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NYSC Certificate scandal: We are not retracting our story, take us to court, Premium Times challenges, Adeosun


Publisher of the Premium Times, Dapo Olorunyomi has challenged the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun to go to Court on the story that she allegedly forged her youth service exception certificate.

He insisted that the investigation the news medium conducted evidently shows that the exemption certificate the woman parades is a forged one.

“We didn’t just publish the story in question,it was a product indepth investigation,and we have it on good authority,that the certificate ‎she’s parading is a forged one.We challenge her to go court,we will meet her there.”

Olorunyomi stressed that Premium Times carried out a thorough investigation before publishing the story, adding that the organisation would encourage Adeosun to go to court because that is the best way she could prove the story if she believes it is not true.

“Adeosun forged her exception certificate. The story is real. We did a water-tight investigation that took us three months before we came out with the story. We encourage her to go to court if she will like to prove us wrong,” he stressed.

Olorunyomi stated this when responding to a question from a member of the audience after he delivered a lecture entitled “Independent Journalism At The Interface Of The Digital Transition” at the University of Ilorin.

He delivered lecture at the 9th Annual lecture organised by the Mass Communication Department of the University in memory of Doyin Mahmoud, the Pioneer Head of the department who died in 2009. Mahmoud, a respectable media executive was a former Managing Director of the Independent Newspaper Limited, the publisher of Daily Independent.