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MAC 411- Media Law and Ethics

Main Content 3.1 Definition and Explanation of Law Law is the overall guiding principle of human conduct. Law is basically a body of principles or rules which are the basis of society. Members of a society are meant to abide by the law established by it. It is very hard to have a society without a set of laws guiding it. Human life needs a proper rule of conduct or principle at every step. It is also important for a successful society. Law according to Oyakhilomen (2009), controls, regulates,...

Are Healthcare Workers Immune from Professional Negligence? A Review of Cases of Bolam and Bolitho

During the early 1950s, when the NHS was in its golden era, the medical profession was still “unregulated and paternalistic” in approach. Consequently, the medical profession had enjoyed an unreserved obedience from patients, and treated with great reverence by the society. John Hector Bolam1 was a patient who sustained fractures because the defendants applied unmodified electro-convulsive therapy on him. So, his suit for negligence provided the much needed opportunity for grounding the p...

Trade Unions and the Concept of Collective Bargaining

TABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTION 3Definition of Collective Bargaining An insight into the collective bargaining processImportance of Collective BargainingHuman Rights Democracy and Civil Society Union Strength Development of understandingAdaptation to Change Settlement of grievances Industrial PeaceCONCLUSION

The Position of the Legal Practitioners Act on the Legal Duty of the Legal Practitioner: Contrasted with the US and UK Provisions

In this work, there is an illumination of the liability of legal practitioners to their clients and by paying careful attention to the provisions of the Legal Practitioner Act 1962, CAP 207 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria. This work also observes the provisions of the United Kingdom, as well as the United States, regards professional negligence.

Company Law II: The Scope and Need for International Arbitration in Transnational Commercial Contracts

IntroductionIndia by giving its investors a market-oriented economy, it opted for liberalisation and globalisation in 1991. There was exponential growth that culminated in a rise in trade and investment. There is a strong connection between trade and production.The rise of cross-border tensions between foreign companies and sovereign states is one of the unavoidable ramifications of these economic activities. In international commerce and trade, participants come from various states with diff...

Nigerian Law Of Taxation Key points

Contents LAW OF TAXATION I. 3 INTRODUCTION: LAW OF TAXATION.. 3 THE DEFINITION OF TAX. 4 STAKEHOLDERS OF TAXATION. 5 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES. 6 OBJECTIVES/FUNCTIONS/IMPORTANCE OF TAXATION.. 6 PRINCIPLES OF TAXATION/FEATURES OF A GOOD TAX SYSTEM... 7 EVOLUTION OF THE NIGERIAN TAX SYSTEM AND ITS PECULIAR FEATURES. 8 FEATURES/DRAWBACKS OF THE NIGERIAN TAX LAW/SYSTEM... 10 THE TRIPARTITE FEATURE/PILLAR OF TAXATION. 10 SOURCES OF TAX LAWS. 11 CONSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK. 13 C...

Law Of Tort In Nigeria Summarized

Contents LAW OF TORT. 3 AIMS OF TORT LAW. 3 A BRIEF HISTORY OF TORT.. 3 TORT DISTINGUISHED FROM OTHER AREAS OF LAW. 4 THE ELEMENT IN TORTS. 5 ASSAULT.. 6 BATTERY.. 8 FALSE IMPRISONMENT. 9 OTHER ACTS INTENDED TO CAUSE PHYSICAL OR PSYCHIATRIC HARM. 11 DEFENSES TO TRESPASS TO PERSON.. 12 INTERFERENCE WITH GOODS/CHATTEL. 12 CONVERSION.. 13 DETINUE. 14 TRESPASS TO CHATTEL PER SE.. 15 DIFFERENCES BETWEEN TRESPASS PER SE, DETINUE AND CONVERSION.. 15 DEFENSES TO ...

Law Of Succession Nigeria

LAW OF SUCCESSION NIGERIA (SUMMARIZED NOTE) Contents PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES (TRUSTEES, EXECUTORS AND ADMINISTRATORS). 1 LAW OF SUCCESSION.. 1 MEANING OF SUCCESSION. 1 SOURCES OF LAW OF SUCCESSION. 2 FORMS OF CUSTOMARY LAWS ON SUCCESSION AND INHERITANCE.. 2 DISTRIBUTION UNDER STATUTORY LAW. 10 WILLS AND CODICILS. 10 TESTAMENTARY CAPACITY. 21 EXECUTORS. 27 ALTERATIONS, INTERLINEATION AND OBLITERATION. 32  

Law Of Intellectual Property In Nigeria Summarized

LAW OF INTELLECTUAL AND INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY I AND II Contents INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (COPYRIGHT LAW). 2 GENERAL INTRODUCTION.. 2 THEORIES UNDERLYING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY. 2 HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT.. 2 ELIGIBLE WORK(S). 3 NON-ELIGIBLE WORKS. 7 IS THERE A STATUTORY DUTY TO KEEP A REGISTER OF WORKS?. 8 COPYRIGHT OWNERSHIP. Section 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the act 8 ACQUISITION OF COPYRIGHT. 9 TRANSFER. Section 11 OF THE COPYRIGHT ACT. 11 THE NATURE OF COPYRIGHT. 14 MO...

Law Of Banking And Insurance In Nigeria

TABLE OF CONTENTSLAW OF BANKING AND INSURANCE PART I AND II.DEFINITION OF A BANK.DISTINGUISHING A BANK FROM OTHER SIMILAR ENDEAVOURSBRIEF HISTORY.BANKER AND CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP NATURE, SCOPE, IMPLICATION,RIGHTS AND OBLIGATION, JURISDICTION OVER BANKER-CUSTOMERDISPUTES, AND REGULATION.WHEN CAN A CHEQUE/WITHDRAWAL ORDER BE DISHONOURED?REGULATION OF FOREIGN EXCHANGE.THE CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA (CBN); FUNCTIONS, CONSTITUTION,TOOLS OF MONETARY CONTROL, ETC.THE BANKS AND OTHER FINANCIAL INSTITUTI...

Law Of Evidence In Nigeria Summarized Note

LAW OF EVIDENCE IN NIGERIA CONTENTS   INTRODUCTIONCLASSIFICATION OF EVIDENCE. OTHER RELEVANT PRELIMINARIES (FACT, FACT IN ISSUE, QUESTION OF FACT, QUESTION OF LAW, OPINION, CONTRADICTION, EVALUATION OF EVIDENCE ETC) SOURCES OF NIGERIAN LAW OF EVIDENCE. ILLEGALLY OBTAINED EVIDENCE RELEVANCY AND ADMISSIBILITY. RES GESTAE AND SECTION 4 OF THE EVIDENCE ACT 2011 SECTION 5-11 OF THE EVIDENCE ACT EXAMINED. SIMILAR FACTS EVIDENCE PROOF OF CUSTOM AND JU...

Law of Equity and Trusts

LAW OF EQUITY AND TRUSTS PART I AND II TABLE OF CONTENTS LAW OF EQUITY PART 1 DEFINITION OF EQUITY. NATURE, ORIGIN AND RECEPTION OF EQUITY. THE MAXIMS AND PRINCIPLES OF EQUITY NATURE OF EQUITABLE INTEREST AND THE DOCTRINE OF NOTICE. 9 EQUITABLE INTEREST AND LEGAL ESTATES THE DOCTRINE OF NOTICE. PRIORITY. PARTICULAR EQUITABLE INTERESTS. ASSIGNMENT OF CHOSES IN ACTION. DISTINCTION BETWEEN NOVATION AND ASSIGNMENT. THE DOCTRINE OF CONVERSION TH...

Land Law In Nigeria

LAND LAW NIGERIA I AND II CONTENTS A CURSORY INTRODUCTION THROUGH THE CONCEPT OF PROPERTY. SOURCES OF THE LAW OF REAL PROPERTY IN NIGERIA. DEFINITION OF LAND LAND AS THE EARTH’S SURFACE LAND AS CONSISTING OF SUBJACENT THINGS OF A PHYSICAL NATURE LAND AS EVERYTHING ATTACHED TO THE EARTH’S SURFACE (QUIC QUID PLANTATUR). LAND AS CONSISTING OF INCORPOREAL HEREDITAMENT BRIEF HISTORY OF THE NIGERIAN LAND TENURE SYSTEM. LAND RIGHTS THE RIGHT OF PRESCRIP...

Jurisprudence And Legal Theory In Nigeria Summarized

CONTENTS JURISPRUDENCE AND LEGAL THEORY PART I AND II TOPIC 1: THE NATURE AND MEANING OF JURISPRUDENCE TOPIC 1.1: DISTINCTION BETWEEN JURISPRUDENCE AND LEGAL THEORY: TOPIC 1.2: JURISPRUDENCE: THE PHILOSOPHY OF LAW OR THE SCIENCE OF LAW TOPIC 1.2.1: UNDERSTANDING PHILOSOPHY AND ITS INFLUENCE ON JURISPRUDENCE: 1.2.2 UNDERSTANDING SCIENCE AND ITS INFLUENCE ON THE LAW: 1.3 CONCEPTIONS OF LAW AND SCHOOLS OF JURISPRUDENCE. TOPIC 1.4 DEFINITIONS OF LAW. TOPIC 2: L...

International Trade In Nigeria Summarized

 TRADE LAW PART I ONLY  TABLE OF CONTENTS. Contents THE BILL OF LADING. 2 DUTIES AND EXCLUSIONS: 2 INTERNATIONAL EXPORT CONTRACT. 4 COST INSURANCE FREIGHT CONTRACTS (CIF). 4 WHAT IS THE NATURE OF A CIF CONTRACT?. 4 DOCUMENTS IN A CIF CONTRACT. 5 PASSING OF PROPERTY. 5 PASSING OF RISK. 5 DUTIES, REMEDIES AND BENEFITS. 6 FREE ON BOARD CONTRACTS. (FOB). 8 ISSUES THAT ARISE IN FOB CONTRACTS. 9 DUTIES AND REMEDIES. 9 CARRIAGE OF GOODS BY...


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