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NGERE & ANOR
V.
OKURUKET & ORS

(2015) JELR 44400 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.54/2012-SC.335/2012(R) ·  5 Jun 2015 ·  Nigeria
CORAM
IBRAHIM TANKO MUHAMMAD JSC OLABODE RHODES-VIVOUR JSC NWALI SYLVESTER NGWUTA JSC OLUKAYODE ARIWOOLA JSC JOHN INYANG OKORO JSC

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IBRAHIM TANKO MUHAMMAD, J.S.C. (Delivering the Lead Ruling): This is an application by the applicants who are the appellants in Appeal No. SC.54/2012 as well as in Appeal No. SC.335/2012. The respondents to the application herein, are same respondents in the afore mentioned appeals.

In the application on hand, the applicants ask this court to grant the following relief:

"AN ORDER directing that APPEALS NO.SC.54/2012 (Chief Ujile D. Ngere and Anor v. Chief Job William Okuruket "XIV" and Anor) and SC.335/2012 (Chief Ujile D. Ngere and Anor v. Chief Job William Okuruket "XIV" and Ors) which are currently pending before this Honourable Court be heard and determined together on the merits; AND for such further order(s) as this Honourable Court may deem fit to make in the circumstances of this case."

The applicants furnished grounds in support of the application as follows:

a. "The two appeals originate from a dispute between the appellants and the respondents as to the rightful person/fami…

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