Wednesday, 7 May 2008


The publicity division of Nigeria's Presidency, headed by Mr. Olusegun Adeniyi, a journalist have devised a scheme to rubbish the credibity of "radical" online news media with focus on Nigeria, through the method of leaking false information to them.

We have been reliably informed that this new strategy is informed by the relentless expositions of Presidency secrets, especially the President's state of health, and the fraustrations of Mr. Adeniyi, occassioned by his inability to compromise publishers of these "radical" online news media.

The new strategy was successfully tried out recently when a top female publicity staffer in the Presidency on the instruction of Mr. Adeniyi, leaked false information to an online news medium to the effect that President Umaru Yar'Adua,who has just arrived the country from medical treatment abroad, has been flown abroad again for medical reasons.

This information,though false, was taken as true and published as breaking news. The publication signalled the commencement of the second episode of the scheme. This episode involves giving wide publicity to this error of judgement.The President's chief publicist is currently making a good job of this.

We have recently been getting a lot of this type of information from the Presidency, which after thorough investigations,always turn out to be false.