HOW TO APPEAL A JUDGEMENT IN NIGERIA

Appealing a judgment is simply to invite a higher Court than the Court that adjudicated and gave judgment on a matter, to find out whether the lower Court arrived at a correct decision after evaluating and considering the facts before it and the applicable laws. This article seeks to give an overview of appeal and [...]

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OVERVIEW OF THE JURISDICTION OF THE FEDERAL HIGH COURT IN NIGERIA

The jurisdiction of the Federal High Court is enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended), which provides for the judiciary arm of Government (the Courts). Section 249 (1) of the Constitution created the Federal High Court, which is the third-highest court in the hierarchy of courts in Nigeria. The [...]

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LEGAL REMEDIES FOR MALICIOUS PROSECUTION IN NIGERIA

Malicious prosecution could be defined as a tort arising from unsuccessful criminal or civil proceedings instituted against another party with malice and without probable or reasonable cause. It is also defined as the tort of initiating criminal prosecution or civil suit against another party with malice and without probable cause. Where any person has been [...]

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PROCEDURE FOR ENFORCEMENT OF JUDGMENT IN NIGERIA

ENFORCEMENT OF JUDGMENTS IN NIGERIA All superior courts have a uniform procedure for enforcement governed by the Sheriffs and Civil Process Act. The Sheriffs and Civil Process Act, Judgment (Enforcement) Rules, and the Rules of Court collectively govern the enforcement of a judgment in Nigeria. Procedure for Enforcement of Judgment The procedure for enforcement will [...]

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OVERVIEW OF FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN RIGHTS IN NIGERIA

FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN RIGHTS IN NIGERIA Fundamental rights are those rights that have been recognized and have constitutional backing in Nigeria, these rights are contained in chapter IV of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, as amended (CFRN, 1999). For the purpose of this discussion, our focus would be limited to chapter IV, [...]

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HOW TO SUE A COMPANY IN NIGERIA

SUING A COMPANY IN NIGERIA HOW TO SUE A COMPANY An incorporated company has a separate entity distinct from the individuals who are shareholders and directors in control of the company’s operations. The procedure for how to sue a company is not far-fetched from the procedure for suing an ordinary person, because a company is [...]

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