WHETHER A PERSON CAN GET DAMAGES/COMPENSATION FOR BREACH OF ANY RIGHT OTHER THAN RIGHTS TO PERSONAL LIBERTY AND COMPULSORY ACQUISITION OF PROPERTY

CASE TITLE: OKOROCHA v. IGP & ORS (2021) LPELR-55042(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 8TH JULY, 2021 PRACTICE AREA: CONSTITUTIONAL LAW LEAD JUDGMENT: BOLOUKUROMO MOSES UGO, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Enforcement of Fundamental Rights. FACTS This appeal is from the judgment of the Federal High Court, Jos Division dismissing the fundamental rights enforcement application of…

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REQUIREMENT(S) FOR A VALID SALE UNDER NATIVE LAW AND CUSTOM AND UNDER THE ENGLISH LAW

CASE TITLE: GONIMI v. BOLORI (2021) LPELR-55155(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 22ND JULY, 2021 PRACTICE AREA: LAND LAW LEAD JUDGMENT: EBIOWEI TOBI, 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 Maiduguri, Borno State presided over Hon. Justice H.Y. Mshelia. The Appellant was the…

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WHEN THE DEFENCE OF VOLENTI NON-FIT INJURIA WILL AVAIL A PARTY

CASE TITLE: DAKWAK v. JOS SOUTH LG COUNCIL (2021) LPELR-55143(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 23RD JULY, 2021 PRACTICE AREA: TORT. LEAD JUDGMENT: ITA GEORGE MBABA, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Tort of Negligence. FACTS This appeal is against the decision of the High Court of Plateau State. The case of the Appellant as Plaintiff at…

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WHETHER THE DRIVER OF A VEHICLE CAN BE HELD LIABLE FOR FAILURE TO FASTEN A SEATBELT BY A PASSENGER IN HIS VEHICLE

CASE TITLE:                         FEDERAL ROAD SAFETY COMMISSION & ORS v. BARR. OSUOBENI EKOI AKPOS (2021) LPELR- 52917(CA) JUDGMENT DATE:           9TH FEBRUARY, 2021 JUSTICES:                            PETER OLABISI IGE, JCA                                            YARGATA BYENCHIT NIMPAR, JCA                                            MOHAMMED BABA IDRIS, JCA COURT DIVISION:            ABUJA PRACTICE AREA:              Government Agency- Federal Road Safety Commission FACTS: The Respondent was accosted…

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THE LAW ON CHARACTER EVIDENCE

CASE TITLE: MAKANJUOLA v. STATE (2021) LPELR-54998(SC) JUDGMENT DATE: 4TH JUNE, 2021 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: IBRAHIM MOHAMMED MUSA SAULAWA, J.S.C. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on the Offences of Conspiracy, Armed Robbery and Illegal Possession of Firearms. FACTS This appeal is against the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Ilorin…

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WHETHER A COURT CAN GRANT BOTH THE MAIN RELIEF AND A RELIEF CLAIMED IN THE ALTERNATIVE

CASE TITLE: MINISTRY OF LAND & HOUSING, BAUCHI STATE & ANOR v. TIJJANI (2021) LPELR-55039(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 8TH JULY, 2021 PRACTICE AREA: CIVIL PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: BOLOUKUROMO MOSES UGO, 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 Bauchi State on the 5th…

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CONDITIONS FOR THE VALIDITY OF A WILL UNDER THE WILLS LAW OF AKWA IBOM STATE

CASE TITLE: JONAH & ANOR v. AKPADIAHA & ORS (2021) LPELR-55102(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 16TH JULY, 2021 PRACTICE AREA: WILLS AND PROBATE. LEAD JUDGMENT: JAMES SHEHU ABIRIYI, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Wills. FACTS This appeal is against the judgment delivered on 18th April 2016 in the High Court of Akwa Ibom State sitting…

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WHETHER THE FACT THAT A WITNESS GAVE HIS EVIDENCE IN HIS NATIVE DIALECT IS CONCLUSIVE PROOF THAT HE IS ILLITERATE

CASE TITLE:                 SAHEED ADESINA v. THE STATE (2021) LPELR- 54515(CA) JUDGMENT DATE:      2ND JUNE, 2021 JUSTICES:                    JIMI OLUKAYODE BADA, JCA                                    UGOCHUKWU ANTHONY OGAKWU, JCA                                     FOLASADE AYODEJI OJO, JCA COURT DIVISION:       IBADAN PRACTICE AREA:         Criminal Law and Procedure – Offence of Armed Robbery FACTS: The Appellant and one Ridwan Ojekunle were charged before…

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LIMITATION PERIOD: WHETHER NEGOTIATION BY PARTIES CAN STOP TIME FROM RUNNING

CASE TITLE: OKO & ORS v. A.G., EBONYI STATE (2021) LPELR-54988(SC) JUDGMENT DATE: 4TH JUNE, 2021 PRACTICE AREA: CIVIL PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: IBRAHIM MOHAMMED MUSA SAULAWA, J.S.C. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Limitation of Action. FACTS This appeal is against the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Enugu Judicial Division, delivered on July 15,…

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WHETHER COURT CAN ENTERTAIN AN APPLICATION SEEKING TO VARY A GARNISHEE ORDER ABSOLUTE

CASE TITLE: UNITY BANK PLC v. DAVID (2021) LPELR-54923(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 23RD JUNE, 2021 PRACTICE AREA: CIVIL PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: HAMMA AKAWU BARKA, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on garnishee proceedings. FACTS This is an appeal against the decision of the High Court of Justice, Osun State, Ede Judicial Division quorum; A.O. Oyebiyi J,…

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