Guidelines for Electronic Filing of Cases at the Court of Appeal and Election Petition Tribunals


In furtherance of earlier notices on the above subject matter, notice is hereby given that:

1. To reduce the time spent in argument in Court, learned Counsel should use their letterhead paper and clearly identify all relevant details such as:

a. Their names Clearly stating which party they are appearing for

b. Designation — Attorney General of the Federation, State Counsel, Senior Advocate, etc

c. Briefs — Clearly stating when the briefs are filed, what date with Appellant(s), Respondent(s) (where multiple parties) — each must be properly identified.

d. Processes: –

i. Respondent’s Notice — shall be properly identified by date of filling and date of the process.

ii. Preliminary Objection (if any).

e. Suit Number/Appeal No. — to be clearly stated.

f. Name of Party.

g. Date of Judgment and Court — example: Judgment of the Federal Capital Territory (FC) High Court Holden at Kado, or Judgment of the Kogi High Court Holden at Lokoja, or Judgment of the Federal High Court Holden at Ondo Town. Judgment of Federal High Court, State High Court, Industrial Court, etc indicating place of the Court.

h. Date Appeal was filed.

i. Date Records were transmitted (if any as stamped by the Court of Appeal Registry).

j. Reply Brief (if any).

k. Cross-Appeal/Cross Respondent.

l. Date of service — that is date on which process was received by the other party.

2. All these details shall be submitted electronically to the office of the Chief Registrar: for onward transmission and copies must be sent to the respective DCRs.

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3. The use of electronic channels of communication reduces the amount of talking and time expended over a matter in court.

Aliyu Ibrahim Esq.
Chief Registrar,
Court of Appeal.


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