DOES THE PATERNAL FAMILY OF A DECEASED PERSON HAVE THE SUPERIOR RIGHT OR CLAIM TO BURY HIS CORPSE UNDER TIV CUSTOMARY LAW?

If you find this case helpful and would like to access more cases like this, please subscribe to LawPavilion PRIME here CASE TITLE: SOOM & ORS v. JIBO & ORS (2019) LPELR-47265(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 12TH APRIL, 2019  PRACTICE AREA:  CUSTOMARY LAW LEAD JUDGMENT: JOSEPH EYO EKANEM, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Tiv Customary Law. FACTS…

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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 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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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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