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Allegations of Withdrawal Of N10billion: BusinessDay Apologises To Osinbajo, Family, Friends, Colleagues, Well-Wishers

ABUJA – The management of BusinessDay newspapers has tendered its unreserved apology to the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo SAN over the story it published on August 9, 2020, through businessday.ng, titled “Ex APC Spokesman Asks Buhari To Probe Osinbajo, AGF Over Alleged N10bn Withdrawal From TSA.”

BusinessDay also extend its apology to Osinbajo’s family, friends, colleagues and well-wishers for the unwarranted inconvenience and embarrassment the publication has caused them.

“We hold the Vice President in very high esteem and appreciate his enormous worthy and enviable achievements in the private sector as a respected Professor of Law – of multiple decades standing and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, amongst others; and the worthy and enviable strides he has made in public service as the former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice Lagos and presently Vice President of Nigeria”, BusinessDay stated.

Read full text of the statement below:

Allegations of withdrawal of N10billion from TSA made against His Excellency, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, GCON.

by BusinessDay On Aug 13, 2020

On 9th August 2020, businessday.ng published a story titled “Ex APC spokesman asks Buhari to probe Osinbajo, AuGF over alleged N10bn withdrawal from TSA.”

That story failed to meet the editorial standards of Business Day Newspaper, as we have since discovered that the story was baseless, unfounded and unsupported by any factual substance.

We have already disabled the links to the story and hereby retract it completely and unreservedly.

Business Day apologises to His Excellency, Professor Yemi Osinbajo SAN, the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, his family, friends, colleagues and well-wishers for the unwarranted inconvenience and embarrassment the publication has occasioned.

We hold the Vice President in very high esteem and appreciate his enormous worthy and enviable achievements in the private sector as a respected Professor of Law – of multiple decades standing and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, amongst others; and the worthy and enviable strides he has made in public service as the former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice Lagos and presently Vice President of Nigeria.

We hereby convey our sincere, profound and unstinted apology for allowing our newspaper to be used as a platform by which the said news item was conveyed. The said publication is highly regretted by us and we urge our esteemed readers and the general public not to ascribe or attach our reputation for disseminating accurate information that we expect the public to trust to it.

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