NewsExpress advert FCMB banner Fidelity bank banner NewsExpress advert
Breaking News: Newswatch Editors regroup, float new magazine

By News Express, Lagos on 07/09/2012

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 5,475


Former editors, reporters and managers of Newswatch have regrouped under a new platform even as the Newswatch Founding Directors and the core investor, Barrister Jimoh Ibrahim, continue their tussle over the ownership of the iconic magazine.

A statement just issued in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, by Tobs Agbaegbu, former Senior Associate Editor and Newswatch Bureau Chief in Abuja, disclosed that they have floated a new magazine to sell from next week Monday, September 10.

Said the statement: “A new magazine called Verbatim, which the publishers describe as ‘product of the ingenuity and enterprise of an assembly of many former editors, reporters and managers of Newswatch magazine’, will hit the newsstands nationwide on Monday, September 10.

“It will be published as an investigative news magazine, every fortnight, by Verbatim News Network Limited, with headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital.

Verbatim, according to Agbaegbu, “is meant to provide detailed, well investigated insight into contemporary national and global issues, as it affects Nigeria, Nigerians and their interests.

He promised that the magazine will live up to its name. “We shall leave up to our name. We shall report verbatim, and present news as it is. We shall also give our readers a high dose of exclusives, as will be obtained from our investigative prowess.. Collectively, we have it in our veins, our blood and bone marrow,” Agbaegbu said.

“Verbatim, according to a release issued by the management of the media organization has Tobs Agbaegbu, former Senior Associate Editor and Newswatch Bureau Chief in Abuja, as Editor-in-Chief.”

The statement named Anza Phillips, a former Assistant Editor who covered the Presidency for Newswatch, as Executive Editor, saying that “Agbaegbu and Phillips have already resigned from Newswatch.”

News Express recalls that Jimoh Ibrahim, who reportedly acquired 51 per cent of Newswatch last year, suspended the operations of the iconic magazine on August 7 and laid off the staff.

Newswatch Founding Directors led by Ray Ekpu have accused him of acting unilaterally, even as he has yet to pay the agreed 510 million naira for the 51 per cent stake in Newswatch.

*Photo: Newswatch ec-CEO Ray Ekpu, whose ‘boys’ have struck out on their own.

Source News Express

Posted 07/09/2012 2:26:16 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

 

You may also like...
Native doctor’s charm kills pastor accused of witchcraft...

Conference of Speakers dissolves executives

We’re not aware of 6-week extension —National Conference...

IYC suspends 5 dissident Ijaw youths over illegal...

Hate speech, hate song

Good Friday: Oritsejafor charges Nigerians on sacrifice, love...

10 Chibok schoolgirls stranded in America

Expect vibrant opposition from PDP in 2018 —...

Police confirms abduction of 3 by Boko Haram...

Flood sweeps away 8-year-old girl in Anambra

G9 demands for urgent disarming of Fulani herdsmen...

FG vows to implement Economic Plan

 

Latest News Rethinking Nigeria’s development with Bill Gates, Okonjo-Iweala, By Adele Adeniji Still on Buhari’s verdict on Nigerian youths, By Jerome-Mario Utomi Armed bandits abduct housewives in Kaduna Cybercrime: UK sends 2 Nigerians to prison Brave worshippers capture suicide bomber inside mosque 41 items still banned under Nigeria-China currency swap deal – CBN Pope Francis unveils 14 new cardinals, no Nigerian on the list Anambra to revive over 200 skill acquisition and entrepreneurial centres New HIV infections among pregnant women raise concerns Why Okorocha wants Nwosu to be Imo Governor in 2019, By Collins Ughalaa Certificate Scandal: HEDA asks SFU to investigate Senator Omisore dumps PDP for SDP ahead of 2019

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (344,927 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (341,544 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (273,058 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (224,494 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (204,968 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (202,462 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (176,684 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (158,995 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (150,023 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (143,151 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (139,823 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (132,237 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (40) Business & Economy (3,136) Business Verdict (43) Columnists (853) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (497) Features (594) Global Business Monitor (273) International (1,964) Interview (149) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (119) News (35,442) Opinion (953) Pidgin (10) Politics (5,021) Religion (742) Sports (1,512) Stock Watch (28) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Boko Haram commanders surrender

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement