(2016) JELR 46484 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/K/346/2012 ·  30 Jun 2016 ·  Nigeria
UWANI MUSA ABBA AJI Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria IBRAHIM SHATA BDLIYA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria HABEEB ADEWALE OLUMUYIWA ABIRU Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
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lower court
cross appeal
grounds of appeal
constitution of the federal republic of nigeria
nigerian constitution
notice of appeal
second defendants
exclusive jurisdiction of the national industrial court
kano state revenue administration law
second appellant
additional ground of appeal
amended brief of arguments
amended statement of claim
issue of employment
judgment of the kano state high court
leave of this court
provision of section
subject matter
thomas vs aderinokun
action of the first defendant
appointment of the fifth defendant
core issues
determination of the substantive suit
executive chairman of board of internal revenue
general damages
intendment of the provision of the law
kano state
leading judgment
lieu of notice
muhammed vs military administrator
nepa vs ango
notice of cross appeal
notice of preliminary objection
odunukwe vs ofomata
office of the second appellant
okereke vs james
order of this honorable court
personal income tax act
power of transfer of cases
powers of the governor of kano state
unity bank plc vs olatunji
unokan enterprises ltd vs omuvwie
wrongful termination of the claimant

HABEEB ADEWALE OLUMUYIWA ABIRU, J.C.A.(Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the judgment of the Kano State High Court in Suit No K/450/2011 delivered by Honorable Justice Tani Yusuf Hassan (as she then was) on the 24th of April, 2012. The Respondent, as claimant, commenced the action in the lower Court against the Appellants, as defendants, and his claims, by an amended statement of claim dated 20th of October, 2011, were for:

i. A declaration that the action of the first Defendant conveyed in a letter dated 10th of June, 2011 directing the Plaintiff to hand over the affairs of the Board of Internal Revenue Kano Sate to the most Senior Director/Staff is ultra vires the powers of the Governor of Kano State, illegal, null and void.

ii. A declaration that the action of the first and second Defendants in appointing the fifth Defendant as Chairman of Board of Inland Revenue Kano Sate when the Claimant tenure as prescribed by law has not ended or expired is invalid, illega…

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