ABUBAKAR JEGA ABDULKADIR, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the decision of Hon. Justice Valentine B. Ashi, of the High court of the Federal Capital Territory, sitting at Zuba, (hereinafter to be called the Lower Court), delivered on the 12th of April,2011.
The facts of this case, as can be gleaned from the Record of Appeal, are that the Respondent, (as Plaintiff at the Lower Court) by way of Originating Summons, claimed against the Appellant, who was the Defendant at the Lower Court, the following reliefs:
1) An order enforcing the arbitral award dated the 10th of June, 2010, pursuant to the contract between the parties herein dated the 3rd of September, 2004 and arbitral proceedings on disputes arising there under;
2) An order that the defendant bear the cost of this suit consisting of the cost of filing and the cost of the execution and legal fees of this suit in the sum of N5,000,000.00 (Five Million Naira).
3) And for such further or other orders…