NZEI
V.
UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA

(2016) JELR 57693 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.76/2006 ·  16 Dec 2016 ·  Nigeria
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Nzei v. UNN (2017) 6 NWLR (Pt. 1561) 300
CORAM
MARY UKAEGO PETER-ODILI JSC OLUKAYODE ARIWOOLA JSC KUMAI BAYANG AKA’AHS JSC K. MOTONMORI OLATOKUNBO KEKERE-EKUN JSC
Core Terms Beta
appeal
court
honourable court of appeal
supreme court
constitution of the federal republic of nigeria
preliminary objection
court of appeal
honourable court
chapter iv of the constitution of the federal republic
trial court
ad hoc committee
lead judgment
fair hearing
provisions of section
uncontradicted evidence
2nd respondent
3rd respondent
criminal proceedings
decision of the federal high court
facts of the case
federal high court
learned justices of the court of appeal
appeal of the present appellants
contrary facts
jurisdiction of the court
learned counsel
light of the law specifying
lower court
natural justice
reply brief
stage of leave
appeal no. ca
consideration of the issues
council of the 1st respondent
criminal courts
domestic tribunal of the university of nigeria
exclusive jurisdiction of the nigeria police force
following terms of reference
instant further appeal
judgment of the court of appeal
particulars of errors
respondents brief of argument
students of the 1st respondent
suit no. fhc
then vice-chancellor of the 1st respondent
way of judicial review

ONNOGHEN AG.CJN (Delivering the Lead Judgment):

This is an appeal against the judgment of the Court of Appeal(Enugu Division) in appeal No. CA/E/118/2001 delivered on 30 June 2005 in which the court dismissed the appeal of the present appellants against the decision of the Federal High Court holden at Enugu in suit No. FHC/EN/CP/147/2000 delivered on 30 March 2001 striking out the suit on grounds of lack of locus standi. The facts of the case, as can be gathered from the record include the following: On 12 July 2000 during a University Forum convened by A the Council of the 1st respondent in which the 2nd respondent, the then Vice-Chancellor of the 1st respondent, was to deliver an address, the students of the 1st respondent rioted and disturbed the forum. When the rioting became violent, the University was forced to close down following which the University Council set up an Ad Hoc Committee to investigate the riot with the following terms of reference: “(i) To establish the remote …

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