PROPER PROCEDURE FOR DISMISSING AN EMPLOYEE IN NIGERIA

Written by Douglas Osikeimia. The making and breaking of relationships are events that make up human interactions; as such when the employee in a contractual relationship desires to bring to an end the contractual relationship that exists between it and any of its employees, what is the proper procedure to take? A dismissal is an …

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Non-consensual release of explict contents of a party, leaks and the legal implications in Nigeria.

The use of Internet has so many advantages and when it is used for the wrong purpose, it can be catastrophic. For instance in cases of revenge porn, the Internet becomes an instrument of achieving such a catastrophic effect due to its capacity of making the explicit sexual content viral within minutes of its release. …

Computer generated evidence:Admissibility of digital contents and photographs in Nigerian Proceedings.

The method of tendering and admitting a photograph in a judicial proceeding in Nigeria will be dependent on the type of photograph and whether it falls under computer generated evidence i.e digital photographs. For many years now, photographs have been admissible in evidence in Nigeria on proof that they are relevant to the issues involved …

Can a lawyer borrow and affix the NBA Stamp/Seal of another lawyer who did not sign the legal document?

The emergence of the NBA stamp and seal has made it mandatory for legal practitioners in Nigeria to affix their stamp and seal on documents they purport to prepare or sign. Sometimes lawyers who have not applied for their ┬ástamp and seal or who have exhausted it elect to borrow stamp and seal from a …

7 EFFECTIVE WAYS YOUNG LAWYERS CAN ATTRACT CLIENTS IN NIGERIA.

The RPC does not really favour young lawyers due to the fact that lawyers are restricted with respect to advertising and marketing themselves. Most professions advertises and solicits for work, even in the legal profession of some countries. However in Nigeria, the approach to this is different. Advertisement is a notice or display advertising a …

PROCEDURE FOR CONDUCTING SEARCH AT THE LAND REGISTRY IN NIGERIA.

The Land Instrument Registration Law of each State establishes a land registry for the State, where documents relating to land within the territory are kept, and it varies from one State to another. This is conducted where a lawyer acting on the instructions of the purchaser sends application to register of Deed or completes a …

HOW TO START YOUR OWN LAW FIRM IN NIGERIA.

A legal practitioner must ensure that markets exist for his service otherwise the purpose of establishing a law firm will be defeated. It used to be old law that every lawyer must undergo pupillage before they can open a law office. Thus a lawyer of less than 5 years post call was prohibited from engaging …

WHERE AND HOW A VALID CELEBRATION OF MARRIAGE IS CONDUCTED IN NIGERIA.

It is universally accepted that marriage, being a union of man and woman, involves two persons of opposite sex. Consequently, sex constitutes an essential determination of a marriage relationship. In order to establish the existence of a valid marriage, it must be proved that the persons involved are man and woman. A monogamous marriage in …

The effect of an affidavit or witness statement on oath without the swearing clause in Nigeria.

The swearing clause is a fundamental requirement of every affidavit or witness statement on oath. There have been instances where processes are filed without counsel inserting the oath clause. Is this omission a mere irregularity or fatal to the case? The oath Act 2004 provides that all Oaths must be in accordance with the oath …

PROCEDURE FOR TENDERING DOCUMENT THROUGH A WITNESS.

1. Witness is sworn on OATH by the court clerk/registrar. 2. Introductory questions are put to the witness such as; a. Tell the court your name b. what is your occupation? c. where do you live? etc. 3. Witness is asked if he made a written deposition before the court and he affirms. Counsel asks …