Is a Guarantor a Debtor?

Is a Guarantor a Debtor? DAILY LAW TIPS by Onyekachi Umah,Esq. (Tip 45) A GUARANTOR is technically a debtor. He is expected to pay where and when the Principal/Main Debtor fails to pay an agreed debt. Think twice before your sign a Guarantor’s form/agreement. My authorities: The case of CROWN FLOUR MILLS LTD V. OLOLAUN (2008) 4 NWLR […]

DAILY LAW TIPS by Onyekachi Umah,Esq. (Tip 43)

DAILY LAW TIPS by Onyekachi Umah,Esq. (Tip 43) Do you know that a tenant for a term certain (for a certain period of 1 year) upon the expiration of his rent & term does not need a Notice to Quit rather a 7 days Notice of Owners Intention to Recover his Premises. See sections 7 […]

DAILY LAW TIPS by Onyekachi Umah,Esq. (Tip 42)

DAILY LAW TIPS by Onyekachi Umah,Esq. (Tip 42) Area Courts are for all persons; both Christians and Muslims. It is for all Africans and non-Africans that agree to go before it. See section 14 and 15 Area Courts Act and equivalent laws in states. #DailyLawTips#LearnNigerianLaws#SabiLaw To receive our Daily Law Tips for free follow our […]

DAILY LAW TIPS by Onyekachi Umah,Esq. (Tip 41)

DAILY LAW TIPS by Onyekachi Umah,Esq. (Tip 41) Every litigant that intends to oppose a motion in a matter before a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory now has 7 days from the day of receipt of such motion to file his counter affidavit and written address. See the brand new HIGH COURT OF […]

DAILY LAW TIPS by Onyekachi Umah,Esq. (Tip 40)

DAILY LAW TIPS by Onyekachi Umah,Esq. (Tip 40) Court processes and other legal documents can be validly served on any person on a Saturday. Saturdays are not holidays in Nigeria like Sundays. Saturdays count! See the decided case of ETSAKO WEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT COUNCIL V. ISA (2014) 8 CLRN or (2104) LPCLR -23023 SC.Also see […]

DAILY LAW TIPS by Onyekachi Umah,Esq. (Tip 39)

DAILY LAW TIPS by Onyekachi Umah,Esq. (Tip 39) Happy valentines! It is an offence for a couple already married in English/Statutory Marriage to later seek to re-marry themselves under Traditional/Native/Customary law. It is an offence punishable with 5 years imprisonment! So couples that perform English wedding before payment of bride price and traditional weddings are […]

DAILY LAW TIPS by Onyekachi Umah,Esq. (Tip 36)

DAILY LAW TIPS by Onyekachi Umah,Esq. (Tip 36) A landlord is not expected to repay a tenant for repairs made by the tenant unless the landlord authorised the tenant in WRITING. So oral agreement between landlord and tenant over repairs to be done by tenant is not allowed in our laws. See section 15 of […]

DAILY LAW TIPS by Onyekachi Umah,Esq. (Tip 38)

DAILY LAW TIPS              by Onyekachi Umah, Esq.                   (Tip 38) Yes, the Pension Reform Act (PENCOM) applies to all Public servants, Private Sector Employers with 15 or more employees. See Section 2(1) and (2) of Pension Reform Act. #DailyLawTips #LearnNigerianLaws #SabiLaw […]

DAILY LAW TIPS by Onyekachi Umah,Esq. (Tip 37)

DAILY LAW TIPS              by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.                   (Tip 37)   Case of divorce or dissolution of marriage can only be filed and heard in a State High Court while a case for custody of a child can be filed and heard […]