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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THE PROOF OF PENETRATION UNDER THE OFFENCE OF RAPE

CASE TITLE: JOHN v. STATE (2020) LPELR-49635(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 18TH MAY, 2020 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGE: MUHAMMED LAWAL SHUAIBU, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT:   INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on the Offences of Armed Robbery and Rape. FACTS This appeal is against the judgment of the High Court of Akwa Ibom State, sitting at Etinan…

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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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WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE LAW FOR A CRIMINAL BREACH OF TRUST TO OCCUR

CASE TITLE: KURE v. COP (2020) LPELR-49378(SC) JUDGMENT DATE: 24TH JANUARY, 2020 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGE: PAUL ADAMU GALUMJE, J.S.C. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Criminal Law and Procedure.  FACTS This is an appeal against the decision of the Court of Appeal sitting in Kaduna. The Appellant a “veterinarian”…

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CAN A COMPLETELY CONSTITUTED GIFT OF LAND MADE INTER VIVOS BY AN ANCESTOR WHO LET THE DONEE INTO POSSESSION BE REVOKED?

CASE TITLE: EKWEOGU & ORS v. ANYAMA & ORS (2020) LPELR-49292(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 21ST JANUARY, 2020 PRACTICE AREA: LAND LAW LEAD JUDGE: ITA GEORGE MBABA, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Land Law. FACTS This Appeal is against the judgment of Imo State High Court in Suit No. HOR/46/99 delivered on 24th September 2013 by…

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EFFECT OF FAILURE TO SERVE NOTICE OF REVOCATION OF RIGHT OF OCCUPANCY

HEADING: EFFECT OF FAILURE TO SERVE NOTICE OF REVOCATION OF RIGHT OF OCCUPANCY CASE TITLE: ATUME v. BAKODO (2020) LPELR-49162(CA)  JUDGMENT DATE: 10TH JANUARY, 2020  PRACTICE AREA: LAND LAW LEAD JUDGE: ABDULLAHI MAHMUD BAYERO, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on the declaration of title to land. FACTS This Appeal germinated from the judgment of the…

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IS A MEDICAL REPORT ADMISSIBLE EVEN IF NOT TENDERED THROUGH THE MAKER?

CASE TITLE: ETUK-UDO v. STATE (2020) LPELR-49164(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 7TH JANUARY, 2020 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGE: OBANDE FESTUS OGBUINYA, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on criminal law and procedure. FACTS This appeal queries the correctness of the decision of the High Court of Akwa Ibom State, holden at Abak, coram…

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CAN THE IDENTIFICATION OF AN ACCUSED PERSON TO ONESELF WITHOUT DISCLOSING THE FACT TO ANOTHER PROPERLY SUSTAIN A CONVICTION?

CASE TITLE: IDOKO v. STATE (2019) LPELR-48957(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 9TH DECEMBER, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE LEAD JUDGE: AYOBODE OLUJIMI LOKULO-SODIPE, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on criminal law and procedure. FACTS This appeal is against the judgment of the High Court of Imo State, Owerri, which was delivered by Justice P.O….

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WHETHER A PETITIONER CAN FRAME HIS GROUNDS FOR CHALLENGING AN ELECTION OUTSIDE THE GROUNDS PRESCRIBED BY LAW

CASE TITLE: WAYO & ANOR v. TYOUGH & ORS (2019) LPELR-48779(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 1ST NOVEMBER, 2019 PRACTICE AREA: ELECTION PETITION LEAD JUDGE: ONYEKACHI AJA OTISI, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Election Petition. FACTS This is an appeal against the judgment and orders of the National and State Houses of Assembly Election Tribunal sitting in…

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