THE COURT OF APPEAL REPORTS (C.A.R.). The C.A.R. is a monthly Law Report based on the recondite Dictums of the 20 divisions of the Court of Appeal Nigeria. The C.A.R. comes in the Electronic Law Report and the Hard Copy texts of same quality content designed to satisfy both the Fast paced technological and non digital tastes/needs of legal proffessionals, scholars or intellectuals.
The Court of Appeal Reports is a must read for all Judges, Legal Practitioners and Law faculties as it exposes on a regular basis the recondite pronouncements of the Court of Appeal.
I am pleased and honoured to be requested by the Chief Editor to write a foreword on the Court of Appeal Monthly Law Reports. My happiness is twofold: First, it is the first time a Law Report will be published monthly based on the judgments from the 16 Divisions of the Court of Appeal and during my tenure as the President of the Court of Appeal. Secondly, the many recondite decisions of the Court which were never reported will now come to limelight.
I can state without any doubt, that the Court of Appeal is THE COURT - for as a major appellate court of the land, it hears and determines appeals on a wide variety of subject matters and such decisions are hardly or most often not challenged on appeal to the Supreme Court. These decisions being unchallenged are the law on their respective subject matters to be relied upon by courts of lower jurisdiction.
On a quarterly basis and averagely, a total number of about 400 appeals are decided by the 16 Divisions of the Court. Not more than 10 of these decisions get reported in the regular law reports, wherein judgments of the Supreme Court are reported alongside the judgments of the court.
The Court of Appeal Report is a must read for all Judges, legal practioners and the law faculties as it is on a regular basis and exposes the recondite pronouncements of the court. I congratulate the Chief Editor, Ikeazor Akaraiwe, and his team of editors for their efforts and industry and pray that the law report has come to stay
I unreservedly commend this report to judges, Lawyers, Scholars and students and all who may be interested in the advancement of justice.
President, Court of Appeal