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BERNARD OJEIFOR LONGE V. FIRST BANK OF NIG. PLC

(2010) JELR 23211 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.116/2007  •  5 Mar 2010  •  Nigeria

Coram
DAHIRU MUSDAPHER JSC; GEORGE ADESOLA OGUNTADE JSC; FRANCIS FEDODE TABAI JSC; IBRAHIM TANKO MUHAMMAD JSC; OLUFUNLOLA OYELOLA ADEKEYE JSC;

Judgement

GEORGE ADESOLA OGUNTADE, JSC (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The appellant was the plaintiff before the Federal High Court Lagos where on 4-07-02, he issued a Writ of Summons against the respondent as the defendant claiming the following reliefs:

"(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 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 legal consequence;

(iii) A declaration that any purported implementation of the said decision made by the Board on the 13th of June 2002 (including any appointment to the office held by theā€¦

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