NIGERIA SPANISH ENG. COMPANY LTD & ANOR.
OLYMPIC STEEL MILL HONGKONG LTD & ORS.
MUNTAKA-COOMASSIE, J.C.A (Delivering the Lead Ruling): This is an application brought pursuant to Order 3 Rule (1); Order 6 Rule 2 of the Court of Appeal Rules and section 18 Court of Appeal Act, 1976. In this application, the parties have held drastically different and divergent views leading to a marathon and arduous session of the year. Happily, learned counsel for the parties admiringly conducted themselves in a most dignifying manner expected of any mature counsel under our system.
The antecedents of this application are as diverse as the application itself.
Both parties had an occasion to approach the court in a different manner before they finally brought themselves to this court. Previously, they were at Federal High Court at Kano, Lagos, Kaduna and Abuja over virtually the same issue, namely, entangled company managerial issues which seem to be unending.
Be that as it may, the applicants herein filed. On 20/1/2000, an application dated 14th day of January, 2000 seeking for th…