GUARDIAN NEWSPAPERS LTD & ANOR V. REV. PASTOR C.I AJEH

SUBJECT-MATTER

 LAW OF TORTS

DEFAMATION: – Essential ingredients of same

LIBEL: – what must be pleaded

DAMAGES – Nature of damages awarded once libel has been found

DAMAGES – Factors considered in awarding damages for libel

“In cases of libel, pleadings are of tremendous importance, and so the plaintiff who claims that an article is libellous of him must reproduce the whole article verbatim or the particular passage he complains of in his pleadings. No matter how long the article is it must be reproduced.”

Per Rhodes-Vivour J.S.C

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Mrs. Eva Anike Akomolafe & Anor .v. Gaurdian Press Ltd. & 3 Ors

Subject matter : Defamation of Character  – When the court would not uphold the plaintiff’s  case.
Practice and Procedure: Error committed by a lower court; when same does not lead to miscarriage of justice it shall not invalidate judgement.
Defence(s) of qualified privilege, fair comment and constitutional right; when same shall avail the defendants

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