JURISDICTION OF THE SUPREME COURT - WHETHER THE SUPREME COURT HAS JURISDICTION TO HEAR MATTERS FROM THE DECISION OF THE TRIAL COURT  

 

Gbenga Babawibe
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28/08/2019 10:59 am  
“This court has no jurisdiction to determine an appeal emanating from the decision of the trial Court. The constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria provides that, this Court shall have jurisdiction to the exclusion of any other court in Nigeria to hear and determine Appeals from the court of Appeal. Section 233(1) of the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria 1999 provides:

‘’The Supreme Court shall have jurisdiction, to the exclusion of any other court of law in Nigeria, to hear and determine Appeals from the Court of Appeal.’’

On this very clear and unambiguous provision of the Constitution, see Attorney General Of Oyo State & Anor vs. Fairlakes Hotel Ltd.SC.169/1986 delivered on December 2,1988. 

PER S.D BAGE, J.S.C IN THE CASE OF PETER ESSI V. NIGERIA PORTS PLC; LER(2018) SC.63/2006

 


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