(1977) JELR 38815 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.457/75 ·  13 May 1977 ·  Nigeria
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(1977) All N.L.R 102 Falomo v. Lagos State Public Service Commission(1977) 5 S.C. 32
UDO UDOMA Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria AYO GABRIEL IRIKEFE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria CHUKWUNWEIKE IDIGBE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
reasonable cause
disciplinary authority
order of certiorari
public service commission
disciplinary proceedings
public service of the lagos state
administrative body
edict no.1
lord reid
affected party
course of his judgement
lagos state public service commission
principle of audi alteram partem
sufficient indication of an intention of the legislature
allegations of gross acts of professional misconduct
case of the literature board of review
case of vestry of st james
chance of hearing
c. idigbe
decision of the lagos state public service commission
detailed report
exercise of the powers of the public service commission
firm view
high court of lagos state
immediate superior officers
judicial functions
judicial review
leading judgment
lord coleridge c. j.
material facts
medical officer grade
nature of an emergency power
objectionable literature act of queensland
particular regard
prior exercise of any disciplinary proceedings
prior hearing of the party
provision of section
realm of administrative law
reasonable doubt
relevant law
requirements of the principles of natural justice
ridge v
rules of natural justice
said application
said principle
straight forward case of dismissal
such event
type of case

C. IDIGBE, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is from the Judgement of the High Court of Lagos State holden in Lagos (Adefarasin AG. C.J. as he then was) dated the 13th day of November, 1974 by which he dismissed the appellant's application for an order of certiorari to remove into the High Court of Lagos State for the purpose of being quashed the decision of the Lagos State Public Service Commission dismissing the applicant, the appellant herein (Dr Akinlade Ore Falomo), from the public service of the Lagos State.

Briefly, the material facts which form the background to the said application by the appellant - as they appear from a number of affidavits and documents exhibited in the court below and from the oral testimony received in that court and which the learned trial Judge accepted - are as follows: The appellant was at all time material to the proceedings in the lower court employed in the Public Service of the Lagos State and was posted to the Island Maternit…

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