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ESTOPPEL (PRACTICE & PROCEDURE) - JUDGMENTS OF NIGERIAN COURTS

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MAIN ISSUES

ABE V AKAAJIME

ESTOPPEL:- Res judicata - Establishment of- Conditions precedent thereto.

ESTOPPEL:- Res judicata -Failure of plea - Whether judgment to be given to other side.

ESTOPPEL:- Res judicata - Plea of - Entertainment of by court - When ap­propriate.

ABIA V OGBU

ESTOPPEL - Res judicata - Party not authorised to defend in representative capacity - Judgment given against - Whether it constitutes res judicata against the community.

ABIODUN OLAOSEBIKAN V. INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION & ORS.

 

ABIOLA & SONS BOTTLING CO. LTD V. 7UP BOTTLING CO.  LTD & ORS

ESTOPPEL - RES JUDICATAM: What the principle of res judicatam entails

ABOGUNDE  V LANLOKUN

ESTOPPEL - RES JUDICATA - Operation of res judicata in same parties and same claim.

ABUBAKAR V. FEDERAL MORTGAGE BANK LTD.(CA)

ESTOPPEL - RES JUDICATA – Plea of res judicata – essential ingredients of – how raised and canvassed.

ESTOPPEL - RES JUDICATA – Party relying on plea of res judicata – duty of party to place sufficient materials before the court to enable court decide on the matter.

ACHIAKPA V NDUKA

ESTOPPEL - Estoppel - When can be pleaded by the Plaintiff.

ESTOPPEL - Estoppel per rem judicatam - party relying on the plea - what must be proved.

ADEBANJO OLAYINKA V. ADEBOLA ADEPARUSI & ANOR

EVIDENCE - TYPES OF ESTOPPEL: Ways in which estoppel can be created

"ESTOPPEL": Definition of the word "Estoppel"

ADEBONA V AMAO

ESTOPPEL:-  Res judicata - Decision of Registrar of Titles on application for first registration - Decision on appeal from him – Whether constitutes res judicata

ADEBUSUYI  V. BABATUNDE ODUYOYE

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

ADENLE V OYEGBADE

ESTOPPEL:- Res judicata: extended doctrine of standing by in earlier suit—Case where wrongly applied.

ADEOYE V. JINADU

ESTOPPEL:- Estoppel by res judicata - Effect of proceedings before registrar of titles in respect of same parties and same property and same title - Application to be registered as proprietor of freehold estate.

ADESINA  V. ADEKEYE

ESTOPPEL:– Doctrine of estoppel – nature of.

ADESOKAN  V ADEGOROLU

ESTOPPEL:- Estoppel per rem judicatam - Scope of application thereof.

ADEWOYIN  V OKUNOLA

ESTOPPEL:- Estoppel per rem judicatam - Nature of - Plea of - When maintainable.

ADIGUN V. THE SEC., IWO LOCAL GOVT

ESTOPPEL:- Issue decided against a party in a previous action - Whether such party can relitigate.

ADOMBA AND OTHERS V ODIESE AND OTHERS

ESTOPPEL:- Whether a suit that was struck out and not tried could ground a defence of estoppel – Duty of party pleading estoppels to establish a nexus between subject matter of current litigation subject matter of a previous suit in which a competent and subsisting judgment was made – Effect of failure thereto

ADONE  V. IKEBUDU

RES JUDICATA -Estoppel - definition of - Issue estoppel -when raised by plaintiff-proper place to raise same.

RES JUDICATA:- Estoppel inter partes or per rem judicatam- Conditions that should be present in a valid plea of same

RES JUDICATA:- Issue estoppel and cause of action estoppels - Difference between.

AFISI V  LAWAL

ESTOPPEL - Estoppel per rem judicatam - Conditions for successful plea of - Decision of Tribunal of enquiry - Whether plea can be based thereon

AFRICAN CONTINENTAL BANK  LTD V GWAGWADA(CA)

ESTOPPEL:- Pleadings - Admission relied upon as estoppel - Need to specifically plead.

AGBASI  V OBI

ESTOPPEL:- Res judicata - Ingredients of the plea (in full) - Whether the plea avails defendants in the case.

AGU  V IKEWEBE

ESTOPPEL:- Decision of non judicial body - When it can constitute estoppel - When it cannot

ESTOPPEL:- Res judicata - Doctrine of-Application of - Requirements of.

AGUSTO V JOSHUA

ESTOPPEL:- Tenant disputing landlord’s title - Whether permissible.

AHMADU MAKUN & ORS. V. FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, MINNA

EVIDENCE - ESTOPPEL PER REM JUDICATAM: Whether the plea of res judicata operates only against the parties

AJAYI V R. T. BRISCOE (NIG.) LTD.

ESTOPPEL:- Hire-Purchase contract - Hirer put in possession of vehicles which later developed some faults - Owner agreeing to withholding of installments due by hirer for the period vehicle off the road - Whether owner estopped from enforcing the hire purchase agreement.

AJIBOYE  V ISHOLA

Estoppel:- Doctrine of estoppel per rem judicata - Ingredients of - Nature and effect of - Determination and rationale for same.

AKANDE V ALAGBE

Estoppel:-  Estoppel per res judicatam - Mien plea stay avail - Bona fide purchaser without notice interest acquired prior to suits -Applicability of res judicata to - Witnesses - Calling of witness by judge suo motu without consent -Regularity - Burden of proof - Ownership - Owner in possession - Section 145, Evidence Act - Defendants onus.

AKINDELE V YEOSA

ESTOPPEL:- Res judicata - Propriety of trial Judge trying issue previously determined between the parties.

AKINKUNMI  V SADIQ

ESTOPPEL - Estoppel by record - Types of

AKPAN  V UDO UTIN

ESTOPPEL:- Estoppel per rem judicatam - “Parties” in relation thereto-Meaning Of.

ALADE V. ALEMULOKE AND OTHERS

Estoppel:- Equity - Estoppel - Acquiescence, !aches and standing by – Silence – Effect of

ALAKIJA  V ABDULAI

ESTOPPEL:- Pleading of estoppel - How done.

Estoppel:- How pleaded.

ALASHE V ILU

Estoppel:-  Previous judgment - Party in new suit not a party in previous case - Estoppel by conduct, case of none.

ALBERT ADEOYE V. MADAM IBIDUN ABIBATU JINADU

Estoppel:- Objection to registration of title -Estoppel by res judicata - Effect of proceedings before the Registrar of Titles between the same parties in respect of same property and same title

ALHAJI ABDULLAHI ATANDA KOLAWOLE V. ALHAJI SALAMI ADISA OLORI

EVIDENCE - ESTOPPEL PER REM JUDICATAM: Effect of a successful plea of statute of limitation

ALHAJI ASIFAT AKANBI V. GBEMISOYE OYEWALE & ANOR

EVIDENCE - ISSUE ESTOPPEL: Conditions to be met for a successful application of issue estoppel

ALHAJI BANMIDELE LAWAL AND UNION BANK OF NIGERIA

ESTOPPEL:- Waiver or estoppel - when it operates.

ALHAJI GANIYU OLAYIWOLA FAGBOHUN & ANOR V. MOMODU SABA IGANNA & ORS

Estoppel - Where an issue has been decided by a court -  Whether Estoppel prevents the court from entertaining the same cause of action between the same parties or their privies previously determined by a court of competent jurisdiction - "Nemo debet bis vexani procadem causa" – Whether it would amount to a grave error and procedural mistake for the learned trial Judge to re-open an issue already decided by a court of competent jurisdiction

ESTOPPEL:-  Estoppel Per Rem Judicata – Ingredients and conditions for a successful plea - Distinction between Estoppel Res Judicata (based on cause of action) and Issue estoppel - Classification of estoppel under estoppel by judgment – Purpose – Operation of ‘Estoppel Res Judicata’ in preventing another suit founded on the same cause of action as the original suit -  Operation of  ‘Issue Estoppel’ in subsequent proceedings relating to different cause of action with – Whether only operates to prevent certain issues which were decided in the original action from arising for further consideration by the court

ALPHONSUS NZEOMA V DAMIAN UGOCHA

Estoppel - RES JUDICATA:- Plea of – Whether available to a person who complies religiously with decision of customary arbitration

AMAVO LTD. V. B.T.M. LTD

ESTOPPEL - Estoppel by conduct - Nature and purpose of.

AMOCO AUSTRALIA PTY LTD V ROCCA BROS MOTOR ENGINEERING CO PTY LTD

Estoppel:– By conduct – Contract containing covenants in restraint of trade – Whether unenforceable – When dealer stopped from asserting unenforceability of the contract

ANTITRUST AND TRADE REGULATIONS:- Trade – Contract in restraint of trade – Implications for enforceability of same – When party may be stopped from asserting unenforceability

REAL ESTATE/LAND LAW:- Contract of lease and sublease - Provision in lease asserting that it was independent of any other contract, lease or agreement between parties – Lease by dealer of site of petrol filling station to petrol company – Underlease by petrol company to dealer – Whether underlease unenforceable - Whether dealer estopped from asserting that lease unenforceable

AMOS O. ARO V. SALAMI FABOLUDE

EVIDENCE - Estoppel: Distinction between "issue estoppel", "cause of action estoppel", "fact estoppel"

ANAEZE V ANYASO

ESTOPPEL:- Doctrine of estoppel by conduct - Basis and application of.

 

ANWOYI V SHODEKE

ESTOPPEL:- Doctrines of res judicata and estoppel - Function of.

ANYABUNSI V UGWUNZE

ESTOPPEL:- Arbitration - Submission to arbitration - Effect of - Whether capable of grounding plea of estoppel.

AROMASHODUN V OGUNMEKAN

ESTOPPEL:- Standing by - When applicable.

 

ARUBO V. AIYELERU

ESTOPPEL:– Issues of estoppel - Nature of - Principles governing application of.

 

ATTAH IDIH V. BEN UTENO

EVIDENCE - PLEA OF RES JUDICATA: What is the basic principle in the plea of res judicata

EVIDENCE - RES JUDICATA AND ISSUE ESTOPPEL: Conditions precedent to a successful plea of "res judicata" and "issue estoppel"

ATTORNEY GENERAL OF ANAMBRA STATE  V NWOSU EBOH

ESTOPPEL:‑ Plea of estoppel ‑ Whether can be challenged by way of preliminary objection.

AWOSILE V. SOTUNBO

ESTOPPEL:- Customary arbitration - When operates as estoppel.

AYINDE V LABISI

ESTOPPEL:- Res judicata-.and in dispute not proved to be the same as land in former suit— Whether plea of res judicata sustainable.

AYYE  V. YAR’ADUWA

ESTOPPEL:- Estoppel per rem judicatam - Application under Islamic law

ESTOPPEL:- Estoppel per rem judicatam - Meaning of- Conditions for applica­tion of same.

BALOGUN V. ODE

ESTOPPEL:- Estoppel per rem judicatam - Conditions for successful plea of- Burden to establish same - On whom lies.

ESTOPPEL:- Estoppel per rem judicatam - Pre-conditions for successful plea of- Decision of Judicial Tribunal of Inquiry -Whether qualifies as decision of court to ground plea.

ESTOPPEL:- Res judicata - Decision of Judicial tribunal of Inquiry- Whether can ground plea of res judicata.

BALOGUN V. AFOLAYAN

RES JUDICATA:– Estoppel per rem judicatam – when can be raised by a plaintiff.

RES JUDICATA:– Issue estoppel – conditions for a successful plea.

RES JUDICATA:– Issue estoppel – effect of a successful plea of same on the jurisdiction of the court. – nature of – rationale for same.

BAMISHEBI V FALEYE

ESTOPPEL:- Res judicatam - Principles of - How to establish plea.

BENEDICT UDEORAH & ORS v.OKWUNDU NWAKONOBI & ORS

ESTOPPEL: The operation of the doctrine of estoppel

ESTOPPEL BY CONDUCT: The difference between estoppel by conduct of standing-by and estopppel per res judicata

BOARD OF CUSTOMS & EXCISE V KALU

ESTOPPEL:- Res judicata - Order made without jurisdiction.

BOSINDE AYUYA & ORS. V. CHIEF NAGHAN YONRIN & ORS.

EVIDENCE - RES JUDICATA: Nature of the doctrine of estoppel per rem judicatam


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