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Case Review: Chief Great Ogboru V Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan 2014 (5) LEDLR – 22

Opening New Vistas in the Award of Costs


1.1        In our jurisprudence the award of costs is an integral parts of civil litigation as costs are usually awarded in favour of a party to compensate it for reasonable expenses incurred in the course of litigation particularly when such a person is successful either in the prosecution of defending either the whole litigation or part of the same, such as an application, motion, summons or other interlocutory proceedings...

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What then is jurisdcition?

It is apt for me to pose the vital question. What then is jurisdiction? It is said to be the authority which a court has to deciiide matters that are litigated before it or to take cognisance of matters presented in a formal way for its decision. Such authority of the court is controlled or circumscibes by a condition precedent created by a legislation which must be fulfillled before the court can enetertain the suit. it is power and authority of a court to hear and determine a juducial proceedings and poewer to render particular judgment in a cause of action.  FABIYI JSC Jide Aladejobi vs Nigerian Bar Association 2013


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