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Court Adjourns Tinubu’s N150bn Libel Suit Against AIT by Sveen: 1:06pm On Jun 30, 2015
An Ikeja High Court on Tuesday adjourned the
N150bn libel suit filed by former Lagos state
Governor, Chief Bola Tinubu, against African
Independent Television to September 30.

Justice Iyabo Akinkugbe adjourned the suit for
further direction on the court processes served
by counsel to both parties in the suit.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Tinubu
had instituted the suit against Daar
Communications Plc, owners of AIT, for airing of
a documentary titled “Lion of Bourdilion”.

He had alleged that the documentary aired on
the television station’s channel was libelous and
was aimed at tarnishing his image.
During Tuesday’s hearing, counsel for AIT, Mr
Jeffery Kadiri, told the court that he had filed all
the necessary pleadings in the matter.

Responding, Tinubu’s counsel, Mr Ademola
Adesiyun, asked the court in a motion dated June
26 for extension of time in which to file a reply
to AIT’s statement of defence and counter-claim.
In the counter-claim, AIT listed its Chairman
emeritus, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, and seven
others as witnesses to testify against Tinubu.

Others listed to testify were Namure Edoimioya,
Chief Medan Tenke, Ajibola Adewusi, Olumide
Idowu, Chief Stanley Odidi, an engineer, Mr
Nwabueze and Dr Stanley Bassey.
The television station also denied each and every
allegation of facts as contained in the claimant’s
amended statement of claim.

Dokpesi, in his statement on oath, averred that
Tinubu’s claim was founded on a non-existent
ground because the said documentary was not
titled “The Lion of Bourdilion”, but “Unmasking
the Real Tinubu”.
He asserted that the documentary, in his honest
opinion, was not false and was not aired out of
malice to the person of the claimant.

Dokpesi said AIT, as a member of the fourth
estate of the realm, was empowered by Section
22 of the Constitution to at all times, hold those
in government accountable and responsible to
the people of Nigeria.
He further affirmed that the content of the
documentary were facts which had been in the
public domain for over two decades.

According to Dokpesi, the information in the
documentary was published independently prior
to the broadcast and had remained unchallenged
till date.

http://www.punchng.com/news/court-adjourns-tinubus-n150bn-libel-suit-against-ait-2/

Cc. ishilove lalasticlala
Re: Court Adjourns Tinubu’s N150bn Libel Suit Against AIT by Nobody: 1:07pm On Jun 30, 2015
IBI JUS IBI REMEDIAL



WAITING...
Re: Court Adjourns Tinubu’s N150bn Libel Suit Against AIT by Upnepaa(m): 1:10pm On Jun 30, 2015
JAGAN OF AFRICA
Re: Court Adjourns Tinubu’s N150bn Libel Suit Against AIT by Mogidi: 1:11pm On Jun 30, 2015
Tinubu would regret this action, his scam is about to be exposed to all.
Re: Court Adjourns Tinubu’s N150bn Libel Suit Against AIT by ENTROVERT(m): 1:13pm On Jun 30, 2015
hmmmm
Re: Court Adjourns Tinubu’s N150bn Libel Suit Against AIT by ojun50(m): 1:17pm On Jun 30, 2015
Adjourns wht my biz
Re: Court Adjourns Tinubu’s N150bn Libel Suit Against AIT by hamilton62(m): 1:20pm On Jun 30, 2015
i am seriously waiting for the show if it won't last 4yrs from now... but this has to be urgent, so we shall see who in both parties did the masses well and who erred
Re: Court Adjourns Tinubu’s N150bn Libel Suit Against AIT by IdisuleOurOwn(m): 1:26pm On Jun 30, 2015
Let the judgement begin.


Sveen:

http://www.punchng.com/news/court-adjourns-tinubus-n150bn-libel-suit-against-ait-2/
Cc. ishilove lalasticlala

Who are you?
Re: Court Adjourns Tinubu’s N150bn Libel Suit Against AIT by IdisuleOurOwn(m): 1:28pm On Jun 30, 2015
Let the judgement begin
Freemanan:
grin

Who are you?
Re: Court Adjourns Tinubu’s N150bn Libel Suit Against AIT by Nobody: 1:29pm On Jun 30, 2015
IdisuleOurOwn:
Let the judgement begin


Who are you?
FREEMAN DAVID..... and you?
Re: Court Adjourns Tinubu’s N150bn Libel Suit Against AIT by IdisuleOurOwn(m): 1:33pm On Jun 30, 2015
Freemanan:

FREEMAN DAVID..... and you?

Now I see.

You are a free man indeed.



Continue
Re: Court Adjourns Tinubu’s N150bn Libel Suit Against AIT by Nobody: 1:41pm On Jun 30, 2015
IdisuleOurOwn:


Now I see.

You are a free man indeed.



Continue
You didn't answer my question Mate...
Re: Court Adjourns Tinubu’s N150bn Libel Suit Against AIT by IdisuleOurOwn(m): 2:23pm On Jun 30, 2015
Freemanan:

You didn't answer my question Mate...


Lee Dixon
Re: Court Adjourns Tinubu’s N150bn Libel Suit Against AIT by Nobody: 2:38pm On Jun 30, 2015
IdisuleOurOwn:



Lee Dixon
OK. Nice knowing you LEE DIXON

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