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 …

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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 …

Can a lawyer borrow and affix the NBA Stamp/Seal of another lawyer who did not sign the legal document?

The emergence of the NBA stamp and seal has made it mandatory for legal practitioners in Nigeria to affix their stamp and seal on documents they purport to prepare or sign. Sometimes lawyers who have not applied for their ┬ástamp and seal or who have exhausted it elect to borrow stamp and seal from a …

PROCEDURE FOR CONDUCTING SEARCH AT THE LAND REGISTRY IN NIGERIA.

The Land Instrument Registration Law of each State establishes a land registry for the State, where documents relating to land within the territory are kept, and it varies from one State to another. This is conducted where a lawyer acting on the instructions of the purchaser sends application to register of Deed or completes a …

PROCEDURE FOR TENDERING DOCUMENT THROUGH A WITNESS.

1. Witness is sworn on OATH by the court clerk/registrar. 2. Introductory questions are put to the witness such as; a. Tell the court your name b. what is your occupation? c. where do you live? etc. 3. Witness is asked if he made a written deposition before the court and he affirms. Counsel asks …

PROCEDURE FOR ADOPTING WITNESS STATEMENT ON OATH

  Distinction between affidavit and witness statement on oath. There has been a lot of confusion with respect to affidavits and written statement on oath hence the need to create an apt distinction. Affidavit evidence needs no adoption, unlike witness statement on oath i.e. once filed affidavit becomes evidence whereas witness statement on oath requires …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …