Procedure for adoption of a child under the Nigerian Legal system.

People have the right to adopt children or juveniles in Nigeria. Adoption process must be done in accordance with the law. The procedure provided in our laws are very stringent and there are certain restrictions placed on adoption in Nigeria. These measures are put in place for the protection and safety of the child. It …

Advertisements

HOW TO OBTAIN LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION IN NIGERIA.

There are occasions where a person dies intestate amassing a large amount of wealth acquired during his lifestlye which includes assets and monies in the bank without making a will or a valid will. This can cause conflict amongst the surviving relatives of the deceased as to who is entitled to manage and administer the …

How to recover your premises from a tenant in Nigeria

The challenge of recovering premises from a tenant is a quagmire every landlord can relate to in Nigeria. Evicting a tenant who is in lawful occupation must be done in accordance with the requisite landlord and tenancy laws. Some landlords have resorted to self help by taking actions such as locking the door of the …

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 …

GROUNDS FOR OBJECTING TO THE ADMISSIBILITY OF A DOCUMENT IN PROCEEDINGS IN NIGERIA.

Written by Mpi Elton Chizindu Esq When a witness is led in evidence in chief to tender a document, such a witness is referred to his deposition on oath and pointed to a place where he pleaded the document the document sought to be tendered. Counsel applies to show the document to the witness and …

THE EFFECT OF EVIDENCE OF A WITNESS WHO DIED BEFORE CROSS EXAMINATION OR PARTLY INTO CROSS EXAMINATION IN NIGERIA.

Written by Mpi Elton Chizindu Esq.   Cross examination is the examination of a witness by a party other than the party who calls him. S 214 (2)of the evidence Act 2011 as amended. Cross-examination must relate to relevant facts, but need not be confined to the facts to which the witness testified on in …

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 …

The Concept of date rape drugs, and the legal implications of rape in Nigeria.

Rape is a serious offence and it is a crime all over the world but definition and punishment differ from place to place. According to research rape cases are reported in the Western world than in Africa and Asia . For instance in Africa rape victims lack the courage to speak out or report their …

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 …

Consumer Protection in Nigeria under the Sale of Goods Law.

INTRODUCTION Effective regulation of manufacturers' activities and quality of consumer goods by relevant regulatory Agencies through the implementation of applicable laws is crucial to the regime of sustainable consumer protection. This is against the backdrop that the consumer's bargaining power is perpetually weakened by a number of factors among which is the fact that manufacturers …