Sahara Reporters’ brand of guerrilla journalism came under fire on Thursday from a media ally, Premium Times.
The online newspaper had tweeted a story accusing media aide of senate president Bukola Saraki of visiting the Premium Times office “to beg for favorable reporting.”
“FLASH: @bukolasaraki sends emissary led by his media aide @Yusupholaniyonu to @PremiumTimesng to beg for favorable reporting. They’re surprised @PremiumTimesng is revealing dirt on the Senate Pres, they accused PT of being funded by Gov. @elrufai of Kaduna state,” Sahara Reporters tweeted.
In a response, Premium times said that Sahara Reporters should be ignored.
“@SaharaReporters @claim on @Yusupholaniyonu ‘s visit to @PremiumTimesng should be ignored. We are not in the habit of ridiculing people who make friendly visits to our offices.”