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(1985) JELR 46507 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.149/1983(-R) ·  12 Jul 1985 ·  Nigeria
Other Citations
Sodipo v. Lemminkainen Oy (1985) NWLR (Pt.8) 547
Sodipo v. Lemminkainen Oy (1985) 2 NWLR (Pt. 8) 547
GEORGE SODEINDE SOWEMIMO Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria MOHAMMED BELLO Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria ANDREWS OTUTU OBASEKI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria ANTHONY NNAEMEZIE ANIAGOLU Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria ADOLPHUS GODWIN KARIBI-WHYTE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria CHUKWUDIFU AKUNNE OPUTA Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria KAYODE ESO Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria

Ratio Decidendi

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11th february
13th may
24th april
months period
trial judge
final address
constitutional issue
learned trial judge
final judgment
grounds of appeal
suo motu
17th march
issue of illegality
addresses of counsel
judgment of the high court
24th march
amended grounds of appeal
exchange control act
ground of appeal
high court of lagos
judgment of the federal court of appeal
said judgment
25th february
circumstances of this case
date of the final address
dominion flour mills ltd.
high court of lagos state
a. n. aniagolu
available evidence
brief of argument
court take
date of any further addresses
first address of 11th february
following questions
foreign exchange control act
fresh address
full court
illegal contract
later judgment of this court
leading judgment
livinus mbadugha
messrs. kehinde sofola
only material point of dispute
portion of section
public policy
said defendant
second address of 24th april
supporting affidavit

A. N. ANIAGOLU, JSC (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This judgment deals with the constitutional issue raised in ground 8 of the amended grounds of appeal and is limited to it.

On 25th February 1985, upon an application to this Court made by the appellant for extension of time within which to further amend his grounds of appeal; to add a ground of appeal which raised a constitutional issue, and to amend his Brief of Argument by adding a new paragraph 1, this Court granted the application and ordered

"(1) that the appeal be adjourned for hearing before a full court on a date to be fixed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria;

(2) that the application for extension of time within which to amend the grounds of appeal and for leave to file and argue the additional ground of appeal and to file further brief to cover the additional ground be hereby granted;

(3) that the Appellant be at liberty to file all the necessary papers within 14 days from today; and

(4) that ₦25 (twenty-five naira) cos…

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