Limitation period

Period of limitation cannot be extended by the court except where expressly provided for.

Abubakar v. Nasamu (No.1) [2012] 17 NWLR (Pt. 1330) 407 at 459-460, paras. H-A, per Adekeye, JSC:

“Where the limitation of time is imposed in a Constitution, Statute, Decree or Edict unless they make provision for extension of time, the courts cannot extend the time…”

Blogger’s Note:

A court cannot extend time in the absence of any provision for extension of time. To do otherwise would tantamount to acting outside its jurisdiction as well as usurping the powers of the legislature.
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