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What is Defamation?

Generally speaking, Defamation is the action of damaging the good reputation of someone; slander or libel. It is when a person's reputation and name are tarnished as a result of a communication made to a third party.
What are the types of defamation?

The two main types of defamation are libel and slander. There are notable differences between these two. Written defamation is called "libel," while spoken defamation is called "slander."
What is a Defamatory Statement?

A defamatory statement is a false statement that exposes a person to hatred, ridicule, or contempt, causes him to be shunned, or injures him in his business. Statements that are merely offensive are not defamatory. E.g. Saying someone is stupid.
Is Defamation a crime?

Generally speaking, Defamation is not considered a crime, it is rather considered a "tort" (a civil wrong). A person who believes he has been defamed can sue the person who did the defaming for damages. However, this defers from country to country.
What Does the Victim Need to Prove to Establish Defamation?

Generally speaking, If you believe you are have been "defamed," to prove it you usually have to show that there is a statement that features ALL the following:

- Published

- False

- Injurious

- Unprivileged
Is Defamation a crime in Nigeria?

Section 373-381 of the Criminal Code considers defamation as a crime, A defamation matter is defined as one likely to injure reputation of any person by exposing him to hatred, contempt or ridicule, or likely to damage his profession or trade.
What is the punishment for defamation in Nigeria?

The punishment for defamation ranges from a misdemeanor to a felony, liable to imprisonments from 1 - 7 years depending on the severity of the offense.
With these few points of mine, I hope I have been able to confuse you and not convince you......sorry, I mean convince you and not confuse you of what defamation is and is not.

Thank You! 😊
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