WHETHER THE ISSUE OF JURISDICTION AND EVALUATION OF EVIDENCE QUALIFY AS QUESTIONS OF CUSTOMARY LAW

CASE TITLE: AGARA & ORS v. OGBOJI (2021) LPELR-55508(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 10TH SEPTEMBER, 2021 PRACTICE AREA: CUSTOMARY LAW. LEAD JUDGMENT: ITA GEORGE MBABA, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Customary Law. FACTS This is an appeal from the Judgment of the Customary Court of Appeal, Ebonyi State. The Respondent (as Plaintiff in the Customary…

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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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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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HOW TO ESTABLISH VALID SALE OF LAND UNDER NATIVE LAW AND CUSTOM

CASE TITLE: YUSUF v. OGUNLANA (2021) LPELR-54522(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 2 JUNE, 2020 PRACTICE AREA: LAND LAW. LEAD JUDGMENT: FOLASADE AYODEJI OJO, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Declaration of Title to Land. FACTS The Appellant as Claimant at the trial Court commenced the action vide a writ of summons against the Respondent and sought a…

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DOES THE PATERNAL FAMILY OF A DECEASED PERSON HAVE THE SUPERIOR RIGHT OR CLAIM TO BURY HIS CORPSE UNDER TIV CUSTOMARY LAW?

If you find this case helpful and would like to access more cases like this, please subscribe to LawPavilion PRIME here CASE TITLE: SOOM & ORS v. JIBO & ORS (2019) LPELR-47265(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 12TH APRIL, 2019  PRACTICE AREA:  CUSTOMARY LAW LEAD JUDGMENT: JOSEPH EYO EKANEM, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Tiv Customary Law. FACTS…

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