MINISTER OF WH
V.
TOMAS (NIG.) LTD.

(2000) JELR 79558 (CA)    
Court of Appeal  ·  5 Dec 2000 ·  Nigeria
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Minister of WH v. Tomas (Nig.) Ltd. (2001) 10 NWLR (Pt. 721) 295
CORAM
DAHIRU MUSDAPHER, J.C.A. (Presided and Read the Leading Ruling) MUHAMMAD SAIFULLAHI MUNTAKA-COOMASSIE, J.C.A., ZAINAB ADAMU BULKACHUWA, J.C.A.
Core Terms Beta
application
order
court
days
departure
affidavit
counter-affidavit
learned counsel
proceedings
respondents
rules of the court
today
1.the bundle of documents
2.the time
3.the hearing of this appeal
adjournment
appeal
applicant
appropriate cases
bundle of documents
chief chigbue
determination of an appeal
documents
exhibited proposed record
expeditious hearing
filing briefs of arguments
hearing of arguments
hearing of the appeal
leading ruling
motion
muntaka-coomassie
mwh
opposition
order of the court
paragraphs
part
parties
proper case
question of adjournment
reaction
records
relation
respondent
respondent chief etudo
rules of court
senior advocate
service of the appellant
such additional documents
terms of motion paper
undoubted right

MUSDAPHER, J.C.A.: (Delivering the Leading Ruling): The learned Senior Advocate, Chief Chigbue moved in terms of motion paper - which prayed for:

(1)"An order of the court directing a departure from the rules of the court so that the appeal filed herein by the appellant/applicant may be heard and determined on the bundle of documents. And such additional documents as may be ordered or directed to be filed by the parties.

(2)An order abridging the time for filing briefs of arguments.

(3)An order for accelerating the hearing of the appeal"

The application is supported with an affidavit of 10 paragraphs containing the exhibited proposed record. There is also a counter-affidavit filed apparently in opposition to the application. The learned Counsel urged the court to grant the application.

The learned Counsel for the respondent Chief Etudo refused to take part in the proceedings, he informed the court that he intended to appeal against the order refusing adjournment which arose during the hear…

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