MAKUN & ORS.
V.
FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, MINNA

(2011) JELR 44118 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.241/2002 ·  24 Jun 2011 ·  Nigeria
CORAM
CHRISTOPHER MITCHEL CHUKWUMA-ENEH Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria JOHN AFOLABI FABIYI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria OLUFUNLOLA OYELOLA ADEKEYE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria SULEIMAN GALADIMA Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria BODE RHODES-VIVOUR Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
jurisdiction
appellants
suit no nshc
summit chambers
allocation committee
learned trial judge
statement of claim
lower court
1st defendant
plea of estoppel
balance of n13.29
decision of the trial court
high court
sum of n13.29
sum of n13.29m
final decisions
high court law cap
jurisdiction of the high court
legal action
recovery of the said compensation
subject-matter
1st leg of plaintiff s claim
2nd applicant
abuse of court process
acquisition of their entire land
background facts of the case
behalf of the entire members of garatu
considered ruling of the trial court
court of appeal abuja division
courts of competent jurisdiction
decision stands
determination of payable compensation
earlier decision
effect of estoppel
exercise of the power of attorney
following orders
fut b. summit chambers
grounds of law viz
grounds of res judicata
issue of the compensation
issue of the validity of the documents
judgment of the court of appeal abuja division
judgment of the niger state high court
leading judgment
mr. okolo of okolo
niger state high court
previous suits numbers nshc
secretary of land use
suit no. nshc
total amount

O. O. ADEKEYE. J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the judgment of the Court of Appeal Abuja Division delivered on the 25th of April 2002. The appeal argued before the Court of Appeal Abuja Division was against the judgment of the Niger State High Court sitting at Minna in Suit No. NSHC/MN/57M93 delivered on the 13th day of August 1993.

The background facts of the case are that the appellants before this court as plaintiffs instituted an action at the Niger State High Court sitting at Minna in a representative capacity for themselves and on behalf of the entire members of Garatu, Gidan Kwano, Lunko, Ekpigi, Kwaida, Legbe and Bakin Pumpo villages that they are entitled to compensation for the acquisition of their entire land for public purpose, that is education, against the defendants now respondents in this appeal-the Federal University of Technology Minna, the Secretary of Land use and Allocation committee, the Director- General Lands, Survey And Town Pl…

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