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Obanikoro Sues Sahara Reporters, Premium Times & Punch Newspapers by itsdumebi(m): 5:08pm On Feb 11, 2015
Former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro has gone to court to seek redress over a case of defamation of character by online newspapers Sahara Reporters and Premium Times. Joined in the suit are Punch Newspapers Ltd., Omoyele Sowore, Publisher of Sahara Reporters and Festus Owete, General Editor at Premium Times.

The defendants had published an audio recording of Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, purportedly in a conversation with other individuals to rig the Ekiti State gubernatorial elections, an allegation Senator Obanikoro and the others have since disclaimed.

In a suit filed at the Lagos State High Court Ikeja on Tuesday, 10th February 2015, Senator Obanikoro is suing the defendants for damages to the tune of N1 billion. According to the suit filed on his behalf by Dr. Yemi Oke of MJS Partners, Senator Obanikoro is seeking “1.) An order of perpetual injunction restraining the defendants from publishing or causing to be published either directly or indirectly, defamatory, damaging, offensive or degrading statements, articles and/or materials against the claimant, 2.) An order directing the defendant to jointly or severally pay to the claimant the sum of N1 billion being damages for harm caused to his political, professional, business, social and institutional reputation as a result of the defamation by willful and scandalous publication of false statements by the defendants, 3.) An order directing the defendants to retract the false and damaging publication by a letter of apology directed to claimant and published on the same media through which the defamatory publication was circulated and 4.) An order of court for the cost of this suit against the defendants.”

Meanwhile, in a similar development, Senator Obanikoro has hired Tacopina & Seigel one of New York’s top law firms reputed for their groundbreaking defense of celebrity baseball player, Alex Rodriguez in his case against the 211-game doping suspension slammed on him by Major League Baseball (MLB). Tacopina & Seigel is handling Senator Obanikoro’s case against Sahara Reporters in New York, United States of America.

The defendants have 42 days to prepare their defense and make an appearance in court to defend themselves in the Lagos suit.


http://www.thebreakingtimes.com/obanikoro-sues-sahara-reporters-premium-times-punch-newspapers-for-n1-billion/

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Re: Obanikoro Sues Sahara Reporters, Premium Times & Punch Newspapers by bunmioguns(m): 5:10pm On Feb 11, 2015
E don dey pain them
tongue tongue tongue

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Re: Obanikoro Sues Sahara Reporters, Premium Times & Punch Newspapers by bizlifelines(m): 5:11pm On Feb 11, 2015
it reminds me of the case of Babangida's military junta and the rested National Concord newspaper when Concord broke the news of corruption of federal judges with car gifts. This case will make or mar pdp

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Re: Obanikoro Sues Sahara Reporters, Premium Times & Punch Newspapers by mystockyear: 5:14pm On Feb 11, 2015
let PDP continuing d embarrassment

for me #IHAVEDECIDED

2 vote buhari for president

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Re: Obanikoro Sues Sahara Reporters, Premium Times & Punch Newspapers by ozoigbondu: 5:15pm On Feb 11, 2015
They go to court and prove the authencity of the tape by the way the tape implicated both PDP and APC it simply showed that the best rigger won the election

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Re: Obanikoro Sues Sahara Reporters, Premium Times & Punch Newspapers by siraj1402(m): 5:17pm On Feb 11, 2015
This case may send PDP to total relegation. It will surely make them sink like Malaysia plane.

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Re: Obanikoro Sues Sahara Reporters, Premium Times & Punch Newspapers by dre11(m): 5:31pm On Feb 11, 2015
PDP is about to crash land
The guy is just mumuing himself

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Re: Obanikoro Sues Sahara Reporters, Premium Times & Punch Newspapers by Nobody: 5:32pm On Feb 11, 2015
Obanikoro just shot himself in the d1ck

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Re: Obanikoro Sues Sahara Reporters, Premium Times & Punch Newspapers by Nobody: 5:33pm On Feb 11, 2015
mystockyear:
let PDP continuing embarrassing themselves

for me #IHAVEDECIDED

2 vote buhari for president
I guess you are the person embarrassing yourself with this written English.

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Re: Obanikoro Sues Sahara Reporters, Premium Times & Punch Newspapers by doctokwus: 5:38pm On Feb 11, 2015
Where is the evidence of the the court summons.
Until sahara reporters,punch and premium times acknowledge receiving such suit,its just hot air by obanikoro to protect his ministerial appointment.
Won't be surprised to see the same source tweet that koto has withdrawn the suit after reaching 'an amicable settlement'.

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Re: Obanikoro Sues Sahara Reporters, Premium Times & Punch Newspapers by alaoeri: 5:42pm On Feb 11, 2015
Koro wanna wash his dirty linen outside.

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Re: Obanikoro Sues Sahara Reporters, Premium Times & Punch Newspapers by benuejosh(m): 5:46pm On Feb 11, 2015
for real?
Re: Obanikoro Sues Sahara Reporters, Premium Times & Punch Newspapers by focus7: 5:46pm On Feb 11, 2015
That is interesting, but he should make sure he does not withdraw the case halfway.

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Re: Obanikoro Sues Sahara Reporters, Premium Times & Punch Newspapers by johnmartus(m): 6:10pm On Feb 11, 2015
Koro you add salt to your injury

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Re: Obanikoro Sues Sahara Reporters, Premium Times & Punch Newspapers by viccipedia: 7:00pm On Feb 11, 2015
mystockyear:
let PDP continuing embarrassing themselves

for me #IHAVEDECIDED

2 vote buhari for president
Bros please in case of next time, you can still express urself in pidgin or broken English......



I'm not surprised, una oga no get certificate, we can't expect more from his supporters.

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Re: Obanikoro Sues Sahara Reporters, Premium Times & Punch Newspapers by clevvermind(m): 7:06pm On Feb 11, 2015
I support this. next time they will not try it.

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Re: Obanikoro Sues Sahara Reporters, Premium Times & Punch Newspapers by egift(m): 7:11pm On Feb 11, 2015
PDP falling like a pack of card.

Sai Buhari. This Change is unstoppable.

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Re: Obanikoro Sues Sahara Reporters, Premium Times & Punch Newspapers by Trailblazer1(m): 7:13pm On Feb 11, 2015
I just dey envy Obanikoro grin

#1 billion undecided undecided undecided

I need to sue seun

Warning: any Nairalander that insults or quotes me illegally should be ready for litigation from now on.

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Re: Obanikoro Sues Sahara Reporters, Premium Times & Punch Newspapers by egift(m): 7:15pm On Feb 11, 2015
clevvermind:
I support this. next time they will not try it.

Bros the tape is real. All they have to do is hold on, Koro will be dragged through the mud. Even those who are yet to see it will do now.

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Re: Obanikoro Sues Sahara Reporters, Premium Times & Punch Newspapers by Trailblazer1(m): 7:20pm On Feb 11, 2015
viccipedia:
Bros please in case of next time, you can still express urself in pidgin or broken English......



I'm not surprised, una oga no get certificate, we can't expect more from his supporters.
Lmao grin grin grin
You almost cracked my ribs with this comment

Chai diaris God o

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Re: Obanikoro Sues Sahara Reporters, Premium Times & Punch Newspapers by clevvermind(m): 7:24pm On Feb 11, 2015
egift:


Bros the tape is real. All they have to do is hold on, Koro will be dragged through the mud. Even those who are yet to see it will do now.
my guy, stop this. that tape is fake. it is made in toronto. the matter is already in court, let's wait for the outcome. it will be sweet. grin

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Re: Obanikoro Sues Sahara Reporters, Premium Times & Punch Newspapers by egift(m): 7:28pm On Feb 11, 2015
clevvermind:
my guy, stop this. that tape is fake. it is made in toronto. the matter is already in court, let's wait for the outcome. it will be sweet. grin
Ikoro has ended. Hahahaha.

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Re: Obanikoro Sues Sahara Reporters, Premium Times & Punch Newspapers by Trailblazer1(m): 7:29pm On Feb 11, 2015
To those of you who don't believe in prophecies, you better start believing.

It was prophesied that lawyers were going to make so much money this year as a result of so many litigations.

I'm just preparing to sue anybody that will quote me anyhow

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Re: Obanikoro Sues Sahara Reporters, Premium Times & Punch Newspapers by nwabekeyi101: 7:37pm On Feb 11, 2015
customized13:
I guess you are the person embarrassing yourself with this written English.

Leave the guy alone.... Fool, keep looking for error everywhere. You are jobless and cant think straight. Ode

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Re: Obanikoro Sues Sahara Reporters, Premium Times & Punch Newspapers by Firefire(m): 7:54pm On Feb 11, 2015
Obanikoro, I beg leave the losers,

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Re: Obanikoro Sues Sahara Reporters, Premium Times & Punch Newspapers by Burger01(m): 7:54pm On Feb 11, 2015
Drowning jobless man cheesy

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Re: Obanikoro Sues Sahara Reporters, Premium Times & Punch Newspapers by Nobody: 7:55pm On Feb 11, 2015
For this guy to have the guts to put up such an offensive defense, I think he's got something brewing.

Let's note that legal firm mentioned here is very reputable and wouldn't go into this if it were an open-and-close case against their client as most of us think.

Is there something we are not being told?

Time will tell.

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Re: Obanikoro Sues Sahara Reporters, Premium Times & Punch Newspapers by Nobody: 7:55pm On Feb 11, 2015
Who the fried fish is obanikoko?
No name person no go here
Re: Obanikoro Sues Sahara Reporters, Premium Times & Punch Newspapers by WIZGUY69(m): 7:56pm On Feb 11, 2015
thief

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Re: Obanikoro Sues Sahara Reporters, Premium Times & Punch Newspapers by drnairalov: 7:56pm On Feb 11, 2015
lost case, I dont need no sooth sayer tu tell me he is guilty as chagd

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Re: Obanikoro Sues Sahara Reporters, Premium Times & Punch Newspapers by sammieguze(m): 7:57pm On Feb 11, 2015
Lol
Re: Obanikoro Sues Sahara Reporters, Premium Times & Punch Newspapers by Fatban(m): 7:58pm On Feb 11, 2015
Na dem sabi

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