Research Papers/Topics in Law

EVIDENTIARY RULES ON ADMISSIBILITY OF DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE UNDER NIGERIAN EVIDENCE ACT 2011: A CRITICAL APPRAISAL

ABSTRACT This Dissertation provided a critical conceptual discourse into the Evidentiary Rules On Admissibility  of  Documentary  Evidence  Under  Nigerian  Evidence  Act  2011.  It appraised the bases for the admissibility of documentary evidence, rules of evidence, relevance and conditions for the admissibility of secondary evidence, public document, proof of documentary evidence, custody and production of public documents, proof of execution of ...

A CRITICAL EXAMINATION OF THE NIGERIAN PRISON SERVICES, AFTER CARE SERVICES AND SOCIETAL REINTEGRATION OF EX-CONVICTS

                    ABSTRACTImprisonment serves several universal functions, including the protection of the society, the prevention of crime, retribution against criminal and rehabilitation of inmates. Additional goal of imprisonment may include the assurance of justice based on a philosophy of just desserts (getting what one deserves) and the reintegration of inmates in the community following their sentence. In...

THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IN NIGERIA; PREVENTING EXTRA JUDICIAL KILLINGS BY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES

                                        ABSTRACT It is vital to the correct understanding of the criminal law of Nigeria to ascertain at outset whence that law derives and where it is to be found. Essentially, Nigerian criminal law is derived from English common law. But the present relationship between those two systems of ...

A Critical Appraisal of Election Laws in Nigeria

ABSTRACTThe electoral process is a fundamental and thus indispensable structure in any democratic setting. The smoothness and transparency of its operation define political maternity of key players and stakeholders. The pattern of growth of electoral activities from 1922 to the fourth Republic is a reflection of development from obscurity to prominence from a pristine system to an advanced mechanism of securing participatory governance and confidence buildin...

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A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE ROLES OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT (ICC) AND THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL TRIBUNALS (ICTs) OVER CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY AND GLOBAL TERRORISM

The overall aim of this research paper is to first of all establish the nature of International crimes.then the paper shall examine the development of the ICTs and ICC since inception and to determine the extent to which the jurisdiction of the ICC has been successfully invoked in the areas of crimes against humanity and global terrorism. The paper also aims to Identify those factors which have continually hindered the exercise of jurisdiction of the court over these crimes. Finally, and mo...

Issues in Duty of Care of Medical Practitioners in Nigeria

Professional medical negligence or malpractice has been on the increase and needs to be addressed in terms of the attitude of law towards medical practice for the protection of the patient to make the physician liable as well as to secure punitive punishment for any medical practitioner who through carelessness causes harm to a patient. Moreover there is the need to caution medical practitioners who have sent many patients to their untimely graves in the course of their professiona...

An Assessment of Islamic Law as Customary Law vis a vis the Supreme Court Ruling in Alkamawa v Bello and Anor 1998 6 SCNJ 127

ABSTRACT  There has been a controversy as to the question whether Islamic law can be classified as customary law in Nigeria. There exists a divide among jurisprudential scholars as to the answer to this question but the prevailing school of thought sees Islamic law as customary law. This position is supported by Nigerian Statues as is made evident by the provision of section 2 of the Native Courts Law 1957 and its succeeding legislations which states that ‘native law and custom in...

The Nigerian Executive and Legislature Relationship: Need for a Balance

In every democratic setting, it is clear that a smooth relationship between the executive arm of government and the legislative arm of government is a sine qua non for a good governance, and vice versa. In Nigeria, this relationship is really a topical problem as each of these arms is seen fighting hard to establish its supremacy over the other, despite the various platforms provided by the Constitution for a synergy between them. 

“Constructive notice and the Turquand rule: a comparison between the common law position and the relevant provisions of the Companies Act 71 of 2008."

CONTENTSTitle Page................................................................................................................... 11. Introduction................................................................................................................ 31.1 General................................................................................................................ 31.2 Problem Statement..........................................................................................

Utility of Confessional Statement in Criminal Trials

AbstractA person standing trial for a criminal offence enjoys the presumption of innocence until his guilt is proved, the proof of which must be beyond reasonable doubt. Nonetheless, the suspect can confess to the commission of the crime and the court is empowered to convict, based on the weight of such confession. Incidentally, the court is often faced with objections to the admissibility of confessional statements based on the ground of retraction or involuntariness. Despite increas...

CRITICAL EXAMINATION OF ASSAULT AS A TORT OF TRESPASS TO PERSON

ABSTRACTThe conception held by many including the average man on the streets about assault is that it connotes battery i.e. the direct act of a person that causes bodily contact with another person in an unlawful way without his consent. This definition is against the real meaning of assault in most jurisdictions since assault truly means an unlawful act of putting another person in the imminent fear of battery. However, the term assault is used concurrently with battery instead of being a se...

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION: ITS PRACTICABILITY AND OTHERWISE IN SETTLING MATRIMONIAL DISPUTES.

Can two walk unless they are agreed? Since Marriage is about two people (the man and woman), who are of different background, opinion, ideologies, vocation, etc. there is bound to be the presence of elements of disagreement or disagreements between them, which may finally lead into an action for divorce in Court. An action for divorce been brought in court is not prone to solutions through judicial process, but can be solved through other means aside the normal court process. The...

Mortgage Financing in Nigeria: Prospects and Challenges

ABSTRACTMortgage financing are structured financial arrangements provided byapproved financial institutions that accept real estate as security for theloan. Basically, mortgage financing is used to acquire or purchase ordevelop a property. However, it is also used to access the equity on anexisting property. This research work examined various mortgagefinancing policies in Nigeria, highlight their performance with a view toidentify the challenges inhibiting the optimal performance of themortg...

COMPETENCE AND COMPELLABILITY IS CHILD EVIDENCE ADMISSIBLE

ABSTRACTDetermination of lawsuits is highly dependent on these availability of evidence. In law, every person is a competent witness in any judicial proceeding unless otherwise prevented by the law. And every compellable witness is a competent witness as the court will not compel anyone to give evidence, if he is incompetent to do so.However, it is not every competent witness that is compellable in court. Competence does not imply ‘reliable,’ thus a witness may legally speaking n...

An Appraisal Of The Liabilities Of A Company For The Acts Of Its Directors

ABSTRACT A company can be described as a legal entity or a body corporate, having perpetual succession and also a common seal, as well as the ability to sue and be sued in its own corporate name. Suffice to state, also that the company upon its incorporation can acquire property in its corporation name. This corporate personality, gives the company the status of a person; albeit artificial, having all the qualities of a normal human being. It should be noted, that a company is by vi...

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