Daily Law Tips (242)

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DAILY LAW TIPS
by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 228)
“DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION OF BUSINESS NAMES IN NIGERIA”

Business names in Nigeria are to be registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) at least within 28 days after their commencement of business.
Also note that registration of business name is not necessary where a business name contains just names and initials of its owners.

My authorities are sections 570, 572, 573 and 574 of Companies and Allied Matters Act, 1990.

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DAILY LAW TIPS
by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 227)
“IT IS AN OFFENCE TO MAKE TRIBAL MARKS OR TATTOOS ON A CHILD IN NIGERIA”

It is a criminal offence to make any tattoo or marks including tribal marks on a child in Nigeria. It is punishable with a fine of not more than N5000 or and a month imprisonment.

My authorities are sections 24 and 278 of Child Rights Act, 2003.

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DAILY LAW TIPS
by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 226)
“DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS IN NIGERIA”

Every brith in any part of Nigeria, whether in hospital, church, home, market, hostel or any where must be registered and certificate of registration issued. It is compulsory.
Every birth must be registered within 60 days from the day of such birth for free or 12 months or more from the day of birth for a prescribed fee.

My authorities are sections 1, 7, 10 and 52 of Births, Deaths etc (Compulsory Registration) Act, 1992.

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DAILY LAW TIPS
by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 225)
“POLICE AND THE REMOVAL OF CLOTHES OF A SUSPECT IN DETENTION; WHAT THE LAW SAYS”

Often times, once a suspect is brought into a police station for detention all his clothes are taken away from him, leaving such suspect with only his pant. Such practise is illegal.
A suspect when brought to police station is entitled to wear and keep necessary clothes; which means clothes to cover his body and not just his private part.

My authority is section 9(1)(b) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015 and similar laws across the states in Nigeria.

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DAILY LAW TIPS
by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 224)
“CAN A WORKER/STAFF IN NIGERIA BE PAID IN KIND INSTEAD OF WITH MONEY?”

No staff, worker or employee in any employment whatsoever in Nigeria can be paid all his wages/salary in kind. Any employment agreement that allows such is illegal, invalid, null and void. Please, workers should stop accepting products and goods as wages/salary instead of money. Concerned workers should protest and seek legal advice from lawyers.

My authorities are sections 1 and 91 of the Labour Act, 1971.

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DAILY LAW TIPS
by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 223)
“COMPULSORY DATE FOR COURTS TO GIVE JUDGEMENTS IN ALL PRE-ELECTION CASES (PARTY PRIMARIES) IN NIGERIA”

Every pre-election dispute must be filed into election tribunals within 14 days of commencement of such dispute. Then, such tribunals (National and State House of Assembly Election Tribunal and Governorship Election Tribunals) must deliver judgements on all pre-election cases within 180 days from the date such pre-election cases where filed.
This is to ensure that pre-election cases are not made useless by general elections.

My authorities are section 285 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 and also Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 Alteration (No 21) Act 2017.

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DAILY LAW TIPS
by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 222)
“CAN ANY STATE IN NIGERIA OWN A FLAG AND FLY IT INSTEAD OF THE NATIONAL FLAG ?”

Any of the 36 states in Nigeria can design, own and fly its own state flag anytime and in anywhere apart from in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. A state can fly its flag instead of flying the National flag of Nigeria. Note that where a state flag and the National flag are to be flown at the same time in a public place, then only the National flag of at least the same size as the state flag will be used and the National flag must fly high and above such state flag. Failure to do so a criminal offence punishable with fine of N100.00 and where such offence continues, a fine of N10.00 for each day.

My authority are sections 4 and 10 of the Flag and Coats of Arms Act, 1960.

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DAILY LAW TIPS
by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 221)
“PUBLIC APPEAL FOR DONATIONS IS A CRIME IN ABUJA, NIGERIA, ALTHOUGH WITH EXEMPTIONS.”

It is a criminal offence to make public appeal for donations in money or in kind in any part of Abuja, Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria without registration of such public collection with the Minister for Federal Capital Territory. It is punishable with fine of #100 and or 6 months imprisonment for first time offenders but double of same for subsequent offenders.
Kindly note that collections in worship places as well as by club/association members for renewal of subscription or for charity or public interest projects are exempted and permitted.

My authority is sections 3, 5, 6 and 11 of Public Collections (Regulation) Act, 1948. Laws of the Federation of Nigeria (ABUJA).

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DAILY LAW TIPS
by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 220)
“DOES POLICE HAVE RIGHT TO SEARCH AN ARRESTED SUSPECT?”

In a situation where a police officer arrests a suspect or such suspected is arrested by a none police officer and handed over to a police officer, such suspect can be searched by the police officer. In searching the suspect, the police officer if necessary can apply reasonably force on such suspect.

My authority is section 9 (1)(a) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015.

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DAILY LAW TIPS
by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 219)
“IT IS A CRIMINAL OFFENCE TO PUBLISH A BOOK AND NOT SEND COPIES TO THE NATIONAL LIBRARY WITHIN STIPULATED TIME”

Publisher of any book published in any part of Nigeria, whether in hard copy or soft copy, must within 1 month after publication of such, deliver 3 best original copies to the National Library. The publisher must send the books and bear the cost of same. The books includes pamphlets, sheets of musics, maps, charts, plans, tables, dictionaries, newspapers, magazines, year books and compilation, etc.
Failure to adhere, is an offence punishable with #100.00 and may be an additional order for delivery of 3 copies of concerned books or payment of value of same to Director of National Library.

My authority is section 4 of National Library Act, 1970.

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