Onyekachi Umah

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.

NEW DEADLINE FOR METERING OF ELECTRICITY CUSTOMERS IN NIGERIA.* Daily Law Tips (Tip 536) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on 20 February 2020 issued a new deadline for metering of all electricity customers in Nigeria. NERC also abolished estimated billing of customers by electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs). Earlier in 2018, NERC in order to ensure electricity customers were metered introduced programs that allowed DISCOs to engage third parties (Meter …

NEW DEADLINE FOR METERING OF ELECTRICITY CUSTOMERS IN NIGERIA.* Daily Law Tips (Tip 536) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK) Read More »

CAN A MARRIED WOMAN INHERIT HER PARENTS’ PROPERTY? Daily Law Tips (Tip 535) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

When a woman marries whether by traditional or English law methods, most tribes in Nigeria expect her to move away from her parents’ house and join her husband (her new home). Such transition seems to cause serious changes in lives and rights of married women, even to the extent of loss of identity, indigeneship and …

CAN A MARRIED WOMAN INHERIT HER PARENTS’ PROPERTY? Daily Law Tips (Tip 535) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK) Read More »

EFFECT OF MISTAKE IN THE YEAR OF A JUDGEMENT BEING APPEALED AGAINST.* Daily Law Tips (Tip 534) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

After judgment is delivered by a court, dissatisfied party can appeal against such judgment, where the court is not final. There cannot be an appeal over the judgment of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. The Supreme Court is final. Bing human, it is not unusual for lawyers to make mistakes. Mistakes of counsel can affect …

EFFECT OF MISTAKE IN THE YEAR OF A JUDGEMENT BEING APPEALED AGAINST.* Daily Law Tips (Tip 534) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK) Read More »

EFFECT OF MISTAKE IN THE YEAR OF A JUDGEMENT BEING APPEALED AGAINST.* Daily Law Tips (Tip 534) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

After judgment is delivered by a court, dissatisfied party can appeal against such judgment, where the court is not final. There cannot be an appeal over the judgment of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. The Supreme Court is final. Bing human, it is not unusual for lawyers to make mistakes. Mistakes of counsel can affect …

EFFECT OF MISTAKE IN THE YEAR OF A JUDGEMENT BEING APPEALED AGAINST.* Daily Law Tips (Tip 534) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK) Read More »

COMPENSATION OF WORKERS THAT CONTACT DISEASES AT WORKPLACE. * Daily Law Tips (Tip 533) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

Workers are often exposed to avalanche of occupational hazards and diseases. What happens when workers contact diseases at their workplace? Are workers entitled to compensation and who pays such compensation? What is the place of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF)? All employees/workers in Nigeria, both private and public, are entitled to compensation for …

COMPENSATION OF WORKERS THAT CONTACT DISEASES AT WORKPLACE. * Daily Law Tips (Tip 533) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK) Read More »

*DURATION OF SICK LEAVE WITH PAY IN NIGERIA.* Daily Law Tips (Tip 532) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

Sickness is the state of being ill. Workers in Nigeria, are by law entitled to a particular duration of sick leave with pay(salary). So, no employer can deny or reduce the stipulated period of sick leave for any worker in Nigeria. This applies to any worker in Nigeria; public (government) or private sectors. By law, …

*DURATION OF SICK LEAVE WITH PAY IN NIGERIA.* Daily Law Tips (Tip 532) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK) Read More »

*WHO MUST PAY THE COST OF MEDICAL EXAMINATION OF ALL WORKERS IN NIGERIA.* Daily Law Tips (Tip 531) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

It is common to find employers requesting their workers to undergo medical examinations. Is this legal and if legal who should pay for such test? Workers, employers and employment contracts/affairs are governed by federal laws including the Labour Act. Clearly, the law requires every worker that enters into an employment agreement to be medically examined …

*WHO MUST PAY THE COST OF MEDICAL EXAMINATION OF ALL WORKERS IN NIGERIA.* Daily Law Tips (Tip 531) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK) Read More »

*HOW TO AVOID BUSINESS LOSSES & LEGAL LIABILITIES FROM CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19).* Daily Law Tips (Tip 530) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

Businesses and ventures are never without risks. Good business models are designed to beat challenges and overcome risks. While most business risks are foreseeable, some are not, rather unpredictable- act of god. The pandemic Coronavirus crept into the world, frustrating agreements, shutting down lives and businesses. Below are strategies to assist businesses control their risks …

*HOW TO AVOID BUSINESS LOSSES & LEGAL LIABILITIES FROM CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19).* Daily Law Tips (Tip 530) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK) Read More »

*CAN A CHILD SUE HIS/HER PARENTS FOR FAILURE TO PROVIDE FOR HIM/HER?* Daily Law Tips (Tip 529) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

Child rights are protected by the constitution of Nigeria and also the Child’s Rights Act. Parents and guardians have enormous rights and duties over their children. Care, provision and maintenance of child is not only a moral duty but a statutory duty of parents/guardians. In Nigeria, CHILD is a person under the age of 18 …

*CAN A CHILD SUE HIS/HER PARENTS FOR FAILURE TO PROVIDE FOR HIM/HER?* Daily Law Tips (Tip 529) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK) Read More »

DEADLINE FOR PAYMENT OF ANNUAL RETURNS BY RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS, SOCIETIES, CLUBS AND NGOs.* Daily Law Tips (Tip 528) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

Non-Business and Not-For-Profit organizations are registered in Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) as RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS, SOCIETIES, CLUBS AND NGOs. For now, such organizations don’t pay tax but they are to file and pay annual returns every year to CAC. To show that such institutions are still in existence among other things, they are expected to file …

DEADLINE FOR PAYMENT OF ANNUAL RETURNS BY RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS, SOCIETIES, CLUBS AND NGOs.* Daily Law Tips (Tip 528) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK) Read More »