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The Senior Advocate of Nigeria: Pillar or Predator?

INTRODUCTION  The rank of the Senior Advocate of Nigeria (to be simply called “senior advocate” throughout this lecture) is about 43 years old, in...

Preparing for the Inevitable; The Utmost Need to Have a Will – Otomiewo E....

Sometimes I ask myself ‘What is the most essential thing that one can learn from Billy Graham’s death?’ Billy Graham often tackled the topic...

Person Seen Last with Deceased Bears Full Responsibility for His Death

FACTS This is a substantive appeal not interlocutory (as described in the Introduction of the respondent’s brief). It is against the Judgement of the...

Condition Precedent to the Exercise of Jurisdiction by the Investment and Securities Tribunal

PREAMBLE In the words of Abubakar Bashir Wali JSC (as he then was) in SHUGABA v. U.B.N. PLC (1999) LPELR-3068(SC), “It is well settled that...

Discretion of a Judge to Defer Determination of a Point of Law Raised by...

INTRODUCTION In Exxon Mobil Corporation 5959 Las Conilas Boulevard Irving Texas (USA) v. Archianga (JP) & Ors (2018) LPELR-44979(SC) Eko, J.S.C, in his own contribution...

Things a Party Relying on Improper Evaluation of Evidence as a Ground to set...

INTRODUCTION The law permits a party who is unsatisfied with a judgment of a Court (other than the Supreme Court) to appeal against such judgment,...

Whether a Party who did not Participate in a Political Party’s Primaries has the...

PREAMBLE The term locus standi was explained in LADEJOBI & ORS v. OGUNTAYO & ORS (2004) LPELR-1734 (SC) Per MUSDAPHER, J.S.C. (P. 20, Paras. D-E)...

A Final Written Address Filed Out of Time is not Incompetent

INTRODUCTION There are stipulations as to time frame within which certain acts are to be done in Court proceedings. There will, undoubtedly, be instances where...

Court Cannot Pick and Choose Which Portion of the Evidence of a Witness to...

INTRODUCTION When a person comes to court as witness and in giving his evidence, he spews both hot and cold, can the Court filter the...

Property Legislations Every Estate Agents Should Know – Bolaji Ramos

A Seminar Paper and Lecture Note presented by Bolaji Ramos at the Seminar of the Association of Estate Agents in Nigeria (AEAN) Lagos Chapter  Introduction: The...