Onyekachi Umah

Onyekachi Umah

Onyekachi Umah is a private Legal Practitioner with amazing experience in human right, criminal law and civil law including; pre-trial detention, human rights enforcement, intellectual property, transaction and regulation advisory, corporate, commercial, investment law and energy law as well as litigation and arbitration arising from them. He is a Legal Awareness Expert and also a Certified Arbitrator both in Nigeria and the United Kingdom. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) and a Certified Conflict Management Practitioner and Negotiator. He is a member of prestigious “Young ICSID” of International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), Washington DC. Among other, he has a certificate in Law of Contract from a program of Harvard University, a certificate in International Environmental Negotiation from United Nations Institute for Training and Research, Geneva and recently, a certificate in Conflict Management from United States Institute of Peace, Washington, D.C. He also holds a master of laws degree and he is a doctoral student at the faculty of law, NSUK. 

Onyekachi is the managing partner of a leading law firm; Bezaleel Chambers International. He is the founder and President of a free law awareness platform known as www.LearnNigerianLaws.com that promotes awareness and understanding of rights and laws of Nigeria (#SabiLaw) and offers free daily law tips (#DailyLawTips). Understanding the challenges of Administration of Criminal Justice in Nigeria, he dedicates his daily law tips every Mondays to promoting Criminal Justice (#CriminalJusticeMonday). Recently, he started a new series on Election Laws tagged (#SabiElectionLaws) to increase legal awareness on elections laws, policies and regulations in Nigeria. He is the convener of the Sabi Law Lecture Series (#SabiLawLectureSeries), travelling around Nigeria delivering free law awareness lectures. He also organises and sponsors a quarterly competition, titled "Sabi Law Video Challenge" (#SabiLawVideoChallenge) where Nigerians win money (over $130.00 per winner) for making videos of themselves talking on any law or right as a way to promote law awareness and have fun. To further promote legal awareness among Nigerians across the world, he started a law awareness show titled "Sabi Law With Onyekachi Umah, Esq" (#SabiLawWithOnyekachiUmahEsq) showing on social media platforms via @LearnNigerianLaws.   

Mr. Umah has written over Four Hundred (400) free to access articles and materials on law with a desire to enlighten the public. He is also on the board of companies and non government organisations. Among others, he is serving as a member of the Advisory Committee for Law Clinics Partnership for Reforming Pre-trial Detention in Kuje Prison Project funded by the United States Department Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement. He is an executive member of the Pre-Trial Curriculum and Handbook Review Committee. For more selfless service, is a member of the Rotary Club of Abuja, Metro (RCAM), District 9125. He was featured as the Legal Personality of the Week by This Day Newspaper (a leading national newspaper) on its September 11, 2018 edition and was also featured on the NigeriaLawyer.com as the Legal Personality of the Week on November 14, 2018. He has won several honours and awards for his innovative legal practise across the world.

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*MINIMUM INFORMATION THAT MUST BE IN DATABASE OF ALL ARRESTED PERSONS AT FEDERAL AND STATE LEVELS IN NIGERIA.*
Daily Law Tips (Tip 415) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*WHEN CAN A VILLAGE/COMMUNITY IN NIGERIA BE CHARGED PERSONAL INCOME TAX.*
Daily Law Tips (Tip 414) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

The 25th Sabi Law Lecture Series will hold on 27 September 2019 by 4:00pm at the Meeting of Young Lawyers Forum, Nigerian Bar Association at Abuja.

The 24th Sabi Law Lecture Series will hold on 21 September 2019 by 12:00pm at the Auditorium of Living Faith Church (Winners' Chapel), Byzian, Abuja.

*IT IS AN OFFENCE FOR NONE LAWYER TO PREPARE ANY DOCUMENT/AGREEMENT RELATING TO RENT, BUILDINGS, LAND OR MINERAL RESOURCES.*
Daily Law Tips (Tip 413) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*ANY SECURITY AGENCY’S MANUAL/PROTOCOL THAT ALLOWS TORTURE EVEN FOR NATIONAL SECURITY CASES IS UNLAWFUL AND ITS OFFICERS ARE LIABLE.*
Daily Law Tips (Tip 412) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*BUSINESSES AND COMPANIES IN NIGERIA CANNOT PAY PERSONAL INCOME TAX. *
Daily Law Tips (Tip 411) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

WHO MUST HAVE THE DATABASE OF ALL PERSONS ARRESTED IN ANY PART OF NIGERIA AND FOR ANY OFFENCE.
Daily Law Tips (Tip 410) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

IS OBEYING ORDERS FROM ABOVE A DEFENCE FOR TORTURE IN NIGERIA.
Daily Law Tips (Tip 409) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

DO YOU REALLY NEED APPROVAL OF “FCDA” TO MAKE DEVELOPMENT IN ABUJA.
Daily Law Tips (Tip 408) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

WHEN IS IT ILLEGAL FOR A WORKER TO DEMAND OR BE PAID “SALARY ADVANCE”.
Daily Law Tips (Tip 407) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*EMOTIONAL, VERBAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ABUSE IS NOW CRIMINAL OFFENCES.*
DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 406) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*IS IT LEGAL FOR SECURITY OFFICERS POSTED TO PARTICULAR STATES TO ARREST SUSPECTS IN OTHER STATES. *
Daily Law Tips (Tip 405) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*DO FEDERAL ROAD SAFETY COMMISSION (FRSC) OFFICERS TRULY HAVE POWERS TO SEIZE DRIVERS LICENSE/VEHICLE DOCUMENTS.*
Daily Law Tips (Tip 404) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

WHEN CAN A FAMILY BE CHARGED PERSONAL INCOME TAX.
Daily Law Tips (Tip 403) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*SIX DUTIES OF ALL NIGERIANS IN ANY PART OF THE WORLD. *
Daily Law Tips (Tip 402) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*NEW PUNISHMENT FOR SECURITY OFFICERS INVOLVED IN TORTURE IN NIGERIA.*
Daily Law Tips (Tip 401) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*WHEN YOU MUST ASSIST SECURITY AGENTS IN ARRESTING SUSPECTS.*
Daily Law Tips (Tip 400) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

COMPULSORY PERIOD OF GRACE BEFORE EMPLOYER CAN DEMAND RECOVERY OF SALARY ADVANCES IN NIGERIA.
Daily Law Tips (Tip 399) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*WHEN CAN PROPERTY OF A DECEASED PERSON PAY PERSONAL INCOME TAX.*
Daily Law Tips (Tip 398) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

BLINDFOLDING, PROLONGED INTERROGATION, DENIAL OF SLEEP, SOLITARY CONFINEMENT AND SECRET DETENTION CENTERS ARE ILLEGAL IN NIGERIA.
Daily Law Tips (Tip 397) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*BUSINESS NAMES IN NIGERIA CANNOT PAY PERSONAL INCOME TAX. *
Daily Law Tips (Tip 396) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*WHEN AND HOW CAN A JUDGE/MAGISTRATE ARREST AN OFFENDER.*
Daily Law Tips (Tip 395) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

22ND SABI LAW LECTURE SERIES HOLDS AT ABUJA FOR NIGERIA POLICE, EFCC AND CIVIL DEFENCE.
18 Aug 2019

The 22nd Sabi Law Lecture Series will hold on 20 August 2019 by 2pm at the Human Rights Institute during the 5 day National Human Rights Commission’s training of Investigation Officers of the Nigeria Police, EFCC and Civil Defence. 

REQUIREMENTS FOR BEING A COMMISSIONER IN ANY STATE IN NIGERIA.
DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 394) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

ARRESTED/DETAINED PERSON MUST BE INFORMED OF HIS OFFENCE IN WRITING AND IN ANY LANGUAGE HE UNDERSTANDS.
Daily Law Tips (Tip 393) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*LEGAL IMPLICATION OF THE APPOINTMENT OF SENATORS OR HONOURABLE MEMBERS AS FEDERAL MINISTERS OR STATE COMMISSIONERS.*
DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 392) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*WHY THE PRESIDENT MUST SHARE THE APPOINTMENT OF MINISTERS TO EACH STATE IN NIGERIA. *
DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 391) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*REQUIREMENTS FOR BEING A MINISTER IN NIGERIA. 
DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 390) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

WHEN CAN SINGLE PERSON SIGN AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF A COMPANY.
DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 389) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*DEADLINES FOR PAYMENT OF PERSONAL INCOME TAX BY SELF EMPLOYED PERSONS AND EMPLOYEES.*
Daily Law Tips (Tip 388) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*WHAT POLICE MUST DO WHEN THERE IS NO EVIDENCE AGAINST AN ARRESTED PERSON.*
Daily Law Tips (Tip 387) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*IS THERE REALLY A CONSTITUTIONAL REQUIREMENT FOR MINISTERIAL NOMINEES TO BE ASSIGNED MINISTRIES BEFORE SCREENING/CONFIRMATION BY THE SENATE.*
DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 386) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*PERIOD WITHIN WHICH THE SENATE MUST SCREEN MINISTERIAL NOMINEES OR SUCH NOMINEES WILL BE DEEMED AS APPROVED MINISTERS IN NIGERIA.*
DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 385) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

WHEN PERSONS RESIDING ABROAD MUST PAY PERSONAL INCOME TAX TO NIGERIA.
Daily Law Tips (Tip 384) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*DURATION FOR ISSUANCE OF TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE IN NIGERIA.*
Daily Law Tips (Tip 383) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*WHAT POLICE MUST OBTAIN FROM ANY PERSON THAT ARRESTS A SUSPECT.*
Daily Law Tips (Tip 382) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

WHEN CAN NATIONAL ASSEMBLY TAKEOVER A STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY AND MAKE LAWS FOR A STATE IN NIGERIA.
DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 381 ) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*WHEN, WHY AND HOW CAN A GUARANTOR/SURETY BE HELD LIABLE FOR DEBT GUARANTEED.*
DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 380) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

WHAT LEVEL OF CLEANLINESS MUST BE MAINTAINED IN FACTORIES IN NIGERIA.
DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 379) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

*CAN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TAKEOVER ANY STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY IN NIGERIA.*
DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 378) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

TIME WITHIN WHICH PERSON ARRESTED BY “CIVILIANS” MUST BE HANDED OVER TO POLICE.
Daily Law Tips (Tip 377) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

DOES NIGERIA CUSTOMS HAVE RIGHT TO FREE OFFICE AND LIVING ACCOMMODATION IN EVERY MANUFACTURER’S PREMISES.
DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 376) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

HOW TO STOP YOUR HUSBAND/WIFE FROM MARRYING ANOTHER PERSON.
DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 375) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

THINGS YOU CANNOT DO IN NIGERIA WITHOUT A TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE.
Daily Law Tips (Tip 373) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

ADVANCES AND CHALLENGES OF CRIMINNAL PROCEDURE IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT 2015

By 

ONYEKACHI UMAH, ESQ., LL.M, ACIArb(UK)

YOU TOO CAN PERSONALLY ARREST ANY PERSON DAMAGING PUBLIC PROPERTY.
Daily Law Tips (Tip 372) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

DRIVING WITHOUT DISPLAYED VEHICLE LICENSE IS AN OFFENCE IN NIGERIA.
DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 371) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

CAN A SERVNG SENATOR BE CONVICTED, EVEN WITH HIS IMMUNITY.
DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 371) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

LIST OF SCHOOL CERTIFICATES ACCEPTABLE IN NIGERIA FOR ANY ELECTIONS.
DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 370) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

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