National Bank of Nigeria v. N.E.T. -1986 3 NWLR (Pt. 31) 667

PRINCIPLE OF LAW- WHETHER AN APPEAL IS SINE QUA NON TO THE GRANT OF AN APPLICATION FOR STAY OF PROCEEDINGS

The court held that for an application of this nature to be successful, the appeal must not be frivolous and the grounds of appeal must be valid and arguable. Where an appeal is filed out of time and there is no pending application for an extension of time, a court must take this into account and refuse the application.