DUTY OF A TENANT WHO WISHES TO EXERCISE AN OPTION TO RENEW A LEASE

CASE TITLE: OTERI HOLDINGS LTD v. HERITAGE BANKING CO. LTD (2020) LPELR-50802(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 17TH SEPTEMBER, 2020 PRACTICE AREA: PROPERTY LAW LEAD JUDGMENT: EBIOWEI TOBI, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on a Lease Agreement. FACTS The brief set of facts of the case are that the Appellant (Claimant at the High Court) entered into…

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COMPETENCE OF A CHILD TO TESTIFY IN COURT

CASE TITLE: HARUNA v. KANO STATE (2020) LPELR-50869(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 10TH SEPTEMBER, 2020 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: HABEEB ADEWALE OLUMUYIWA ABIRU, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on the Offence of Rape. FACTS This appeal is against the judgment of the High Court of Kano State delivered in Charge No K/36C/2013…

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WHETHER THERE CAN BE AN UNLAWFUL EXCLUSION WHERE THERE IS NO VALID NOMINATION

CASE TITLE: INEC v. ANDP & ORS (2020) LPELR-50950(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 2ND OCTOBER, 2020 PRACTICE AREA: ELECTION PETITION. LEAD JUDGMENT: OBANDE FESTUS OGBUINYA, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Electoral Petition. FACTS This appeal interrogates the majority decision of the Bayelsa State Governorship Election Tribunal, holden at Abuja, coram judice: Yunusa Musa, J. (Member) and…

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AWARD OF DAMAGES IN FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT ENFORCEMENT MATTERS

CASE TITLE: ANOWU v. ULU & ANOR (2020) LPELR-50754(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 4TH SEPTEMBER, 2020 PRACTICE AREA: CONSTITUTIONAL LAW LEAD JUDGMENT: ABIMBOLA OSARUGUE OBASEKI-ADEJUMO, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Award of Damages in an Enforcement of Fundamental Rights Matter. FACTS This appeal is against the judgment of the High Court of Justice, sitting in…

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IS THE CHAIRMAN OF EFCC AND THE EFCC ONE AND THE SAME? (POWERS OF THE CHAIRMAN OF THE EFCC)

CASE TITLE: EFCC v. OLOWONIHI (2020) LPELR-50701(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 25TH AUGUST, 2020 PRACTICE AREA: LABOUR LAW. LEAD JUDGMENT: YARGATA BYENCHIT NIMPAR, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders Labour Law. FACTS This Appeal is against the decision of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria sitting in Abuja and delivered on the 26th February 2019, Coram: Hon. JUSTICE…

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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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