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THE UNIVERSITY OF JOS & ORS V. AMURUCHE CHUKWUEMEKA ENWEREJI & ANOR

(1985) JELR 41881 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/J/10M/85  •  9 May 1985  •  Nigeria

Coram
MUHAMMED MUSTAPHA ADEBAYO AKANBI JCA; ABDUL GANIYU OLATUNJI AGBAJE JCA; MICHAEL EKUNDAYO OGUNDARE JCA;

Judgement

AKANBI, J.C.A. (Delivering the Lead Ruling): This is an application brought on behalf of the applicants praying the Court for an extension of time within which to apply for leave to appeal against the ruling of the Plateau State High Court in Suit No. NJ/208/1984 and for such further order or orders as the Court may deem fit to make. The reason for the delay in appealing within time is contained in paragraphs 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 of the affidavit filed in support of the application.

These paragraphs read as follows:-

7. "That I am informed by the 3rd Applicant whom I verily believe that the 2nd Applicant, Professor E.U. Emovon. Vice Chancellor of the 1st Applicant University has been travelling intermittently outside Jos since the ruling of 10th January 1985 aforesaid and has not been able to study the said ruling and its effect on the University administration.

8. That I am informed by Mr. Brown-Peterside aforesaid whom I verily believe that he has just received instructions to appeal …

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