Daily Law Tips (242)

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by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 187)
“Any Person Less Than 21 Years Old Cannot Be A Registered Advertising Practitioner In Nigeria”

Apart from educational qualification and good character, a person intending to be registered as an associate member of Advertising Profession by the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria must be 21 years old and above.

My authority is section 12(2)(d) of Advertising Practitioners (Registration, etc) Act.

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by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 186)
“Freedom of Information Act Applies To Private Companies,Too”

Freedom of Information Act empowers all persons to request for Information from public officials, agencies or institutions. Public Institution is defined by the Act to include private bodies providing public services or performing public functions or utilising public funds. Hence, a private company, business or NGO providing public services or public function or using public fund are bound by the Freedom of Information Act.

My authorities are section 2(7) and 30 of Freedom of Information Act and the judgment of Federal High Court, Lagos, Suit NO: FHC/L/CS/685/17-OWEI AYIBATONYE & ORS V. NIGERIAN STOCK EXCHANGE.

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by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 185)
“Stalking Is An Offence In Nigeria”

It is a crime to stalk anyone in Nigeria. Stalking is punishable with imprisonment of not more than 2 years and or fine of #500,000.00.
Stalking is when someone repeatedly contacts you, follows you, sends you things, talks to you when you don't want them to, or threatens you.

My authority is section 17 of Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act, 2015.

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by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 184)
“Homosexual/Gay Clubs, Societies, Meetings And Protests Are Prohibited In Nigeria.”

It is an offence to be a gay in Nigeria. It is also an offence to register, own, operate or patronise gay clubs, societies or meetings in Nigeria and it is punishable with 10 years imprisonment without an option for fine.

My authorities are sections 4 and 5 of Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act, 2014.

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by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 183)
“Customary Marriages In Nigeria Are To Be Registered In Court.”

Aside English Marriages, a Customary/Traditional/Native Marriage conducted in any part of Nigeria, is expected to be registered at an Area Court or Customary Court within 60 days.

My authority is section 30 of the Birth, Death etc (Compulsory Registration) Act.

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by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 182)
“Any Federal Government Ministry, Department and Agency Can Reject Bids Any Time.”

Procurement of goods and services by Federal Government of Nigeria through any of its Ministries, Departments and Agencies is regulated by the Public Procurement Act. Any government entity can request for bids and also reject bids submitted to it by contractors anytime before the acceptance of bid and can also cancel an entire procurement proceedings for public interest. Where such happens, the concerned government entity cannot be held liable for any loss caused by its action.

My authority is section 28 of the Public Procurement Act.

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by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 181)
“National Housing Fund Is For All Nigerians (Both Government and Non-Government Workers).

National Housing Fund, National Housing Scheme, National Housing Loan, National Housing Estate and Federal Mortgage Bank Loans are all one and same thing. It is is open and accessible to any Nigerian whether employed by government or private company or even self employed. You are eligible so far as you are a Nigerian and you have a work (any work whatsoever). Talk to a mortgage bank today.

My authority is sections 4, 9 and 10 the of the National Housing Fund Act, 1992.

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by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 180)
“No Person Can Be Arrested In Place Of Another Person In Nigeria”.

No person in Nigeria can be arrested in place of another person. You can only be arrested for an offence you committed or for an offence you are suspected to have committed and not for the offence of another or in place of another. You cannot be arrested in place of another person as a way to trap and force another person to surrender himself. You cannot even arrest a parent for the offence of his child.

My authority is section 7 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act.

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by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 179)
“It Is An Offence To Send Information To Smugglers”.

It is a crime for any person to send information from any part of Nigeria to any other person outside Nigeria in connection with unlawful importation or exportation of goods into or out of Nigeria. It is punishable with a fine of Two Hundred Naira or 2 years imprisonment or both as well as the confiscation of any device, equipment or gadget used in sending such information.

My authority is section 77 of the Customs and Excise Management Act.

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by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 178)
“Every Work That Is Eligible For Copyright In Nigeria Is Conferred Copyright Even Without A Registration”.

Every work of art that is eligible for copyright in Nigeria whose author is a Nigerian or foreigner domiciled in Nigeria or is a company registered in Nigeria is naturally conferred copyright. Same applies to every work first published or recorded in Nigeria or made by government of Nigeria or a state in Nigeria. Such work does not need to be registered with the National Copyright Commission for it to have a copyright and be protected.

My authority is section 2, 3 and 4 of Copyright Act.

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