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Yesterday Musa ate crow and tendered an apology on-air to the minister. He also retracted his claim that successive ministers of the ministry are paid N200 million by the Nigerian Football Federation.
A seemingly shaken Musa shared:
“Honourable Minister Sunday Dare, I tender my unreserved apology on air to you, based on the request of your lawyer.”
And then in pidgin:
“If that one offend you, I withdraw the statement.”
Awareness Sports can reveal that Mr Dare had through Festus Keyamo’s Chambers written Human Rights Radio and Ordinary Ahmed Musa warning him to desist from broadcasting falsehoods about him, retract the misleading claims previously made, apologise on the Brekete programme and publish the retraction with the apology in two national newspapers or face a N10 billion libel suit.
Despite the apology, the suit is still a reality because the retraction with the related apology is yet to be published in two newspapers as also demanded.
Furthermore, it is unclear if the minister will also go after guests on that particular episode of the show who contributed in making the slanderous claims of which the most notable is the NFF’s former head of protocol, Tunde Aderibigbe (above) and Harrison Jalla (below).
One source close to the whole affair shared that: “lawyers have been briefed to demand that these guests on Brekete radio show step forward with verifiable proof that N200 million was given to the minister as they claimed or insinuated, failing which they will be sued for their net worth
It will be interesting to see how this all plays out.