A. M. MUKHTAR, J.S.C: (Delivering the Leading Judgment): In the Federal High Court holden in Ilorin, the 1st appellant sought the following reliefs in an application for judicial review:-
"(i) An Order of Certiorari to remove into this Honourable court for purpose of being quashed the decision of the respondents contained in a letter dated 19th February, 2003 ref. No. ML.JB/147/1176 refusing the registration of the applicants a Senior Staff Trade Union.
(ii) Order of Mandamus compelling the respondents to register the applicant as a Senior Staff Trade Union under the Trade Union Act Cap. 437 as amended.
(iii) Declaration that it is unconstitutional, illegal, unlawful and against the provisions of convention 87 and 89 of the International Labour Organisation for the respondents to refuse to register the applicant as a Senior Staff Trade Union.
(iv) Declaration that it is ultravires the powers of the respondents to refuse, or neglect to register the applicant as a Senior Staff Trade Uni…