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MR. BERNARD OJEIFO LONGE v. FIRST BANK OF NIGERIA PLC.

(2006) JELR 22865 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/L/492/2003  •  5 Jan 2006  •  Nigeria

Coram
ISA AYO SALAMI JCA; MUSA DATTIJO MUHAMMAD JCA; CLARA BATA OGUNBIYI JCA;

Judgement

SALAMI, JCA (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The plaintiff caused a writ of summons, dated 4th July, 2002, claiming eight reliefs, comprising four declaratory reliefs, an order for an injunction and three other damages in the alternative to be issued from the Federal High Court.

Pleadings were filed and exchanged. The claims of the plaintiff which eventually went to trial were adumbrated on the statement of claim as follows:-

"(i) A declaration that the defendant's Board of Directors cannot lawfully hold any meeting of the said Board without giving notice thereof to the plaintiff and accordingly all decisions taken at any such meeting is unlawful, invalid, null and void and incapable of having any legal consequence;

(ii) A declaration that in particular the decision of the defendant's Board of Directors held on the 13th of June, 2002 to revoke the plaintiff's appointment as Managing Director/Chief Executive is wrongful, unlawful, invalid, null and void and incapable of having any le…

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