PAUL ADAMU GALINJE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Lead Ruling): By a motion on notice dated 11th January 2007 and filed on even date, the applicants sought for the following reliefs: -
1. Extension of time within which to file Notice of Appeal against part of the judgment of the Federal High Court (Coram Mohammed J.) dated 3rd May, 2006.
2. An order deeming the Notice of Appeal already filed and served as being properly filed and served.
3. Such further order or other orders as this Honourable Court may find fit to make.
The motion is supported by an 11 paragraphs affidavit deposed to by the applicant himself. Exhibited to the affidavit are a certified true copy of the judgment against which the applicant is seeking to appeal and the proposed grounds of appeal, which are marked exhibits A and B respectively.
Applicant's further affidavit in support of the motion herein is dated and filed on the 7th of October 2007.
The Respondent filed a counter affidavit of seven paragraphs. The counter aff…