Obaigbena's THISDAY Newspaper Sues ACN, CPC, PDP Spokespersons For Libel, Demands N40 Billion In Compensation

Nduka Obaigbena
By SaharaReporters, New York

ThisDay publisher Nduka Obaigbena, under heat for his paper's publication of a questionable opinion poll on the April 2011 elections, has directed Thisday's lawyers to sue officials of opposing parties for libel. In a report received today by SaharaReporters, Mr. Obaigbena's paper announced that it was suing three spokespersons of ACN, Team Ribadu and CPC, for accusing his news organization of concocting a discredited opinion poll.

A few days ago, ThisDay published an ostensible opinion poll in which the paper claimed that more than 60 percent of voters favor Goodluck Jonathan, the presidential candidate of the ruling PDP to win the the April 9 presidential poll. Mr. Obaigbena is also reportedly suing a PDP spokesman for questioning aspects of the alleged poll. 

Mr. Obaigbena, who has a long history of putting his publications at the propaganda service of Nigeria's military and civilian governments, has faced pointed censure since his paper's publication of the bizarre poll results.
 
Mr. Obaigbena's lawsuit, which will commence tomorrow at the Federal High Court, Abuja, targets Joe Igbokwe of the Action Congress of Nigeria, Ibrahim Modibbo of the Ribadu Campaign Organization (also known as "Team Ribadu"), Yinka Odumakin of Congress for Progressive Change, and Cletus Akwaya of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Mr. Akwaya is a former reporter with Mr. Obaigbena's Thisday but currently serves as Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs to the Governor of Benue State. Mr. Akwaya had criticized the "poll" for stating that Governor Suswam of Benue, a PDP candidate, would lose his bid for reelection.

One Abuja-based lawyer said it was highly unlikely that Mr. Obaigbena's lawsuits are going to succeed. "I think the likely outcome is that the judge hearing this libel case will conclude that Thisday is guilty of gross abuse of the court process," said the lawyer, adding that the paper brought justified criticism on itself by selling bogus polls to its readers.

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bribed obviously

Need anyone tell you that the money miss road was bribed ? its a question of time they will all be brought to judgement here on earth and alas no place for them even in HELL GD's willing...the change has come and we shall take our destiny in our hands and dispose the nation of these people, they are less than 50,000. we are far more than 120million,its a question of minutes to get rid of them ALL...

youths for Ribadu?

With all due respect I beg to differ, I'm in my 30s and have no intention what so ever of voting for Ribadu, at the debate he came across as brash and lacking in goals. If Ribadu had any sense at all he and Shekarau would join forces with Buhari and deliver this country from PDP. If they won't do that they can shout from now till tomorrow over the polls result Goodluck WILL be president and Nigerians will suffer another 4 probably 8 years of further plunder. I'm from Benue and agree with the results we will vote CAN in Benue

youths for Ribadu?

With all due respect I beg to differ, I'm in my 30s and have no intention what so ever of voting for Ribadu, at the debate he came across as brash and lacking in goals. If Ribadu had any sense at all he and Shekarau would join forces with Buhari and deliver this country from PDP. If they won't do that they can shout from now till tomorrow over the polls result Goodluck WILL be president and Nigerians will suffer another 4 probably 8 years of further plunder. I'm from Benue and agree with the results we will vote CAN in Benue

please allow this mrs

please allow this mrs president to rest na only her get that can case for nija.

Fellow patriotic Nigerians ,

Fellow patriotic Nigerians , lets begin this Revolution by not buying or reading Thisday Newspaper . It is only good for two things , rapping akara with it in the morning , and using same as toilet paper in the evening .

I beginning to suspect this

I beginning to suspect this guy is involved in some kind of organised crime. He is above the law. But his days are numbered and those of his principals.

GUYS, THE ELECTIONS ARE

GUYS, THE ELECTIONS ARE ALMOST UPON US. EDUCATE YOUR FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS, FAMILIES, ESPECIALLY IN THE SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH EAST. PLEASE USE THIS LINK http://buhari4change.com/?page_id=683. BB FOR CHANGE!! YES WE CAN!

I beginning to suspect this

I beginning to suspect this guy is involved in some kind of organised crime. He is above the law. But his days are numbered and those of his principals.

I have never seen any sign of

I have never seen any sign of integrity on d face of d man called nduka.

Is this not the man who was

Is this not the man who was on CNN in 1993 to defend the annulment of June 12? Arent we talking here of the paper established on the back the 1993 crisis after IBB had proscribed all other papers in Nigeria? This guy can only thrive in a skewed environment like Nigeria. Remember what happened to his pipe dream of replicating the newspaper in South Africa? Nduka would bat for the Devil if the price is right. Shame on Nigeria that this character still fools around with the country. I wouldn't touch that paper with a 100-foot pole

Let the revolution begin..... I DECLARE FATWA ON THISDAY

Nduka don dey run mad ohh, i am sure him people know wetin him dey do so. instead of the fool to apologize to Nigerians and retract that useless 'poll result' wey he write for him bedroom he dey begin dey SUE.
As for me and my house and community we don declare FATWA on Nduka and him "toilet paper'(Thisday),
anywhere we see Nduka we go pour am shit. I am issuing a threat to all vendors to stay clear of thisday paper. Let him start collecting salary from PDP/GEJ.

everyone in this forum should pls visit thisday facebook page www.facebook.com/Thisday-Newspaper-Nigeria/ and "crash" it.

LET THE REVOLUTION START FROM THISDAY DOOR-MOUTH,
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

If you are in please call or text 08078367892
WE NEED TO TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK

Is this the same guy who aspires to become Rupert Murdoch?

Nduka Ojuelegba is not only crazy, he is becoming a national security threat. You see, he can threaten to sue readers who dispute his newspaper stories, because he does not even understand the industry in which he operates. He is so ignorant, walahi I shudder at this man's level of intelligence.

On second thought, may be he knows what he is doing. Is he trying to create a fallback position, just in case the obvious happens and Jonathan loses the election? Here is what I think this money miss road is thinking. Jonathan loses the election and Buhari or Ribadu after winning the election comes after him to start vomitting all he ate. He can start crying to everyone that he is being persecuted because he sued their campaign organizations for libel. While this scenario does not make sense to me and a lot of other people, it sure makes sense to this senseless "Newspaper Mogul"

This wan don craze finish - only in Nija!

Change will surely come to Nigeria, please vote Buhari-Bakare

come and sue me also

he will do nothing, he was indeed bribed, how on earth can a man ccome up with such an unpopular pool? he was bribed, he should come and sue me too

The two institutions that

The two institutions that could save this country are its press and judiciary ..the press can call black white while the judiciary can simple give judgemnt that black is white...WHAT A COUNTRY?

THISDAY black market polls

The publisher of thisday newspaper is nothing but a disgrace and embarrassment to journalism! He is one of the reasons Nigeria has remained the way it is (I mean static). Since when did opinion polls become something that can be bought? Shame!Shame!!Shame on you Nduka Obaigbena!!!

ThisDay’s Voodoo ‘Trends Analysis’

This is an article from September 15, 2010

ThisDay’s Voodoo ‘Trends Analysis’
By Dr. Peter Briggs

Trends analysis – also known as trends extrapolation – is a systematized pattern of information gathering with a view to spotting a pattern and predicting a future outcome.

In project management studies, it denotes a mathematical technique that uses historical results to predict future outcome by tracking variances in cost and schedule performance.

Trends analysis often begets the twin questions of legitimacy and acceptance: when does the ‘trend baby’ gain acceptance as a bona fide trend? There are of course different ways this could happen such as when it gets enough confirmation in the various media, surveys or questionnaires or from other similar trends studies. But trends analysis could also be used to manipulate reality, mislead, frame a discussion of create a bandwagon effect. In a very influential book, How to Lie with Statistics (1954), the American writer, Darrell Huff, outlines common errors, both intentional and unintentional, associated with the interpretation of statistics, and how these errors could lead to inaccurate conclusions. The funny business of lying cleverly with figures, which Darrell Huff described in the 1950s, is routinely employed by rogue analysts, including in trends studies.

This brings me to the recent ‘trends analysis’ of how PDP delegates may vote, which ThisDay newspaper has been publishing for sometime. The third of such ‘updates’ was published on Tuesday, September 7, 2010.

READ FULL ARTICLE: http://www.saharareporters.com/article/thisday%E2%80%99s-voodoo-%E2%80%9...

THISDAY, NDUKA, IJEOMA YOU CANNOT MANUFACTURE INTEGRITY!

Nduka Obaigbena's THISDAY Newspaper Sues ACN, CPC, PDP Spokespersons For Libel, Demands N40 Billion In Compensation. I still dey laugh.

Who's Nduka trying to fool by suing PDP along with the opposition? Nduka, wake up! This is 2011, Nigerians are no longer "mumu".

Nduka is always sucking up to "ANY GOVERNMENT IN POWER"

What a despicable and useless distraction by no-credibiltiy ThisDay-man-must-whack ragpaper!

Shame on you all!

Obaigbena's "This-eBay" Newspaper!

Obaigbena's "This-eBay" newspaper's Fraudulent Polls wants to sue? I DEY LAUGH.

My advice is for Nduka Obaigbena, Simon Kolawole, Ms. Ijeoma Nwogwugwu, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Tunde Rahman, Nduka Nwosu, Collins Edomaruse and others at ThisDay to shut up and shamefully go and enjoy their PDP/GEJ "transport money"

DON'T LIVE FOR TODAY ALONE! REMEMBER THE FUTURE OF YOUR CHILDREN AND GRAND CHILDREN! STAND UP AND SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER!

You guys will all regret this fake polls 10-20 years from now!

We Nigerian youths are mobilising for Ribadu

Excerpt from "Our Nation’s Journey Begins By Mallam Nuhu Ribadu"

"Seventy per cent of our citizens are under the age of 30. They are active, restless, and curious. 43 million of them are daily exploring the neural of the Internet as a communication and social networking medium. Yet the half-century of our nation’s history have loudly left them behind through failure of governance, failure of economic management, and a failure of the national social contract.

Historically, in an election year, these young men and women would have responded in apathy, walking off in anger, disgust, and scorn at the electoral process. Guess what, ladies and Gentlemen? Of the 66 million registered voters by INEC, preliminary reports suggest that at least 46 million are in the demography of 35 years and below.

Change has come to our doorsteps, the sacrificial lamb is already in revolt, and while the other parties cannot grasp the significance of this silent revolution, our party—the Action Congress of Nigeria, must help advance it to the next logical stage

REMEMBER THISDAY'S SIMILAR HIGHEST BIDDER POLL FOR IBB?

Remember this story? Rigging of 2011 Elections Has Started: Recalling The Latest THISDAY So-Called Opinion Polls

http://www.saharareporters.com/article/rigging-2011-elections-has-starte...

ThisDay must apologise for trying to fool Nigerians!

Nigeria Election Polling by John Campbell

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

According to a recent opinion polling Nigeria, 38.1 percent of respondents “strongly agree” and 34.9 percent “somewhat agree,” “that Goodluck Jonathan is doing a good job as president.” The poll even shows Jonathan with a one hundred percent positive approval rate in Akwa Ibom state, and an average positive performance rating of about ninety percent in the southern states. His lowest score was in Kano with 22.5 percent, but he had an overall approval rate in the North of sixty percent.

The poll, conducted by Ipsos, an international polling firm, was published in This Day, a Nigerian newspaper sympathetic to the Jonathan administration.

I am skeptical that this poll accurately measures Jonathan’s support. Indeed, an approval rating of one hundred percent anywhere stretches credulity. While opinion polls are not unknown in Nigeria, they are not common, either.

Shortly before the 2007 elections, a government cabinet minister came to see me with polling results that ostensibly showed overwhelming support for the governing People’s Democratic Party. In hindsight, the Obasanjo government’s sharing of poll results with the diplomatic community looks like it was part of an orchestrated campaign to try and give credibility to the electoral outcomes despite the massive PDP rigging of the elections. Friends of Nigeria must hope that polling data is not now being used in a similar way before the April 2011 elections.

SOURCE: http://blogs.cfr.org/campbell/2011/03/09/nigeria-election-polling/

THISDAY/NDUKA/GEJ MUST ANSWER THESE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS FIRST

"1) Can Mr President explain what happened to the case of N104m seized from Nancy Ebere Nwosu who allegedy swore to an affidat to the EFCC that she was laundering money for Dame Patience Jonathan?

2) What about the announcement by the then EFCC spokesman,Mr Osita Nwajah on September 11, 2006 that the sum of 13.5m USD was seized from another associate of Mrs Jonathan which the anti-graft body said belonged to the now first lady?

3) Any explanation on the several billions of Naira which DSP Alamiesegha left in Bayelsa coffers as at the time of his impeachment which was allegedy squandered in months by Jonathan without anything to show for it?

4) Who presided over the FEC meeting in October 2009 where a 4 km runnway at Abuja Airport was awarded for N64b?Late Predident Yaradua was already in Saudi Hospital as at the time!

5 What happened to the 30b USD Yaradua left in the excess crude account that is virtually empty now?

6 How come it is only Nigeria under Jonathan whose foreign reserve is depleting among oil producing nations at a time of all time high increase in prices of oil products?

We understand Jonathan is scared of General Buhari promise to check out what happened to the billions of dollars the ruling PDP has sunk to the power sector to give Nigeria further darkness instead of light because he has supervised that sector in the last four years.

No amount of cheap shots will stop the change Nigeria awaits from ensuring that Nigerians enjoy regular power supply starting from finding out what the PDP did to put the light out so that money never pour into procuring darkness in our country again."

- Yinka Odumakin (spokesman for General Buhari)

Nduka and his junk paper are

Nduka and his junk paper are enemies of Nigeria. Let us stop buying and reading the junk and make them feel the heat.

Greedy and sleazy Obaigbena and his rag, Thisday

Nduka Obaigbena is a very sleazy and crooked man. His rag known as Thisday is the worst paper for pro-regime propaganda in Nigeria, followed by the pro-Jonathan Daily Sun. Under Obaigbena, Thisday is a corruption-fest of hatchet journalism for the highest bidder. Nduka and his useless paper thought that they could use a bogus poll and help the anti-people PDP to rig elections again. No way! This time around, Nigerian citizens are determined to put a stop to the PDP's reign of incompetence, election rigging, stealing of public funds and impunity.

See this man! Fourty billion

See this man! Fourty billion for libel! This the way you are making your cheap money later you will go give beyonce 1million dollar to peep her breast. Barawo, ole, thief. Come and sue me. Mcheeewwww!

The story from 'Daily Sun'

The story from 'Daily Sun' copied below will never be of interest to SR and its folloers who are thinking they could forced their myopic and bias view on Nigerian. Should anyone else has opinion poll of the election, let the person or group make it public rather than crucifying 'Thisday'.

Anambra polls: Police arrest ACN agent with INEC result sheets
...He’s not one of us, says REC
From IJEOMA ONUORAH, Nnewi
Thursday, March 24, 2011


Photo: Sun News Publishing
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Men of the Anambra State Police Command yesterday, arrested a suspected senior aide to Dr. Chris Ngige, a former governor of Anambra State, over illegal possession of election materials, belonging to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The suspect, Kingsley Ezenwenyi, was arrested when he came to the headquarters of the commission in Awka yesterday morning and proceeded to copy from INEC’s notice board, which was strictly meant for staff, the list of postings of electoral officers released by the commission’s state office last Monday.
This drew the attention of men of the State Security Services (SSS) attached to the commission, who asked him to leave.

He was then trailed to his hotel, on the outskirts of Awka, where he was discovered to be in possession of illegal election materials.
Daily Sun gathered that the recovered materials included: Form EC8 A, with serial number 01008997 (original and duplicate copies), 60 copies of original Form EC8(R), which are for publication of results of polls, 56 copies of Form EC8(B), which are for summaries of results from polling stations.
When Ezenwenyi was asked to explain how he came to possess the election materials, he claimed he was working for INEC as a consultant, hired to train members of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) for the election.

But in a swift reaction, the Resident Electoral Commissioner for Anambra State, Professor Chukwuemeka Onukogu, who spoke through Mr. Frank Egbo, stated that Ezenwenyi could not be working for the commission, noting that by printing ballot papers, Ezenwenyi clearly had other motives.

“He already had result sheets for pasting results and it means his own results would have been ready for publication before the conclusion of voting on election day and if he does that you know the kind of confusion that would cause,” stressed Egbo. When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Emeka Chukwuemeka, confirmed the arrest of Ezenwenyi, stating that investigations had started.

Reacting to the development, the ACN Publicity Secretary for Anambra State, Mr. Okeluo Madukife, claimed ignorance of the development and said he would investigate the matter before responding.

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See this man! Fourty billion

See this man! Fourty billion for libel! This the way you are making your cheap money later you will go give beyonce 1million dollar to peep her breast. Barawo, ole, thief. Come and sue me. Mcheeewwww!

Nduka made his money from

Nduka made his money from Abacha regime to establish ''Thisday''. He should deny or confirm it

Mr Obaigbena, what is your problem?

I wish to ask Nduka what his problem is, if he has any conscience at all he will know that the political parties are not lying and that he cooked-up the poll results in order to condition peoples minds for the rigged results. Nigerians no go gree this time oh!!! Make Nduka go sidon for corner!!! BB 2011 by God's grace!!!

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