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AMASIKE
V.
REGISTRAR-GENERAL CAC & ANOR

(2005) JELR 45268 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/A/130/2004 ·  22 Jun 2005 ·  Nigeria
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Other Citations
Amasike v. Registrar-Gen., C.A.C. (2006) 3 NWLR (Pt. 968) 462
CORAM
IBRAHIM TANKO MUHAMMAD JCA ZAINAB ADAMU BULKACHUWA JCA MARY U. PETER ODILI JCA

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MARY PETER-ODILI, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The appellant being plaintiff filed an originating summons on the 13th of November, 2003 at the Federal High Court, Abuja, Coram: Ukeje, J. seeking among other things, a declaration that the respondents (defendants in the court below) rejection of the appellant's proposed corporate names- "Institute of Corporate Governance", "Bureau of Corporate Governance" and "Institute of Corporate Policy and Corporate Governance" - by designating same as "Not Registable" under Part C of the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) is improper, ultra vires and not in accordance with CAMA provisions.

The appellant averred he filed with the respondents three successive applications for the approval and reservation of the foregoing corporate names and paid the appropriate fees. That inspite of repeated demands, the respondents refused to state the grounds for the decision that the proposed names were "not registrable".

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