A.G, ANAMBRA STATE
V.
A.G. FED.

(2005) JELR 39818 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.3/2004 ·  13 May 2005 ·  Nigeria
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Other Citations
A.G., Anambra State v. A.G., Fed. (2005) 9 NWLR (Pt.931)572 (2005) 5 S.C (Pt I) 73 (2005) 5 S.C (Pt I) 73
A.G., Anambra State v. A.G., Fed. (2005) 9 NWLR (Pt. 931) 572
CORAM
MUHAMMADU LAWAL UWAIS Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria SYLVESTER UMARU ONU Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria ALOYSIUS IYORGYER KATSINA-ALU Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria NIKI TOBI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria IGNATIUS CHUKWUDI PATS-ACHOLONU Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria GEORGE ADESOLA OGUNTADE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria SUNDAY AKINOLA AKINTAN Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
declaration
governor of anambra state
plaintiff
anambra state
1st defendant
federal government
order
president of the federal republic of nigeria
states
constitutional right
government of anambra state
police protection
security apparatus of state power
counter-claim
hon. justice c. j. okoli
affidavit evidence
attorney-general
public order
extent of the legal rights of the government
government of the federal republic
inspector general of police
police force
provisions of section
respective states
states of nigeria
support of his claim
assistant inspector general of police
chief legal officer of anambra state
chief legal officer of the federation
dr. chris nwabueze ngige
federal high court
following terms
jurisdiction of the federal high court
leading judgment
plaintiff claims
representative of the federal government
representative of the government of anambra state
anambra state government house
case of the plaintiff
court order
direct command of the inspector general of police
following defendants
force of policemen
governor dr. ngige
judicial divisions of the federal high court
judicial order
order of the court of appeal
ostensible direction of the president of the federal republic
plight of the anambra state governor
removal of governor ngige of anambra state

KATSINA-ALU, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): In this suit, the plaintiff is the Attorney-General and Chief Legal Officer of Anambra State. He brought this action as representative of the Government of Anambra State.

The 1st defendant is the Attorney-General and Chief Legal Officer of the Federation. He is sued as a representative of the Federal Government.

All the states in the Federation are joined as defendants in the action. These are 2nd - 35th defendants. The Attorneys-General of all these states are sued as representatives of their various and respective states.

The plaintiff claims that a dispute has arisen between the Government of Anambra State, the Government of the Federal Republic and the other 35 States of Nigeria involving questions of law and fact on which the existence or extent of the legal rights of the Government of Anambra State depend.

The 1st defendant denies that a dispute exists between the plaintiff and other defendants in this suit.

The facts a…

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