WHETHER A PETITIONER CAN FRAME HIS GROUNDS FOR CHALLENGING AN ELECTION OUTSIDE THE GROUNDS PRESCRIBED BY LAW

CASE TITLE: WAYO & ANOR v. TYOUGH & ORS (2019) LPELR-48779(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 1ST NOVEMBER, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: ELECTION PETITION LEAD JUDGE: ONYEKACHI AJA OTISI, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Election Petition. FACTS This is an appeal against the judgment and orders of the National and State Houses of Assembly Election Tribunal sitting in…

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WAYS OF PROVING THE COMMISSION OF A CRIME

CASE TITLE: IWUOHA v. STATE (2019) LPELR-48797(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 1ST NOVEMBER, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGE: MOORE ASEIMO ABRAHAM ADUMEIN, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Criminal Law and Procedure. FACTS The appellant was the 3rd accused in Charge No. B/68C/2010 which was tried and determined by the High Court…

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IS POSSESSION OF A STOLEN ITEM PRIMA FACIE EVIDENCE THAT THE PERSON IN POSSESSION OF THE ITEM PARTICIPATED IN THE ROBBERY?

CASE TITLE: ONAKPORO v. STATE (2019) LPELR-48795(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 1ST NOVEMBER, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGE: MOORE ASEIMO ABRAHAM ADUMEIN, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Criminal Law and Procedure. FACTS This is an appeal against the decision of the High Court sitting in Delta State. The appellant was tried…

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REQUIREMENT OF THE LAW WHERE THERE IS AN ALLEGATION OF CORRUPT PRACTICES AND SUBSTANTIAL NON–COMPLIANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE ELECTORAL ACT 2010 IN AN ELECTION

CASE TITLE: OGEDEGBE & ANOR v. OPUORU & ORS (2019) LPELR-48776(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 4TH NOVEMBER, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: ELECTION PETITION LEAD JUDGE: BIOBELE ABRAHAM GEORGEWILL, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on election petition. FACTS This is an appeal against the decision of the National and State Houses of Assembly Election Tribunal, Asaba, Delta State….

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REQUIREMENTS FOR VALID ARRAIGNMENT AND EFFECT OF NON-COMPLIANCE: INSTANCES IN WHICH THEY WILL BE HELD TO HAVE BEEN COMPLIED WITH

CASE TITLE: JUDGMENT DATE: 1ST NOVEMBER, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGE: JIMI OLUKAYODE BADA, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Criminal Law and Procedure. FACTS This is an appeal against the Judgment of Ogun State High Court, Ota. Appellant, and one Christopher Dibia were arraigned on a two-count charge…

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DOES A RELIEF SEEKING THE ENFORCEMENT OF A RIGHT AUTOMATICALLY BRING A COMPLAINT UNDER CHAPTER IV OF THE CONSTITUTION?

CASE TITLE: AMCON v. ASSOCIATION OF SENIOR CIVIL SERVANTS OF NIGERIA (TARABA STATE CHAPTER) (2019) LPELR-48782(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 6TH NOVEMBER, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: ENFORCEMENT OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS LEAD JUDGE: JAMES SHEHU ABIRIYI, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on the Enforcement of Fundamental Rights. FACTS This appeal is against the ruling delivered on 15th December,…

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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 THE DECISION OF AN ELECTION TRIBUNAL PREVENTING SUBPOENAED WITNESSES FROM TESTIFYING ON GROUND OF NON-FILING OF WITNESS DEPOSITIONS ON OATH

If you find this case helpful and would like to access more cases like this, please subscribe to LawPavilion PRIME here CASE TITLE: BASHIR & ANOR v. KURDULA & ORS LPELR-48473(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 7TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: ELECTION PETITION LEAD JUDGMENT: AMINA AUDI WAMBAI, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Election Petition. FACTS This is…

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CAN AN ELECTION TRIBUNAL MODIFY ITS SCHEDULING REPORT FOR GUIDING PROCEEDINGS?

If you find this case helpful and would like to access more cases like this, please subscribe to LawPavilion PRIME here CASE TITLE: ABDULFATAI v. MULIKAT & ORS (2019) LPELR-48460(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 2ND SEPTEMBER, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: ELECTORAL PETITION. LEAD JUDGMENT: NONYEREM OKORONKWO, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Electoral Petition. FACTS This is an appeal…

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