Daily Law Tips (289)

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DAILY LAW TIPS
by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 233)
“TIME LIMIT WITHIN WHICH TO COMPLAIN AGAINST A JUDGE IN NIGERIA.

Where any person wishes to make a complaint against any Judge or Kadi in Nigeria, such complaint must be made within 6 months from the date the event or issue complained of, occurred. Where such event or issue complained of is continuous, then a report can be made anytime or within 6 months after it ends.
Note that the Chief Justice of Nigeria/Chairman of National Judicial Council may extend such time limits.

My authorities are Regulations 1, 11 and 12 of Judicial Discipline Regulations 2017.

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DAILY LAW TIPS
by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 232)
“A CHILD IN NIGERIA CAN SUE THE PARENTS FOR NOT PROVIDING ENOUGH WEALTH FOR HIM”.

Yes, a child in Nigeria has a right to maintenance and can sue his parents or guardians for not providing for him in accordance with the extent of their means. He can sue in a family court. Hence, parents that dump their children, run away to enjoy themselves alone and build another family should be careful.

My authorities are sections 14(2) of Child’s Rights Act, 2003 and other similar laws enacted by States in Nigeria.

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DAILY LAW TIPS 

by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 231)
“EDUCATION TAX MUST BE PAID YEARLY BY EVERY COMPANY IN NIGERIA”.

In Nigeria, there is a tax known as Education Tax payable by all companies registered in Nigeria and it is collected by the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS). So, Business Names are not to pay Education Tax. It is calculated at the rate of 2% of assessable profit of a company and is payable within 60 days of demand for same. Refusing to pay education tax is an offence punishable with punitive charge of 5% of the tax against the company. Where there is a further delay for 2 months, it is punishable against all the directors and key managers of the company with 6 months imprisonment or fine of 1 million Naira for first time offenders and 12 months or 2 Million Naira for subsequent offenders.

My authorities are is sections 1, 2, 10, 11, and 21 of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (Establishment, Etc) Act, 2011.

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DAILY LAW TIPS
by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 230)
“DUTY OF POLICE TO PROTECT ALL PROPERTY OF A SUSPECT IN DETENTION IN NIGERIA”

It is the duty of police officers to safely keep in custody all articles found on a suspect in detention apart from his/her necessary clothes.
Hence, suspects’ property including money, wallet, phones, jewelleries, car keys and tyres among other things should never get missing in a police station. If any of your property gets missing while in custody of police, you have a right to sue Nigerian Police and seek legal remedies! Talk to your lawyer.

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 229)
“DEADLINE FOR APPEALING AGAINST JUDGEMENT OF COURT ON ANY PRE-ELECTION MATTER”

Every judgment of a court on any pre-election case can only be appealed against within 14 days from the date such judgement was delivered.

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 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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