Daily Law Tips

Every weekday, we give free short tips on laws, rights, duties, procedures and legal remedies available in Nigeria (#DailyLawTips). And, on Mondays, our daily law tips focus only on Criminal Justice (#CriminalJusticeMonday). We share our DAILY LAW TIPS for free on our Website (www.LearnNigerianLaws.com), Instagram, Facebook, Whatsapp and Twitter accounts (@LearnNigerianLaws) to promote understanding of law.   

Any Law Sacking Local Government Chairmen Is Illegal.

Any Law Sacking Local Government Chairmen Is Illegal; The Theory of “Ekere Oru Eke”. Daily Law Tips (Tip 745) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LL.M, ACIArb(UK) Introduction:  Politics is the collection of processes and activities for the acquisition, consolidation and retention of power. Simply, politics leads to powers. In Nigeria and other countries with weak institutions, politics …

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Can Money Spent on Repairs be Recovered from Rent?

Can Money Spent on Repairs be Recovered from Rent? 

Can Money Spent on Repairs be Recovered from Rent?  Daily Law Tips (Tip 744) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LL.M, ACIArb(UK) Introduction: Often, tenants are forced to repair the property they occupy, instead of waiting for their nonchalant landlords. Some tenants also seek to recover the monies expended on such repairs from their landlords. Most times, …

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When Must An Agent Refund Money Paid for his Master/Principal? 

When Must An Agent Refund Money Paid for his Master/Principal? 

When Must An Agent Refund Money Paid for his Master/Principal?  Daily Law Tips (Tip 743) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LL.M, ACIArb(UK) Introduction: It is common to find a person/company that work through another person/company. This nature of affairs creates agency, where a master/principal acts through another person (agent). In such circumstances, the actions and inactions …

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Bovi and the Nigerian Flag; where is the Offence?

Bovi and the Nigerian Flag; where is the Offence?

Bovi and the Nigerian Flag; where is the Offence? Daily Law Tips (Tip 742) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LL.M, ACIArb(UK) Introduction: The cloth of the Nigerian comedian, Bovi to the 14th HEADIES has come with an avalanche of controversies. Since the 21 February 2021, that Bovi (Mr. Abovi Ugboma) anchored the Nigerian biggest music award, …

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Immunity for Past Governors In Nigeria. 

Immunity for Past Governors In Nigeria. 

Immunity for Past Governors In Nigeria.  Daily Law Tips (Tip 741) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LL.M, ACIArb(UK) Introduction: For every action there is a reaction, but not when one is a Governor, Deputy Governor, President or Vice President of Nigeria. Yes, holder of the above-mentioned elective offices enjoy immunity from prosecution in any civil or …

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How to Obtain Letters of Administration.

How to Obtain Letters of Administration.

How to Obtain Letters of Administration. Daily Law Tips (Tip 740) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LL.M, ACIArb(UK) Introduction: One of the features of human beings is the ability to die. Death is the end of the physical existence of a human being and this brings some legal challenges. It creates questions like, what happens to …

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Custody of Children of Traditional Marriages and the “Chichidodo”.

Custody of Children of Traditional Marriages and the “Chichidodo”.

Custody of Children of Traditional Marriages and the “Chichidodo”. Daily Law Tips (Tip 739) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LL.M, ACIArb(UK) Introduction:  There are several forms of marriages in Nigeria. Some are lawful and some are unlawul (like, same sex marriages). Among the lawful marriages in Nigeria are English marriage, Customary marriage and Islamic marriage. Since …

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Persons That Must Obtain SCUML (EFCC) Certificate.

Persons That Must Obtain SCUML (EFCC) Certificate.

Persons That Must Obtain SCUML (EFCC) Certificate. Daily Law Tips (Tip 738) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LL.M, ACIArb(UK) Introduction: While many banks and bankers may not worry or warn a customer when accepting deposits, they sure will warn and demand for an Anti-Money Laundering certificate (often referred to as SCUML Certificate/EFCC Clearance) before allowing withdrawals …

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Stripping Suspects Naked is Torture and it’s a Crime. 

Stripping Suspects Naked is Torture and it’s a Crime. 

Stripping Suspects Naked is Torture and it’s a Crime.  Daily Law Tips (Tip 737) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LL.M, ACIArb(UK) Introduction:  Across Nigeria, most persons (suspects) upon being arrested and detained are forced by the arresting officers to remove their clothes, belts, shoes, phones, wrist watches and other personal belongings. Most suspects are detained in …

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Can Police Punish Unlawful Protesters? 

Can Police Punish Unlawful Protesters? 

Can Police Punish Unlawful Protesters?  Daily Law Tips (Tip 736) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LL.M, ACIArb(UK) Introduction:  One of the benefits of democracy (especially in theories) is the separation of power and the respect for rule of law. The three (3) arms of government stick to their constitutionally provided roles and above all, every person …

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