Thursday, 26 September 2013

Magazine to pay Governor Adams Oshiomhole N25m over published false story of impregnating a student

A Benin High Court has awarded Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, N25million as damages in a libel suit he instituted against the publishers of News of the People, a soft sell weekly magazine.
Governor Oshiomhole had dragged the soft sell weekly magazine to court demanding N250million as damages over their report with the headline: ‘Oshiomhole’s sex power exposed: Impregnates young girl six months after death of wife.”
The magazine had reported that Governor Oshiomhole impregnated a student of the state-owned, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, bought the said girl a jeep and interfered in the academic activities of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, on behalf of the girl, adding that Governor Oshiomole used sexual performance enhancement drugs and that he had performed traditional marriage rites precedent to marriage between him and the said girl.
The governor told the court that he demanded damages because the said publication caused him and his children psychological trauma, six months after the death of his wife, as the libelous piece was widely circulated, to coincide with preparations for one of his daughter’s wedding.
He said:
“When I called a brother governor to sponsor my daughter’s wedding, the governor said he was confused, and asked me if I was the one doing the marriage or my daughter. He added that he was reading a magazine which said that I was about getting married to a university student, and that the said wife-to-be was already pregnant.”
In his judgment, the trial Judge, Justice Efe Ikponmwen, also ordered the magazine to publish a well-worded retraction and apology in a similarly conspicous manner in an edition of the magazine.
He held that the governor’s evidence proved that the magazine’s publication was libelous, and that even though the public has a right to know about a public officer, such information should be in line with the law and must not be in bad light.

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Kunle Afolayan’s Shocker - ‘I May Not Live Long’

Oh dear! Ace film maker, Kunle Afolayan has revealed his greatest fear which is dying young.
The award winning movie producer is afraid he may not live long because of his obsession with film making.
The workaholic filmmaker who is presently shooting the well anticipated ‘October One’ movie took to his facebook page recently and said:
‘My Obsession with film-making makes me think I may not live long’ he wrote, immediately adding that ‘I forbid it though’.
‘I got back to Lagos yesternight very tired and sleepy after 42days of shoot, got home ate then went to bed. All I see throughout my sleep are the shots I took and those that I felt I should have done differently. Woke up this morning and all I have in my head is the deadline of the trailer release which in October 1, 2013, in about 11 days and the completion of the whole project. Yes, am very passionate about film making but I think being too obsessed is not healthy. What do you guys think?’
NET reports that there have been fears from some of his associates that Afolayan’s obsession for his latest project could wear him out as in the last couple of months, he has worked tirelessly to make sure that the movie is released before year end.

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Wednesday, 25 September 2013


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