Daily Law Tips (328)

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A wilful, persistent and continued refusal to consummate marriage (have sex with spouse at least once after wedding) without a reason is a good ground to seek and obtain divorce in a court.

See sections 15 and 21 of the Matrimonial Causes Act.

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by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 80)

With or without a divorce, a parent can seek for custody of his/her child in a Magistrate court or High Court in any state in Nigeria.

See, sections 69, 149 and 150 of Child’s Right Act.

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A Promise to Marry is an agreement. It is a legally binding contract among parties. It may be written, oral or even inferred from conducts of parties. Where any party breaches a promise to marry, such party can be sued for damages. Damages for loss of other suitors, money spent on love, wasted years, psychological and emotional trauma, etc.

See, Martins v. Adenugba(1946) 18 NLR 63.

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Government staff, Students, Physically Challenged persons, Infants and Senior Citizens are exempted from payment of annual Development Levy in Abuja. It is payable to Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC).
Non payment of development levy is an offence punishable with imprisonment and fine.

See sections 2, 4 and 10 of the Development Levy Bye-Law 2003.

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It is an offence to erect a building of 2 floors or more without firstly taking out an insurance policy against negligence of builder, its servants and agents that may cause damage, injury or loss of life.

See section 64 of Insurance Act, 2003.

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by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 76)

All residents of Abuja City are by law expected to pay annual Development Levy to the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC). Payment of Development Levy must be made within the first quarter of every year. Please note that this is different from Personal Income Tax.

See sections 2 and 4 of the Development Levy Bye-Law 2003.

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(Tip 75)

Any person whether educate or not, can be appointed a company secretary of a private limited company. Only lawyers, chartered secretaries and accountants or their firms or former secretaries of public companies with 3 years experiences within 5 years before appointment can be a company secretary of Public Company.

See section 295 of Companies and Allied Matters Act.

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It is an offence to sell or display for sale or deal on bread without calculating the total weight and such total weight must be equal or above 225 grammes.

See section 27 of Weights and Measures Act.

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by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 73)

When Company directors are appointed, resolutions of same are to be filled in Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC). It is an offence for a company to presents a person as a director without such person being appointed as director. It is punishable with a fine of #1000 for each day the company held out such fake director.


See section 244(4) of Companies and Allied Matters Act.

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by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 72)

Do you know it is an offence to sell any butchers’ meat or fresh fish without a weighing balance and total weight of the meat or fish. Shell fish is exempted as well as sale of any type of fresh fish at beach or waterside.


See section 29 of Weights and Measures Act.

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