Law

Research Papers/Topics in Law

ENFORCEMENT OF CONSUMER PROTECTION IN NIGERIA: THROUGH THE LAW OF TORTS

                                                 ABSTRACT A tort is a wrong either to person, property, community or even a nation. This wrong should not go without strict punishment especially when it is shown that the person who owes a duty to show reasonable care failed in his duty. Consumers worldwide are the same; there should be no room for comparis...

The Nigerian Civil War and the failure of United Nations: A Jurisprudential Analysis

In the decade since the International Criminal Court (ICC) came into existence, there is wide awareness, though little true understanding, of the work of the international criminal tribunals. International prosecutions of high-ranking civilian and military leaders, including former heads of state, on charges of crimes against humanity, war crimes, crime of aggression and genocide, represent for many the ultimate condemnation of these individuals of their fall from power. Yet, despite th...

A CRITICAL APPRAISAL OF THE PAYMENT OF CIVIL SERVANTS SALARY

The Civil Service is the administrative bureaucracy which occupies an essential position in the political system of nations. Throughout the world, the contributions of Civil Service in promoting sustainable and equitable economic growth are receiving increasing attention. Efficient and effective management of the Civil Service are critical to sustainable socio-economic development of a nation. Thus, any government that neglects this body is headed for socio-economic and political destru...

A Review of the State of Electricity Generation in Nigeria from 2007 to 2015

Successive governments in Nigeria have shown commitment to improving the availability of electricity in Nigeria, with the formulation of several regulations and policies. Several projects to increase the generation capacity has been implemented, and some completed, but the transmission and distribution capacities have not grown pari passu. The electricity generation capacity, in 2014, has increased in steps from its values in 2007; although, more still needs to be done for Nigeria ...

Rural Electrification: Off-grid experience in the Niger Delta

The data for rural electrification projects, on-grid connectivity, population and others, was collected from the relevant papers and websites. The data was analysed graphically or statistically and the findings were discussed. The Niger Delta states have more generating, transmission and distribution facilities than in most other parts of Nigeria but these facilities are disproportionally distributed. Edo and Delta states have good electricity access, while Cross River and Bayelsa have th...

A Review of Oil and Gas Companies Compliance to Environmental Regulations in Nigeria

The goal of this research is to examine to what extent oil and gas companies operating in Nigeria had been compliant with environmental regulations and laws governing their operations. The projects executed by these companies that had significantly reduced environmental pollutions and how these companies responded to environmental related issues were discussed. The Oil and Gas companies discussed in this work have been relatively compliant, but stronger commitment and cooperation is need...

RECOVERY OF PREMISES IN NIGERIA; PRACTICE, PROCEDURE AND PRECEDENTS.

This  is a must read for any legal practitioner whom often times is involved in property litigation and recovery.Victor. U Uzochukwu L.P

ANALYSIS OF THE BASIC PRINCIPLES OF INSURANCE UNDER THE NIGERIAN LAW OF INSURANCE

ABSTRACTEvery human being is faced with the possibility that one or more of the hazards which form part of life will sooner or later befall him and which may cause him pecuniary loss. This misfortune is uncertain as to time or period it will occur and this among others include: fire outbreak, accident or even death. It could be seen that all those are beyond human control as their occurrence cannot be controlled by the individual. For example, the family bread winner knows it is beyond his co...

APPLICABILITY OF NATURAL LAW PRINCIPLES TO THE LAW OF NEGLIGENCE IN NIGERIA

ABSTRACTThe essence of creation of man in any environment is to interact, relate and have dealings with each other, in these relationships, certain level of moral standards is expected to be maintained which has necessitated the need for a guiding of conduct.Hence, the introduction of the law which is regarded as rules, and principles set out in order to streamline the activities of man with each other.Natural law theory emphasizes that, law has a divine or supernatural origin and for human l...

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...

CONVENTIONAL AND ISLAMIC MORTGAGE FINANCING (A LEGAL COMPARISON)

ABSTRACTHome ownership has been a problem to many people in Nigeria. This is the more reason why efforts are being made from all quarters to alleviate this problem. The two most prominent of these efforts are the Home Financing Schemes, otherwise known as Mortgage Financing, which are made by the public corporations and private institution. The effort of the public corporations is known as Conventional Mortgage Financing while a part of the private institution is that of the Islamic Economic ...

Critical Appraisal Of The Relevancy And Admissibility Of Electronically Generated Evidence In Nigeria

ABSTRACTIn an attempt to address this fundamental issue regarding the admissibility of electronically generated evidence, recourse shall be paid had to the word evidence itself. Evidence is the means by which facts are proved excluding inferences and arguments.There are times in court when we desperately need to rely on evidence in order to prove a very vital point or issue in court. This point can be proved through the use of electronic generated documents which are believed to be in line wi...

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...

DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE (PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS).

ABSTRACTThe decree of dissolution of marriage which is defined as the legal separation o f man and wife effected by the judgement or decree of a court, and either totally dissolving the marriage relation, or suspending its effect so far as it concerns the cohabitation of the parties.Dissolution of marriage seems to be on the increase these days, this is due to the fact that people rushed into ill-advised marriages and they decided to rush out of these marriages as soon as they discovered that...

DO JUDGES MAKE LAW (A CURSORY LOOK AT THE RECURRING QUESTION)

ABSTRACTIt is common knowledge that the age long principle of Separation of powers allocates the governmental functions of law making, law implementation and law interpretation to the Legislative, Executive and Judicial arms of government respectively and each arm is to function independently without any unwarranted intermeddling.It is trite that the function of lawmaking for peaceful coexistence and orderliness in the society is vested in the recognized law making organ, in the Nigerian case...


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