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CASE REVIEW: Whether the Decision in IBRAHIM v. ADETUTU (2019) has Dislodged the Principle in BENJAMIN v. KAILO (2017) on Admissibility of Unregistered Registrable Land Instruments in Nigeria

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Major Discussants: * ✅ FESTUS O. AGBO ESQ ✅ SYLVESTER UDEMEZUE (udems) Cases in Focus: Abdullahi v Adetutu (2019) LPELR-47384 (SC); and Benjamin v Kailo (2018) 15 NWLR (PT. 1641) 38)(SC). FESTUS AGBO: Good morning, learned colleagues. May we be guided on the position of law on admissibility and effect of unregistered registrable land instrument. […]

Cases

In ABDULLAHI v. ADETUTU, Supreme Court Departs from BENJAMIN v. KAILO on Admissibility of Unregistered Registrable Instruments

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A Legal Practitioner, Sylvester Udemezue, has drawn the attention of the TheLoyal Nigerian Lawyer to an April 12, 2019 judgement of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in ABDULLAHI V. ADETUTU(2019), which appears to have departed from the earlier judgement of the same court in BENJAMIN V. KAILO (2017) on Admissibility of Unregistered Registrable Land Instruments. […]

Cases

‘Dismissal must be Justifiable’– Justice Ogbuanya, differentiates Concept from Termination

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Lagos– The National Industrial Court, NIC, has held that an employer is not at liberty to dismiss an employee without justifiable reason and due process must be observed. Justice Nelson Ogbuanya held that the standard remains the same, whether in statutory employment or master/servant employment governed by common law. His Lordship made the pronouncement while […]

Cases

Elements that must be Present for the Defence of Accident to Succeed

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In AMAO vs. THE STATE(2018)LPELR-441­67(CA), the Court of Appeal held thus: “The Appellant put up an unconvincing defence of accident, provocation and self defence. The Appellant never gave details of these defences to avail him of the guilt. Accident, in law, is defined as an event that just happened unexpectedly without planning or anticipation usually […]

Cases

In a Wrongful Dismissal Matter Failure to tender Employment Letter, Terms of Service fatal to the Case

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Justice Rakiya Haastrup of the National Industrial Court on Tuesday struck out a suit filed against the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, as the claimant could not prove that his dismissal was unlawful due to failure to tender the employment letter. The claimant, Suleyman Sanni had prayed the court to declare his dismissal unlawful […]