USMAN DAN FODIYO UNIVERSITY, SOKOTO
V.
BALOGUN

(2006) JELR 57663 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/K/239/2002 ·  31 Mar 2006 ·  Nigeria
CORAM
BABA ALKALI BA'ABA JCA (Presided and Read the Lead Judgment) ABUBAKAR ABUDULKADIR JEGA JCA KUDIRAT M. OLATOKUNBO KEKERE-EKUN JCA
Core Terms Beta
1st respondent
learned trial judge
issue
federal high court
civil procedure
printed record
learned counsel
affidavit of service
30th december
2nd respondent
evidence act
provisions of order
appellant’s counsel
lower court
visitation panel
2nd respondent’s panel
case of the applicant
competence of the action
jurisdiction of the court
vide exhibit a
actual accrual date of the cause of action
chairmanship of the 2nd respondent
claim seekingto
claims of the applicant
court’s file
declaratory reliefs
employment of the appellant
interlocutory appeal
judicial service committee of delta state
leave of the federal high court
material times
members of the appellant
notices of preliminary objection
oral submission of the counsel
particulars of the date
peace of the appellant
retirement of the applicant
rulings of the federal high court
said grounds of appeal
said recommendation
senior counsel
separate notices of appeal
service of the appellant
services of the appellant
staff of the appellant
statement insupport ofthis application
support of the applicant
visitor relating

BA'ABA JCA (Delivering the Lead Judgment): This is an interlocutory appeal against the rulings of the Federal High Court presided over by Hon. Justice Lambo Akanbi, of the Federal High Court, Sokoto Division, in suit No. FHC/S/CS/10/2001 delivered on 1/6/2001 and 16/1/2002 respectively. The 1st respondent was until 30th December 2000, an academic staff in the employment of the appellant. Sometime in 1999, the visitor to the appellant constituted a visitation panel under the chairmanship of the 2nd respondent to look into all matters that will improve the learning and research environment and the well being of the students and staff of the appellant. In the course of carryingout his assignment, the 2nd respondent received memoranda from the members of the appellant’s communityincludingthirteen members of a self-styled associationof “senior academics”.

The 1st respondent was at all material times a member of this association. At the end of its assignment, the 2nd respondent’s panel iss…

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