Lagos State Ministry of Justice Partners with LawPavilion on the E-Publication of Lagos State Laws

On Wednesday, 14 September 2022, the Hon. Attorney General of Lagos State and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo, at a press briefing held at the Ministry of Justice Complex, Alausa, Ikeja, announced the epoch-making partnership between the Lagos State Government, through the Ministry of Justice, with the legal tech giant, LawPavilion Business Solutions to…

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NBA (Lagos) Electoral Reforms Sensitization Committee 2023 Elections; The Bar And The Bench As Democratic Drivers

THE SALIENT INNOVATIONS IN THE ELECTORAL ACT The fact that laws are not self-executory and the outcome of the election will be a reflection of our collective value and commitment. As much as the problem of our country is not a lack of laws but the implementation of it in all aspects, some innovative changes…

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Digital Street: What Does Blockchain Mean for Land Registration?

Blockchain seems to be the missing piece in a lot of sectors that would improve transparency speed and data security. According to IBM, Blockchain is a shared, immutable ledger that facilitates the process of recording transactions and tracking assets in a business network. An asset can be tangible (a house, car, cash, land) or intangible (intellectual property, patents,…

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Whether Sourcing for Funds from a Stranger to a Contract Will Make Same a Party That Can Sue and Be Sued on The Contract

PRACTICE AREA:  Contract- Parties to Contract CASE TITLE:  AFRICA HEALTH TELEVISION LTD (AHTV) & ORS v. SWIFT MOH TRAVELS AND TOURS AGENTS NIGERIA LIMITED & ANOR (2022) 57633(CA) JUDGMENT DATE:  25TH MAY, 2022 JUSTICES:  STEPHEN JONAH ADAH, JCA BIOBELE ABRAHAM GEORGEWILL, JCA UGOCHUKWU ANTHONY OGAKWU, JCA COURT DIVISION:  ABUJA FACTS: The Respondents, as Plaintiffs in…

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Nature of International Commercial Transactions – FBN Plc v. Standard Polyplastic Industries Ltd

This appeal borders on Breach of Commercial Contract. CASE TITLE: FBN PLC v. STANDARD POLYPLASTIC INDUSTRIES LTD (2022) LPELR-57684(SC) JUDGMENT DATE: 13TH APRIL, 2022 PRACTICE AREA: COMMERCIAL LAW LEAD JUDGMENT: CHIMA CENTUS NWEZE, J.S.C. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: FACTS ​This is an appeal against the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Owerri Division delivered on the 23rd day…

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Whether the Public Officers Protection Act Applies to Suits Instituted Under the Fundamental Rights (Enforcement Procedure) Rules- Minister of Defence v. Yaganami

INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on the Enforcement of Fundamental Rights. CASE TITLE: MINISTER OF DEFENCE v. YAGANAMI & ANOR (2022) LPELR-57700(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 2ND JUNE, 2022 PRACTICE AREA: CONSTITUTIONAL LAW LEAD JUDGMENT: EBIOWEI TOBI, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: FACTS This is an appeal against the ruling and judgment of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Maiduguri Judicial…

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Duty of Court to Serve Hearing Notice on Parties Who Were Absent When a Case Was Adjourned- Heritage Bank v. Awolesi

CASE TITLE: HERITAGE BANK v. AWOLESI (2022) LPELR-57732(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 9TH JUNE, 2022 PRACTICE AREA: PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGMENT: PETER OYINKENIMIEMI AFFEN, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION: This appeal borders on the Service of Hearing Notice. FACTS: This appeal is against the ruling of the High Court of Lagos State delivered on 26/3/09 by Marsh, J….

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Status of an Unsigned Certified True Copy of Public Document(s)

CASE TITLE: ADO v. ABU GOVERNING COUNCIL & ORS (2022) LPELR-57675(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 1ST JUNE, 2022 PRACTICE AREA: LABOUR LAW LEAD JUDGMENT: MOHAMMED BABA IDRIS, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION: This appeal borders on Labour Law. FACTS: This appeal against the decision of the National Industrial Court, Kaduna Division in Suit No. NICN/ABJ/348/2018 was delivered on the…

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Pre-Trial Diversion from Criminal Proceedings: The Need for Legal Frameworks in Nigeria

The criminal process or criminal proceedings, without a doubt, comprises the arrest, prosecution, conviction, and sentencing of offenders, with varied punishments meted out to them. Thus, the goal of criminal law is to punish offenders, which is why those found guilty are sentenced to prison or death, depending on the circumstances. Furthermore, in order to…

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Pre-Election Matters Under the New Electoral Dispensation Simplified

George Olatunde Babalola,SAN, FCARB Meaning of Pre-Election Matters Election litigation is bound to occur in an electoral process. This is because, before every General Election is conducted in Nigeria, the Political Parties are required by law to conduct internal primary elections to nominate candidates that will represent them at the election. Disputes often arise from…

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