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Re: Tinubu And Dokpesi Settle Libel Suit Out Of Court by pat077: 1:40pm On Feb 05, 2016
arresa:


Of what relevance is what ever rubbish you have on your chinko phone.. ?
ask ur fada.
Re: Tinubu And Dokpesi Settle Libel Suit Out Of Court by AlPeter: 1:43pm On Feb 05, 2016
aaronson:
Take it or leave it, Tinubu is the most smartest politician in Nigeria.
MOST SMARTEST? Hmmmmmmm.........nothing we no go see abeg tell me is he 'more smarter' than OBJ
Re: Tinubu And Dokpesi Settle Libel Suit Out Of Court by Myself2(m): 1:55pm On Feb 05, 2016
seunmsg:
Tinubu is just too lenient. He should have made Dokpesi to vomit the over N2billion he collected for that hatchet job as libel cost. Next time, he won't compromise the professionalism of his organisation on the altar of partisan politics.

Mr Seun messenger, do you believe or otherwise that Tinubu corruptly enriched himself with public funds
Re: Tinubu And Dokpesi Settle Libel Suit Out Of Court by barcaboi(m): 2:08pm On Feb 05, 2016
Love Machine:
It could be that tinubu paid for the retraction.Who doesn't know that the jagaban owns apc control state in south west?
clap for ursef....who has more 2 lose...som1 that has 2.1bill USD to refund and another 150m for libel if he doesn't settle outta court or the Jagaban who has no office or court case 2 lose

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Re: Tinubu And Dokpesi Settle Libel Suit Out Of Court by PentiumPro(f): 2:19pm On Feb 05, 2016
meforyou1:
President GEJ is just too gentle. What about all the libelous documentaries, commentaries and outright lies made against him by tinubu's TVC and nations newspaper

He was not lenient, he just had no balls like Tinubu grin

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Re: Tinubu And Dokpesi Settle Libel Suit Out Of Court by Ovamboland(m): 2:36pm On Feb 05, 2016
If DAAR Communications with all the investigative journalist on it's payroll and countrywide contacts cannot prove any of the gigantic allegations against Tinubu is is it worthwhile to give attention to any wailer on internet crying about Tinubu's corruption?

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Re: Tinubu And Dokpesi Settle Libel Suit Out Of Court by 2n2k(m): 2:37pm On Feb 05, 2016
An updated version of the news:

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Friday withdrew the N150bn libel suit he filed against DAAR Communications Plc, the owner of African Independent Television.

Tinubu filed the suit last March in protest against a documentary titled ‘Lion of Bourdillon’ aired repeatedly on AIT in the build-up to the 2015 general elections.

The former Lagos State governor had, through his lawyer, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), claimed that the documentary was targeted at lessening him in the estimation of the public, to the effect that he corruptly enriched himself while in public office.

Justice Iyabode Akinkugbe, who presided over the case, had on April 1, last year, granted Tinubu an interlocutory injunction barring AIT from further airing ‘Lion of Bourdillon’ pending the determination of the suit.

The defendant, through its lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), had, however, maintained that it did not defame Tinubu, claiming that all the content of ‘Lion of Bourdillon’ was not false and had been in the public domain before they started airing the documentary.

In addition, DAAR Communications filed a counter-claim demanding N200bn as “aggravated, punitive and exemplary damages” from Tinubu, for what it termed damage to its corporate image.

But at the resumed hearing of the case on Friday, both lawyers informed the judge that their clients had settled the case out of court and prayed the court to adopt the terms of settlement they filed as the judgment of the court in the case.

Ozekhome said, “We are before My Lord this morning to do what the court has always encouraged litigants to do.

“We have come here today that every war that is fought is finally resolved at the round table.

“Parties have decided to settle amicably to enable both parties to continue with the good relationship that they have always had before the devil struck.”

Confirming the position, Olanipekun aligned himself with Ozekhome and urged the court to adopt the said settlement terms dated January 29, 2016.

Consequently, Justice Akinkugbe, in a short ruling, adopted the settlement terms as the judgment in the suit.

The judge said DAAR Communications Plc would publicly and unequivocally retract the said documentary “three times, once daily.”

She asked the defendant to tender an unreserved apology to Tinubu, “three times, one daily.”

She ordered them to withdraw their claims and counter-claims respectively and held that they would respectively bear the cost spent by them on the suit.

The terms of settlement was backed with a letter of apology, in which DAAR Communications begged Tinubu and described him as an “outstanding political leader of unblemished character and integrity” and prayed that he would live long “to make more enormous contributions to the advancement of our nation, Nigeria.”

The letter read in part, “DAAR Communications Plc acknowledges that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is an outstanding political leader of unblemished character and integrity, as well as a leading public figure and opinion-moulder, who has made and continuous make immense contributions to the progress and development of the nation in general and Lagos State in particular.

“DAAR Communications Plc admits that in airing the said documentary, it had no intention, whatsoever, to embarrass or diminish the high reputation of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu which it respects and attests to.”


http://www.punchng.com/ait-apologises-to-tinubu-over-lion-of-bourdillon/

The apology in bolded part must have been drafted by Tinubu himself.

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Re: Tinubu And Dokpesi Settle Libel Suit Out Of Court by dozzy001(m): 2:46pm On Feb 05, 2016
Politics; No permanent friend, no permanent enemy
Re: Tinubu And Dokpesi Settle Libel Suit Out Of Court by blackboy(m): 3:08pm On Feb 05, 2016
In reality that was the best decision. Lion of Bourdilon was it a lie? Both parties know the best solution has been reached instead of washing dirty linens in public any further.
Re: Tinubu And Dokpesi Settle Libel Suit Out Of Court by nuelyoyo(m): 3:13pm On Feb 05, 2016
PROVACATEUR:
Tinubu is building up allies to fight buhari in the future. .


I'm a conspiracy theorist so chill
Aha! I have been looking for a conspiracy theorist for a while, will contact u soonest. tongue

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Re: Tinubu And Dokpesi Settle Libel Suit Out Of Court by jude90(m): 3:20pm On Feb 05, 2016
good for them
Re: Tinubu And Dokpesi Settle Libel Suit Out Of Court by meforyou1(m): 3:35pm On Feb 05, 2016
PentiumPro:


He was not lenient, he just had no balls like Tinubu grin
yabeg keep quiet. Tribalist
Re: Tinubu And Dokpesi Settle Libel Suit Out Of Court by oz4real83(m): 3:40pm On Feb 05, 2016
seunmsg:
Tinubu is just too lenient. He should have made Dokpesi to vomit the over N2billion he collected for that hatchet job as libel cost. Next time, he won't compromise the professionalism of his organisation on the altar of partisan politics.
u are not sympathetic at all!!! After all the pains Dokpesi went through,he isn't even out of them yet and u want him to continue with Tinubu? That is suicide mission o!!! The guy is now far older than his real age the last time I saw him on tv.

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Re: Tinubu And Dokpesi Settle Libel Suit Out Of Court by PentiumPro(f): 3:46pm On Feb 05, 2016
meforyou1:
yabeg keep quiet. Tribalist

What are you? a Nationalist? grin grin cheesy
May Chukkwwu abiambiamla help you. grin

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Re: Tinubu And Dokpesi Settle Libel Suit Out Of Court by a4jasper(m): 3:51pm On Feb 05, 2016
arresa:



I used to think their problem is illiteracy, but sounds more like serious mental issues...
Loool wat do u expect frm Wailing buffoons & agents of d Party of Despicable People (PDP).

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Re: Tinubu And Dokpesi Settle Libel Suit Out Of Court by PentiumPro(f): 3:57pm On Feb 05, 2016
"The terms of settlement was backed with a letter of apology, in which DAAR Communications begged Tinubu and described him as an “outstanding political leader of unblemished character and integrity” and prayed that he would live long “to make more enormous contributions to the advancement of our nation, Nigeria.”


The letter read in part, “DAAR Communications Plc acknowledges that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is an outstanding political leader of unblemished character and integrity, as well as a leading public figure and opinion-moulder, who has made and continuous make immense contributions to the progress and development of the nation in general and Lagos State in particular.
“DAAR Communications Plc admits that in airing the said documentary, it had no intention, whatsoever, to embarrass or diminish the high reputation of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu which it respects and attests to.”

I'm sure that Dokpesi was actually prostrating while delivering this letter to the Jagaban. grin grin

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Re: Tinubu And Dokpesi Settle Libel Suit Out Of Court by feedthenation(m): 4:14pm On Feb 05, 2016
A very wise, smart and calculative move by Tinubu, you have to give it to him.
Re: Tinubu And Dokpesi Settle Libel Suit Out Of Court by PentiumPro(f): 4:23pm On Feb 05, 2016
This year 2016, your enemies will beg you for forgiveness. Amen!

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Re: Tinubu And Dokpesi Settle Libel Suit Out Of Court by ogmaskman: 4:50pm On Feb 05, 2016
PROVACATEUR:
Tinubu is building up allies to fight buhari in the future. .


I'm a conspiracy theorist so chill

You are on point. The guy is building solid bridges for the future.
Re: Tinubu And Dokpesi Settle Libel Suit Out Of Court by ihatesycophant(m): 4:55pm On Feb 05, 2016
Dokpesi should also be ready to air a year apology through his media outlet against PMB because a group may spring up to challenge all those damaging video aired against PMB. Don't let politics enter your head, let it be in your heart, hence you face the unthinkable.
Re: Tinubu And Dokpesi Settle Libel Suit Out Of Court by focus7: 5:08pm On Feb 05, 2016
Where are all those saying nothing will happen, una no get liver una they talk. Dokpesi would have found himself become poor and Tinubu some several billions of naira richer.
Re: Tinubu And Dokpesi Settle Libel Suit Out Of Court by focus7: 5:13pm On Feb 05, 2016
Love Machine:
The fact that tinubu enriched himself through corrupt means remains undisputed.
produce your fact in court or you should just get a rope and tie to a fan, tie the other end of the rope round your neck, stretch one han to on the fan on highest speed then kick the stool away from your leg. You don't worry I will help you tell Tinubu to spend his money on your funeral.

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Re: Tinubu And Dokpesi Settle Libel Suit Out Of Court by ihearYou(m): 5:17pm On Feb 05, 2016
Love Machine:
The fact that tinubu enriched himself through corrupt means remains undisputed.



Prove it or ship ur mouth for life.
Re: Tinubu And Dokpesi Settle Libel Suit Out Of Court by focus7: 5:23pm On Feb 05, 2016
Love Machine:
It could be that tinubu paid for the retraction.Who doesn't know that the jagaban owns apc control state in south west?
Lasa rat has more brain in its skull than you do.
Re: Tinubu And Dokpesi Settle Libel Suit Out Of Court by Nobody: 5:28pm On Feb 05, 2016
ihearYou:




Prove it or ship ur mouth for life.
If efcc carryout investigation the same way it is doing to buhari's enemies,they will uncover mindboggling evidence.Let me provide them petition through this forum.The commission should investigate alpha beta,tvc and radio continental,oriental hotel and whose companies apc control state have been awarding contracts to all these years.
Re: Tinubu And Dokpesi Settle Libel Suit Out Of Court by focus7: 5:30pm On Feb 05, 2016
gigabyte13:
Imaging tunning to AIT and hearing


" the family, friends, management and staff of AIT and DAAR communication hereby render an unreserved apology to the family, friends and associates of the LION OF AFRICAN, the JAGABAN of BORGU, the ERUJEJE of APC, the SLAYER of Pdp SIR AHMED BOLA TINUBU"



for the next 4months? Na there my TV remote go spoil put. The advert will be very interesting to watch. Abeg na wen AIT go start na?
Nna you didn't add "THE HUMILIATOR OF JONATHAN" in the accolade.
Re: Tinubu And Dokpesi Settle Libel Suit Out Of Court by focus7: 5:37pm On Feb 05, 2016
meforyou1:
President GEJ is just too gentle. What about all the libelous documentaries, commentaries and outright lies made against him by tinubu's TVC and nations newspaper
if your claim is true I will submit that Jonathan is being wise for the first doing all he could do to avoid the brain behind his humiliation in that last election, he never know making issue with Tinubu may bring him the worst embarrassment he can avoid.
Re: Tinubu And Dokpesi Settle Libel Suit Out Of Court by focus7: 5:40pm On Feb 05, 2016
36STATES:


The shame is on Tinubu. This would have been opportunity to clear his name, but he failed. So the question of massive looting of Lagos state is still on his head. I don't even believe this story, it's more like Tinibu chickened out. It sounds like typical APC propaganda.
Try and borrow some brain from mosquito, you need it.
Re: Tinubu And Dokpesi Settle Libel Suit Out Of Court by smsshola(m): 5:57pm On Feb 05, 2016
PentiumPro:
Jagaban is a very powerful Nigerian. [size=13pt]Only few people in Nigeria commands power without being in the sit of power.[/size]

You cross his path at your own risk. Ask GEJ.

Lol...but na true talk.
Re: Tinubu And Dokpesi Settle Libel Suit Out Of Court by Nobody: 6:32pm On Feb 05, 2016
Rich folks are good at resolving problems amicably. The poor and masses should copy that.
Re: Tinubu And Dokpesi Settle Libel Suit Out Of Court by Tbest20(m): 8:12pm On Feb 05, 2016
Can u proove what u are saying because PDP use 16 years in power n know court in nigeria he as been endicted?kindly live setiment n talk as a well educated somebody
Love Machine:
The fact that tinubu enriched himself through corrupt means remains undisputed.
Re: Tinubu And Dokpesi Settle Libel Suit Out Of Court by ojbaba95(m): 9:09pm On Feb 05, 2016
If Dokpesi & DAAR Comm. should pay billions as fine to Jagaban, that Company will fold up. The "Lion" is a kind man and when it comes to ensuring people are employed, he is passionate.

Dokpesi must have learnt his lessons but can't just wait for reverse film of "Lion of Burdillon".

If I were part of Jagaban Counsel, I will insist High Chief be the narrator himself. He is not too old to learn if he lacks the expertise.

#Yeyenatu #YamEaters

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