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Raising Fresh Cause of Action: One Limit of A Counter-Claim

Litigation is often considered the last resort in the conflict resolution process. The litigation mechanism is commenced by the aggrieved party - the Plaintiff - taking out a writ against the other party in Court. Where a matter is contentious, the Rules of Court requires the Plaintiff to commence the suit by way of a Writ of Summons which should be filed along with a Statement of Claim and served on the other party (the Defendant). When served, a Defendant amongst other things is requi...

Fintech Credit Market - Crowdfunding: An Evaluation of Market Models

One of the incidences of the emergence and growth of the internet and the vast availability of computing devices across countries of the world today is the increase in innovation. New ways of doing things are now on the rise in all spheres of human endeavours, including financing. In time past, banks used to be the exclusive formal avenues through which individuals and businesses source for funds, but with the growth of the internet coupled with the somewhat loss of tastes/dislike for t...

Marriage and Succession Rights in Nigeria

It is important for parties to ensure that they are in or about to contract a valid marriage under the law, be it a customary marriage or a statutory marriage, this is because, cohabitation no matter how long, is not and does not translate into a marriage under customary law or a marriage under statutory law, neither does it confer marriage rights and responsibilities on the parties of such cohabitation. It is also equally important that not only should parties ensure that they are cont...

The Binding Status of International Treaties and Conventions on Sovereign States

ABSTRACT The concept of sovereignty of states has been a matter of much controversy among legal scholars and practitioners. This is as several states have over the years, strived to foster better international relations (diplomacy), with others, as well as reputable international organisations, in order to ensure economic viability and political stability amongst the larger global community, even in the face of maintaining territorial sovereignty. However, traditional international l...

A Comparative Study between Islamic and Western Jurisprudence

 The object and purpose of the comparative study of any affair is to know which of the two things to be compared is more in the interest of mankind and promotes human dignity.  In doing so, first of all each of the things to be compared is defined, its sources are mentioned, and its theories are traced.  After doing that, similarities and dissimilarities between the things compared are pointed out.  In this paper at hand, an effort has been made to discuss all these matters concerning Wes...

The Challenges of The Doctrine of Separation of Powers Under The 1999 Nigerian Constitution

ABSTRACTThe Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) made the theory of separation of powers a fundamental principle of state governance. The 1999 Constitution in different sections vested the powers of government in separate organs of government as follows: Section 4 deals with the Legislative powers; Section 5 deals with the Executive powers, while Section 6 is concerned with Judicial powers. This kind of separation of powers is known as the horizontal separ...

Economic Justice and Judicial Structure: Realizing Economic Growth in Nigeria

Economic justice is the expression of the effective distribution of economic goods. This could be realized throughjudicial mechanisms. Effective judicial systems are the platform on which economic justice can be actualized. There is a positive connection between economic justice and an effective judicial system, and this is usually measured by the rule of law and the level of its regard. The paper argued that one of the established dysfunctional characteristics of developing nations is th...

LEGAL AND INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK FOR THE CONTROL OF ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION IN NIGERIA

INTRODUCTIONThe European Union Water Framework Directive, defines pollution as: "... the direct or indirect introduction, as a result of human activity, of substances or heat into the water or land which may be harmful to human health or the quality of aquatic ecosystems or terrestrial ecosystems directly depending on aquatic ecosystems, which result in damage to material property, or which impair or interfere with amenities and other legitimate uses of the environment." . The gradual but sig...

THE RIGHT OF A SPOUSE TO SOLELY RETAIN THE OWNERSHIP OF A PERSONAL PROPERTY PURCHASED BEFORE THE MARRIAGE OR DURING THE MARRIAGE. A REVIEW OF THE SUPREME COURT DECISION IN NTE V. NTE

A property owned by Individuals either before or during the Marriage doesn’t always become joint properties, these all depends on the reasons of the party purchasing the property. If such property is one purchased before the marriage and the purchaser did not bring it to the knowledge of the wife or husband, or if its known to such spouse, was never used for any family purposes, such property remains a personal property of the spouse who had purchased it. Where the property was purcha...

COVID-19 LOCKDOWN IN NIGERIA: RESTRICTION OF MOVEMENT IN STATES. HOW LEGAL?

ABSTRACTBarely six months into its discovery, the wide spread effects of the coronavirus pandemic has appeared largely untameable. The pandemic has gravely affected the world economy, this is apart from the devastating health hazards and survival uncertainties. As part of its strategy to control the spread of the virus, the Nigerian government has ordered the lockdown of some major cities in the country. This decision has engendered criticisms and arguments. The purpose of this paper is to su...

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND ITS EFFECT ON THE LEGAL PROFESSION IN NIGERIA

Artificial intelligence is no new development to the world. It is evident to have existed over time and has proven to be beneficial to the various sectors it is applied. The legal profession in most technology advanced countries have taken advantage of this development. However, the legal profession in Nigeria appears to be behind on this technological advancement. This is as a result of the non IT inclined nature of the system of practice. This article highlights the existing challenges...

Role of law and policies in cushioning the negative economic effect of Global Emergency of

The incident of corona virus has eaten deep into most of the nation's economy. Thus the object of this essay is to critically appraise the role of law and policies when global emergency hit hard on the economy.

RIGHT TO EDUCATION WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO MINORITY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS w.r.t INDIAN CONSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK

The project throws light on the concept of Right to Education against Minorities; to what extent it has been implemented. The key rationale for including the rights of religious and linguistic minorities in the Constitution is to ensure preservation of their culture and also the creation of an educated minority citizenry in India. The RTE Act is not only in an alignment with this purpose, but also furthers it by making the elementary education of minimum acceptable quality available to a...

Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; Problem of unenforceablility

In our world today we have mainly two categories of rights based on degree of enforceability, enforceable and unenforceable rights. The Economic, Social and Cultural Rights which form part and parcel of the unenforceable rights were elucidated, stating the importance of same and why it should be enforceable. 


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