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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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

CAN A JUDGE LOSE JURISDICTION TO SIT ON A MATTER BY MERE FACT OF HIS TRANSFER TO ANOTHER JUDICIAL DIVISION OF THE SAME STATE?

CASE TITLE: IGBE v. ILOM & ORS (2020) LPELR-49601(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 5TH MAY, 2020 PRACTICE AREA: LAND LAW LEAD JUDGE: HAMMA AKAWU BARKA, 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 Cross-River State. The appellant’s case as claimant before the…

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CAN THE COURT CONVICT FOR MURDER IN THE ABSENCE OF A DEAD BODY (CORPUS DELICTI)?

CASE TITLE: STATE v. AHMED (2020) LPELR-49497(SC) JUDGMENT DATE: 24TH JANUARY, 2020 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGE: OLUKAYODE ARIWOOLA, J.S.C. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Criminal Law and Procedure. FACTS This is an appeal against the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Abuja division delivered on 17th day of March…

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DUTY OF AN ACCUSED PERSON RAISING THE DEFENCE OF ALIBI

CASE TITLE: UGWU v. STATE (2020) LPELR-49375(SC) JUDGMENT DATE: 24TH JANUARY, 2020 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGE: OLUKAYODE ARIWOOLA, J.S.C. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Criminal Law and Procedure. FACTS This is an appeal against the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Enugu division delivered on Friday 20th December 2013. The…

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SCOPE OF THE JURISDICTION OF THE STATE AND FEDERAL HIGH COURTS WITH RESPECT TO ENFORCEMENT OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS

CASE TITLE: EFCC v. REINL (2020) LPELR-49387(SC) JUDGMENT DATE: 24TH JANUARY, 2020 PRACTICE AREA: ENFORCEMENT OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS LEAD JUDGE: KUDIRAT MOTONMORI OLATOKUNBO KEKERE-EKUN, J.S.C. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on the Enforcement of Fundamental Rights. FACTS This appeal is against the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Abuja Division delivered on 26/1/2018. The brief…

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