POST MASTER GENERAL & ORS.
V.
AGBASI

(2006) JELR 45859 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/PH/112/2003 ·  30 Nov 2006 ·  Nigeria
CORAM
VICTOR AIMEPOMO OYELEYE OMAGE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria ISTIFANUS THOMAS Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria IBRAHIM MOHAMMED MUSA SAULAWA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
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ISTIFANUS THOMAS, J.C.A (Delivered the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt in suit No. FHC/PH/126/95 delivered on 30th November 1999. The lower court's decision was against the appellants in which the plaintiff/Respondent had claimed severally and jointly against the defendants/appellants, special damages and loss of profit as a result of the failure to deliver an overseas postal parcel under contract Exhibit 1. Dissatisfied with the decision, appellants appealed to this court and they were granted leave to raise and argue points not raised and argued in the lower court. The appellants were also granted by this Court to amend their notice of appeal and to file and argue one additional ground of appeal. From the amended and additional grounds of appeal totaling 9 grounds of appeal the appellants have their brief from which they distilled and formulated six (6) issues that read as follows:

"1. Whether the failure of the lear…

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