FIRST BANK OF NIGERIA PLC VS ALEXANDER N. OZOKWERE

SUBJECT-MATTER

ACTION, WORDS AND MEANING, ACTION, APPEAL, JUDGMENT

QUANTUM MERUIT -MEANING OF

UNJUST ENRICHMENT -MEANING OF

PARTIES TO AN ACTION-JOINDER OF PARTIES-RATIONAL FOR MAKING A PERSON A PARTY TO AN ACTION

JUDGMENT-FOREIGN CURRENCY JUDGMENT-WHETHER WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF NIGERIAN COURT

EVALUATION OF EVIDENCE- PRIMARY DUTY OF A TRIAL COURT -WHEN AN APPELLATE COURT CAN INTERFERE THEREWITH

SETTING ASIDE OF JUDGMENT OF A TRIAL COURT -WHETHER EVERY MISTAKE IN JUDGMENT WILL WARRANT SAME- WHEN MAY BE SET ASIDE ON APPEAL

PERVERSE DECISION-MEANING OF

 “It is however settled law that foreign currency judgments are within the general jurisdiction of the courts of law in Nigeria depending on the facts of the cases” – PER ONNOGHEN, JSC

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PDP V. ROCHAS OKOROCHA & 10 ORS.

SUBJECT MATTER

PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE –

 1. APPEALS- FINAL COURT OF APPEAL IN ELECTION PETITION.

2. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW- PURPORT OF THE PROVISIONS OF S. 285 (7) OF THE 1999 CONSTITUTION OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA.

3. JUDGMENT- REASONS FOR DECISIONS OF COURTS MUST BE PROVIDED ON TIME.

4. JURISDICTION -ESSENCE OF

5. JURISDICTION- WHEN IT CAN BE RAISED

6. PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE- WHEN COURTS CAN RAISE ISSUES SUO MOTU.

7. JUDGMENT- CONTENTS OF

8. PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE- EFFECT OF CARRYING OUT AN ACT OUT OF TIME

 

“An action or anything done after expiration of the time prescribed is a nullity. Where the limitation of time is imposed in a constitution or statute unless they make provision for extension of time, the court cannot extend time.” Olufunlola Oyelola Adekeye  JSC.

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CHIEF GREAT OVEDJE OGBORU & Anor V. DR EMMANUEL EWETAN UDUAGHAN & 2 Ors

SUBJECT-MATTER

PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE

APPEAL

ELECTION PETITION

JUDGMENT

JURISDICTION

I find support in several decisions of this court that an appellant can file two [multiple] notices of appeal, more so, when our court Rules do not prohibit that.

Per I.T. Muhammad J.S.C.

On the issues for determination, it is the law and practice that where the complaint is not that the issues do not flow from the grounds of appeal or that the issues proliferate, an appellate court accepts them to be valid and will tolerate its ill-drafting in order to ensure that justice is done to the parties.”

Per I.T. Muhammad J.S.C.

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DOMINIC EDE & ANOR V. NWAGBARA NWODO MBA & 3 ORS.

SUBJECT MATTER

APPEALS – APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME TO FILE BRIEF OF ARGUMENT.

APPEALS – APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME TO FILE BRIEF OF ARGUMENT.

JUDGMENT- INSTANCES WHEN THE SUPREME COURT CAN SET ASIDE ITS OWN JUDGMENT.

THE PRINCIPLE OF SUBSTANTIAL JUSTICE.

PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE- APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME TO FILE BRIEF OF ARGUMENT.

PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE – APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME TO FILE BRIEF OF ARGUMENT.

It is not  the length of time that matters in explaining away a delay in an application for extension of time within which to comply with a requirement/condition stipulated by law, but whether there are reasons which are cogent, valid and convincing which can explain away the delay’. I T MUHAMMAD JSC.

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