POWERS OF THE FRSC VIS-A-VIS THE POWERS OF THE COURT

CASE TITLE: FRSC v. ALABI & ORS (2020) LPELR-51060(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 17TH SEPTEMBER, 2020 PRACTICE AREA: GOVERNMENT AGENCY LEAD JUDGMENT: EBIOWEI TOBI, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on the Powers of the Federal Road Safety Commission. FACTS This appeal is against the judgment of Hon. Justice J.T. Tsoho (now Chief Judge) of the Federal…

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THE MEANING OF JUDGMENT IS AGAINST THE WEIGHT OF EVIDENCE

CASE TITLE: AKOSILE v. OANDO (2020) LPELR-50808(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 17TH SEPTEMBER, 2020 PRACTICE AREA: LABOUR LAW LEAD JUDGMENT: OBANDE FESTUS OGBUINYA, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Labour Law. FACTS This appeal is against the decision of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria, Lagos Division, coram judice: J.D. Peters, J., in Suit No. NICN/LA/77/2013,…

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DOCTRINE OF RECENT POSSESSION

In what instance can the doctrine of recent possession be invoked. The case of OKUNDAYE v. STATE (2020) LPELR-50782(CA) looks at this in the Court of Appeal Judgment. Read in LawPavilion Prime today. Visit the LP Store to get yours.

WHETHER EVIDENCE ADDUCED DURING TRIAL-WITHIN-TRIAL CAN BE IMPORTED TO THE MAIN TRIAL

DICK ONUKU v. THE STATE (2020) LPELR-51004(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 28TH SEPTEMBER, 2020 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: YARGATA BYENCHIT NIMPAR, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on the Offences of Kidnapping and Conspiracy. FACTS This Appeal is against the decision of the Kogi State High Court sitting at Lokoja delivered on…

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EFFECT OF AN UNCONTESTED ISSUE THAT WAS VALIDLY RAISED IN A BRIEF OF ARGUMENT

PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY v. ADVANCED NIGERIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY (2020) LPELR-50993(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 2ND OCTOBER, 2020 PRACTICE AREA: ELECTION LEAD JUDGMENT: OBANDE FESTUS OGBUINYA, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Electoral Matters. FACTS This appeal is against the majority decision of the Bayelsa State Governorship Election Tribunal, holden at Abuja, (hereinafter addressed as “the tribunal”,…

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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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