RIGHT OF APPEAL – PERIOD WITHIN WHICH AN APPELLANT CAN EXERCISE HIS RIGHT OF APPEAL
“Appellant is duty bound to exercise his right of appeal by filing the Notice of Appeal within the thirty days prescribed in section 27(2)(b) of the Act (supra). If he fails to file the notice within the period prescribed he has to seek as obtain leave pursuant to Section 27 (d) of the Act (supra). Appellant failed to file his initiating process within the time allowed by law and proceeded to file same out of time and without leave of court. This is one instance where a preliminary objection can terminate the appeal at the threshold. See Okorocha vs. PDP & ors (294) LRCN 70 which applied the case of Suni vs. Okene L.G. Traditional Council (2008) 164 LRCN 117 at 152”.
PER W.S.N. ONNOGHEN, C.J.N in FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA V ADEYANJU BODUNDE LER SC.736/2015 https://legalpediaonline.com/christian-soronnadi-anor-vs-aruji-durugo/