Daily Law Tips (349)

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AN UNDERAGED PERSON WITH WHOM ADULTERY IS COMMITTED CANNOT BE SUED IN A CASE OF DIVORCE. DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 319) By Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK).

Adultery is a good ground/reason for divorce. Adultery takes at least 2 persons, one or both of whom are married to other persons.
A person who commits adultery with a married man/woman is sued and made a party in a case of divorce.
Where the person with whom adultery was committed is an infant under the age of 14 years at the time a case for divorce was instituted, such an infant cannot be sued and made a party to such divorce case. Although, such an infant may intervene in such case of divorce and then be deemed to have been made a party.

My authorities are ORDER 1 Rule 1 and Order IX, Rule 6 of the Matrimonial Causes Rules, 1983.

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ACCEPTABLE AGE FOR MAKING OF WILLS IN NIGERIA. DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 318) By Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK).

“WILL” can be made by any adult and it is made to guide, manage, share and protect his/her property after his/her death according to his/her wishes.
Only adults can make “WILLS” in Nigeria, so any WILL made by a none adult is not valid. Although, persons not up to stipulated age for making WILLs, who are Seamen or Mariners while at sea but not members of the Nigerian Navy are allowed to make valid “WILLS” as well as crew members of commercial airlines while on air.
The stipulated age for making “WILLS” in Nigeria is 21 years under the Wills Act but 18 years under equivalent state laws across states in Nigeria.

My authorities are section 7 of Wills Act, section 3 of the Wills Law, Lagos State, section 6 of the Wills Law Kaduna State, section 5 of Wills Law Abia State, section 5 of Wills Edict of Oyo State and Page 234 of Property Law Practice in Nigeria by Y.Y.D Dadem.

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POLICE HAS POWERS TO PLAY MILITARY ROLES IN AND OUTSIDE NIGERIA. DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 317) By Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK).
 
Nigerian Police Force was created by law and among the powers given to it, is to conduct military duties specified within law. Such military duties can be performed inside Nigeria and outside Nigeria. 
When performing military duties outside Nigeria with any of the armed forces of Nigeria, the police must be under the military officer in charge of the armed forces. When performing military duties within Nigeria, the police remains under the command of a superior police officer(ie, an officer above the rank of cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police).
 
My authorities are sections 1, 4 and 12 of the Police Act, 1943.
 
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WHAT IS THE PERIOD WITHIN WHICH YOU MUST BE CONNECTED TO ELECTRICITY IN ANY PART OF NIGERIA. DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 316) By Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK).

It is the responsibility of electricity Distribution Companies (DisCo) to connect any person in any part of Nigeria to electricity.
Where an existing customer has paid and provided needed information for supply of electricity, the DisCo in charge of the area must supply electricity to such customer within 48 hours.

Where an already existing customers desires to be connected to electricity, such customer is expected to write an application to the DisCo in charge of his area and also forward copy of his means of identification. Such customer must also accept the terms and conditions of the DisCo as well as pay all connection charges or security deposit requested by the DisCo and approved from Nigerian Electricity Regulation Commission (NERC). Where you are not sure of charges demanded by an DisCO, please write to NERC for confirmation, it is your right.

My authorities are Regulations 1, 2 and 14 of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission’s Connection and Disconnection Procedures for Electricity Services, 2007.

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*POWERS OF PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA TO CONTROL AND ACCESS ANY INTERNET, SOCIAL MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY IN NIGERIA.* DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 315) By Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK).

Gone are the days of free, safe and unguarded internet and communication in Nigeria. The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, has powers to declare any computer, website, system or data as vital and critical National Information Infrastructure to Nigeria. And as such, he regulates and makes guidelines and rules for their use, protection, access and control in any part of Nigeria. The President can make such declaration by an Executive Order published in the Federal Gazette upon recommendation of the National Security Adviser. And such Presidential Order empowers the National Security Adviser To audit and inspect at any time any device or system declared as critical national information infrastructure.

My authorities are sections 3, 58 and 59 of the Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention, Etc.) Act, 2015.

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*REMOVAL/DESTRUCTION OF ELECTRICITY METER IS A CRIME IN NIGERIA.* DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 314) By Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK).

Since 1983, unlawful removal, disconnection, damage, tampering or interference with any electrical fittings, meter or appliances used for generation, transmission, distribution or sell of electricity in any part of Nigeria, has been a criminal offence.
The above offence is punishable with imprisonment for not more than 21 years.

My authorities are sections 1(10) and 5 of the Miscellaneous Offences Act, 1983.

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*HOW PERSONS BORN BY NON-NIGERIANS CAN BE NIGERIAN CITIZENS BY BIRTH. *DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 313) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

Firstly, any person born in any where in the world by any Nigerian parent is automatically a Nigerian.
Any person born in any part of Nigeria, by parents who are not Nigerians, is automatically a Nigerian by birth if any of the grand parents of such a person is/was a Nigerian, whether such grand parent is dead or alive.

My authorities are sections 25, 31 and 319 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999.

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*HOW TO MAKE POWER OF ATTORNEY TO BE GENUINE AND ACCEPTABLE.* DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 312) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

Power of attorney can be written for any purpose. It is an authority/consent given by any person to anyone to do or not to do anything on behalf of the giver of such consent.
Courts MUST presume any document claiming to be power of attorney to be a genuine power of attorney if such power of attorney was signed and authenticated by a Notary Public or any Judge or Magistrate, consul or Nigeria representative or Presidential representative. Once a power of attorney is signed and authenticated by any of the persons mentioned above, such document will be accepted by any court as a good evidence of power of attorney.

My authorities are sections 150 and 259 of the Evidence Act, 2011.

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*SURPRISINGLY, POLICE OFFICER MUST WITNESS ALL COMMUNICATION BETWEEN LAWYER AND ARRESTED SUSPECT. * DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 311) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

Although, lawyers are authorised to have private and privileged communication with clients, where a lawyer is to communicate with an arrested suspect, such communication or legal advice must be done in the presence of a police officer or any officer of the security agency having custody of the arrested suspect.

My authorities are sections 14(3), 494 and 495 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015 and other similar laws across States in Nigeria.

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*SURPRISINGLY, POLICE OFFICER MUST WITNESS ALL COMMUNICATION BETWEEN LAWYER AND ARRESTED SUSPECT. * DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 311) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

Although, lawyers are authorised to have private and privileged communication with clients, where a lawyer is to communicate with an arrested suspect, such communication or legal advice must be done in the presence of a police officer or any officer of the security agency having custody of the arrested suspect.

My authorities are sections 14(3), 494 and 495 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015 and other similar laws across States in Nigeria.

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