TIJJANI ABDULLAHI, J. C. A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the decision of the Ilorin Division of the Federal High Court, Coram C. Nnamani J., delivered on the 21st day of June 2006. The present Respondent as Plaintiff at the lower court instituted an action against the present appellant seeking for:
a) A DECLARATION that the Defendant is statutorily obliged to grant degrees to persons who have pursued a course of study approved by it and satisfied such other requirements as it may lay down.
b) A DECLARATION that it is illegal for the Defendant, either, directly or surreptitiously, to require any person to satisfy any requirement as to religious or political persuasion to be or continue to be a student and the holder of any degree of the Defendant-University.
c) A DECLARATION that the Plaintiff, having pursued and completed a course of study for the award of a B.Sc. Degree in Statistics, and also satisfied all other requirements prescribed by the Defen…