The managements of The Sun Publishing Ltd, and the MD/EIC of New Telegraph, Mrs Funke Egbemode have denied that their companies got any money from office of the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki through Nduka Obaigbena.
In a statement signed by The Sun’s Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief, Mr Eric Osagie yesterday, they said,
“We can boldly say it that we did not share any slush fund with anybody and got none from any quarter. Ours is an organization run by professionals who place high premium on individual and corporate integrity and as such will not compromise great values imbibed over the years”, Mr Osagie stressed.
On the same development Telegraph stated, “It is on record that following the decision of NPAN to seek compensation from the Federal Government in the aftermath of the seizure of editions of newspapers by the military, New Telegraph computed its losses, which were passed to the association. However, since then, the company has heard nothing from the association on the matter.
“Following a report that NPAN has begun paying N9 million (not N10 million as contained in the report that has gone viral on the internet), the management of Daily Telegraph Publishing Company Limited, publishers of New Telegraph, Saturday Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph, has written three letters to NPAN for its share of the compensation; but regrettably, as at this moment, not even a kobo has been received.”
Meanwhile, two other national newspapers; the Nigerian Tribune and Peoples Daily have denied collecting any kobo from the NSA’s office through Mr Obaigbena.