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MAIN ISSUES

A. AMEH A. AKPA DIGA v. ADAM TONY

GOVERNMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - ADMINISTRATIVE FIAT: Execution of administrative fiats by Heads of Court especially Chief Judges – Whether requires that cases are assigned to particular judges and not particular courts Judges assigned new courts carrying along with the the cases that were assigned to him from his previous court to the new court - Practice where chief Judges of High courts do sometimes withdraw one case or the other from one Judge to another of from one Judicial Division to another – Justification – Whether exercise of administrative fiat in transfer of judges are so notorious that appellate court take judicial notice of them

A. G. ANAMBRA STATE V. A. G. FEDERATION

GOVERNMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW: Police and judicial orders – Alleged refusal of Commissioner of Police of a State to take lawful directives from the Governor of the State for the maintenance of public safety, public order and the provision of Police protection and other security apparatus of State power for the Government of the State and the Governor contrary to Section 215(4) of the 1999 Constitution – Where it is shown that the withdrawal of the police security personnel was on the order of a High Court. – Whether an order or a judgment of Court, no matter the fundamental vice that afflicts it, remains legally binding and valid until set aside by due process of law 

A.G OF CROSS RIVER STATE V A.G OF THE FEDERATION

GOVERNMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - BOUNDARY DISPUT: - Determination of boundary disputes – Resolution of disputes as to Local Government Area certain communities belong – Relevance of Boundary map made and approved by the President of the Federation when boundary dispute was subjudice - Revision of map – Relevant considerations

GOVERNMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - BOUNDARY DISPUTE:- Transfer of communities from one Local Council to another - Validity – Powers of the National Boundary Commission over same vis a vis the powers of the Supreme Court over dispute resolution - How considered

A.-G, FEDERATION V. A.-G, IMO STATE & ORS.

GOVERNMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW:- Federal Electoral Commission – Powers and function – Constitutional basis

GOVERNMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW:- Administrative Instructions issued by the national electoral body towards voters’ registration/revision exercise – Matters arising therefrom – Court with jurisdiction to hear same

ABAMPA UGUONG V THE QUEEN

ADMINISTRATIVE AND GOVERNMENT LAW: - Accused not intending consequence of act - Issue of prerogative of mercy

ABDUL GAFAR V THE GOVERNMENT OF KWARA STATE

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - Agency relationship - Kwara State government - Whether an agency of Federal Military Government

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - Commission of enquiry - Power of State Government to set up - Source of

ABDULKARIM v. INCAR

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - Judicial review - Duty of Supreme Court thereunder

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - Judicial review - What it entails

ABIA STATE UNIVERSITY V ANYAIBE(CA

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - Judicial powers in section 6(6) of the 1979 Constitution -Bodies that have competence to exercise -Administrative tribunal set up by a University - Whether has competence to try wrongs amounting to commission of crime.

ABODERIN V. MORAKINYO

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - Actions - Declaratory judgment - Discretionary - Discretion to be exercised judicially

ABUAH IN RE

GOVERNMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW – PARDON:- Legal practitioner convicted of a crime and struck off the Roll of practicing lawyers – Subsequent grant of pardon by Administrator of the East-Central State to become a member of the ordinary citizenry – Whether relevant consideration in reviewing his application for readmission as a member of the Nigerian Bar

ADEDEJI V. POLICE SERVICE COMMISSION

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - Certiorari - Dismissal of Police Officer for misconduct - Requirements of natural justice - Opportunity to know and meet case - Officer not given copy of written complaint or informed of evidence against him – How treated

ADEJUMO V JOHNSON(HC)

 

ADEKO V IJEBU-ODE DC

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - Master and Servant - Unlawful dismissal - Breach of natural justice - Justifiable ground for dismissal existing - Whether it vitiates the dismissal.

ADEKUNLE  V UNIVERSITY OF PORT HARCOURT(CA

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW:- Certiorari - Expulsion of students of higher learning for being members of banned fraternities - No evidence of ban­ned fraternities - Whether certiorari will lie

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW:- Certiorari - Use of to quash decision of Vice­ Chancellor expelling students of higher learning - Whether possible.

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW:- Discipline of students by Vice-Chancellor - Duty to observe rules of natural justice

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW:- Discretion conferred by statute - Statute requir­ing authority to be satisfied before exercise of discretion - Whether exer­cise of discretion reviewable

ADELENWA V. THE STATE

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW AND GOVERNMENT: Police Brutality and criminal behaviour – Use of service rifle to rob households under threat of harm – Death arising therefrom – Proof of criminal liability

ADESANYA V. PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA AND ANOTHER

GOVERNMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW:- Distinction between the public services of the Federation and that of a State under the 1979 Constitution – Executive bodies – Appointments which constitutes disqualification for appointments into Executive bodies – Exceptions thereto

ADESHINA v LEMONU

GOVERNMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

ADEYINKA OYEKAN AND OTHERS V MUSENDIKU ADELE

 

AGBETOBA V  FAFUNWA

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW:- Non-approval and non-recognition of the nomination of chief under the Oba and Chiefs of Lagos Edict of l975 - Effect of - Nomination of Chief antedating its registration - Propriety of - Selection - Nomination and appointment of chief in Lagos State - Procedure therefor-Declaration of Chieftaincy - Delegation of - Whether principle of delegatus non potest delegares applies

AGBOOLA V. ABIMBOLA

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - PUBLIC OFFICERS:- Public Officers Protection Act, Section 2(a) -When a public officer can take protection thereunder - When he cannot

AGBOOLA V  SAIBU

GOVERNMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW:- Registration to freehold title before the Registrar of Titles - Section 8(4) and 10 of the Registration of Titles Act - Whether law clearly lays down specific provisions for the treatment of applications and objections  - Propriety of the treatment of an application as an objection – Whether the Registration of Titles Act purports to substitute the Registry for the High Court so as to make it permissible for the Registrar to decide without formal pleadings, grave legal issues which are usually to be specifically pleaded and proved – Attitude of court thereto

AGWUNA  V ATTORNEY-GENERAL OF THE FEDERATION

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW:- Military Tribunal - Special Tribunal for Recovery of Public Properties – Supervisory jurisdiction of court over decision of - Whether extant

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - Prerogative orders - Supervisory jurisdiction of court over decision of tribunal - When exercisable - When not.

AIG EUROPE (UK) LTD AND OTHERS V THE ETHNIKI

 

AJAKAIYE  V IDEHAI

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW:- Chieftaincy declaration - Where validly made under enabling law - Limitation on power of court in respect of- Whether court can declare it null and void.

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW:- Power conferred by statute on bodies other than courts - Whether court has jurisdiction to exercise such power

AJAYI V AJAYI

 

AJIDASILE VOGUNOYE

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW:- Certiorari, Prohibition - Application to quash the deposition of applicants as motor Chiefs and to restrain persons appointed in their place from parading themselves as chiefs - Applicants aggrieved at 1st defendant’s installation as Paramount Chief and removal of his predecessor, addressing petition to Governor in newspaper for his removal.

AKANBI V YAKUBU

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW:- Customary Law - Irregular appointment of village head - Ultra vires - Restraining injunction -Jurisdiction of High Court to entertain chieftaincy dispute.

AKILU  V FAWEHINMI

GOVERNMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW:- Equity - Mandamus proceedings - Nature of

AKINADE V AKINLOVE

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW:- Delegation of Minister’s powers – Principles and Policy guiding such delegation

AKINGBADE V LAGOS TOWN COUNCIL

GOVERNMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW:- Local Government - Enactment of Public Health Rules under Public Health Ordinance - Ultra wires doctrine -Construction of statutes which impose taxation - Public Health Ordinance, section 42 Public Health Rule 55 (3).

GOVERNMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW:- Regulatory practices – Where a fee is charged as part of giving effect to regulatory objective – Whether valid without an express legislative stipulation – Whether power to charge fee can be inferred as a necessary and incidental element of giving effect to the legislative objective

AKINTEMI AND 2 OTHERS V. PROF. C. A. ONWUMECHILI AND 2 OTHERS

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW AND GOVERNMENT:- Prerogative writs – Need to distinguish an order of mandamus from certioriari and prohibition – Whether mandamus unlike the other two is not primarily a means of reviewing the decision of an inferior tribunal, but is rather a comprehensive remedy for securing the performance of public duties – Whether mandamus will only issue to control abuse of discretionary powers or where such decision was guided by irrelevant considerations – Whether the court will not normally issue the order where it concerns how to exercise the power

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW AND GOVERNMENT:- Doctrine of ripeness and Administrative remedies – Where remedies are available in the domestic forum relating to a dispute – Need to exhaust same before any resort to court action – Effect of failure thereto

AKPORUE V OKEI

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW:- Ultra vires - Representation order - Irregular

ALAKIJA V THE MEDICAL DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW:- Medical Practice - Section 26(1) of Medical Practitioner and Dentists Ordinance Cap. 116 - Proceedings at Medical Disciplinary Committee - Registrar acting through proceedings - Principles of natural justice.

ALALADE V ICAN

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW:- Disciplinary proceedings against professional accountant - Charged for professional misconduct in affairs of client - Competency of Accountants’ Disciplinary Tribunal to try offence - No evidence given by appellant - Findings of fact by tribunal.

ALAMIEYESEIGHA  V CHIEF SATURDAY TEIWA

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW:- Prerogative orders - Mandamus - When will lie - Whether will lie where same will violate the Constitution

ALAO V ISSA AKANO

GOVERNMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW:- Draft White Paper – Whether possesses any legal effect - Recommendation letter for appointment based on draft white paper written by Deputy Governor of a State – Whether of any evidential value representing the views of the State – Where a countermanding letter by the Secretary to Government of the State on behalf of the Governor had proceeded directing that the letter written by the Deputy Governor be ignored - Effect

GOVERNMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW: Stool of the village head – When not vacant – Whether present occupier can be vacated on the strength of a letter purportedly written by the Deputy of a State  recommending the recognition of a rival – Effect of a countermanding

ALAPIKI  V THE GOVERNOR OF RIVERS STATE

GOVERNMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - LEGAL PERSONALITY - Office of State Governor - Legal personality of - Distinction between the office and the holder thereof.

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW:- Action against State Governor for wrongful termination - Governor relying on Public Officers (Protection) Law - Whether law applies to cases founded on contract

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW:- Action against State Governor for wrongful termination of appointment - Governor relying on Public Officers (Protection) Law - Absence of any law empowering Governor to terminate appointment - Whether termination a public duty protected by law

ALITALIA AIRLINES LTD. V F.B.I.R.

 

ALHAJI SHEHU ABDUL GAFAR V. THE GOVERNMENT OF KWARA STATE & OTHERS

GOVERNMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAWINVESTIGATIVE PANELS:- Use of investigative panels which outcomes affect rights and interests of people – Statutes purporting to oust the jurisdiction of courts to hear suits arising therefrom – How treated

AMAEFULE V. THE STATE

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW:- Judicial control of discretionary power - Attorney- General - Powers under the Constitution - 5.191, 1979 Constitution - Executive discretion of Attorney-General as a minister

AMEH RICHARD v. THE STATE

GOVERNMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAWPOLICE:- Need for security men who bear arms to exercise maximum restraint in the use of the weapons assigned to them in order not to 'endanger the lives of the citizens that they are employed to protect' – Effect of failure thereto

ANRETIOLA V LABIYI

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW:- Governmental acts done under a void Edict - Effect thereof.

ANYAH V IYAYI

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - Statutory power - Delegation of - Power conferred on “appropriate authority" by Public Officers (Special Provisions) Decree No. 17 of 1984 - How delegated - Whether method of delegation exhaustive.

ANYIAM  v. THE QUEEN

POLICE PROCEDURE: Bribery and corruption – Improper way of prosecutig a police man for bribery and corruption

APAMPA V THE STATE

GOVERNMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW:- Governance and constitution of membership of a university in Nigeria – Powers/functions  of Senate and Council – Role of the Establishment Act of the University in ascertaining same - Appointment of non-academic staff of university by Council – Whether makes such appointee a public officer

ARUBO v. AIYELERU

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW:- Tribunal of inquiry - Status and powers of vis-à-vis superior court of record

ASERE V ASERE

ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES:– Grant of letters of administration - Who is entitled - Factors to consider

AZUOKWU V NWOKANMA

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW:- Prerogative writs - Certiorari - Application therefor - Procedure applicable

BAGGS v. LONDON GRAVING DOCK COMPANY, LIMITED.

GOVERNMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - MILITARY SERVICE AND LAW:- Injured workman conscripted for military service - Effect on claim for compensation for partial or full incapacity to seek suitable employment – Admissibility of letter from Commanding Officer regarding state of disability of conscripted soldier – Earnings and allowances of a soldier conscripted after being deemed partially or fully incapable of work – Whether relevant considerations for workmen compensation proceedings

BAKARE V NIGERIAN RAILWAY CORPORATION

 

BAKARE v. L. S. C. S. C

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW:- Rules of natural justice - Bindingness of on administrative bodies

 

BAMGBOYE v. UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW:- Delegated power - Whether can be delegated to another person

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW:- Delegation of power – Disciplinary functions - Whether delegatee.

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW:- Delegation of power - Effect thereof

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW:- Delegation of power - Right of delegating authority to control, resume or revoke the power

BANK OF AFRICA, LIMITED v THE COLONIAL GOVERNMENT

GOVERNMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW:- Law of the Cape of Good Hope - Act 6 of 1864, sect. 9 - Construction - Bank-Notes in circulation or outstanding

BASHIR ALADE SHITTA-BEY V. THE FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

GOVERNMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW:- Exercise Of Discretion By Administrative Body: Where a public body is vested with power – Whether extends to discretion to choose whether to do or not to do that act – Power to act ministerially distinguished from power to act judicially

GOVERNMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - MANDAMUS:-  Nature of order – Conditions precedent for its issuance - Cases where there exist alternative legal remedies – Justification for the issuance of the order of mandamus regardless – Whether proper order to be made where a person is disposed any office or function which draws after it temporal rights

BENSON V ONITIRI

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW:- Notice of resignation – Notice of resignation - When it takes effect - Validity of receipt and acceptance on behalf of Minister by Permanent Secretary - When Effective.

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - PUBLIC CORPORATIONS:- Validity of a notice of ap­pointment as additional member to Board which failed to state duration or purpose


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