RITA NOSAKHARE PEMU, J.C.A. (Delivering The Leading Judgment): This appeal is predicated upon an interlocutory ruling of Honourable Justice C. E. Archibong of the Federal High Court, No. 8, Ikoyi, Lagos, delivered on the 14th of March, 2011, which was in favour of the Respondents in this Appeal.
FACTS: Simply put, the Respondents (Applicants at the Lower Court) filed an application at the Lower Court, which application is dated 27th September, 2010, asking the court to recognize and grant them leave to enforce in the same manner as the Judgment of the Federal Court, the final Arbitration Award rendered in the United Kingdom in a dispute between the Appellants and the Respondents.
The learned trial Judge, after taking the application, found for the Respondents. In his Ruling, the lower court held inter alia
"...The Final Award of Arbitration proceedings...are recognizable by the court and enforceable... It shall be so enforced upon filing of a duty authenticated original award (sic) by…