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Assault on Olakunle Karimu: Court Rules Young Lawyer’s Presence in Office to Demand Arrears ‘Unauthorised’, Holds Former Principal ‘not Liable for Police Actions’ |Full Judgment in Karimu v. Olawore

The High Court of Lagos has ruled that a young lawyer who was brutalised by the Police [called in by his former principal] cannot hold his ex boss liable for the assault meted on him. Recall that on June 29, 2018, a video recording went viral, depicting Olakunle Karimu Esq being assaulted by men of the […]

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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

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. […]

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PI&D v. FG: The 6 Questions to Ask by AGF Abubakar Malami SAN

It is to be noted that while we are willing and ready to negotiate and meet the terms of agreements reached with all genuine investors which have done business or are still doing business with Nigeria on mutually beneficial terms, we will not allow fraudulent local and foreign collaborators to rip off the resources of […]

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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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