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TOMAS NIGERIA LIMITED & ORS v. HONOURABLE MINISTER OF WORKS AND HOUSING & ORS

(2000) JELR 42081 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/A/82/2000(R2)  •  5 Dec 2000  •  Nigeria

Coram
DAHIRU MUSDAPHER JCA; MUHAMMAD SAIFULLAHI MUNTAKA-COOMASSIE JCA; ZAINAB ADAMU BULKACHUWA JCA;

Judgement

MUSDAPHER, J.C.A. (Delivering the Lead Ruling): The Honourable Minister of Works and Housing has filed an appeal against the ruling of the trial Judge delivered in suit No.FHC/ABJ/CS/104/2000 on the 30th of June, 2000.

He has now filed a motion praying for:

"AN ORDER directing a departure from the rules of this honourable Court so that the appeal filed may be heard and determined on the bundle of documents filed herein and marked as 'Exh. MWH 1' in the affidavit of Afam Osuigwe Esq., and such additional documents as the parties be ordered or advised to file.

AN ORDER abridging the time for filing of briefs of argument in this matter.

An order for accelerated hearing of the appeal.

And SUCH FURTHER or other orders as this honourable Court may deem fit to make in the circumstances."

The learned Counsel for the 1st-25th respondents opposed the application and this court treated the motion filed in opposition to the application as a notice of preliminary objection and after hearing the pa…

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