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2020 Outlook: Hot Legal Practice Areas You Should Jump On

Being a lawyer means many things but the most paramount is that you are considered to be a learned fellow. Everybody expects you to be an expert at everything or at least know something about everything. To help you a bit, our esteemed writers’ cum legal experts and techies at LawPavilion have put together a…

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CAN THE IDENTIFICATION OF AN ACCUSED PERSON TO ONESELF WITHOUT DISCLOSING THE FACT TO ANOTHER PROPERLY SUSTAIN A CONVICTION?

CASE TITLE: IDOKO v. STATE (2019) LPELR-48957(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 9TH DECEMBER, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGE: AYOBODE OLUJIMI LOKULO-SODIPE, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on criminal law and procedure. FACTS This appeal is against the judgment of the High Court of Imo State, Owerri, which was delivered by Justice P.O….

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WHAT IS A PARTY RELYING ON TRADITIONAL HISTORY EXPECTED TO PLEAD AND PROVE WHEN ESTABLISHING HIS ROOT OF TITLE

CASE TITLE: ZAPHANIAH v. GARBA & ANOR (2019) LPELR-48930(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 9TH DECEMBER, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: LAND LAW LEAD JUDGE: ABDULLAHI MAHMUD BAYERO, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Land Law. FACTS This is an appeal against the decision of the High Court of Adamawa State. The Appeal originated from Zangra Area Court in Suit…

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WHETHER A PETITIONER CAN FRAME HIS GROUNDS FOR CHALLENGING AN ELECTION OUTSIDE THE GROUNDS PRESCRIBED BY LAW

CASE TITLE: WAYO & ANOR v. TYOUGH & ORS (2019) LPELR-48779(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 1ST NOVEMBER, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: ELECTION PETITION LEAD JUDGE: ONYEKACHI AJA OTISI, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Election Petition. FACTS This is an appeal against the judgment and orders of the National and State Houses of Assembly Election Tribunal sitting in…

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WAYS OF PROVING THE COMMISSION OF A CRIME

CASE TITLE: IWUOHA v. STATE (2019) LPELR-48797(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 1ST NOVEMBER, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGE: MOORE ASEIMO ABRAHAM ADUMEIN, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Criminal Law and Procedure. FACTS The appellant was the 3rd accused in Charge No. B/68C/2010 which was tried and determined by the High Court…

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IS POSSESSION OF A STOLEN ITEM PRIMA FACIE EVIDENCE THAT THE PERSON IN POSSESSION OF THE ITEM PARTICIPATED IN THE ROBBERY?

CASE TITLE: ONAKPORO v. STATE (2019) LPELR-48795(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 1ST NOVEMBER, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGE: MOORE ASEIMO ABRAHAM ADUMEIN, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Criminal Law and Procedure. FACTS This is an appeal against the decision of the High Court sitting in Delta State. The appellant was tried…

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Why Judges Are Visiting The LawPavilion Stand At The Ongoing All Nigeria Judges Conference in Abuja.

It’s a simple yet mind-blowing reason. We’re showcasing our latest technological innovation using Artificial Intelligence at this year’s All Nigeria Judges Conference themed Sustaining Democracy Through Effective and Efficient Administration of Justice. The LawPavilion Court Management System with AI is a super tech tool designed to meet the needs of today’s judges. With the Court…

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REQUIREMENT OF THE LAW WHERE THERE IS AN ALLEGATION OF CORRUPT PRACTICES AND SUBSTANTIAL NON–COMPLIANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE ELECTORAL ACT 2010 IN AN ELECTION

CASE TITLE: OGEDEGBE & ANOR v. OPUORU & ORS (2019) LPELR-48776(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 4TH NOVEMBER, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: ELECTION PETITION LEAD JUDGE: BIOBELE ABRAHAM GEORGEWILL, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on election petition. FACTS This is an appeal against the decision of the National and State Houses of Assembly Election Tribunal, Asaba, Delta State….

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REQUIREMENTS FOR VALID ARRAIGNMENT AND EFFECT OF NON-COMPLIANCE: INSTANCES IN WHICH THEY WILL BE HELD TO HAVE BEEN COMPLIED WITH

CASE TITLE: JUDGMENT DATE: 1ST NOVEMBER, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGE: JIMI OLUKAYODE BADA, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Criminal Law and Procedure. FACTS This is an appeal against the Judgment of Ogun State High Court, Ota. Appellant, and one Christopher Dibia were arraigned on a two-count charge…

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DOES A RELIEF SEEKING THE ENFORCEMENT OF A RIGHT AUTOMATICALLY BRING A COMPLAINT UNDER CHAPTER IV OF THE CONSTITUTION?

CASE TITLE: AMCON v. ASSOCIATION OF SENIOR CIVIL SERVANTS OF NIGERIA (TARABA STATE CHAPTER) (2019) LPELR-48782(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 6TH NOVEMBER, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: ENFORCEMENT OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS LEAD JUDGE: JAMES SHEHU ABIRIYI, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on the Enforcement of Fundamental Rights. FACTS This appeal is against the ruling delivered on 15th December,…

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