Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje file suit in Court against an online news platform

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Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has instituted a N3 billion suit in a Federal High Court against an online news platform, Daily Nigerian, and its publisher, Mr. Ja’afar Ja’afar, for defamation of character, slander, libel over publications and releases of video clips alleging that the plaintiff was involved in bribery.

According to a Writ of Summons dated November 13, 2018, the defendants are expected to appear before the High Court, sitting in Kano within 14 days.

Ganduje through his Counsel, Nuradeen Ajagi, prayed the Court to declare 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 plaintiff by the defendants and thus wrongful.

Recall that Daily Nigerian, an online news platform last month, published a story, accompanied with video clips, alleging that Governor Ganduje collected $5 million kick-back.

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