DISCURSIVE ANALYSIS OF THE INNOVATIONS IN THE 2020 FINANCE ACT

On the 31st of December 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR assented to the then 2020 Finance Bill (now Finance Act 2020). The new Act, which has 1st January 2021 as its commencement date introduces sweeping changes to the tax regime in the country with its over 80 amendments cutting across 14 Subsisting Laws. Significantly, the Act provides amendments…

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DUTY OF A PARTY WHO RELIES ON ACQUISITION OF TITLE BY GRANT TO PROVE SAME

TAYA & ANOR v. ABUBAKAR (2021) LPELR-52652(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 25TH JANUARY, 2021 PRACTICE AREA: LAND LAW. LEAD JUDGMENT: UZO IFEYINWA NDUKWE-ANYANWU, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Land Law. FACTS This is an Appeal against the judgment of the High Court of Gombe State sitting in its appellate jurisdiction. The Judgment was delivered on…

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MEANING AND INGREDIENTS OF THE TORT OF DETINUE

DANGOTE CEMENT v. ANYAFU (2021) LPELR-52601(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 7TH JANUARY, 2021 PRACTICE AREA: TORT LEAD JUDGMENT: MONICA BOLNA’AN DONGBAN-MENSEM, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on the Tort of Detinue. FACTS This is an appeal challenging the decision of the High Court of Justice, Kogi State, delivered on the 30th of December, 2017 Coram…

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WHEN A PARTY WILL BE LIABLE TO PAY PILOTAGE DUES

NOBLE DRILLING (NIG) LTD v. NPA (2021) LPELR-52535(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 8TH JANUARY, 2021 PRACTICE AREA: MARITIME LAW LEAD JUDGMENT: OBANDE FESTUS OGBUINYA, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Maritime Law. FACTS This is an appeal against the decision of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Lagos Division, coram judice; O. E Abang, J., in…

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WHEN WILL AN APPELLATE COURT INTERFERE WITH THE AWARD OF DAMAGES MADE BY A LOWER COURT

HERITAGE BANK LTD v. DON & CHYKE (NIG) LTD & ANOR (2020) LPELR-52423(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 31ST DECEMBER, 2020 PRACTICE AREA: CIVIL PROCEDURE. LEAD JUDGMENT: ADZIRA GANA MSHELIA, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Civil Procedure. FACTS This is an appeal against the Judgment of the Plateau State High Court, Coram Justice D.D. Longi, delivered…

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CAN A SUBPOENAED WITNESS BE INDICTED FOR AN OFFENCE FOR WHICH HE WAS NOT CHARGED?

DASUKI v. FRN & ORS (2020) LPELR-52287(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 16TH DECEMBER, 2020 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: STEPHEN JONAH ADAH, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Criminal Law and Procedure. FACTS The appellant, Col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki appealed against the Judgment (in part) of the Federal High Court, sitting in…

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WHEN DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURE AND CODE OF CONDUCT WILL BE HELD NOT TO HAVE BEEN FOLLOWED IN AN EMPLOYEE’S DISMISSAL

CASE TITLE: SAHARA ENERGY RESOURCES LTD V. OYEBOLA (2020) LPELR-51806(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 3RD DECEMBER, 2020 PRACTICE AREA: LABOUR LAW. LEAD JUDGMENT: UGOCHUKWU ANTHONY OGAKWU, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION: This appeal borders on Labour Law. FACTS: This is an appeal against the decision of the National Industrial Court sitting in Lagos. The Respondent was the staff of…

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SHOULD A PERSON CHARGED WITH A FEDERAL OFFENCE LIKE ARMED ROBBERY BE CONVICTED FOR A STATE OFFENCE LIKE DISHONESTLY RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY AFTER HE HAS BEEN ACQUITTED OF ARMED ROBBERY?

CASE TITLE: MUSA V. STATE (2020) LPELR-51840(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 3RD DECEMBER, 2020 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE. LEAD JUDGMENT: BOLOUKUROMO MOSES UGO, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT INTRODUCTION: This appeal borders on Criminal Law and Procedure. FACTS:  This is an appeal/cross-appeal against the decision of the High Court of Bauchi State. The facts of the case are that on…

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CAN A PRELIMINARY OBJECTION TOUCHING ON THE JURISDICTION OF THE COURT OR COMPETENCE OF A SUIT BE CONSIDERED AT THE END OF THE TRIAL OF THE SUBSTANTIVE SUIT?

Pre-action notice for Nigerian Ports Authority, jurisdiction and taking a preliminary objection at the end of trial

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THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE NEW POLICE ACT, 2020

The Nigeria Police Force (Establishment) Act, 2020 (‘the new Act’) which came into force on the 17th of September 2020, repealed the Police Act of 2004. The general objective of the new Act is to provide an effective police service that is based on the principles of accountability and transparency, protection of human rights, and…

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