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. …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

The effect of a subsequent marriage contracted before dissolution of the subsisting marriage was commenced and Completed.

The question above has come up a number of times for determination. Some people are of the view that after dissolution of a subsisting marriage, that the subsequent one contracted before dissolution of the former marriage is valid. Whilst a large number of people hold a deferring view. What is marriage? It is universally accepted …

The right to Cross examination: A fundamental bedrock of Fair hearing in Nigeria.

Cross examination is fundamental aspect of every trial to ensure justice in every case. Parties in every proceedings are given the right and chance to Cross examine an adverse witness in a case. This is to say that the strength or weakness of every case lies on cross examination. Cross examination is a rudimentary process …

CHALLENGES OF GARNISHEE PROCEEDINGS IN NIGERIA: A GUIDE TO AN EFFECTIVE ORDER

INTRODUCTION When a civil matter is before a court of competent jurisdiction, trial conducted, evidence given on both sides and the Judge gives his judgement, granting prayers sought in the claim in favour of a party against the other. The victorious party exuberates, ready to enjoy the fruits of his labour and collect the judgement …