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grounds of appeal
ruling of the lower court
stay of contempt proceedings
1st schedule of the oaths act
30th day of april
federal high court
grant of stay of execution
principal officers of the 2nd applicant
reinstatement of the respondent
close perusal of paragraphs
court of appeal rules
declarations of the deponent nnanna alamezie
deputy chief registrar of this court
former staff of the 2nd applicant
fruits of his judgment
grant of orders
huge sum of money
imo state environmental sanitation authority
light of the submissions of the learned counsel
mr. j. y
mr. m. nezianya
provision of oaths act cap
ruling of d. d. abutu j.
stay of execution of the orders
substantial issues of law
support of the motion
GALADIMA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Lead Ruling): The applicants were the respondents before the Federal High Court, Lagos in a suit brought by the Respondent, a former staff of the 2nd applicant.
The lower Court, in its ruling of 30/4/99 had ordered for the reinstatement of the respondent and payment of all his claims and entitlements.
Dissatisfied with the said Ruling, the respondents filed an appeal against it in this Court. They also brought this application praying for the following orders.
"1. An order for stay of execution of the orders of the Federal High Court contained in the ruling of D. D. Abutu J. in Suit No. FHC/L/CS/482/98 dated 30th day of April, 1999.
2. An order for stay of contempt proceedings filed in this Suit on 7/7/99 by the respondent against principal officers of the 2nd applicant."
The applicants filed in support of the motion an Affidavit made up of 10 paragraphs to which 5 documents marked as Exhibits 'A', 'B', 'C', 'D' and 'E' were annexed. Further and bette…