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INTL. TEXTILE IND. (NIG.) LTD.
V.
ADEREMI & ORS.

(1999) JELR 44758 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.200/1994 ·  4 Jun 1999 ·  Nigeria
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Other Citations
Int. Textiles. Ind.(Nig.) Ltd v. Aderemi (1999) 8 NWLR (Pt.614) 268 (1999) 6 S.C (Pt I) 1 (1999) All N.L.R 156
Int. Textile Ind. (Nig.) Ltd. v. Aderemi (1999) 8 NWLR (Pt. 614) 268
CORAM
MUHAMMADU LAWAL UWAIS CJN ABUBAKAR BASHIR WALI JSC ANTHONY IKECHUKWU IGUH JSC ALOYSIUS IYORGYER KATSINA-ALU JSC SAMSON ODEMWINGIE UWAIFO JSC

Ratio Decidendi

Core Terms Beta
contract
5th respondent
specific performance
land use act
governor's consent
binding contract
court of appeal
5th defendant
formal contract
general damages
breach of contract
holder of a statutory right of occupancy
learned trial judge
valid contract
above terms
approval of the parties
cardinal issue
deed of lease
good reason
specific performance of the contract
such consent
4th respondents
annual rent
case uptil
chairman of the 5th respondent
date planning permission
effect of the phrase
exhibit a-a2
fact of the existence of a binding contract
following observation
governor of lagos state
high court of lagos
judgment of the trial court
leading judgment
lt-general t. danjuma
necessary planning approval
number of relief
outright sale of the property
plaintiff's claim
portion of the land
representatives of the parties
respective parts of the formal contract
said lessee
said reliefs
state land
subject-matter of the declaration
sublease of the said property


S. O. UWAIFO, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The property in dispute in this case is plot No. 98 at No.2 Abudu Smith Street, Victoria Island, Lagos. It is State land covered by Title Certificate No. LO5166 of 1963 which was leased to late Oba Adesoji Aderemi by the Governor of Lagos State under a deed of lease dated 4 June, 1963. It was developed by the said lessee and at his death, it became vested in the 1st to 4th respondents who are his executors/executrix (hereinafter called the landlords).

Sometime in February, 1986, the appellant indicated its interest in taking a sublease of the said property. The landlords, acting through their solicitors, made an offer by letter dated 18 February. 1986 (exhibit A-A2) to the appellant. The letter contained details which I do not need to state in full. 'It is enough to say that the sublease was to be for ten years with an option for a further five years; the annual rent was to be ₦75,000.00 with effect from June 1, 1986, the first …

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