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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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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NEED FOR THE PRINCIPLE OF FAIR HEARING TO BE INVOKED WITH EVERY SENSE OF SERIOUSNESS AND IN APPROPRIATE SETTINGS

CASE TITLE: GOVERNOR OF IMO STATE & ORS v. E.F. NETWORK (NIG) LTD & ANOR (2019) LPELR-46938(SC) JUDGMENT DATE: 8TH MARCH, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: CIVIL PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: OLUKAYODE ARIWOOLA, J.S.C. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Civil Procedure. FACTS This is an appeal against the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Owerri Division in…

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THE DOCTRINE OF LAST SEEN AND THE EXTENT OF ITS APPLICATION

CASE TITLE: STATE v. SUNDAY (2019) LPELR-46943(SC) JUDGMENT DATE: 8TH MARCH, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: JOHN INYANG OKORO, J.S.C. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Criminal Law and Procedure. FACTS This appeal is against the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Calabar Division delivered on 17th January 2013 wherein the…

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WHO CAN INSTITUTE AN ACTION IN COURT TO COMPLAIN ABOUT THE CONDUCT OF A POLITICAL PARTY PRIMARIES

CASE TITLE: MARAFA & ORS v. DAN ALHAJI & ORS (2019) LPELR-47012(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 25TH MARCH, 2019  PRACTICE AREA: ELECTORAL MATTERS LEAD JUDGMENT: TOM SHAIBU YAKUBU, J.C.A.  SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Electoral Matters. FACTS This is an appeal against the Ruling and Judgment of the High Court of Zamfara State delivered by Shinkafi J,…

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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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