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FirstNews editor faults apology to Gbajabiamila, resigns

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The General Editor of FirstNews, Mr. Segun Olatunji has resigned hours after the publication of an apology to the Chief of Staff of President Bola Tinubu, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila.

Olatunji, who spent 14 days in the custody of Defence Intelligence Agency, Abuja for a report on Gbajabiamila, said he resigned for his safety and that of the family.

The report, How Gbajabiamila attempted to corner $30bn, 60 houses traced to Sabiu,was written by Olatunji.

In a statement on Wednesday, FirstNews management said it had discovered that the said story contained “falsehoods and fabricated stories handed out to us as facts by a misleading source which was highly negligent on our part and for which we deeply tender an unreserved apology to the Chief of Staff to the President”.

Hinting that he was unhappy about the apology, Olatunji said he hoped that the truth on what transpired over the report would come out soonest.

His resignation letter reads: ”In view of the latest development regarding the Gbajabiamila story and the stance of the company’s Management, I hereby tender my resignation as the General Editor of FirstNews.

”It has become imperative for me to resign my appointment for the safety of my person and my family.

”However, I want to state that in no distant time, the truth will come out and then it’ll be my word against theirs.

”I hope the Management of First Media Network Limited, publishers of First News newspaper, will be magnanimous enough to fully settle the one year outstanding salaries I am being owed, in no time.

”I thank the company’s management for giving me the opportunity to contribute my quota to its operations in the past four years”.

Source: The Nation

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