Category Archives: Know your Rights

8 offences that can land someone in jail under the NYSC Act

The resignation of Nigeria’s Minister of Finance as a result of the controversy surrounding her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate has put the  NYSC  Act on the spotlight.

Courtroom Mail in refreshing our memories has published this article in plain language to accommodate every reader. Continue reading 8 offences that can land someone in jail under the NYSC Act

Eight ways you may go to jail in Nigeria because of marriage

Marriage in Nigeria is a serious business regulated by two main laws; the Marriage act and the Matrimonial causes act. The laws provide almost exhaustively, protections for parties to a marriage.   However, like any other law, people will continue to be creative in finding   ways around it and such creativity can land one in jail. In some cases, one need not even be a party to the marriage to become liable.

The marriage act provides for the following offences that can lead a party or a third party to jail in the cause of celebration of a marriage. Anthony Atata , a Nigerian lawyer whose practice covers divorce and family Law writes in a plain language for readers of Courtroom Mail who are not lawyers.Eight of the most common offences are as follows: 

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If you want a divorce from a Nigerian Court,you must prove any of these

For a court in Nigeria to grant divorce to a party to matrimonial proceeding, it must be on the ground that the marriage has broken down irretrievably.Anthony Atata writes for Courtroom Mail(This is written in plain language for the benefit of ALL readers of courtroom mail)

For the Petitioner (the person who filed for divorce) to satisfy that the marriage has broken down irretrievably, he or she must prove one or more of the following:

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How to validly refund or reject a bride price in Nigeria-What the Law says

This content is written for the numerous Courtroom mail readers who are not lawyers so will be devoid of any Jargon.

In most part Nigeria,payment of bride price is a thing of pride to the woman and could be a stigma to woman who co-habits with a man who did not pay her bride price.The bride price is indeed the pride price in many customs.

Two types of marriages are recognised under the Nigerian Law. Statutory Marriages (ie marriages in a licenced place of worship or in the registry popularly called court marriage in Nigeria) and customary marriages (popularly known as Traditional marriage) Continue reading How to validly refund or reject a bride price in Nigeria-What the Law says

Every tenant in Lagos must know these five things

In 2011 a new Tenancy Law was passed in Lagos which harmonised the relationship between landlords and Tenants in Lagos State.The Law is similar to the Tenancy Laws across the country.

In fact there are 25 THINGS Both Landlords and Tenants must know .Here we will deal with five that we regard as the most frequently asked questions and answer any other question you ask on the comment box. They are as follows: 

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What you should know about divorcing your spouse in a Nigerian Court.

As a divorce lawyer in Nigeria,I am always confronted with the question, “How do I get divorce papers?” or “I want to give my husband/wife divorce papers to sign” Each time I hear that, I smile because I know we watch a lot of foreign movies in Nigeria. The truth is that there is nothing like divorce papers within the context of what most clients have in mind which is usually a procedure where you just send your spouse a paper and he or she signs zap!You are divorced.

In Nigeria, divorce called dissolution of marriage in our laws goes through a process.

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My Landlord wants to enter my flat for Inspection. What do I do?

If you live in Lagos, the tenancy law provides that the Tenant shall permit the Landlord and his agents during the tenancy at all reasonable hours in the day time after previous written notice,to view the condition of the premises and to effect repairs in necessary parts of the building.

Note, the landlord must give you a written notice and you must agree with him on the date and time.

The Law says that it must be in daytime.