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1976-LCER-SC

1976-LCER-SC-INDEX

ABIMBOLA SANYAOLU V. THE STATE
ADEKUNLE OJORA V. S. A. O. BAKARE
AUGUSTINE UDENSI V. ALICE MOGBO
B.A. WAHABI V. WILFRED OMONUWA
BARCLAYS BANK OF NIGERIA LTD V. CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA
BATA NIG. SALES LTD. V. BRIGADIER MARTIN ADAMU
BOY MUKA V. THE STATE
CHARLES EKPO V. THE STATE
CHIEF A.N ONYIUKE III V. G.E. OKEKE
CHIEF C. A. BENEBO OMONI V. CHIEF PENNINGTON D. INOMA BIRIYAH
CHIEF DANIEL ALLISON IBULUYA V. TOM BENEBO DIKIBO
CHIEF IGUNBOR IGBODIM & ORS V. CHIEF UGBEDE OBIANKE & ORS
CHIEF J.J. ENWEZOR V. CENTRAL BANK NIGERIA
CHIEF J.K. ODUMOSU V. AFRICAN CONTINENTAL BANK LTD
CHIEF J.O. IYASE V. UGIAGBE OMORAGBON
CHIEF OJAH OJAH V. CHIEF EYO OGBOIN
CHIEF P.I. MOKELU V. FEDERAL COMMISSIONER FOR WORKS AND HOUSING

CHIEF REGISTAR, HIGH COURT OF LAGOS STATE V. VAMOS NAVIGATION LIMITED

CHRISTIAN NWOSU V. THE STATE
CHRISTOPHER AWOGBOLADE AWOBOTU V. THE STATE
CITY PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT LTD V. ATTORNEY-GENERAL, LAGOS STATE
CLEMENT NWANCHI v. THE STATE
COMMISSIONER OF POLICE V. SEBASTINE OBASI
D.O. IDUNDUN v. DANIEL OKUMAGBA
DAVID OBUE V. THE STATE
DELU LIMAN V. THE STATE
EDWARD UWETAN OMADIDE V. CHIEF J.O. ADEJEROH
ELIZABETH O. FALOBI V. JOSEPH O. FALOBI
EUGENE MERIBE V. JOSHUA C. EGWU
F. O. AJIBOWO AND CO. LTD V. WESTERN TEXTILES MILLS LTD
G. A. OBANOR V. EHIGIE OBANOR
GEOFFREY OZIGBO v. COMMISSIONER OF POLICE
IDI FAGGE V. THE STATE
IFI IZIEME V. IJEOMA NDOKWU
IKECHI OLUE V. OBI ENENWALI
INTERNATIONAL DRILLING COMPANY NIG. LTD V. MOSES EYEIMOFE AJIJALA
INYERE AKPUENYA V. THE STATE
ISA MAMMAN V. THE STATE
ISIKURU UYOVWUKERHI V. IBATERE AFONUGHE
JACOB OLORUNMEYITOKU V. THE STATE
JAMES OBI ACHABUA v. THE STATE
JIMOH YESUFU V. THE STATE
JOE IGA V. CHIEF EZEKIEL AMAKIRI

JOHN OREKIE ANYAKWO V. AFRICAN CONTINENTAL BANK LTD.

JOHNSON B. BEKEDEREMO V. COLGATE-PALMOLIVE (NIG.) LTD
JONATHAN AJIJOLA V. THE STATE

LION BUILDINGS LIMITED V. M.M. SHADIPE

LUCY ONOWAN V. J. J. I. ISERHIEN

MADAM ALAKE AROYEWUN V. JOSEPH ADEBANJI
MBA ORIE V. OKPAN UBA
MESSRS LEWIS AND PEAT (N.R.T) LTD V. A.E. AKHIMIEN

METALIMPEX V. A. G. LEVENTIS & CO. (NIGERIA) LTD.

MICHAEL IJUAKA V. COMMISSIONER OF POLICE
MICHAEL ODIGIJI V. THE STATE
MR. Z.O. OBOLO V. REV. J.D. ALUKO
MUSA ATEJI V. THE STATE

NATIONAL ELECTRIC POWER AUTHORITY V. ALHAJI NURUDEEN AKINOLA LAWAL

NATIONAL ELECTRIC POWER AUTHORITY V. MUDASIRU AMUSA
NIGER INSURANCE CO. LTD. V. ABED BROTHERS LTD
NNANYELUGO SAMUEL O. EBOSIE V. JOSEPH C. PHIL EBOSIE
NWAFOR URAKU V. THE STATE
NWASHIRI OFOHA V. THE STATE
OBALUM ANEKWE V. THE STATE
ODEN UKPI V. THE STATE
OKAFOR UMEZE V. THE STATE
OLAYINKA KUSAMOTU V. WEMABOD ESTATE LIMITED
ONU OKAFOR V. THE STATE
ONWEMWUNO AKO V. PETER EJEKWEMU
OYESANMI J. AKINLEMIBOLA V. COMMISSIONER OF POLICE
PATRICK EFE V. THE STATE
PAULINUS UDEDIBIA V. THE STATE
PETER NWACHUKWU EZE V. THE STATE
PIUS JIZURUMBA V. THE STATE
ROYAL EXCHANGE ASSURANCE V. BENTWORTH FINANCE (NIGERIA) LTD
SALUA JAGUN OLUKADE v. ABOLADE AGBOOLA ALADE
SAMSON AIGBE & ANOR V. THE STATE

SEISMOGRAPH SERVICE (NIGERIA) LTD V. CHIEF KEKE OGBENEGWEKE EYUAFE

SHELL-BP PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT CO. OF NIGERIA LTD V. M.S. ONASANYA
SIKIRU AGBOOLA LASISI V. REGISTRAR OF COMPANIES
SUNDAY OMONUJU V. THE STATE
SUNDAY ONUNGWA V. THE STATE
SUNDAY PIARO V. CHIEF WOPNU TENALO
TUNJI BOWEJE V. MOSES ADEDIWURA
UWE IDIGHI ESAI V. THE STATE
WILFRED OKPALOKA V. BEN UMEH
WILSON ETITI V. PETER EZE OBIBI
ZEMBA SHIVERO V. THE STATE

ACTION/JUDGMENT AND ORDERS – Order for Non-suit – Discretionary powers of court to Non-suit – Need for the discretion to be exercised judicially

ACTION – Defences to an action – Whether leave is required to raise multiple defences to an action

ACTION – JUDGMENT AND ORDERS – Claim – Duty of the Court to enter judgment when a claim is successfully proved to the satisfaction of court

ACTION – JUDGMENT AND ORDERS – Claim – How claim for compensation for injurious can be determined

ACTION – JUDGMENT AND ORDERS – Non-Suit – Need for the Court to hear both parties before entering an order for non-suit

ACTION – JUDGMENT AND ORDERS: Non-Suit – Meaning, History and Nature of non-suit

ADMIRALTY – Nature of An action in rem in Admiralty

ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE – WILL – Testamentary gift – Renunciation of a will – Whether the Beneficiary is bound to give reasons for renunciation – Rules governing sharing of renounced testamentary gift

APPEAL – Findings of trial Court – When Appellate Court may interfere with findings of trial court

APPEAL – New Issues – Whether the Court of Appeal will allow a party to raise a point which was not taken in the court below

COMPANY LAW – Effect of matters inconsistent with the powers given in the memorandum and articles – When a company can be held liable on ultra vires contract

CONTRACT – Breach of Contract – Effect of failure of a party to exercise his right to terminate a contract for reason of breach – Whether the party is at liberty to exercise same in subsequent breach

CONTRACT – Contract of Employment – Notice required for termination of contract of employment – Where duration not specifically stated – Need to be reasonable – Whether applicable to employee under probation

CONTRACT – Contract of Employment – Reasonable notice – Need to be determined based on each case – Circumstances to be considered when determining duration of notice

CONTRACT – DAMAGES – Wrongful Dismissal – Principles governing award of damages in contract

CONTRACT – EMPLOYMENT – Duration of contracts between master and servant – Where terms of contract not certain – Presumption of one year term

CONTRACT – General contract of hiring for a year definite – How contract of hiring for a year can be terminated

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE – Abetment – Meaning of abetment

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE – Alibi – Evidence of alibi – When Evidence of alibi may be disregarded by court – Onus on the Defence to prove his defence of Alibi

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE – Cause of death – Certificate of a medical officer in proof of cause of death – Weight to be attached to certificate of cause of death – Whether trial judge is bound to act upon certificate of cause of death

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE – Co-accused Persons – When Co-accused Persons can be jointly held criminally liable

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE – EVIDENCE: Circumstances under which evidence given at a preliminary inquiry can be accepted as evidence in any subsequent proceedings

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE – Extra judicial confessional statements – Whether is sufficient to support conviction without corroboration

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE – Free and voluntary confession of guilt by a prisoner – Whether sufficient to warrant convictions without any corroborative evidence

JUDGMENT AND ORDERS – Order of Retrial – When Order of Retrial can be made

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE – JUDGMENT AND ORDERS – Retrial – Circumstances under which Retrial can it be granted in criminal appeals

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE – JUDGMENT AND ORDERS – Retrial – Circumstances for grant of retrial – Whether Circumstances for grant of retrial must co-exist

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE – Provocation – Elements of provocation – Whether elements of provocation must co-exist

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE – Provocation – What the Accused must prove to succeed – Need for the elements to coexist to establish provocation

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE, EVIDENCE – Burden of proof in criminal matters – On whom lies – Whether the burden of proof shifts when the Defence makes suggestions as to different possible cause of death

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE, EVIDENCE – Confessional statement – Effect of Confessional statement that is properly proved and admitted in evidence

CRIMINAL LAW AND PRPCEDURE – Provocation – Meaning and Elements of provocation – Effect of successful plea of provocation

DETINUE – CLAIM IN DETINUE – Nature of Detinue – General damages for unlawful detention – When Damages may be awarded

DETINUE – NATURE OF DETINUE – Whether Claim for Damages can be accommodated in action for detinue – Nature of Damages Awardable in detinue

ESTOPPEL – Estoppel per rem judicatam – “Party” – Meaning of party in respect of estoppel – When a party stands by and watches another fight his battle – Whether bound by the result

ESTOPPEL – Order of dismissal – Whether order of dismissal operates as estoppel

EVIDENCE – Distinction between inadmissible evidence and evidence admissible in certain conditions – Whether Inadmissible evidence can be admitted by consent

EVIDENCE – Inadmissible evidence – When inadmissible evidence is wrongly admitted – Duty of the court to reject such evidence ex propio motu

EVIDENCE – Party to Civil Suit – Competence of a Party to Civil Suit to give evidence for his opponent

EVIDENCE – PLEADINGS – Effect of evidence led on unpleaded facts

EVIDENCE – Circumstantial Evidence – Offence of Murder – Whether Offence of Murder is provable by circumstantial evidence – Requirement thereof

INTERPRETATION OF STATUTES – Principles governing interpretation of statutes – Need to apply its natural meaning

JUDICIAL REVIEW – Certiorari – When certiorari can be granted

JUDICIAL REVIEW – Certiorari – Where Certiorari lies to – Jurisdiction to entertain Certiorari – Effect of Want of jurisdiction

LAND LAW – “Customary right of occupancy” – Meaning of Customary right of occupancy

LAND LAW – Trespass to land- Action by absolute owner for trespass against a person alleged to be in possession – What the owner needs to prove to succeed

LAND LAW – DAMAGES – When damages are awarded in claim for Declaration of title – Need to grant ancillary claim for injunction

LAND LAW – OWNERSHIP OF LAND IN BENIN – In whom Ownership of Land in Benin is vested – Right of Oba to Allocate land in Benin

LAND LAW – Trespass to land – Duty on a party who claims damages in an action for trespass to land to prove ownership of the land

NATIVE LAW AND CUSTOM – Property bought with rent derived from communal property – Communal Ownership of property bought with rent derived from communal property

PLEADINGS – AMENDMENT OF PLEADINGS – Need for amendment of pleadings to be allowed – Principles Guiding grant or refusal of amendment – Duty on court not to punish parties

PLEADINGS – Bindingness of pleadings on parties – Whether parties can set up in court a case which is at variance with their pleadings

PLEADINGS – Conditions precedent – Needlessness of Plaintiff to plead fulfilment of Conditions precedent – Duty of the Defendant to plead noncompliance with Conditions precedent

PLEADINGS – SETTLEMENT OF PLEADINGS – What Counsel should bear in mind while drafting pleadings

PLEADINGS – Traverse in pleadings – Effect of the traverse “Defendant is not in a position to admit or deny”

PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE – “Waiver or acquiescence” – What waiver or acquiescence presupposes – When a party can be deemed to have waived or acquiesced over his right

PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE, COURT – Discretion to extend the periods prescribed for doing an act – How Discretion exercised when the negligence or inadvertence is of his counsel

PROPERTY LAW – ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE – WILL – Order of succession by male children – Effect of disclaimer of life interests in a will

STATUTES – Interpretation of statutes – Rules governing interpretation of statutes

WORDS AND PHRASES – “Issue” – Meaning of issue

WORDS AND PHRASES – “May” – Discretionary and mandatory use of “may”