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NWLR This Week: Legality of Trial in Absentia- Principles and Exceptions

Parties:     Dingi Mohammed v. State Appeal No: SC/403/2015 Court:         Supreme Court Justices: IBRAHIM TANKO MUHAMMAD, J.S.C. (Presided) MARY UKAEGO PETER-ODILI J.S.C. OLUKAYODE ARIWOOLA, J.S.C. (Read...

EFCC is Not a Debt Recovery Agency: Diamond Bank V. Peter Opara & Ors

FACTS: The application for enforcement of their fundamental rights filed by the 1st and 2nd Respondents at the Federal High Court, Port-Harcourt Division, which led...

NWLR This Week: Visiting Error of Counsel on Litigant, Rules, Exceptions, Applications

Parties:      Dr. Samuel U. Isitor v. Mrs. Margaret Fakorede Appeal No: SC/364/2007 Court:         Supreme Court IBRAHIM TANKO MUHAMMAD, J.S.C. (Presided) MARY UKAEGO PETER-ODILI...

Laws Governing Real Estate Practice in Nigeria & What Every Realtor Should Know About...

Introduction Real estate practice in Nigeria is governed by a number of laws both at the Federal and State Levels. Apart from the Land Use...

Whether Consent Judgement is Applicable in Matrimonial Proceedings under Nigerian Legal System; The Petitioner’s...

INTRODUCTION People get married because they are in search of life-long companionship, through which they can fill their life with love and happiness. Then comes the exchange of matrimonial...

A Claimant Who Failed to Establish His Fundamental Title to Land Cannot Anchor His...

It has long been established that there are five methods of proofing title to land, in law. If a claimant hinges his title to...

Public Officers Protection Act/Law cannot be Invoked to Protect Fraudulent Public Officials

Preamble “It is not, and cannot be the intention of the law to compensate dishonest public officers with statutory protection that defeats the essence of...

NWLR This Week: Distinction between Judgment in Rem and Judgment in Personam

Parties:      Yanaty Petrochemical Limited v. Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Appeal No: SC/68/2016 Court:         Supreme Court Justices: IBRAHIM TANKO MUHAMMAD, J.S.C. (Presided) OLUKAYODE ARIWOOLA,...

NWLR This Week: When Court Can Convict The Accused on His Extra-Judicial Statement

Appeal: The State v. Danjuma John Obobolo Appeal No: SC/741/2014 Court: Supreme Court Justices: IBRAHIM TANKO MUHAMMAD, J.S.C. (Presided) MARY UKAEGO PETER-ODILI J.S.C. (Read the Leading Judgment) OLUKAYODE ARIWOOLA,...

Re-Adoption of Written Addresses Doesn’t Re-Open the Computation of Time within which Judgment is...

Section 294 (1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) mandates Courts to deliver its decision in writing not...