Bringing a lawsuit against Nigerian police for brutality.

There is a saying that "police is your friend " in Nigeria. Most people do not believe in this popular phrase anymore due to police brutality they've witnessed or experienced. Often times the Nigerian police acts outside the confines of their power as enshrined in the police Act. They use their uniforms and weapons to …

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GOVERNOR’S CONSENT, STAMPING AND REGISTRATION OF LAND INSTRUMENTS IN NIGERIA.

The general intendment of the Land Use Act is to expressly vests title, management and control of the use of land in the Governor and regulate the interest of the land holder by prescribing consent to alienate in all cases which involve subsequent transaction in land covered by a right of occupancy. Perfection of title …

Is the decision of a child on who should have custody absolute in Nigeria?

During proceedings on child custody, some people believe that it is the child who decides whether the mother should be in custody or the father. While this may play a pivotal role in determining Child custody. Such a decision by the child is not absolute and automatic. The court will still look at other considerations …

Consumer Protection; Nigerians can successfully sue PHCN and contest bills.

Most persons do not know they can sue Power holding company of Nigeria. Being oblivious of this fundamental right has given power holding company of Nigeria the impetus to infringe on consumers rights by illegal disconnections, inflation of price of bills and not Restoring power after a consumer has paid his bills. These acts are …

PLACES WHERE A WILL CAN BE KEPT FOR SAFE CUSTODY IN NIGERIA.

A will is a testamentary document made voluntarily and lawfully executed according to the Wills law by a person called the testator with a sound disposing mind on how his estate (real and personal) will be disposed upon his death. In other words, it is a directive of a person on how his things or …

HOW TO DISCREDIT THE TESTIMONY OF AN EXPERT WITNESS THROUGH CROSS EXAMINATION IN NIGERIA.

  In most trials in Nigeria, persons are called as witness to prove a particular set of facts in a case. These set of persons are called experts meaning that they are either skilled and knowledgeable at what they do. Some of these experts are medical doctors, scientists, surveyors etc. Most times lawyers cross examining …

The thin line between burglary and house breaking in Nigeria.

Burglary and house breaking are crimes in Nigeria with the same elements. The only distinguishing factor between the two is the time when it is committed. According to Wikipedia Burglary (also called breaking and entering and sometimes housebreaking) is an unlawful entry into a building or other location for the purposes of committing an offence. …

Can the court revoke the bail of Nnamdi Kanu upon the application of the attorney General of the Federation?

The constitution of Nigeria provides for bail of an accused person generally. The provision of bail is largely hinged on presumption of innocence. Bail is a constitutional right; S. 35(4), s35(5) and s36(5) of the Constitution of FRN 1999( as amended) on the right to personal liberty. Section 35(4) 1999 Constitution. However it is pertinent …

PROCEDURE FOR ACQUIRING LICENCED FIREARMS IN NIGERIA.

Due to high level of crime and insecurity in the country, citizens have started deeming it fit to atleast have a firearm in their homes to use for protection against armed robbers and other imminent dangers. the quest for private possession of firearm is on the increase. The possession of firearms is highly regulated so …

Challenges and admissibility of electronically generated evidence in Nigeria.

Today, everyday transactions are conducted on electronic platforms. And the law is adjusting to the growing trend of computers and electronic documents like emails. Documents produced by computers are an increasingly common feature of all businesses and more and more people are becoming familiar with uses and operation. Computers vary immensely in their complexity and …

The illegality of using Police to recover debts in Nigeria.

  Most of us are familiar with situations where a creditor engages the services of police or army to recover debts from debtors through means of arrest, torture or intimidation. This arrangement is reached between the police and the creditor and a percentage that will be payed to the police is agreed upon. This practice …

Analysis of Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act 2013 and Misconception of what it truly prohibits in Nigeria.

This write up was inspired by an incident between a lady and a Taxify driver in Lagos State. A Twitter user, Juicy J shared her experience with a Taxify driver in Lagos. According to her, she was left in shock after her Tips were squeezed by the driver when she told him she’s a lesbian. …