Newswatch/Mirror Staff Set For Showdown With Jimoh Ibrahim Over Unpaid Salaries

Staff of Daily Newswatch newspaper, Newswatch magazine and National Mirror newspaper are set for a showdown with their Publisher and Group Managing Director of Energy Group, Dr. Jimoh Ibrahim, over unpaid salaries.
While the staff of the Newswatch titles are being owed five months salaries, those of National Mirror are in arrears of three months sa...laries, it was learnt.
However, Sources disclosed that Ibrahim repeatedly tells his staff that he does not need outside intervention to keep up with the payment of the staff.
As a starting point, some of the aggrieved staff of Daily Newswatch have vowed to stop the production of the newspaper with immediate effect.
One of them disclosed on Monday that if all goes according to plan, the newspaper will not be on the newsstand beginning from Tuesday (today).
Things are said to have gone so bad that the payment of allowances have also stopped.
Yet, the publications are on the newsstand as regularly as they should be.
Ibrahim prints the all-colour Newswatch magazine from London despite failure to pay salaries and allowances.
For the Daily Newswatch, the situation could not have been more pathetic.
Owing to the unpaid salaries, the Sales Manager of Daily Newswatch was said to have died on July 21, 2014 as he could not seek medical help when he took ill.
He was being owed since April when he died.
This was despite the fact that he was Ibrahim’s childhood friend.
Since the newspaper also commenced publication over a year ago, Ibrahim has failed to release the promised official cars to both the Managing Director, Moses Jolayemi, and another top echelon of the outfit, Dr. Bolu Afolayan, who was described as a childhood friend of the GMD.
He is however said to have released official cars to the Managing Directors of his other subsidiaries who joined the Energy Group after Jolayemi and Afolayan.
Many of those who have been able to get their official cars are said to be women


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria


  1. If anybody got paid, definitely not National Mirror Staff.

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