ANI
V.
UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN

(1991) JELR 79319 (CA)    
Court of Appeal  ·  12 Dec 1991 ·  Nigeria
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Other Citations
Ani v. University of Ibadan (1992) 5 NWLR (Pt. 240) 217
CORAM
IBRAHIM KOLAPO SULU-GAMBARI, J.C.A.(Presided), OKAY ACHIKE, J.C.A. (Read the Leading Judgment), UMARU ATU KALGO, J.C.A.
Core Terms Beta
respondent
lagos office
principal place of business
university of ibadan act
lower court
service of process
university of maiduguri
civil procedure
garba case
learned trial judge
personal service
principal officer of the corporation
service of the application
university of ibadan
felix olalekan ogunleye
high court of lagos state
registered company
statutory relationship
university of maiduguri act
above passage
background of these provisions of the act
breach of any contract
chief a.m.o. lekaii akande
close examination
contractual relationship
counter-affidavit
crucial point
doctor of medicine of the university
exclusive control of the vice-chancellor
good service
ikeja high court
jurisdiction of the ikeja high court
learned judge
leave of court
miss l.a. okunnu
oral examination
order of mandamus
ordinary sense
principal officers of the university
rules of the high court of lagos state
service of legal process
service of the appellant
similar issues
such relationship
sulu-gambari
trial of a preliminary issue
undergraduate students
university staff

ACHIKE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal lies within a very narrow margin but is of considerable procedural interest.

With the leave of Court, the Appellant by motion on notice filed on 21/6/ 84 applied for an order of mandamus directing the Respondent, the University of Ibadan through its Board of Postgraduate School to hear and determine the Master of Surgery thesis of Dr. Augustine Ani by conducting an oral examination in compliance with Regulation 7 governing the award of the Degree of Master of Surgery and Doctor of Medicine of the University of Ibadan. The motion on notice was duly served on the Respondent on the 25th June, 1984 at its Lagos Office and appearance entered on 3rd July, 1984. On 5th July, 1984 Respondent's counsel filed a motion for the trial of a preliminary issue, namely, that the High Court of Lagos State has no jurisdiction to hear and determine the matter and that the service of legal process on the respondent at its Lagos office was irregu…

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