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SONA BREWERIES PLC v. SIR SHINA PETERS & ANOR

(2004) JELR 45021 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/L/319/99  •  29 Jan 2004  •  Nigeria

Coram
SULEIMAN GALADIMA JCA; PIUS OLAYIWOLA ADEREMI JCA; ABUBAKAR ABDULKADIR JEGA JCA;

Judgement

ADEREMI, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The plaintiffs (hereinafter, referred to as the respondents and cross/appellants) who claimed to have been retained by the defendant (hereinafter, referred to as the appellant and cross/ respondent) to perform live throughout Nigeria on its (appellant) Maltonic National Musical Tour of ten Northern States, the terms of and conditions of which were stated in a letter dated 7th July, 1995; had sued the said appellant claiming special and general damages for breach of contract, loss of reputation and goodwill and loss of earnings. The break-down of which is as follows;

(a) Special Damages

The sum of N1,590.000.00 being the total loss of earning due to the plaintiffs from gate takings and money sprayed by guests (the particulars of which are contained in the pleadings).

(b) General Damages

(i) The sum of N50,000.00 being damages for the defendant's unilateral and flagrant breach of the agreement reached concerning the musical tour of ten…

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