DOES THE CODE OF CONDUCT TRIBUNAL HAVE THE JURISDICTION TO TRY THE CJN WITHOUT THE INVESTIGATION AND RECOMMENDATION OF THE NJC?

Written by E. C MPI, Esq. The Federal Government among others is accusing the CJN of refusal to declare his assets in breach of the provision of the Code of Conduct Bureau Act. The CJN is also being accused of maintaining Domiciliary foreign currencies account which comprised Dollars Account, Pound Sterling Account and Euro Account …

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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. …

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 …

7 EFFECTIVE WAYS YOUNG LAWYERS CAN ATTRACT CLIENTS IN NIGERIA.

The RPC does not really favour young lawyers due to the fact that lawyers are restricted with respect to advertising and marketing themselves. Most professions advertises and solicits for work, even in the legal profession of some countries. However in Nigeria, the approach to this is different. Advertisement is a notice or display advertising a …

WHERE AND HOW A VALID CELEBRATION OF MARRIAGE IS CONDUCTED IN NIGERIA.

It is universally accepted that marriage, being a union of man and woman, involves two persons of opposite sex. Consequently, sex constitutes an essential determination of a marriage relationship. In order to establish the existence of a valid marriage, it must be proved that the persons involved are man and woman. A monogamous marriage in …

Bringing a lawsuit against Nigerian police for brutality.

There is a saying that "police is your friend " in Nigeria. Most people do not believe in this popular phrase anymore due to police brutality they've witnessed or experienced. Often times the Nigerian police acts outside the confines of their power as enshrined in the police Act. They use their uniforms and weapons to …

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 …

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

Written by E.C MPI, 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 asked …

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 …