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REV. SEGUN ADEMOLA ALLI v. NATIONAL UNIVERSITIES COMMISSION & ANOR

(2018) LPELR-44361(SC)

In The Supreme Court of Nigeria

On Friday, the 20th day of April, 2018

SC.642/2013(R)


Before Their Lordships

OLABODE RHODES-VIVOUR Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria

MARY UKAEGO PETER-ODILI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria

JOHN INYANG OKORO Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria

AMIRU SANUSI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria

SIDI DAUDA BAGE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria


Between

REV. SEGUN ADEMOLA ALLI - Appellant(s)

AND

NATIONAL UNIVERSITIES COMMISSION & ANOR - Respondent(s)


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Summary

INTRODUCTION:
This is a Ruling on an application for setting aside of a Ruling and relisting an appeal.
FACTS:
The applicant, by motion on notice filed on 31/3/2016, prayed the Supreme Court for the following orders:
"1. An order of this Court setting aside the Ruling delivered on Monday, 29th February, 2016 in this appeal.

2. An order of this Court directing this appeal to be relisted for hearing on the merits.

3. And for such further order or orders as this Court may deem fit to make in the circumstances."

The applicant sought the setting aside of the Ruling of the Court of the 29th February, 2016 on the ground that it was given without jurisdiction. The contrary view of the 1st respondent was that, what the applicant wants done through another way is a review of the Ruling of the Supreme Court regularly made on the said date. The application was supported by a 31-paragraph affidavit and written address. ???The 1st respondent filed a counter affidavit along with a written address.

ISSUES:
The single issue for determination in the application is:
"Whether the application is not a gross abuse of the processes of this Court and if the applicant is entitled to the reliefs he seeks."

DECISION/HELD:
In the final analysis, the application was dismissed.


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