“Jurisdiction is the lifeblood of any adjudication. It is the foundation of every cause or matter before a Court of law. It is a matter of strict law donated by the Constitution and statutes. Jurisdiction can also be described as the authority of a Court to entertain a matter brought before it. See:Shitta-Bey Vs A.G. Federation & Anor. (1998) 10 NWLR (Pt. 570) 392: Aribisala Anor. vs Ogunyemi & Ors. (2005) 6 NWLR (Pt 921) 212: Utih VS Onoyivwe & Ors. (1991) 1 NWLR (Pt. 166) 166: Umanah vs Attah (2006) 17 NWLR (Pt. 1009) 503.” Per KEKERE-EKUN, JSC in APC & ORS v. ESIEC & ORS (2021-LCER-40460-SC) (Pp 33 – 34 Paras F – B).

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