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Court Restrains AIT from Airing Purported Defamatory Bola Tinubu Documentary

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TinubuA High Court sitting in Lagos has granted an injunction restraining DAAR Communications (parent company of Africa Independent Television – AIT) from transmitting, airing, or broadcasting a documentary titled The Lion of Bourdillon, which profiles former Lagos state Governor, Bola Tinubu.

The Nation reports that “the court order will subsist pending the hearing and determination of the interlocutary application filed by the applicant.”

Tinubu, who is also the National Leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), had filed a lawsuit N150 billion lawsuit against AIT for airing the documentary based on the claim that the documentary was defamatory and tarnished his image.

The case has been adjourned till March 20, 2015 for argument on the interlocutory application.

9 Comments

  1. @edDREAMZ

    March 16, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said…
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    AIT should really take a chill pill and stop behaving like hooligans with the intention that they are doing their job….
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  2. Oluwaseun

    March 16, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    Now, who had the last laugh? All these politicks mediocre tv stations parading themselves as genuine though.

    • Mewe

      March 16, 2015 at 5:34 pm

      Last laugh? Do you even know what an injunction means?

    • Mr Right

      March 16, 2015 at 9:41 pm

      Mewe only if they knew what an injunction is.. People just think from their skulls. No research, “ba illimi”.

  3. cece

    March 16, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    Wait oooo….. why ait again…. there is also an interlocutory application against ait by osinbanjo for the same reasons.

  4. Shopperoflife

    March 16, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    I am seriously vexed. The Dockie only just brought to fore what should hv been said way before the campaigns. Unfortunately, gone are the days wey ‘ur papa na tif”was derogatory. Let us begin the culture of name and shame. Maybe, just maybe that would reintroduce some sanity into the polity.

  5. Les 'slut

    March 16, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    Anyone in support of man needs 2 get he or her brain chekt

  6. 'liya

    March 16, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    finna watch it on youtube!!!

  7. NG

    March 17, 2015 at 11:41 am

    Good move by Tinubu, to sue that is, but good move also by the opposition to let out those facts. Now the courts will help us determine their veracity. Unfortunately this cannot be before the elections.
    How i wish Tinubu had issued detailed rebuttals first before heading to the court. This would have helped our perspectives a bit. We really wish to know who owns those assets he is alleged to own as well the truth or otherwise of the money-making strategy in revenue collection in Lagos- an allegation that has subsisted over the years without being addressed by Tinubu until this court action.

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