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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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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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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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Any Appointment of Local Government Chairmen Is Unlawful.

Any Appointment of Local Government Chairmen Is Unlawful.

Any Appointment of Local Government Chairmen Is Unlawful. Daily Law Tips (Tip 735) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LL.M, ACIArb(UK) Introduction: It is common to find democratically elected governors of states in Nigeria who shamelessly appoint chairmen and vice chairmen for local governments in their states. Also, there are several state governors who sack their appointed …

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Supreme Court’s Position On Whether Jurisdiction Must Be Prioritized.

Supreme Court’s Position On Whether Jurisdiction Must Be Prioritized.

Supreme Court’s Position On Whether Jurisdiction Must Be Prioritized. Daily Law Tips (Tip 733) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LL.M, ACIArb(UK) Introduction:  Jurisdiction is the authority of a court to entertain a case, handle a case and give judgment on the case. Different courts in Nigeria have different authorities to treat different cases, and no court …

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The Central Bank of Nigeria Notices on Cryptocurrencies; a Ban or a Banger?

The Central Bank of Nigeria Notices on Cryptocurrencies; a Ban or a Banger?

The Central Bank of Nigeria Notices on Cryptocurrencies; a Ban or a Banger? Daily Law Tips (Tip 732) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LL.M, ACIArb(UK) Introduction:  No doubt, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is the bankers bank in Nigeria and more importantly, the regulator of banking sector and federal treasury. With the recent prohibition of …

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COVID-19 Exemption for Religious Gatherings.

COVID-19 Exemption for Religious Gatherings.

COVID-19 Exemption for Religious Gatherings. Daily Law Tips (Tip 728) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LL.M, ACIArb(UK) Introduction:  On the 26 January 2021, the President of Nigeria signed a new federal regulation on COVID-19. Among other things, the new regulation signed by President Buhari criminalizes the non-use of face mask in public places. It also limited …

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Punishments For Landlords and Tenants In Nigeria.

Punishments For Landlords and Tenants In Nigeria.

Punishments For Landlords and Tenants In Nigeria. Daily Law Tips (Tip 726) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LL.M, ACIArb(UK) Introduction:  Several times landlords ask for the punishments for tenants. Landlords inquire about fines and imprisonment terms for tenants that breach tenancy agreements. Also, tenants wonder about the punishment for landlords in their tenancy relationship. Tenants want …

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Failure to Have “NIN” Is an Offence.

Failure to Have “NIN” Is an Offence.

Failure to Have “NIN” Is an Offence.  Daily Law Tips (Tip 723) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LL.M, ACIArb(UK) Introduction:  To manage the identity and particulars of persons in Nigeria, the federal government of Nigeria enacted a federal law for the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC). The federal law was made in 2007 but became popular …

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