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CIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH A NO CASE SUBMISSION CAN BE MADE AND UPHELD

CASE TITLE: CHYFRANK NIGERIA v. FRN (2019) LPELR-46401(SC) JUDGMENT DATE: 18TH JANUARY, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: CHIMA CENTUS NWEZE, J.S.C. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT INTRODUCTION: This appeal borders on Criminal Law and Procedure. FACTS: This is an appeal against the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Lagos Division. Sometime in 2005, Frank Amah, the…

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EFFECT OF NON-COMPLIANCE WITH SECTION 19(1) OF THE AUCTIONEER LAW

CASE TITLE: BANK OF AGRICULTURE LIMITED v. ALHAJI AUDU ADE ALIYU (2019) LPELR-46351(CA) DATE: 15th day of January, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: MORTGAGE LAW LEAD JUDGMENT BY: BOLOUKUROMO MOSES UGO, J.C.A. FACTS OF THE CASE This is an appeal against the decision of the High Court of Plateau State. This suit was commenced in the High…

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THE DEFENCE OF PROVOCATION DOES NOT EXCULPATE AN OFFENDER FROM CRIMINAL LIABILITY

CASE TITLE: MATI MUSA v. THE STATE (2019) LPELR-46350(SC) PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW LEAD JUDGMENT BY: MUSA DATTIJO MUHAMMAD, J.S.C. DATE: 11th day of January, 2011 FACTS OF THE CASE This is an appeal against the decision of the Court of Appeal sitting in Kaduna.  By a charge dated 5th July, 2006, the appellant was…

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AMENDMENT OF NOTICE OF APPEAL: WHEN IT CAN BE DONE

CASE TITLE: AFOLABI FAJEBE & ANOR v. ISAAC ADEBAYO OPANUGA (2019) LPELR-46348(SC) DATE: 11th day of January, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: CIVIL PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT BY: KUMAI BAYANG AKA’AHS, J.S.C. FACTS OF THE CASE This is an appeal against the ruling of the Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos.  On 16th January, 2008, the Court of…

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NOMINATION AND SPONSORSHIP OF A CANDIDATE FOR ELECTION INTO A POLITICAL OFFICE

CASE TITLE: HON. MUSA MOHAMMED PALI v. HON. DR. MOHAMMED SANI ABDU & ORS (2019) LPELR-46342(SC) JUDGMENT DATE: 11TH JANUARY, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: ELECTORAL MATTERS LEAD JUDGMENT: EJEMBI EKO, J.S.C. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT INTRODUCTION: This appeal borders on Electoral Matters. FACTS: This is an appeal against the decision of the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja. The Appellant was…

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PROSECUTORIAL POWERS OF THE ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIMES COMMISION

CASE TITLE: FRANK AMAH v. FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA (2019) LPELR-46347(SC) JUDGMENT DATE: 11TH JANUARY, 2019. PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: KUDIRAT MOTONMORI OLATOKUNBO KEKERE-EKUN, J.S.C. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT INTRODUCTION: This appeal borders on Criminal Law and Procedure.   FACTS: This is an appeal against the decision of the Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos….

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INGREDIENTS OF THE OFFENCE OF RAPE

CASE TITLE: PC. SALISU MAMUDA v. THE STATE (2019) LPELR-46343(SC) JUDGMENT DATE: 11TH JANUARY, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: MUSA DATTIJO MUHAMMAD, J.S.C. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT INTRODUCTION: This appeal borders on Criminal Law and Procedure. FACTS: This is an appeal against the decision of the Court of Appeal sitting in Kaduna. The appellant who…

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THE APPLICATION OF STATUTE OF LIMITATION

  CASE TITLE: MACGREGOR ETENG OMINI & ORS v. YAKURR LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA & ORS (2019) LPELR-46300(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 11TH JANUARY, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: CIVIL PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: MUHAMMED LAWAL SHUAIBU, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT INTRODUCTION: This appeal borders on the application of statute of limitation.   FACTS: This appeal is against the judgment of the High Court of…

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CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT

CASE TITLE: CHIEF OTU GREGORY APPH & ORS v. MR. MATHIAS OTURIE (2019) LPELR-46301(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 11TH JANUARY, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: CONSTITUTIONAL LAW LEAD JUDGMENT: MUHAMMED LAWAL SHUAIBU, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT INTRODUCTION: This appeal borders on the enforcement of fundamental human right.  FACTS: This appeal is against the judgment of the High Court of Cross – River, sitting at Ogoja delivered…

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WHETHER A LAW LECTURER CAN ENGAGE IN PRIVATE PRACTICE

CASE TITLE: PLATEAU STATE UNIVERSITY, BOKKOS v. GRACE JOSEPH & ORS (2018) LPELR-46049(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 23RD NOVEMBER, 2018. PRACTICE AREA: CIVIL PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: BOLOUKUROMO MOSES UGO, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT INTRODUCTION: This appeal borders on Civil Procedure. FACTS: This appeal is against the ruling of the High Court of Plateau State, overruling the preliminary objection of appellant…

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