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 … Continue reading Does the code of Conduct Tribunal have the Jurisdiction to try the CJN without the investigation and recommendation of the NJC?

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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

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 … Continue reading Computer generated evidence:Admissibility of digital contents and photographs in Nigerian Proceedings.

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?

The effect of an affidavit or witness statement on oath without the swearing clause in Nigeria.

The swearing clause is a fundamental requirement of every affidavit or witness statement on oath. There have been instances where processes are filed without counsel inserting the oath clause. Is this omission a mere irregularity or fatal to the case? The oath Act 2004 provides that all Oaths must be in accordance with the oath … Continue reading The effect of an affidavit or witness statement on oath without the swearing clause 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 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 … Continue reading How new tenants can avoid paying for electricity bill accrued former tenants 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.

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 … Continue reading PROCEDURE FOR ACQUIRING LICENCED FIREARMS IN NIGERIA.

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 … Continue reading Enforcing claims following trademark and passing off violations in Nigeria.

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 … Continue reading Challenges and admissibility of electronically generated evidence in Nigeria.

HOW TO INVESTIGATE TITLE TO LAND IN NIGERIA.

Everyday land transactions occur in Nigeria. Sometimes these lands are subject of dispute, or fraudulently sold to the purchaser even where there is an encumbrance on the said land. There are cases where a particular piece of land is sold to several persons and this causes dispute and litigation. Before purchasing piece of land, due … Continue reading HOW TO INVESTIGATE TITLE TO LAND IN NIGERIA.