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Ganduje slams N3billion defamation suit against Daily Nigerian

The Kano State governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has taken an online newspaper, Daily Nigerian before a Kano High Court, demanding three Billion Naira (N3 Billion) for defamation.

The Governor’s lawyer, Nuradeen A. Ayagi, in the suit submitted before the High Court dated 13, November, 2018, demanded the defendants for an appearance to be entered for them before 14 days.

Ganduje slams N3billion defamation suit against Daily Nigerian lailasnews
Ganduje slams N3billion defamation suit against Daily Nigerian


Recall that Daily Nigerian, an online platform had published stories and videos alleging that the Kano state Governor Ganduje collected $5 Million as kickback from contractors.

Nuradeen prayed the court that it should declare as follows, “that the act of publishing and circulating libelous statements, false and doctored video clips attacking and impugning the character and integrity of the plaintiff amounts to defamation of character of the character plaintiff by the defendants and thus wrongful.”

The Counsel to the Governor also urged the Court to further outrightly declare “that unqualified imputation of theft, fraud, corruption and dishonesty which are all criminal offenses by the defendants publication against the plaintiff without any conviction by a court of laws, is slanderous, libelous, injurious and wrongful.

“An older perpetually restraining the defendants, their agents and all persons and entities to whom they shared their libelous documents/records from further defaming the good standing and character of the plaintiff.”

Ganduje is praying the court to for an “order of perpetual injunction restraining the defendants from further publishing the said defamatory story and sharing the said doctored video clips howsoever to whichever type of audience.

” An order compelling the defendant to pay the plaintiff the sum of N3, 000,000,000 ( Three Billion Naira) as damages for the defamation of the plaintiff character and standing.

“An order compelling the defendants to write a public apology to the plaintiff and broadcast such apology through their online platforms and news media with global accessibility.”

74 Comments

  1. Well, if the daily times can’t justify themselves over these allegation, then they deserve what they got. You can’t defame a governor for your own profit. Probably this will caution other news body to be sure about their news before posting to the public.

  2. This is serious , daily time news are now accuse of allegation , if it is not true daily time news will not publish such news

  3. I suspected this allegations to be false at first… I might just be right. If they can not justify the allegations levelled against him, then they should fulfill his demand.

  4. Nigeria needs a faithful government who is ready to support and feed the masses instead of feeding themselves alone

  5. The case should be well looked into so as to know the actual truth about the whole issue surrounding this whole thing,if it is found to be true then the governor should be sanctioned properly

  6. I can see this man called Ganduje has guts but I pray the whole truth of the matter comes out soon… God help our country Nigeria.

  7. We are a nation guided by laws. It is good the governor saw it right to follow due process as it his constitutional right. If daily Nigerian has a strong defence for this accusations then they should put up. Democracy wins

  8. It is the Governor’s constitutional right to go to court. If Daily Nigerian has a strong defence then they should fight back

  9. actual truth about the whole issue surrounding this whole thing,if it is found to be true then the governor should be sanctioned prop

  10. Because buhari has praised him that’s why he has the pampasy to Sue daily sun…. Instead of keeping shut and beg

  11. Before an online platform posts such news, they should be very sure of the authenticity of the source. And also the negative results it will have on them if the story ends up being false

  12. Before an online platform bold post things, they should verify the authenticity of the source of their story. and also what the negative effect of the outcome of such posts will be on their platform

  13. They deserve it.
    All this news people that will b carrying peoples personal life up and down like its their birthday rite.

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