Does Government Compensate for Land or for Developments?

Does Government Compensate for Land or for Developments? DAILY LAW TIPS by Onyekachi Umah,Esq. (Tip 63) No matter the size, location and long ownership of your land, no government will compensate you for your land if it compulsorily acquires it. Rather government shall compensate for unexhausted improvements/developments on such land, like buildings, crops, fence, well […]

Court for Adequacy of Land Compensation in Nigeria.

Court for Adequacy of Land Compensation.   DAILY LAW TIPS by Onyekachi Umah,Esq. (Tip 62) This focuses on the Court for determination of Adequacy of Land Compensation in Nigeria. Although State High Courts have exclusive jurisdiction to entertain cases of land disputes and none payment of compensation, there is NO court in Nigeria that has […]

Can Government Takeover Lands Without Notice?

Can Government Takeover Lands Without Notice? DAILY LAW TIPS by Onyekachi Umah,Esq. (Tip 61) Although all lands in a state belong to the Governor of such state, government cannot compulsorily acquire a land for overriding public interest without first issuing a valid Notice to the holder of right of occupancy of such land. Governors hold […]

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 […]

Courts for Land Cases In Nigeria

Courts for Land Cases In Nigeria DAILY LAW TIPS              by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.                   (Tip 35) Only the state high courts across Nigeria can entertain land dispute cases and land compensation cases. Hence, Magistrate Court, Federal High Court and Area Courts cannot […]

Punishment for Illegal Dealing on Petroleum Products

Punishment for Illegal Dealing on Petroleum Products DAILY LAW TIPS by Onyekachi Umah, Esq.    (Tip 34) There is punishment for any illegal dealing on petroleum products in any part of Nigeria. It is a criminal offence punishable with Life Imprisonment for any person to deal, package, hawk, sell or trade on Petroleum or petroleum products without […]