Charly Boy: For Exposing TB Joshua’s Evil Secrets, Nicholas Ibekwe Deserves An Award
Oct 2nd, 2014 – Charly Boy: For Exposing TB Joshua’s Evil Secrets, Nicholas Ibekwe Deserves An Award
Controversial Abuja area fada, Charles Oputa aka Charly Boy has hailed investigative journalist often hired by **yagal** who exposed TB Joshua last month.
As earlier reported by NaijaGists.com, one of Nigeria’s top investigative reporters recorded an audio of TB Joshua giving bribe to reporter and pleading for their favour in reporting the disaster that befell his church.
Charly Boy in a new article said our dear Nicholas deserves an award (How remarkable)**
Read Charly Boy’s latest article below:
“THE FURTHER A SOCIETY DRIFTS FROM THE TRUTH, THE MORE IT WILL HATE THOSE THAT SPEAK IT” – George Orwell
Arise, O compatriots, Let’s serve our Fatherland, With love and strength and faith!
How hard service must be in a decadent society like ours where words like credibility, honesty, honor, truthfulness, professionalism and integrity are fast becoming extinct and rapidly being replaced by corruption, greed sharpness, evil, materialistic lust, the list is endless! That’s how deep the rot is. However my story today no be dat yarn.
National awards were given a few days ago to deserving and not so deserving Nigerians. Honorary awards are meant to be given in recognition for exceptional achievements, integrity and distinction. So therefore, I hereby confer my own nationalist award of Officer of the Order of the Niger, OON to Mr. Nicholas Ibekwe.
I’m sure so many of you are wondering who that is and yes until a few days ago, I didn’t even know who he was.
He is a young journalist who was bold enough to chose a path of integrity, honestly and professionalism against all odds of being a minority and chose to speak for the truth.
Our minds have become so beclouded with the truth as being shaded that when we come in contact with it,we have a repelling approach to it and may even begin to see those who dare to be bold and speak out as over sabis or ITK’s ( I too know ).but really, should that come as a surprise to anybody In a society where morals are eroding, and people have succeeded in convincing themselves that the truth is no longer important.
Our minds are so closed because when we see the truth we can’t even trust it based on the fact that for so long, lies have been exchanged for the truth and now we are caught in-between what is really true and what are lies and thus, the confusion of what is right and what is wrong begins.
Mr. Nicholas Ibekwe chose to speak about the alleged bribe money that was given to them to write a ‘good’ story about the collapse of the synagogue building. There were 15 journalists there and 750 naira was shared. Only one person chose to cry foul! one person chose to standout, one person chose to speak the truth.
For a very long time now, the stone have been left unturned concerning what really goes on in this country. The rich and privileged do whatever they like and as it is the norm nothing happens, Because we all have been corrupted by weakness and fear. You hear of the issue for a while and like the wind, it simply blows away. For instance, till now, we are all confused about who’s responsible for the money smuggled into South-Africa, CAN President Oritsejafor or the Federal Government, we are yet to hear the truth. Like joke, the fight for #bringbackourgirls is gradually quieting. We never know what is really going on. Till date, the allegations against Major General Abubakar Mohammed has not been clarified but the soldiers involved have been sentenced to death, no digging, no probing. If they did, we never heard. When it becomes a crime to report freely criminal activities,then it becomes obvious that leadership is made up of criminals. QED.
What injustice! It takes a little mistake from a less privileged man and his life would be no good from thence forth. I would ask, was the law made only for the poor?
I would say it clearly that what journalist Nicholas Ibekwe did is something I haven’t seen in a million years just to exaggerate a bit. I have been silent about it but have been following the news surrounding the alleged bribe given by T.B Joshua to Journalists to shade the truth. Hummmmmmm
To me it came as a surprise that in this rot, there are a few who are still bold enough to do the right thing. Yeah, people are saying he is an opportunist but I would ask is it not better to be an opportunist with the right thing than an opportunist with the wrong thing? All the journalists who went there allegedly received the bribe were opportunist, as they chose 50,000 over the truth. Others are saying Nicholas Ibekwe declared self-righteousness, but I would say he declared the truth, is it because he was the first who thought of the right thing to do and came out with it?
As a celebrity and a journalist myself, I know how hard it is out there, we are all facing this thing, although everybody own get em level. I understand, just like I understand with my okada boys dem and poor people who need assistance, I do the same thing for the journalists like I do for them. I call mine ‘white envelopes’, not given to them as a bribe but as a fact that being in the game I understand the hustle. I don’t care what people say about me in the media so long as whatever you are saying is not based on assumptions but facts.
When journalism fails to report with truth and objectivity, abuse of professionalism ensues.
My most recent encounter of that with a publisher was the propaganda about my being gay. Many platforms carried it yes but why did I sue only National Mirror and Daily independent?
The answer is very simple. When you write a story that has not be adequately researched and backed with facts, you avoid debasing a person’s credibility and integrity.
The truth is a bitter pill that only very few people like myself fight for it and it is for this fight of truth that this matter has been taken to court. The next hearing will be presided on the 9th of October in Lagos state high court. I hope the world is watching because I want justice. And I go so shout if it is denied me.
I’ve never had any beef with T.B Joshua, in fact when I was PMAN president, he helped us financially with a few of our programs and I am grateful. But my focus is not him, my focus is that this young man did a right thing and should be rewarded. People do evil all the time and they are applauded for it, why is it so difficult to applaud an uncommon good. Many lives (about 115) were lost in that fall, who is going to account for it?
We’ve been kept in the dark for too long; this should come as a breath of fresh air. We need people who can tell us the true position of things as it is, not sugar coating and shading the truth from the populace.
If not for this my ‘brokage’ thing going on with me right now I would want to do more however the Charly Boy foundation is pledging 300,000 Naira for any journalist who shows remarkable integrity in the discharge of his duties and can write and speak the truth no matter the odds.
I hope Nicholas Ibekwe is reading this, I want to meet you, I want to congratulate you, I would love to reward you for your boldness. You have not only been professional as a journalist, you have also be courageous. Your boldness must never go unnoticed or unrewarded. There is God.
If we make it a habit of not rewarding people who make an attempt to do good, then evil will reign supreme in this country and we all will hate ourselves.
The reality is that a small subset of the population have been working, conspiring, for years against the rest of us in an effort to completely own and control Nigeria and everyone in it. The shitty system and the country we have today is a direct result of this, the ultimate conspiracy. That’s why there are a lot of rifrafs in power, that and the fact that the majority of my people are ignorant of this conspiracy against them. Hummmmm there is Godooooo.
We should all learn to stand for the truth and the right thing even when everyone would be against us for doing the right thing. We are already down as a people and as a nation, what else do we have to lose, we should stand for the truth and protect the right thing at all times…at least from now on.
Shame on those hungry journalists who collected the bribe to hide the truth.
And why would TB Joshua want to offer bribe if he has nothing to hide????? food for thought
October 2, 2014 at 10:04 PM
tb joshua fucked up big time u don’t need all thid for crying out loud my prophet
October 2, 2014 at 10:09 PM
October 2, 2014 at 10:49 PM
I back charly boy with this brilliant writeup, God will exposed his dirty yansh very soon
October 3, 2014 at 10:10 AM
G1 and thers, don’t jumped to conclusion yet because non of us is God. It is only God that see the unseeing and knows the actual truth of the whole thing. Tragedy is feasible and is waiting to strike at any given time. May I pls tell guys that these are the same people that do turn around and go to SCOAN for confession.
Denis Ray Ogosi
October 2, 2014 at 11:00 PM
An outstanding observation,bravo! well done Charlie, Nigeria has successively progressed derogatorily towards greed, perversion of justice, hammer mentality, do anything however debased it is just to get by… to the detriment and total annihilation of good, western societies gives public recognition to outstanding characters such as Nicholas in the case of Nigeria, you hear people say Nicholas fuck up…to further buttress Charlies right observation, what has the Nigeria Government done about this recording, what has the so called justice system done about it, where are the Femi falana’s… what is the lagos state or rather the federal government doing about lack of building permission on the illegal collapsed structure…..hmmmmmmmm yeye dey smell
October 3, 2014 at 12:39 AM
IF THE PICTURE ABOVE IS IBEKWE, OBVIOUSLY THIS JOURNALIST REPRESENT NOTHING BUT**** CAN TELL, HE WILL DO EVERYTHING TO PLEASE HIS ****. IF TBJ IS EVIL I DON’T THINK **** WILL CRITICIZE HIM.
Asiwaju Olu Mayungbe
October 3, 2014 at 1:59 AM
Charly Papa. You have said it the best way.“There’s never been a true war that wasn’t fought between two sets of people who were certain they were in the right. The really dangerous people believe they are doing whatever they are doing solely and only because it is without question the right thing to do. And that is what makes them dangerous.”
― Neil Gaiman, American Gods
This the reason why we need serious revolution in Nigeria either peaceful, Mosaic law way or that of the late American civil right revolutionist, Malcom-X. The rot in the system has engulfed minds of the badly governed citizens. Abject poverty and hopelessness are everywhere. The most enunciating of all is that the citizens glorify the looters of their own treasury given them more reasons to step on everyone’s toes due to poverty. My people, we may be poor, our shoes might be broken, but our minds should be our palaces. Inside those palaces, we must have absolute collective security and voices to resist looters, else, we are finished for eternity in the hands of corrupt leaders and self centered heartless rich people. I commend you dearly for taking the bold step to write this message of hope. To the journalist,Mr. Nicholas Ibekwe,while other journalists have the ‘most trusted name in fake news’, you refused to trade your integrity for Nigeria ‘coins’. Please continue to pick fights with people who buy ink by the barrel (meaning unworthy newspaper journalism). Pick bones with people who have acerbic, award winning false news writers, broad TV reach, and strong social network presence. Seek journalists of the same like-minds for collective might.Form a formidable righteous organization. Funds will be coming from channels that want positive change. Thank you Charly Boy . Thank you Nicholas Ibekwe. Shame on you the self centered politicians and lastly, shame on false Prophet TB. Joshua. You deserve life imprisonment.
October 3, 2014 at 4:26 AM
well done bros charly Boy for your beautiful article and also for rewarding Nicholas may God enrich your pocket.We need good journalist like Nicholas ibekwe cos our country is full of corruption and the so call journalist in our country are been corrupted to the level that they only care for there pocket rather than telling the truth.May God help us all
October 3, 2014 at 8:41 AM
Award my foot. He is not the only person that refused to collect the money and i think he’s looking for sheep fame. Though, iam not a TB church member but the man has a generosity heart more than so many of you.
da game behind da game
October 3, 2014 at 9:28 AM
Preach Charly Boy!!Preach!! We all know where you are coming from and collectively as a nation we will get their. Nevertheless, good article and keep propagating the good message in order to educate the minds of the new generation of the blessed nation.
October 3, 2014 at 9:40 AM
Who is charlie boy 2 talked abt Tb,evil cant speak against evil. If dat so caled journalist recorded Tb bribin dem, y nt go 2 FG. Hw come is Cb dat he want to? Pls u pple shouldnt say nonsence bcos Tb is involved, there is God ooo dat wl judge every word dat comes out of our mouth.
October 3, 2014 at 10:38 AM
Mr Nich.please I need video as a proof……….u people forged it…….I DONT BELIEVE U!!!!!!!!!!!………#I Love U T.B JOSHUA
October 3, 2014 at 10:38 AM
What an impeccable write-up @charley boy. Profoundly speaking, If honesty and transparency were to be the gate pass to leadership, not even a shadow of some of our so-called leaders who profess to uphold veracity in their dealings, would near that mantle. Jezz, been quite observant of the saga revolving this moni laundering….and its very annoying how they still act under the charade of prosecuting these offenders#there is God o.
October 3, 2014 at 1:11 PM
God Judge Them All Amen
October 3, 2014 at 2:13 PM
Chaii I dey read novel abeg e too long.