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Minister drags APC to court over missing $20bn

18 March 2015, 10:18

Abuja - The Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, has prayed the court to stop the APC, 10 other individuals and organizations from further reporting on the controversial missing $20billion oil money, Premium Times reports.

Alison-Madueke sought and obtained an interim injunction restraining the parties involved from “publishing or causing to be published any further defamatory statements” stating or suggesting that the minister “stole, misappropriate or colluded in the stealing of $20billion crude oil revenue involving Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC ".

Also read: Anatomy of the missing $20 billion

The defendants in the case are the All Progressives Congress, APC, Vanguard Media Limited and its editor, Mideno Bayagbon; Leadership Newspapers Group Limited and its editor Ekele Peter Agbo; Premium Times Services Limited and its editor in chief, Dapo Olorunyomi, and Vintage Press Limited and its editor, Lekan Otufodunrin.

Also joined in the application were the National Broadcasting Corporation and the Nigerian Press Council.

Read more at Premium Times

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