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TERMS AND RELATIONSHIP OF A CONTRACT ARE THE BEDROCK OF ANY CASE

CASE TITLE: TAYLEK DRUGS CO. LTD v. ONANKPA (2018) LPELR-45882(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 1ST NOVEMBER, 2018 PRACTICE AREA: LABOUR LAW LEAD JUDGMENT: JUMMAI HANNATU SANKEY, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT INTRODUCTION: This appeal borders on Labour Law. FACTS: This is an appeal against the decision of the National Industrial Court, Makurdi Division, sitting at Makurdi. The Respondent, a Pharmacist, was…

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AN ADMINISTRATIVE BODY ACTING IN A QUASI-JUDICIAL CAPACITY MUST CONDUCT ITS INQUIRY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRINCIPLES OF NATURAL JUSTICE

CASE TITLE: BOKO v. NUNGWA & ORS (2018) LPELR-45890(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 2ND NOVEMBER, 2018 PRACTICE AREA: ELECTORAL MATTERS LEAD JUDGMENT: JOSEPH EYO EKANEM, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT INTRODUCTION: This appeal borders on Electoral Matters. FACTS: This appeal is against the judgment of the Federal High Court, Makurdi. The appellant, a member of the 2nd respondent, contested the 2nd…

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IT IS MORALLY DESPICABLE FOR A PERSON WHO HAS BENEFITED FROM AN AGREEMENT TO TURN ROUND AND SAY THAT THE AGREEMENT IS NULL AND VOID

CASE TITLE: HOTEL & CATERING SERVICES LTD v. UNCLE T. FURNITURE CO. (NIG) & ANOR (2018) LPELR-45887(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 1ST NOVEMBER, 2018 PRACTICE AREA: CONTRACT LEAD JUDGMENT: JUMMAI HANNATU SANKEY, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT INTRODUCTION: This appeal borders on Law of Contract. FACTS: This is an appeal against the Judgment of the High Court of Benue State, Makurdi….

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ARE LIMITATION LAWS APPLICABLE TO CUSTOMARY LAW OR ACTIONS TO RECOVER LAND HELD UNDER CUSTOMARY LAW ?

CASE TITLE: ZANGYE v. TUKURA (2018) LPELR-45889(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 2ND NOVEMBER, 2018 PRACTICE AREA: LIMITATION LAW LEAD JUDGMENT: JUMMAI HANNATU SANKEY, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT INTRODUCTION: This appeal borders on Limitation of Action. FACTS: This is an appeal against the decision of the High Court of Nasarawa State, setting aside the decision of Grade 1 Area Court, New…

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PRINCIPLES GUIDING THE AWARD OF GENERAL AND SPECIAL DAMAGES

CASE TITLE: DANIEL v. AKPERAN ORSHI COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, YANDEV (2018) LPELR-45888(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 1ST NOVEMBER, 2018 PRACTICE AREA: CIVIL PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: JUMMAI HANNATU SANKEY, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT INTRODUCTION: This appeal borders on Award of Damages. FACTS: This appeal is against the Judgment of the High Court of Benue State, Gboko. The Appellant, a student in…

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IT IS THE POLITICAL PARTY, NOT THE CANDIDATE, THAT CONTESTS AND WINS AN ELECTION

CASE TITLE: OZOMGBACHI V. AMADI & ORS (2018) LPELR-45152(SC) PRACTICE AREA: ELECTORAL MATTERS HEADING:  IT IS THE POLITICAL PARTY, NOT THE CANDIDATE, THAT CONTESTS AND WINS AN ELECTION LEAD JUDGMENT: EJEMBI EKO, J.S.C. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT INTRODUCTION: This appeal borders on Electoral Matters FACTS:  This is a consolidated appeal. The two appeals originated from suit…

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AN APPEAL DISMISSED FOR APPELLANT’S FAILURE TO FILE BRIEF OF ARGUMENT CANNOT BE RELISTED

CASE TITLE: ALI ALABA INT’L LTD & ANOR V. STERLING BANK (2018) LPELR-44903(SC) PRACTICE AREA: APPEAL HEADING: AN APPEAL DISMISSED FOR APPELLANT’S FAILURE TO FILE BRIEF OF ARGUMENT CANNOT BE RELISTED LEAD JUDGMENT: AMIRU SANUSI, J.S.C. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT INTRODUCTION: This appeal borders on relisting of appeal dismissed for failure of appellant to file brief…

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TO CONFER JURISDICTION ON THE INVESTMENTS AND SECURITIES TRIBUNAL, A MATTER MUST FIRST BE HEARD BY THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

CASE TITLE: OKOROCHA V. UBA BANK & ORS (2018) LPELR-45122(SC) PRACTICE AREA: INVESTMENTS AND SECURITIES TRIBUNAL HEADING: TO CONFER JURISDICTION ON THE INVESTMENTS AND SECURITIES TRIBUNAL, A MATTER MUST FIRST BE HEARD BY THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION LEAD JUDGMENT: AMIRU SANUSI, J.S.C. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT INTRODUCTION: This appeal borders on the Jurisdiction of the…

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CONDITIONS TO BE PLEADED AND PROVEN WHEN RELYING ON TRADITIONAL HISTORY AS ROOT OF TITLE

CASE TITLE: NUHU V. ZAKAR & ORS (2018) LPELR-45632(CA) PRACTICE AREA: LAND LAW HEADING: CONDITIONS TO BE PLEADED AND PROVEN WHEN RELYING ON TRADITIONAL HISTORY AS ROOT OF TITLE LEAD JUDGMENT: HABEEB ADEWALE OLUMUYIWA ABIRU, J.C.A.  SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT INTRODUCTION: This appeal borders on Land Law. FACTS: This appeal is against the judgment of the…

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THE EXPIRATION OF THE TERM FOR WHICH AN ELECTION WAS CONDUCTED DOES NOT OUST THE JURISDICTION OF THE COURT TO DETERMINE THE PRE-ELECTION MATTER

CASE TITLE: NWOBODO v. ENUGU STATE INDEPENDENT ELECTORAL COMMISSION (2017) LPELR-42782(CA) PRACTICE AREA: ELECTORAL MATTERS HEADING: THE EXPIRATION OF THE TERM FOR WHICH AN ELECTION WAS CONDUCTED DOES NOT OUST THE JURISDICTION OF THE COURT TO DETERMINE THE PRE-ELECTION MATTER LEAD JUDGMENT: HELEN MORONKEJI OGUNWUMIJU, J.C.A SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT INTRODUCTION: This appeal borders on Electoral…

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