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COURT PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - JUDGMENTS OF NIGERIAN COURTS

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7-UP BOTTLING COMPANY LTD. & ORS V. ABIOLA AND SONS NIGERIA LTD

COURT - RULES OF COURT:-  The function of Rules of Court

A. AMEH A. AKPA DIGA V. ADAM TONY

COURTS:-  Execution of administrative fiats by heads of courts – Duty of judge against whom an allegation of bias, wrongly or rightly has been levelled

COURT - BIAS:-  Meaning - The imputation of bias of any kind to a trial Judge including favouritism and selective treatment - Whether does not only diminish the stature and integrity of the judge but destroys the foundation of his judgment, however sound and consistent with the Rule of Court, pleadings and evidence – Whether the safest thing to do is for a trial Judge to pull out from the case on the mention of bias

A. C. B. V. OBMIAMI  BRICK AND STONE

COURT:-  Supreme Court - Whether can entertain appeal or application from High Court.

A. G. ANAMBRA STATE V. A. G. FEDERATION

COURT:-  Academic question - Right to decline entertaining same.

COURT:-  Advisory opinion - Whether it is the duty of the Court to give advisory opinion.

A. G. FED. V. GUARDIAN NEWSPAPERS LTD.

COURT:-  Competence of court - Validity of Decree or power to make Decree - Whether court competent to inquire into.

COURT:-  Decision of foreign courts - When Supreme Court will not have recourse thereto.

A. I. C. LIMITED V. NIGERIAN NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION

COURT:-  Decision of lower court - Where right but based on wrong reasons - Whether appellate court will set aside.

COURT:-  Decision of court - Basis of - Need to be grounded on facts.

COURT:-  Functus officio - Doctrine of - Effect of.

A.A. MAIKORI V. DABO MOHAMMED LERE & ORS

COURT - DUTY OF COURT/TRIBUNAL:-  Whether a court or tribunal can give an order that will affect the right of a person that is not a party to the case

A.C.B. LTD V. EWARAMI

COURT:-  Inherent discretion of court to grant a declaration – Whether limited by under common law jurisdiction –

A.C.B. LTD.  V. OBA

COURT - Duty on court not to formulate cases for parties - Need for court to confine its decision to parties’ cases as made out.

A.G OF CROSS RIVER STATE V. A.G OF THE FEDERATION

COURT:-  Jurisdiction over boundary dispute resolution matters – Power over determination of the boundary of states.

COURT - JURISDICTION:-  Supreme Court - Jurisdiction in respect of internal boundary matters - Whether exercisable subject to the determination of the boundary dispute by the National Boundary Commission.

A.G. ANAMBRA STATE V. ONUSELOGU ENTERPRISES LIMITED

COURT:-  Appellate court - Duty to only deal with issues raised by parties

A.G. FEDERATION V. SODE

COURT:-  Jurisdiction - Courts - Effect of Ouster Clauses Assumption of Jurisdiction - Propriety of Jurisdiction of Court - When determined

A.G. ONDO STATE V. A.G. EKITI STATE

COURT:-  Appellate court - circumstances when it can interfere with exercise of discretion by trial court.

ABBAS  V. COP  (CA)

COURT:-  Federal High Court - Jurisdiction of in respect of civil and criminal matters - Nature and scope of - Sections 230(1) and 230(IA) of the 1979 Constitution (as amended by Decree 107 of 1993)

COURT:-  Jurisdiction of court - Fundamental nature of - Basis of -Whether can be expanded by the court - Extent of power of court in respect thereof.

ABBAS V. OLATUNJI SOLOMON

COURT:-  Contempt of court - Civil contempt - Committal therefor Condition precedent thereto - Rules governing - Procedure therefor.

COURT:-  Contempt of court - Committal therefor - Orders capable of enforcement thereby.

COURT:-  Contempt of court - What amounts to - Power of court to deal with - How exercisable - Need to exercise with care.

ABBEY V. ALEX  (CA)

COURT - Misdirection be court- Meaning of-When does it occur.

ABDU KADIRI V. THE QUEEN

PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE:-  Trial Court and findings of fact – When an accused person makes an allegation of facts for the first time under oath which he had neglected to make in extra-judicial statements or other preliminary judicial inquiries – attitude of court thereto

ABDU V. THE STATE

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE- COURT:-  Duty of a trial court in murder trial which carries a death penalty– Need to be seen as not abdicating its responsibility – Need to approach its task of determining the guilt of the Appellant with every sense of responsibility towards seeing that justice must not only be done but must be seen to have been done – Whether a lower Court can pronounce a death penalty without displaying on the record the reason for doing so

ABDUL GAFAR V. THE GOVERNMENT OF KWARA STATE

COURT:-  Federal High Court - Whether competent to adjudicate on matters concerning a State government':-

COURT:-  Jurisdiction of court -Fundamental nature of -Determinants of

COURT:-  Jurisdiction of court - Issue of- When raised - Duty on court to determine first.

ABDUL MAJEED NASIRU V. COMMISSIONER OF POLICE

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE - COURT:-  Duty of Magistrate to investigate any complaint before framing a charge and committing a suspect for trial

ABDULHAMID V. AKAR

COURT:-  When court is deemed not to have raised an issue suo motu – need for the briefs of the parties in that Court to prove the point

ABDULKARIM V. INCAR

COURT:-  Supreme Court - Power to overrule previous decisions - When exercisable.

ABDUN KAKA V. MALAMI NAGWANJA

COURT – EVIDENCE:-  Treatment of appeal from Sharia Court of Appeal – Where parties had not used legal practitioner at any stage of the proceedings – Duty of court to review records of courts below

ABE V. AKAAJIME

COURTS:-  Area, Native or Customary Courts - Proceedings therein - At­titude of common law courts.

ABEKHE Vs.ALPHA MERCHANT BANK OF NIGERIA PLC

COURT:- – Decision made ‘per incuriam’ – effect of.

ABIETO ALAGOMA & ORS V. SHELL PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LIMITED

COURT:-  What constitutes abuse of court process - When order for trial de novo is proper

ABIODUN  ADELAJA V. OLATUNDE FANOIKI

COURTS:-  Supreme Court - Departure from earlier decision - Need for Counsel to expressly urge so.

ABIODUN FAMUROTI  V. MADAM S. AGBEKE

COURT:-  Whether can offer explanations suo motu as to the discrepancy between sworn testimony and documentary evidence – Whether can choose which witness to believe

ABIODUN V. ADEHIN

COURT:-  Native courts - Whether an arm of Native Authority.

ABIOYE V. YAKUBU

COURT:-  Interpretative function of judges - Need for court to limit itself to what law is and not what law ought to be.

COURT:-  Power of court - Where a law or an act is unconstitutional - Power o court to declare it null and void.

ABISI V. EKWEALOR

COURT:-  Court of Appeal - Issues before it - Duty towards.

COURT:-  Evaluation of evidence - Primary function of trial court -When appeal court may interfere.

COURT:-  Raising issue suo motu -Appeal court raising suo motu issue not forming grounds of appeal - Whether permissible.

ABISOGUN  V. ABISOGUN

COURT:-  Determination of a case - When court may determine a case without taking evidence.

COURT:-  Supreme Court - Whether can entertain appeal or application from High Court.

ABODUNDU V. THE QUEEN

COURT:-  Powers of Federal Supreme Court to order re-trial - Section 11(2), Federal Supreme Court (Appeals) Ordinance.

ABOGEDE V. STATE

COURT:-  Double compensation

 

ABOGUNDE  V. LANLOKUN

COURT:-  Reviewing previous judgment not appealed against - Improper

ABRAHAM OYENIRAN & ORS. V. JAMES EGBETOLA & ANOR.

COURT - JURISDICTION:-  Court with jurisdiction over rural land in dispute

COURT - JURISDICTION OF COURT:-  Whether the word 'exclusive' can fit into the provisions of section 41 with respect to court's jurisdiction of Customary Right of Occupancy

ABRAHAM V. OLORUNFUNMI(CA

COURT:-  Trial court - Competence of to rely on its own record.

COURT:-  Trial court - Duty of trial Judge to confine himself to issues raised before him.

ABU AND ORS. V. ODUGBO AND ORS.

COURT - High Court - Citizen’s inalienable right to seek redress in the High Court.

COURT - Supreme Court - When its decision will be binding on itself and other courts.

COURT - Supreme Court - Whether it can depart from its earlier decision.

ABU V. KUYABANA

COURT:-  Incompetency of action - proper order to make.

ABUBAKAR V. UNIPETROL NIGERIA PLC

COURT:- – Preservation of subject matter of litigation – Duty on court thereto.

ACHIAKPA V. NDUKA

COURT:-  Native court - Nature of jurisdiction - where derived.

ADAJE V. STATE

APPEAL COURT:-  Finding of fact of trial court – Attitude of appellate court to invitation to interfere with same unless the decision arrived at pursuant to such findings was unreasonable, unwarranted and cannot be supported having regard to such evidence

ADAMA  V. ANAJA  (CA)

COURT:- – When can exercise jurisdiction in a cause or matter – Determination of – Relevant considerations

ADAMA V.  ONOJA (CA)

COURT:-  Appeal ; order 3 rule 2 (2) of the Court of Appeal Rules 1981 (as amended) provision of.

COURT:-  Consolidation of two or more suits ; whether the grant of the order of consolidation is technical in nature ; whether the approach of the court is flexible or inflexible.

COURT:-  Consolidation of suits ; correct approach to be adopted by court in considering an order for consolidation ; effect of improper exercise of the order.

ADANI & ANOR V. IGWE

COURT:-  Jurisdiction - Absence of at the filing of action - Conferment of at the time of trial - Attitude of Court.

COURT:-  Jurisdiction - Issue of title - How determined.

ADEBANJO OLAYINKA V. ADEBOLA ADEPARUSI & ANOR

COURT - GRANT OF AN ADJOURNMENT:-  Whether a court must balance its discretion in granting or refusing to grant an adjournment and by endeavoring to give an appellant an opportunity of obtaining substantial justice

ADEBISI MACGREGOR  ASSOCIATES LIMITED V. NIGERIA MERCHANT BANK LIMITED

 

ADEBUSUYI  V. BABATUNDE ODUYOYE

COURT - ESTOPPEL:-  Estoppel by record – Whether a dismissed without hearing it on its merit can constitute same

ADECENTRO (NIGERIA) LIMITED V. COUNCIL OF OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY

COURT – DAMAGES:-  Special damages - How proved - Nature of proof required.

COURT – EQUITY:-  Equity and law - When equity will prevail over law

ADEDEJI ADESANYA V. FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

COURT - COURT RECORD:-  Whether a court can draw inferences from the facts of the case and the record to determine an issue addressed

ADEDEJI V. POLICE SERVICE COMMISSION

TRIBUNALS:-  Disciplinary Proceedings - Police Service Commission’s right to regulate its own procedure within requirements of natural justice - Audi alteram partem rule where oral hearing not prescribed

ADEDIRAN  V. INTERLAND TRANSPORT LIMITED

COURT – JURISDICTION:-  High Court- Section 239 of the 1979 Constitution – Need for a High Court in exercising its jurisdiction to follow the procedure or rules provided for it – Effect of failure thereto

ADEFULU  V. OKULAJA

COURT:-  Court orders - Need for government to obey.

COURT:-  Judgment of trial court - Where declared null and void by appeal court - Effect on trial court.

COURT:-  Relief not claimed - Power of court to grant - Whether extant.

COURT:-  Speculation - Attitude of court thereto.

ADEGOKE MOTORS LTD. V. ADESANYA

COURT:-  Pronouncements of court - Consideration in isolation to facts of case - Propriety.

COURTS:-  Supreme Court - Power to overrule its decisions - Basis of

ADEGOKE V. ADIBI

COURT:-  Raising an issue suo motu - Need to hear parties.

ADEGOROYE  V. ALLIANCE FOR DEMOCRACY

COURT:- – Appellate court – whether same can interfere with the right decision of a lower court arrived at on a wrong reason.

COURT:- – High Court – Decision by a trial Judge that action brought by plaintiffs was premature – Whether the decision was right in the circumstance of this case.

ADEHI  V. ATEGA

COURT- Rules of court-Power of court to ensure that parties comply therewith.

ADEIGBE V. KUSIMO

COURTS:-  Jurisdiction - Canon and test - Nullity and irregularity distinguished - Customary Courts - Variations in bench. - Effect

ADEJUGBE  V. OLOGUNJA

COURT:-  Case presented to the Court by the parties-Duty on Court to take the case of parties dispassionately and evenly

COURT-Conclusion reached by a Court which misconceived the case presented by the parties- Effect of.

COURT:-  Issues - Whether a Court can suo motu frame issues for the parties.

ADEKUNLE  V. UNIVERSITY OF PORT HARCOURT(CA

COURT:- – Whether a Judge can raise any issue suo motu and determine same without giving parties to address the court thereto

COURT:-  Where judges raise issues suo motu – Applicability of a statute – Duty to afford opposing parties opportunity to address court on same – Justification – When failure would be deemed as denial of fair hearing right

COURT - JURISDICTION:-  Ouster clauses - Where statute oust the challenge of its provisions based on the operation of the Constitution and the principles of fair hearing enshrined therein – Whether court can still assume jurisdiction based on the common law principle of natural justice

ADELAJA V. ALADE(CA

COURT:-  Duty on court to give adequate consideration to parties cases

ADELE  V. STATE

COURT:-  Evaluation of evidence - Use of "I cannot see my way clear in acquitting the accused" by Judge - Connotation and effect of - Duty on court

COURT:-  Evaluation of evidence -Where testimony of a witness casts doubt on court - Duty on court.

ADELEKAN  V. ECU-LINE NV

COURT:-  Appellate Court - When will not consider issues for determination.

COURT:-  Federal High Court - Whether has jurisdiction in cases of simple contract or damages for negligence.

ADELENWA V. THE STATE

COURT:-  Duty of judge to restrict itself to the consideration of evidence adduced before it – Whether court can reduce a charge of murder to manslaughter without evidence

ADELUSOLA  V. AKINDE

COURT:-  Technicalities - Attitude of court thereto.

 

ADENIRAN  V. ALAO

COURT:-  Raising issue suo motu - Principles guiding - Court raising issue suo motu - Duty to hear the parties thereon.

ADESANYA V.  OTUEWU

COURT:-  Claim of ownership and exclusive possession - Failure of claimant to prove same - What trial court should do

COURT:-  Pleadings - Party abandoning pleadings - Duty on court not to made case for him by looking for evidence from the opponent.

ADESANYA V. PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA AND ANOTHER

COURT:-   Interpretation of the Constitution – Preferred approach to construction of its provisions – Whether one of liberalism, probably a variation on the theme of the general maxim ut res magis valeat quam pereat – Whether it is the duty of court not to construe any of the provisions of the Constitution as to defeat the obvious ends the Constitution was designed to serve where another construction equally in accord and consistent with the words and sense of such provisions will serve to enforce and protect such ends

ADESINA  V. KOLA

COURT:-  Jurisdiction of court - Where court lacks jurisdiction - Whether can clothe itself with jurisdiction.

ADESINA  V. ADEKEYE

COURT:- – Appellate court – when same will interfere with the findings of facts by trial court.

ADESINA V. AKINREMI

COURTS:-  Customary Court - Tribunal Chiefs - Whether execution can be levied against them

ADESOKAN  V. ADEGOROLU

COURT:-  Abuse of court process - What amounts to.

COURT:-  Locus standi - Duty on court in determining locus standi of plain­tiff.

COURT:-  Reasonable cause of action - Determination of - Duty on court.

ADESOKAN  V. ADETUNJI

COURT:-  Obiter dicta - Where it follows a previous decision - How treated.

COURT:-  Plaintiff lacking locus standi - Proper order for court to make.

COURT:-  Rules of court – Order 24 rule 4 High Court of Oyo State (Civil Procedure) Rules - Power vested in court thereby.

COURT:-  Supreme Court - Conflicting decisions of - Whether and when lower court can examine.

COURT:-  Supreme Court -Conflicting decisions of-Which court should resolve them.

ADETOUN OLADEJI (NIG) LTD V. NIGERIAN BREWERIES PLC.

COURT:-  Issues before the court - Duty on court not to make case for parties - Duty on to adjudicate only oh claims or reliefs placed before it by parties.

ADETUNJI AKANDE V. I.N.E.C & ORS

COURT - ELECTION TRIBUNAL:-  Special nature, jurisdiction of an election tribunal and its distinction from civil proceedings

ADEYEMI  V. STATE

COURT:-  Misdirection by the court - Effect thereof.

ADEYEMI AND OTHERS V. OPEYORI

COURT:-  Jurisdiction of High Court of former Western State - Section 9(I) High Court Law Cap. 44, Vol 11, Laws of Western Nigeria 1959 - Customary Law.

ADEYEMI V. ADEYEMI

COURT:-  Matrimonial Proceedings – Exercise of discretion to grant Order of divorce on ground of adultery in favour of a petitioner notwithstanding petitioner’s own admitted adultery – Relevant considerations

ADEYEMI V. OLAKUNRI

COURT - Court of Appeal - Finding of trial court not appealed against - Whether has power to deal with.

COURT- Jurisdiction of court - Issue of- Where raised - Duty on court to deal with timeously.

ADEYEYE V. ADEWOYIN

COURT:-  Appointment of receiver over property - Order of - What it should contain.

ADIGUN V. THE SEC., IWO LOCAL GOVT

COURT - Abuse of process of court - Action filed by party seeking to relitigate issues already determined against him in a previous action - Whether constitutes abuse of court process.

COURT - Supreme Court - Decision of- Finality of- When decision of Supreme Court nun be reviewed by it.

ADISA AND ORS V. ATTORNEY GENERAL KWARA STATE AND ORS.

COURT – Supreme Court – attitude to procedural technicalities.

ADO IBRAHIM & COMPANY LTD V. BENDEL CEMENT COMPANY LTD

COURT - JURISDICTION:-  The effect of well written judgment delivered without jurisdiction

COURT - JURISDICTION:-  What the court should do where its jurisdiction is challenged

ADOMBA AND OTHERS V. ODIESE AND OTHERS

COURT – NATIVE COURT – JUDGMENT AND ESTOPPEL:-  Validity of judgment on land -  Land dispute resolved without the use of land survey map – Need for the description of the land in the proceedings, including the inspection notes in the case to leave no room for doubt as to the identity of the land and the features therein and precise boundaries of the land in dispute – Failure thereto – Whether such judgment can operate as estoppels per rem judicata

ADOSCO NIGERIA LTD. & ANOR V. CHILEWA INVESTMENT LTD.

COURT - JURISDICTION:-  Whether the defect in the writ of summons will affect the competence or jurisdiction of a court over a matter

AFISI V.  LAWAL

COURT - Jurisdiction of court - Nature, essence and importance of - Attitude of court thereto.

AFRICAN  CONTINENTAL BANK LTD. V. IHEKWOABA

COURT:-  Appellate court - Power of to hear appeals – Extent of power – How determined

AFRICAN CONTINENTAL BANK  LIMITED V. NNAMANI

COURT ‑ Exercise of discretion ‑ Principles guiding court.

AFRICAN CONTINENTAL BANK  LTD. V. ELOSIUBA

COURT - Exercise of discretion - Negligence of counsel - Effect on court’s grant of discretion.

AFRICAN CONTINENTAL BANK LIMITED V.  AWOGBORO

COURT - Interlocutory injunction - Criteria for grant - Duty on court.

COURT - Mareva jurisdiction - Purpose of - When exercised.

AFRICAN CONTINENTAL BANK LTD. V. ADEBESIN

COURT - Installment payment - Power to grant.

COURT - Raising issue suo motu - Duty on court in respect thereof .

COURT - Re-examination of ‘validity of its own judgment - Propriety of.

AFRICAN CONTINENTAL BANK LTD AND ANOTHER V. AWOGBORO AND ANOTHER

COURT-Interlocutory injunction –Application for-Consideration of-Duty on court not to consider issues to be decided in the substantive case.

AFRICAN CONTINENTAL BANK PLC V. BENEDICT O. NBISIKE

COURT - POWER OF COURT:-  Whether a court of law can award to a plaintiff a substantive relief he has not specifically claimed

COURT - RAISING ISSUE SUO MOTU:-  Whether where a court decides to raise an issue suo motu it is mandatory for the court before deciding the issue to give parties the opportunity to address it

AFRICAN CONTINENTAL BANK PLC V. LOSADA NIGERIA LTD. & ANOR

COURT - Court order - Interpretation of - Guide thereto.

COURT - Raising issue sun main - Power of court to do so- When court can resort to - Duty thereon where it does so.

AFRICAN CONT. SEAWAYS LTD V. NIG. DREDGING RD. AND GEN. WRKS. LTD

COURT:-  Duty not jump into the fray by restricting itself to issues raised by parties  – Whether court has power to pronounce on issues not raised by parties

AFRICAN NEWSPAPERS OF NIGERIA LTD. V. FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

COURT:-  Jurisdiction-Federal High Court - Charge of seditious publication - Criminal jurisdiction of court limited to offences connected with or pertaining to revenue of Federation - Preliminary objection to courts’ competence overruled - Whether proper.

AFRICAN REINSURANCE CORPORATION V.  JDP CONSTRUCTION NIGERIA LIMITED

COURT:-  Abuse of process of court – meaning of – party who has appealed against a judgment and applied to stay its execution – whether it is an abuse of process for the party to subsequently apply to a higher court to set aside the said judgment.

AFRO CONTINENTAL NIGERIA  LIMITED V. AYANTUYI

COURT - Court of Appeal - Power of to extract undertaking as to damages in application for injunction where trial court failed to do so - Where de­rived.

COURT -Court of Appeal - Power of under Section 16, Court of Appeal Act, 1976 - Extent.

AFZAL AND OTHERS  V. FORD MOTOR CO LTD

 

A-G ANAMBRA STATE V. ROBERT C. OKAFOR

COURT:-  Court granting a relief not asked far - Propriety of - Incompetent order-Order, though erroneous, within the court’s jurisdiction - Distinction between - Courts supervisory powers - Scope of Supervisory powers -Scope of - Interlocutory application - Purport of - Whether would enure far act already carried out - Interlocutory order - When terminable.

AGBAISI  V. EBIKOREFE

COURT - Document not tendered as exhibit - Whether court can look thereat.

AGBAJE  V. ADIGUN

COURT:-  Raising fresh paints at Supreme Court - Considerations -Absence of Counsel at hearing after filing brief-Effect -Abandoned Notice of Appeal - Effect

AGBAJE & ORS.  V. ADELEKAN & ORS.

COURT – SUBSISTING JUDGMENT:-  Subsisting judgment of a Customary Court pertaining to an issue over which it has jurisdiction – Where not appealed – Whether effect can be set aside by a High Court in another matter initiated at the High Court connected to the subject matter of the Customary Court order

AGBANA  V. OWA

COURT:-  Concurrent finding of facts by two lower courts - Attitude of the Supreme Court thereto.

 

 

AGBEYEGBE V. SEISMOGRAPH SERVICES (NIG.) LTD

 

AGBI  V. OGBEH  (CA)

COURT – Appeal court – non-compliance with rules of procedure – when same can be overlooked.

COURT - High Court – whether can set aside judgment and proceedings of an inferior court tendered before it.

AGBI  V. OGBEH  (SC)

COURT - Relief not sought by either party - Whether a Court can grant same.

COURT - Supreme Court - Concurrent findings of facts by the lower Courts - Attitude of Supreme Court thereto.

AGHADIUNO  V. OFOEDU

COURT – Decision of trial court – essential focus of an appellate court – when considering whether same is correct.

COURT – Findings of trial court – When not challenged on appeal – Duty of appellate court not to disturb same – Rationale for.

AGIDIGBI  V. AGIDIGBI

COURT - Costs - Award of costs - Principle governing.

AGINA V.  AGINA

COURT – JURISDICTION:-  Court of Appeal – An appeal directed to a division of the Court of Appeal – Competency of – Whether there is only one Court of Appeal – Legal status of divisions of Court of Appeal

AGOMUO V.  AGIJWA

COURT ‑ Native land tenure system ‑ Trial court disbelieving custom established by evidence ‑ Effect.

AGU  V. IKEWEBE

COURT:-  Decision of court – When will operate as estoppel per rem judicatam or issue estoppel – Relevant considerations

AGWASIM  V. OJICHIE

COURT - Abuse of court process - Determination of whether there is abuse - Relevant consideration.

COURT - Abuse of court process - What amounts to - Instances thereof.

COURT - Abuse of court process - Supreme Court - Power of to prevent.

AGWUNA  V. ATTORNEY-GENERAL OF THE FEDERATION

COURT - Interpretation of laws - Duty on court to interprete law as it is and not as it ought to be.

COURT:-  Issue of jurisdiction - Ouster clause - Where raised - Duty of court faced therewith.

AGWUNA III  V. ISIDINSO

COURT:- Power of Court of Appeal to receive further evidence

AHMADU V. SALAWU

COURT:-  Duty of court not to allow procedural irregularities to preclude case from being scrutinized and determined on merits.

AHMED  V. STATE

COURT:-  Findings of fact - Attitude of appellate court thereto - When it will not interfere therewith.

AINA ARUPE OBAWOLE AND ORS V. ADEKUNLE AGANGA OBAWOLE AND ORS

COURT - Raising of issue suo motu by court and resolution of same without hearing parties - Propriety of.

AIYELABEGAN KAYODE A. & ANOR V. SALMAN ABDULFATAI & ORS.

COURT- whether court has the authority to raise an issue suo motu and decide the case one way or the other without inviting the parties to be heard

AIYETORO COMMUNITY TRADING COMPANY LTD. & ANOR V. NIGERIAN AGRICULTURAL AND CO-OPERATIVE BANK LTD.

COURT - DUTY OF COURT:-  Duty placed on an appellate court where inadmissible evidence has been received

AJADI V. OKENIHUN

COURT:- Misdirection - Customary Court’s findings that plaintiff’s acts of ownership proved - Reversal by High Court based on misconception (due to similarity of names) that both parties relied on acts of ownership of one and same person, a defence witness - Miscarriage of justice - Appeal on question of facts - Duty of appellate Court in such circumstances.

AJAKAIYE  V. IDEHAI

COURT - Chieftaincy Declaration - Where validly made under enabling law - Limitation on power of court in respect of – Whether court can declare it null and void.

COURT - Prayer not sought from court - Duty on court not to grant.

AJALYN SHOES LIMITED V.  AKINWANDE

COURT - Raising issue suo motu - Need for court to be wary thereof.

COURT - Rules of Court - Recourse to foreign rules - When necessary -When unnecessary.

AJAYI  V. OMOROGBE

COURT -Court of Appeal -Power to dismiss appeal for want of jurisdiction-Basis of - How exercised.

COURT - Inherent jurisdiction - Meaning of - When it will be invoked.

AJERO V. UGORJI

COURT - Trial court - Duty of to make findings of fact.

AJIA  V. THE NIGERIAN ARMY

COURT – Court Martial – competent authority to confirm the findings or sentence of a Court Martial under section 152(1) of Armed Forces Decree No. 105 of 1993.

COURT – Court Martial - General Court Martial and Special Court Martial – Competent authority to convene same under section 131(1)(2) AND (3) of Armed Forces Decree No. 105 of 1993.

AJIBOYE  V. ISHOLA

Court - Duty of trial Court to evaluate evidence.

AJIDAHUN  V. THE STATE

COURT ‑ Defence of accused ‑ Duty on court to consider

COURT ‑ Statement of accused‑ Imperfect or unsatisfactory interpretation thereof ‑ Attitude of court.

AJILOWURA  V. DISU

COURT:-  Supreme Court - Duty on a party who invites the Supreme Court to depart or overrule its earlier decisions.

COURT:-  Supreme Court- The two decisions of the Supreme Courtof Nigeria in Bamhe V. Aderinola (1977) All NLR 5 and Dada V. Ogunsanya (1992) 3 N WLR (Pt. 232) 754 - Whether conflicts with each other – Whether the Supreme Court decided that the issue of locus standi being a point of law cannot be raised in motion in the case of Dada V. Ogunsanya  - Whether the case decided that statement of defence must be filed before locus standi can be raised.

AJISHOMO V. OJIKUTU

COURT:-  Power to order partition of family property -When exercisable

AJOKE V. AMUSA YESUFU OBA

COURT:-  Appellate Court - Power to vary Trial Court Order — Avoidance of Multiplicity of suits – Relevant considerations

AKANDE V. ADEDAMOLA

COURT – source of jurisdiction to hear election petitions

AKANDE V. ARAOYE

 

AKANDE V. GEN. ELECT. CO. AND OTHERS

C0URT:-  Appellate powers of the Federal Court of Appeal – Constitutional basis – Exercise of same over appeal arising from State High Court

AKANO  V. OLUKU

COURT – Duty of a Judge – need for same to properly and accurately appraise the evidence before the court.

COURT - Court of Appeal – power of same to act as a court of first instance – reason thereof.

AKANWA  V. IKEDIFE

COURT - Discretion of court in considering application for stay of execution -How exercised.

AKAPO V. HAKEEM-HABEEB

Courts - Reliefs not sought for - Grant of - Propriety of -Primary order refused - Whether incidental or consequential; order can be granted - Nature of consequential order.

AKINBISADE  V. THE STATE

Court - Appellate Court - When will interfere with the evaluation of evidence of a lower Court.

Court - Supreme Court - Attitude to concurrent findings of fact.

AKINBOBOLA  V. PLISSON FISKO

COURTS - Award of costs - Discretion of court in respect thereof - How exercised.

COSTS - Grant of by court - Right of a successful party thereto.

COURT - Coercive powers of court - When court cannot enforce.

COURT - Court making order without jurisdiction - Whether has jurisdiction to rescind the invalid order.

AKINDE  V. ADELUSOLA

COURT:-  Duty not to formulate claims for parties.

AKINKUNMI  V. SADIQ

COURT - Duty on court not to make ease for any of the parties.

AKINOLA  V. JAMES

COURT ‑ Interlocutory injunction ‑ Application for ‑ Duty on court in respect thereof

AKINOLA & ORS. V. OLUWO & ORS.

COURT:-  Appellate Court-Findings of Trial Court - When disregarded - Findings based upon Credibility - Findings based upon evaluation of Evidence accepted by all parties-Distinguished.

AKINSANYA V. UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA LTD

COURT – Federal High Court – purpose of setting up same.

AKINTOLA AND ANOR.  V. SOLANO

COURT:-  Reference of many authorities and decided cases in a judgment – Need not to use it as an excuse to lose sight of the pleadings - Duty to consider a case only on the issues arising from those pleadings and the authorities which establish the principles of law which those issues raise and no more

COURT:-  Civil proceedings - Duty of trial courts (and counsel for the Plaintiffs especially) to look critically at the pleadings and where appropriate give judgment on the pleadings if no triable issue of fact has been raised –

AKPABIO  V. THE STATE

COURT - Evaluation of evidence - Duty on trial court in respect thereof.

AKPAN V.  THE STATE

 

AKPAN  V. STATE

COURT - Adjournment - When court ought to refuse.

AKPAN  V. UDO UTIN

COURT-Trial court -Evaluation of evidence-Duty of trial court in respect thereof - Failure to assess or evaluate evidence on ground that it is weak - Effect.

COURT - Customary courts or tribunals - Proceedings therein - Attitude of appellate court thereto.

AKPAN V. STATE

COURT -Duty on Judges or courts to do substantial justice.

COURT - Mistake of parties in presenting their case - Attitude of court thereto.

COURT - Need./or court not to act in vain.

AKU  V. ANEKU

COURT - High Court -Jurisdiction of to entertain Chieftaincy disputes - Whether ousted by section 11 of the Chiefs (Appointment and Deposition) Law Cap 20 Laws of Northern Nigeria -Effect of Section 236 of the 1979 Constitution.

AKULEGA V. BENUE STATE  CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION

COURT – Fundamental rights – duty of court to ensure that they are not whittled down except as allowed by the Constitution.

COURT – Need to avoid unfair criticism of a trial court.

AKUNYILI  V. EJIDIKE

COURT - Technicalities and justice - Duty on court not to allow technicality to defeat the cause of justice.

AKWA RUBBER ESTATES LIMITED V.  IJU INDUSTRIES LIMITED

COURT - Compensation - Double compensation - Attitude of court thereto.

ALABI  V. STATE

COURT:-  Identity of accused -Where case of prosecution substantially dependent on correct identification of accused - Accused alleging mistaken identity - Attitude of court thereto - Need for caution.

ALADE V. ALEMULOKE AND OTHERS

COURT:-  Jurisdiction - Types and Meaning - Customary Courts Law of Western State - Stating value of land in writ - Order 3 Rule 3(3) & Order 4 Rule 1(2a) of Customary Court Rules.

ALADEGBEMI V. FASANMADE

COURT:-  Jurisdiction – Judgment/Order made without jurisdiction - Status of - Void and voidable proceedings - Effect - Decision by court that it has jurisdiction - Whether conferring jurisdiction - General validity of such decisions until set aside - True effect and scope of Macfoy’s case.

ALAHASSAN & ANOR V. MR. DARIUS DICKSON ISHAKU & ORS

COURT - DUTY OF COURT:-  Duty of Courts to treat inadmissible evidence as if it was not admitted

ALAKIJA  V. ABDULAI

COURT - Findings of a court- Where not appealed against - Effect - Bindingness of.

ALAWIYE  V. OGUNSANYA

COURT - Court of Appeal – when same will interfere with decision of lower court.

COURT – Findings of fact by trial court – duty on appellate court not to unduly interfere with same.

ALAWODE V. SEMOH

COURT:-  Order 2, Rule 1, Supreme Court (Civil Procedure) Rules – Interpretation

ALBERT OLUWOLE OBIKOYA V. WEMA BANK LIMITED

COURT - Interpretation of agreements - Principles guiding the court - Duty on court in respect thereof

COURT - Interpretation g/ previous judgments - Principles guiding the court.

 ALESE V. SAROMI

COURT - Duty of in relation to evidence on points not in issue before it.

ALFOTRIN LIMITED  V. THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL OF THE FEDERATION

COURT -Jurisdiction -Whether an act is an “act of state” -Jurisdiction of court

COURT - Whether court can make contract for parties.

ALFRED ELIJAH & ANOR V. THE STATE

COURT -Jurisdiction -Whether an act is an “act of state” -Jurisdiction of court

COURT - Whether court can make contract for parties.

ALFRED USIOBAIFO  V. CHRISTOPHER USIOBAIFO

COURT:-  Power of Court to grant consequential reliefs.

COURT - CITING OF EXPERT OPINION:- Text book – whether a trial Judge is free to use any book cited by a party or suo motu make reference to any book which is relevant to the issue or issues before him - duty of the Judge, as the independent umpire to look at all available authorities on the issue to arrive at a just and proper decision - Whether trial Judge is confined to the pages of a book cited to him on a customary law

ALH. BADAMASI KABIR & ANOR V. ACTION CONGRESS (AC) & ORS.

COURT - DUTY OF COURT:-  Duty of Courts and Tribunals to avoid blind adherence to previous statutes when considering issues for determination

ALH. MOHAMMED MOHAMMED V. MARTINS ELECTRONICS COMPANY LTD

COURT - JURISDICTION OF THE COURT OF APPEAL:-  Who is competent to invoke the jurisdiction of the court of appeal

ALH. WADA V. CHIEF ALKALI

COURT:-  Immunity of Judges-N.N. Native Courts-Alkali-Acts done within jurisdiction-Acts done in excess of Jurisdiction-Good Faith-N.N. Native Court- Law, 1956, (N.N. No. 6 of 1956) section 8- Magistrates Courts Act, Cap. 122 (1943 Ed.) section 61.

ALHAJA R. O. SANNI V. ALHAJI I. S. LATEJU & ORS

COURT - JURISDICTION:-  Nature of the issue of a court's jurisdiction; how and when it can be raised

ALHAJI  ISIYAKU YAKUBU ENTERPRISES LTD. V. OMOLABOJE

Court - Power of Court to rectify slip in its judgment.

ALHAJI ABDULKADIR BALARABE MUSA V. AUTA HAMZA & ORS

COURT - SUPREME COURT – RULES:-  Application on ground of exceptional circumstances – Failure to show exceptional ground – Failure to attach Judgment of court below complained of  – Duty of court

ALHAJI ABDULKADIR DAN MAINAGGE V. ALHAJI ABDULKADIR SHAKU GWAMNA

COURT - Duty on Court to give judgment to the other side where counsel for a party shows that the case of his client is very bad.

ALHAJI ABDULLAHI ATANDA KOLAWOLE V. ALHAJI SALAMI ADISA OLORI

COURT - DUTY OF COURTS:-  Guiding principles on Courts in trial of Civil cases

ALHAJI ABUBAKAR MOHAMMED GWARZO V. ALHAJI AMEEN SULEIMAN MOHAMMED & ANOR

COURT - DUTY OF COURT:-  The Duty of Court to restrict itself to the prayers/reliefs sought by litigants

 

 

ALHAJI ADO IBRAHIM  & CO. LTD. & ANOR V. ELDESTEIN (NIG.) LIMITED

COURT - Federal High Court - Claim relating to quarrying operations - Whether Federal High Court has jurisdiction to entertain.

COURT - Jurisdiction of court - Determinant of - Where issue of jurisdiction is established on writ and statement of claim - Whether necessary to consider statement of defence.

ALHAJI AILERU JUBRIL V. ALHAJI ABDULLAHI ATANDA KOLAWOLE & ANOR

COURT - JURISDICTION OF THE APPELLATE COURT:-  Jurisdiction of the appellate court, whether it can allow a fresh point to be taken before it on appeal

ALHAJI BUBA USMAN V.  MOHAMMED TAMINU GARKE

COURT - Finding of fact - Exclusive duty of trial court with respect thereto - Attitude of appellate court thereto - Finding of fact not appealed against - How treated.

COURT - Trial court - Duty thereon to consider case of parties before reaching its decision - Procedure to follow - Appeal Court - Whether bound to follow same procedure.

ALHAJI CHIEF PA. SULE JUBRIL & ORS V. AG OF EDO STATE

COURT:-  Address of parties - Whether can call on parties to address it on issues already settled in their respective cases – Issues for determination in a case - Primary responsibility for deciding same – Court’s proper role therein

ALHAJI I.A ONIBUDO & ORS V. ALHAJI A.W AKIBU & ORS

COURT:-  Duty of court not to inquire into the case outside of court even if such case is limited to examination of documents in evidence

ALHAJI ISAH T. SOKWO V. JOSEPH DAKU KPONGBO & ORS

COURT - DUTY OF COURT:-  duty of any appellate court in appraisal of evidence

ALHAJI ISOLA ARE OGELE V. ALHAJI BANNI GAA BUDO NUHU

COURT - AREA COURT:-  Whether area Courts are creatures of statute

ALHAJI KASHIM SHETTIMA & ANOR V. ALHAJI MOHAMMED GONI & ORS

COURT - POWER OF COURT- when jurisdiction of Supreme Court under Section 22 of the Supreme Court Act arises

ALHAJI LATIFU AJUWON & ORS. V. MADAM ALIMOTU ADEOTI & ORS.

COURT – SUPREME COURT RULES:-  Order8 Rule 2(5) of the Supreme Court Rules, 1985 -  Order 6 Rule 5(1) of the Supreme Court Rules, 1985 – Interpretation of – Requirement of leave of court to amend Notice of Appeal – Application to file and argue a ground of appeal not contained in the original grounds filed – Condition precedent that the points to be raised in the additional ground must have been raised in either of the courts below - Where applicant intends to raise for the first time a point or points not raised in the courts below – How properly treated

ALHAJI LAWAL DARMA V. ALHAJI MAIWADA BATAGARAWA

COURT - DUTY OF JUDGE:-  Whether it is the duty of court to translate admitted document written in a language other than its official language

ALHAJI MOHAMMED MAINA WAZIRI V. IBRAHIM TAHIR GUMEL & ANOR

COURT- duty to ensure a fair determination of the issues between the parties- how discretionary powers must be exercised

ALHAJI MOHAMMED MMAMMAN V. FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

COURTS:- – Whether courts should decide academic issues - When miscarriage of justice or failure of justice is said to occur

COURT:-  Concurrent finding of lower courts – Attitude of Supreme Court to invitation to interfere therewith

ALHAJI MUHAMMADU MAIGARI DINGYADI V. INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION

COURT – duty to observe the rule of natural justice in all proceedings -whether court must determine all pending issues/matters in one way or the other before determining the appeal in its finality- purpose of rules of court- need for Court Rules to be obeyed- whether Supreme Court can re-open a case on which it has become functus- officio- duty of Supreme Court to arrest an unnecessary drift by any person pursuing a litigation before any court or courts against which a complaint has been brought to it

ALHAJI MURIANA ADESOLA KAREEM

COURT- Court of Appeal-Power of to order retrial -Where derived- Section 16 Court of Appeal Act, 1976 and Order I rule 21(1) of the Court of Appeal Rules, 1981 (as amended).

ALHAJI MUSA ALUBANKUDI V. ATTORNEY-GENERAL OF THE FEDERATION & ANOR

COURT - SPECIAL TRIBUNAL:-  The status of Miscellaneous Offences Tribunal and the Special Appeals Tribunal

ALHAJI NANNER BUKA UMORU MANDARA V. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE FEDERATION

COURT - JURISDICTION:-  Jurisdiction of the Federal High Court to entertain civil and criminal cases

ALHAJI OSENI OLANIYAN & ORS V. CHIEF MRS. E. T. FATOKI

COURT - JURISDICTION OF THE HIGH COURT:-  Section 39(1) of the Land Use Act – whether only the High Court has original jurisdiction in respect of such land registered under the Statutory Right of Occupancy - The jurisdiction of the High Court with respect to lands registered/conveyed under a Statutory Right of Occupancy/Certificate of Occupancy

ALHAJI OTARU AND SONS LIMITED V. AUDU IDRIS AND OTHERS

COURT - Case before the court - Duty on court to restrict itself thereto.

ALHAJI SHEHU BAKULE V. TANEREWA NIGERIA LIMITED

COURT - APPELLATE JURISDICTION OF THE COURT OF APPEAL:-  Nature of Appellate jurisdiction of the Court of Appeal

ALHAJI  T. A. OGBORIEFON V. ISMAILA O. OGBORIEFON & ANOR.

COURT - JURISDICTION OF COURT:-  Whether a court can assume jurisdiction in a case where the condition precedent has not been fulfilled

ALHAJI YAKEEN OWONIKOKO & ORS V. ALHAJI ALIMI AROWOSAIYE

COURT - DUTY OF TRIAL JUDGE:-  Duty of trial judge not to resolve conflicts in cases presented by parties by substituting the result of its own observation in the absence of evidence

ALHAJI YUSUF  DAN HAUSA & CO. LTD V. PANATRADE LTD

COURT - Competence of court - Non-service of notice where required - Effect on competence of court.

COURT - Rules of Court - Non-compliance therewith - When it will invalidate action

ALIBE  V. YARO

COURT -Trial court - Evaluation of evidence - Duty of trial court in respect thereof.

ALIDU ADAH  V. NATIONAL YOUTH SERVICE CORPS

COURT - Court of Appeal - Duty to decide the merit of a case upon issues canvassed before it.

ALLI V. ELEPO

COURT:-  High Court-Jurisdiction—Original — Family Status-Whether High Court has original jurisdiction in matters of status where there is competent authority to entertain such matters-High Court Law (W.N.) S.8

ALLI V. OKULAJA

COURT:-  High Court—Jurisdiction-Whether Court has power in civil proceedings to order medical examination on Plaintiff at the instance of Defendant.

COURT:-  High Court-Whether High Court in Nigeria could be bound by decision of Court of Appeal in England.

ALLIED BANK OF (NIG) LTD V. AKUBUEZE (CA)

COURT - Issues raised by parties - Need for court to limit itself and its judgment thereto.

ALLOYSIUS AKPAJI V. FRANCIS UDEMBA

COURT - FILING FEE:-  Default in filing fee - When considered the Registrar's inadvertence, error or failure and not the plaintiff’s or his/her lawyer

ALLOYSIUS EGEMOLE V. OSITA OGUEKWE & ORS.

COURT - APPEAL - LEAVE OF COURT:-  Whether it is necessary to obtain leave of the High Court or the Court of Appeal before a consent judgment can be appealed against

AMAKO V. STATE

COURT:- – Duty on courts to decide cases on the merits rather than on technicalities - Rationale therefor.

AMANAMBU V. ULASI

COURT:-  - Courts of Co-ordinate Jurisdiction - Whether can review decision of another – Proper treatment

AMES ELECTRICAL CO. LTD V. FEDERAL AIRPORTS AUTHORITY OF NIGERIA

COURT – Court lacking jurisdiction – proper order for the court to make.

AMOO V. ALABI

COURT - Court of Appeal - Exclusive jurisdiction of Court of Appeal to deal with an appeal- when existing.

COURT - Jurisdiction of Court - Where issue of Jurisdiction of Court is raised - Duty on Court to first decide the issue.

AMOS BUDE V. THE STATE

COURT:-  Effect of a court 's decision that is regarded as a null judgement

COURT - JUDGMENT:-  Appropriate order to be made when a trial is held to be a nullity

AMOS O. ARO V. SALAMI FABOLUDE

COURT - ABUSE OF COURT PROCESS:-  Whether the use of a civil action to initiate an attack on a criminal court decision, amounts to abuse of court process

AMOS ORIJA & ORS. V. THE CHAIRMAN NATIONAL POPULATION COMMISSION & ORS

COURT - JURISDICTION:-  Whether failure to comply with a condition precedent to the exercise of a court's jurisdiction is fatal

AMUSA V. THE STATE - SC

COURT:-  Judicial notice – Subsidiary legislation - Designation of road as a ‘Federal High Way’ – Whether can be done via judicial notice of subsidiary legislation  - Federal Highways (Declaration) (No. 3) Order, 1982 made pursuant to section 24 of the Federal Highways Act, 1991 - Section 74 of the Evidence Act, Cap. 112 Laws of the Federation 1990

AMUSAN V. BENTWORTH FINANCE (NIG.) LTD

COURT:-  Appeals to Supreme Court - Case in which non-suit was ordered – How treated

ANAEKWE V.  COP

COURT - Inherent jurisdiction of court - Where derived - Scope of - Whether exercisable where court lacks jurisdiction.

COURT - Jurisdiction of court - Appellate jurisdiction - Where derived.

COURT- Right of unrestrained access to court - Section 6(6)(b) 1979 Constitution - Extent of – Power of court thereunder.

COURT - Rules of court - Need for compliance therewith.

ANAGBADO V. ANAGBADO

COURT:-  Duty of a court not to allow itself, through adherence to technicalities, to be used for perpetuating injustice – When the blue pencil rule can be used by court to incur an otherwise incurable pleading – Duty of a court not to punish a party for the inelegant drafting or framing of his petition by the counsel

COURT:- – Effect of technicalities on cases – Whether affects court’s decision

ANAKWENZE V. ANEKE

COURT:-  Court of Appeal - Inherent Power and sanction of - Power to enforce its own orders and judgments - Power to commit for contempt of - Constitutional law - Enforcement of judgment.

ANATOGU AND OTHERS  V. A-G., EAST-CENTRAL STATE AND OTHERS

COURT:-  Court of Appeal holding that State High Court and not Federal High Court has jurisdiction over a matter – Proper order for appellate court to make pursuant to section 16 of the Court of Appeal Act 1976 and section 22 of the Federal High Court Act.

ANATOGU V. IWEKA II

COURT:-  Power of court to set aside, vary or review own judgment - When exercisable - When not exercisable - Relevant guiding principles.

COURT - Review of judgment - Power of trial court to review its own judgment - Whether extant.

ANIMASHAUN V. UNIVERSITY COLLEGE HOSPITAL

COURT:-  Speculation - Need for court to avoid.

ANOWO V. ANOWO

COURT:-  Administration of estate - Appointment of a receiver under Order 30 Rule 2, High Court Rules of Anambra State 1988 -Principles guiding the court.

ANTHONY OKOBI V. THE STATE

COURT - POWER OF COURT:-  Ways of enabling the court to utilise its powers under the Criminal Procedure Law

COURT - JURISDICTION OF COURT:-  Whether a court can convict a person of an offence under a law different from that under which he was tried for the sole purpose of securing his conviction?

ANUNOBI V. OBIWELOZO

COURT:-  High Court of a State - Number constituting same - Demarcation of into judicial divisions - Rationale for

ANWOYI V. SHODEKE

COURT:-  Supreme Court - Attitude to concurrent findings of fact by the trial Court and Court of Appeal.

ANYADUBA V. NIGERIAN RENOWNED TRADING CO. LTD

COURT – SUPREME COURT – INTERPRETATION OF RULES OF COURT:-  Order 8 must – Whether must be interpreted as a whole – Justification

ANYADUBA V. NIGERIAN RENOWNED TRADING CO. LTD

COURT - Appellate court - Duty on to consider all issues submitted to it - When it need not do so.

COURT - Court making out a case for a party - Propriety of.

ANYAELE CHUKWUEKE & ANOR. V. OKORIE OKORONKWO & ORS

COURT - JUDGMENT:-  Consequences of Court Judgment/Order

ANYAH V. AFRICAN NEWSPAPERS OF NIGERIA LTD.

COURT- Exercise of discretion by trial court -Attitude of appellate court thereto -When it may interfere -When it will not.

 

ANYAH V. IYAYI

COURT - Jurisdiction of court - Determinants of.

 

ANYANWU V. THE STATE

COURT:-  Trial Court – Finding of facts - Duty of the trial court who had the advantage of seeing and hearing the witnesses, to evaluate and ascribe probative value to the evidence adduced at the trial –Reluctance of appellate court to interfere with the findings of fact made by the trial court, especially where such findings touch on the credibility of witnesses – Justification – Duty of appellate courts to interfere, only where the trial court failed in his primary duty to properly evaluate and ascribe probative value to the evidence led at the trial – Need to show there are special circumstances to warrant or justify the interference – Relevant considerations

ANYIM MBA V. AGBAFO AGU

COURT:- – Native/customary courts – whether bound by the technical rules of procedure Estoppel per rem judica-tam – court called upon to determine the effect of –

APOSTLE PETER EKWEOZOR & ORS V. THE REGISTERED TRUSTEES OF SAVIOURS APOSTOLIC CHURCH OF NIGERIA

COURT:-  Reliance on wrong or repealed law to come to a conclusion – Where there is an existing law under which the same conclusion would have been reached – Whether the error is deemed not to have occasioned a miscarriage of justice – Whether it is not every error or slip in a judgment that must result in reversal of a judgment by an appellate court

ARABE V. ASANLU

COURT:-  Judgment of court after visit to locus in quo in land matters - Boundaries imprecisely defined in area court’s judgment and in sketch plan made by it at locus - Effect on judgment

ARASE V. ARASE

COURT:-  Supreme Court – Powers – When it can sit as a trial court

ARC. AUSTIN ASEMA ACHADO & ANOR V. CHRISTIANA ALAAGA & ORS

JUDGMENT AND COURT - STARE DECISIS:-  Binding effect of Supreme Court decisions on all subordinate jurisdictions of the courts – Duty of court to obey and enforce Supreme Court decision - Sections 287(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 and 59 of the Evidence Act, 2011 (as amended)

ARCHBISHOP OLUBUNMI OKOGIE & ORS. V. MRS MARGARET EPOYUN

COURT - DUTY OF COURT:-  Agreements or Contracts entered into by parties based upon what they intend should govern their transactions – Need for a Judge to focus on the duty of interpreting the intentions of the parties as embodied in the document that they intend should govern them With respect to that transaction

AREHIA V. THE STATE

COURT:-  Trial court – Consideration of moral issues in the determination of an action based on contract and negligence – Propriety of – Duty of appellate court thereto

AREMO II V. ADEKANYE AND ORS. - SC

COURT:-  Jurisdiction of court - Fundamental nature of - Where court lacks jurisdiction to entertain matter - Effect - Where challenged - Duty on court.

COURT:-  Jurisdiction of court - What determines.

COURT:-  Jurisdiction of court - Whether court has jurisdiction -

AREWA PAPER CONVERTERS LTD V. N.D.I.C. (NIG. UNIVERSAL BANK LTD.)

COURT - Competence of court - Ingredients of - Defect in competence - Effect on proceedings of court.

COURT- Court of Appeal - Whether can hear appeal from decisions of the Failed Banks Tribunal or the Special Appeal Tribunal.

COURT - Federal High Court - Jurisdiction of under the Failed Banks Decree - Extent and scope of- Whether can set aside judgment already delivered by Failed Banks Tribunal.

COURT - Federal High Court - State High Court - Jurisdiction of to hear matters previously pending before the Failed Banks Tribunal - Source and scope of.


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