Buhari’s Aide Sues Newspaper, Demands N2 Billion
The 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).
The court document filed on September 13, and seen by PREMIUM TIMES on Friday, said the report, titled “Aisha Buhari Right on NSIP” caused Mrs Uwais an “irreparable damage to reputation”.
Mrs Uwais demanded N2 billion as “punitive aggravated and exemplary damages” and N2 million as cost of this suit.
She 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.
She requested “An order of the court compelling the defendant to pay the sum of N2 billion to the claimant as punitive aggravated and exemplary damages for the public ridicule and loss to reputation.”