How to Get an Affidavit Online in Nigeria

Gone are the days when you have to visit the Court in person in order to obtain an affidavit. The Oyo State High Court of Justice has launched an e-affidavit system in Nigeria which means that you can create an affidavit online without visiting the Court. The platform, known as OyoCoMis, was launched in MayContinue reading

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5 Important Constitutional Rights in Nigeria

This article highlights 5 important constitutional rights every Nigerian should know. Constitutional rights are privileges which are enjoyed by citizens of different countries. In Nigeria, these rights are contained in the constitution1 and the constitution is the highest source of law in Nigeria. Only those who are aware of these rights can benefit from theContinue reading

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Is Traditional Marriage Legal in Nigeria?

Traditional marriage, also known as customary marriage or native marriage, is a type of marriage that is celebrated according to customs. Nigeria has a plural legal system that recognizes customary law and that is why traditional marriage is legal in Nigeria. As a result, it is not unusual for people to have a traditional marriageContinue reading

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Court Jurisdiction in Fundamental Rights

In the case of Insp. Gabriel of the C.O.P. Monitoring Unit Lagos v Ukpabio & Ors the Nigerian Supreme Court had to determine whether the  Federal High Court has jurisdiction to entertain, hear and determine actions on fundamental human rights like State High Courts. Which court has jurisdiction for the enforcement of fundamental rights in Nigeria?Continue reading

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Can relatives be arrested in place of a suspect?

There are instances where suspects’ relatives have reportedly been arrested. This often raises the question: can relatives be arrested in place of a suspect? It is illegal to arrest someone else in place of a suspect In Nigeria, by virtue of section 7 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015, no one else canContinue reading

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About Me

Michael Akerele

Barrister and Solicitor

I am a legal practitioner with expertise in International Business Law. My areas of practice include: Intellectual Property Law, Competition Law, Company Law, Property Law, and Phamaceutical Law.



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