Daily Law Tips (177)

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DAILY LAW TIPS
by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 206)
“It Is Illegal To Ban Movement of Any Person In Nigeria Without Court Order”.

Every person in Nigeria has a right to move around Nigeria and leave/exit Nigeria whenever. It is an inalienable fundamental human right of Nigerians and foreigners inside Nigeria. Such right can only be limited by an order of court. Hence no security agency or government organisation can violate, limit, vary or qualify such right, restrict or ban the movement of any person in or out of Nigeria.

My authority is section 41 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,1999.

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DAILY LAW TIPS
by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 205)
“You Cannot Be Arrested For Breach Of Contract/Refusal To Pay Debt.

It is not an offence to owe any person, no matter the amount owed and duration. It also not an offence to breach any agreement(contract) whether written or oral. Nigerian Police has NO business with recovery of debt or settlement of disputes arising from contracts or any civil issue. Go to court through your lawyer and not to police station!

My authority is section 8 (2) of Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015.

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DAILY LAW TIPS
by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 204)
“It Is Professional Misconduct For Lawyer To Under Charge Client.

A lawyer is entitled to adequate payment for his services. Legal Practice is the business of legal Practitioners. Although a lawyer’s fee can be reduced or be no fee at all on grounds of special relationship or poorness of client, it unprofessional for a lawyer to under charge clients. Undercharging (Undercutting) is a professional misconduct.

My authorities are Rules 48 (1) and 52 of Rules of Professional Conduct For Legal Practitioners, 2007.

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DAILY LAW TIPS
by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 203)
“Do You Know About Nigeria’s Administration of Justice Commission.

By creation of a federal law, there is an Administration of Justice Commission for the general supervision of administration of justice across Nigeria.
It is to ensure the courts system is adequately financed, judges conform to Code of Ethics of their office, criminal cases are speedily dispensed and congestion in prisons is reduced while persons awaiting trial are not detained in prisons.

My authorities are sections 1, 3 and 11 of the Administration of Justice Commission Act.

 

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DAILY LAW TIPS
by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 202)
“It Is A Crime To Make A Cash Transaction Of A Sum More Than Five Million Naira In Nigeria”.

No individual person in Nigeria is allowed to pay or accept cash payment of any sum more than Five Million Naira (N5, 000,000.00) or its equivalent. In the case of a corporate being (Companies, Incorporated Trustee and Registered Businesses) they cannot accept or make payment of any sum more than Ten Million Naira (N10,000,000.00) or it it’s equivalent. Note that, Individuals and corporate bodies can make or accept such sums and above, where such transaction is carried out through a financial institution.

My authority is section 1 of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 (As Amended).

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DAILY LAW TIPS 
            by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
                  (Tip 201)
“Memorandum Of Understanding Is Not A Binding Contract”
 
Contract is a binding agreement between parties, creating a commitment to do or not to do a particluar thing. Memorandum of Understanding is a mere expression of intention by parties, a preliminary understanding of parties to later enter into a formal contract but not on its own a contract and as such not binding and not enforceable by parties. 
To ensure you don’t sign a Contract instead of a mere Memorandum of Understanding, always contact your lawyer. 
 
My authority is the decision of Supreme Court in the case of BPS CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING COMPANY LIMITED v. FEDERAL CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (2017) LPELR-42516(SC).
 
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DAILY LAW TIPS 
            by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
                  (Tip 200)
“It Is The Duty Of Nigerian Police TO Contact The Family Of An Arrested Person”
 
Nigerian Police as well as any other authority that arrests any person in Nigeria, has the responsibility of contacting and notifying the family of such arrested person, at no cost to the arrested person. It may be next of kin or relative of the arrested person and neither them nor the arrested person should be charged for any expenses (calls, text or transportation fare) spent in contacting them. Nigerian Police and every other government agency do have budgets and their staff are paid salary, so you don’t need to pay them or even give them gift. It is their job!
 
My authority is sections 6 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015.
 
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DAILY LAW TIPS
by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 199)
“It Is An Offence To Import Live Fish Into Nigeria Without License”

Live fish (fresh water fish) cannot be imported into Nigeria without license from the Minister of Agriculture. It is an offence to make such importation and punishable with a fine not more than #40.00 for first time offenders, then an amount not exceeding #200.00 and or an imprisonment of not more than 6 months for second time offenders. Also, such fish, any substance or product made from the fish will be forfeited to government.

My authorities are sections 1, 2, 3 and 5 of the Live Fish (Control of Importation) Act, 1965.


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DAILY LAW TIPS 
            by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
                  (Tip 198)
“Duration of Copyrights In Nigeria”.
 
Owners of literary, musical, artistic, cinematograph works, sound recording and broadcast have copyright in Nigeria. No other person can reproduce, publish, perform, record, broadcast, erect, display or distribute to the public for commercial purposes such works without consent of the owner. 
The rights last for 70 years for literary, musical and artistic works apart from photos. And, rights for cinematograph films, photographs, sound recordings and broadcasts last for 50 years. 
 
My authorities are Sections 2, 5, 6 and 24 of Copyright Act.
 
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DAILY LAW TIPS 
            by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
                  (Tip 197)
“Every Factory In Nigeria Must Have Adequate And Suitable Toilets”.
 
Every factory in Nigeria must have adequate number of suitable toilets for its workers. They must always be well maintained, lighted and cleaned, accommodating separate sex of workers. 
 
My authorities are Sections 12 and 89 Factories Act, 1987. 
 
 
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