CAN A JUDGE LOSE JURISDICTION TO SIT ON A MATTER BY MERE FACT OF HIS TRANSFER TO ANOTHER JUDICIAL DIVISION OF THE SAME STATE?

CASE TITLE: IGBE v. ILOM & ORS (2020) LPELR-49601(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 5TH MAY, 2020 PRACTICE AREA: LAND LAW LEAD JUDGE: HAMMA AKAWU BARKA, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Land Law. FACTS This is an appeal against the decision of the High Court of Cross-River State. The appellant’s case as claimant before the…

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THE PROOF OF PENETRATION UNDER THE OFFENCE OF RAPE

CASE TITLE: JOHN v. STATE (2020) LPELR-49635(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 18TH MAY, 2020 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGE: MUHAMMED LAWAL SHUAIBU, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT:   INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on the Offences of Armed Robbery and Rape. FACTS This appeal is against the judgment of the High Court of Akwa Ibom State, sitting at Etinan…

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DOES A PLAINTIFF NEED TO PROVE ALL THE FIVE WAYS BY WHICH THE OWNERSHIP/TITLE TO LAND MAY BE PROVEN?

CASE TITLE: GOBA v. ALGONI (2020) LPELR-49489(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 19TH FEBRUARY, 2020 PRACTICE AREA: LAND LAW LEAD JUDGE: MUDASHIRU NASIRU ONIYANGI, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Land Law. FACTS This is an appeal against the decision of the High Court of Borno State. The facts of the case are that the Respondent who was…

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CAN THE COURT CONVICT FOR MURDER IN THE ABSENCE OF A DEAD BODY (CORPUS DELICTI)?

CASE TITLE: STATE v. AHMED (2020) LPELR-49497(SC) JUDGMENT DATE: 24TH JANUARY, 2020 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGE: OLUKAYODE ARIWOOLA, J.S.C. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Criminal Law and Procedure. FACTS This is an appeal against the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Abuja division delivered on 17th day of March…

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DUTY OF AN ACCUSED PERSON RAISING THE DEFENCE OF ALIBI

CASE TITLE: UGWU v. STATE (2020) LPELR-49375(SC) JUDGMENT DATE: 24TH JANUARY, 2020 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGE: OLUKAYODE ARIWOOLA, J.S.C. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Criminal Law and Procedure. FACTS This is an appeal against the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Enugu division delivered on Friday 20th December 2013. The…

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SCOPE OF THE JURISDICTION OF THE STATE AND FEDERAL HIGH COURTS WITH RESPECT TO ENFORCEMENT OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS

CASE TITLE: EFCC v. REINL (2020) LPELR-49387(SC) JUDGMENT DATE: 24TH JANUARY, 2020 PRACTICE AREA: ENFORCEMENT OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS LEAD JUDGE: KUDIRAT MOTONMORI OLATOKUNBO KEKERE-EKUN, J.S.C. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on the Enforcement of Fundamental Rights. FACTS This appeal is against the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Abuja Division delivered on 26/1/2018. The brief…

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CAN THE SUPREME COURT ENTERTAIN AN APPEAL DIRECTLY FROM THE DECISION OF THE HIGH COURT?

CASE TITLE: AYOADE v. STATE (2020) LPELR-49379(SC) JUDGMENT DATE: 24TH JANUARY, 2020 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGE: AMINA ADAMU AUGIE, J.S.C. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on the Offence of Conspiracy to Commit Robbery and Robbery. FACTS This is an appeal against the decision of the Court of Appeal which affirmed the…

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WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE LAW FOR A CRIMINAL BREACH OF TRUST TO OCCUR

CASE TITLE: KURE v. COP (2020) LPELR-49378(SC) JUDGMENT DATE: 24TH JANUARY, 2020 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGE: PAUL ADAMU GALUMJE, J.S.C. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Criminal Law and Procedure.  FACTS This is an appeal against the decision of the Court of Appeal sitting in Kaduna. The Appellant a “veterinarian”…

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CAN A COMPLETELY CONSTITUTED GIFT OF LAND MADE INTER VIVOS BY AN ANCESTOR WHO LET THE DONEE INTO POSSESSION BE REVOKED?

CASE TITLE: EKWEOGU & ORS v. ANYAMA & ORS (2020) LPELR-49292(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 21ST JANUARY, 2020 PRACTICE AREA: LAND LAW LEAD JUDGE: ITA GEORGE MBABA, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Land Law. FACTS This Appeal is against the judgment of Imo State High Court in Suit No. HOR/46/99 delivered on 24th September 2013 by…

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SHOULD THE GRANT OF AN APPLICATION FOR THE RENEWAL OF A WRIT ONLY BE MADE EXPARTE?

CASE TITLE: OKPARA v. ANOZIE & ORS (2020) LPELR-49296(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 21ST JANUARY, 2020 PRACTICE AREA: LAND LAW LEAD JUDGE: ITA GEORGE MBABA, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Land Law. FACTS This Appeal is against the judgment of Imo State High Court in Suit No. HOW/98/2007, delivered on 11th March 2013, by Hon….

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