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NATIONAL HEALTH ACT 2014

The National Health Act 2014 is an act of parliament which was passed into law by the National Assembly of Nigeria. It has the aim of providing a framework for the regulation, development and management of a National Health System and set standards for rendering health services in Nigeria. It has a commencement date of…

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On Your Fingertips: Simple Principles on How to Endorse Court Processes

Many funny practices occur in chambers when we want to file legal documents. Especially when counsel is racing against time to make the filings. A recurring mistake I have observed from going through years and years of law reports is a failure to properly endorse, sign or frank court processes. Let me quickly share some…

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WHAT A PETITIONER MUST SHOW TO PROVE SUBSTANTIAL NON-COMPLIANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE ELECTORAL ACT AND APPROVED GUIDELINES

 CASE TITLE: ADESINA & ANOR v. INEC & ORS (2019) LPELR-48662(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 14TH OCTOBER, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: ELECTION PETITION LEAD JUDGE: NONYEREM OKORONKWO, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on election petition. FACTS The Petitioners/appellants filed a petition before the trial Tribunal and challenged the election and return of the 2nd respondent in respect…

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EFFECT OF FAILURE OF A LEGAL PRACTITIONER TO SIGN A WRIT OF SUMMONS

CASE TITLE: FAOBO & ANOR v. NDUKWE & ANOR (2019) LPELR-48560(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 30TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: CIVIL PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGE: IBRAHIM SHATA BDLIYA, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Civil Procedure. FACTS This is an appeal against the judgment of the Kwara State High Court of justice in suit No: Kws/73/2017, delivered…

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HOW TO QUESTION THE LAWFULNESS OF VOTES CAST IN AN ELECTION

CASE TITLE: FIJABI & ANOR v. INEC & ORS (2019) LPELR-48660(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 14TH OCTOBER, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: ELECTION PETITION LEAD JUDGE: JIMI OLUKAYODE BADA, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on election petition. FACTS This is an appeal against the Judgment of the National and State House of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal, Ibadan, Oyo…

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LAWPAVILION FLASH ESSAY COMPETITION – third prize winner

THIS ESSAY IS THE THIRD PRIZE WINNING ARTICLE IN THE LAWPAVILION FLASH ESSAY COMPETITION TO MARK THE 2019 INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE WEEK. WRITER: NWEKE YVONNE C.O. ESQ. TOPIC: HOW TECHNOLOGY CAN TRANSFORM LEGAL PRACTICE IN NIGERIA (USING LAWPAVILION AS A CASE STUDY) tempora mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis (the times change; we also must change with the times)[1] Few years…

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LAWPAVILION FLASH ESSAY COMPETITION – second prize winner

THIS ESSAY IS THE SECOND PRIZE WINNING ARTICLE IN THE LAWPAVILION FLASH ESSAY COMPETITION TO MARK THE 2019 INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE WEEK. WRITER: OLUWATOBI AJIBOLA PETERS ESQ. TOPIC: HOW TECHNOLOGY CAN TRANSFORM LEGAL PRACTICE IN NIGERIA (USING LAWPAVILION AS A CASE STUDY) In recent years the world has witnessed a rise in technological advancement. More sectors incorporate technology to ease and…

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LAWPAVILION FLASH ESSAY COMPETITION – first prize winner

THIS ESSAY IS THE FIRST PRIZE WINNING ARTICLE IN THE LAWPAVILION FLASH ESSAY COMPETITION TO MARK THE 2019 INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE WEEK. WRITER: ABDULLATEEF OLASUBOMI ADBUL ESQ. TOPIC: HOW TECHNOLOGY CAN TRANSFORM LEGAL PRACTICE IN NIGERIA (USING LAWPAVILION AS A CASE STUDY) Engaged on a matter, the lawyer rushes to the library, combs through volumes of…

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WHAT IS THE EFFECT OF FAILURE TO ESTABLISH THE OFFENCE OF RAPE?

CASE TITLE: JULIUS v. STATE (2019) LPELR-48491(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 5TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: UZO IFEYINWA NDUKWE-ANYANWU, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on the Offence of Rape. FACTS This is an appeal against the judgment of Ekiti State High Court delivered by Hon. Justice J. O. Adeleye on…

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PROVING AN ALLEGATION OF INFLATION OR REDUCTION OF VOTES CAST IN AN ELECTION

CASE TITLE: ABDUL & ANOR v. GODIYA & ORS (2019) LPELR-48487(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 16TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: ELECTION PETITION LEAD JUDGMENT: JOSEPH EYO EKANEM, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Election Petition. FACTS This appeal is against the judgment of the National and State Houses of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal, Lafia (coram Igoh,…

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