UPDATED: Court restrains AIT from airing Tinubu documentary

Bola Tinubu

A Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja on Monday granted an interim order restraining the Africa Independent Television, AIT, from broadcasting a documentary on Bola Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State.

Justice Iyabo Akinkugbe said: “The defendant is hereby restrained from further airing, publishing or disseminating broadcasting the documentary “Lion of Bourdilion”, pending the determination of the interlocutory application.”

The matter was adjourned till March 20th.

Mr. Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress had brought an ex-parte motion before the court seeking an order of interim injunction restraining AIT whether by itself, agents, privies and or other persons from producing or continuing to broadcast, airing, or continuing to reproduce a documentary against him.

The motion also sought to restrain the TV station from continuing the broadcast of the documentary pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice dated 5th March, 2015.

The documentary titled, Unmasking the Real Tinubu, started airing on the station on March 1 by 11 p.m., showcasing various properties and companies across Lagos purportedly owned by Mr. Tinubu, described as “Nigeria’s biggest landlord.”

The documentary also claimed that Mr. Tinubu was “charged with narcotics” in 1993 in the United States.

Hours after it debuted on AIT, Mr. Tinubu wrote to Daar Communications, the owners of the TV station, threatening to sue if they did not stop the documentary which he deemed defamatory “in all respects.”

Mr. Tinubu also gave the company’s management 24 hours to apologize and retract the publication and demanded N20 billion as damages.

AIT ignored the former governor and continued to broadcast the documentary, and issued a statement describing his threats as “laughable.”

On March 5, Mr. Tinubu, through his lawyers Wole Olanipekun and Tunji Abayomi, instituted a N150 billion suit against the station alleging that the documentary was libellous and aimed at tarnishing his image.

In his motion before the court, Mr. Tinubu stated that damages would not adequately compensate him and prayed that the rest of the suit be extinguished if the ex-parte order was not granted.

The motion further noted that there was real, imminent and urgent threat and danger of continuing to decimate the person and integrity of Mr. Tinubu by AIT by continuing to air the “offensive” broadcast if the ex-parte motion was not granted.

At Monday’s proceedings, Mr. Olanipekun’s attempt to move the interlocutory application was objected by Mike Ozekhome, counsel to AIT, who argued that he had not responded to the application.

Mr. Ozekhome said he was only served the application last Thursday and needed time to respond “in the interest of fair hearing.”

The AIT counsel requested for a short adjournment to file the reply and the judge granted his request.

Following the development, Mr. Olanipekun made an oral application asking the court to grant an interim order restraining AIT from airing the documentary, a move which Mr. Ozekhome also objected to.

However, the judge upheld the applicant’s application.


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  • Collins

    Thiefnubu is an established criminal of our time.

    • Layo

      He is following Jonadafts footstep. After all jonadaft cleared him in 2011 in exchange for votes in the south west. GEJ will end up in ICC with his fake PHD.

      • Mosaku 147

        ICC ke? Na wa for you oo. Why attribute the prestigious ICC to a common daft who will be tried by a federal high court sitting in lagos,and sentenced to serve in kirikiri in our very naked eyes on the 28th of March 2015,by the good people of Nigeria.

        • toby

          it is surprising you all can talk against APC and even Fashola after all that as been done in the State. Fashola has worked, where is Jimi Agbaje getting all his money for campaign how does he intend to pay back? let us all stop deceiving ourselves, Jimi Agbaje may not be able to get the job done.

          • Mosaku 147

            Toby,I think you got me wrong. I am 100% change agent and supporter of Ambode. I also applaud the wonderful work fashola has done in our eko ile.

    • ElectionWatch

      That’s why APC can NOT win any state in Southern Nigeria

      The Yoruba Muslims in coalition with Hausa/Fulani Muslims comprising the APC party
      have just one devious objective: i.e; to create confusion and mayhem in the lead up to
      the 2015 election in the evil hope that the mayhem they shall have created themselves
      will project an image of serious instability to foreign countries to enable APC apparatchiks
      then get a hearing on the formation of appointed persons as an INTERIM GOVERNMENT.

      President Jonathan must NEVER allow APC evil ploy to work, having had hints of it already
      via shibboleths; such as “dog-and-baboon will soak in blood” & “parallel government“.
      APC can NOT win a free and fair election in ANY of the 17 states in southern Nigeria.
      The 300 years’ documented history of southern Nigeria forbid APC’s type of Islamism.

    • Mosaku 147

      According to Saint Collins.

  • Omoodua

    Bola Tinubu falls, like Saddam Hussein

    The end of the empire of thieves in Lagos state government of the ACN/APC is at hand.
    The Oodua Peoples Congress today moved out in hundreds to occupy Lagos expressway,
    and breaking anything reminding Lagosians of anything called Bola Tinubu in Lagos state.
    This was exactly the same way the Iraqis liberated themselves from Sadam Hussein in Iraq.
    We clear-eyed contributors were warning here that a revolution will shortly burn Bola Tinubu
    and consume his gang of appointees and associates. Stealing is forbidden in Yorubaland.

    • Olori Apena

      GANI ADAMS AND FEDERICK FASHEUN AS LIBERATORS OF YORUBALAND

      May all the gods of Yorubaland bless the hearts and the posterity
      of those two great liberators of Yorubaland. This is a liberation war.
      Oodua Peoples Congress will win this war and save Lagos
      and Yorubaland from the twin evil of BOLA TINUBU and RAJI FASHOLA –
      the twin treasury robbers who’ve nearly destroyed Yoruba culture by
      declaring STEALING as the culture of Yoruba people.

      This street revolution which started today must be continued everyday until
      Bola Tinubu and Raji Fasola are caught and brought to revolutionaru justice.
      All their Commissioners, Advisers, Assistants and other appointees, must be
      stripped of all assets they stole. THERE SHALL BE NO HIDING PLACE for this
      APC locust of thieves in Lagos state.

      Viva the Lagos revolution!! Any treasury thief killed in this REVOLUTION
      is fair compensation to the robbed, the cheated and the duped people of Lagos.
      Both Bola Tinubu and Raji Fashola must be arrested at the earliest opportunity,
      as this REVOLUTION progresses on a daily basis. They’ll get revolutionary justice
      on the streets. All youths of conscience in Lagos must rise and join this REVOLUTION
      led by OOdua Peoples Congress to bring these ACN/APC thieves in Lagos
      to swift and painful revolutionary justice on the streets.

      • I go die O!

        …….As masses of Lagosians perish for lack of knowledge

        APC, CHANGE!!! APC, PROGRESS!!, APC, DEMOCRACY FOREVER!!!

        • We can call this one BRTP, i.e: Bus Riding The People.
        Hahahaha! I never go; Lagosians, i beg una, i still dey come!

      • Aiyekoto

        Editor Premium Times,

        Gani Adams and Frederick Fasheun will earn a place amongst Yoruba legends
        for starting the revolution to liberate Lagos State from heinous thefts of APC
        under the roguish control of Alhaji Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Alhaji Raji Fashola.
        Only force can get rid of the criminals who criminally cornered Lagos state assets.

    • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

      MADAM PEES CASE ADMITTED BY ICC

    • kayman

      He is still a stuttering man struggling for coherent thought amid a life full of deceit and lies.

      • newsday

        Lagos is now rated 3rd worst city in the world….

        “The January 2014 global study of cities in the world done by
        the British Economist Intelligence Unit has ranked Lagos,
        Nigeria, as the 3rd worst liveable city in the world. Lagos has
        degraded further from its awful status in 2012 as the 4th worst city.

        On a scale of 100 Lagos now has the third poorest score of
        39.0 of all cities in the world assessed. The study titled
        ‘livability’ assessed particular characteristics of each city,
        such as its crime levels, the threat of conflict, the quality
        of medical care, the levels of censorship, the city temperature,
        the quality of its schools and its transport links.”

        ………Reported by British Telegraph

        [January 2014]

  • lilian ugo

    Tinubu again. Now is not PDP but AIT. This man is confuse

    • Zara

      Me i lost interest in this empty smoke called APC on March 11th,
      when Muhammadu Buhari disgraced himself in Kaduna. Without
      thinking Buhari threw away the last ace he had till a day before.
      He said he will fight CORRUPTION vigorously when elected but
      by giving STATE PARDON to all TREASURY THIEVES from the
      year 1999 to May 29, 2015. I was horrified by that declaration.
      I concluded that Muhammadu Buhari must be empty-headed
      to say he will fight stealing by forgiving all thieves. Immediately
      i heard him on radio i went to the back of my house and just
      tore my APC membership card with regrets for being duped.

    • Rotimi

      Nobody’s ever duped the Yoruba, as he did – with Raji Fashola – and gone scot-free.

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        He cast an evil spell on the children of Oduduwa,it’s like he has the whole Yoruba folk hypnotized !!

        • Kunle Magregor

          @Tawanda:

          You make the most sense. The other commentators are just looking for excuse.
          The point is that Bola Tinubu has exposed Lagos people for whom they truly are.
          They hate knowledge; they hate schools, they like illiteracy, and, they love thieves.

          Otherwise, how did a semi-illterate like Bola Tinubu take the 17million Yoruba for a ride?
          How did he rob the treasury at will for 16 years, if he did not reflect Lagos values as thieves?.
          Forget all the perfumes and artificial accents Lagosians acquire – Lagosians are very primitive.
          They are so un-enlightened it took Gani Adams and Fasheun to start this armed struggle.

          Lagosians, left alone, are too brain-dead to think of how to free themselves from one man
          That’s because Lagosians are thieves, for the most part, and of course, thieves do not think.
          That is why Bola Tinubu could rule the roost, since he is exactly like Lagosians themselves.

  • Wale Adegoke

    Who owns Tango Towers high rise building the property directly opposite Bourdilion house of Tinubu?

  • newsday

    Lagos now rated 3rd worst city in the world….

    “The January 2014 global study of cities in the world done by
    the British Economist Intelligence Unit has ranked Lagos,
    Nigeria, as the 3rd worst liveable city in the world. Lagos has
    degraded further from its awful status in 2012 as the 4th worst city.

    On a scale of 100 Lagos now has the third poorest score of
    39.0 of all cities in the world assessed. The study titled
    ‘livability’ assessed particular characteristics of each city,
    such as its crime levels, the threat of conflict, the quality
    of medical care, the levels of censorship, the city temperature,
    the quality of its schools and its transport links.”

    ………Reported by British Telegraph

    [January 2014]

    • ogbeni adaramola

      Alhaji Raji Fashola,

      EKO O NI BAJE JU BAYI LO O. AMIN O.
      OLE JIJA APC party YI TI POJU NI IJOBA EKO;
      HA, O POJU. OLORUN OBA NI KI O GBA WA O. AH, O POJU.

      Shashshshhh, no noise please, APC Lagos Leaders are in caucus session;
      featuring Alhaji Bola Tinubu, Alhaji Raji Fashola, and, Apprentice Ambode:

    • I go die O!

      …….As masses of Lagosians perish for lack of knowledge

      APC, CHANGE!!! APC, PROGRESS!!, APC, DEMOCRACY FOREVER!!!

      • We can call this one BRTP, i.e: Bus Riding The People.
      Hahahaha! I never go; Lagosians, i beg una, i still dey come!

    • sobo

      APC is a criminal organization – full of Alhajis – signifying nothing.

      • No Comment

        “[On this clamour for a Christian as Lagos state governor]….
        we should not introduce something that will start affecting
        the consciousness of the people. We shouldn’t put in the
        people’s consciousness what they were not thinking about
        before. Even if you look at it closely you will find that
        the dominant people in Lagos state are Muslims”
        .

        ……..Alhaji Tola Kasali

        (Lagos Commissioner for Rural Affairs under Bola Tinubu)

        [October 25th, 2014]

        • I go die O!

          …….As masses of Lagosians perish for lack of knowledge

          APC, CHANGE!!! APC, PROGRESS!!, APC, DEMOCRACY FOREVER!!!

          • We can call this one BRTP, i.e: Bus Riding The People.
          Hahahaha! I never go; Lagosians, i beg una, i still dey come!

          • O.Majeks

            Raji Fashola: Who stole most of Lagos State’s $40 billion dollars?

            The almost criminal results of Raji Fashola’s regime have caused Ambode huge credibility problems. Ambode cannot be believed that he will run an accountable government which
            Raji Fashola himself renounces. With official thefts stinking all around Raji Fashola,
            the stench now spreads around Mr. Ambode as well.

            Between May 1999 and now, Lagos state government has earned $40 billion dollars as revenues
            but the money – less salary and running expenses – was partly shared between Bola Tinubu, and,
            Raji Fashola under corporate guise in the worst scam ever in modern Yoruba history.

            In year 2012, Lagos state floated a loan bond of ₦87.5 billion loan in November to borrow
            at 14.5% interest rate and got public investors to subscribe for repayment with interest
            but once the bond was fully subscribed, Raji Fashola took 40% of that money –
            about 35 billion Naira or so – and handed it over in cash to Alhaji Bola Ahmed Tinubu,
            via bogus corporate fronts, namely: (a) Lekki Concession Company, (b) ARM company,
            and, (c) Hitech company
            ; in a bogus “buy-back deal” of a supposed concession right
            on the 15-kilometre Lekki Expressway.

          • O.Majeks

            ……….(2) Raji Fashola: Who stole most of Lagos State’s $40 billion dollars?

            This patently corrupt deal was ostensibly to buy back Lagos state ‘concession rights’
            on the Lekki tolled Expressway, according to Raji Fashola. But what the corrupt and
            clever by half Raji Fashola did not say is that the land at issue belongs to Lagos state
            and was never sold to Bola Tinubu’s company in the first place.

            Or did Bola Tinubu’s private companies invest 35 billion Naira developing the road.
            In other words, by sheer fraud, Raji Fashola paid Bola Tinubu 25 years profit upfront;
            without further work, A lien was then imposed on Lagos state allocation of federal revenue
            for the next 3 years to pay for this ₦87.5 billion debt by all Lagos residents. In effect,
            Alhaji Raji Fashola has destroyed the future of Lagos state with debt burdens.

            On May 21st, 2014, the Lagos State Commissioner for Finance, Ayodeji Gbeleyi,
            confirmed that Lagos state debts, as at May 2014, stood at ₦435 billion
            including ₦275 billion in bonds, equivalent to 2.7 billion United States dollars.
            Now, discounting monthly interest rates on the commercial portion of this debt, the
            gross Lagos state government’s debt is now equal to all of the expected federal
            revenue allocation to Lagos in the next 2½ years; now standing at $3.7 billion,
            without equivalent benefits on the ground to show for it – dollar for dollar.

        • Jayjay

          My People,

          Have you ever wondered why NOBODY in Lagos state has ever asked Raji Fasola
          to fight against corruption? If you investigate this simple question you’ll have all the
          answers you need, in case you are still in doubt that APC in Lagos state is indeed
          a ‘criminal organization – full of Alhajis – signifying nothing’. You will also find that

          Lagosians now fully agree that they mis-elected hardened thieves to rule Lagos.

        • Jayjay

          My People,

          Have you ever wondered why NOBODY in Lagos state has ever asked Raji Fasola
          to fight against corruption? If you investigate this simple question you’ll have all the
          answers you need, in case you are still in doubt that APC in Lagos state is indeed
          a ‘criminal organization – full of Alhajis – signifying nothing’. You will also find that
          Lagosians now fully agree that they mis-elected hardened thieves to rule Lagos.

          • Aluta

            “Lagos state government’s LAGBUS scheme is managed by a registered
            private company known as LAGBUS Asset Management Ltd – whose Board
            of Directors are in the Lagos State Government and connected to the government.
            For instance, Mr. Disun Holloway, Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism is a board
            member of LAGBUS Asset Management Ltd.

            Though the board members and other key beneficiaries are likely to be fleecing
            the scheme through profit sharing and other means, the Lagbus scheme is no longer
            profitable. The Managing Director of LAGBUS, Mr. Tunde Disu at a radio program
            in 2012 claimed that the buses being managed by the company were 803.

            Whereas, the total number of buses on the roads on a daily basis is about 190,
            while the buses operating 2 years ago were 300, which means the buses operating
            are reducing due to mis-management. This is because most of the buses have
            broken down and are abandoned at depots due to expensive and unsustainable
            contract maintenance policy, and though most of the buses are less than 3-years-old,
            they have been allowed to rot away. Hence, about 600 buses have deteriorated and
            are now wasting.”

            ……..Campaign For Democratic Workers’ Rights Lagos State

            (March 5th, 2013)

    • kolly

      Raji Fashola is a disgrace to educated Nigerians for making official personnel decisions
      partly based on Islam. Even if he was failing and repeating in school, as he’d said, he still
      fell below the intelligence quotient of an average man without much education but merely
      possessed of clarity of thought on right and wrong.

      For mismanaging Lagos schools into producing 80% school certificate failure rate
      since 2007 when he resumed office in Lagos, Raji Fashola’s incompetence has now
      hobbled the immediate future of Lagos state with the un-precedented debt of $3.7billion
      he’s incurred as at today and put on the broken neck of the Lagos state government:
      a debt equivalent to forfeiting the next three and half years of Lagos state revenues
      from federal allocation.

      The effect, is rapid loss of trust and truthfulness in Lagos society, plus continuous thefts
      of Lagos state assets by ordinary citizens now told that it is open season for stealing in Lagos.

  • Garden-City Boy

    That amounts to shutting the gate after the animals have left the farm The Loin of Bourdillon is already on YouTube, free of Charge. The bullet has already been fired; you cant bring it back.

    • Aiyekoto

      Editor Premium Times,

      Gani Adams and Frederick Fasheun will earn a place amongst Yoruba legends
      for starting the revolution to liberate Lagos State from heinous thefts of the APC
      under the roguish control of Alhaji Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Alhaji Raji Fashola.
      Only force can get rid of Tinubu and Fashola who cornered Lagos state assets.

  • samson john

    APC is full with corrupt people and they shouting for change whr will d change come from,they jst want to rule Nigeria by all means

  • Afolayan

    THERE is no single iota of corruption in PDP. Its clothes are as white as snow. It is a party of the thug angels, that can appeal to the sense of satanic minds of their make. I am not taken aback by PDP’s supper-market supports from the thought-well meaning Yorubas, after all where money governs human conscience is exorcised. The salary promised the OPC gulls will not feed their families, let alone fueling their generators when Jonathan’s light degenerates beyond this current state.

    To Gani Adams- OPC was never a political movement. What has happened to your conscience as leader of the much vaunted group in the whole West African sub-region? I never new money could buy the relics accorded your by the Yoruba nation both home and en diaspora. Definitely, power will always corrupt power. And the union between you and your arch rival tells me how fast diverse tongues can cohabit on the corridor of money politics.

    If the APC is riddled in ‘corruption’, a word I believe is quite beyond your ken, the PDP should not preach chastity of sorts. If you nurse fear of being voted out by popular rejection, accept your fate and let Nigeria be governed, for once, by those Nigerians know do mean well for them. You don’t force it.

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