(2018) JELR 38924 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/L/775/2016 ·  9 Mar 2018 ·  Nigeria
TIJJANI ABUBAKAR Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria BIOBELE ABRAHAM GEORGEWILL Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria UGOCHUKWU ANTHONY OGAKWU Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
grounds of appeal
notice of appeal
fair hearing
university of lagos
proliferation of issues
leave of this court
preliminary objection
record of appeal
judgment of the court
notice of preliminary objection
international school
learned trial judge
leading judgment
breach of trust
lower court
claims of the respondent
competence of the appeal
decision of national industrial court
examination questions
purported termination of the appointment of the claimant
questions of fundamental right
said judgment
senate investigation panel
above issues
amended statement of facts
appellants defendants
brief statement of facts
conclusion trial
days of submission of the panel
different panels
gist of the case of the respondent
grounds of allegation of misconduct
hearing of this appeal
international school panel of investigation
issue of jurisdiction
national industrial court lagos
nature of a preliminary objection
order of court
preliminary investigation panel of the international school
purported finding of a senate committee
raise issues
requisite notice
senior counsel
support of the appeal
trial judge

BIOBELE ABRAHAM GEORGEWILL, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the National Industrial Court Lagos Judicial Division, Coram: K. I. Amadi J., in Suit No: NICN/LA/284/2012: H. U. Mbaso v. University of Lagos and Ors., delivered on 22/4/2016, in which the claims of the Respondent as Claimant were granted against the Appellants as Defendants.

The Appellants, who are the University of Lagos and its Governing Council and Members and staff were dissatisfied with the said judgment and had promptly appealed to this Court vide their Notice of Appeal filed on 18/5/2016 on two grounds of appeal at pages 519 - 522 of the Record of Appeal. The Record of Appeal was duly transmitted to this Court on 30/6/2016. The Appellants' brief was filed on 29/7/2016. The Respondent's brief was filed on 23/2/2017 but was deemed properly filed on 4/7/2017. The Appellants' reply brief was filed on 4/7/2017.

At the hearing of this appeal on 14/2/2018, Prof. Akin Ibidapo-Obe, learned se…

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