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 …

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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 …