Onyekachi Umah

Onyekachi Umah

Onyekachi Umah is a private Legal Practitioner with amazing experience in human right, criminal law and civil law including; pre-trial detention, human rights enforcement, intellectual property, transaction and regulation advisory, corporate, commercial, investment law and energy law as well as litigation and arbitration arising from them. He is a Legal Awareness Expert and also a Certified Arbitrator both in Nigeria and the United Kingdom. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) and a Certified Conflict Management Practitioner and Negotiator. He is a member of prestigious “Young ICSID” of International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), Washington DC. Among other, he has a certificate in Law of Contract from a program of Harvard University, a certificate in International Environmental Negotiation from United Nations Institute for Training and Research, Geneva and recently, a certificate in Conflict Management from United States Institute of Peace, Washington, D.C. He also holds a master of laws degree and he is a doctoral student at the faculty of law, NSUK. 

Onyekachi is the managing partner of a leading law firm; Bezaleel Chambers International. He is the founder and President of a free law awareness platform known as www.LearnNigerianLaws.com that promotes awareness and understanding of rights and laws of Nigeria (#SabiLaw) and offers free daily law tips (#DailyLawTips). Understanding the challenges of Administration of Criminal Justice in Nigeria, he dedicates his daily law tips every Mondays to promoting Criminal Justice (#CriminalJusticeMonday). Recently, he started a new series on Election Laws tagged (#SabiElectionLaws) to increase legal awareness on elections laws, policies and regulations in Nigeria. He is the convener of the Sabi Law Lecture Series (#SabiLawLectureSeries), travelling around Nigeria delivering free law awareness lectures. He also organises and sponsors a quarterly competition, titled "Sabi Law Video Challenge" (#SabiLawVideoChallenge) where Nigerians win money (over $130.00 per winner) for making videos of themselves talking on any law or right as a way to promote law awareness and have fun. To further promote legal awareness among Nigerians across the world, he started a law awareness show titled "Sabi Law With Onyekachi Umah, Esq" (#SabiLawWithOnyekachiUmahEsq) showing on social media platforms via @LearnNigerianLaws.   

Mr. Umah has written over Four Hundred (400) free to access articles and materials on law with a desire to enlighten the public. He is also on the board of companies and non government organisations. Among others, he is serving as a member of the Advisory Committee for Law Clinics Partnership for Reforming Pre-trial Detention in Kuje Prison Project funded by the United States Department Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement. He is an executive member of the Pre-Trial Curriculum and Handbook Review Committee. For more selfless service, is a member of the Rotary Club of Abuja, Metro (RCAM), District 9125. He was featured as the Legal Personality of the Week by This Day Newspaper (a leading national newspaper) on its September 11, 2018 edition and was also featured on the NigeriaLawyer.com as the Legal Personality of the Week on November 14, 2018. He has won several honours and awards for his innovative legal practise across the world.

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*WHO GETS COMPENSATION FOR CRIMES IN NIGERIA; VICTIMS OR GOVERNMENT?*
Daily Law Tips (Tip 475) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*HOW TO ESTABLISH AND CLASSIFY CUSTODIAL CENTERS (PRISONS) IN NIGERIA.*
Daily Law Tips (Tip 474) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*BUSINESS OF ASSISTING PEOPLE TO OBTAIN INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT IS A CRIME.*
Daily Law Tips (Tip 473) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

Unlike “sin” and “morality”, “crime” is only what the laws says is a crime. In Nigeria, the business of working as broker/agent for obtaining of international passport is a criminal offence. Whether the concerned international passport is genuine or not and whether the crime was committed at the office/vicinity of the Nigeria Immigration Service or any other place are all immaterial. The offence is punishable with imprisonment for ten (10) years and or a fine of Two Million Naira(N 2,000,000.00).

My authorities are sections 10(1)(f), 116 and 117 of the Immigration Act, 2015.

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*ASSISTING ANY PERSON TO ENTER OR ATTEMPT TO ENTER INTO ANOTHER COUNTRY ILLEGALLY IS A CRIME IN NIGERIA.*
Daily Law Tips (Tip 472) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*HOW TO BE PROTECTED WHEN MAKING AGREEMENTS WITH COMPANIES.*
Daily Law Tips (Tip 471) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*ABANDONMENT OF WIFE/HUSBAND, CHILDREN OR DEPENDANTS IS A CRIME.*
DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 470) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*OFFENCES FOR WHICH BAIL MUST BE GRANTED BY ARRESTING AGENCIES WITHIN 24 HOURS.*
Daily Law Tips (Tip 469) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*LIST OF APPROVED LANGUAGES FOR THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF NIGERIA.*
Daily Law Tips (Tip 468) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*DOES “FRSC” HAVE POWERS TO STOP USE OF GOOGLE MAPS BY DRIVERS IN NIGERIA.*
Daily Law Tips (Tip 467) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*DOES STATE SECURITY SERVICE (SSS) HAVE POWERS TO PROFILE AND VET NIGERIANS*
Daily Law Tips (Tip 466) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*IT IS ILLEGAL TO OWN AND RUN DETENTION CENTERS IN PALACES, SCHOOLS, RELIGIOUS CENTERS, ESTATES AND HOMES. *
Daily Law Tips (Tip 465) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*BEING PRESENT DURING TORTURE WITHOUT PARTICIPATING IN IT, IS A CRIME.*
Daily Law Tips (Tip 464) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*COMMANDING OFFICER OF A UNIT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY TORTURE COMMITTED BY HIS UNIT/SUBORDINATES.*
Daily Law Tips (Tip 463) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FEDERAL ROAD SAFETY CORPS AND FEDERAL ROAD SAFETY COMMISSION.
Daily Law Tips (Tip 462) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*IT IS A CRIME TO ARREST SUSPECTS AND TAKE THEM TO POLITICIANS OR TRADITION/RELIGIOUS LEADERS. *
Daily Law Tips (Tip 461) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*WATCHING TORTURE BUT NOT PARTICIPATING IN IT, IS TORTURE. *
Daily Law Tips (Tip 460) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

RUNNING UNIVERSITIES WHERE STUDENTS’ LIBERTY IS RESTRICTED IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL AND ILLEGAL. Daily Law Tips (Tip 459) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DEPARTMENT OF STATE SERVICE (DSS) AND STATE SECURITY SERVICE (SSS)*.
Daily Law Tips (Tip 458) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*DURATION WITHIN WHICH THE PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA CAN DEPLOY ARMED FORCES ON COMBAT DUTY OUTSIDE NIGERIA WITHOUT APPROVAL OF SENATE. *
Daily Law Tips (Tip 457) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*WHY SIGNATURES MUST ALWAYS GO WITH NAMES.*
Daily Law Tips (Tip 456) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*DURATION WITHIN WHICH THE SENATE MUST RESPOND TO PRESIDENT’S REQUEST TO DEPLOY ARMED FORCES ON COMBAT DUTY OUTSIDE NIGERIA.*
Daily Law Tips (Tip 455) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

The Constitution of Nigeria directs the conducts of all arms of government. Generally the President, though the Commander in Chief of Armed Forces of Nigeria, cannot deploy any member of the armed forces of Nigeria on combat duty outside Nigeria except with the approval of the Senate.

However, where the President in consultation with the National Defence Council is satisfied that the national security of Nigeria is under imminent danger or threat, the President can deploy members of the armed forces of Nigeria on a limited combat duty outside Nigeria without approval of the Senate. Within 7 days of actual combat engagement of such deployed troop, the President must seek the consent of the Senate and the Senate is at liberty to consent or refuse to give consent within 14 days. The constitution is silent on a situation where the Senate fails to give its decision within the stipulated 14 days, however, one may assume that the President will veto/override the Senate at such time.

My authorities are sections 5(4),5(5), 318 and 319 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999.

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*HOW TO LEGALLY MAKE LANDLORD PAY BACK OR DEDUCT FROM RENT, MONEY SPENT ON HIS PROPERTY BY TENANT.*
Daily Law Tips (Tip 454) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*NIGERIA CUSTOMS OFFICERS HAVE SAME POWERS AS NIGERIA POLICE OFFICERS. *
Daily Law Tips (Tip 453) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*THE PRESIDENT AND COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF ARMED FORCES OF NIGERIA CANNOT DECLARE WAR WITHOUT THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY.*
Daily Law Tips (Tip 452 ) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

IS IT LEGAL FOR THE SUPREME COURT OF NIGERIA TO HEAR A CASE AND GIVE JUDGMENT IMMEDIATELY. 
Daily Law Tips (Tip 451) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK) 

*IT IS A CRIMINAL OFFENCE TO HAVE HOUSE HELPS, MAIDS AND DOMESTIC WORKERS IN NIGERIA THAT ARE LESS THAN 12 YEARS.*
Daily Law Tips (Tip 450) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*THE 4 FACTS COURTS MUST CONSIDER IN EVALUATING EXPERT OPINIONS ON HANDWRITING AND SIGNATURES ON WILLS *
Daily Law Tips (Tip 449) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*WHY THE PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA CANNOT DEPLOY ARMED FORCES ON COMBAT DUTY OUTSIDE NIGERIA WITHOUT APPROVAL. *
Daily Law Tips (Tip 448) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*A TENANT CANNOT CHALLENGE THE OWNERSHIP RIGHT/TITLE OF HIS LANDLORD. *
Daily Law Tips (Tip 447) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*MINIMUM AGE FOR HOUSE HELPS, MAIDS AND DOMESTIC WORKERS IN NIGERIA.*
Daily Law Tips (Tip 446) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*APPROVED NUMBER OF DEPUTY CONTROLLERS-GENERAL FOR THE NIGERIAN CORRECTIONAL SERVICES AND THEIR APPOINTMENT PROCEDURE.*
Daily Law Tips (Tip 445) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

Nigerian Correctional Services replaced the Nigerian Prisons Services. The head of Nigerian Correctional Services is the Controller-General. Immediately below the Controller-General are Deputy Controllers-General.

There must be at least 8 Deputy Controllers-General heading Directorates and reporting directly to the Controller-General. Deputy Controllers-General are appointed from serving Assistant Controllers-General by the President of Nigeria on the recommendation of the Board.

My authority is section 7 of the Nigerian Correctional Service Act, 2019.

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THE SUPREME COURT HAS WARNED EFCC AND POLICE AGAINST RECOVERING DEBTS AND INVESTIGATING DISPUTES FROM CIVIL TRANSACTIONS.
Daily Law Tips (Tip 444 ) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION/CUTTING/ELONGATION, BREASTS IRONING AND FORCED MARRIAGE ARE NOW CRIMINAL OFFENCES IN NIGERIA.**
DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 443) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*DIFFERENCE BETWEEN IRREGULAR SIGNATURE AND FORGED SIGNATURE *
Daily Law Tips (Tip 442) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

HOW TO IMPEACH/REMOVE GOVERNOR OR DEPUTY-GOVERNOR OF A STATE IN NIGERIA.

Daily Law Tips (Tip 441) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*WHO MUST MAKE YEARLY PLANS FOR CUSTODIAL AND NON-CUSTODIAL SERVICES IN NIGERIA.*
Daily Law Tips (Tip 440) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*STOP PAYING FINES/CHARGES TO POLICE, EFCC OR ANY SECURITY AGENCY, IT IS ILLEGAL.*
Daily Law Tips (Tip 439) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*INFORMATION THAT COURTS IN NIGERIA WILL NOT QUESTION AND NEED NOT BE PROVED. *
Daily Law Tips (Tip 438) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*LIST OF ALLOWANCES PAYABLE TO FAMILY MEMBERS OF DECEASED FORMER PRESIDENTS/HEADS OF STATE OR VICE-PRESIDENTS OF NIGERIA.*
Daily Law Tips (Tip 437) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*CAN A NON-REGISTERED/ACCREDITED AGENT OF CAC REGISTER AN INCORPORATED TRUSTEE.*
Daily Law Tips (Tip 436) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

Corporate Affairs Commence (CAC) is in-charge of registration of business, creation of lawful entities. CAC does not allow non registered and accredited agents to access their services and register incorporated trustees, except where such unaccredited person seeking to register an incorporated trustee is a member of the board of incorporated trustees that he/she seeks to register. There is need for accreditation number of accredited agent seeking to register an incorporated trustee, this makes it hard and often impossible for non-accredited persons and touts to commence and complete the process of registration. Most non-accredited persons end up engaging accredited agent of CAC to continue and complete the entire process. Besides, the processes, constitution and minutes needed for the exercise are often specialised and need the services of a lawyer-Notary Public to certify. The Portal of CAC requires accreditation numbers of its accredited agents. By the way, a non-lawyer and non-accredited agent will not be able to defend any resulting legal action in the process of objections to process during the 28days newspaper notice.
It is a criminal offence for a non-lawyer to prepare documents where such may be used in court.

My authority is section 22 (1)(d) of the Legal Practitioners Act, 1975.

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*HOW TO APPOINT CONTROLLER-GENERAL OF NIGERIAN CORRECTIONAL SERVICES.*
Daily Law Tips (Tip 435) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*QUORUM FOR FEDERAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION, INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSIONS AND NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL.*
Daily Law Tips (Tip 434) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*NIGERIANS MUST PAY TAX ON INCOMES MADE ABROAD FROM ANY SOURCE AND FAILURE TO DO SO IS AN OFFENCE. *
Daily Law Tips (Tip 433) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

CAN APCON TRULY REGULATE SOCIAL MEDIA ADVERTISEMENT IN NIGERIA.
Daily Law Tips (Tip 432)by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*CAN FOREIGNERS REGISTER CHARITIES, NGO, AND NOT-FOR-PROFIT-MAKING INSTITUTIONS IN NIGERIA. *Daily Law Tips (Tip 431) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*WHAT MUST BE IN REGISTER OF ARREST TO BE KEPT AT EVERY POLICE STATION AND SECURITY AGENCY IN NIGERIA.*
Daily Law Tips (Tip 430) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*QUORUM FOR STATES CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSIONS, STATES INDEPENDENT ELECTORAL COMMISSIONS AND STATES JUDICIAL SERVICE COMMISSIONS.*
Daily Law Tips (Tip 429) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*LIST OF AGREEMENTS AND TRANSACTIONS THAT ARE INVALID IF HANDLED BY A NONE LAWYER IN NIGERIA.*
Daily Law Tips (Tip 428) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*MANDATORY NOTICE OF OVERCROWDING IN CUSTODIAL CENTERS UNDER THE NEW CORRECTIONAL SERVICE ACT, IS MERELY REACTIVE NOT PROACTIVE. *
Daily Law Tips (Tip 427) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*THE PRESIDENCY HAS NO POWERS TO INCREASE “VAT” IN NIGERIA. *
Daily Law Tips (Tip 426) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

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