CIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH EVIDENCE THAT WAS NOT FRONTLOADED WILL BE ADMISSIBLE

CASE TITLE: MINISTER FOR WORKS, HOUSING & URBAN DEVELOPMENT & ORS v. OGUNGBE (2018) LPELR-45977(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 14TH NOVEMBER, 2018 PRACTICE AREA: CIVIL PROCEDURE  LEAD JUDGMENT: UGOCHUKWU ANTHONY OGAKWU, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT INTRODUCTION: This appeal borders on civil procedure. FACTS: This is an appeal against the decision of the Federal High Court, Lagos, delivered by Abang…

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EFFECT OF A WRIT OF SUMMONS SIGNED IN THE NAME OF A LAW FIRM

CASE TITLE: FRIN v. IFERI & ORS (2018) LPELR-45931(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 12TH NOVEMBER, 2018 PRACTICE AREA: CIVIL PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: JIMI OLUKAYODE BADA, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT INTRODUCTION: This appeal borders on Civil Procedure. FACTS: This is an appeal against the Ruling of Federal High Court, Ibadan Judicial Division in Suit No:- FHC/IB/CS/10/2008: BETWEEN – (1) FORESTRY RESEARCH…

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POSITION OF THE LAW WHERE THERE IS NO VALID NOTICE OF REVOCATION OF RIGHT OF OCCUPANCY

CASE TITLE: ST. PETER PARISH MAKURDI v. REGISTERED TRUSTEES OF DEEPER LIFE BIBLE CHURCH & ORS (2018) LPELR-45892(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 1ST NOVEMBER, 2018 PRACTICE AREA: LAND LAW LEAD JUDGMENT: ONYEKACHI AJA OTISI, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT INTRODUCTION: This appeal borders on Land Law. FACTS: This is an appeal against the Judgment of the Benue State High Court sitting…

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WHETHER IT IS THE NAME OF A PARTY WITHOUT LOCUS STANDI THAT WILL BE STRUCK OUT AND NOT THE ENTIRE SUIT

CASE TITLE: ASHIKI & ORS v. ABUBAKAR & ORS (2018) LPELR-45895(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 2ND NOVEMBER, 2018 PRACTICE AREA: CHIEFTAINCY MATTERS LEAD JUDGMENT: ONYEKACHI AJA OTISI, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT INTRODUCTION: This appeal borders on the issue of Locus Standi in Chieftaincy Matters. FACTS: This is an appeal against the decision of the High Court of Nasarawa State. The…

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DEVOLUTION OF PROPERTY OF A DECEASED PERSON UNDER YORUBA CUSTOMARY LAW

CASE TITLE: COLE & ANOR v. SUNMOLA & ORS (2018) LPELR-45978(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 14TH NOVEMBER, 2018 PRACTICE AREA: ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE LEAD JUDGMENT: UGOCHUKWU ANTHONY OGAKWU, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT INTRODUCTION: This appeal borders on Administration of Intestate Estate. FACTS: This is an appeal against the decision of the High Court of Lagos State. The Respondents claimed the…

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WHAT HAPPENS IF A WRIT IS SERVED OUTSIDE JURISDICTION WITHOUT FIRST OBTAINING THE REQUISITE LEAVE OF COURT?

CASE TITLE: NNPC V. NWODO & ORS (2018) LPELR-45872(CA) PRACTICE AREA: CIVIL PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT BY: TOM SHUAIBU YAKUBU, J.C.A. FACTS OF THE CASE: This is an appeal against the decision of the National Industrial Court, Holden at Lagos, delivered on 24 July, 2013. The respondents, being retired staff of the appellant, had on 23…

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A RESPONDENT WHO HAS NOT CROSS-APPEALED OR FILED A RESPONDENT NOTICE CANNOT RAISE ISSUES UNRELATED TO THE APPELLANTS GROUNDS OF APPEAL

CASE TITLE: IGBOJIONU & ORS V. UKO & ORS (2018) LPELR-45875(CA) PRACTICE AREA: LAND LAW LEAD JUGDMENT BY: ITA GEORGE MBABA, J.C.A. FACTS OF THE CASE: This appeal is against the judgment of Abia State High Court, delivered by Justice J.E. Adiele. At the trial Court, the Plaintiffs/Respondents had claimed as follows: “(1) A Declaration that…

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FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE WINDING-UP RULES ROBS THE COURT OF ITS JURISDICTION

CASE TITLE: ARGIJI PROPERTIES LTD v. AISHATU SHUAIBU IDRIS SABON BIRNI & ANOR (2018) LPELR-45858(CA) PRACTICE AREA: CIVIL PROCEDURE LEAD JUGDMENT BY: TANI YUSUF HASSAN, J.C.A. FACTS OF THE CASE:  This is an interlocutory appeal against the Ruling of the Federal High Court, Abuja delivered on the 26th day of June, 2007 in Suit No….

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ONCE A GROUND OF APPEAL IS BASED ON FINDING OF FACTS WHICH ARE NOT IN DISPUTE, IT IS A GROUND OF LAW; NOT MIXED LAW AND FACTS

CASE TITLE: CHIEF OF NAVAL STAFF & ANOR V. TSENONGO (2018) LPELR-45883(CA) PRACTICE AREA: CIVIL PROCEDURE LEAD JUGDMENT BY: JOSEPH EYO EKANEM, J.C.A. FACTS OF THE CASE: The case of the respondent at the National Industrial Court, Makurdi, before W. Abali, J., was that, he is an able seaman of the 2nd appellant. He was…

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RIGHT TO INFORMATION UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT, 2011 IS NOT ABSOLUTE

CASE TITLE: CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA & ANOR v. PUBLIC & PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT CENTRE LTD/GTE CBN & ANOR V. PPDC LTD/GTE(2018) LPELR-45856(CA) PRACTICE AREA: CIVIL PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT BY: MOHAMMED MUSTAPHA, J.C.A. FACTS OF THE CASE: This appeal is against the Ruling of the Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, and presided over by Justice…

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