Onyekachi Umah

Onyekachi Umah

Onyekachi Umah is a private Legal Practitioner with amazing experience in human right, criminal law and civil law including; 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 from University of Jos and he is a doctoral student at the faculty of law, Nassarawa State University. 

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 member of the Rotary Club of Abuja, Metro (RCAM), District 9125. He has been featured as the Legal Personality of the Week by This Day Newspaper (a leading national newspaper) on its September 11, 2018 edition and was 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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*BUSINESS NAMES IN NIGERIA CANNOT PAY PERSONAL INCOME TAX. *
Daily Law Tips (Tip 396) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*WHEN AND HOW CAN A JUDGE/MAGISTRATE ARREST AN OFFENDER.*
Daily Law Tips (Tip 395) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

22ND SABI LAW LECTURE SERIES HOLDS AT ABUJA FOR NIGERIA POLICE, EFCC AND CIVIL DEFENCE.
18 Aug 2019

The 22nd Sabi Law Lecture Series will hold on 20 August 2019 by 2pm at the Human Rights Institute during the 5 day National Human Rights Commission’s training of Investigation Officers of the Nigeria Police, EFCC and Civil Defence. 

REQUIREMENTS FOR BEING A COMMISSIONER IN ANY STATE IN NIGERIA.
DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 394) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

ARRESTED/DETAINED PERSON MUST BE INFORMED OF HIS OFFENCE IN WRITING AND IN ANY LANGUAGE HE UNDERSTANDS.
Daily Law Tips (Tip 393) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*LEGAL IMPLICATION OF THE APPOINTMENT OF SENATORS OR HONOURABLE MEMBERS AS FEDERAL MINISTERS OR STATE COMMISSIONERS.*
DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 392) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*WHY THE PRESIDENT MUST SHARE THE APPOINTMENT OF MINISTERS TO EACH STATE IN NIGERIA. *
DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 391) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*REQUIREMENTS FOR BEING A MINISTER IN NIGERIA. 
DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 390) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

WHEN CAN SINGLE PERSON SIGN AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF A COMPANY.
DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 389) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*DEADLINES FOR PAYMENT OF PERSONAL INCOME TAX BY SELF EMPLOYED PERSONS AND EMPLOYEES.*
Daily Law Tips (Tip 388) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*WHAT POLICE MUST DO WHEN THERE IS NO EVIDENCE AGAINST AN ARRESTED PERSON.*
Daily Law Tips (Tip 387) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*IS THERE REALLY A CONSTITUTIONAL REQUIREMENT FOR MINISTERIAL NOMINEES TO BE ASSIGNED MINISTRIES BEFORE SCREENING/CONFIRMATION BY THE SENATE.*
DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 386) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*PERIOD WITHIN WHICH THE SENATE MUST SCREEN MINISTERIAL NOMINEES OR SUCH NOMINEES WILL BE DEEMED AS APPROVED MINISTERS IN NIGERIA.*
DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 385) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

WHEN PERSONS RESIDING ABROAD MUST PAY PERSONAL INCOME TAX TO NIGERIA.
Daily Law Tips (Tip 384) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*DURATION FOR ISSUANCE OF TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE IN NIGERIA.*
Daily Law Tips (Tip 383) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*WHAT POLICE MUST OBTAIN FROM ANY PERSON THAT ARRESTS A SUSPECT.*
Daily Law Tips (Tip 382) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

WHEN CAN NATIONAL ASSEMBLY TAKEOVER A STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY AND MAKE LAWS FOR A STATE IN NIGERIA.
DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 381 ) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*WHEN, WHY AND HOW CAN A GUARANTOR/SURETY BE HELD LIABLE FOR DEBT GUARANTEED.*
DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 380) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

WHAT LEVEL OF CLEANLINESS MUST BE MAINTAINED IN FACTORIES IN NIGERIA.
DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 379) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*CAN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TAKEOVER ANY STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY IN NIGERIA.*
DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 378) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

TIME WITHIN WHICH PERSON ARRESTED BY “CIVILIANS” MUST BE HANDED OVER TO POLICE.
Daily Law Tips (Tip 377) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

DOES NIGERIA CUSTOMS HAVE RIGHT TO FREE OFFICE AND LIVING ACCOMMODATION IN EVERY MANUFACTURER’S PREMISES.
DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 376) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

HOW TO STOP YOUR HUSBAND/WIFE FROM MARRYING ANOTHER PERSON.
DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 375) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

THINGS YOU CANNOT DO IN NIGERIA WITHOUT A TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE.
Daily Law Tips (Tip 373) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

ADVANCES AND CHALLENGES OF CRIMINNAL PROCEDURE IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT 2015

By 

ONYEKACHI UMAH, ESQ., LL.M, ACIArb(UK)

YOU TOO CAN PERSONALLY ARREST ANY PERSON DAMAGING PUBLIC PROPERTY.
Daily Law Tips (Tip 372) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

DRIVING WITHOUT DISPLAYED VEHICLE LICENSE IS AN OFFENCE IN NIGERIA.
DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 371) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

CAN A SERVNG SENATOR BE CONVICTED, EVEN WITH HIS IMMUNITY.
DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 371) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

LIST OF SCHOOL CERTIFICATES ACCEPTABLE IN NIGERIA FOR ANY ELECTIONS.
DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 370) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

"THE MAKING OF A HYBRID TENANCY/LEASE AGREEMENT; A GUIDE FOR LAWYERS AND LANDLORDS IN NIGERIA."

By 

ONYEKACHI UMAH, ESQ., LL.M, ACIArb(UK)

IT IS ILLEGAL TO PAY A WORKER MORE THAN 1 MONTH ADVANCE IN NIGERIA.
Daily Law Tips (Tip 367) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*CAN CUSTOMER REQUEST FOR DISCONNECTION OF ELECTRICITY FROM HIS PREMISES. *
Daily Law Tips (Tip 365) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*NYSC CERTIFICATES ARE NOT NEEDED FOR ANY ELECTION IN NIGERIA RATHER PRIMARY SCHOOL LEAVING CERTIFICATES ARE NEEDED*.
DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 364) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*HOW TO PROVE RAPE IN NIGERIA.*
DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 363) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

WHEN CAN ANY ORDINARY PERSON ARREST A CRIMINAL SUSPECT IN NIGERIA.
Daily Law Tips (Tip 362) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*HOW TO BE EXEMPTED FROM ELECTRICITY DISCONNECTION IN ANY PART OF NIGERIA EVEN WHEN OWING DEBT FOR CONSUMED ELECTRICITY .
DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 361) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

WHAT TO DO WHEN VEHICLE LICENSE IS WITHDRAWN OR REFUSED IN NIGERIA.
DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 360) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*APPROVED TIME FOR VALID WEDDINGS IN NIGERIA.*
DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 359) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

EXPELLING A FEMALE CHILD FROM SCHOOL BECAUSE OF PREGNANCY IS UNLAWFUL.
DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 358) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

WHEN AND FOR HOW LONG CAN POLICE ARREST A PERSON FOR REFUSING TO GIVE HIS NAME OR RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS.
Daily Law Tips (Tip 357) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

FORCEFUL ISOLATION/SEPARATION OF FAMILY MEMBERS/FRIENDS IS NOW AN OFFENCE IN NIGERIA.
DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 356) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

MINIMUM AGE FOR FOREIGNERS TO BE REGISTERED AS PHARMACISTS IN NIGERIA.
DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 353) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

A non-Nigerian cannot be registered as a pharmacist whether the person studied in Nigeria or outside Nigeria, unless the person is at least 21 years old, among other conditions.
There is no age limitation for a Nigerian seeking to be registered as a pharmacist whether such person studied in Nigeria or abroad. Generally, pharmacy profession and registration of pharmacists are regulated in Nigeria by the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria.

My authorities are sections 1, 2, 12, 27 and 28 of the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria Act, 1992.

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WHY NO NEW HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY IN NIGERIA CAN START NEW SESSION/SITTING WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF THE STATE GOVERNOR.
DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 352) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

ANOTHER LAW THAT BINDS NIGERIANS EVEN OUTSIDE NIGERIA.
DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 351) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*12 SITUATIONS WHERE POLICE OFFICERS CAN ARREST WITH WARRANT.*
Daily Law Tips (Tip 350) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

DEADLINE FOR RENEWAL OF CAPTIVE POWER PERMIT IN NIGERIA.
DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 349) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*THINGS THAT CANNOT BE PHOTOGRAPHED OR RECORDED IN NIGERIA, AT TIMES. *
DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 348) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

Irrespective of fundamental human rights, during periods of emergency, the President of Nigeria, may make an Order that no person shall photograph, sketch or by any means make any record of descriptions of any thing designed or used for defence purposes. Periods of emergency includes times of war, breakdown of public order, public safety, disaster and natural calamity, among others.

Contravening such order is a criminal offence punishable with imprisonment for not more than 14 years when conviction on indictment but punishable with imprisonment for not more than 2 years and or fine of not more than #200.00.

My authorities are;
1. Sections 3, 7 and 10 of the Official Secrets Act, 1962.
2. Sections 45, 305 and 319 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999.

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CONDITIONS FOR NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMMISSION (NBC) TO REVOKE LICENSES OF RADIO & TELEVISION STATIONS IN NIGERIA.
DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 347) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

AN ARRESTED PERSON NEED NOT SPEAK ENGLISH, HE HAS RIGHT TO FREE INTERPRETER IN POLICE STATIONS.
Daily Law Tips (Tip 346) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

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