MOHAMMED LAWAL GARBA, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): By the Motion on Notice dated and filed on the 19th April, 2006, before the Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal, (Court below), the Appellant prayed for:-
"a) An order granting the Appellant herein extension of time within which to apply for leave to appeal against the ruling of the Federal High Court, Lagos per Honourable Justice E. O. Sanyaolu dated 7/4/2003 Suit No: FHC/L/CS/293/98.
b) An order granting leave to the Applicant herein to appeal against the said ruling dated 7/4/03 in the said suits and for leave to appeal on grounds of facts and/or mixed law and facts.
c) An order for extension of time within which to appeal against the ruling aforesaid and for such order or further orders as this Honourable Court may deem fit to make in the circumstances.
Dated this 19th day of April, 2006.”
The motion was supported by a 19 paragraphs Affidavit deposed to by a Legal Practitioner in the Chamber or Appellant's Counsel to whi…