OJU & ORS
V.
DOPAMU & ORS

(2002) JELR 44469 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/IL/17/2002 ·  10 Dec 2002 ·  Nigeria
CORAM
MURITALA AREMU OKUNOLA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria PATRICK IBE AMAIZU Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria WALTER SAMUEL NKANU ONNOGHEN Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
lower court
case
appellants
trade dispute
learned counsel
originating summons
4th defendant
6th defendant
7th defendants
academic staff union of universities
defendants
faculty of arts of the 6th defendant
leading judgment
national strike
federal government
laws of the federation
order of the honourable court
trade union
university of ilorin
following cases
members of their union
named plaintiffs
provisions of the university of ilorin act
1st defendant
above decision of the lower court
above issues
acting dean of the faculty of arts
acting dean of the faculty of arts university
arguments of counsel
clear understanding of the issues
dr. taiwo oloruntoba
elements of industrial dispute
facts of the present suit
flagrant violation of the provisions of university
following issues
fundamental rights issues
ground of lack of jurisdiction
ilorin act
ilorin division of the court
matter of trade dispute
member union
order nullifying
purported appointment of the 1st defendant
said purported appointment of the 1st defendant
said suit
support of the originating summons show
trade unions act

PATRICK IBE AMAIZU, J.C.A. (Delivering the leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the ruling of Honourable Justice J. T. Tsoho of the Federal High Court, sitting at the Ilorin Division of the Court. The ruling was delivered on the 5th day of October, 2001.

I think it is necessary for a clear understanding of the issues raised in the plaintiffs' suit, which the lower court was called upon to decide, to state although in outline, the history of the litigation now before the court. The plaintiffs' suit was instituted against the defendants by an originating summons. In the said suit, the plaintiffs raised ten questions for determination by the lower court. They also asked for fourteen reliefs. For reasons which will become obvious later in this judgment, I consider it necessary to reproduce the said reliefs sought by the plaintiffs. They are -

"1. A declaration that the purported appointment of the 1st defendant as the Acting dean of the Faculty of Arts of University of Ilorin by t…

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