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THE MINISTER OF PETROLEUM & MINERAL RESOURCES & ANOR. V. EXPO-SHIPPING LINE (NIG.) LTD.

(2010) JELR 33191 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.1/2003  •  30 Apr 2010  •  Nigeria

Coram
DAHIRU MUSDAPHER JSC; WALTER SAMUEL NKANU ONNOGHEN JSC; IBRAHIM TANKO MUHAMMAD JSC; CHRISTOPHER MITCHELL CHUKWUMA-ENEH JSC; OLUFUNLOLA OYELOLA ADEKEYE JSC;

Judgement

C. M. CHUKWUMA-ENEH, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the ruling of the Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal delivered on 9/12/2002 dismissing the applicants' /appellants' application by notice of motion brought pursuant to Order 3 Rules (2), (3), and (4) of the Court of Appeal Rules Cap.62 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria and Section 16 of the Court of Appeal Act seeking three reliefs to wit, firstly, for enlargement of time within which to seek leave to appeal against the judgment of the Federal High Court Lagos delivered on 13/12/2001 in the suit No.FHC/L/CS/510/96; secondly, leave to appeal against the said judgment and, thirdly, enlargement of time within which to appeal against the said judgment. The application is supported by an affidavit of four paragraphs. The respondent in opposing the application has filed a Counter-Affidavit of seven paragraphs. After hearing both parties through their respective counsel, the court below in a considere…

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