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July, 2020

  • 13 July

    Malami Accuses Sahara Reporters Of Libel, Demands Apology

    Abubakar Malami

    The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) has asked Sahara Reporters to within seven days retract all libelous, defamatory publications against him. Read Also: I Slapped Akpabio Over Sexual Advances, Says Nunieh, Ex-NDDC MD Malami stated this in a statement signed by Umar Gwandu, his Special …

December, 2019

  • 3 December

    N2.5bn Libel Suit: Atiku Files Deposition Against Buhari’s Aide

    Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, on Tuesday, filed his deposition in support of the N2.5 billion libel suit which he instituted against President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Assistant on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, earlier in June. Read Also: Don’t Take Any Loan If You’re Not Investing, Atiku Tells Buhari He signed the …

July, 2019

  • 30 July

    Osoba Drags Afenifere Chieftain, Okurounmu, To Court Over Libel

    Segun Osoba, a former Governor of Ogun State, has sued Femi Okurounmu, a chieftain of pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere, over alleged libel.  Osoba, demanding a compensation of N3 billion, said Okurounmu had called him a traitor and double-faced agent in two national newspapers, Daily Independent and The Sun. He filed the …

December, 2018

  • 5 December

    Libel: Sowore Floors Saraki In Appeal Court

    Omoyele Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters and presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, has won his appeal against a high court ruling ordering him to pay Senate President Bukola Saraki the sum of N4 billion over libel in June 2017. Sikiru Oyinloye, a judge at the Kwara state high …

September, 2018

August, 2018

  • 12 August

    Ortom Accuses Oshiomhole Of Libel, Demands N10bn As Damages

    Samuel Ortom, Governor of Benue State, has accused Adams Oshiomhole, the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, of libel, demanding N10 billion as damages. The governor, through his legal counsel, Samuel Irabor, demanded that Oshiomhole should within seven days retract the libellous statements he made against him in 10 …

November, 2017

  • 28 November

    Eight Journalists Charged With Libel


    Uganda has charged eight managers and editors of a daily newspaper with several offences including libel and computer misuse and a court ordered them detained until Dec. 5. The journalists have been in detention for nearly a week after police raided the premises of “Red Pepper” accusing them of publishing …

June, 2016

  • 3 June

    I Did Not Collect Any Money From Dasuki- Omisore

    By Esther Okafor Former Deputy Governor of Osun state, Iyiola Omisore has denied collecting money from former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki. EFCC had declared Omisore wanted for refusing to honour its invitation over N700million he allegedly collected from Dasuki between June and November, 2014. Speaking on Channels TV on …

February, 2016

  • 7 February

    Libel: Buhari’s Aide Sues Blogger For N1bn

    A member of the Buhari Media Support Group, Lauretta Onochie, has sued a US-based blogger, Emeka Ugwuoye, over a libellous publication on Facebook that she runs an international trafficking ring for N1 billion. Onochie said she has suffered damage to her reputation, insisting that if the blogger is not restrained, …

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