Communications and Digital Financial system Minister Dr. Ali Isa Pantami vowed yesterday to sue a nationwide day by day for publishing a report that he has been positioned on the watch-list by america (U.S.).
Pantami made the menace in an announcement by his lawyer, Michael Jonathan Numa, Senior Accomplice of the Karina Tunyan (SAN) and Firm, in Abuja.
The minister stated despite the fact that the information outlet has retracted the report through its Twitter deal with, “such grave and unverified allegations can’t be wished away by a bland and impassive tweet which doesn’t present contriteness for the immeasurable and malignant harm finished to our Consumer’s pristine status.”
He stated he has no possibility than to “pursue each authorized means to protect his hard-earned status as indicated in his letter of twelfth April, 2021.
The lawyer stated: “We proceed to behave as Counsel to Dr. Isa Ali Pantami, the Honourable Minister of Communication and Digital Financial system hereinafter known as our consumer and on whose specific instruction we situation this press launch.
“Our consumer’s consideration has been drawn to a purported ‘Retraction’ of the unfounded front-page headline publication on the Sunday Version of the Day by day Unbiased Newspaper dated eleventh day of April, 2021, with the title ‘Disquiet as America Locations Nigerian Minister on Watch Listing.’
“The newspaper article had contained grave defamatory statements impugning the hard-earned status of our consumer.
“The Day by day Unbiased Newspaper has now purportedly retracted the grossly libelous statements and allegations through its twitter deal with (@IndependentNGR) on the 14th day of April, 2021, claiming that they’ve realised that the publication ‘has not been verified to be true’.
“That is an affirmation of the excessive stage of irresponsibility exhibited by the media home which prides itself as ‘essentially the most learn newspaper among the many political and enterprise elites.
“A defamatory publication containing such grave and unverified allegations can’t be wished away by a bland and impassive tweet which doesn’t present contriteness for the immeasurable and malignant harm finished to our Consumer’s pristine status.
“The stated retraction having not met our consumer’s demand go away us with no possibility than to pursue each authorized means to protect the hard-earned status of our consumer as earlier indicated in our letter of twelfth April, 2021.”