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(2008) JELR 40090 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/A/73/07 ·  3 Jun 2008 ·  Nigeria
JIMI OLUKAYODE BADA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria ABDU ABOKI Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria AYOBODE OLUJIMI LOKULO-SODIPE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria

Ratio Decidendi

Core Terms Beta
lower court
undefended list
writ of summons
civil procedure
terminal bill
following cases
issuance of a writ of summons
learned trial judge
supreme court
commencement of a civil suit of this nature
favour of the respondent
frank mac
humble view
professional fees
record of proceedings
trial court
undefended list procedure
court interest rate
high court
legal services
mistake of the court
suit no. fhc
akpabuyo l.g.
case of the plaintiff
civil procedure rules
copy of the said letter of invitation
enrolled order
federal capital territory
final analysis
following reliefs
humble view ceases
imo state environmental sanitation authority
jimi o. bada
judgment of the high court of justice
leading judgment
learned counsel
outstanding terminal bill
paragraph c-a
paragraphs a-b
provision of order
responsibility of the litigant
said judgment
special procedure of the undefended list action
suit no. cv

JIMI O. BADA, JCA (DELIVERING THE LEADING JUDGMENT): This is an Appeal against the Judgment of the High Court of Justice of the Federal Capital Territory sitting in Abuja in Suit No. CV/1704/2006: Chidi Onwuekweikpe and The Revenue Mobilization, Allocation and Fiscal Commission, delivered on 5th day of December 2006.

The Respondent instituted an action at the lower Court under the Undefended List Procedure claiming against the Appellant the following reliefs:-

"(1) The sum of ₦1,000,000.00 being outstanding professional/terminal bill for the Legal services rendered by the Plaintiff to the Defendant by representing and appearing for the Defendant at the High Court in Suit No. FHC/CS/348/2001 - Ajibola Johnson and 10 Others v. Revenue Mobilization, Allocation and Fiscal Commission and 2 Others.

(2) 10% Court interest rate on the Judgment.

(3) The cost of the action.

Judgment was delivered in favour of the Respondent in the sum of ₦1,000,000.00 (One Million Naira) plus 10% interest with …

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