ACTION – CONDITION PRECEDENT – Importance of fulfilling condition(s) precedent to the assumption of jurisdiction by Court

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“The law is trite that where a Statute or Rules of Court prescribe a condition precedent to the assumption of jurisdiction, that condition precedent must be fulfilled before there is jurisdiction. A case must therefore come before the Court only when initiated by due process of law and upon fulfillment of any condition precedent to the exercise of jurisdiction. See Shugaba v. U.B.N. Plc (1999) LPELR – 3068 (SC), (1999) 11 NWLR (Pt.627) 459; Drexel Energy & Natural Resources Ltd & Ors v. Trans International Bank Ltd & Ors (2008) LPELR-962 (SC), (2008) 18 NWLR (Pt.1119) 388.” Per ADAMU JAURO, JSC in AGUMA v. APC & ORS (2021-LCER-40458-SC) (Pp 49 – 50 Paras D – A)

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