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Buhari’s Aide Sues Newspaper, Demands N2 Billion Damages


Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Investments, Maryam Uwais, has filed a N2 billion suit against Leadership newspaper for an alleged defamatory report on the National Social Investments Programmes (NSIP).

This was unveiled in a court document filed on September 13, titled ”Aisha Buhari Right on NSIP” caused Mrs Uwais an ”irreparable damage to reputation”.

Uwais filed the suit at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) court through Olufemi Fabunmi, Oluwole Abiola, Mu’awiya Yinusa, and Victor Forghe of Primera Africa law chamber in Abuja, while demanded N2 billion as “punitive aggravated and exemplary damages” and N2 million as cost of this suit.

Leadership newspaper on July 23 reported that Mrs Uwais ”had turned the NSIP into a cesspool of impunity, injustice and corrupt practices”. And that the first lady, Aisha Buhari’s claims that the NSIP failed to justify its annual N500 billion budget for its four programmes ”may not be far from the truth”.

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