CHUKWUDOZIE v. STATE (2019) LPELR-47164(CA)

CASE TITLE: CHUKWUDOZIE v. STATE (2019) LPELR-47164(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 28TH MARCH, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: ABUBAKAR SADIQ UMAR, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Criminal Law and Procedure. FACTS This is an appeal against the decision of V.N. Agbata J., of the High Court of Anambra State sitting at Ogidi, delivered on…

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HWANDE v. BIEM & ORS (2019) LPELR-46868(CA)

CASE TITLE: HWANDE v. BIEM & ORS (2019) LPELR-46868(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 6TH MARCH, 2019  PRACTICE AREA: ELECTORAL MATTERS LEAD JUDGMENT: JOSEPH EYO EKANEM, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Electoral Matters. FACTS This is an appeal against the decision of the Federal High Court, Makurdi Judicial Division delivered on the 17/1/2019 in suit No. FHC/MKD/CS/62/2018….

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WHEN THE DEFENCE OF ALIBI WILL NOT AVAIL AN ACCUSED PERSON

CASE TITLE:  ABUBAKAR v. STATE (2019) LPELR-47046(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 26TH MARCH, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: SAIDU TANKO HUSSAINI, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on the Offence of Culpable Homicide Punishable with death. FACTS This is an appeal against the decision of the High Court of Adamawa State. The appellant,…

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DOES THE COURT HAVE JURISDICTION TO ENFORCE THE ORDER OF A COURT WITH REGARD TO THE PERSONS WHO ARE TO HOLD OFFICES IN A POLITICAL PARTY AND WHO ARE TO BE ENGAGED IN THE GOVERNANCE OF A POLITICAL PARTY

CASE TITLE: APC v. JOHN & ORS (2019) LPELR-47003(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 22ND MARCH, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: ELECTORAL MATTERS LEAD JUDGMENT: UGOCHUKWU ANTHONY OGAKWU, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Electoral Matters. FACTS This appeal is against the decision of the Federal High Court sitting in Calabar in SUIT NO. FHC/CA/CS/73/2018: HON GODWIN ETIM JOHN &…

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WHETHER A PARTY CLAIMING LAND MUST PROVE MORE THAN ONE ROOT OF TITLE TO SUCCEED CASE TITLE: I.A.D

CASE TITLE: I.A.D. (NIG) LTD v. SAMPARACO (NIG) LTD (2019) LPELR-47137(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 5TH APRIL, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: LAND LAW LEAD JUDGMENT: ABDULLAHI MAHMUD BAYERO, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on land law. FACTS This is an appeal against the decision of the Adamawa State High Court, delivered by Hafsat Abdurrahman J. By an amended statement…

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PERIOD WITHIN WHICH A POLITICAL PARTY MUST REGISTER ITS ALTERED CONSTITUTION WITH INEC

CASE TITLE: GANA v. SDP & ORS (2019) LPELR-47153(SC) JUDGMENT DATE: 29TH MARCH, 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, Prof. Jerry Gana participated in the presidential…

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CAN AN ACTION FOR A CIVIL WRONG IN TORT BE BROUGHT AS AN ACTION FOR ENFORCEMENT OF FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN RIGHTS?

CASE TITLE: ABDULLAHI & ORS v. NIGERIAN ARMY & ORS (2019) LPELR-46925(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 14TH MARCH, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: ENFORCEMENT OF FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN RIGHTS LEAD JUDGMENT: BOLOUKUROMO MOSES UGO, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Enforcement of Fundamental Human Rights. FACTS This appeal is against the Ruling/decision of the Federal High Court, Bauchi Division delivered…

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LEGALITY OF ANY CULTURE THAT DISINHERITS A DAUGHTER FROM THE ESTATE OF THE FATHER OR A WIFE FROM THE ESTATE OF HER HUSBAND

CASE TITLE: MARK v. IRONU & ORS (2019) LPELR-47026(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 15TH MARCH, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE LEAD JUDGMENT: ITA GEORGE MBABA, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on the administration of estate under customary law. FACTS The appeal is against the Judgment of the Abia State High Court, delivered by Justice C.C. Jones…

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EFFECT OF A PLEA OF GUILT BY AN ACCUSED CHARGED WITH THE OFFENCE OF ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF FIREARMS AND AMMUNITIONS

  CASE TITLE: MOHAMMED v. STATE (2019) LPELR-47044(SC) JUDGMENT DATE: 15TH MARCH, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: SIDI DAUDA BAGE, J.S.C. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Criminal Law and Procedure. FACTS This is an appeal from the decision of the Court of Appeal, Yola Division delivered on 8th February, 2013 which…

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WHEN THE PRINCIPLE OF PRIORITY OF INTEREST OR TITLE WILL BE INVOKED

  CASE TITLE: ISTIFANUS v. ISMAILU (2019) LPELR-47043(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 26TH MARCH, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: LAND LAW LEAD JUDGMENT: SAIDU TANKO HUSSAINI, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Land Law. FACTS This is an appeal against the decision of the High Court of Taraba State. The case for the appellant was that she bought the…

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