OLADOYE & ORS.
V.
THE ADMINISTRATOR, OSUN STATE & ORS.

(1996) JELR 49493 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.39/1990 ·  13 Dec 1996 ·  Nigeria
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Other Citations
Oladoye v. Administrator of Osun State (1996) 10 NWLR (Pt.476)38
Oladoye v. Administrator, Osun State (1996) 1 NWLR (Pt. 476) 38
CORAM
ABUBAKAR BASHIR WALI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria MICHAEL EKUNDAYO OGUNDARE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria UTHMAN MOHAMMED Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria SYLVESTER UMARU ONU Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria ANTHONY IKECHUKWU IGUH Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
declaration
baale of ijimoba chieftaincy
customary law
prescribed authority
court of appeal
chiefs law
3rd defendant
learned trial judge
minor chieftaincy
local government chieftaincy committee
4th respondent
amendment of the baale of ijimoba chieftaincy declaration
bale of ijimoba chieftaincy declaration
chiefs law of oyo state
evidence of the parties
inclusion of atoyebi
leading judgment
rules of natural justice
amended declaration
baale of ijimoba chieftaincy title
directive of the governor of oyo state
finding of the learned trial judge
findings of the inquiry
issue of number
lala ruling houses
only ruling houses
view of the inconsistency
1st-2nd respondents
3rd claims
4th claims of the plaintiffs
civil rights
common ancestry of the appellants
complaint of members of atoyebi family
copies of a letter reference no. cb
decision of the 3rd defendant
end of the trial
following questions
following words
houses of ijimoba
judgment of the trial high court
lead judgment of that court
leave of the court
local government chieftaincy committee sequel
only valid customary law
rules of this court
state government
trial of the action
virtue of section

OGUNDARE, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): By a writ of summons issued on 8th September, 1986, the plaintiffs for themselves and on behalf of the Oladogba and Lala ruling houses of Ijimoba sued the defendants claiming:

"1. Declaration that Oladogba and Lala Ruling Houses are the only ruling houses entitled to the Baale of Ijimoba chieftaincy title.

2. Declaration that the directive of the Governor of Oyo State contained in letter reference No.CB. 141/32/50 of 28th May 1980, purporting to authorise an amendment of the Baale of Ijimoba Chieftaincy declaration of 1957 by the inclusion of Atoyebi as a third ruling house is ultra vires, unconstitutional, null and void and of no effect whatsoever.

3. Declaration that the purported amendment of the Baale of Ijimoba Chieftaincy declaration of 1957 by the Ejigbo Local Government Chieftaincy Committee sequel to the said Governor's directive is invalid, against the rules of natural justice, null and void and of no effect whatsoever.

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