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N5bn suit: Edo APC chair seeks out-of-court settlement

N5bn suit: Edo APC chair seeks out-of-court settlement

In further demonstration of his seriousness at pursuing an out of court settlement, the first defendant’s counsel, stopped his further cross-examination of Imuse, after he had tendered copies of the Nigerian Tribune and The Sun Newspapers, which the claimant relied upon as the vehicles for the purported libel.Related News Actor Johnny Depp's ex-wife suffered trauma from partner violence, says doctor Meghan Markle sued by sister over Oprah interview JAMB spokesperson sues broadcaster for defamation, demands N6bn Clement Onwuenwu (SAN) counsel to the REC, while objecting to the motion for adjournment, said that since the counsel to the first defendant had opened his cross-examination, it would be proper for him to complete the leg of the legal firework, and used the window of court vacation slated for mid August through September, 2022, to pursue the amicable settlement.Femi Jarete Edema, aligned with the submission of the SAN, counsel to the third defendant (Sun Newspapers), Chief Ogodu, aligned with the first defendant’s counsel’s position, adding that the parties had met and agreed to explore ADR opportunity.Mike Igini, against the Edo State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Col.

Igini, it would be recalled, had dragged Imuse and two others: African Newspapers of Nigeria, ANN, Plc, publishers of the Tribune Titles and The Sun Newspapers before the court, claiming that the Edo State APC Chairman, libeled him (Igini), when he addressed a press conference in Auchi, Edo State, on August 29, 2020, during the heat of the tensioned electioneering for the Edo State gubernatorial election held on September 19, 2020.) to September 26, 2022.

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