition candidates, including Peter Obi of Labour Party, are bound to lose.”

Onanuga, while highlighting a couple of the fake stories published by the news site, berated the opposition party’s for the act; while calling for the  apprehension of the perpetrators behind such moves.

“In its latest false news, the site claimed that some EFCC operatives, on the order of President Muhammadu Buhari raided the “underground home” of Tinubu. It claimed that N400 billion of the new notes was recovered from there. The story, which notably lacked the essential “when, where and how” ingredients of any news story, went viral”.

“The EFCC has since issued a formal statement on the purported raid by its men as a fake story the public should disregard”.

“The dubious website, in its fake story, claimed investigations are still ongoing as to which bank manager made such money available to Tinubu, it then admitted its own absurdity when it wrote that “the money recovered in Tinubu’s “underground house” is equivalent of “the entire money printed for the whole Nigeria” by the CBN.

“So, if Tinubu alone has all the money printed by Godwin Emefiele’s CBN, how do you account for the billions distributed by the apex bank to all the banks, including operators of POS?”

“The site, which is on Twitter and Facebook appears to have links with the Labour Party, went further, in another post, to claim that President Muhammadu has ordered the arrest of the bank manager that made the phantom money available to the APC candidate”. 

“In a previous post two weeks ago, the site had claimed that ‘an angry mob blocked N3 billion of new notes heading to Tinubu’s house”.

“Other fake news on the site included  one that claimed the Federal Government planned to borrow money from kidnappers in Kaduna because they have more money than our country. It credited the misleading news to Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture”.

“We want to warn Nigerians to be wary of every piece of news emanating from the site, and its social media handles.

“There will be many of such sites as some candidates become desperate to win at all costs, in fulfilment of some rogue and rigged opinion polls by ANAP Foundation and Nextier, shunning all decent norms and rules.

“We are not surprised that the opposition has embarked on sponsoring a website and social media handles, whose owners are unknown and which lacks physical address or even an email.

“We urge the authorities to fish out the people behind the site, that is recklessly dishing out fake news, before more damage is done to our polity.”


Spread the love
Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Breaking News

Security4 hours ago

Nigeria’s Police Chief Receives UNODC Officials, 2024 Corruption Survey Report

Spread the love…. As NPF Emerges Most Improved Organization Against Corruption  By Joseph Sunday  The Nigeria Police Chief, the Inspector...

Business1 day ago

Ondo NSCDC Commandant Visits Gender Matters Office, Seeks Partnership 

Spread the love… As Special Adviser On Gender Matters Embraces Partnership Plans  By Joseph Sunday  The Ondo State Commandant for...

Reports4 days ago

Journalist’s Life Under Threat Over Land Dispute In Ekiti

Spread the loveBy Joseph Sunday Following a petition addressed to the Commissioner of Police, CP Akinwale Adeniran in Ekiti State,...

Reports4 days ago

Oriyomi Hamzat Fights Dirty In Public

Spread the love… Watch Video Inside Story  By Joseph Sunday  A prominent radio presenter named Alhaji Oriyomi Hamzat of Agidigbo...

Business6 days ago

Abuja Based Ogun State Business Man Breaks Records, Opens 9th Oliver Twist Supermarket

Spread the love… Expresses His Passion To Grow The Business  … Says Business Not Profit Oriented Only By Idowu Adebomi ...

Education6 days ago

Elebute Kemi Halle Bags Doctor Of Divinity From USA Based Christian Ministry

Spread the love…. Says It Is An Act Of God By Idowu Adebomi  The Peace Foundation Christian University based in...

Security7 days ago

Akure: One In Coma As Unprovoked Attacks By Hausa Fulani On Ondo Amotekun Officers Causes Unrest

Spread the love… Injures Many … Watch Video Of Scene By Joseph Sunday  Information reaching Treasure Newspaper has revealed that...

Reports1 week ago

Aiyedatiwa Amend Laws To Accommodates 11 More Judges In Ondo

Spread the love … Break Records Since State Creation In 1976  By Joseph Sunday  The Ondo State Governor, Honourable Lucky Orimisan...

Education1 week ago

Ondo Governor, Aiyedatiwa Assures NYSC Of Facilities Upgrade At Ikare Camp 

Spread the loveBy Joseph Sunday  The Ondo State Governor, Honourable Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa has assured the State officials of the...

Education1 week ago

Ondo Government Sets To Protect, Collaborate With Female Tricycles Operators 

Spread the loveBy Debbie Funmilayo  The Ondo State Government has expressed the readiness to protect the interests of female Tricycles...

Reports1 week ago

Ekiti Agro Marshalls Parades 5 Criminals 

Spread the loveBy Hope-Feyisayo Temitope  The State Commander of the Ekiti State Agro Marshalls, ESAM, Retired Police Officer, Olamide Oni...

Security2 weeks ago

NAF UAV, NOT HELICOPTER, CRASHED IN KADUNA

Spread the love… Discourages Fake News By Hope-Feyisayo Temitope The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), has experienced...

Reports2 weeks ago

Abuja Stakeholders’ Engagement Will Improve Growth, Development – Information Commissioner 

Spread the loveBy Joseph Sunday The Commissioner for Information in Ekiti State, Rt Honourable Taiwo Olatubosun has revealed that the...

Celebrities2 weeks ago

Agboola, ParrotXtra Publisher Loses Father-In-Law

Spread the love… Burial Holds On August 3 In Ado-Ekiti The Publisher of Parrot Xtra Magazine/PMParrot.com, Olayinka Agboola, has announced...

Health2 weeks ago

Ekiti Govt Joins Other States To Mark National Environmental Sanitation Day

Spread the loveBy Joseph Sunday  The Ekiti State Government has joined the other States across the Country to mark the...

Politics2 weeks ago

Ekiti: LGA Chairman Announces Plan To Float New Local Security Outfit 

Spread the loveBy Joseph Sunday  The Chairman for Moba Local Government Area of Ekiti State, Honourable Bamidele Fadugba has announced...

Education2 weeks ago

Akure: ASUU Pleads With FG To Honour Agreements 

Spread the loveBy Joseph Sunday  The branch of the Academic Staff Union Of University at the Federal University of Technology,...

Jobs2 weeks ago

Ekiti: Head Of Service Bows Out, Reads Out Achievements

Spread the loveBy Joseph Sunday  The outgoing Head of Service of Ekiti State, Engineer Sunday Olanrewaju Komolafe has read out...

Education3 weeks ago

ASUU Chair Faults Reconstitution, Composition Of New Governing Councils 

Spread the love… Says IPPIS Is A Scam, Want It Removed  … Describes Retired Politicians As Unfit To Be Appointed...

Education3 weeks ago

17th inaugural Lecture: Paltry 3% Registered Nigerian Land Mass Stunting Economic Growth, FUOYE Don Raises Alarm

Spread the love… Urges NASS To Address The Issue By Wole BalogunS.A Media to VC A Professor of Law of...

Trending