A high court in the Federal Capital Territory, has ruled in favour of the Incorporated Trustees of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and against a former Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Tallen whose suit was declared unconstitutional, careless, reckless and disparaging.


The Court also granted among other reliefs an injunction restraining the ex-minister from holding any public office in Nigeria, unless she publishes a personally signed apology letter to Nigerians and the Judiciary on a full page of two national newspapers.


The Court ordered that the injunction restraining the Defendant from holding any public office in Nigeria shall become perpetual if she fails to abide by the order directing her to publish an apology letter within 30 days.


Recall that on the 14th of December, 2022 the NBA Incorporated Trustees took out originating summons against Tallen, who at the time was Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, over her public comments in respect of the judgment of the Federal High Court on the suit involving Mallam Nuhu Ribadu and the All Progressives Congress (APC).


Tallen had on the 15th of October, 2022 described the court decision as “a kangaroo judgment that should be rejected by well-meaning Nigerians”