Chairman and editor-in-chief of Thisday newspaper, Nduka Obaigbena, on
Monday revealed the Nigerian Guild of Editors collected N50 million from
the Office of the National Security Adviser, in a further widening of
the arms purchase scandal.
Special adviser to President Muhamamdu Buhari on Media and Publicity,
Femi Adesina was the President of Nigerian guild of editors at the time.
Mr. Obaigbena, who is also the president of Newspaper Proprietors
Association of Nigeria, NPA, stated this in a letter to the Economic and
Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, dated December 30, 2015, obtained by
The EFCC had last December invited the NPAN president in connection with
the ongoing probe into the $2.1 billion arms procurement fund allegedly
misappropriated by the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.
Mr. Dasuki, alongside some top officials of the Peoples Democratic
Party, and other former senior officials are currently being
investigated for allegedly receiving the arms fund.