UME & ORS.
V.
NIGERIA RENOWNED TRADING COMPANY LTD.

(1997) JELR 40287 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/E/89M1/96 ·  10 Apr 1997 ·  Nigeria
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Other Citations
Ume v. Nigeria Renowned Trad. Co. Ltd. (1997) 8 NWLR (Pt.516)
Ume v. Nigeria Renowned Trad. Co. Ltd. (1997) 8 NWLR (Pt. 516) 344
CORAM
OKAY ACHIKE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria NIKI TOBI Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria EUGENE CHUKWUEMEKA UBAEZONU Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
application
applicant
motion
rule
counter-affidavit
senior advocate
court of appeal rules
similar application
stay of proceedings
court process
applicants
counter affidavits
date of the refusal
lower court
similar purpose
supreme court
14-paragraph counter
2nd respondent
39-paragraph affidavit
3rd day of april
above case
administrative judge
appellate court
appropriate time
arguable points of law
combined effect of the constitutional provision
constitutional provision
determination of the appeal
dismissal of a matter
following circumstances
high court onitsha
interlocutory matter
jurisdiction of the court
jurisdiction of the lower court
lead ruling
light of the word
matter of fact
mr. b. o. anyaduba
mr. g.r.i. egonu
order of the onitsha high court
paragraph affidavit
paragraph counter-affidavit
prescribed period
process incompetent
relevant paragraphs of the counter-affidavits
respect of the motion
senior advocate of nigeria
submissions of the applicant
suit no.0
support of the relevant motion

TOBI, J.C.A. (Delivering the Lead Ruling): The dispute which has given rise to the motion has come a long way. It commenced from the High Court Onitsha, and got to the Supreme Court. It is making a repeat journey or trip. I need not tell the full story in this interlocutory matter. That has to wait probably, till the appropriate time. For now, I have to deal with the application brought by the applicant, Chief Dr. F. Ejike O. Ume. It is for stay of proceedings "in Suit No.0/403/92 pending the determination of the appeal against the-order of the Onitsha High Court contained in the ruling of His Lordship Hon. Justice C.J. Okoli on the 3rd day of April 1995 refusing to hear two motions which, inter alia, challenged the jurisdiction of the court and striking them out without hearing the applicants."

Moving the application in person, Chief Dr. Ume, in his own right as Senior Advocate of Nigeria, relied on Section 6(6)(b) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1979, Order 3…

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