Thursday, 16 April 2015

Court lifts ban on ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo’s book

A High Court in Abuja has lifted the ban on the autobiography of former President, Olusegun Obasanjo.
The ruling was made on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 by Justice Valentine Ashi, who also ordered that seized copies of the book, titled “My Watch”, be released.
Ashi had granted the order which placed a ban on production and distribution of the book in December 2014.
This was pursuant to a plea made by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain Buruji Kashamu as part of a N20bn libel suit against Obasanjo.
Kashamu obtained an injunction to that effect on December 10, 2014, after claiming that parts of the book were related to the subject matter of the libel suit.
The PDP chieftain alleged that Obasanjo had described him as a wanted drug baron in the book.
The former President’s autobiography also contains criticisms against President Goodluck Jonathan and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar among others.