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S.Y. EKE v. THE MIDWESTERN NIGERISA DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

(1968) JELR 91524 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC. 122/1968  •  15 Nov 1968  •  Nigeria

Coram
ADEMOLA, CHIEF JUSTICE, NIGERIA. COKER, JUSTICE, SUPREME COURT. MADARIKAN, JUSTICE, SUPREME COURT

Judgement

COKER, J.S.C. (Delivering the judgment of the Court):-

This ruling is concerned with an application by Sylvester Yesufu Eke for an order granting him:-

“leave to appeal to this honourable court against the judgment (in appeal No.M/13/67) of the High Court of Midwestern State, Nigeria, holding at Benin City given on the 31st January, 1968, or alternatively for an order granting extension of time to apply for such leave and for leave to appeal from the said judgment AND for such further order or orders as this honourable court may deem fit to make in the circumstances.”

On the 2nd July, 1968, counsel on behalf of the applicant moved the court in those terms. The application is supported by a number of affidavits sworn to by the applicant and/or his solicitor stating the facts relied upon for the application and exhibiting some documents. The documents consist of the judgment of the High Court which it is sought to appeal against, the grounds of appeal to the High Court and the proposed gro…

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