DAILY LAW TIPS by Onyekachi Umah,Esq. (Tip 159) “Unlike A Company, A Business Name Cannot Own Land In Nigeria”.

DAILY LAW TIPS
by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 159)
“Unlike A Company, A Business Name Cannot Own Land In Nigeria”.

Like a human being, a company is a corporate being that can own property, sue and be sued. A business name is neither a human being nor a corporate being that can own, acquire, maintain and sell a land or landed property in any part of Nigeria.

My authority is section 37 of Companies and Allied Matters Act.

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Onyekachi Umah

Onyekachi Umah is a husband and a private legal practitioner with amazing experience in intellectual property, transaction and regulation advisory, corporate, commercial and investment law and energy law as well as litigation and arbitration arising from them. He is 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. 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.

He 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 LearnNigerianLaws.com that promotes awareness and understanding of laws of Nigeria (#SabiLaw) and offers free daily law tips (#DailyLawTips) across Nigeria. He is the convener of the Sabi Law Lecture Series (#SabiLawLectures), travelling around Nigeria delivering free law awareness lectures. He has written over fifty articles on law with a desire to enlighten the public. He is also the Assistant Secretary of Nigerian Bar Association, Capital Bar, Abuja and a member of the Rotary Club of Abuja, Metro (RCAM), District 9125.

Onyekachi practises law and resides in Abuja with his wonderful wife and an energetic boerboel dog. He likes basketball and plays martial art (taekwando).

 

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