DAMAGES – GENERAL DAMAGES – Guiding principles for the award of general damages


“The law is settled that the award of general damages is improper where the quantum of loss is ascertainable; just as it is also wrong to take into consideration, in awarding general damages, the loss which should have been considered in awarding special damages: KEREWI v. ODEGBESA (1967) 1 NWLR 89; WASA (NIG.) LTD v. KAILA (1978) 3 SC 21; SPDC (NIG.) LTD v. TIEBO VII (1996) 4 NWLR (pt. 445) 657 (CA) at 688.” Per EJEMBI EKO, JSC in BRONWEN ENERGY TRADING LTD. v. OAN OVERSEAS AGENCY (NIG) LTD & ORS (2022-LCER-46529-SC) (Pp 49 – 50; Paras E – A)

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