Group Disowns Proposed Meeting With Tinubu|| Wike Under Fire For Seizing PDP Chieftain’s Property

SWAN distances self from NUJ’s purported meeting with Tinubu
The leadership of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), has exempted its members from the forthcoming meeting with the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate for the forthcoming election, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

A letter, seeking to have an interface with APC presidential candidate was alleged to have earlier been written by the leadership of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).

The letter, which was said to have been signed by the NUJ President, Chief Chris Isiguzo, to the aforementioned presidential candidate, was said to have listed SWAN as one of the bodies expected to be part of the NUJ executives.

Exonerating itself from the letter, the leadership of SWAN in a statement on Friday and made available to DAILY POST, said “We wish to state categorically that the National Secretariat of SWAN is not part of the NUJ delegation.”

Signed by its Secretary General, Jude Opara, the statement reads, “While we accept that the NUJ has the right to interact with Tinubu or any other person for that matter, we make bold to state that as a duly registered organization under the Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, we are not part of the purported NUJ arrangement.

Group slams Rivers govt over 868 plots of land allocated to Daar Communications
International Society for Social Justice and Human Rights, ISSJHR, Friday slammed the Rivers State Government for allegedly revoking the 868 plots of land allocated to DAAR Communication, owners of African Independent Television, AIT and Ray-Power radio owned by High Chief Raymond Dokpesi, a popular PDP chieftain.

It said the 868 plots of land was legally ceded to Daar Communications Plc during the administration of former Governor Peter Odili in 2001 with a caveat that the company would give 70% employment to the indigenes of the state.

Speaking at a press briefing in Port Harcourt, Rivers State Chancellor of ISSJHR, Dr. Jackson Omenazu cautioned the state against revoking the land allocated duly to the communications company.

In his words, “We call on the state government not to politicize the land dispute.

“By our investigations, we were able to obtain useful documents of the Deeds of agreement between the state government under Peter Odili and Daar Communications.

“What that implies is that that land was genuinely ceded to the communications company and this present administration has no moral or legal right to dispute that.

“Daar Communications had paid the sum of N86m into the account of the ministry of Lands, and the agreement was duly signed by the then Commissioner for Information and Communications in the state.

“If the dispute is not handled with care, it would jeopardize the employment of over 48 Rivers indigenes who are earning their living and that of members of their respective families from the company.
Source: DailyPost