The essence of suits on the undefended list is for the quick dispensation of justice to the parties. Therefore upon service of a Writ of Summons in respect of a suit on the undefended suit on a defendant, the latter must deliver or file a Notice of Intention to Defend the suit and together with the said Notice, he must file an affidavit disclosing a defence on the merits and where the defendant fails to do so or act, then judgment may be entered against him as per the Writ of Summons without necessarily calling on the Plaintiff to formally prove his claim by calling witnesses to testify. See Ben Thomas Hotels Ltd, Sebi Furniture Co. Ltd (1989) 12 SCNJ 171, (1989) 5 NWLR (Pt. 123) page 523.
— P.O. Elechi, JCA. Onoeyo v UBN (2014) – CA/C/66/2007