OKUNOLA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against an unsigned and undated judgment of the High Court of Sokoto State (Sokoto Judicial Division) delivered in Suit No.SS/38/89 presided over by Omokri, J. on 2nd May, 1989. The action in the suit is for declaration of title in respect of a disputed piece of land between the parties. The plaintiff gave evidence and called one witness while the defendant rested her case on that of the plaintiff and chose not to address. Judgment was adjourned to 2nd May, 1989. In the records of proceeding signed by the Judge, the learned trial Judge wrote and I quote:
"COURT: Judgment for defendant, action dismissed."
The record also shows a reserved judgment unsigned and undated in which the court dismissed the plaintiff's claim for lack of merit. Dissatisfied with this judgment, the plaintiff appealed to this Court on 3 grounds. He later sought and obtained leave to file a fourth one. Both parties filed their briefs of argument.