African Law as a Major Legal System in the World: Peculiarities and Problematics

By Jesse Nwaenyo, Esq. ABSTRACT The sources of law in most African countries are customary law, the common law and legislation both colonial and post-independence. In...

Environmental Democracy: Concept, Importance & Locus Standi

Jesse Nwaenyo, Esq. ABSTRACT Basically, environmental democracy involves a tripartite reinforcing right that, while independently important, operate best in combination: the ability for people to freely...

Proof of Paternity in Nigeria

 By Amusan Tawfiiq ’Lekan  INTRODUCTION For several reasons— extending but not limited to social-political— there may be a need for a person to want to trace...

The Doctrine of Exhaustion of Rights in Trademark

By Emmanuel Otumala Intellectual property rights are monopolistic in nature and a right holder has the exclusive right to use and exclude others from using...

Subjugation of Africa’s Traditional Medicine to the English Rule and Doctrine: Looking Through the...

Qudus Adebola Alalafia Esq. Before the introduction of English rule, Africa had developed its methodology for treating a different kind of ailments. This methodology as...

Concurring Judgment of the Supreme Court in Pillars (Nig.) Ltd. Vs. Desbordes & Anor...

By Adolphus Nwachukwu INTRODUCTION The dispute between Landlords and Tenants or Lessor and Lessee has been on from time immemorial. It is a grudge war that...

The Danger of Abuse of Power to Punish for  Contempt: Inibehe Effiong’s Case in ...

By Mazi Afam Osigwe, SAN No case exemplifies the whimsical abuse of power by a judicial officer better than the order made by the Chief...

For Inibehe Effiong – By Prof. Chidi Odinkalu

“Democracy is a journey and the quality of the ride depends on what we collectively put into it. If we shut our ears and...

Impediments to Seamless Execution of Court Judgments: Any Way Out?

By Chief Mike A. A. Ozekhome, SAN, OFR, FCIArb, LL.M, Ph.D, LL.D INTRODUCTION The frustration experienced by all, especially the most well-heeled judgment–creditors in reaping the...

Superiority Debate Within the Nigerian Bar: Between “A Leader” and “The Leader”

By Sylvester Udemezue Dear Nigerian lawyer, please don't be misled; the undisputed Leader of the Nigerian Bar is the NBA President. NBA is the umbrella...