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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AN INDIVIDUAL SHOULD NOT BE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST BY REASON OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF HIS BIRTH

  HEADING: AN INDIVIDUAL SHOULD NOT BE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST BY REASON OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF HIS BIRTH CASE TITLE: ADUBA & ORS v. ADUBA (2018) LPELR-45756(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 12TH OCTOBER, 2018 PRACTICE AREA: CIVIL PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: ITA GEORGE MBABA, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT INTRODUCTION: This appeal borders on Administration of Estate of a deceased person.   FACTS: This is…

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DISCRETION BEING JUDICIAL MUST BE EXERCISED JUDICIALLY AND JUDICIOUSLY ON SUFFICIENT GROUNDS

  HEADING: DISCRETION BEING JUDICIAL MUST BE EXERCISED JUDICIALLY AND JUDICIOUSLY ON SUFFICIENT GROUNDS CASE TITLE: LAGOS STATE GOVT & ANOR V. BENEFICIAL ENDOWMENT LTD (2018) LPELR-45779(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 30TH OCTOBER, 2018 PRACTICE AREA: CIVIL PROCEDURE  LEAD JUDGMENT: UGOCHUKWU ANTHONY OGAKWU, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT   INTRODUCTION: This appeal borders on Civil Procedure.     FACTS: This is…

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CAN THE CRIMINALITY INVOLVED IN AN ACT DEPRIVE A PARTY OF MAINTAINING AN ACTION TO ENFORCE HIS FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT?

HEADING: CAN THE CRIMINALITY INVOLVED IN AN ACT DEPRIVE A PARTY OF MAINTAINING AN ACTION TO ENFORCE HIS FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT CASE TITLE: NPF & ORS v. OMOTOSHO & ORS (2018) LPELR-45778(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 30TH OCTOBER, 2018 PRACTICE AREA: FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN RIGHT LEAD JUDGMENT: UGOCHUKWU ANTHONY OGAKWU, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT INTRODUCTION: This appeal borders on the Enforcement of Fundamental…

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HOW THE COURT DETERMINES THE ISSUES BEFORE IT, WHERE A CONTRACT INVOLVES SEVERAL DOCUMENTS

HEADING: HOW THE COURT DETERMINE THE ISSUES BEFORE IT WHERE A CONTRACT INVOLVES SEVERAL DOCUMENTS CASE TITLE: ETUK V. HERITAGE BANK PLC (2018) LPELR-45777(CA)   JUDGMENT DATE: 30TH OCTOBER, 2018   PRACTICE AREA: CIVIL PROCEDURE   LEAD JUDGMENT: UGOCHUKWU ANTHONY OGAKWU, J.C.A.   SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT INTRODUCTION: This appeal borders on Civil Procedure.     FACTS: This is an…

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