Gun Possession in Nigeria and the Laws Regarding Them

Humans have an innate tendency for safety in the face of danger. Little wonder self-defence is a plea that has successfully availed many accused in different criminal jurisdictions in the world. This phenomenon is the same in our country Nigeria. Thus, as the rate of insecurity increases in Nigeria, Nigerians currently seek legal ways to…

Surrogacy and Adoption: Legal or Not?

Surrogacy and adoption are alternatives available to individuals who are unable to bear children of their own. In addition to childlessness, many people adopt simply to give a home and family to children who might not otherwise have them, or to relieve parents who are unable to take care of their child.  Surrogacy is the practice whereby a woman…

What are the Effects of COVID-19 on Contracts

The Corona Virus Pandemic also known as the COVID-19 virus has disrupted many events of the world. It has affected almost all the industries and has raised a lot of uncertainties, most especially, in the field of commerce. Due to the nature of the virus and the rate of its spread, people have been forced…

Powers of the Police and the Rights of A Person upon Arrest

The laws regulating the powers of the police to arrest are the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (“Constitution”,) the Police Act, the Criminal Procedure Act (“CPA”), the Criminal Procedure Code (“CPC”), the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (“ACJA”) and the Administration of Criminal Justice Laws (“ACJL”) of various states. The CPA,CPC, ACJA and…

Security of Customer’s Funds In Failing Banks

More than 70% percent of Nigerians have an account in a bank and this statistic keeps on increasing daily. As a result of the responsiveness of commercial banks in Nigeria, more and more Nigerians presently are comfortable with storing up their life savings and petty cash in these commercial banks. Despite this fact, a fear…