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AHMADU MAKUN & ORS. v. FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, MINNA

(2011) JELR 44118 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.241/2002  •  24 Jun 2011  •  Nigeria

Coram
CHRISTOPHER MITCHEL CHUKWUMA-ENEH JSC; JOHN AFOLABI FABIYI JSC; OLUFUNLOLA OYELOLA ADEKEYE JSC; SULEIMAN GALADIMA JSC; BODE RHODES-VIVOUR JSC;

Judgement

O. O. ADEKEYE. J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the judgment of the Court of Appeal Abuja Division delivered on the 25th of April 2002. The appeal argued before the Court of Appeal Abuja Division was against the judgment of the Niger State High Court sitting at Minna in Suit No. NSHC/MN/57M93 delivered on the 13th day of August 1993.

The background facts of the case are that the appellants before this court as plaintiffs instituted an action at the Niger State High Court sitting at Minna in a representative capacity for themselves and on behalf of the entire members of Garatu, Gidan Kwano, Lunko, Ekpigi, Kwaida, Legbe and Bakin Pumpo villages that they are entitled to compensation for the acquisition of their entire land for public purpose, that is education, against the defendants now respondents in this appeal-the Federal University of Technology Minna, the Secretary of Land use and Allocation committee, the Director- General Lands, Survey And Town Pl…

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