Research Papers/Topics in Common Law

AN EXAMINATION OF THE SCOPE AND LIMITS OF VICARIOUS LIABILITY UNDER THE NIGERIAN LAW

Vicarious liability is a common law rule incidental to colonialism in Nigeria which has since become an essential part of the Nigerian law. Vicarious liability is where a person without fault becomes liable for the tort of another because of some pre-existing relationship between them particularly, between a principal and his agent. Several justifications abound for the imposition of this rule. Vicarious liability is strict liability without fault on the part of an employer. By virtue o...

ADMINISTRATION OF CRIMINIAL JUSTICE ACT(1)

ABSTRACTAdministration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015 is an Act of National Assembly which is applicable to all criminal trials for offences established by an Act of the National Assembly and other offences punishable in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. That is, it is applicable in all Federal High Court Divisions, High Court of FCT, Abuja and Magistrates’ Courts within the FCT, Abuja. In the same vein, some states of the federation like Kogi State, Delta State and others have domestica...

LEGAL AND REGULATORY FRAMEWORK ON CASHLESS ECONOMY AND E-COMMERCE IN NIGERIA

ABSTRACTBeing a developing country, electronic commerce is a relatively new phenomenon in commercial transactions in Nigeria. This research work analysed the legal and regulatory framework on cashless economy and electronic commerce in Nigeria. Doctrinal research methodology was adopted in the course of the study. The major findings in the work is reflected on insufficient legal and regulatory framework for electronic signature, taxation of electronic commerce, online consumer protection amon...

SECTION 285 CONSTITUTION OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

The paper is intended to interrogate section 285 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) with a view to determining whether it is a statute of limitation. 

CRITICAL APPRAISAL ON OPINION EVIDENCE

ABSTRACTGenerally, where a court is faced with the problem of determining a suit before it, such can only be solved after making an enquiry into the relevant facts of the evidence put before it by the parties, drawing inferences from those facts, and listening to arguments of parties to the case or of their counsel. Evidence is there from called as a means by which those facts can be proved.Evidence of what the witness thinks, believes or infers in regard to facts in dispute, as distinguished...

WOMEN IN POLITICS (A REVIEW OF COMMON AND ISLAMIC LAW PROVISION)

ABSTRACTIssue of gender equality (men and women) are equal in all ranks, which also includes politics, which is aimed at women rather than men, these debates degenerate and disintegrate into discordant posturing, grandstanding, sweeping, generalizations and misrepresentation. I do not intend to throw my hat into the ring. I only wish to add my voiced to the discourse. Before women’s participation in politics remained a contentious but neglected area in dedicated academic discourse or f...

Widowhood Practice in Nigeria

Discrimination against women is defined by Article 1 of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women 1979 (referred to as the 1979 Convention) as “any distinction, exclusion or restriction made on the basis of sex which has the effect or purpose of impairing or nullifying the recognition, enjoyment or exercise by women, irrespective of their marital status, on a basis of equality of men and women, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in t...

Applicant Brief

This is a typical way a brief is formed before frontloading to the court in any proceeding either criminal or civil.

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