Court Dismisses Case Against NUJ, Awards N100,000 Damages

Bauchi State High Court No.10  has struck out the suit filed against the State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) for lack of jurisdiction and awarded damages of N100,000 against the plaintiff.

WikkiTimes reports that  Voice of America Hausa (VOA) Service Correspondent, Abdulwahab Muhammed and three others approached the court challenging the process of the nomination of members of the 2023 Electoral Committee of the council tasked to organise fresh polls for the council. 

The Presiding Judge of the court, Justice Mukhtar Abubakar in his ruling dismissed the case for lack of jurisdiction to entertain the matter.

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The plaintiffs approached the court seeking interpretation of some sections in the NUJ Constitution in relation to the process that produced the members of the electoral committee. 

Counsel to the dependants Barrister Rilwanu A. Jibrin argued that the court lacks jurisdiction to entertain the case noting, that the National Industrial Court is the appropriate court to entertain the issue.

Responding to WikkiTimes‘ enquiries, Abdulwahab Muhammad said they are currently studying the situation at hand which will determine the next line of action.


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