MAJEKODUNMI
V.
CHRISTLIEB PLC

(2008) JELR 79949 (CA)    
Court of Appeal  ·  10 Jul 2008 ·  Nigeria
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Majekodunmi v. Christlieb Plc (2009) 9 NWLR (Pt. 1145) 121
CORAM
CLARA BATA OGUNBIYI, J.C.A. (Presided and Read the Leading Ruling), ADZIRA GANA MSHELIA, J.C.A., REGINA OBIAGELI NWODO, J.C.A.
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notice of appeal
affidavit
order
applicant
rule
counsel
counsel mrs. opara
court of appeal rules
extension of time
facie show
preliminary objection
exhibits
good cause
learned respondents
mr. aribisala
mr. oyebanji
mr. shaba
proposed notice of appeal
provision of section
substantial reasons
absence of any ruling
advantage of reading
case of ibrahim v
circumstances of this application
constitution of the federal republic of nigeria
court of appeal act
exercise of the discretion
final decision
following prayers
following questions
further submission
honourable court
inherent jurisdiction of this court
issue of the trinity prayer
judgment of the lower court
leading ruling
learned counsel mrs. o. t. opara
learned respondents’ counsel
mr. j. o. shaba
nature exhibit b
notice
paragraphs of the affidavit
previous notice of appeal
proposed notice
respondents’ counsel
ruling of 12th december
senior counsel
submitted exhibit a
support of the application
way of trinity prayers

OGUNBIYI, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Ruling): The motion on notice is dated 23rd January, 2007 and filed same day. It is brought pursuant to Order 3 rule 3(1) and (4)(1) of the Court of Appeal Rules, 2002 and under the inherent jurisdiction of this court for the following prayers:-

“1. An Order extending the time within which the appellant/applicant can file and serve its notice of appeal against the ruling of 12th December, 2005 of the Honourable Justice Isaac Iheozor Ejiofor of the Federal High Court Lagos in Suit No. FHC/L/CS/1208/05.


2. And for such further or other orders as the Honourable court may deem fit to make in the circumstances of this application.”

In support of the application is an affidavit of seventeen paragraphs and to which three exhibits A, B and C are annexed thereto. In arguing the motion, the learned counsel Mrs. O. T. Opara relied on all the paragraphs of the affidavit as well as the exhibits attached, in particular the previous notice of appeal and also the…

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