IBRAHIM SHATA BDLIYA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The appellant as plaintiff instituted suit No. FHC/MG/CS/70/2005 at the Federal High Court, Maiduguri Division, (herein referred to as the lower court) against the respondent (as defendant) by a writ of Summons which he sought the following reliefs:
"Whereof the Plaintiff claimed against the Defendant:
(a) A Declaration that the purported termination of the Plaintiff's Appointment with the Defendant is against the Defendant's rules and regulations, illegal, unconstitutional and therefore null and void.
(b) An Order reinstating the Plaintiff back to his position as a Senior Assistant Registrar with the Defendant.
(c) An Order directing the Defendant to pay the Plaintiff all his outstanding entitlements from the purported date of termination of his Appointment till judgment is delivered including his withheld salaries during the period of suspension.
(d) One Million Naira (N1, 000.000) damages for wrongful termination of …