Whether the only Valid Political Primary Is that which Is Conducted by the National Executive Committee of a Party

CASE TITLE: MUHAMMAD v. PDP & ORS (2022) LPELR-58984(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 28TH NOVEMBER, 2022 PRACTICE AREA: ELECTORAL MATTERS LEAD JUDGMENT: ITA GEORGE MBABA, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION: This appeal borders on the conduct of a primary election. FACTS: This appeal emanated from the Federal High Court. ​The gravamen of the Appellant’s contention at the trial is that…

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Instance(s) in which an Action Will not be an Abuse of Court Process on Ground of Multiplicity of Actions

CASE TITLE: UNITY BANK PLC v. CLESON INVESTMENT LTD (2022) LPELR-59045(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 24TH NOVEMBER, 2022 PRACTICE AREA: CIVIL PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: UGOCHUKWU ANTHONY OGAKWU, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION: This appeal borders on Civil Procedure. FACTS: This appeal is against the judgment of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory delivered by Hon. Justice K….

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Whether Suing a Political Party Automatically Makes its Candidates Parties to the Action

CASE TITLE: COLE v. APC & ORS (2022) LPELR-59154(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 15TH DECEMBER, 2022 PRACTICE AREA: ELECTORAL MATTERS LEAD JUDGMENT: MUHAMMAD IBRAHIM SIRAJO, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION: This appeal borders on Electoral Matters. FACTS: This appeal emanated from the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt Judicial Division. Before the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt Judicial Division, the…

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The Law on Police Investigation

CASE TITLE: PROJECT ARCADE LTD & ANOR v. IGP & ORS (2022) LPELR-59127(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 13TH DECEMBER, 2022 PRACTICE AREA: CONSTITUTIONAL LAW LEAD JUDGMENT: MUHAMMAD IBRAHIM SIRAJO, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION: This appeal borders on the enforcement of fundamental rights. FACTS: This is an appeal against the decision of the High Court of Lagos State on 23rd…

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Whether the Determination of the Delegates to Vote at the Primary Election of a Political Party Is Justiciable

CASE TITLE: INYANG & ORS v. INEC & ORS (2022) LPELR-59081(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 7TH DECEMBER, 2022 PRACTICE AREA: ELECTORAL MATTERS LEAD JUDGMENT: UGOCHUKWU ANTHONY OGAKWU, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION: This appeal borders on the justiciability of internal/domestic affairs of a political party. FACTS: This appeal emanated from the Federal High Court. The three Appellants are members…

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Position Of The Law on the Adoption of Originating Summons Procedure for the Commencement of an Action

CASE TITLE: CALEB UNIVERSITY & ANOR v. ODERINDE & ORS (2022) LPELR-59123(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 13TH DECEMBER, 2022 PRACTICE AREA: CIVIL PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: MUHAMMAD IBRAHIM SIRAJO, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION: This appeal borders on civil procedure. FACTS: This is an appeal against the decision of the High Court of Lagos State in Suit No. IKD/925MJR/2016, delivered…

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Whether an Accused Can Be Convicted of a Lesser Offence under The Law With Which He Was Charged But Punished Under A Different Law

CASE TITLE:  ABDULFATAH MURTALA v. THE STATE (2022) LPELR-58945(CA) JUDGMENT DATE:          18TH NOVEMBER, 2022 JUSTICES:  ITA GEORGE MBABA JCA                                                               BOLOUKUROMO MOSES UGO JCA                    USMAN ALHAJI MUSALE JCA DIVISION:  KANO PRACTICE AREA:  CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE FACTS: The Appellant and three other persons (one could not be arraigned, being at large) went to the house of…

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Is Knowledge of the Occurrence of the Event or Action Complained of Material in the Determination of when Time Begins to Run in a Pre-Election Matter

CASE TITLE:  EZE v. UMAHI & ORS (2022) LPELR-59157(SC) JUDGMENT DATE:  9TH DECEMBER, 2022 JUSTICES:  KUDIRAT MOTONMORI OLATOKUNBO KEKERE-EKUN, JSC MOHAMMED LAWAL GARBA, JSC HELEN MORONKEJI OGUNWUMIJU, JSC IBRAHIM MOHAMMED MUSA SAULAWA, JSC ADAMU JAURO, JSC PRACTICE AREA:  ELECTORAL MATTER FACTS: ​On 28th May 2022, the 2nd respondent conducted its primary election to select its…

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Whether an Accused Can Be Convicted and Sentenced in Absentia?

CASE TITLE: MAINA v. FRN (2022) LPELR-58942(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 24TH NOVEMBER, 2022 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: UGOCHUKWU ANTHONY OGAKWU, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION: This appeal borders on Criminal law and Procedure. FACTS: The appeal is against the decision of the Federal High Court, Abuja Division, Coram Judice: Abang, J., delivered on 7th October…

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Proper Order to be Made When a Suit is Discontinued/Withdrawn

CASE TITLE: BENJAMIN & ORS v. APC & ORS (2022) LPELR-59051(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 30TH NOVEMBER, 2022 PRACTICE AREA: PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: ADEMOLA SAMUEL BOLA, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION: This appeal borders on the withdrawal of a suit under the originating summons procedure. FACTS: This is an appeal against the decision of the Federal High…

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