Dealing with a team of professional lawyers from your car insurance company after you are met with an unfortunate car accident is not easy to deal with. Without a wide array of knowledge, experience, and proper awareness of your legal claim, you will be at their mercy regarding the fate of your claim. So, itRead More
Legal Regulation of Surrogacy Contracts in Nigeria: Is the Consumer Delving into Delving Into Murky Waters?
Introduction The pioneer record of surrogacy had Hagar as the surrogate mother with Abraham and Sarah as the commissioning parents. This form of surrogacy commonly referred to as a partial surrogacy where the child born is only genetically related to one of the commissioning parents was prevalent in pre-colonial Nigerian societies. The practice of surrogacyRead More
Once you file a personal injury claim, all you need is to ensure you get maximum compensation. The key to a full recovery is earning adequate compensation that enables you to fully take care of yourself. So, you must take caution in whatever you do after the injury because it matters when making your claim.Read More
The Public Officers Protection Act and the Supreme Court’s Ruling in CIL Risk & Asset Management Ltd v. Ekiti State Government— by Moruff O. Balogun
Summary of Facts Sometime in the year 2007, the 1st respondent granted to the appellant title to a parcel of land measuring 26,672 hectares along Ikare Road, Ado Ekiti for the purpose of building a five star hotel.As evidence of the grant, a Certificate of Occupancy was issued to the appellant in the year 2008.Read More
The daily dispatches of news on the security situation in recent times must have seemed like a particularly repetitive exercise in déjà vu. The insurgency in the North East, banditry in the North West, herders/farmers’ clash in North Central, to kidnapping, armed robbery, youth militancy, and vandalism in the Southern region. They read like battleRead More
Constitution making or amendment process in any democratic polity is aherculean task due to its participatory modality – listening to peopleof different ideas, values and aspirations. A unanimous constitutionalarrangement is unrealistic even in the most homogeneous sovereign state.The integration of everyone’s purview into constitutionalconfiguration is impracticable. Invariably, every multifaceted state would always encounter morecumbersome controversyRead More
Introduction It is common knowledge that the Nigerian Courts will not award a relief that was not expressly claimed by a party at trial because the Courts are prevented from doling out unsolicited gifts like Father Christmas. However, it appears that many companies are unaware of an exception to this rule, which exists in theRead More
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, 7th of August 2020 in Abuja assented to the Companies and Allied Matters Bill, 2020 recently passed by the National Assembly. The new Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) is Nigeria’s most central and significant business legislation in three decades that affects the corporate and commercial business industry environment inRead More
Introduction Copyright is a branch of intellectual property that vests exclusive rights for creative works of authorship in respect of works provided for under Section 1(1) of the Copyright Act Chapter C28 Laws of Federation of Nigeria 2004 (the “Copyright Act”). As opposed to patents and industrial designs whose protection is dependent on its registration,Read More
Legitimacy, Illegitimacy & Legitimation: An Obstruction or Promotion of S.42 (2) of the 1999 Constitution?
Introduction According to the Supreme Court case of Lalli v Lalli, an illegitimate child is termed “a bastard child”, “a child born out of wedlock” or “a non-marital child. Black Law’s dictionary defined a bastard as a child who was born out of wedlock and is otherwise known as an illegitimate child who is aRead More