Ogelegbanwei (for himself and on behalf of the Oporoza community) and 52 others v President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and others

Constitutional law – Foreign sovereign state. The Queen's Bench Division ordered that a Nigerian judgment, which awarded the claimants special damages for the equivalent of approximately £400m, be registered against the third defendant as a judgment in the Queen's Bench Division. However, the court dismissed the claimants' application to register the judgment against the first and second defendants, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Attorney General of the Federation respectively, where, on the true construction of the State Immunity Act 1978, the first and second defendants were immune from the jurisdiction of the court.

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