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*CAN A WOMAN BE CHARGED WITH RAPE ?* Daily Law Tips (Tip 595) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LL.M, ACIArb(UK)

Since rape is about penetration without consent, can a woman be charged with rape? Does a woman have anatomical (physical body structures) abilities to sexually penetrate a person? Does any law in Nigeria provide that a woman can be charged with rape? If there is any such law, does it operate across all states in …

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CHILD MARRIAGE/ABUSE IS A CRIME (RAPE): AN EXPOSÉ ON LAWS PROHIBITING CHILD MARRIAGE. Daily Law Tips (Tip 593) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

INTRODUCTION: There seem to be a misconception that Nigeria has gaps in her laws that allow pedophiles (persons that are sexually attracted to children) to get away with rape in the name of customary or Islamic marriage. In the contrary, there are adequate laws to fight child marriage and all forms of sexual abuse. Although, …

CHILD MARRIAGE/ABUSE IS A CRIME (RAPE): AN EXPOSÉ ON LAWS PROHIBITING CHILD MARRIAGE. Daily Law Tips (Tip 593) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK) Read More »

*CAN A HUSBAND RAPE HIS WIFE ?* Daily Law Tips (Tip 592) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

It is common to find people argue that a man cannot rape his wife or cannot be punished for raping his wife. They also argue that a wife must always grant sex to her husband and that where a husband forces, drugs or deceives his wife to have sex, it is not rape. Many husbands …

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*WHEN IS SEDUCTION OR INDECENT DRESSING A JUSTIFICATION FOR RAPE IN NIGERIA?* Daily Law Tips (Tip 591) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

RAPE is an act of sexual intercourse, wherein a male knowingly penetrates a female’s vagina that is not his wife’s with his penis, without the consent of the penetrated female or with her consent that was obtained by fraud, force, threat, intimidation, deceit or impersonation. In proving rape, there is need to establish slightest penetration …

*WHEN IS SEDUCTION OR INDECENT DRESSING A JUSTIFICATION FOR RAPE IN NIGERIA?* Daily Law Tips (Tip 591) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK) Read More »

*HARMFUL WIDOWHOOD PRACTICES (TRADITIONS) ARE ILLEGAL IN NIGERIA.* DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 589) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

Many are the afflictions of widows in Nigeria. Most communities and traditions have been in existence long before the independence of Nigeria in 1960 and her latest constitution of 1999. Hence, ignorance, quest for dominance, selective amnesia and wickedness among others, often embolden many Nigerians (including the educated ones) to assume that their cultures and …

*HARMFUL WIDOWHOOD PRACTICES (TRADITIONS) ARE ILLEGAL IN NIGERIA.* DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 589) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK) Read More »

*HOW TO PROVE TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE IN NIGERIA. * Daily Law Tips (Tip 573) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

English marriage (also known as; statutory marriage, court marriage, white marriage and marriage under the Act) and traditional or Islamic marriages (also known as; customary marriage, native marriage, village marriage, “Igba Nukwu” in Igbo land, “Igbeyawo” in Yoruba land and “Aure” in Islamic law) are recognized legal marriages in Nigeria. English marriage in Nigeria is …

*HOW TO PROVE TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE IN NIGERIA. * Daily Law Tips (Tip 573) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK) Read More »

*HOW TO LEGALLY DECLARE STATE OF EMERGENCY OVER COVID-19 IN NIGERIA OR ANY STATE. * Daily Law Tips (Tip 570) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

There is great difference between lockdown and state of emergency in Nigeria. Lockdown can arguably by triggered by a state Governor over his state or part of his state and the President of Nigeria can trigger a lockdown across Nigeria or in a part of Nigeria, by relying on the Quarantine Act, 1926 or any …

*HOW TO LEGALLY DECLARE STATE OF EMERGENCY OVER COVID-19 IN NIGERIA OR ANY STATE. * Daily Law Tips (Tip 570) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK) Read More »

*DOES POLICE HAVE POWERS TO SETTLE CIVIL DISPUTES IN NIGERIA? * Daily Law Tips (Tip 568) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

Nigeria Police Force is a creation of law. The law also provides the powers and functions of police officers across Nigeria. Hence, since the functions and powers of Nigeria Police are written, it is easy to detect when police officers act outside their statutory powers. The Constitution of Nigeria and the Police Act are the …

*DOES POLICE HAVE POWERS TO SETTLE CIVIL DISPUTES IN NIGERIA? * Daily Law Tips (Tip 568) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK) Read More »

*IS THERE A QUARANTINE ACT MADE IN 2004, AFTER THAT OF 1926 IN NIGERIA?* Daily Law Tips (Tip 562) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

This work is born out of a growing confusion in the public with regards to the existence of a certain Quarantine Act made in 2004 aside the Quarantine Act made in 1926. There is only one Quarantine Act in Nigeria and it was made since 27 May 1926. Many years after, at different times, same …

*IS THERE A QUARANTINE ACT MADE IN 2004, AFTER THAT OF 1926 IN NIGERIA?* Daily Law Tips (Tip 562) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK) Read More »

*CAN “NCDC” MAKE REGULATIONS FOR NIGERIA?* Daily Law Tips (Tip 558) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

Nigeria Center for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) is a federal government agency with headquarters on Abuja. Among it’s functions is to prevent and combat infectious diseases in Nigeria. In this season of Coronavirus (COVID-19), NCDC has become popular. Some gaps where left by the President of Nigeria, in the Federal Government’s COVID-19 Regulations for …

*CAN “NCDC” MAKE REGULATIONS FOR NIGERIA?* Daily Law Tips (Tip 558) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK) Read More »