(2001) JELR 44243 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/A/49/99 ·  12 Nov 2001 ·  Nigeria
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NITEL v. Ugbe (2002) 3 NWLR (Pt. 753)1
NITEL v. Ugbe (2002) 3 NWLR (Pt. 753) 186
MUHAMMAD SAIFULLAHI MUNTAKA-COOMASSIE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria ZAINAB ADAMU BULKACHUWA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria ALBERT GBADEBO ODUYEMI Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
ground of appeal
lower court
instatement of the respondent
part of the civil service of nigeria
set aside
trial court
favour of the respondent
federal high court abuja
limited liability company
simple contract
university of lagos
absence of the appellant
agreed week
arguments of the learned counsel
assistant chief
brief of argument
case order
determination of their appointment
dismissal letter
following cases
high court
issue no.1
leading judgment
learned justices of the court of appeal
new counsel
only issue
order of this court
record of proceedings of the lower court
relevant documents
said order
services of nigerian telecommunications plc
similar view
single ground of appeal
single issue
submissions of both counsel
supreme court cases
trial court order

MUNTAKA-COOMASSIE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The plaintiff before instituting an action was an assistant chief commercial superintendent in the services of Nigerian Telecommunications Plc. Later he received a letter dated 27/2/97 dismissing him from his post. The dismissal letter stated, among others, that "in the public interest, your services with Nitel Ltd. are no longer required. You are therefore dismissed with effect from 26th February, 1997, under the provisions of Decree No. 17 of 1984. The plaintiff hereinafter referred to as the respondent approached the Federal High Court Abuja by way of filing an originating summons challenging his dismissal. In effect, the summons sought to nullify the letter of dismissal dated 27/2/97 served on him by the appellant herein. Before the commencement of the hearing before that court, Nigerian Telecommunications Ltd, now appellant, filed a preliminary objection dated 20/5/97 challenging the commencement of the suit by originat…

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