NEED FOR THE PRINCIPLE OF FAIR HEARING TO BE INVOKED WITH EVERY SENSE OF SERIOUSNESS AND IN APPROPRIATE SETTINGS

CASE TITLE: GOVERNOR OF IMO STATE & ORS v. E.F. NETWORK (NIG) LTD & ANOR (2019) LPELR-46938(SC) JUDGMENT DATE: 8TH MARCH, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: CIVIL PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: OLUKAYODE ARIWOOLA, J.S.C. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Civil Procedure. FACTS This is an appeal against the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Owerri Division in…

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WHAT NOVATION OF CONTRACT ENTAILS

CASE TITLE: OSUMILI & ANOR v. CNPC/BGP INTERNATIONAL (2019) LPELR-46950(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 14TH MARCH, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: CONTRACT LEAD JUDGMENT: SAMUEL CHUKWUDUMEBI OSEJI, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Contract. FACTS This is an appeal against the judgment of the High Court of Delta State sitting in Bomadi Division and delivered on the 15th…

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THE DOCTRINE OF LAST SEEN AND THE EXTENT OF ITS APPLICATION

CASE TITLE: STATE v. SUNDAY (2019) LPELR-46943(SC) JUDGMENT DATE: 8TH MARCH, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: JOHN INYANG OKORO, J.S.C. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Criminal Law and Procedure. FACTS This appeal is against the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Calabar Division delivered on 17th January 2013 wherein the…

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WHO CAN INSTITUTE AN ACTION IN COURT TO COMPLAIN ABOUT THE CONDUCT OF A POLITICAL PARTY PRIMARIES

CASE TITLE: MARAFA & ORS v. DAN ALHAJI & ORS (2019) LPELR-47012(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 25TH MARCH, 2019  PRACTICE AREA: ELECTORAL MATTERS LEAD JUDGMENT: TOM SHAIBU YAKUBU, J.C.A.  SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Electoral Matters. FACTS This is an appeal against the Ruling and Judgment of the High Court of Zamfara State delivered by Shinkafi J,…

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BENEFITS OF SOCIAL MEDIA (1)

Effective Tips for Your LinkedIn Profile

If you don’t have a LinkedIn account yet, go create one fast (linkedin.com) and let’s get the ball rolling. If you think your LinkedIn setup is not good enough, here’s an opportunity for an overhaul. Below is a list of 19 best LinkedIn profile tips that cover everything from crafting a stunning summary to selling your…

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BENEFITS OF SOCIAL MEDIA FOR LAWYERS

How New Wigs and Independent Practitioners can Harness the Benefits of Social Media

To varying degrees, our level of participation on social media and other online communities is influenced by how generally conservative or liberal we are with personal and professional information. Nevertheless, and irrespective of our views, almost everyone today is aware of how the rise of social media has fundamentally changed how we all communicate in…

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POSITION OF THE LAW ON THE HEARING OF AN INTERPLEADER SUMMONS

CASE TITLE: OBUMSELI & ANOR v. UWAKWE (2019) LPELR-4693 JUDGMENT DATE: 8TH MARCH, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: CIVIL PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: JOHN INYANG OKORO, J.S.C. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Civil Procedure. FACTS This is an appeal against the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Enugu Division delivered on the 16th day of October, 2008…

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APPLICATION OF RETROSPECTIVE CONSTRUCTION TO THE PROCEDURE AND PRACTICE OF THE COURTS

CASE TITLE: ZUBAIR v. KOLAWOLE (2019) LPELR-46928(SC) JUDGMENT DATE: 8TH MARCH, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: CHIEFTAINCY MATTERS LEAD JUDGMENT: KUDIRAT MOTONMORI OLATOKUNBO KEKERE-EKUN, J.S.C. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Chieftaincy Matters. FACTS This is an appeal against the decision of the Court of Appeal, Ilorin, upturning the decision of the Kwara State High Court. The…

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GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF THE LAW RELATING TO CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY

CASE TITLE: GIWA v. ANZAKU (2019) LPELR-46880 (CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 6TH MARCH, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: LAND LAW. LEAD JUDGMENT: JOSEPH EYO EKANEM, J.C.A.  SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Land Law. FACTS This appeal is against the judgment of the High Court of Nasarawa State holden at Keffi delivered on 14/12/2012 by Aboki, J. ​The…

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POSITION OF THE LAW ON THE APPLICATION OF A PARTICULAR FORM OF MEDICAL TREATMENT ON A CHILD

CASE TITLE: ESABUNOR & ANOR v. FAWEYA & ORS (2019) LPELR-46961(SC) JUDGMENT DATE: 8TH MARCH, 2019  PRACTICE AREA: MEDICAL LAW LEAD JUDGMENT: OLABODE RHODES-VIVOUR, J.S.C.  SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Medical Law. FACTS The 1st appellant, a child of one month old was rushed to the Chevron Clinic by his mother, the 2nd appellant.  Dr…

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