JIMI OLUKAYODE BADA, J.C.A. (Delivering Lead Ruling): This is an application dated the 25th day of July, 2007 and filed on 30th day of July, 2007 in which the Appellant/Applicant prayed for the following orders:-
"(1) An order for extension of time within which to apply for leave to appeal against the decision of the High Court of FCT, Abuja in Suit No. FGT/CV/604/05 delivered on 31st July, 2006.
(2) An order granting leave to the Applicant to appeal against the said decision.
(3) An order for extension of time within which the Applicant may file his Notice and Grounds of Appeal.
And for such further or other orders as the Honourable Court may deem fit to make in the circumstances."
The application is supported by an affidavit of 20 paragraphs, pertinent paragraphs of which are 3 - 17 reproduced as follows:-
"(3) That judgment in default of pleading in Suit No.FCT/HC/664/05 was delivered on 31st July, 2006 by Hon. Justice U. K. Bello of Abuja High Court.
(4) That I was informed by Mo…