Commentaries

Whether Weapon Of Offence Must Be Tendered Before The Guilt Of An Accused Can Be Established

Be The First To Know By LawPavilion CASE TITLE:              EMMANUEL ELIJAH MATTHEW v. THE STATE (2021) LPELR-52831(CA) JUDGMENT DATE:    12TH FEBRUARY, 2021 JUSTICES:                   MOJEED ADEKUNLE OWOADE JCA JAMES SHEHU ABIRIYI JCA MUHAMMED LAWAL SHUAIBU JCA PRACTICE AREA:       Criminal Law and Procedure – Offence of Murder. FACTS: The Appellant, as the Defendant …

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INEC Polling Units And The Future Of Elections

By Reuben Abati Some of the major challenges bedevilling the electoral process in Nigeria, and thus abbreviating the integrity of democracy in the country include over the years: lack of access to polling units, the location of polling units in problematic parts, overcrowding, conflict, violence, the designation of places like shrines, mosques, churches and private …

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Effective Judicial System – A Catalyst For Economic Growth

By Kemi Pinheiro SAN, And Ogbonna Chukwumerije Introduction It is no news that the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) embarked on a two-month long strike action. The main grouse of JUSUN stemmed from the alleged refusal of the Executive arm of Government to comply with the provisions of Section 121 (3) the 1999 Constitution …

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Open Grazing: Buhari, Presidency And The Rest Of Us

By Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, SAN Very recently, President Muhammadu Buhari shocked many people with his multiple interviews, his many official outings and his addresses to the nation. However, it would seem that the President would have done better by maintaining his preferred silence than the seeming disaster of these outings, especially the media engagements. In retrospect, …

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Effect Of Incompetent Court Process Signed By A Law Firm

Holden at Abuja On Friday, the 22nd day of January, 2021 Before Their Lordships Nwali Sylvester NgwutaJohn Inyang OkoroChima Centus NwezeEjembi Eko (Dissenting)Uwani Musa Abba AjiJustices, Supreme CourtSC.254/2012 Between 1. Adekunle Ajibode2. Karimu Ajibode3. Chief Raimi Ajibode4. Chief M. A. Ajibode5. John Ayinde Appellants And 1. Dauda Gbadamosi2. Prince Sadiru Obalanlege3. Yisa Akinboyede4. Muraina Abatan …

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An Urgent Call For Establishment Of Fully Resourced NBA Disability Law Section

By Dr. Raphael Christopher Over 25 Million Nigerians are estimated to be disabled according to The World Health Organisation in their 2011 World disability Report. This is a sizeable chunk of our population estimated population of Nigeria of 211 million according to the latest UN data. This means that just over 11.5% of all Nigerians …

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Ways To Make The Transfer Of Judges Meaningful And Purposeful In Nigeria.

By Chief Malcolm Emokiniovo Omirhobo. I refer to the circulars dated the 16th day of March 2021 and the 5th day of May 2021 issued by the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria on the transfer of Federal High Court judges and state categorically that the transfer like other mass transfers in …

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The Rising Continuous Invasion On Nigerian Courts: Clarion Calls On Nigerian Government To Save Our Souls!

By Hameed Ajibola Jimoh Esq. The Court they say is ‘we lawyers office or farm’. Also, no one would watch his office being destroyed and or disrupted! The current rising continuous invasion on Nigerian Courts across the Federation (both superior and the inferior courts) has called for us as litigation lawyers or lawyers engaged in …

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The Judiciary: Now That The Strike Is Over

By Kesiena Igho Oghoghorie A collective sigh of relief is now audible across Nigeria following the suspension of the industrial action by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) which paralysed judicial activities across the federation for over two months. The industrial action was called by the JUSUN to demand for the implementation of financial …

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Nigeria’s Patients’ Bill of Rights: Reality vs. Hype

By Abubakar-D.-Sani Introduction The public optimism with which the introduction of a Bill of Rights for patients in Nigerian hospital was received, appears to have been somewhat dampened by the reality that, while the Bill is all very well on paper, its effective implementation or enforcement may be another kettle of fish altogether. This situation …

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Relationship Between Cybercrimes And Money Laundering Offences; Territorial Jurisdiction Of Court Examined

Be The First To Know By LawPavilion CASE TITLE:   SCALES OLATUNJI ISHOLA v. FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA (2021) LPELR-52838(CA) JUDGMENT DATE:    12th FEBRUARY, 2021 JUSTICES:          MOJEED ADEKUNLE OWOADE JCA JAMES SHEHU ABIRIYI JCA MUHAMMED LAWAL SHUAIBU JCA DIVISION:       CALABAR PRACTICE AREA:    Jurisdiction – Territorial Jurisdiction FACTS: The Appellant had been arrested by officials of the …

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NASS Can Enact A New Constitution (2)

By Afe Babalola SAN IN the previous edition, I examined Senator Ovie Omo-Agege’s argument of the irreplaceability of the 1999 Constitution against the antecedents of Nigeria’s constitutional overhaul since amalgamation; the pre- and post-independence constitutions, the effect of military incursion on these constitutions, and the eventual transition of power which birthed the current Constitution. One …

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Should Title To Land Be Proven By An Occupant Before An Action For Fundamental Rights Enforcement?

Be The First To Know By LawPavilion CASE TITLE:  GOVERNMENT OF ENUGU STATE OF NIGERIA & ORS v. SUNDAY ONYA & ORS (2021) LPELR -52688(CA) JUDGMENT DATE:     28th JANUARY, 2021 JUSTICES:                               AHMAD OLAREWAJU BELGORE JCA ITA GEORGE MBABA JCA JOSEPH OLUBUNMI KAYODE OYEWOLE JCA COURT DIVISION:                 ENUGU PRACTICE AREA:                   Constitutional Law – …

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Dear Employer, A Non-Disclosure Agreement May Not Save You: Lessons from iROKOtv.Com Ltd V Michael Ugwu

By Mofoluwawo Oluwapelumi One can safely say that the power which an employer wields over its employees, is as wide as the blue skies, as is necessary for protecting its business interests and as can be agreed to by the employee. However, while an employer may milk its powerful stance over the employee to any …

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COA Cases: Grounds For The Grant Of Declaratory Reliefs

By Legalpedia MR. UMOH EBENEZER THOMPSON V. MR. CHRYSS ESSIENsuit no: CA/C/12/2019 Legalpedia Electronic Citation: (2021) Legalpedia (CA) 18120. Areas Of Law: Action, Appeal, Court, Law Of Evidence, Practice And Procedure Summary Of Facts:The Appellant stated that sometime in early 2014 on two occasions at his residence, he lent N500, 000.00 and N360, 000.00 respectively …

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Possible RPC Violation: Prepaid Legal Service Nig. Ltd Advertises, Pledges Cost Of Legal Services As Low As N3k

*Says Flyer Was Not Photoshopped  The Prepaid Legal Services Nigeria Limited is offering legal services for as low as N3, 000. This seems to be contrary to section 8 of the Legal Practitioners Act which makes provision of legal services an exclusive preserve of legal practitioners and Rule 39 of the Rules of Professional Conduct …

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