(2022) JELR 109150 (SC)    
Supreme Court  ·  SC.694/2014(R1) ·  14 Jan 2022 ·  Nigeria
Olukayode Ariwoola, JSC John Inyang Okoro, JSC Helen Moronkeji Ogunwumiju, JSC Abdu Aboki, JSC Tijjani Abubakar, JSC
Core Terms Beta
senior counsel
honourable court
want of diligent prosecution
5th june
27th february
appellant's brief
applicant's appeal
temporary file
lead ruling
preliminary issues
appeal no. sc
respondent's motion
erstwhile counsel
supreme court
learned senior counsel
said appellant's brief
applicant's erstwhile counsel
court's registry
notice of the justices of this honourable court
original case file of the appeal
said order of dismissal
such decision
supreme court act
temporary case file
5th day of november
behalf of the appellant
cause list of this honourable court
court of appeal
final decision
following orders
order of this honourable court
paragraph affidavit
part of the respondent
registry of the court
requisite process
ruling of this honourable court
amended notice of appeal
ample powers
decision of 27th february
inherent jurisdiction of this court
necessary party
part of the learned senior counsel
provisions of the rules
senior counsel aribisala
set aside
settled position of the law

TIJJANI ABUBAKAR, J.S.C. (Delivering the Lead Ruling): This is a motion on notice filed on the 5th day of November, 2020, brought pursuant to Section 22 of the Supreme Court Act, 1960, Section 36 (1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) and under the inherent jurisdiction of this Court, the application was filed on behalf of the Appellant/Applicant by learned Senior Counsel Aribisala, SAN. In the application, the Appellant/Applicant seeks for the following orders:

1. An order setting aside the ruling of this Honourable Court made on 27th February, 2019 dismissing the Appellant/Applicant's appeal (appeal No. SC/694/2014) for want of diligent prosecution;

2. An order of this Honourable Court restoring the Appellant/Applicant's appeal (appeal No. SC/694/2014) which was dismissed for want of diligent prosecution on 27th February, 2019 to the cause list of this Honourable Court for hearing and determination on the merit.

AND for such further or other orders…

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