Friday, 4 January 2008


The publisher of, Mr. Jonathan Elendu have reacted to our report titled "NIGERIAN OIL STATE GOVERNOR RECRUITS ONLINE NEWS SITE TO FIGHT OPPONENTS".

Mr. Elendu in an e-mail sent to us, denied being recruited by the governor or any person close to the governor for the purpose mentioned in the report.

The publisher further stated that that he has never met the chief publicist to the governor and according to him, does not as a policy,publish reports concerning his clients on his news site.

It will be recalled that we reported that the governor of Rivers state of Nigeria, Mr. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, through his chief publicist Mr.Ogbonna Nwuke and one other person we have not so far unravelled his identity, who resides in the United States of America, recruited and paid the publisher of,the sum of twenty-five million naira, to use his news site to fight the governors political opponents.

Before the publication of the said report,we sent e-mails to the Rivers State governor's chief publicist and to the publisher of for their comments.The e-mails were however, not answered at the time of posting the report.