(2000) JELR 44145 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/L/327/98 ·  20 Jun 2000 ·  Nigeria
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ATINUKE OMOBONIKE IGE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria SULEIMAN GALADIMA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria PIUS OLAYIWOLA ADEREMI Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
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b.m.w. car registration no. la
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constitution of our country guarantees
continued absence
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exercise of the lower court
following reliefs
following ruling
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plaintiffs application
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ruling of the lagos high court
set aside
true construction of the defendant
use of the said properties
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IGE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal by the plaintiff/appellant against the ruling of the Lagos High Court delivered on 17th February, 1998 in suit No.LD/3223/95 where in the learned trial Judge refused the Appellant's application for an adjournment of her case. In consequence of the refusal of an adjournment, the Appellant's case was dismissed when she could not proceed with her case.

The Appellant was dissatisfied with the said ruling and has appealed to this Court by filing a notice of appeal dated 3rd of March, 1998 containing the following four grounds of appeal - (The grounds quoted without their particulars)

"(1) The learned trial Judge erred in law in wrongfully refusing the plaintiffs application for an adjournment and thereby came to a wrong exercise of his judicial and judicious discretion contrary to the fundamental principles of the administration of justice.

(2) The learned trial Judge erred in law when he wrongfully dismissed the plaintiff'…

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