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 …

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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 …

The difference between church marriage under the Act and blessing of marriage in Nigeria.

Over the years people tend to confuse the meanng of church wedding and blessing of marriage. While some think they are one and the same, others think otherwise. Marriage is what the law recognises and if any celebration whatsoever is not in line with the provisions of the law, that marriage is said to be …

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 …

Enforcing claims following trademark and passing off violations in Nigeria.

The tort of passing off and trade mark infringement is very important in the life of a society. Individual person in a society has the right to life and the right to engage in any legal kind of economic activity to sustain the kind of life style that the individual has chosen. The law of …

What you should know about making a Will in Nigeria.

When a person dies, he lives behind all his assets and properties. In order to make a positive display of wishes and how his properties should be disposed after his death, he makes a will, which may also give additional directives as to his burial. This valid will confer authority on the executors to act …

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 …

How to become a member of a company in Nigeria.

There are various ways a person can become member of a company in Nigeria. Companies and Allied Matters Act regulates company activities in Nigeria and ways a person can become a member of a company. S. 79 of CAMA defined to include (1) The subscribers of the memorandum of a company shall be deemed to …