BREAKING! Court Restrains Kaduna NUJ, Others From SWAN Affairs

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By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna

A Chief Magistrates Court in Kaduna has restrained the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), and others from holding meetings, election. in the name of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) or NUJ SWAN.

This followed a motion filed by Barrister Dan Paul Fredericks in respect of SWAN Board of Trustees on January 9, 2020.

In the Motion on Notice addressed to the respondents; from the Court Holden in Barnawa, Zango H. Jacob, Abdulwaheed Okayinka Adubi and the NUJ, the court also restrained them from any subject matter that refers to the activities of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria.

In an interview with newsmen after the order was acquired, SWAN counsel, Barrister Dan Paul said that, “we had approached a Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Barnawa seeking for an exparte order restraining the respondents from taking further steps in respect of SWAN Kaduna chapter or (NUJ SWAN) from holding meeting congresses or Election or anything that borders on SWAN Kaduna State chapter

“The learned trial judge advised that the respondents should be put on notice against tomorrow the 14th of January so that both parties can be heard.”

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