Gender remuneration gap in Nigeria: how to fix unequal pay at work

Discrimination at workplace is a topical issue which has become a workplace epidemic, deep rooted in the Nigerian labor and employment environment. According to Wikipedia, The gender pay gapor gender wage gapis the average difference between the remuneration for men and women who are working. What this means is that men are significantly paid a … Continue reading Gender remuneration gap in Nigeria: how to fix unequal pay at work

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Does the code of Conduct Tribunal have the Jurisdiction to try the CJN without the investigation and recommendation of the NJC?

Written by E. C MPI, Esq. The Federal Government among others is accusing the CJN of refusal to declare his assets in breach of the provision of the Code of Conduct Bureau Act. The CJN is also being accused of maintaining Domiciliary foreign currencies account which comprised Dollars Account, Pound Sterling Account and Euro Account … Continue reading Does the code of Conduct Tribunal have the Jurisdiction to try the CJN without the investigation and recommendation of the NJC?

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 … Continue reading PROPER PROCEDURE FOR DISMISSING AN EMPLOYEE IN NIGERIA

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

Tenant’s defence to unlawful eviction in nigeria.

There are lots of posts and articles with respect to how a landlord can lawfully evict a tenant from his premises. I did a post on that on this blog. However it is pertinent and fair to also write a post on how a tenant can protest an eviction that he or she deems unlawful. … Continue reading Tenant’s defence to unlawful eviction in nigeria.

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 … Continue reading HOW TO START YOUR OWN LAW FIRM IN NIGERIA.

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

How new tenants can avoid paying for electricity bill accrued former tenants in Nigeria.

Did you just move in to a new place as a tenant or know someone who did? Did you notice the exorbitant electricity bill given to you whereas you just moved into the new place. Many tenants have experienced this situation. The bill simply presented to you was accrued to the previous tenant who resided … Continue reading How new tenants can avoid paying for electricity bill accrued former tenants in Nigeria.

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

DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE AND THE PROOF OF IRRETRIEVABLE BREAKDOWN IN NIGERIA.

When parties contract a statutory marriage and exchange their vows to live together till death do them part. One would think this oath guarantees and ensures that parties live together forever no matter the circumstances. Notwithstanding exchange of vows by parties they can approach a competent court for dissolution of marriage when the marriage has … Continue reading DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE AND THE PROOF OF IRRETRIEVABLE BREAKDOWN IN NIGERIA.