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A. AMEH A. AKPA DIGA V. ADAM TONY

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW- FAIR HEARING:- Right to fair hearing – Whether entails more than physical hearing alone – Whether is satisfied where all reasonable opportunity has been afforded a litigant for the presentation of his case – Delay of court proceedings – Whether abuse of court processes disentitling its perpetrator of right to later claim he has not been heard

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW - FAIR HEARING:- S.33 of the 1979 Constitution – Need to ensure, in Civil Cases, that a balance is struck between the Plaintiff's right to have his case heard expeditiously and the Defendant's right to put across his defence to Plaintiff's suit

A.D. GULAB (NIGERIA) LTD V. SACHDEVA

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW/INTERPRETATION OF STATUTE - Legislation - Supreme Court (Civil Procedure) Rules (in vol. X of 1948 Laws of Nigeria) Order 5, Order 14, rule 6, Order 26, rule 4(a)

A.G. ABIA STATE AND 35 ORS V. A.G THE FEDERATION

 

A.G. ADAMAWA STATE AND ORS. V. A.G THE FEDERATION AND ORS.

 

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

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:- Power of a State Governor to give lawful directive to a State Commissioner of Police - Scope of

A-G. BENDEL STATE V. A-G. FEDERATION AND OTHERS

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:- Legislative powers - Infraction of Legislative powers - Effect - National Assembly - procedural irregularity - Non- compliance with s.55-58 of the 1979 Constitution - Passage of Money Bill - Allocation of Revenue (Federation etc) Bill, 1980 – How treated

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:- Supreme Court - Powers under Section 212(1) 1979 Constitution - Meaning of “dispute” in Section 212(1) 1979 Constitution.

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

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:- Federation Account – Duty of the Federal Government to account for all monies paid thereto – Whether Federal Government is liable for failure to keep proper account

A.G., EASTERN NIGERIA V. A.G. FEDERATION

 

A-G EASTERN REGION V.  BRIGGS

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW - Right to fair hearing - Right of Governor to execute recommendation - whether court can question or grant remedy - (Constitution) Order in Council 1954 Section 180A(1), section 105 (3), section 180 7, section 180D, section 180K - Eastern Region Public Service Commission Regulations (1958). Regulation 30; Nigeria Offices of Governor - General and Governors) Order in Council 1954.

A.G. FEDERATION  V. A.G ABIA STATE

 

A.G. FEDERATION V. GODWIN OLUSEGUN KOLAWOLE AJAYI

 

A.G. FEDERATION V. ATIKU ABUBAKAR

 

A.G. THE FEDERATION V. CHANDRAI

 

A.G. FEDERATION V. PRINCE ERNEST AUGUSTUS OF HANOVER

 

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

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:- Original jurisdiction of Supreme Court – Whether limited to justiciable disputes between the Federation and a state

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:- Actions separately instituted in 3 State High Courts against Federal Electoral Commission’s conduct of voter registration/enrollment – Whether State High Court has no original jurisdiction to entertain same

A.G. IMO STATE V. A.G RIVERS STATE

 

A.G., LAGOS STATE V. A.G., FEDERATION

 

A. G. LAGOS STATE   V. A.G. FEDERATION

 

A.G. OGUN STATE V. A.G THE FEDERATION

 

A-G. ONDO STATE V. A-G. FEDERATION AND ORS

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:- Original jurisdiction of Supreme Court - Condition for invoking precedent - Need for justifiable dispute between the Federation and a State or between States including a legal right of the Federation or State - Action by Ondo State against Federation and 18 remaining States and FEDECO, alleging usurpation of FEDECO’s duties and wrongful compilation of voters register - No legal right of Ondo State Qua Constituent unit of Federation involved - No real dispute with the Federation or other States, dispute between State and FEDECO - Original jurisdiction of Supreme Court to hear such.

A.G. PLATEAU STATE V. A.G NASARAWA STATE

 

A.G., WESTERN NIGERIA V. THE AFRICAN PRESS LTD

 

A. G. ISHOLA NOAH V. HIS EXCELLENCY THE BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONER TO NIGERIA

 

ABDUL GAFAR V. THE GOVERNMENT OF KWARA STATE

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:- Enforcement of Fundamental rights -Action for - Jurisdiction of court to entertain - Condition precedent thereto.

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:- Fundamental rights - Enforcement of fundamental rights - Federal High Court - 'State High Court -Concurrent jurisdiction of in matters dealing with enforcement of fundamental rights.

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:- Kwara State government - Whether an agency of Federal Military Government

ABDULHAMID V. AKAR

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: - Suits brought under Fundamental Rights (Enforcement Procedure) Rules, 1979 – When proper – When defective going to the root of the competency of the suit – Whether procedure can be invoked against juristic persons as well as private persons

ABIODUN ODEDIRAN V. THE STATE

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:- Right of appeal - Person convicted and sentenced for offence of murder - Right of appeal of - Automatic nature of - Duty on court to give effect thereto.

ABIODUN V. ADEHIN

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW – FAIR HEARING:- Whether it is against the rules of fair hearing and natural justice for a native court to exercise jurisdiction over a matter involving the native authority 

CONSTITUTIONAL  LAW:- distinction between an executive authority created under a law for an area and a judicial centre with jurisdiction over the area

ABUBAKAR MOHAMMED V. THE STATE

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: - Attorney General of the federation and of the State– power to institute or discontinue criminal proceedings – Whether Attorney General of a State has power to institute criminal proceedings pertaining to armed robbery under a federal law

ACHEBE V. NWOSU

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:– "Subject to the provisions of this Constitution" contained in section 230(1)(r) of the 1999 Constitution – meaning of

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:– Section 230(1)(s) of the 1979 Constitution – scope of – how construed.

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS - FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS:– Categories of under the Nigerian Constitution

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS - FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS:– Fundamental Rights (Enforcement Procedure) Rules – whether applicable to actions relating to declaration of title to land

ADEBANJO OLAYINKA V. ADEBOLA ADEPARUSI & ANOR

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW - FAIR HEARING: Whether fair hearing is the falcrum and standard base on which justice stands and effect where a suit is devoid of fair hearing

ADEBUSUYI  V. BABATUNDE ODUYOYE

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: - Section 221 of the 1999 Constitution – Election – Whether the Constitution requires a political party to have a candidate for an election and not that a political party contests election – Whether a petitioner who did not contest an election cannot present a petition regarding the election

ADEDEJI V. OLOSO

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:- Right of appeal - Section 241(2)(c) of 1999 Constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria - Purport of - Whether deals with consent judgment

ADEGBENRO V. A.G., FED.

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:- Definition of Emergency - Section 65 Nigerian Constitution 1960 - Court not to go outside the provisions

ADEGBENRO V. AKINTOLA AND ADEREMI .(PRIVY COUNCIL)

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:-Appeal to Privy Council - Nigeria (Constitution) Order-in-Council, 1960, Second Schedule, Constitution of the Federation, section 114

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:-Constitutional Reference — Nigeria (Constitution) Order-in-Council, 1960, Second Schedule, Constitution of the Federation, section 108 (2) Appeal to Privy Council as of Right Decision of Federal Supreme Court on Constitutional Reference -Final Decision - Nigeria (Constitutional) Order-in-Council, 1960, Second Schedule, Constitution of the Federation, section 114.

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:- Written Constitution – Interpretation of – Governor - Power to remove Regional Premier from Office —Nigeria (Constitution) Order-in-Council, 1960, Fourth Schedule, Constitution of Western Nigeria, section 33(10) - Power conditional by formula of Words - Construction of words determining constitutionality of Governor’s action - Limitation on Governor’s powers – Need for same to be found in the words used

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:- Governor - Power to remove Regional Premier from office - Loss of support of majority of House of Assembly -Evidence of such loss of support on which Governor may act — Whether not confined to vote on floor of House – Whether Governor may assess any material available to him as to whether Premier has lost support of majority – Whether Governor may act on letter from majority of members

ADEGBENRO V. AKINTOLA

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:-Legislation - Federal Constitution of the Federation (1960) s.30 (s31 of the 1963 Constitution), s. 114 - Constitution of Western Nigeria (1960), s.33(10 proviso (a) - Constitution of Western Nigeria (Amendment) Law, 1963, s.2, s.3 - Statutes - Interpretation - Presumption against intention to confiscate property or encroach on rights – Effect

ADEGBENRO V. AKINTOLA (NO. 1)

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:- Nigerian Constitution a written Constitution - Construction of - Wordings of – Need for same not to be overridden by extraneous prin­ciples of other constitutions not explicitly incorporated.

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:- Power of Governor to remove Premier ‘if it ap­pears to him that he no longer commands the support of majority’- How exercised by Governor.

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW - Removal of Premier by Governor- Power of - How exercisable - Section 33(10) Constitution of Western Nigeria.

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW - Written Constitution - Construction Of.

ADEREMI ADEDAMOLA AJIDAHUN  V. MRS. DAPHINE OTERI AJIDAHUN

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS - FAIR HEARING:– Essence and fundamental nature of – Implication for judicial proceedings where not observed – Default judgment – When default judgment based on the undefended and uncontradicted evidence of plaintiff may deemed not to be in breach of fair hearing

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS– FAIR HEARING:- Issue of Service of court processes – Whether fundamental to the jurisdiction of the Court – Where there is no proof of proper service  - Whether renders action as improperly constituted and deprives Court of jurisdiction to entertain action

ADESANYA V. ALUBATA

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:- Fair hearing – Meaning and elements – Whether breach of fair hearing can be waived or acquiesced into

ADESANYA V. PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA AND ANOTHER

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND CIVIL RIGHTS:- Citizens and defence of the sanctity of the Constitution – Locus standi – Need to interpret provisions relating to same as liberally as would aid justice 

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS:- Access to Court - Locus standi or standing to sue - As an aspect of justiciability – How determined – Effect and cost for party seeking to get his complaint before the High Court before he is allowed to ventilate the issues he wishes to have adjudicated

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND CIVIL RIGHTS:- Legislature – Law making and other powers authorised by the Constitution – Whether every member is bound by the majority decisions – Whether judicial powers provided in section 6 of the Constitution extends to jurisdiction to entertain a suit by a legislator challenging decision of the majority during legislative proceedings

ADEYEMI V. AWOBOKUN

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: - Appeal of the decision of a court relating to civil proceedings - 53(1) (a) and subsection 3(b) of the Constitution of Western Nigeria – Appeals as of right and appeals as of leave of court – Interlocutory and final decisions of court - Meaning and distinction - Appeal relating to cost imposed by court – Whether final or interlocutory – Whether requires leave of court – Other relevant principles

ADEYEMI V. THE STATE

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:- Fair hearing - Meaning and attributes

 

ADO IBRAHIM & COMPANY LTD V. BENDEL CEMENT COMPANY LTD

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW - JUDICIARY:- Jurisdiction of Customary Court of Appeal of a State over judgments of a customary court of Appeal - Section 224(1) of the 1979 Constitution (as amended)  - Whether Court of Appeal is limited to hearing an appeal from the Customary Court of a State in the following two classes of cases: (i) "any question of customary law, (ii) and such other matter as may be prescribed by the Federal Legislature

AHMADU DAN YAMUSA V.  P.O OKOLO

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW – Right to fair hearing – Purport of – Section 36(1) of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria considered

 

AJANAKU V. C.O.P

JURISPRUDENCE AND PUBLIC LAW:- Military regime – Origination of the jurisdiction for the Supreme Court to entertain a notice of application for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court – Where a statute makes same subject to the issuance of an authorising  certificate given by the Attorney-General – Effect - Constitution (Amendment) (No. 2) Decree, 1976, section 117 sub-sections (4) and (5) and Federal court of Appeal Decree 1976; Section 31 in review

AJAO V. SONOLA

JURISPRUDENCE:- Application of ‘Received’ Law/Statute of General Application – Where it overreaches the provisions of the local law specifically enacted for the same purpose – How resolved

JURISPRUDENCE:- Competing legal rules - statutes and customary law rules – Where a statute and customary law preclude the operation of another statute – Whether customary law can preclude the operation of statute

AJIA  V. THE NIGERIAN ARMY

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW - FAIR HEARING – Composition or constitution of a court – Duty of party challenging same on grounds of real likelihood of bias to object to composition or constitution

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW - FAIR HEARING:– Magistrate Court drafting charge and trying accused person as provided by law – Whether violates accused’s right to fair hearing

AJISEFINI V. THE QUEEN

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS:- Right to Life and Fair Hearing - Dispute over paternity of child where no valid marriage exist – Murder arising therefrom – Role of police at enforcing extra-judicial enforcement of claims – Murder arising therefrom

AKANDE V. ADEDAMOLA

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:- “Existing Law” - Meaning of - Section 57, Nigeria (Constitution) Orders in Council.

AKANNI V. THE QUEEN

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS – MOB ACTION/LYNCHING:- Right to life – Limit to Right to Freedom of Assembly and Expression – Lynching and Mob action– Burning of home of village chief as a means of expressing grievance by mob – Murder of aged mother of village Chief who was locked up in a room by mob – Failure of prosecution to prove case –Attitude of court thereto

AKILU  V. FAWEHINMI

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:- Right of a private prosecutor – Basis of

 

AKINBOLADE DELE V. THE STATE

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW – FAIR HEARING - RIGHT TO AN INTERPRETER: Rules guiding the requirement of law that an accused person receive adequate interpretation of trial proceedings  conducted in a language he does not understand – How treated

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

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:- Section 6 (6) (b) of the 1979 Constitution – Right to access to court - whether does not apply to students of tertiary institutions in relation to award of degrees or disciplinary measures – Relevant considerations

JURISPRUDENCE AND PUBLIC LAW:- Justiciability - Where a matter is justiciable in Nigeria but statutory required to follow a domestic conflict resolution process  – Whether the domestic nature of the dispute does not, under the 1979 Constitution, oust the jurisdiction of the court even where the process has not been exhausted- Section 6(6)(b) of the 1979 Constitution

AKINTOLA V. ADEREMI AND ADEGBENRO.

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:- Constitutional Reference to the Supreme Court under Section 108 Constitution of the Federation – How treated

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:- Interpretation of –Governor - Power to remove Regional Premier from Office Nigeria (Constitution) Order-in-Council, 1960; Fourth Schedule, Constitution of Western Nigeria, section 33(10)— Unwritten Convention of English Constitution-Effect on Interpretation of section 33(10).

AKINYEMI FASUBA V. MRS. F. TAIWO ADUMASI & ANOR

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW – FAIR HEARING: - Civil proceedings - Party against whom judgment is given – Subsequent claim to set aside judgment on claim that name was not in writ of summons and statement of claims and that he was not served any processes and never appeared in the trial – Attitude of court thereto

AKOMOLAFE  V. GUARDIAN PRESS LTD. (PRINTERS)

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:- Right to disseminate information - Nature of -Attitude of court thereto.

 

AKPAN MBAT UKPE  V. THE STATE

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:– Presumption of innocence guaranteed by section 33(5) 1979 and 36(5) 1999 Constitutions – Relationship with requirement to prove a criminal charge beyond reasonable doubt

AKPASUBI V. UMWENI

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:- Section 213 (3) of the Constitution - Access to court and right of appeal – When leave is required to bring an appeal but not obtained– Question of fact – Whether ousts jurisdiction of court

AKULEGA V. BENUE STATE  CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:– "Decision" – in section 277(1) of the 1979 Constitution – Meaning of

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:– Benue State Civil Service Rules, rules 36 and 37 – Whether constitutional

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW – Constitutional supremacy – Effect of.

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:– Fundamental right to be fairly heard – Whether a person can be deprived of same by any law or rules other than the Constitution

ALAJEMBA UKE  V. ALBERTO IRO

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:– Customary law rule precluding woman from giving evidence in an action for title to land – Whether constitutional – section 41(1) of 1999 Constitution considered.

ALAMIEYESEIGHA  V. CHIEF SATURDAY TEIWA

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:– Waiver of Immunity under section 308 of the 1999 Constitution – scope of – Effect of breach

ALEGBE V. OLOYO

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:- Scope of Section 103(1) of the Constitution - Roles of the Speaker and the Court - Extent of Section 237 in relation to Section 103(1) of the Constitution - Issue of constitution raised on disputed facts - Impropriety of Originating Summons.

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

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND JURISPRUDENCE:- Ouster clauses under military regimes – Meaning – Duty of court thereto

ALIDU ADAH  V. NATIONAL YOUTH SERVICE CORPS

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW – JURISDICTION:-

 

ALL PROGRESSIVES CONGRESS V. PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY & ORS (2)

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:- eligibility as candidate for election - Governor of a State - Section 182 (1) (e) of the 1999 Constitution – interpretation thereof

ALL PROGRESSIVES CONGRESS V. PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY & ORS 1

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW - IMPEACHMENT OF A GOVERNOR:- Limited powers of a court over the impeachment process – Impeachment of Governor as a legislative constitutional affair – Proper role of a Chief Justice in the impeachment process – Effect of a verdict clearing a Governor of allegations made against him pursuant to impeachment – Whether the legislature has the power to re-commence a new impeachment proceedings against Governor on the same matters

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW - IMPEACHMENT OF A GOVERNOR:- Impeachment panel - Powers – Whether impeachment panel has powers to find a Governor ‘guilty’ of allegations of gross misconduct – Need for panel not to usurp the powers of competent courts or tribunals

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW – APPOINTMENT OF A CHIEF JUDGE: Appointment directly made by a legislative authority – Propriety of - Proper ways of appointing a substantive or an acting Chief Judge - Validity of the act of an improperly appointed Chief Judge relating to impeachment of Governor

ALLIANCE FOR DEMOCRACY V. FAYOSE

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:- Immunity against suit conferred by section 308, the 1999 Constitution - Whether applicable in election petition matters - Effect of election petition on immunity conferred therein

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:- Immunity conferred on Governor by section 308, 1999 Constitution - Whether applicable to election petition matter - Whether precludes issuance of subpoena on Governor whose election is challenged

ALLOYSIUS AKPAJI V. FRANCIS UDEMBA

CONSTITUTIONAL AND PUBLIC LAW – ACCESS TO COURT - IGNORANCE OF LAW:- When ignorance of law can be excused

AMALA V. STATE

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS:- Section 33(6)(a) of the 1979 Constitution – Essence – Whether entitlement of a person to be informed promptly in the language that he understands and in detail of the nature of the criminal offence with which he is being charged – Whether has nothing to do with the arraignment or plea of an accused person before a trial court which is fully covered by section 215 of the Criminal Procedure Act

AMINU TANKO V. THE STATE

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW - THE CONSTITUTION: The Constitution as the basis of legitimacy of any laws, rules or enactment in the governance of Nigeria – Legal implication  

 

AMOO V. ALABI

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:- Fair hearing - Breach of - Effect on subsequent acts.

 

ANYANWU V. THE STATE

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW – FAIR HEARING:- Distinction between breach of Sec 33(7) of the 1979 Constitution and 33(6)(e) of the 1979 constitution (now section 36(6)(e) of the 1999 constitution) – Duty of court to keep record of criminal proceedings which can be accessed by accused person or his agent distinguished from Right to Fair Hearing –Difference between failure to keep record of the use of the provision of an interpreter to an accused person and where it is shown that an interpreter was not provided where it should have been provided as where the accused person does not understand the language in which the proceedings are being conducted – Whether that raises the question whether such an accused ever had a fair hearing – Effect of breach of Sec 33(7) of the 1979 Constitution – Whether such a breach per se, will not necessarily vitiate a trial -  Effect of breach of Section 33(6)(a) & (e) – Whether fatal to a criminal trial

AOKO V. FAGBEMI

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS:- Fundamental Human Rights—Section 21(10) of the Constitution of Federation of Nigeria, 1960 Fair hearing – right not to be convicted for an offence unknown under a written law – Propriety of prosecuting a woman for the offence of adultery in Nigeria

APAMPA V. THE STATE

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:- Interpretation of the Constitution and statutes made pursuant thereto - Correct approach – Need not to begin by looking to the meaning or interpretation of a statutory provision or Constitution of other countries with different wording

APPIAH DANKWA AND OTHERS V. THE KING

PUBLIC LAW AND JURISPRUDENCE:- Offences against the State – Need to distinguish subversive or rebellious design against the central Government from local political dispute of a violent character between two rival political factions carried out by non- professional criminals with bad records – Implication for sentencing

ARC. AUSTIN ASEMA ACHADO & ANOR V. CHRISTIANA ALAAGA & ORS

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:- Right to fair hearing – When a party’s right to fair hearing is deemed violated

ARC. OLUCHUKWU ODEGA V. MR. AUGUSTINE OLLOH

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW – FAIR HEARING:- Section 36 of the 1999 Constitution – Meaning of fair hearing dependent on the entire circumstances of each case – Test of determining whether court observed fair hearing - Dependence of fair hearing on fair trial – Effect of non-compliance thereto

AREMO II (THE ALAKUNGBA OF AKUNGBA)V ADEKANYE AND ORS.

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:- Constitution - Whether retroactive -
Act which could not have been competently challenged before
promulgation of 1979 Constitution - Whether party can institute action in respect of after October 1, 1979.

AREWA PAPER CONVERTERS LTD V. N.D.I.C. (NIG. UNIVERSAL BANK LTD.)

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:- Jurisdiction of court - Source of - Whether derived exclusively from the Constitution

ARIORI V. ELEMO

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:- peedy trial-waiver of constitutional right-whether permissible-section 22, Constitution of Federation 1963. No. 20

ASANI KOSEBINU & ORS. V. MISIRI ALIMI & ORS.

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW - BREACH OF RIGHT TO FAIR HEARING:- Effect of breach of the right to fair hearing

ATAKE V. THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL OF THE FEDERATION AND ANOR

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:- Section 22(10) of the 1963 Constitution - subsection (3) (a) of section 36 and subsection (a) of section 6 of the 1979 Constitution read together with section 6 of the Criminal, Code Act, Chapter 42 of the 1958 edition of the Laws of the Federation of Nigeria – Statutory preservation of the pristine common law right of our courts to punish for contempt in curiae faciae – How treated

ATIKU ABUBAKAR V. THE A.G  FEDERATION

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:- Office of President and Vice President of Federal Republic of’ Nigeria - Question relating to term of or vacancy therein - Which court has original jurisdiction with respect thereto.

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:- Reference - Constitutional question - When can be said to “arise in the course of proceedings”.

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:- Reference - Interpretation or application of the Constitution - Where arises in any proceeding before a court- Reference of by court to higher court -  Principles guiding - Section 295, 1999 Constitution.

A.G. BAYELSA STATE  V. A.G. RIVERS STATE

 

AUGUSTINE NDULUE V. NWANKWO IBEZIM & ANOR

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:- Right to Fair Hearing - Section 33 and 31 of the 1979 constitution - Injunctive order made against parties who were not informed or given notice of the suit nor were heard or accorded any opportunity to defend themselves or to be represented at the hearing of the suit – Whether serious violations of the provisions of section 31(1) of the 1979 constitution which enshrine the right of fair hearing

AUGUSTUSA NDUKAUBA  V. CHIEF SILAS M. KOLOMO

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:- Fair hearing - Meaning, scope and nature of

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:- Right to fair hearing - Fairness of proceedings - Test for determining same at trial court - Test for determining at the appeal court

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:- Right to fair hearing - Implication of - Nature and scope of  - Implications of in relation to plaintiffs case

AUGUSTINE ONYEKACHUKWU V. THE STATE

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:- Section 36 (3) and (a) of the 1999 Constitution – Conducting a criminal proceeding in Chambers

 

AWOBIYI V. IGBALAIYE BROTHERS

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:- Legislation - Recovery of Premises Act (1958 Laws of the Federation etc. cap. 176), s.8, s.9, s.19(d); Schedule, Forms B and C.

AWOLOWO V. SHAGARI AND OTHERS

JURISPRUDENCE AND PUBLIC LAW:- Interpretation of any kind of statute should – Duty not to attach to its statutory provision, a meaning which the words of the statute cannot reasonably bear – Where the words used are capable of more than one meaning – Whether the person interpreting the statute can choose between those meanings

AWUSE  V. ODILI

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:- Hierarchy of laws - Decrees and unsuspended provisions of the Constitution - Relationship between - Superiority – How determined

B. I. AIKABELI V.  AFRICAN PETROLEUM PLC

CONSTITUTIONAL INTERPRETATION – Essence of Section 6(6)(b) of 1979 and 1999 Constitutions of Federal Republic of Nigeria – Whether individuals’ agreement can take away a citizen’s right thereunder.

BABAYO BAKA SEYO V. HUSSAINI BABA TUMFURE

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW - FAIR HEARING:- Effect of the violation of the principle of fair hearing

BAGUDU V. THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:- Accused person - Presumption of innocence of

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:- Attorney-General- Functions of- Essence of

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:- Attorney-General of the Federation - Power of to institute criminal proceedings against any person - Ambit of - Whether can be reviewed by courts - Section 174( 1)( a) of 1999 Constitution considered.

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

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND CIVIL RIGHTS:- Legal right – Meaning

BATURE MANYA V. STATE

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW - FAIR HEARING: Failure to serve processes on a party – Failure to arraign a crime suspect in a proper court with legal jurisdiction to hear the specific charge – Whether a breach of the right to fair hearing

BEKS KIMSE NIGERIA LIMITED V. MR. EBIOTU AFRICA & ANOR

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW -JUDGMENT AND ORDER:- Delivery of judgment -  Constitutional duty to deliver court decision in writing not later than 30 days after conclusion of evidence and final addresses – Constitutional duty to furnish all parties to the cause or matter determined with duly authenticated copies of decision within seven days of the delivery thereof – Whether there are exceptions thereto

BELLINGER (FC) V. BELLINGER

JURISPRUDENCE, POLICY AND HUMAN RIGHTS:- Sex change and human rights – Whether to be based on some objective, publicly available criteria by which gender reassignment is to be assessed or subjective/psychological ones -  Marriage and its legal consequences in many directions: housing and residential security of tenure, social security benefits, citizenship and immigration, taxation, pensions, inheritance, life insurance policies, criminal law (bigamy), education, child care, occupational qualifications, criminal law (gender-specific offences), prison regulations, sport, the needs of decency, and birth certificates - Implications for law reform

BELLO MUSA MAGAJI V. ALHAJI ISHOLA ARE OGELE

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:- Whether cross-examination of witness of an adverse party is an inviolable constitutional right of a party to fair hearing

BENJAMINE DAMINABO IWO & ORS V. HUBERT OCKIYA & ORS

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW - EFFECT OF AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION: Whether Section 258 of the 1979 Constitution by the Constitution [Suspension and Modification] (Amendment) Decree, 1985 as contained in Section 294 (5) and (6) of the 1999 Constitution has a retrospective or prospective effect

BENNETH UDE AGU V. MAXWELL NNADI

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW - JUDGMENT AND ORDER:– Failure to resolve a vital issue – Effect of same on judgment.

BENSON V. ONITIRI

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:- Section 10(1) Nigeria (Constitution) Order in Council, 1954 - Who is a holder of public office

BILL CONSTRUCTION CO. LTD. V. IMANI & SONS  LTD SHELL TRUSTEES LTD (A JOINT VENTURE)

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:- Right to fair hearing - What it entails – Scope and application of - Section 33(1), 1979 Constitution – Test of Fair trial/hearing - Party who failed to avail himself a hearing - Whether can complain of denial of fair hearing

CONSTITUTIONAL AND PUBLIC LAW - FAIR HEARING:- Right to fair hearing - Party who failed to avail himself a hearing - Whether can complain of denial of fair hearing

BISI DAWODU AND ORS. V. THE NATIONAL POPULATION COMMISSION

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW- FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN RIGHTS:– Right to fair hearing – Scope of section 33(1) Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1979

BOARD OF CUSTOMS AND EXCISE V. BARAU

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: Constitutionality of the Customs and Excise Management Act as existing law under the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1979, section 168 thereof – Imposition of burden to prove certain particular facts on defendants - Whether unconstitutional as being inconsistent with section 33(5) of the Constitution

BOARDMAN V. SOKOTO NATIVE AUTHORITY

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:- 1963 Constitution of the Federation, s.117 (4) (c) with subsection (7).

BOLA TINUBU V. I.M.B. SECURITIES PLC.

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:– Section 308, 1999 Constitution – Immunity – Scope and meaning of

BOLIVINTER OIL SA  V. CHASE MANHATTAN BANK AND OTHERS

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:- Election - Election into House of Assembly - Qualification therefor - Section 106 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1990.



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