BELGORE, JSC (Delivering the Lead Judgment): This is an application
by the appellants/applicants praying for:
Waiver of the Rules of this court so that documents which the applicants compiled be used for the purpose of the appeal this Court.
Further proceedings in Court ofAppeal in the appeal No. CA/
L/121/1999 be stayed pending the hearingof the appeal in this court. ii . Abridgment of time to file parties’ brief of argument.
Accelerated hearingof the appeal in this court.
The application is supported by an affidavit and also an affidavit ofverification of documents. It is however pertinent to set out the reasons deposed to in the affidavit in support of the application which is as follows:-
AFFIDAVIT IN SUPPORT
“ I, Tumi Aluko-Olokun, male Christian, Nigerian and a legal practitioner of NM 5 Lokoja Road, Kaduna do hereby make oath and state as follows:
That I am one of the counsel in the law firm ofB. Aluko- Olokun and Co., solicitors for the appellant in this case.
2. That I am conversant…