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JUDGMENTS AND ORDERS (VALIDITY & Enforcement) - NIGERIAN CASES

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7 UP BOTTLING CO. LTD. V.ABIOLA AND SONS BOTTLING CO. LTD(CA)

JUDGMENT AND ORDER ‑ Order striking out an application ‑ Effect.

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

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Order of Court - Person against whom it has been made - Obligation to obey the order.

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

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Previous decision of Supreme Court - Bindingness of on Supreme Court- When will Supreme Court revisit and overrule same - Duty on party calling for revisit or overriding - What he must show to succeed.

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

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Decision of court - Basis of - Need to be grounded on facts.

JUDGMENTAND ORDER - Reliefs - Relief which High Court can grant in a matter - Nature and scope of - Section 14, High Court Law of Lagos State.

A.C.B. LTD V. EWARAMI

JUDGMENT AND ORDER: Power of a to make declaration orders – Basis of – Limitation thereto

ABASI V. ONIDO (CA)

JUDGMENT AND ORDER Writing of judgment Whether particular format or method therefor must be adopted- Mogaji V. Odofin (1978) 4 S.C. 94 explained.

ABBAS V. OLATUNJI SOLOMON

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Enforcement of judgments or orders - Conditions precedent thereto - Where judgment or order given in absence of judgment debtor - What court should do - Need to ensure proper notice of order.

ABBEY V. ALEX (CA)

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Stay of execution of judgment pending appeal - Onus on applicant

ABDULLAHI V. MILITARY ADMINISTRATOR(CA)

JUDGMENT AND ORDER – Declaratory reliefs – grant of – principle guiding same

JUDGMENT AND ORDER – Declaratory order – grant of – whether on strength of admission by parties and the imperative of leading evidence and argument to justify same – impropriety of.

ABIEGBE  V. UGBODUME

JUDGMENT AND ORDER – Findings of Court in conflict with pleading and evidence -effect of - order of non - suit - when made - effect of - failure of a court to consider a material fact in a case - effect of - can it be said to be inconsequential or trivial.

ABIMBOLA DARAMOLA V. WALE ARIBISALA & ANOR

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - OBITER DICTA: Whether issues for determination based on a ground of appeal from a concurring judgement which is different from the leading judgement amounts to an obiter dicta

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

JUDGMENT- validity of court judgment- whether a judgment on appeal can operate as res judicata

ABISI V. EKWEALOR

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Previous judgment - Relevance of in later proceedings.

ABOUD V. THE REGIONAL TAX BOARD

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Declaration - Consequential relief not claimed - Whether grantable.

ABRAHAM V. OLORUNFUNMI(CA

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Writing of judgment - Proper approach thereto.

ABU AND ORS. V. ODUGBO AND ORS.

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Decision of Supreme Court in Eguamwense V. Amaghizenwen (1993) 9 NWLR (Pt. 315) p.1 - whether binding on the Supreme Court in the determination of the appeal herein.

ABU V. KUYABANA

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Pending action - type of orders that a court can make with respect to same.

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Order not sought by party - propriety of court granting such an order - power of appellate court to set aside same.

ABUBAKAR V. FEDERAL MORTGAGE BANK LTD.(CA)

JUDGMENT AND ORDER – Judgment of court – binding effect on parties and privies under the provisions of sections 54 and 55 of the Evidence Act.

ABUSOMWAN V. AIWERIOBA AND ANOTHER

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Retrial order - When made - Principles guiding.

ACHIAKPA V. NDUKA

JUDGMENT and ORDER - Judgment given without or in excess of jurisdiction - effect of.

ADAKA V. MBEGBU

 

ADEBISI JACOB OLAWEPO V. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

APPEAL - UNAPPPEALED JUDGMENT OF COURT: Effect of a judgment not appealed against by a party

ADEBUSUYI  V. BABATUNDE ODUYOYE

JUDGMENT - JUDICIAL PRECEDENT: - Wike V. Ichenwo - Provisions of section 23 of the Electoral Act, 2002 - When precedent is overtaken by subsequent legislative enactment – Duty of court thereto

JUDGMENT AND ORDER: - Reliefs – Relief not claimed by parties - Duty on court not to raise and grant same motu – Jusitfication

ADEDEJI  V. NATIONAL BANK OF NIGERIA LTD (CA)

JUDGMENT AND ORDER – Order striking out a suit – nature of.

ADEDEJI ADESANYA V. FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - AN ORDER OF RETRIAL: Circumstance where an order of retrial would be made

ADEDEJI V. OLOSO

JUDGMENTAND ORDER- Consent judgment - Nature of

ADEDIJI AND ANOTHER V. AKINTARO AND ORS

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Declaration rebel’s-Declaration tied Loan injunction which was refused - Whether declaration can still be grunted.

ADEDOYIN V. SONUGA (CA)

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Executory  judgment – meaning of –distinction from Declaratory judgment -Consequential relief - Order for stay of execution

ADEFULU  V. OKULAJA

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Court orders - Need for government to obey.

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Judgment of trial court - Where declared null and void by appeal court - Effect on trial court.

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Null and void’ – Meaning of

ADEGOKE MOTORS LTD. V. .ADESANYA

JUDGMENTS AND ORDERS - Null orders - Jurisdiction of court that made Order to set it aside.

JUDGMENTS AND ORDERS- Power of Supreme Court to overrule its decisions - Basis of

ADELAJA  V. ALADE(2)

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Reliefs -Applicant seeking an order deeming process as properly filed - What to show before order can be made.

ADELEKAN  V. ECU-LINE NV

JUDGMENT AND ORDER:- Proper order the Court will make where it has no jurisdiction.

ADELEKE V.  ASERIFA

JUDGMENT AND ORDER:- Failure to prove title in claim for title - Proper order - Dismissal or non-suit.

ADELUSOLA  V. AKINDE

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Non-suit - Order of - When it will be made - When it will not be made - Relevant considerations.

ADENIJI V. ADENIJI

JUDGMENT AND ORDER:- Duty of court to give judgment based only on facts pleaded or proved in evidence – Effect of failure thereto

ADESHINA V. LEMONU

JUDGMENT AND ORDER- INJUNCTION: Application for an injunction in respect of a violation of a common law right – Where existence of that right, or the fact of its violation is denied – What claimant must prove – Whether under special circumstances, entitled to an injunction to prevent a recurrence of that violation even if complaints affect general public

ADETORO V. ADEGBITE

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Whether the unconventional review of defendant’s case before that of plaintiff affects judgment.

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

JUDGMENT. AND ORDER - Decision of Foreign courts -Bindingness of on Nigerian courts.

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Ratio decidendi -Ratio decidendi in a case -How determined.

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - CONSTITUTIONAL LAW - JUDICIAL PRECEDENT:- Ratio decidendi -Ratio decidendi of a case -How determined.

ADEYE  V. ADESANYA

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Reliefs - Relief not sought - Duty on court not to grant - Where granted - Attitude of appellate court thereto.

ADEYEMIIKU ESAN V. WESTMINSTER DREDGING NIG. LTD.

JUDGMENT AND ORDER:- Time for delivery of - Constitutionally prescribed limit of 3 months after conclusion of evidence and addresses - Issue of validity of judgment raised suo motu by Supreme Court on appeal by Plaintiff against reversal of High Court judgment.

ADEYEMO V. AROKOPO

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Scope - Order of retrial - Scope of - Principles applicable - Effect.

ADIGUN V. THE SEC., IWO LOCAL GOVT

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Decision of Supreme Court - Finality of - When decision of Supreme Court may be reviewed by it.

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

 

ADO IBRAHIM & COMPANY LTD V. BENDEL CEMENT COMPANY LTD

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - REASON FOR THE JUDGMENT: The need for a court or tribunal to always give reasons for its judgment

ADOLO OKOTIE-EBOH  V. ALERO JADESIMI

JUDGMENT AND ORDER – DECLARATION AND INJUNCTION:– Application for interim and ex parte order – How treated

JUDGMENT AND ORDER – INTERIM RELIEFS:- Defendant contesting a matter which falls entirely into the realm of ‘proof’ at hearing of an interim application – Whether to allow the defendant to do so is to impose on the plaintiff the burden to first prove his case in order to be entitled to interim reliefs – Whether argument as to proof of locus standi is premature and does not properly arise at that stage.

ADOMBA AND OTHERS V. ODIESE AND OTHERS

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Native court judgment - Binding Effect.

 

AFRIBANK NIGERIA PLC. V. MURAINA  ADENIYI ALADE

JUDGMENT AND ORDER – Judgments of trial – court when perverse – attitude of appellate court thereto.

AFRICAN CONTINENTAL BANK  LIMITED V. NNAMANI

JUDGMENT AND ORDER ‑ Regularity of Courts judgment ‑ Duty of court to protect its judgment

AFRICAN CONTINENTAL BANK LTD V. ADEBESIN

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Court - Re-examination of validity of its own judgment - Propriety of

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - “Decision” in Section 277 of 1979 Constitution - Meaning of

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

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Court order - Interpretation of - Guide thereto.

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Default judgment -Judgment obtained in default of appearance - When it will be set aside - Relevant consideration.

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Setting aside judgment - Power of court to set aside its own judgment - When exercisable - Relevant consideration.

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

JUDGMENT:- Court pronouncing on issues not raised by parties- Effect

AFRICAN INTERNATIONAL BANK LIMITED  V. PACKOPLAST NIGERIA LIMITED

JUDGMENT AND ORDER – Judgment given under undefended list – consent of defendant thereto – when cannot and should not be presumed.

JUDGMENT AND ORDERS – Obiter dictum of Supreme Court – whether binding on Court of Appeal.

AFRO CONTINENTAL NIGERIA  LIMITED V. AYANTUYI

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Decision given per incuriam - Meaning of.

 

AFRO-CONTINENTAL NIGERIA LTD. V. JOSEPH AYANTUYI & Ors

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Obiter Dictum: Binding effect of an obiter dictum

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - RATIO DECIDENDI: Distinguishing Ratio Decidendi from Obiter Dictum

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - RATIO DECIDENDI/OBITER DICTUM: The binding effect on an obiter dictum, which has been adopted and becomes a ratio decidendi in another case

AFUWAPE V. SHODIPE

JUDGMENTS AND ORDERS - Final or inter­locutory - Test of.

A-G ANAMBRA STATE V. ROBERT C. OKAFOR

JUDGMENT AND ORDER:-Injunctions - Mandatory injunctions - Evolution of- Considerations applying to the grant of - Principle in Ojukwu’s case - Scope and applicability of – court granting a relief not asked for- propriety of-Incompetent order- Order, though erroneous, within the court’s jurisdiction - Distinction between - Courts.

AGBABIAKA  V. SAIBU

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Judgment appealed against - Error therein - Whether even error will result in appeal being allowed - Relevant consideration.

AGBAISI  V. EBIKOREFE

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Judgment - Delivery of- Time for.

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Previous judgment - Relevance of in action for declaration of title - Whether can establish act of possession.

AGBAJE V. JAMES

JUDGMENT - DAMAGES: - Special damages – Need for strict proof – Effect of failure thereof

AGBAKA  V. AMADI

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Judgment of court - Bindingness of on parties - Extent of.

AGBASI  V. OBI

JUDGMENT AND ORDERS:- Alternative issues - proper for lower courts to consider them - Propriety of such action - Final appellate court may not need to do so

JUDGMENT AND ORDERS:- Native courts - How to ascertain nature of dispute between parties before native courts - Need to go beyond what appears on the face of the claim into all the evidence.

AGBI  V. OGBEH (CA)

JUDGMENT AND ORDER – Judgment and proceedings of an inferior court – where it is defective and wrong – whether can be set aside without appeal.

AGBI  V. OGBEH (SC)

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Judgment of Court - Mistake or error therein - Effect of.

AGBOMEJI  V. BAKARE

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Perverse finding of a court - What amounts to.

AGHADIUNO  V. ONUBOGU

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Relief not claimed - Duty on court not to grant.

AGIDIGBI  V. AGIDIGBI

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Claims - Alternative claim - Where main claim succeeds - How treated.

AGINA V.  AGINA

JUDGMENT AND ORDERS:- Perverse Judgment – Whether includes to the trial Judge took into account matters which he ought not to have taken into account or where the Judge shuts his eyes to the obvious

AGU  V. IKEWEBE

JUDGMENT AND ORDERS – COURT:- Principle of res judicata – When applicable – Conditions precedent – Effect

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

AGUDORO EKPE  V. BEN OKE

JUDGMENT AND ORDER –Slip in judgment – Whether every slip therein will result in judgment being set aside on appeal.

AGWUNEDU  V. ONWUMERE

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Slip rule - Error in judgment of court -When slip rule will he applied.

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

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - SUMMARY JUDGMENT: Whether summary judgments are final judgment for the purpose of res judicata.

AILERU V. ADEMUOYE

JUDGMENT AND ORDER:- Claim for declaration of title to land - Defendant with an equity in the land created by owner’s acquiescence - Appropriate order

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

JUDGMENT AND ORDER -Where plaintiff fails to prove case - Proper order for court to make.

 

AIR VIA LIMITED  V. ORIENTAL AIRLINES LIMITED

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Order winding-up a company for inability to pay its debt - When court can make - When it cannot.

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

JUDGMENT- whether a court order must be obeyed even if such order is perverse- when court of appeal can set aside its own judgment

AJA  V. OKORO

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Declaration of title - Where no evidence supports such declaration - Party not entitled thereto - Judgment only for what is claimed and proved on evidence before court.

AJAGBE V. AKANNI

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Judgment “as per writ of summon.”

AJAKAIYE  V. IDEHAI

JUDGMENT AND ORDER:- Prayer not sought from court - Duty on court not to grant.

AJALYN SHOES LIMITED V.  AKINWANDE

JUDGMENT AND ORDER:- Summary judgment under Order 10 High Court of Lagos State (Civil Procedure) Rules - Purpose of -Procedure for

AJENIFUJA V. BOARD OF CUSTOMS AND EXCISE

JUDGMENT AND ORDER:- Judgement given in absence of Defence - Application for order to set aside judgement and for extension of time to file Defence - Exercise of Court’s discretion in Applicant’s favour-Conditions.

AJIBOYE  V. ISHOLA

Judgment and Order - Judgment that is a nullity - Effect of.

AKIBU  V. ODUNTAN

JUDGMENT AND ORDER:- Declaratory judgment - Whether can be stayed.

JUDGMENT AND ORDER:- Valid judgment of court - Presumption raised in respect of.

AKINBOBOLA  V. PLISSON FISKO

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Consequential order - Basis and meaning of - Whether can be made by court lacking jurisdiction.

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Consequential order - Whether needs to be claimed before it is made by court.

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Order of court made without jurisdiction - Whether court has jurisdiction to rescind the invalid order.

AKINDE  V. ADELUSOLA

JUDGMENT ORDER:- Relief - Duty of court not to grant more than a party claims.

AKINKUNMI  V. SADIQ

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Judgment in rem - Judgment in personam - Distin tion between.

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Judgment in rem - Judgment in personam Distinction between.

AKINOLA OLATUNBOSUN V. THE STATE

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - ORDER OF DISMISSAL: Whether where a court is satisfied that no substantial miscarriage of justice has occurred such an appeal ought to be dismissed

AKINSUROJU  V. JOSHUA

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Order of dismissal - Effect thereof.

JUDGMENT AND. ORDER      - Order of non suit -.When made -: Relevant considerations.

AKINTOLA AND ANOR.  V. SOLANO

JUDGMENT AND ORDER:-  Land case – Whether Judgement in a land case is not a judgement contra mundum but based on the relative strengths of the cases of the opposing parties.

AKINYEMI V.  SOYANWO

Judgment and Order - Enrolment order - Proper direction to follow when an enrolment order of Court does not reflect the entire decision of the Court.

AKPABUYO LOCAL GOVERNMENT V.  G. O. DUKE

JUDGMENT AND ORDER – Undefended list procedure – judgment thereunder – nature of – whether could be set-aside by the High Court.

AKUMOJU V. AKANO MOSADOLORUN

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Defendant dying after close of evidence but before judgment - Proper order to make.

ALAO V. ISSA AKANO

JUDGMENT AND ORDER:- Declaratory relief - When court can grant - Duty on party claiming.

ALATEDE V. FALODE

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Order striking out the twit of summons - Propriety of.

ALAYE OF EFFON V. FASAN

JUDGMENT AND ORDERS:- Distinction between final and interlocutory judgments - Proper test to be applied.

ALBERT AFEGBAI V.  ATTORNEY-GENERAL EDO STATE

JUDGMENT AND ORDER – Consent judgment – whether it is a final decision within section 241(1)(a) 1999 Constitution – whether leave is required to appeal against consent judgment under section 241(2)(c) of 1999 Constitution.

JUDGMENT AND ORDER- Consent judgment – grounds which may justify setting it aside.

ALBERT OLUWOLE OBIKOYA V. WEMA BANK LIMITED

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Previous judgment of court - Interpretation by another Court - principles guiding.

ALEX LAWRIE FACTORS LTD  V. MODERN INJECTION MOULDS LTD

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Judgment in default of appearance - Whether proceedings ending with entry of judgment in default `tried' in court - Whether court having jurisdiction to award interest up to the entry of judgment -- Interest - Discretion of court to award interest – Equitable basis

ALFA KAMORU SALAWU V. MRS. Z. S. ADEBANKE & ANOR

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - JUDGMENT CREDITOR: Supreme Court in the case of LEEDO PRESIDENTIAL MOTEL LTD V. BANK OF THE NORTH – What a Judgment creditor must prove to entitle him to dispose of the immovable property of the Judgment debtor  - Section 44 of the Sheriff and Civil Process Law  - Need to show by evidence steps taken to enforce the Judgment and outcome – Need to show what sum remains under the Judgment – need to show that there is no movable property of the judgment debtor or more sufficient enough to satisfy the judgment debt can be found – whether it is fair and just that the judgment debtor be put on notice as the civil rights and obligation of the Judgment debtor must be considered and such cannot be made behind her without breaching her Constitutional right to fair hearing of the 1999 Constitution

ALFOTRIN LIMITED  V. THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL OF THE FEDERATION

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Award of interest by court - Principle guiding.

ALFRED ELIJAH & ANOR V. THE STATE

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - ORDER OF RETRIAL: What the court must be addressed on before an order of retrial can be granted or refused

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

JUDGMENT- Test for determining whether an order or judgment is interlocutory or final in respect of the issues before it, as between the parties to the litigation- Tests for determining the purport of interlocutory and final decisions -test to be applied in determining whether a judgment of a Court of first instance is final or interlocutory

ALHAJI  ISIYAKU YAKUBU ENTERPRISES LTD. V. OMOLABOJE

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Certificate of judgment and writ of attachment - Whether supercedes the judgment of Court.

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Judgment of Court - Bindingness on Court and parties.

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Reversal of decision of Court - Whether it is in all cases where a Court takes a point suo motu that will result in the reversal of the decision of Court.

ALHAJI A. M. GWARZO V. ALHAJI A. S. MOHAMMED & ANOR

JUDGMENT AND ORDER:- Whether a party who knows of an order, whether null or valid, regular or irregular can be permitted to disobey it - Option available to a person against whom an order is made-whether an order is still a subsisting order of a Court until it is set aside

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

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Order of court - Where based on clear and unambiguous relief - Effect of - Whether appellate court: can interfere therewith.

ALHAJI BUBA USMAN V.  MOHAMMED TAMINU GARKE

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Decision of 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 ISOLA ARE OGELE V. ALHAJI BANNI GAA BUDO NUHU

JUDGMENT AND ORDERS - LEGALITY OF A JUDGMENT: Whether an irregularity in a judgment is fundamental and touches the legality of the whole proceedings including the judgment and the incidental orders made thereafter

ALHAJI NURUDEEN OLUFUNMISE V. MRS ABIOLA LABINJOH FALANA

JUDGMENT AND ORDER – FRAUD - SETTING ASIDE:-Judgment obtained by fraud – Meaning - Element of fraud to be proved to entitle a claimant/plaintiff to succeed – Whether in such an action, it is not sufficient merely to allege fraud without giving any particulars – Whether the fraud alleged must relate to matters which prima facie would be reason for setting the judgment aside if they were established by proof and not to matters which are merely collateral

ALHAJI RAIMI EDUN V. ODAN COMMUNITY, ADO FAMILY AND OKOKOMAIKO COMMUNITY

JUDGMENT AND ORDER:- Consent Judgment and third parties -  Whether a stranger to a suit on appeal can challenge Consent Judgment as a matter of procedure without initiating a substantive action instituted in a court of competent original jurisdiction

ALHAJI RAZAK ADENIYI AYILARA V. FEDERAL MINISTRY OF WORKS

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - CONSENT JUDGMENT: General nature and meaning of Consent judgment

ALHAJI SAIBU YEKINI OTUN

 

ALHAJI SANNI SHAIBU V. J.O. BAKARE

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - JUDGMENT FOR DECLARATION OF TITLE: Whether a judgment for declaration of title is a judgment in rem

ALHAJI SHEHU BAKULE V. TANEREWA NIGERIA LIMITED

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - JUDGMENT OR ORDER OF A COURT: Nature of a judgment or order of a Court and when same can be invalid

ALHAJI SURAKATU I. AMIDA & ORS. V. TAIYE OSHOBOJA

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - JUDGMENT INTER PARTES: Whether a judgment inter partes or in personam raises an estoppel only against the parties to the proceedings

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - VALIDITY OF COURT'S JUDGMENT: When the judgment of a court will be deemed valid

ALHAJI YAKEEN OWONIKOKO & ORS V. ALHAJI ALIMI AROWOSAIYE

JUDGMENT AND ORDERS - APPEAL - JUDGMENT ON APPEAL: Whether a judgment on appeal is not final and it is liable to be set aside or nullified on appeal

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - ORDER OF RETRIAL: Circumstances under which an order of retrial will be ordered

ALIBE  V. YARO

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Proof- Proceedings and judgments of court - How proved - Sections 96, 97 and 132(1) of Evidence Act.

ALIMS NIGERIA LIMITED V. UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA PLC

JUDGMENT AND ORDER:- Whether declaratory judgments or orders can be stayed

ALLEN AND OTHERS V. JAMBO HOLDINGS

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - MAREVA INUNCTIONS:- Whether there was no difference in principle between commercial actions and actions for personal injuries or other causes of action in regard to the issue of a Mareva injunction - Whether the issue of a Mareva injunction is to be determined solely by a plaintiff's financial standing -  Whether in each case the issue of an injunction depended on the balance of justice and convenience

JUDGMENT AND ORDERS - INTERLOCUTORY INJUNCTION:– Mareva Injunction - Danger that defendant may transfer assets out of jurisdiction - Injunction restraining removal of assets out of the jurisdiction – Whether could be refused on ground that plaintiff

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

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Award of damages - Current value of currency - Relevance thereof in determining damages.

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Judgment of court - Issues raised by parties - Need for court to limit itself and its judgment thereto.

ALLOYSIUS EGEMOLE V. OSITA OGUEKWE & ORS.

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - CONSENT JUDGMENT: Whether a party seeking to set aside a consent judgment has to comply with the provision of the constitution

ALPHONSUS NZEOMA V. DAMIAN UGOCHA

JUDGMENT AND ORDER – Subsisting valid customary arbitration – court entering another judgment in defiance of – propriety of.

AMIDA V. TAIYE OSHOBOJA

 

AMINU TANKO V. THE STATE

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - SETTING ASIDE A JUDGMENT: Three circumstances when an the Supreme Court will set aside its judgment

AMORC (NIG.) V. AWONIYI (CA)

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Stay of execution - Relevant considerations for grant of.

AMOS BUDE V. THE STATE

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

ANAEZE V. ANYASO

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Specific performance of a contract -When it will be ordered - Relevant considerations.

ANAKWENZE V. ANEKE

JUDGMENT AND ORDERS - Judgments - 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 V. IWEKA II

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Review of judgment - Action for at the court of first instance - Action based on fraud and or fresh evidence - Power of court to entertain - Whether extant.

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Review of judgment - Power of trial court to review its own judgment - Whether extant.

ANISMINIC LTD. V. FOREIGN COMPENSATION COMMISSION AND ANOTHER

JUDGMENT AND ORDERS - - Declaratory judgment - Certiorari, relation to - Inferior tribunal - Foreign Compensation Commission - Determination - No certiorari clause - Construction of Order in Council - Whether error within jurisdiction - Tribunal's power to determine but not to enforce the liability - Whether tribunal party to action for declaration that determination a nullity - Foreign Compensation Act, 1950, s. 4 (4).

ANTON PILLER KG V. MANUFACTURING PROCESSES LTD. AND OTHERS

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - DISCOVERY ORDER:- Motion for – Ex parte application for order to enter premises to inspect and remove documents and file – When proper – Relevant consideration

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - EX PARTE ORDER – ANTON PILLER APPLICATION:- Proceedings where defendants if given notice of plaintiff’s application are likely to take steps to destroy documents or dissipate other evidence – Duty of court thereto – Use of Anton Piller – Nature of prima facie evidence required

ANUNOBI V. OBIWELOZO

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Interest - Pre-judgment interest - When can be claimed and awarded.

ANYADUBA V. NIGERIA RENOWNED TRADING

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Decision of trial court Basis on which appellate court can interfere therewith.

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Finding or decision of lower court - Finding not appealed against - Effect - How treated.

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Non-suit - Order of - Hearing of parties before being made - Whether directory or mandatory.

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Non-suit - Order of made by trial court - Power of appellate court to substitute order of dismissal therefor - When resorted to.

ANYAEBOSI V. R. T. BRISCOE (NIGERIA) LTD.

JUDGMENT AND ORDERS:- Judgment - Should be given only for amount proved in evidence, though higher amount claimed.

ANYAELE CHUKWUEKE & ANOR. V. OKORIE OKORONKWO & ORS

COURT - JUDGMENT: Consequences of Court Judgment/Order

APATAKU V. ALABI

 

JUDGMENT AND ORDERS:- Presumption of regularity – Judgment delivered by customary court judge after being posted out of State – Whether fatal - Applicant failing to show prima facie that trial judge unauthorised by Chief Judge to complete hearing – Effect

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

3P 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

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - BASIS OF JUDGMENT: How Judgments are arrived at based – need for it to be based upon an impartial assessment and evaluation of facts and evidence adduced at the trial

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

JUDGMENT AND ORDER-Decision of court- “Final” decision -Meaning and implication of.

ARJAY LIMITED V. AIRLINE MANAGEMENT SUPPORT

JUDGMENT AND ORDER – Order at an interlocutory stage – need for court to ensure that it has the power to make such an order at the conclusion of hearing before making same at the interlocutory stage.

AROWOLO V. ADIMULA

JUDGMENT AND ORDER ‑ Representative action ‑ Defendant defending in representative capacity ‑ Failure to obtain authorisation therefor ‑ of judgment entered against such defendant.

ARUBO V. AIYELERU

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - judicial decision" – What qualifies as for purposes of res judicata.

ASAKITIKPI V. STATE

JUDGMENT AND ORDER. - Criminal trial-Requirement of presence of accused throughout - Section 210 Criminal Procedure Law - Absence of accused during delivery of judgment - Whether vitiates conviction.

ASANI KOSEBINU & ORS. V. MISIRI ALIMI & ORS.

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - TIME FOR DELIVERY OF JUDGMENT: Whether a court must deliver its judgment in a case within the time frame for the delivery of judgments stated in Section 258 of the 1999 Constitution

ASOLO & ORS V. TIRIMISIYU ASOLO & ORS

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - REVERSAL OF JUDGMENT: Circumstance under which a judgment will be reversed though not based on error per se

ASTRO EXITO NAVEGACION SA V. SOUTHLAND ENTERPRISE CO LTD AND ANOTHER

JUDGMENT AND ORDER:- Specific Performance – Letter of Credit which terms of payment not fully met – Refusal of buyer to counter Notice of Readiness – Whether Court has jurisdiction to order buyer to sign failing which Court can execute same so as to secure specific performance – Supreme Court of Judicature (Consolidation) Act 1925, s47.

ATAKULU V. FAWIBE

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Court striking out a matter before it - where competent to make further orders in the interest of justice thereafter.

ATOYEBI  V. THE GOVERNOR OF OYO STATE

JUDGMENT AND ORDER -Judgment - Summary of evidence and evaluation of evidence in u Judgment - Distinction between and what court should do.

ATTORNEY-GENERAL  OF OGUN STATE V. ATTORNEY-GENERAL OF THE FEDERATION

JUDGMENT AND ORDER – Vague order – propriety of granting same.

ATTORNEY-GENERAL OF ADAMAWA STATE AND ORS. V. ATTORNEY-GENERAL OF THE FEDERATION AND ORS.

JUDGMENT AND ORDER:- Legislative judgment or judicial legislation - Meaning of-Attitude of court thereto - Whether enforceable

ATTORNEY-GENERAL OF PLATEAU STATE V. ATTORNEY-GENERAL OF NASARAWA STATE

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Judgment of court - Contents of’How proved.

ATTORNEY-GENERAL OF THE FEDERATION V. ATIKU ABUBAKAR

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Error in judgment - Whether every error will result in reversal of judgment on appeal.

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Judgment - Error therein - Whether even error will result in reversal of judgment on appeal.

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Judgment of trial court - Essentials of - Whether requires a particular form.

AUGUSTA CHIME  V. MOSES CHIME

JUDGMENT AND ORDER – Judgment delivered without due notice of delivery date – where a party is absent in court on date of delivery of judgment – whether the judgment is thereby null and void.

AUGUSTINE NDULUE V. NWANKWO IBEZIM & ANOR

JUDGMENT AND ORDER:- Error or Mistake in Judgment -  Whether it is not every mistake or error in a judgment that will result in the appeal being allowed – Whether it is only when the error is substantial in that it has occasioned a miscarriage of justice that the appellate court is bound to interfere

AUGUSTINE NWAFOR MOJEKWU V. MRS. THERESA IWUCHUKWU

JUDGMENT AND ORDER:- Decision of court - Judicial declaration or pronouncement - Basis of-Need to be founded
on cause.

AUGUSTINE OBINECHE & ORS V. HUMPHREY AKUSOBI & ORS

JUDGMENT AND ORDER – whether a final judgment of court may constitute a prima facie act of possession where it pertains to a land in dispute- validity and bindingness of a previous judgment

AUGUSTINE ONYEKACHUKWU V. THE STATE

JUDGMENT:- Qualities of a good judgment

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - JUDGMENT:- Need for judgment to reflect the fact that the court or judge appreciated the basis upon which the parties contested or prosecuted their cases

AVINASH CHANDER MALHOTRA V. BANK OF SINGAPORE LIMITED (FORMERLY ING ASIA PRIVATE BANK LIMITED)

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - DECLARATORY JUDGMENTS- whether enforceable against Defendant

AVON CROWN CAPS  AND CONTAINERS LTD. V. NIGERIAN NATIONAL SHIPPING LINE NIGERIAN PORTS PLC

JUDGMENT AND ORDER – Ruling of court – whether there was a first ruling in existence creating a binding precedent for the latter ruling.

AWOSILE V. SOTUNBO

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Relief not sought - Court granting same – Propriety of.

 AYENI V. OLUKOLU

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Terms of settlement made into an order of court - Effect thereof on parties thereto and their successors in title.

AYINLA  MUKADAM V. LAARO AKANBI

JUDGMENT AND ORDER – Functus officio – when an appellate court becomes functus officio.

AYISA  V. AKANJI

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Null art - Where act or order or proceedings declared a nullity - Effect.

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Null order or judgment - Effect of - Attitude of appellate court thereto.

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Retrial order - When it will he made by appellate court.

AYOADE A. ADEWUYI AND ORS.  V. ANDREW AJUKO ODUKWE

JUDGMENT AND ORDER – Slip made by a Judge in a judgment – whether it will occasion a miscarriage of justice.

AYOKE  V. BELLO

JUDGMENT AND ORDER:- Finding of trial judge – Where not appealed against or set aside – Whether subsists as a valid judgment as against the parties to it

AYYE  V. YAR’ADUWA

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Review of final judgments given under Islamic law - Application to Area Courts.

B V.B (INJUNCTION  RESTRAINT ON LEAVING JURISDICTION

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Injunction - Post-judgment - Injunction restraining defendant from leaving jurisdiction - Consent order disposing of action brought by husband and providing for husband to pay wife's costs - Husband failing to pay wife's costs - Husband foreign national on visit to England - Whether court having power to restrain husband from leaving jurisdiction until he paid wife's costs - Supreme Court Act 1981, s 37(1).

B.O.N. V. OJEBA LTD

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Judgment based on facts not pleaded - Validity of

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Non-suit - Order of - Nature and effect of

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Retrial order - When it will be made

BABA V. HABIB NIGERIA BANK  LTD

3P JUDGEMENT AND ORDER – Jurisdiction of court – lack of – proper order to make.

BABATOLA  V. ALADEJANA

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Judgment - Whether court will give against person not party to a suit.

BADEJO V. FEDERAL MINISTER OF EDUCATION

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Consequential order - Where trial court struck out suit on the ground that the plaintiff has no locus standi - Appellate court overruling the trial court - Proper order to make.

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Declaratory action - Power of court to make declaratory order-Scope and extent of -When to grant -When not to grant.

BAKARE V. L. S. C. S. C

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Declaratory judgment -Nature of- When it will not he granted

BALOGUN V. ODE

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Final decision - Meaning of.

BALOGUN V. OLIGBEDE

JUDGMENT AND ORDER -Counter-claim - Need to decide one way or the other.

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Judgment of court - What it should contain

BALOGUN V. U.B.A. LTD.

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Non-suit - When ordered.

BALOGUN V. AFOLAYAN

JUDGMENT AND ORDER -Default judgment - validity and effect of.

BAMGBOYE V. UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN

 

BARCLAYS BANK INTERNATIONAL LTD V. LEVIN BROS (BRADFORD) LTD

JUDGMENT AND ORDERS:– Order for Payment of sum of money – Foreign currency – Jurisdiction to order payment of sum expressed in foreign currency –Whether court has jurisdiction to order payment of sum expressed in foreign currency

BARIDAM V. STATE

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Decision of trial court - When perverse.

BASHIR ALADE SHITTA-BEY V. THE FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

JUDGMENT AND ORDER:- Order of reinstatement – Legal effect – Correlative duty placed on employee consequently

BAYERO V. CRUSADER INS. CO. LTD

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Execution of judgment -Attached immovable property When can be sold - Order 7 rule 6(l) of the Judgment (Enforcement) Rules.

BELLO MUSA MAGAJI V. ALHAJI ISHOLA ARE OGELE

JUDGMENT AND ORDER -  purport of a decision being against the weight of evidence –when a verdict of a court is perverse- when to invite the doctrine of stare decisis

BELOXXI INDUSTRIES LTD & ANOR. V. HWA TAI INDUSTRIES BERHARD LTD.

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - SUMMARY JUDGMENT: Whether the mere filing of an affidavit by the defendant automatically entitle him to defend

BEN C. EMODI & ORS V. MRS. PATRICIA C. EMODI & ORS

JUDGMENT:- finding of court which had not been appealed – whether binding and conclusive - Section 62 of the Evidence Act, 2011

BEN JEKPE V. CHIEF (DR.) S.T. ALOKWE

JUDGMENT AND ORDER – Trial courts – procedure to be adopted in writing judgments – duty to evaluate evidence led by parties irrespective of style of writing.

BENDEL FEED AND FLOUR MILLS LTD V. SEABOARD SALES CORPORATION

JUDGMENT AND ORDER – Reliefs not sought by parties – propriety of court granting same.

BENJAMINE DAMINABO IWO & ORS V. HUBERT OCKIYA & ORS

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - DELIVERY OF JUDGMENT: Effect of judgment delivered after three months of the conclusion of final addresses and the remedy thereof

BENNETH UDE AGU V. MAXWELL NNADI

JUDGMENT AND ORDER:– Failure to resolve a vital issue – effect of same on judgment.

BEREDUGO  V. COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND TECH

JUDGMENT AND ORDER -Declaration - When it will be ordered.

BERLIET NIGERIA LTD. V. ALHAJI MUSTAPHA KACHALLA

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - ORDER OF INTEREST: Whether a court can order interest to be paid on a judgment debt from a date before the date of the judgment.

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - ERROR IN JUDGMENT: Whether the non-application of Order 27 rule 8 of the Kano State High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules, 1976 by the learned trial Judge amounted to an omission which could be corrected by himself or by another Judge sitting in his stead.

BESSOY LIMITED V. HONEY LEGON (NIG) LIMITED & Anor

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - CONSENT JUDGMENT: Methods by which an aggrieved litigant can challenge a consent judgment which he claims was obtained by fraud

BFI GROUP CORPORATION V. BUREAU OF PUBLIC ENTERPRISES

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - EQUITABLE REMEDY - SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE:- Meaning and essence of – When proper

BILL CONSTRUCTION CO. LTD. V. IMANI & SONS  LTD SHELL TRUSTEES LTD (A JOINT VENTURE)

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Setting aside -Arbitral award - Setting aside of - Application for - Time limit therefor - Section 29 Arbitration and Conciliation Act.

JUDGMENT AND ORDERS – ARBITRAL AWARDS:- Setting aside of Arbitral award  - Application for - Time limit therefor - Section 29 Arbitration and Conciliation Act - Effect

BIMT VENTURES LIMITED V. LINPAK NIGERIA LIMITED

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - CONSEQUENTIAL ORDERS: What constitutes a consequential order

BISIMILLAHI  V. YAGBA-EAST LOCAL GOVERNMENT

JUDGMENT AND ORDER – Declaratory relief – principles guiding the courts in granting same.

BONIFACE ISICHEI V. INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION (INEC)

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - DECLARATORY JUDGMENT: Effect of a declaratory Judgment

BOOTHIA MARITIME  INC. V. FAREAST MERCANTILE CO. LTD

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Appealable decision - Passing remark in judgment appealed against - Whether appealable.

BORNU HOLDING AND CO. LTD AND OTHERS V. DIPCHARIMA AND OTHERS

JUDGMENT AND ORDERS:- Civil Action - Execution of order for payment of Judgment debt due to company - Judgment debt to be paid by realistic monthly instalments – How treated

BRENDAN IWUCHUKWU  V. DAMIAN ANYANWU

JUDGMENT & ORDER - Trial de novo - Order of - When necessary to make - When unnecessary.

BRIGGS V. BRIGGS

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Retrial order - Principles guiding the making of.

BRIGGS V. THE CHIEF LANDS OFFICER OF RIVERS STATE OF NIGERIA AND ORS.

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Consequential order - Meaning of.

 

BROAD BANK OF NIGERIA LIMITED  V. MRS. MARY ODJEMU

JUDGMENT – Consequential order – meaning and effect of.

JUDGMENT – Validity of – when judgment is competent and when not competent.

BUBA V.  THE STATE

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Error in judgment - When sufficient to upset judgment - When not sufficient.

BUHARI V. OBASANJO

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Decision of court - Where wrong - Duty on appellate court with respect thereto.

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Obiterdictum - Pronouncement of court - When constitutes - Effect.

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Order of court - Presidential election - Cancellation or nullification of - When permissible.

BURAIMOH OLORIODE & ORS. V. SIMEON OYEBI & ORS.

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - STRIKING OUT ORDER: Proper order a court should make where it has no jurisdiction to adjudicate upon a matter

C. C. B. (NIG.) PLC. V. A. G., ANAMBRA STATE

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Interlocutory Order - Leave to appeal - Time for filing and hearing application - Section 25(2) Court Appeal Act 1976 considered.

CALISTUS NWANJOKU V. ALEXANDER MBONU & ORS

JUDGMENT AND ORDERS:- Order for Mareva Injunction – Defendants assets secured by plaintiff - Duty of party to mitigate damages – Where order is later declared void – Whether party who obtain order is liable in damages for detinue

CARDOSO V. DANIEL

JUDGMENT AND ORDERS:- Judgment - Reasons for judgment, absence of - Effect - Claim dismissed on preliminary issue of res judicata - Issue of previous judgment as res judicata disposed of by order for retrial on merits.

CARL ZEISS STIFTUNG V RAYNER & KEELER LTD. AND OTHERS (NO. 3)

JUDGMENT AND ORDERS:-  Striking out - Interlocutory summons by defendants to stay proceedings on ground that plaintiff's solicitors acting without authority - House of Lords affirming decision that plaintiff's solicitors acting with plaintiff's authority

JUDGMENT AND ORDERS - ESTOPPEL:- Decisions of foreign courts on trade mark matters relied upon by
plaintiff as creating an estoppel - Other foreign judgments relied on by
defendants as creating "counter-estoppel"
- Whether reasoned judgments or formal records to be considered for purposes of estoppel – Whether interlocutory judgments capable of creating an estoppel - Whether plaintiff privy to plaintiff's solicitors in defendants' summons to stay proceedings - Judge's discretion to strike out matters res judicatae - R.S.C., Ord. 18, r. 19.

CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA V.  MRS AGNES M. IGWILLO

JUDGMENT:- proper order to make when there is a case of wrongful termination of an employment with statutory flavor –  Death of plaintiff in a case for wrongful dismissal - Need to substitute plaintiff and vary order/claim  at appellate level - When order of lower court can be varied even though affirmed

CHIEF AMADI DIKE-OGU & ORS. V. OWHONDA FRANK AMADI & ORS.

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - INTERLOCUTORY INJUNCTION: Purport of an order of interlocutory injunction granted pending the determination of the substantive suit

CHIEF BRIGHT ONYEMEH & ANOR V. MRS. GRACE IWUEZE & ANOR

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - STYLE OF WRITING JUDGMENT: Minimum or recommended standard on the stages to be adopted or followed in reaching or arriving at a fair judgment or decision – Need for the trial judge to begin by considering the evidence led by the plaintiff, so as to see whether, the plaintiff has led sufficient and credible evidence on all material issues required of him to prove his case - where the court finds that the evidence is not sufficient as to prove or establish the claim – when plaintiff is adjudged not to have made out a prima facie case - whether the trial court does not need to consider the case of the defendant at all

CHIEF EVANS IHESI V. BARRISTER KENNETH ARINZE & ANOR.

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - DECISION OF A COURT: What determines the decision of a court

CHIEF GREAT O. OGBORU & ANOR V. DR. E. E. UDUAGHAN & ORS.

JUDGMENT AND ORDER- Essential attributes of a good and complete judgment - Need for court to give reasons for its judgment- effect of judgment given without jurisdiction

CHIEF GREAT OVEDJE OGBORU & ANOR V. DR. EMMANUEL EWETAN UDUAGHAN & ORS.

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - REASON FOR THE JUDGMENT: The need for a court or tribunal to always give reasons for its judgment

CHIEF H.I.S. IDISI V. CAPTAIN SHULGIN OLEKSANDR

JUDGMENT AND ORDER – Judgment or order of a court of competent jurisdiction – need not to deprive a litigant of the fruit thereof.

CHIEF HARRISON IYALA AND 2 ORS V. CHIEF AARON F.D. OFFO AND OTHERS

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Order of non-suit - When the Court will make an order of non-suit.

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Order of non-suit - Whether an order of non-suit will be granted to a party who fails to prove title to ownership of land.

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Order of retrial -When an order of retrial is inappropriate.

CHIEF J. D. UKPONG & ORS V. THE TRAD. RULERS COUNCIL

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - ORDER OF DISMISSAL: Reasons why a court may dismiss a suit

CHIEF JOSEPH AKINBINU AKINNAWO V. CHIEF LISADOKO JOHN OROTUSIN

JUDGMENT AND ORDER:- Inelegantly drafted order – Whether equivalent to order which meaning is obfuscated and thus misleading

CHIEF KALU IGWE & ORS V. CHIEF OKUWA KALU & ORS

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - JUDGMENT: When the court would set aside its judgment

 

CHIEF M. O. OLATUNJI V. OWENA BANK (PLC) & ANOR.

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - EFFECTIVE DATE OF JUDGEMENT: When Judgment/Order takes effects

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - STAY OF EXECUTION OF JUDGMENT: What a party seeking stay must do

CHIEF OLAIDE ONASANYA & ORS. V. CHIEF KOLAWOLE SODARA & ORS.

JUDGMENT AND ORDER – when an order of retrial can be properly made

CHIEF S. I. AGU V. GENERAL OIL LIMITED

JUDGMENT - DAMAGES - AWARD OF DAMAGES: Double compensation in award of damages – Propriety thereof

CHIEF SUNDAY N.A. UZOR (Suing by his Attorney, Mr. Solomon Iwebuzor) V. DELTA FREEZE NIGERIA LTD & ORS

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - DECISION OF COURT- what it must be based on

CHIKA NWOMEH V. STATE

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - STYLE OF WRITING JUDGMENT: Essential elements - Difference between a valid judgment and a good judgment- Style of writing - Duty of a trial judge at the stage of writing a judgment and making findings and decisions, to appraise the evidence on each side of the divide, and gives the evidence on each side the probative value it deserves before arriving at a just conclusion of the case – Duty of trial judge to determine which of the relevant evidence to believe, whether they are contradicted or not because he had the singular advantage of listening and watching the demeanour of the witnesses – Need for a written court judgment to be a proper judgment representing a fair and just verdict on the case litigated by two or more contending parties

CHRISTIAN NWOKEDI V. UNION BANK OF NIGERIA PLC

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - FINAL DECISION: General nature and purpose of a final decision

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - INTERLOCUTORY AND FINAL DECISION: Distinction between an interlocutory and a final decision

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - INTERLOCUTORY DECISION: General nature and purpose of an interlocutory decision

CHRISTOPHER N. TANKO V. GARDUGA N. NONGHA

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - STYLE IN WRITING JUDGMENT: Whether there is a standard format in writing judgments

CHRISTOPHER ONJEWU V. KOGI STATE MINISTRY OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY & ORS.

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - NATURE OF A JUDGMENT/RULING: Whether a judgment or ruling of a competent court ought to be illusory

CHUNGWOM KIM V. THE STATE

JUDGMENT AND ORDERS:- A trial judge using the words “murdered”, “a saddist” ‘premeditated killing” and “vendetta” in a culpable homicide judgment before considering the defences of an accused person - Propriety of - Court coming to a decision in a criminal case without considering the defence(s) of an accused person - Effect of –

COMPAGNIE GENERALE DE GEOPHYSIQUE (NIGLT) CGG NIG LTD V. MOSES AMINU

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - SETTING ASIDE: where service of processes is not effected on a party, who is supposed to be served, before a Court makes an order against him  - duty to set such order aside – common law and constitutional basis for same

CONOIL PLC. V. VITOL S. A.

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - ENFORCEMENT OF FOREIGN JUDGMENT: Ground upon which a foreign judgment would be registered against a person

CPC & ORS V. MALLAM ISA YUGUDA & ORS

JUDGMENT- what a valid judgment must demonstrate

DADI V. GARBA

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Delivery of judgment - Judgment of the Court of Appeal -Absence of one of the Justices when delivered –Whether makes such judgment a nullity.

DALE POWER SYSTEMS PLC V. WITT & BUSCH LIMITED

JUDGMENT AND ORDER – Enforcement of foreign judgment

JUDGMENT AND ORDER – Foreign judgments – circumstances when foreign courts would be deemed to have had jurisdictions under section 6(2) of the Foreign Judgments (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act.

JUDGMENT AND ORDER – Foreign judgment – defendant who voluntarily submitted to the jurisdiction of a foreign court as provided in section 6(2)(a) of the Foreign Judgments (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act – whether can contend that the foreign court had no jurisdiction.

DALFAM NIGERIA LIMITED V. OKAKU INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

JUDGMENT AND ORDER – Decision of trial Judge – when based on speculation – duty of appellate court to discountenance same.

JUDGMENT AND ORDER – Judgment of court – duty of court not to grant relief not sought by parties before it.

DALGO INVESTMENT & TRUST LTD V. JENHILL INDUSTRIAL SERVICES LTD

JUDGMENT AND ORDER – Sheriffs and Civil Process Act Cap. 407 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 1990, section 109 – how interpreted – court of any state where judgment is registered – whether empowered to stay the execution of judgment obtained in the court of another state.

JUDGMENT AND ORDER – Sheriffs and Civil Process Act Cap 407, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria sections 105(2), 109 (1) and (2)– need to interpret the sections harmoniously to appreciate the limits of the jurisdiction of a foreign court with respect to a judgment registered in that court.

DANIEL TAYAR TRANS ENT. NIG. CO. LTD. V. ALHAJI LIADI BUSARI & ANOR

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - CONSENT JUDGMENT: Nature and Concept of consent judgment

DANMOLA V. THE ADVISER ON LANDS

JUDGMENT AND FRAUD:-Obtained by fraud -Whether can beset aside.

JUDGMENT:- Obtained by Perjury - Whether can be set aside.

DAVID ITAUMA V. FRIDAY JACKSON AKPE-IME

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - PREVIOUS JUDGEMENT: Purpose of admitting previous judgments

DAVID KUMBUL V. DAVID UMEH

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - SETTING ASIDE:- Error or mistake in the judgment of a court – Whether will lead to a judgment being reversed or set aside – Error leading to miscarriage of justice without which a different decision would have been arrived at – Duty of appellate court thereto

DEDUWA AND OTHERS V. OKORODUDU AND OTHERS

JUDGMENT AND ORDERS:- Rival claimants in land matter - interlocutory judgments and orders - Allegation of bias and Issue of denial of fair trial.

DELE V. ADELALU

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Declaration of title - Plaintiffs proprietary interest proved but not enough to attract a declaration of title - Proper order to make.

DEN NORSKE BANK ASA V. ANTONATOS AND ANOTHER

JUDGMENT AND ORDERS - MAREVA:- Pre-trial or post-judgment relief - Mareva injunction - Plaintiff suspecting breach of order and applying to cross-examine defendant - Whether cross-examination should be allowed - Whether defendant entitled to rely on privilege against self-incrimination.

DENNIS AKOMA & ANOR V. OBI OSENWOKWU & ORS

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - TIME FOR DELIVERY OF JUDGMENT: Whether the Appellant has a duty to show how the delay in delivery of judgment has affected the perception, appreciation and evaluation of the evidence by the judge or justices as the case may be

DIAMOND BANK LIMITED V. GENERAL SECURITIES AND FINANCE COMPANY LTD

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - FOREIGN JUDGMENTS: Whether foreign judgments must meet certain conditions before they can be executed in Nigeria

DIAMOND BANK LTD. V. PARTNERSHIP INVESTMENT CO. LTD & ANOR

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - MISTAKE IN JUDGMENT: Whether every mistake or error in judgment will vitiate the judgment

DINGSE V. REGISTERED TRUSTEES OF CHURCH OF CHRIST IN THE SUDAN

JUDGMENT AND ORDER – Order of court – need to obey same strictly – when not complied with – effect of.

JUDGMENT AND ORDER – Order of court to appoint new trustees by a church – court not expressly dissolving the existing board of trustees – implication of.

DODO DABO V. ALHAJI IKIRA ABDULLAHI

JUDGMENT AND ORDER - Finding of fact by lower court- Where not challenged on appeal -How treated of.



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