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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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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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When Courts Must Refuse To Consider Issues/Applications Before It.

When Courts Must Refuse To Consider Issues/Applications Before It. Daily Law Tips (Tip 651) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LL.M, ACIArb(UK) Where there are disputes, parties are allowed to approach a court of law for settlement of their dispute. Courts in Nigeria, have rights to entertain disputes of varying degrees and types and must rule and determine …

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How to Get Bail After 24 Hours of Arrest in Nigeria.

How to Get Bail After 24 Hours of Arrest in Nigeria. Daily Law Tips (Tip 648) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LL.M, ACIArb(UK) In Nigeria, every person (including suspects and defendants/accused persons) is assumed to be innocent until a court declares a person guilty. This is a constitutional right that should not be violated by any person …

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The Minimum Financial Threshold for EFCC Cases. 

The Minimum Financial Threshold for EFCC Cases. Daily Law Tips (Tip 644) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LL.M, ACIArb(UK) What is the minimum amount of money (financial threshold) that must be involved in a financial crime, for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to get involved in investigation/prosecution? Rightly or wrongly, there is a believe out …

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Oral Application for Bail is Allowed in High Courts.

*Oral Application for Bail is Allowed in High Courts.* Daily Law Tips (Tip 643) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LL.M, ACIArb(UK) In Nigeria, like in other countries, there are types of courts (inferior/state-owned and superior/federal-owned courts). There is a hierarchy, with some courts being at the base for small claims and simple offences. The courts at the …

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Legality of SCUML (EFCC) Certificate.

Legality of SCUML (EFCC) Certificate. Daily Law Tips (Tip 641) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LL.M, ACIArb(UK) Professionals and businesses in Nigeria may not worry about Special Control Unit against Money Laundering (SCUML), until when seeking to open/operate a bank account. Banks will not allow certain businesses and professionals to open/operate bank account without presenting a …

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Head of a Police Station Must Make Monthly Report of Arrests to a Magistrate.

Head of a Police Station Must Make Monthly Report of Arrests to a Magistrate. Daily Law Tips (Tip 638) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LL.M, ACIArb(UK) Gone are the days suspects (including mere civil debtors) where detained for months/years in police stations and other offices of law enforcement agencies, without arraignment (without being charged to court). Part …

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How is the Controller-General of Nigerian Correctional Service Appointed?

Daily Law Tips (Tip 633) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LL.M, ACIArb(UK) There are no prisons in Nigeria! Yes, prisons in Nigeria are now Correctional Centers, following a statutory change of name in mid 2019. The former Nigerian Prisons Service is now the Nigerian Correctional Service, headed by a Controller-General. Following the enactment of a new …

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