UKWU & ORS
V.
BUNGE

(1997) JELR 45396 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.33/1991 ·  11 Jul 1997 ·  Nigeria
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Ukwu v. Bunge (1997) 8 NWLR (Pt.518)527
CORAM
MUHAMMADU LAWAL UWAIS Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria SALIHU MODIBBO ALFA BELGORE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria EMMANUEL OBIOMA OGWUEGBU Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria SYLVESTER UMARU ONU Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria YEKINI OLAYIWOLA ADIO Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
court
application
rule
extension of time
court of appeal rules
substantial reasons
proposed ground of appeal
reasons
court of appeal
3rd defendant
jurisdiction of the court
good cause
constitution of the federal republic of nigeria
final judgment
lack of jurisdiction
brief of argument
ground
high court
jurisdiction of the high court
prima facie
ruling of the ahoada high court
chieftaincy matter
following orders
issue of lack of jurisdiction
jurisdiction of the high court of rivers state
only ground of appeal
ruling of the court of appeal
behalf of the appellant
defence ought
delay tactics
following issues
granting leave
grant of such application
ground of res-judicata
interlocutory appeal
leading judgment
learned justices of the court of appeal
learned justices of the court of appeal exercise
misconception of law
necessary exercise
proposed grounds of appeal
reason of the facts
said judgment
second application
short time
s. m. a. belgore
substantive case
support of the application

E. O. OGWUEGBU, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an interlocutory appeal by the 3rd defendant against the ruling of the Court of Appeal, Port Harcourt Division dated 10th January, 1991. The 3rd defendant who is the appellant herein filed an application in the court below praying the court for the following orders:

"(i) An order pursuant to Order 3 Rule 4(1) of the Court of Appeal Rules, 1981, extending the time within which the 3rd defendant/ appellant/applicant is allowed to week leave to appeal against the ruling of the Ahoada High Court delivered on the 10th of July, 1981.

(ii) An order pursuant to order 3 Rule 4(1)of the Court of Appeal Rules, 1981, extending the time within which the3rd defendant/appellant/applicant is allowed to appeal against the ruling of the Ahoada High Court delivered on the 10th day of July, 1981.

(iii) An order pursuant to section 221 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1979 granting leave to the 3rd defendant/appellant…

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