Gender remuneration gap in Nigeria: how to fix unequal pay at work

Discrimination at workplace is a topical issue which has become a workplace epidemic, deep rooted in the Nigerian labor and employment environment. According to Wikipedia, The gender pay gapor gender wage gapis the average difference between the remuneration for men and women who are working. What this means is that men are significantly paid a … Continue reading Gender remuneration gap in Nigeria: how to fix unequal pay at work

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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 … Continue reading PROPER PROCEDURE FOR DISMISSING AN EMPLOYEE IN NIGERIA

Non-consensual release of explict contents of a party, leaks and the legal implications in Nigeria.

The use of Internet has so many advantages and when it is used for the wrong purpose, it can be catastrophic. For instance in cases of revenge porn, the Internet becomes an instrument of achieving such a catastrophic effect due to its capacity of making the explicit sexual content viral within minutes of its release. … Continue reading Non-consensual release of explict contents of a party, leaks and the legal implications in Nigeria.

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  stamp and seal or who have exhausted it elect to borrow stamp and seal from a … Continue reading Can a lawyer borrow and affix the NBA Stamp/Seal of another lawyer who did not sign the legal document?

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 … Continue reading PROCEDURE FOR TENDERING DOCUMENT THROUGH A WITNESS.

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 … Continue reading PROCEDURE FOR ADOPTING WITNESS STATEMENT ON OATH

Is the decision of a child on who should have custody absolute in Nigeria?

During proceedings on child custody, some people believe that it is the child who decides whether the mother should be in custody or the father. While this may play a pivotal role in determining Child custody. Such a decision by the child is not absolute and automatic. The court will still look at other considerations … Continue reading Is the decision of a child on who should have custody absolute in Nigeria?

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 … Continue reading Consumer Protection; Nigerians can successfully sue PHCN and contest bills.

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 … Continue reading HOW TO DISCREDIT THE TESTIMONY OF AN EXPERT WITNESS THROUGH CROSS EXAMINATION IN NIGERIA.

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. … Continue reading The thin line between burglary and house breaking in Nigeria.

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 … Continue reading What you should know about making a Will in Nigeria.

THAT SOCIETY IS FIXED WHICH MORALITY IS DEFINED. APPRAISE IN THE CONTEXT OF CRIMINALISATION IN THE SOCIETY.

Written by Mpi Elton Chizindu Esq. Ethics, morality and public morality have always influenced legal policies especially criminalisation in all societies. They are in fact the most important factors which sets social order and criminal law policies. Various legal systems have declared various acts as illegal and criminal for being against the principles of morality. … Continue reading THAT SOCIETY IS FIXED WHICH MORALITY IS DEFINED. APPRAISE IN THE CONTEXT OF CRIMINALISATION IN THE SOCIETY.