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A Review of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) Practice Directions and Guidelines for Court Sittings 2020.

15:36 09 July in Covid-19, Law, National Industrial Court of Nigeria
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As a preventive measure against further spread of the dreaded novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), the National Judicial Council (NJC) issued some Guidelines for Court Sittings and Related Matters in the Covid-19 Period. Pursuant to the said guidelines, the Chairman of the NJC and Chief Justice of Nigeria...

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Summary and Analysis of Practice Directions Issued by the Federal High Court and the High Court of Lagos State on Covid-19

11:57 23 June in Covid-19, Federal High Court, High Court of Lagos state, Law
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The recent outbreak of Covid-19 in Nigeria led to an initial suspension of court hearings by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) following the recommendation of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA)[1]. The suspension, as expected was extended in reliance on the government declared lockdown[2] which...

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Summary of The Covid 19 Policy Guidelines Issued by The National Judicial Council and The Covid-19 Practice Directions Issued for The Magistrate Court in Lagos

14:03 15 June in Covid-19, Law
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The Covid-19 pandemic has forced the reality of a world system that has been forever changed in its wake. The Nigerian Judiciary has been most affected by the pandemic which has occasioned the shutdown of Nigerian courts. On May 7, 2020, the Chief Justice of...

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A REVIEW OF WHETHER THE GOVERNMENT DECLARED LOCKDOWN DUE TO THE VIRAL PANDEMIC IS SUFFICIENT TO RELY ON FOR THE FRUSTRATION OF CONTRACTS

16:34 10 April in Covid-19, Law
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The Federal and State Government of Nigeria’s regulations preventing non-essential sectors from operating will undoubtedly cause problems in the performance of contracts in various sectors. The government’s action arguably amounts to change in government policy rather than an act of God. This paper will comment...