*YOU DONT NEED LICENSE FOR TASERS, STUN GUNS AND PEPPER SPRAYS IN NIGERIA.*
DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 325) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

Unlike France, UK, South Korea, Hong Kong, Kenya and Germany, in Nigeria, Taser Guns, Pepper Sprays and Stun Guns are not “FIREARMS” rather they are “OFFENSIVE WEAPONS” and require no licenses. You don’t need police clearance, license or permit to import, export, distribute, sell, purchase, own, possess, carry, display or use any offensive weapons, including any electroshock weapon, Taser Guns, Pepper Sprays and Stun Guns in any part of Nigeria. There is no federal or state law prohibiting the use of such, rather the law criminalises the use of offensive weapons for criminal activities or possession of such with a criminal mind.

It is a crime punishable with 3 years imprisonment to be found with any offensive weapon including, electroshock weapon, Taser Guns, Pepper Sprays and Stun Guns with an INTENTION to commit felony/offence. This includes being found with any offensive weapon with intention to break into a house or at night without any lawful excuse or with face masked/blackened.

"Offensive Weapon” is any article that is not a firearm, made or adapted to be used to cause injury on any person and this includes, air gun, bow and arrow, spear, cutlass, matchet, dagger, or any piece of wood, glass, metal or stone capable of being used to injure any person.

“Firearm” includes any gun, canon, revolver, flint-lock gun, pistol, explosive or ammunition or other firearm, whether complete or in parts/pieces.

My authorities are;
1. Sections 1, 403B, 408, 223, 224 and 225 of the Criminal Code Act, 1916,
2. Sections 1 and 2 of the Firearms Act 1959,
3. Section 11 and 12 of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act 1984,
4. Section 8(3) and 13 of the Public Order Act, 1979.

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*HOW TO PROVE THAT A BANK IS LICENSED IN NIGERIA.* DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 300) By Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK).

No bank can operate in Nigeria without a banking license from the Central Bank of Nigeria. The easiest way to prove that a bank has been licensed by Central Bank of Nigeria under the Banks and Other Financial Institutions Act by the production of a certificate by an officer of the bank that it has been duly licensed.

My authorities are sections 92 and 259 of the Evidence Act, 2011.

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NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PRACTISE REGULATION 2016 IS NOW ONLINE!

The National Environmental Health Practise Regulation 2016 was made on 10th February 2016 to replace the National Environmental Health Practise Regulation 2007. The National Environmental Health Practise Regulation 2016 is made pursuant to the Environmental Health Officers (Registration etc) Act, 2002.

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by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 238)
“IS IT LEGAL FOR GOVERNMENT OR ANY GROUP TO CHARGE YOU FOR DRILLING BOREHOLE ON YOUR LAND? “

The right to use any water (both surface and unground water) in any part of Nigeria is vested on the Federal Government of Nigeria. But, any person (Nigerian or Foreigner) who has either a statutory or customary right of occupancy to any land in any part of Nigeria, has right to take and use water including unground water source(like Wells and boreholes) from that land for domestic purposes, and agricultural purposes WITHOUT ANY CHARGE, COST, FEE, TAX or LEVY.
The recent demand for borehole levy by locals and some groups are illegal and should be stopped. Talk to your lawyer, today.

My authorities are sections 1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 13, 20 and 21 of the Water Resources Act,

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DAILY LAW TIPS
by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 199)
“It Is An Offence To Import Live Fish Into Nigeria Without License”

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(Tip 147)
“Law Firms/Chambers Cannot Be Engaged and Briefed To Render Legal Services or Sign Documents”.

The practise of law is reserved for legal practitioners that are called to the Nigerian Bar and their names enrolled in the records of Supreme Court of Nigeria. Hence, the service of a lawyer cannot be rendered by a company, business name, partnership, firm or chamber of lawyers rather by the lawyers therein. Such institutions and formations are not lawyers licensed to practise although their owners, promoters, members and staff are licensed lawyers. So you engage lawyers and not law firms!

My authorities are sections 2 and 24 of Legal Practitioners Act and the Supreme Court decision in Okafor V. Nweke (2007)10 NWLR (PT.1043) 521 at 531.

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"NIGERIAN BUSINESSES AND THE NEED FOR CORPORATE, COPYRIGHTS, TRADE MARKS, INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS AND PATENTS REGISTRATIONS"

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