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APPROPRIATE WAY TO REQUEST FOR FACILITIES FOR DEFENCE FROM THE OTHER PARTY

      NWEKE v. STATE (2017) LPELR-42103(SC) PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW INTRODUCTION Generally, when a party wants to tender a document which is in the possession of the adverse party, a ‘notice to produce’ is served on the party in possession of the document requiring him to produce those documents or paper for the court’s…

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Medical Evidence: Instances Where Medical Evidence May Be Dispensed With 

ABBAS MUHAMMAD V. THE STATE (2017) LPELR-42098(SC) PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW INTRODUCTION It is often the practice that in proving the death of a deceased person in homicide cases, prosecution adduce evidence as to the cause of death of the deceased by presenting medical evidence as to the cause of death and also call on…

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The Court Has No Business With Intra-party Issues!

UFOMBA v. INEC & ORS (2017) LPELR-42079(SC) PRACTICE AREA: ELECTION PETITION  INTRODUCTION In a recent judgment delivered on Friday, 7th April, 2017, Clara Bata Ogunbiyi, J.S.C. in the Leading Judgment described the matter at hand as “an intra-party affair.”- a concept that has been defined to mean “A dispute between members of the party inter…

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The Propriety of the Court of Appeal Sitting on Appeal Over its Own Judgment

ABDULRAHMAN ABUBAKAR & ANOR v. SENATOR AIDOKO ALI USMAN & ORS (2017) LPELR-41915(SC) FACTS: This appeal borders on Election Petition. On the 28th day of March, 2015, INEC conducted National Assembly Election for Kogi East Senatorial District and the 1st appellant herein contested as candidate of the 2nd appellant whilst the 1st respondent herein contested…

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Nigerian Senate Repositions Criminal Justice, Passes Criminal Justice Bill

The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday passed into law the Criminal Justice Bill, which would ensure dispensation of justice in the country. The Bill was first presented in 2005 and has been adopted by the Lagos State Government and has been amended once. Earlier in the week at the National Judicial Institute in Abuja during a…

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Recently amended Laws of the Federation of Nigeria

PENSION REFORM ACT, 2014 The Pension Reform Act 2014 (the Act) was signed into Law on 1 July 2014 by the President. The Act repeals the Pension Reform Act No.2, 2004 and would continue to govern and regulate the administration of the Uniform Contributory Pension Scheme for both the Public and Private Sectors in Nigeria….

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