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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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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 Court Has No Business With Intra-party Issues!

UFOMBA v. INEC & ORS (2017) LPELR-42079(SC) PRACTICE AREA: ELECTION PETITION  INTRODUCTION In a recent judgment delivered on Friday, 7th April, 2017, Clara Bata Ogunbiyi, J.S.C. in the Leading Judgment described the matter at hand as “an intra-party affair.”- a concept that has been defined to mean “A dispute between members of the party inter…

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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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LAWPAVILION celebrates Supreme Court Justices in glamorous “Words in Gold” Nigerian Judicial Award ceremony

At a time when so much more is being demanded by Nigerians about upholding the Rule of Law in which the Judiciary is at the fulcrum, Africa’s Leading IT Partner to the Legal Services industry has scored another first by putting together a first-of-its-kind Judicial Awards Ceremony dubbed “Words in Gold” to recognise, celebrate and…

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