LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICE COMMISSION, EKITI STATE & ANOR
V.
AJAYI

(2014) JELR 40216 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/EK/140/M/2013 ·  20 Feb 2014 ·  Nigeria
CORAM
PAUL ADAMU GALINJE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria MASSOUD ABDULRAHMAN OREDOLA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria FATIMA OMORO AKINBAMI Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
appeal
applicants
prescribed period
failure
application
court
appellants
substantial reasons
rule
counsel
good cause
extension of time
grounds of appeal
mr. oluwayomi ojo
paul adamu galinje
settlement of the case
statute of limitation
5th november
amicable settlement of this appeal
complete agreement
court of appeal act
court of appeal rules
date of the decision
decision of the national industrial court
end result
enrolment of order of this hon. court
enrolment order
fatima omoro akinbami
filing of the notice of appeal
final decision
fundamental human right
governor of ekiti state
hon. court
lead ruling
legal proceedings
massoud abdulrahman oredola
mr. gbemiga daramola
only reason
ors v. enarogia
paragraphs affidavit
paragraphs of the supporting affidavit
points of law
prima facie show
proposed notice of appeal
requirement of order
respect of a cause of action
risk of repetition
segment of the argument of the learned counsel
such equitable relief

PAUL ADAMU GALINJE, J.C.A.:(Delivering the Lead Ruling): By a motion dated 5th November, 2013 and filed on 15th November, 2013, the Applicants herein sought for extension of time to appeal against the decision of the National Industrial Court sitting at Ibadan, which was delivered on 26th November, 2012.

The motion is predicated on eight (8) grounds and is supported by a five paragraphs affidavit.

Annexed to the affidavit are the judgment against which the applicants seek to appeal, an enrolment order, a letter addressed to the Governor of Ekiti State and the proposed notice of appeal which are marked exhibits A, B, C and D respectively.

In arguing the application, Mr. Gbemiga Daramola (DDLR), learned Counsel for the Applicants relied on all the paragraphs of the supporting affidavit and the exhibits thereof, particularly paragraph 4(c), (d) and (e). Learned Counsel emphasized that the only reason for their failure to appeal within the prescribed period is the parties' involvement in …

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