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N.I.W.A
V.
S.P.D.C. (NIG.) LTD

(2011) JELR 51101 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.4/2008 ·  28 Jan 2011 ·  Nigeria
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MUNTAKA-COOMASSIE JSC (Delivered the Lead Ruling) ALOMA MARIAM MUKHTAR JSC FRANCIS FEDODE TABAI JSC IBRAHIM TANKO MUHAMMAD JSC BODE RHODES-VIVOUR JSC

Ratio Decidendi

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record of appeal
time of filing of this application
trial court
compiled record of appeal
affidavit of onyinye akuma
substantial reasons
enlargement of time
lead ruling
brief of argument
clear copy of the illegible pages of the records
court of appeal
pages of the proposed record of appeal
supreme court rules
said brief of argument
exhibit oa1
application
grant of an order
court
support of the application
entire reasons
counter-affidavit
sole issue
respondent
supreme court
applicant
lead counsel
honourable court
good reasons
interlocutory decision of the court of appeal
outcome of this application
chief akinjide
learned justice of the supreme court
order
ruling of the court of appeal
original copy
muntaka-coomassie jsc
appeal
compiled record
notification of the appellant of the ruling
appellant’s application
provisions of order
substantial reason
complete agreement
extension of time
hearing of the substantive appeal
rule
last resort
notification of the outcome of the said application
appellant
use of the justices

MUNTAKA-COOMASSIE JSC (Delivering the Lead Ruling): By an application dated 29 April 2010, the applicant/appelant prayed for the following reliefs:

1. An order for enlargement of time within which the appellant/ applicant may compile the record of appeal in this appeal.

2. An order deeming the record of appeal already compiled by the applicant and attached to the affidavit of Onyinye Akuma as exhibit OA1 as having been duly and properly compiled and served.

3. An order abridging the time within which the appellant may file its appellant’s brief to the time of filing of this application and an order deeming as properly filed contemporaneously with this application.

The application was supported by an affidavit sworn to by one Onyinye Akuma. As disclosed in the affidavit, the applicant had earlier applied to this court for an order to compile the record of appeal out of time. This application was refused in chambers as some pages of the proposed record of appeal were not legible. This ap…

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