Jurisdiction of the Federal/State High Court with Respect to Simple Contract

PREAMBLE It was expressed by the Supreme Court per OKORO, J.S.C. delivering the leading judgment of the Apex Court in IKPEKPE v. WARRI REFINERY &...

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...

Who Can Prepare and Sign a Direct Criminal Complaint at the Magistrate Court

PREAMBLE It was submitted before the Court of Appeal Ilorin Judicial Division that by Section 143 of the Criminal Procedure Code Law of Kwara State...

Whether a Law Lecturer can Engage in Private Practice

CASE TITLE: PLATEAU STATE UNIVERSITY, BOKKOS v. GRACE JOSEPH & ORS JUDGMENT DATE: 23RD NOVEMBER, 2018. LEAD JUDGMENT: BOLOUKUROMO MOSES UGO, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT INTRODUCTION: This appeal borders on Civil Procedure. FACTS: This...

Whether the Recorder of Confessional Statement must be called to Tender the Statement in...

PREAMBLE It was submitted before the Apex Court, that, the Police Officer who recorded the confessional statement of an accused person, must be called as...

Public Officers Protection Act/Law cannot be Invoked to Protect Fraudulent Public Officials

Preamble “It is not, and cannot be the intention of the law to compensate dishonest public officers with statutory protection that defeats the essence of...

NWLR This Week: Visiting Error of Counsel on Litigant, Rules, Exceptions, Applications

Parties:      Dr. Samuel U. Isitor v. Mrs. Margaret Fakorede Appeal No: SC/364/2007 Court:         Supreme Court IBRAHIM TANKO MUHAMMAD, J.S.C. (Presided) MARY UKAEGO PETER-ODILI...

What Happens where Both Parties Laying Claim to a Land Fail to Prove Title...

INTRODUCTION It is the law, that for a person to be entitled to the legal ownership of a land, he has to establish his root...

The Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015 (ACJA)

INTRODUCTION The Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015 (ACJA) is unmistakably the hottest Law in Nigeria presently and it is without doubt due to its...

Essentials of Malicious Prosecution

Preamble In the words of ELECHI, J.C.A. while delivering the leading judgment in this extant appeal, “for a claimant to succeed in an action for...