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ABOLADE M & ORS v. MESSRS CHEVRON NIGERIA LIMITED & ANOR

(2017) JELR 37606 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/L/1076M/2014(R)  •  27 Oct 2017  •  Nigeria

Coram
MOHAMMED LAWAL GARBA JCA; YARGATA BYENCHIT NIMPAR JCA; UGOCHUKWU ANTHONY OGAKWU JCA;

Judgement

MOHAMMED LAWAL GARBA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Lead Ruling): By this application filed on the 17th November, 2014, the Applicants pray the Court for the following relief: -

(1) AN ORDER extending the time within which the Applicants may appeal against the decision of the Hon. Justice M. O. Obadina sitting at the High Court of Lagos State, Lagos Judicial Division, contained in the Ruling delivered on the 2nd day of July, 2014 in Suit No:LD1388/2009.

(2) AND FOR SUCH FURTHER ORDER OR OTHER ORDERS as this Honourable Court may deem fit to make in the circumstances."

The grounds set out for the application are: -

"(1) That by the combined effect of Section 25 of the Court of Appeal Act, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 and Section 241(1) (a) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, time within which the Applicants may appeal against the decision of the High Court of Lagos in the said Suit, has elapsed.

(2) The Applicants have found themselves in a quagmire as a result of…

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