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How I was able to Easily Memorise Legal Authorities for Bar Finals

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As of the beginning of third term, I had never drafted a full charge sheet, either in class or during my personal reading.

I simply didn’t grasp the concept very well and it all just seemed confusing.

Nonetheless, by exam time, I was fully up to speed and I’m quite certain that my criminal law result is likely to be one of my highest. Read More…

Should the Provision of Order V Rule 10(1) of the Matrimonial Causes Rules, 2004 Be Strictly Complied With?

In Nigeria, the Courts have in a plethora of cases struck out Matrimonial Causes Petitions for being grossly incompetent on the ground that the petitioner failed to comply strictly with the provision of Order V Rule 10(1) of the Matrimonial Causes Rules (hereinafter referred to as the MCR). Read More…

THE LAW OF EVIDENCE IN CIVIL CLAIMS IN NIGERIA – A PRIMER FROM THE CASES

INTRODUCTION 

The Law of evidence plays a vital role in the world of litigation. Many times, civil claims no matter how believable fail to arrive at the Eldorado of a favourable judgment due to the exclusionary rules of evidence. It is in this regard that it is sometimes said that a good case can in fact be poorly conducted and lost in Court. Read More…

Prostitution: A Legit Business and the Reflection of the Demarcating Lines of Legality and Illegality in Nigeria

Did you know that “Olosho”, “Ashawo”, “public toilet” as innocent and “virgin-Nigerians” angrily call them are actually not breaking any law in Nigeria? Don’t be shocked if I reiterate that prostitution is a legit business in Nigeria.  Prostitution is condoned and tolerated in various forms and manners. Paying for sex in cash or in kind is part of day-to-day social relationships.

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THE OPERATION OF PLEA OF GUILTY AND DEFENCE FOUNDED ON WITCHCRAFT IN MURDER TRIALS

THE OPERATION OF PLEA OF GUILTY AND DEFENCE FOUNDED ON WITCHCRAFT IN MURDER TRIALS

Note: The following is only an exposition based on media stories. The stories presented by the media may not be same as that to be presented before the court.  The court would only rely on what is before it in the administration of criminal justice.

Few days ago, a sad and hairraising story made the news as news platforms and reporters spread the story of 15yearold Odo Chiamaka who allegedly confessed to have killed her boss’ sixmonthold baby on the instructions of a witchcraft group she was initiated into through a communion of friendship expressed in the breaking and sharing of biscuits back in her primary school days.

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Duties of a trustee

The duty to act as a trustee is considered a very important one. It carries great responsibly and should not be taken lightly, primarily because the court does not take it lightly. So misconduct on the part of the trustee can attract severe sanction from the court, criminal and civil. Perhaps, the reason for this is the root of trusts, particularly the untrustworthy nature of several early trustees. Read More…

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