A Kano high court has granted an interim injunction sought by Abdullahi Ganduje, Kano governor, restraining Daily Nigerian Newspaper and its publisher Jafaar Jafaar, from publishing videos about him.
The news platform had published videos that went viral showing Ganduje allegedly collecting kickbacks from contractors.
Ganduje, who filed a N3 billion suit against the newspaper, asked the court to declare the publication as wrongful and a defamation of character, TheCable writes.
In a ruling on Monday, the court restrained Jafaar and Daily Nigerian, listed as the first and second defendants, and their agents 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”.
This comes as the Kano assembly committee recently halted its investigations following a court order.
The contractor behind the videos had said he was ready to testify before the Kano state assembly panel investigating the matter.