A Kano high court has restrained Daily Nigerian Newspaper and its publisher Jaafar Jaafar, from publishing videos about the plaintiff, Kano state Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje.
The court on Monday barred the online medium from “publishing, sharing or spreading videos injurious to the plaintiff/applicant pending the determination of the substantive application slated for hearing on the 6th of December 2018”.
The Kano State House of Assembly had commenced investigations into the bribery videos before being stopped by a court order obtained by the governor.
Ganduje had subsequently filed a N3 billion suit against the newspaper claiming damages for defamation of character.
Inspite of the damaging videos in what has become known as ‘Gandollar Scam’ on social media, President Buhari had in an interactive session in Paris, hailed the governor as a “responsible man” for completing ‘abandoned projects’ and promised his government was vetting the videos.