ONOGWU & ORS.
V.
BENUE STATE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION & ORS.

(2012) JELR 49292 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/J/170/06 ·  24 May 2012 ·  Nigeria
CORAM
MUHAMAAED LADAN TSAMIYA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria ALI ABUBAKAR BABANDI GUMEL Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria UCHECHUKWU ONYEMENAM Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
respondents
documents
white paper
public documents
1st respondent
learned trial judge
2nd respondent
lower court
benue state civil service
benue state public service
honourable court
letter reference
trial court
affected persons
benue state executive council
learned judge
report of the review committee
2nd respondents
admissibility of the various documents
admissible evidence
benue state of nigeria
brief oral submission
co. counsel
considered opinion
credible pieces of evidence
decision of the benue state high court
entire case crumbles
exhibits b
face of unchallenged evidence
government views
jadesinmi v. okotie-eboh
law firm of s. a. orkumah
members of applicants
observation of the learned trial judge
order of mandamus
organs of the benue state government
pages of documentary exhibits
paragraph counter affidavit
public servants
public service of benue state proper
said letters
stay of further implementation of the january
such persons
support of the motion
true copies of public documents
undisputed facts
v. ambrose family
view of relevant provisions of the evidence act
view of the learned trial judge
way of an oral submission

ALI ABUBAKAR BABANDI GUMEL, J.C.A., (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the decision of the Benue State High Court, Makurdi Division delivered on 14/2/2006 in Suit No: MHC/415M/2005. In an originating motion brought pursuant to a leave granted on 30/9/2005, the Plaintiffs/Appellants in a representative capacity for themselves and on behalf of re-instated Staff into the Benue State Civil Service seek for the following main reliefs. They are:-

1.(a) An order of MANDAMUS directing the Respondents to re-instate the applicants into the Benue State Civil Service with all their rights, entitlements, and privileges attaching thereto in accordance with relevant stipulations conveyed and described in the Benue State of Nigeria "Government Views and Decisions on the Report of the Review Committee to consider Complaints Arising from the 1995/96 Staff Rationalization Exercise in the Benue State Public Service" dated January 2003 (hereinafter called the January 2003 White P…

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