Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LL.M, ACIArb(UK)

Onyekachi Umah is a private Legal Practitioner with amazing experience in human right, criminal law and civil law including; pre-trial detention, human rights, intellectual property, transaction and regulatory advisory, corporate, commercial and investment law and energy law as well as litigation and arbitration arising from them. He is a Legal Awareness Expert and also a Certified Arbitrator both in Nigeria and the United Kingdom. Onyekachi is the managing partner of a leading law firm; Bezaleel Chambers International. He is the founder and President of Sabi Law Foundation with a free law awareness program known as www.LearnNigerianLaws.com. Mr. Umah has written over Four Hundred (400) free to access articles and materials on law with a desire to enlighten the public. He was featured as the Legal Personality of the Week by This Day Newspaper (a leading national newspaper) on its September 11, 2018 edition and was also featured on the NigeriaLawyer.com as the Legal Personality of the Week on November 14, 2018. Click to read more.

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Custody of a Child In Customary Marriage: How and To Whom?

Custody of a Child In Customary Marriage: How and To Whom? Daily Law Tips (Tip 664) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LL.M, ACIArb(UK) Introduction:  Ahead of the intrusion of Africa by Europeans, Africans had families and marriages according to native law and customs. Today, we Africans, still have a choice to conduct customary marriages with or without …

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English Marriages Outside Marriage Registries and Churches Are Valid.

English Marriages Outside Marriage Registries and Churches Are Valid. Daily Law Tips (Tip 663) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LL.M, ACIArb(UK) Introduction:  There are basically two types of marriages in Nigeria; Customary marriage and English marriage. While Customary marriage (including Islamic marriage) allows polygamy, English marriage is a union between a man and a woman. English marriage …

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An Adjournment For A More Senior Lawyer to Handle A Case Is A Professional Misconduct.

An Adjournment For A More Senior Lawyer to Handle A Case Is A Professional Misconduct. Daily Law Tips (Tip 662) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LL.M, ACIArb(UK) INTRODUCTION:  Litigation is not a hide and seek game. Parties on both sides of a case must be granted adequate facility (including, time) to prepare and present their cases. …

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What Must Happen To Judges That Are Careless With Bail?

What Must Happen To Judges That Are Careless With Bail? Daily Law Tips (Tip 661) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LL.M, ACIArb(UK) Introduction:  Bail is a fundamental human right of all persons in Nigeria. Every person in Nigeria is assumed to be innocent. Every suspect or defendant is entitled to police and court bail. Every offence is …

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Approval For Marriage Of Female Officers/Staff Is Unconstitutional and Discriminatory.

Approval For Marriage For Female Officers/Staff Is Unconstitutional and Discriminatory. Daily Law Tips (Tip 660) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LL.M, ACIArb(UK) Introduction:  Military and paramilitary formations are very disciplined and often perceived as exclusive heaven for men. However, only few women are found in such sectors and without huge discrimination. This work reveals and condemns the …

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There Can Be Fair Hearing Without Oral Hearing.

There Can Be Fair Hearing Without Oral Hearing. Daily Law Tips (Tip 659) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LL.M, ACIArb(UK) At several times, both judicial and non-judicial bodies/committees are set up to investigate and determine the rights and obligations of persons. It may be by employers, schools, professional bodies, religious groups, unions, associations or government. The …

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Who Is A Reasonable Person In Nigeria?

Who Is A Reasonable Person In Nigeria? Daily Law Tips (Tip 658) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LL.M, ACIArb(UK) It is common to find many laws and rules, creating or leaving duties and affairs of men to the standard of a reasonable person. So, several things in law are not measured mathematically, economically, socially, financially or …

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Tenants & Squatters Can Sue Landlords For Violation of Human Rights.

Tenants & Squatters Can Sue Landlords For Violation of Human Rights. Daily Law Tips (Tip 657) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LL.M, ACIArb(UK)  Tenancy relationship, like any other relationship, can grow sour. Unfortunately, tenancy relationship is often unavoidable, since a person must be a tenant or landlord or even both. However, in countries like Nigeria where people …

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Why Courts Must Hear Stupid Applications/Motions?

Why Courts Must Hear Stupid Applications/Motions? Daily Law Tips (Tip 656) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LL.M, ACIArb(UK) It is not strange to find applications and motions designed to deliberately delay courts and pervert the course of justice. Judgments of courts are full of warnings to legal practitioners, who connive with clients to abuse court processes. …

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Lawyers No Longer Need SCUML (EFCC) Certificate.

Lawyers No Longer Need SCUML (EFCC) Certificate. Daily Law Tips (Tip 655) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LL.M, ACIArb(UK) There are several professionals and businesses that must obtain Anti-Money Laundering certificate (often referred to as SCUML Certificate/EFCC Clearance) before they can operate bank accounts. So, Special Control Unit against Money Laundering (SCUML) Certificate is a vital …

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