- More than four years after Jafar Jafar published the ‘Gandollar’ videos, the journalist met with Governor Ganduje in London on Monday, December 5
- The journalist in 2018 published some videos allegedly showing the Kano state governor as he purportedly received a bribe from a contractor
- Governor denied the allegations and also filed a N3 billion defamation suit against Jafar after which the journalist relocated abroad
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London, United Kingdom - Jafar Jafar, the journalist who published the controversial videos on Governor Abdullahi Ganduje allegedly receiving a bribe from a contractor, met with the Kano state governor in London on Monday, December 25.
Recall that the publisher of Daily Nigerian had in 2018 published the videos in a major scandal which many Nigerians now refer know as ‘Gandollar'.
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The Kano state governor denied the allegations and said the videos were cloned. He also filed a N3 billion defamation suit against Daily Nigerian and its publisher over the videos.
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Following the expose, Jafar went into hiding and subsequently relocated abroad.
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But on Monday, both men were seen outside Chatham House, where Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), spoke, Daily Trust reported.
Leadership newspaper also posted a short video on Twitter showing Governor Ganduje and Jafar laughing and shaking hands.
Sadiq Hussaini commented on Facebook:
"I guess they met to negotiate, because his tenure is about to end."
Enyi Oche said:
"For final settlement or what?"
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In another development, the Kano state government has described as lies reports that Governor Ganduje was among the three governors fingered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as having stashed away funds in their houses.
The government reacted in a statement issued on Sunday, November 6, by the Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba.
The commissioner said that while the EFCC did not mention the identity of the governors, the online publication “went ahead to make such false reference.” He added that the report, “which lacks texture for an investigative story,” was either the imagination of the publishers or a deliberate attempt to tarnish the governor’s image.