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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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Counterfeit and Fake Drugs and Unwholesome Processed Food (Miscellaneous Provision) Act (Amendment) Bill, 2015

INTRODUCTION: The Senate, on Thursday, November 3, 2016 passed into law Counterfeit and Fake Drugs and Unwholesome Processed Food (Miscellaneous Provision) Act 2004 LFN (Amendment) Bill, 2015 (S.B. 55) after it scaled through the third reading stage. The Bill was sponsored by Sen. Biodun Olujimi (Ekiti South). According to its long title, the bill is…

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Public Procurement (Amendment) Bill, 2016

INTRODUCTION The Senate on Thursday 16TH of June, 2016 passed the Public Procurement Act 20‎07 (amendment) bill 2016 into law. The bill which is explained by its long title to be a bill for an Act to amend the Public Procurement Act to provide for and adopt Local Content Policy and timely completion of procurement…

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Lagos State Property Protection Law

Lagos State Property Protection Law, 2016

INTRODUCTION Anybody that has had dealing(s) in the real estate sector in Nigeria, particularly in the urban areas like Lagos and its environs will know the numerous ‘dirts’ and ‘risks’ associated with land acquisition and development. Prominent among the hazards that bewitch the process of land acquisition and ownership in Nigeria is the menace of…

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Mr. Ope Olugasa during his Presentation at the NBA 2016 AGC

LawPavilion Launches the First Legal Analytics Software in Africa at the 56th Annual General Conference of the NBA In Port-Harcourt

With a penchant for spearheading innovations in the legal technologies industry in Nigeria and Africa, LawPavilion has commercially unveiled a brand new Legal Analytics software dubbed “LawPavilion Prime®”. Times are changing, technology is impacting human interaction and businesses in more ways than one, and legal practice is evolving amidst all of these advancements. Ope Olugasa,…

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The 2016 NBA-AGC garnered a lot of interest and curiosity arising from the fact that the conference would witness a transition of office in the bar and the excitement of visiting the beautiful city of Port-Harcourt. The Augustine Alegeh SAN led NBA team organised a mind-blowing, widely educative and entertaining 55th edition of the AGC…

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Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, delivering his Keynote Address at the WORDS IN GOLD Judicial Awards Event in Abuja

Keynote Address of His Excellency, the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo SAN, GCON at the “WORDS IN GOLD” Judicial Awards

FULL TRANSCRIPT: Keynote Address of His Excellency, the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo SAN, GCON at the “WORDS IN GOLD” Judicial Awards held on July 12, 2016 at the Sheraton Abuja Hotel, FCT, Abuja The former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Honorable Justice Muhammed Lawal Uwais; Honorable Justice Dahiru Musdapher,…

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Sexual Harassment in Tertiary Educational Institutions Prohibition Bill, 2016

INTRODUCTION The bill titled sexual harassment in tertiary educational institutions prohibition bill, 2016 is sponsored. The long title of the bill introduced it as a bill for an act to make provision for the prohibition of sexual harassment of students by educators in tertiary educational institutions and for matters connected therewith, 2016. The overall objective…

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