The Legality or Otherwise of Nomadic Grazing in Nigeria

INTRODUCTION/ DEFINITIONS The issue of nomadic grazing has lingered over the decades. The positive and negative consequences thereof have been under debate for as long as we all can remember. Attempting a definition however, a nomad is member of a society or class who herd animals from pasture to pasture with no fixed home. Grazing … Continue reading The Legality or Otherwise of Nomadic Grazing in Nigeria

Extent of Liability of Medical Professionals upon Refusal to Treat Victims of Gunshot Injuries without Police Report

INTRODUCTION. Over the years, there has been an uncountable record of deaths of victims of gunshots as a result of the failure to produce police report as requested by hospitals and medical practitioners. It may interest you to know that no law has ever been made prohibiting medical practitioners from treating victims of gunshots without … Continue reading Extent of Liability of Medical Professionals upon Refusal to Treat Victims of Gunshot Injuries without Police Report

Are You Legally Married Under Nigerian Law?

Did you know that many localities in contemporary Nigeria still construe a valid marriage to mean the living together of a man and a women with the ultimate objective of procreation? Quite a misconception, as such relationship is but mere Cohabitation in the eyes of the law, regardless of the duration, or the number of … Continue reading Are You Legally Married Under Nigerian Law?

Freedom of Information in Nigeria: Your Right As Protected By Law

Meaning and Introduction The Freedom of Information Act, as the name implies, is an Act of the National Assembly enacted in 2011 which possesses the aim of granting individuals the right to seek certain information from government agencies and public offices without fear of harassment or rejection. The Act bestows on everyone regardless of tribe, … Continue reading Freedom of Information in Nigeria: Your Right As Protected By Law

Is Prostitution A Crime? What About Owners of Brothels? Are they Enemies of the Law?

Hello, and welcome again! To start with, let us consider this scenario: Miss A charged Mr. P the sum of N10,000.00 as service fee for an agreed night of intercourse at XYZ hotel. Unknowing to Miss A, Mr P was an undercover agent of the Nigerian Police Force. On the agreed day, as Miss A … Continue reading Is Prostitution A Crime? What About Owners of Brothels? Are they Enemies of the Law?

Medical Negligence in Nigeria: Are Practitioners Liable?

One hot thursday afternoon in February 2003, my mum drove my siblings and I to St. Theresa‚Äôs Hospital somewhere in Enugu for the routine vaccination against cerebrospinal meningitis. When it got to my turn, the nurse failed to use the size of needle required for a 9-year old child; instead she used a bigger one … Continue reading Medical Negligence in Nigeria: Are Practitioners Liable?

Enforceability of Age Limit for Marriage in Nigeria

Legal writers as well as various legislations have been in the ring for ages exchanging punches over this very controversial topic- marriageable age in Nigeria. These legislations provide different ages which throw the citizenry into perpetual confusion. Let us take a shallow look at the various municipal legislations regulating age of marriage in Nigeria. The … Continue reading Enforceability of Age Limit for Marriage in Nigeria