Where Does an Appeal from the Decision of the Investment and Securities Tribunal Lie to

CASE TITLE: AJAYI v. SEC (2023) LPELR-59729(SC) JUDGMENT DATE: 3RD FEBRUARY, 2023 PRACTICE AREA: JURISDICTION LEAD JUDGMENT: UWANI MUSA ABBA AJI, J.S.C. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION: The main thrust of this appeal is the proper forum for an appeal against the decision of the Administrative Proceedings Committee of the Securities and Exchange Commission. FACTS: The appeal is…

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Whether the Principle of Res Judicata Is available as a Shield or as a Sword

CASE TITLE: OCHIGBO v. AMEH (2023) LPELR-59616(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 30TH JANUARY, 2023 PRACTICE AREA: LAND LAW LEAD JUDGMENT: BIOBELE ABRAHAM GEORGEWILL, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION: This appeal borders on Trespass to Land. FACTS: This appeal is against the judgment of the High Court of Benue State, Coram: D.E. Igoh J, in Suit No. OKP/HC/9/2013 delivered on…

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Position of the Law on the Substitution of a Candidate Who Withdrew His Candidature

CASE TITLE: INEC v. UZOIGWE & ORS (2023) LPELR-59749(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 14TH FEBRUARY, 2023 PRACTICE AREA: ELECTORAL MATTERS LEAD JUDGMENT: JOSEPH OLUBUNMI KAYODE OYEWOLE, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION: This appeal borders on Pre-election Matters. FACTS: This appeal is against the judgment of the Federal High Court, Enugu Judicial Division, holden at Enugu, delivered on the 8th…

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Attitude of the Supreme Court to Academic/Hypothetical Issues or Questions

CASE TITLE: SOUTH ATLANTIC PETROLEUM LTD v. MINISTER OF PETROLEUM RESOURCES & ORS (2023) LPELR-59746(SC) JUDGMENT DATE: 3RD FEBRUARY, 2023 PRACTICE AREA: CIVIL PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: CHIMA CENTUS NWEZE, J.S.C. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION: This appeal borders on civil procedure. FACTS: This appeal is against the ruling of the Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos: coram: Ugochukwu…

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Whether an Order of Court Must Be Obtained before the Detention of a Property Used in the Commission of an Offence Pending the Prosecution of the Offence

CASE TITLE:                MURTALA v. DG, SSS & ORS (2023) LPELR-59323(CA) JUDGMENT DATE:     10TH JANUARY, 2023 JUSTICES:                     ONYEKACHI AJA OTISI, JCA                                        MUHAMMAD IBRAHIM SIRAJO, JCA                                        ADEBUKUNOLA ADEOTI IBIRONKE BANJOKO, JCA DIVISION:                     LAGOS PRACTICE AREA:          ENFORCEMENT OF FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN RIGHTS FACTS: The Appellant is a transporter and owner of Mack Truck with Registration number BDG 265 XG with…

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Whether Awareness of the Occurrence of the Event/Decision/Action Complained of Is Material in the Determination of the Accrual of a Cause of Action in a Pre-Election Matter

CASE TITLE:                AZEGETOR v. INEC & ORS (2023) LPELR-59519(CA) JUDGMENT DATE:     21ST JANUARY, 2023 JUSTICES:                     MOHAMMED AMBI-USI DANJUMA, JCA                                        BIOBELE ABRAHAM GEORGEWILL, JCA                                        IBRAHIM WAKILI JAURO, JCA DIVISION:                     MAKURDI PRACTICE AREA:          ELECTORAL MATTERS FACTS: The 3rd Respondent who was disqualified by the 2nd Respondent having not purchased the nomination forms to contest the Sankera Federal Constituency…

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Whether Failure to Make a Video Recording of a Statement which is not Confessional in Nature and in the Absence of a Legal Practitioner makes it Inadmissible

CASE TITLE:              OBENEYE v. STATE (2022) LPELR-59112(CA) JUDGMENT DATE:    25TH NOVEMBER, 2022 JUSTICES:                     RAPHAEL CHIKWE AGBO, JCA                                        BALKISU BELLO ALIYU, JCA                                        ADEMOLA SAMUEL BOLA, JCA DIVISION:                     CALABAR PRACTICE AREA:          CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE FACTS: According to the Respondent, the Prosecution at the trial Court, on the 11th July 2009, at Lishikwel Village, in Obaniliku Local Government…

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Can a Criminal Matter be Commenced at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory Abuja in the Name of the Commissioner of Police

CASE TITLE:                ONU v. C.O.P (2022) LPELR-59114(CA) JUDGMENT DATE:     24TH NOVEMBER, 2022 JUSTICES:                     CHIOMA EGONDU NWOSU-IHEME, JCA                                        YARGATA BYENCHIT NIMPAR, JCA                                        PETER OYINKENIMIEMI AFFEN, JCA DIVISION:                     ABUJA PRACTICE AREA:          CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE FACTS: The Appellant stood trial alongside three others before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The case of the Respondent…

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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. ‚ÄčThe 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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