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ATTORNEY-GENERAL OF RIVERS STATE V. ATTORNEY-GENERAL OF BAYELSA STATE & ANOR.

(2012) JELR 33983 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.106/2009  •  10 Jul 2012  •  Nigeria

Coram
DAHIRU MUSDAPHER JSC; MAHMUD MOHAMMED JSC; FRANCIS FEDODE TABAI JSC; JOHN AFOLABI FABIYI JSC; OLUFUNLOLA OYELOLA ADEKEYE JSC; SULEIMAN GALADIMA JSC; BODE RHODES-VIVOUR JSC;

Judgement

SULEIMAN GALADIMA, J.S.C: (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The Plaintiff, the Honourable Attorney-General of Rivers State (hereinafter, where necessary, abbreviated as the "R.S") commenced an action on behalf of the Government of his State, pursuant to the original jurisdiction conferred on this Court by Section 232 (1) of the 1999 Constitution, against the Attorney-General of Bayelsa State (hereinafter abbreviated as "B.S") and the Attorney-General of the Federation, as defendants respectively.

Pleadings were settled, duly filed, exchanged and subsequently amended. In Plaintiff's amended Statement of Claim in paragraph 77 thereof the reliefs sought against the defendants are as follows:

"1. DECLARATION that the purported boundary between the Plaintiff State and the 1st Defendant State as shown in the 11th Edition of the Administrative Map of Nigeria does not represent the correct boundary between the Plaintiff State and the 1st Defendant State.

2. DECLARATION that the correct bound…

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