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NBA AGC 2019 Roundup

Learned friends, The  NBA Annual General Conference has successfully come to an end. This year’s conference hosted about 12,000 legal professionals and had over 40 technical sessions, as well as plenaries. The expertise that these sessions featured was world-class. Many delegates expressed profound satisfaction with the conference. Find highlights and interviews across our social media platforms – search…

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NBA AGC DAILY – Tuesday 27th August 2019 Highlights

Learned friends, The NBA AGC 2019 has been by far the most engaging gathering of legal professionals in Nigeria. With over 40 Technical Sessions and expository Plenary Sessions, conference delegates have learnt and engaged on topics that will shape the future of the profession for the better. Below are highlights of yesterday’s activities as well…

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Top Law Firms gear up for AfCFTA

as LawPavilion unveils Solicitors and Arbitrators’ Toolkit and AI-Powered Practice Management software. Following the launch of the LawPavilion Experience Centre in Lagos, these top law firms in Nigeria have been taking advantage of the premier Demo Day(s) hosted by LawPavilion Business Solutions LTD. And guess what? It has been all about digital transformation, enhancing human intelligence,…

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THE PROPER APPROACH TO AN INDICTMENT CONTAINING A CHARGE OF CONSPIRACY AND A SUBSTANTIVE CHARGE

CASE TITLE: JIMOH v. STATE (2019) LPELR-48089(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 5TH JULY, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: ABUBAKAR MAHMUD TALBA, 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, Abeokuta judicial Division, delivered on 12th day of…

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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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THE HYDRA-HEADED FOURTH ALTERATION

INTRODUCTION Whilst we all know about the 4th alteration to the Nigerian 1999 Constitution; I doubt if we all know that there are about five (5) different versions of 4th alterations (Yes, that many!). However, in our usual way of going the extra mile to make sure all resources needed to make your legal research…

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THE MOMENTOUS WEIGHT OF A CONFESSIONAL STATEMENT

      KARIMU SUNDAY V. THE STATE (2017) LPELR-42259(SC) PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW INTRODUCTION On how significant the confession of an accused is, Mary Ukaego Peter-Odili. JSC while delivering the leading judgment in the case at hand, upheld that an accused can be convicted basically on his confessional statement. In her words, “In this…

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APPROPRIATE WAY TO REQUEST FOR FACILITIES FOR DEFENCE FROM THE OTHER PARTY

      NWEKE v. STATE (2017) LPELR-42103(SC) PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW INTRODUCTION Generally, when a party wants to tender a document which is in the possession of the adverse party, a ‘notice to produce’ is served on the party in possession of the document requiring him to produce those documents or paper for the court’s…

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