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Bribery Allegation: State Assembly Grills Publisher over Gov. Ganduje


The Publisher of Daily Nigeria, Jafar Jafar, Thursday, appeared before the Kano State House of Assembly to defend the authenticity of the video clip he published showing Governor Abdullahi Ganduje collecting a bribe.
The publisher of the online platform that first aired the video, arrived the Kano with the Kano House of Assembly Committee investigating the bribery allegation against the Governor amidst very tight security.
A video clip was published by the publisher wherein the Governor was seen pocketing wads of dollars, allegely bribe from one of the beneficiaries of contract in the state.
However, Ganduje had denied the allegation but the Kano State Assembly had, on October 15, set up a seven-man investigative committee to probe the allegation.
The committee therefore invited the publisher to appear before the state house and show proof that the video is authentic.
Jafar arrived the state’s assembly complex in the company of his lawyers and with the holy Qur’an hanged on his shoulders.
Meanwhile, two factions of protesters have stormed the state House Assembly, with each faction bearing placards either in support of Jafar or in support of Governor Ganduje.
While the faction in support of the Governor hold an opinion that the clip is an act of infringement on the private rights of the Governor, those in support of the publisher hold a view that the clip is a result of an investigative journalism and so, must be commended.

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