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*MAXIMUM PERIOD FOR EMPLOYERS TO PAY HOSPITAL BILLS OF WORKERS IN ABUJA.* Daily Law Tips (Tip 601) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LL.M, ACIArb(UK)

The National Assembly makes laws for the Federal Capital Territory. Among the laws operational in Abuja is the Hospital Fees Act. The Act has been in existence since 30th August 1917 and has not been repealed. By the said law, an employer is liable to pay all monies charged for treatment of his servant in …

*MAXIMUM PERIOD FOR EMPLOYERS TO PAY HOSPITAL BILLS OF WORKERS IN ABUJA.* Daily Law Tips (Tip 601) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LL.M, ACIArb(UK) Read More »

*REQUIREMENTS FOR A VALID SALE OF CUSTOMARY (VILLAGE) LAND.* Daily Law Tips (Tip 600) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LL.M. ACIArb(UK)

As you may know, writing (documents and documentation) is unknown to customary/native law in Nigeria. Writing is alien, unknown and not needed for any thing done under customary (native/traditional) law. The reason for this is not far fetched; writing is an invention unknown to our customs and traditions. No person is expected to proof any …

*REQUIREMENTS FOR A VALID SALE OF CUSTOMARY (VILLAGE) LAND.* Daily Law Tips (Tip 600) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LL.M. ACIArb(UK) Read More »

*WILL COURTS CONSIDER SMS, EMAILS AND LETTERS AS PART OF AGREEMENTS?* Daily Law Tips (Tip 599) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

An agreement can be written or oral. Although, the courts are not omniscience, they are often invited to determine disputes arising from agreements that they were not part of. So, what then are the documents that courts evaluate in determining disputes arising from agreements? Below are the words of the Supreme Court of Nigeria on …

*WILL COURTS CONSIDER SMS, EMAILS AND LETTERS AS PART OF AGREEMENTS?* Daily Law Tips (Tip 599) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK) Read More »

*SCHOOLS IN NIGERIA CANNOT RESUME OUTSIDE THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER IN ANY YEAR.* DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 598) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

Whether private or public school, government or religious school, city or rural school, mixed or single sex school, day or boarding school, no school or college in Nigeria, is allowed to start a school year in any month other than the month of September. And, each school year (academic year) must end in the month …

*SCHOOLS IN NIGERIA CANNOT RESUME OUTSIDE THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER IN ANY YEAR.* DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 598) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK) Read More »

*CAN A WRITTEN AGREEMENT BE CHANGED ORALLY?* Daily Law Tips (Tip 590) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

Generally, agreements can be made orally or in writing. The Nigerian courts recognise and uphold oral and written agreements. While oral agreements can be changed by or with written agreements, one wonders if written agreements can be changed orally? And, what will be the case, where oral agreements, though not written, are recorded electronically, can …

*CAN A WRITTEN AGREEMENT BE CHANGED ORALLY?* Daily Law Tips (Tip 590) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK) Read More »

*5 WAYS TO PROVE OWNERSHIP OF LAND IN NIGERIA.* Daily Law Tips (Tip 588) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

Land disputes are prevalent across Nigeria. Most communal clashes stem from land disputes. Aside Internet fraud, land transaction is a common tool in the hands of fraudsters. Learning how to prove ownership of land is a vital skill in Nigeria. Ahead of a land dispute, the skill will enable land owners, sellers, purchasers and beneficiaries …

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EVERY ACADEMIC YEAR IN NIGERIA MUST END IN JUNE IN ANY YEAR. DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 586) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

There is a federal law in Nigeria that regulates when school/academic years commence and end in Nigeria. Every school and college in Nigeria is by law mandated to commence school year in the month September and to end same in the month of June of the subsequent year. This applies to private or public schools, …

EVERY ACADEMIC YEAR IN NIGERIA MUST END IN JUNE IN ANY YEAR. DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 586) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK) Read More »

*CAN A LANDLORD INCREASE RENT WITHOUT CONSENT OF HIS TENANT? * Daily Law Tips (Tip 585) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

Often, Landlords unilaterally (without consulting tenants) increase rent and thereafter send “Notice of Rent Increment” to tenants. Such landlords consider tenants as mere inferior parties and as such, they (the landlords) do not need consent of tenants to increase rent. Tenants are dismissed by landlords with comments like; “… if he cannot pay, let him …

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*HOW TO LEGALLY ALTER THE ACADEMIC YEAR OF SCHOOLS IN NIGERIA.* DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 583) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

School/academic year of schools and colleges in Nigeria is regulated by a federal law. It is not left at the discretion of schools managements, boards, teachers’ unions or state commissioners of education. By the provisions of the School Year (Variation) Act 1991, private or public schools, government or religious schools, city or rural schools, mixed …

*HOW TO LEGALLY ALTER THE ACADEMIC YEAR OF SCHOOLS IN NIGERIA.* DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 583) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK) Read More »

*HOW TO PROVE INCORPORATION OF A COMPANY IN NIGERIA. * Daily Law Tips (Tip 582) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

Organised businesses in Nigeria are often registered as Business Names or incorporated as Companies. Doing business, operating bank accounts, acquiring land, obtaining loans, seeking tax holidays and waivers, and bidding for government contracts, are among the top reasons, businesses get formalised and registered in Nigeria. Incorporation of companies and registration of business names, among other …

*HOW TO PROVE INCORPORATION OF A COMPANY IN NIGERIA. * Daily Law Tips (Tip 582) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK) Read More »