KOMOLAFE & ORS
V.
THE CHAIRMAN, NATIONAL POPULATION COMMISSION

(2014) JELR 39790 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/A/458/2010 ·  11 Mar 2014 ·  Nigeria
CORAM
AMIRU SANUSI Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria ABUBAKAR DATTI YAHAYA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria MOORE A. A. ADUMEIN Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
appellants
complaint
census tribunal
counsel
national population commission act
learned counsel
third schedule
extension of time
osun state
attorney-general of osun state
local government
2nd respondents
3rd respondent
3rd schedule
attorney-general
rules of court
rules of procedure
office of the attorney-general
30th day of october
3rd issues
1st issue
alhaji atiku abubakar
amiru sanusi
arguments of the learned counsel
case files
cases of aqua ltd. v
cases of oputeh v
chief law officer of the state
circumstances of this case
decisions of the supreme court
different applications
election petitions
following orders
hascon associates nig
honourable chairman of the census tribunal
inherent jurisdiction of the court
leading judgment
limiting provision of paragraph
matters of extension of time
nigerian citizen of adegboyega awomolo
office of the attorney-general vide letter
ondo state council
procedural rule
provision of the main act
similar files
spirit of justice
such further orders
support of the said application
trial census tribunal

MOORE A. A. ADUMEIN, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The appellants were the complainants at the Census Tribunal 'C' sitting in Abuja, wherein they filed a motion on notice on the 30th day of October 2009,praying for the following orders:

1. An order extending time within which to present a complaint on behalf of residents and indigenes of Oriade Local Government, Osun State.

2. An order deeming the complaint already filed and served by indigenes and residents of Oriade Local Government Area of Osun State as properly filed and served, appropriate fees having been paid.

3. And for such further orders as the Tribunal may deem fit to make in the circumstances.

The parties were heard and the Honourable Chairman of the Census Tribunal in a ruling delivered on the 14th September,2010 refused the application, as the action was statute-barred.

This appeal is against the said ruling. Briefs were filed and exchanged between the parties.

The counsel to the appellants formulated thre…

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