The court cannot pick and choose which portion of the evidence of a witness to believe

NWORU v. STATE (2018) LPELR-44640(CA)

PRACTICE AREA: EVIDENCE

INTRODUCTION

When a person comes to court as witness and in giving his evidence, he spews both hot and cold, can the Court filter the ones to believe and discard the rest? The Court of Appeal Per OGUNWUMIJU, J.C.A in NWORU v. STATE (2018) LPELR-44640(CA) has held that: ‘The Court cannot pick and choose which portion of the evidence of prosecution witness to believe. It is either the witness is a truthful witness or an outright liar whose total evidence must be evaluated as credible or incredible as the case may be.” Continue reading The court cannot pick and choose which portion of the evidence of a witness to believe

Reflections – NBA Electoral reforms PAUL USORO, SAN FCIArb “Non-Inclusive Bar”

If I had any doubts as to the need and urgency for NBA electoral reforms, those doubts have been completely erased by my recent experiences in the run-up to the 2018 NBA Elections.  As is commonly known, I am contesting with two others for the office of the NBA President and as part of my consultations in the different Branches of the Association for votes, I was in Port Harcourt recently where my supporters had planned an interactive cocktail party for me at the NBA House.  Continue reading Reflections – NBA Electoral reforms PAUL USORO, SAN FCIArb “Non-Inclusive Bar”

Welfare of Lawyers and the unfair caricature of a lawyer’s health: 6 things Muyiwa Akinboro SAN probably didn’t know- Anthony Atata

Muyiwa Akinboro SAN is a good man. A well respected member of the bar who has served the bar meritoriously and has attained an enviable height in the legal profession. I revere him a lot especially his carriage which exudes nobility and royalty. Continue reading Welfare of Lawyers and the unfair caricature of a lawyer’s health: 6 things Muyiwa Akinboro SAN probably didn’t know- Anthony Atata

The mere occurrence of an accident is not proof of Negligence

ADETOUN v. LAFARGE AFRICA PLC & ANOR (2018)

LPELR-44733(CA)

PRACTICE AREA: TORT

INTRODUCTION

Typically, when accidents occur, they are presumed to have arisen due to the negligence of one or more of the parties involved. However, does the fact that a party has suffered (more) injury proof negligence on the part of the other party? Continue reading The mere occurrence of an accident is not proof of Negligence

NBA Elections 2018: The Election Committee commences Verification- See guide

The Election Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association (ECNBA) has commenced verification of voters in the forthcoming election of the Nigerian Bar Association(NBA) slated for July 27th and 28. In a letter dated 9thof July,the committee released the guidelines for verification as follows: Continue reading NBA Elections 2018: The Election Committee commences Verification- See guide