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(2020) JELR 80391 (NICN)    
National Industrial Court of Nigeria  ·  SUITNO: NICN/OW/66/2019 ·  6 Feb 2020 ·  Nigeria
Hon. Justice Ibrahim Suleiman Galadima Presiding Judge,

Ratio Decidendi

Core Terms Beta
preliminary objection
suit no. nicn
subject matter
1st defendant
court of appeal
way of an originating summons
writ of complaint
3rd defendants
issue estoppel
originating summons
abuja division of this court
declaratory judgment
different parties
view of the serious issues
court’s jurisdiction
national president
order of perpetual injunction
specific issues
1st issue
abuja division of this honourable court
abuse of judicial process inter alia
collective decision
combined provisions of rules
control of the affairs of the said union
entire action raises
gross abuse of court process
honourable court
injunctive reliefs
issues of facts
lead counsel
learned chief onyema
length of the tenure of office
members of the 2nd defendant union
nulge constitutions
paragraph affidavit
preliminary application
propriety of the elongation of the tenure
question of the pending appeal
respondents’ claims
ruling of the court
similar claims
subject of appeal
substantial disputes of facts
suit raises
tenure of office of the 1st defendant
view of the facts
year term

HON. JUSTICE IBRAHIM SULEIMAN GALADIMA (DELIVERING THE RULING OF THE COURT): In this action, these Claimants/Respondents, who are allegedly members of the 2nd Defendant Union (NULGE), instituted this action here by way of originating summons, on 12/9/2019 questioning the length of the tenure of office of the 1st Defendant as National President along with the other National Officers of the said National Union of Local Government Employees which purportedly commenced on 24/3/2014, and the propriety of the elongation of the tenure of the officers of the union at all levels, from the constitutional four year term to six years and thus basically seek inter alia for a declaration that their tenure as national union officials, ended by effluxion of time on 24/3/2019 in accordance with the 2005/2016 NULGE Constitutions. They also seek for numerous other injunctive reliefs to restrain the Defendants/Applicants from further acting as and or parading and or holding out themselves as National Off…

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