The defense of qualified privilege in defamation was the subject matter of the case of Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) v. Ebenezer Babatope (1996) 4 NWLR (Pt. 440) 75. In this case the Court of appeal explicitly explained the instances where it is possible for a defendant to use the defense of qualified privilege where there […]
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The case of Dickson Igbokwe v University College Hospital Board of Management (1961) WNLR is one of the celebrated Nigerian cases founded on the principle of res ipsa loquitur in the law of tort. In this case, the High court of justice explicitly explained the instances where the principle of res ipsa loquitor will apply
The case of Sketch Publishing Company Ltd v Alhaji Azeez A Ajagbemokeferi (1989) 1 NWLR (Pt. 100) p. 678 is one which is founded on defamation. It is often cited when discussing one of the crucial defenses a defendant in a case of defamation can put up. In Sketch Publishing Company Ltd v Alhaji Azeez
The case of The Queen v Amalgamated press Ltd (1961) A.N.L.R 199 is one which is founded on the right to freedom of expression and press in the then 1961 constitution of Nigeria. It is often cited to explain the fact that the right to freedom of press in the constitution of Nigeria is not absolute.
The case of National Assembly v President of the federal republic of Nigeria (2003) 9 NWLR Pt 824 pg104 is one of the cases where the Court was required to inquire on the validity of the powers of the National Assembly provided in section 58(5) of the 1999 constitution of Nigeria to override the veto