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1973 CASES & PRINCIPLES

 ABEL ASOGWA V. THE STATE 

 ADEBANJO OGUNBANJO V. THE STATE 

 AFRICAN NEWSPAPERS OF NIGERIA LIMITED V. F. C. O. COKER

 AJUMOBI OGUNDULU V. CHIEF EMMANUEL OLABODE PHILLIPS

 AKPAN IKONO V. THE STATE 

 ALBERT OLUWOLE OBIKOYA v. PETER EZENWA

 ALHAJI OLORUNKEMI AJAO V. MRS. L. E. SONOLA

 ALHAJI W. ELIAS V. ALHAJI B. A. SULEIMON

ALHAJI Y.A.O. BELLO V. THE DIOCESAN SYNOD OF LAGOS

ANDREAS I. KOUMOULIS v. LEVENTIS MOTORS LIMITED

ANIEMEKA EMEGOKWUE V. JAMES OKADIGBO

ANTHONY UGWU V. THE STATE

BABALOLA ADISA V. YESUFU LADOKUN

BASHIRU A. O. ROSENJE v. MADAM SALAMOTU BAKARE

CHIEF HUMPHREY OMOROGBE .O. V. COL. S.O.OGBEMUDIA

CHIEF LAITO AJAGBE v. OYEGADE AKANNI

CHIEF OJOGBO, OLAJA-ORIRI OF UGBORODO V. ITSEKIRI COMMUNAL LAND TRUSTEES

CHIEF SAKA OWOADE v. TEXACO AFRICA LTD

CHIEF SAM WARRI ESI V. THE CHIEF SECRETARY TO THE FEDERATION OF NIGERIA

CHRISTOPHER ANYAEGBUNAM V. CATHERINE ANYAEGBUNAM

CLEMENT OMONIYI V. THE STATE

COLLEGE OF MEDICINE OF UNIVERSITIY OF LAGOS V. DR S. A ADEGBITE

COMMISSIONER OF LANDS MID WESTERN STATE v. CHIEF FRANCIS EDO-OSAGIE

DANA SHUWA V. THE STATE

DIAB NASR V. ANTOINE ROSSEK

DR. LAWRENCE O. UWECHIA v. AUGUSTINE OBI

DR GABRIEL CHIDUME AZIE V. THE STATE

E.K. ODULAJA v. A.F. HADDAD

EDEM EKPENYONG V. CHIEF AKIBA ETOK AYI

EJAKPOMEHWE AKPORUE V. ISICHERI OKEI

EMMANUEL UMEH V. THE STATE

ENGLISH EXPORTERS (LONDON) LTD V. S.A. AYANDA

 EZEIGBOKENYI OBIAMALU v. ENWELUNAM NWOSU

 FAUSTINA EKINADOSE OVIASU V. DR. VICTOR OGUMUMWEN OVIASU

 FEDERAL MILITARY GOVERNMENT V. GOVERNOR MID – WESTERN STATE

 FRANK MUKORO-MOWOE V. THE STATE

 FRIDAY ONYEKWERE V. THE STATE

 GRESHAM LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY (NIG) LTD V. THE REGISTRAR OF COMPANIES COLONEL A. A. OCHEFU

HACO LIMITED V. S. M. DAPS BROWN

 HOLTS TRANSPORT LTD v. K. CHELLARAMS AND SON (NIGERIA) LTD

INNOCENT OKAFOR V. JOHNSON OKITIAKPE

IRENE A. ADEBAJO V. LUKE ADEPEJU ADEBAJO

ISE IBU OJO V. THE STATE

ISSAC UCHE V. THE STATE

 J.O. AMAWO V. A.G. NORTH- CENTRAL STATE

 J. UZOR v. NIGERIAN STORES WORKERS UNION

JAMES UBA V. THE STATE

 JAMMAL STEEL STRUCTURES LTD V. AFRICAN CONTINENTAL BANK LTD

 JESSE GEORGE V. THE STATE

 JOLASIMI ZARIA v. ALHAJI ABDU SMALL

 JOSEPH BABALOLA ONI V. SAMUEL ARIMORO

KALU NJOKU V UKWU EME

KELANI BANJO V. LAMIDI AIYEKOTI

KHARIE ZAIDAN v. FATIMA KHALIL MOHSSEN

M. J. EKA-ETEH V. NIGERIAN HOUSING DEVELOPMENT SOCIETY LTD

M. J. EVANS V. S. A. BAKARE

MARKE OKWE V. SGT. MAJOR USMAN DOBA

METROPOLITAN INDUSTRIES (NIGERIA) LIMITED V. INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS (NIGERIA) LIMITED

MINA ARDO MUDU V. THE STATE

MISS OLABISI WILLIAMS V. ALHAJI RABIU BUSARI

MOHAMMED W. AL-DUNGUS V. THE STATE

MOHAMOUD J. LABABEDI V. LAGOS METAL INDUSTRIES (NIG) LTD

MRS. ANTONIA E. UMOFFIA V. MRS. M.C. NDEM

NATIONAL EMPLOYERS MUTUAL GENERAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION V. J.O.UCHAY

NIGER DAMS AUTHORITY V. CHIEF VICTOR LAJIDE

 NIGERIAN PORTS AUTHORITY V. PANALPINA WORLD TRANSPORT

OGBERO EGRI V. EDEDHO UPERI

OKOLIE OKOLO V. SAMMY ONWUEGBUZIA NNWAMU

OKON UDOFE V. CHIEF AKPAN AQUAISUA

OLADUNMI AKERELE V. JIMOH ALAPATA

 OTERAIL ODADHE V. OTOWODO OKUJENI

PANALPINA WORLD TRANSPORT (NIG.) LTD V. THE NIGERIAN PORTS AUTHORITY

PATRICK NJOVENS V. THE STATE

PROPHET MALIM SHERIFF KAJOLA V. COMMISSIONER OF POLICE

QUO VADIS HOTELS LIMITED V. COMMISSIONER OF LANDS

R.G. OKUWOBI V. JIMOH ISHOLA

R. O. SANUSI V. I. A. DANIYAN

REV. MOSES A. ABIEGBE V. EDHEREMU UGBODUME

S.B. BAKARE V. ALH ABO IBRAHIM

S.C.O.A.(MOTORS) ONITSHA V. CHINWUBA ABUMCHUKWU

S. M. B. ALOMASOJO V. MRS. NELLY ELSIE IBRU

S. O. N. OKAFOR V. D. O. IKEANYI

SALAWU AJAO V. KARIMU ASHIRU

SAMUEL OGUEBIE v. CHUKWUDILE ODUNWOKE

SILAS UKADIKE v. THE STATE

SIMON OKOYOMON V. THE STATE

SLEE TRANSPORT LTD v. OLADIPO OLUWASEGUN

SUNDAY IDEMUDIA EBAMAWO V. MADAM ROSE FADIYO

THE FEDERAL ADMINISTRATOR-GENERAL v. PAUL WILLIAM CARDOSO

THE UNITED NIGERIA INSURANCE CO. LTD V. LEANDRO STOCCO

TIKA-TORE PRESS LIMITED V. AJIBADE ABINA

UKPE OREWERE V. REV. MOSES ABIEGBE

WILLIAM AKANNI V. JOSEPHY YAKUBU

WILLIE YADA V. THE STATE

YESUFU LATINWO V. BUSARI AJAO

ACTION – ACTION IN PERSONAM- Meaning and Nature of action in personam

ACTION – LOCUS STANDI – The fundamental nature of locus standi – Where lacking – Effect on the action

ACTION – PARTIES – Joinder of necessary parties – Whether joinder of parties can be made at any time during trial – The rationale behind joinder

ACTION – Declaration of title to land – Whether action for declaration of title to land is confined to lex forum reisitae:

APPEAL – Appeal to Supreme Court – When appeal lies to the Supreme Court

CONTRACT – CONSIDERATION – Whether past consideration will not support a contract which is sought to be specifically performed

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE – ABETMENT – What constitutes abetment

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE – Duty imposed on the trial court by Section 287 (1) of the Criminal Procedure Act

CUSTOMARY LAW – Nature of Customary Courts

ESTOPPEL – “FORMER RECOVERY” – Whether former recovery operates as estoppel

ESTOPPEL – Distinction between Pleas of estoppel and res judicata

EVIDENCE – COURT OF APPEAL – Whether Court of Appeal can substitute its own views for the views of the trial court

FAIR HEARING – ALLEGATION OF BIAS – Seriousness of – Power and duty of court when raised

ISLAMIC LAW – Lex situs – Whether Lex situs governs the immovable property of a deceased intestate

JUDGMENT AND ORDERS – DECISION OF COURT – Whether must be based on evidence – Where there is no evidence to support decision – Effect on the decision

JUSTICE – Whether it is in the interest of justice that parties be afforded reasonable opportunity to determine their matters on merit – What Reasonable time entails

LAND LAW – Proof of title to land – Whether plaintiff in a claim for declaration of title must succeed on the strength of his own case

LAND LAW – Proof of title to land – Identity of land – Duty of the Plaintiff to show the court clearly the area of land to which his claim relates

LAND LAW – SURVEY PLAN – Whether plaintiff can be held responsible for delay, having paid a surveyor for survey plan

MORTGAGE – POWER OF SALE – How power of sale is exercised – Whether the mortgagee’s conduct can be impeached where he acts in good faith

MORTGAGE – POWER OF SALE – How power of sale is exercised – Whether a mortgagee is a trustee of a power of sale for the mortgagor – What is expected of the mortgagee when exercising

MORTGAGE – POWER OF SALE – Whether undervaluation alone is enough to vitiate the exercise of a mortgagee’s power of sale

CRIMINAL LAW AND PRACTICE – CONSPIRACY – Nature of conspiracy – What must be proved to sustain a charge of conspiracy – Whether the conspirators must start the conspiracy at the same time – Whether must be proved by direct evidence

CRIMINAL LAW AND PRACTICE – DEFENCE – ALIBI – Meaning of – Duty to prove – On whom lies