RAISING THE DEFENCE OF ALIBI TIMEOUSLY

CASE TITLE: MUSA v. FRN (2019) LPELR-48155(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 3RD JULY, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: CHIDI NWAOMA UWA, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on the Offences of Conspiracy and Obstruction of Officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) from carrying out their lawful duty. FACTS The appeal is…

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A New Wig’s Guide To Litigation Part 2 – “What do I say?”

A New Wig’s Guide To Litigation is a Guest Series of 4 posts submitted by Morenike Okebu (Lawyer and Partner at GM George Taylor & Co.) The first thing you say in court is Good Morning! Just kidding… However, I have advised in Part 1 that you should get to court early. You must find out whether your client…

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A new wig's guide to litigation

A New Wig’s Guide To Litigation

A New Wig’s Guide To Litigation is a Guest Series of 4 posts submitted by Morenike Okebu (Lawyer and Partner at GM George Taylor & Co.) INTRODUCTION I remember the day I was called to the bar. To say the very least I was thrilled to finally be a lawyer. I faced challenges getting where…

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CAN DECLARATORY RELIEFS BE GRANTED ON MERE ADMISSION OR DEFAULT OF DEFENCE?

CASE TITLE: DANGOTE FLOUR MILLS PLC v. SAMAGADA INDUSTRIES LTD (2019) LPELR-48084(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 15TH JULY, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: CIVIL PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: JOSEPH EYO EKANEM, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Civil Procedure. FACTS This is an appeal against the decision of the High Court of Benue State, Makurdi, which was delivered by…

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CAN A BREACH OF CONTRACT RESULT IN CRIMINAL LIABILITY?

CASE TITLE: ANUBALU v. STATE (2019) LPELR-48088(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 3RD JULY, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: ABUBAKAR SADIQ UMAR, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders Criminal Law and Procedure. FACTS This is an appeal against the Judgment of the High Court of Anambra State sitting in Ogidi (“the lower Court” or “the trial…

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7 Trends Changing the Legal Industry and the Role of Technology

As the world increasingly becomes powered by the flex of varying technological inventions, our lives and careers are also getting significantly reshaped – with, or without our permission. While the crux of these technological developments has enabled efficiency, productivity and competitiveness, they have also influenced demographic, attitude and work-style changes. Below, we have considered seven…

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WHO CAN CONTEST THE CONDUCT OF A PRIMARY ELECTION?

CASE TITLE: IGWEMMA & ANOR v. OBIDIGWE & ORS (2019) LPELR-48112(SC) JUDGMENT DATE: 21ST JUNE, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: ELECTORAL MATTERS. LEAD JUDGMENT: JOHN INYANG OKORO, J.S.C. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Electoral Matters. FACTS This is an appeal against the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Enugu Division delivered on 12th April 2019. The…

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INGREDIENTS OF THE OFFENCE OF CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT ARMED ROBBERY AND ARMED ROBBERY

CASE TITLE: STATE v. GBAHABO & ORS (2019) LPELR-48117(SC) JUDGMENT DATE: 21ST JUNE, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: MUSA DATTIJO MUHAMMAD, J.S.C. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders Criminal Law and Procedure. FACTS This is an appeal against the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Ilorin Division delivered on the 13th day of…

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HOW TO ESTABLISH THE OFFENCE OF MISCHIEF BY FIRE

CASE TITLE: SALAU v. STATE (2019) LPELR-48114(SC) JUDGMENT DATE: 21ST JUNE, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: UWANI MUSA ABBA AJI. 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, Abuja Division, delivered on 3/3/2016, which…

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Must-Attends at the NBA Conference 2019

Every legal practitioner in Nigeria is actively gearing for the NBA Annual Conference 2019: Facing The Future which is scheduled to hold in Lagos from 23rd to 29th August 2019. This year’s conference which is expected to have over 11,000 delegates comprising of lawyers and business leaders will have over 30 sessions. And, as stated by…

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