Law

Research Papers/Topics in Law

Law As It Were: The Place Of Social, Moral Value in Contemporary Nigeria

ABSTRACT.This research work is centred on Law as it Were: the Place of Social and Moral Value in Contemporary Nigeria. The Law is as old as the creation of man and all of God’s creatures. He made Law to ensure the Harmony and Peaceful co-existence among his Creatures. By his Laws, He defined the limit for man.Law in any Society is as old as the society itself. This is because when a Society or Community is formed, Laws are usually put in place to ensure the Continuity of that Society or Com...

The Role of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission in the Fight against Corruption in Nigeria

ABSTRACTThe issue of corruption has led to loss of confidence in Nigeria by its citizens at home and abroad including the international community at large due to the activities of fraudsters, corrupt public officials and mis-governance by our leaders. On the international scene, Nigeria has been blacklisted as a slate in which integrity and transparency are alien and where no transactions occur without greasing palms. There is a culture of unregulated informal economy, inefficient contract aw...

A Case For And Against The Abolition Of Capital Punishment Under Nigeria’s Criminal Justice System

ABSTRACTEver since independence, the criminal justice system of Nigeria has accommodated capital punishment which is also known as “death penalty”, as a punitive measure for specifically defined offences. In the past 15 years, scholars, researchers and students of penology and criminology have championed the debate for abolition of death penalty and vice versa. As of December 31st 2013, the number of abolitionist states stood at 140, while that of the retentionist States stood at 58, with...

JUSTICIABILITY OF THE FUNDAMENTAL OBJECTIVES AND DIRECTIVE PRINCIPLE OF STATE POLICY UNDER CHAPTER TWO OF THE 1999 CONSTITUTION; LESSON FROM THE PROGRESSIVE INTERPRETATION BY INDIAN COURTS

ABSTRACTThis Long essay sets out to analyse the provisions of chapter  II of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (CFRN) 1999 and the attitudes of Nigerian courts to its enforceability. It argues that the claim of non-enforceability of Chapter II is a reflection of class politics which is programmed against the interests of the poor and downtrodden, and not necessarily because the Constitution ousts the jurisdictional competence of the court to adjudicate on implementation...

AN APPRAISAL OF THE NIGERIAN ELECTORAL LAWS AND THE INTRODUCTION OF SMART CARD READERS; A CASE STUDY OF THE 2015 GENERAL ELECTIONS

ABSTRACTThe electoral process is an all encompassing process that includes registration of voters, identifying the political parties to be voted for, voting, counting of votes, declaration of election results as well as procedures and avenue for challenging election results. Elections have become the most acceptable process of changing leadership in any given political system in the present day. Election has been defined as the process of selecting a person to occupy a position or office, usu...

ENFORCEMENT OF INTERNATONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW: BREACHES, DIFFICULTIES AND PROSPECTS

ABSTRACT This thesis concerns the main obstacles surrounding the implementation and enforcement of international humanitarian law in all forms of armed conflicts are found on all sides of such conflicts. States tend to show an unwillingness to admit that a situation meets the requirements for non-international armed conflicts. States are equally reluctant in such cases to recognise that the rebels opposing it constitute parties to those conflicts. Armed insurgent factions, on the oth...

Banking law in Nigeria

History of BankingThe history of Nigerian Banking would be discussed along these lines:1. The history of expatriate Banks2. The history of Indigenous banks3. The history of Hybrid banks4. The Current BanksThe History of Expatriate BanksThe first attempt at establishing a bank in Nigeria was the establishment of a branch of the African Banking Corporation in Lagos 1891. The bank minted the coins for the colonial government and served as their banker. During this period, banking activities were...

CREATION OF LEGAL MORTGAGES UNDER THE NIGERIAN LAW

CREATION OF LEGAL MORTGAGES UNDER THE NIGERIAN LAWA mortgage can be defined as a legal document by which the owner (i.e., the buyer) transfers to the lender an interest in real estate to secure the repayment of a debt, evidenced by a mortgage note. When the debt is repaid, the mortgage is discharged, and a satisfaction of mortgage is recorded with the register or recorder of deeds in the county where the mortgage was recorded. Because most people cannot afford to buy real estate with cash, ne...

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...

Critical Appraisal on Opinion Evidence

ABSTRACT Generally, 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 fa...

Sources of nigerian law

Sources of Nigerian law denote where Nigerian law came from. The major question is that where did we get the present laws that we now call our own? Did they fall from heaven? Where did we get them from? We generally have six sources of Nigerian law they have been adequately discussed in this research work.

Transfer of Family Land in Nigeria; An Exploration of Powers of Family Members

ABSTRACTFamily land is land that belongs to a family as a whole under customary law. From time immemorial through the period of agriculture to the period of industrial development, land has remained the most valuable property in the life of man and his development. It is a source of wealth to those who have it and the mother of all properties. In other words, virtually all the basic needs of human existence are land dependent . The emphasis of the concept of customary family land holding...

A Comparative Analysis of The Intestate Rules of Succession And The Testate Rules of Succession in Nigeria

ABSTRACTDeath is an inevitable end of everyone. All societies even the crudest, have a form in which individual’s property will be dealt with after they die. Wills are generally unknown and partially alien to indigenous Nigerian culture. In some instances however, some terms of testamentary disposition of property are made to safeguard and avoid the various problems that may likely arise after the death of a family head. Succession, a concept of family set up is centered on a person dying a...

Provocation As A Defence To The Crime Of Murder Under Common And Islamic Law

ABSTRACTMajor legal systems across the globe have evolved rules and principles for dealing with various situations. These situations are inclusive of different legal concepts like marriages, inheritance, offences etc. The rules and regulations are either man-made or divine as it exist under the common law and Islamic law respectively. Thus, it is conceivable that different legal system will proffer different ways of dealing with the same legal concept. The offence of murder is no exception in...

Analytical Approach On Double Taxation In The Nigerian Tax Administration

ABSTRACTTaxation in Nigeria is one of the major source of revenue for it an be said that it generates between 75% to 80% of Nigerian revenue. Taxation in Nigeria is however bedeviled with a lot of problem one of which is double taxation.It is the practice in Nigeria for income tax to be imposed both on worldwide income derived by residents of Nigeria and on income derived by non-residents generated within the country. The effect of such a system is that income derived by a resident of Nigeria...


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