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Senate Seat: Ajimobi v. Balogun- Tribunal Set to Deliver Judgement

The Election Petition Tribunal panel on the National and State House of Assembly in Oyo State is reserve a date to deliver judgment on the petition by the All Progressives Congress, APC, challenging the result of the 2019 Oyo South Senatorial election declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. Adoption of written addresses Justice […]

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Distinguishing between Transocean, Seadrill Cases on Drilling Rig Vessel

By Oluwole Akinyeye The Court of Appeal in the recent judgment of Transocean Support Services Nigeria Limited & 3 Ors v Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency & 1 Or: Appeal No:CA/L/ 503/2016, held that drilling rigs cannot be deemed to be vessels for the purpose of the Coastal and Inland Shipping (Cabotage) Act, 2003 […]

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

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. […]

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

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 […]

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Requirements of the Law as regards the Exercise of the Powers of a Governor to grant Pardon

Pardon is a Federal or State Government’s decision to allow a person to be forgiven or absolved of guilt for a crime or other legal offence, as if the act never occurred. Amnesty is not a pardon. A pardon implies forgiveness, and amnesty indicates a reason to overlook or forget the offences, often political ones. Amnesty […]

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

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 […]

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Anatomy of CCT’s Ruling as It finds Justice Onnoghen guilty of Misconduct

The Code of Conduct Tribunal’s decision Thursday in Federal Government of Nigeria v. Onnoghen decisively puts to bed the preliminary objection, round of litigations over the prosecution of the former number one adjudicator. On Jurisdiction The Chairman of the Tribunal, CCT, Umar Danladi held that because Mr. Walter Onnoghen is not being charged as a […]

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

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 […]

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Court bars Computer Professionals Body from forceful Registration of Members

The Federal High Court, Ibadan division has barred the Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria, CPN, from forceful registration of information technology and computer services providers as members. Justice Nathaniel Ayo-Emmanuel delivered the judgement on February 1, 2019. The certified true copy was obtained on last Wednesday, wherein the Court held that the Act establishing […]

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Uncertified Record of Appeal: Supreme Court Ruling delivered by Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour in Abe v APC

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF NIGERIA HOLDEN AT ABUJA ON MONDAY 11TH FEBRUARY, 2019 BEFORE THEIR LORDSHIPS OLABODE RHODES-VIVOUR JUSTICE SUPREME COURT; OLUKAYODE ARIWOOLA JUSTICE, SUPREME COURT; AMIRU SANUSI. JUSTICE, SUPREME COURT; AMINA ADAMU AUGIE JUSTICE, SUPREME COURT ; SIDI DAUDA BADE JUSTICE, SUPREME COURT; SC,118/2019 BETWEEN SENATOR MAGNUS NGEI ABE & ORS……. APPELLANTS AND […]

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