AKINTAN, J.C.A. (Delivering the Lead Ruling): This is ruling on a motion brought by the applicant dated 10th October. 1998. The applicant is praying this court, in the motion, for "an order for stay of further proceedings before the Federal High Court sitting at Lagos in Suit No. FHC/B/22897 as per hearing notice dated 5th October, 1998, pending the hearing and determination of this appeal". The 3 grounds given in support of the reliefs sought as set out on the motion paper are:
"(i) The circumstances of this case show special exceptional and urgent reasons why the proceedings at the Federal High Court, holden at Lagos on Tuesday, 13th October. 1998 should be stayed.
(ii) Unless the proceedings before the Federal High Court sitting at Lagos on Tuesday, 13th October, 1998 are stayed by this Honourable Court, the appellant/applicant will suffer irreparable and grievous hardship.
(iii) The applicant has no confidence that he will receive a fair hearing before the Federal High Court sitt…