Court orders newspaper to apologise, pay N10m damages to El-Rufai


A High Court has ordered Today Publishing Company, publishers of The Union newspaper, to tender an apology and pay N10 million for defaming Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State.

Governor El-Rufai had approached the court in 2015 after The Union published false claims about his assets declaration, in suit number KAD/KDH/285/15, which had Today’s Publishing Company Ltd as the defendant.

Justice M.L. Muhammed of the Kaduna State High Court who delivered judgment on Monday ordered the defendants to pay El-Rufai the sum of N10m as general damages and tender an apology which must be published in national dailies.

The court also perpetually restrained the defendants from further defaming…

Source: Nigerian Tribune

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