SIDI DAUDA BAGE, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment):
This is an appeal against the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Ilorin Division delivered on 5th January, 2006 in respect of an appeal filed by the Appellant against the judgment of the trial Court dated 2nd April, 2004. The Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal and confirmed the judgment of the trial Court. Still being dissatisfied, the Appellant filed the instant appeal vide a Notice of Appeal dated 22nd February, 2006.
SUMMARY OF FACTS:
The Respondent commenced this suit by a Writ of Summons dated 30th December 1999 claiming One Million Naira (N1,000,000.00) damages for alleged libel committed by publication in a document dated 18th August, 1997. The case of the Respondent was that he was employed by the 3rd Appellant in 1992 as a Principal Instructor Grade II. His appointment was later terminated by the Appellants through Exhibit P5. However, in paragraph 4 of the Exhibit, the 3rd Appellant expressed appreciation for the serv…