Category: Law in Society

  • THE LAW OF INHERITANCE IN NIGERIA

    THE LAW OF INHERITANCE IN NIGERIA

    The rights of a person over his property, whether real or personal survives his death and devolves on his personal representatives by operation of law. These personal representatives may either be executors or administrators. Executors are appointed by the deceased in his Will to execute the ...
  • KIDNAPPING IN NIGERIA: AN ASSESSMENT OF THE LAWS

    KIDNAPPING IN NIGERIA: AN ASSESSMENT OF THE LAWS

    The entire globe have come to witness the recurring abduction of individuals across the globe and these abductions arise from differing circumstances which bother in most cases on financial political or religious gains. Kidnapping is the abduction or unlawful transportation of a person, usually ...
  • AN ANALYSIS OF THE LAW OF NUISANCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

    AN ANALYSIS OF THE LAW OF NUISANCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

    All societies attempt to protect its citizens through laws, rules and regulations that would prevent an individual’s right or person from being violated. This violation could occur in two dimensions; first where it is criminal, it attracts the wrath and punishment of the state and where it is ...
  • ADVANCE NOTIFICATION VIS-À-VIS THE LAW OF PEACEFUL ASSEMBLY AND PROTEST

    ADVANCE NOTIFICATION VIS-À-VIS THE LAW OF PEACEFUL ASSEMBLY AND PROTEST

    In every part of the world, you will find that whenever the citizens of a country wish to bring certain issues to the ears of their governments, they most often times embark on peaceful assembly and protest, which ultimately helps to drive government’s attention to those issues that bothers ...
  • THE ARREST OF JUDICIAL OFFICERS IN NIGERIA BY THE DIRECTORATE OF STATE SECURITY: LEGAL ISSUES INVOLVED

    THE ARREST OF JUDICIAL OFFICERS IN NIGERIA BY THE DIRECTORATE OF STATE SECURITY: LEGAL ISSUES INVOLVED

    In most democratic societies of the world today, there are different machineries of government that have been put in place to help govern the society in order to ensure that chaos is averted within the state. These machineries of governance have been equally shared between the three arms of ...
  • HUMAN TRAFFICKING: THE ROLE OF THE GOVERNMENT

    HUMAN TRAFFICKING: THE ROLE OF THE GOVERNMENT

    The rate of crime and human ills has greatly increased over the years. Theft, rape, assault, kidnapping (another form of human trafficking) and human trafficking have become the order of the day in recent times. People do not have regard for the lives of fellow humans anymore; regard, first, to ...
  • THE DEATH PENALTY: SHOULD IT CONTINUE?

    THE DEATH PENALTY: SHOULD IT CONTINUE?

    William Blackstone, an English Jurist said “Better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer.” Benjamin Franklin’s thought was also that “It is better one hundred guilty persons should escape than one innocent person should suffer.” The general principle in law with criminal ...
  • DOMESTIC WORKERS IN AFRICA: LEGAL STATUS, RIGHTS AND LIMITATIONS

    DOMESTIC WORKERS IN AFRICA: LEGAL STATUS, RIGHTS AND LIMITATIONS

    The increase in the number of working couples has created a huge demand for a class of workers that provide domestic services. This class of workers are not employed in corporate offices, but in the homes of those who retain and pay for their services. The apparent widespread and endless cases ...
  • THE DISCIPLINE OF JUDICIAL OFFICERS

    THE DISCIPLINE OF JUDICIAL OFFICERS

    A judicial officer or generally speaking, a Justice or Judge of any of our exalted courts, occupies a very unique and sacred position in the society. Occupying this position means that a high level of integrity, honesty and accountability is expected from judicial officers since they literally ...
  • MEDICAL CONFIDENTIALITY AND PRE-MARITAL COUNSELLING BY RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS: A HUMAN RIGHTS BREACH?

    MEDICAL CONFIDENTIALITY AND PRE-MARITAL COUNSELLING BY RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS: A HUMAN RIGHTS BREACH?

    Medical confidentiality is one of the bedrock rights of any patient and it simply means that doctors and medical practitioners owe a duty to their patients to protect their medical records and diagnosis. As the term medical confidentiality connotes, it simply means keeping medical information ...