Justiciability of Chapter II of the Nigerian Constitution: Unenforceable Socio-economic Rights

Justiciability of Chapter II of the Nigerian Constitution Have you ever heard anything about the justiciability of Chapter II of the Nigerian Constitution, 1999, which contains socio-economic rights? Are you aware of the fact that these rights contained in the second chapter of the Nigerian constitution are not enforceable, or non-justiciable? This post is on … Read more Justiciability of Chapter II of the Nigerian Constitution: Unenforceable Socio-economic Rights

Consideration in contract: Definition of Consideration & Much More

CONSIDERATION IN CONTRACT For a party to be entitled to bring an action on an agreement, he must demonstrate that he contributed to the agreement. It is this contribution that is called consideration. A more comprehensive definition of consideration was given by Lush J in (Currie v Misa). – Consideration in contract “valuable consideration in … Read more Consideration in contract: Definition of Consideration & Much More

ACCEPTANCE IN CONTRACT (Explanation, Invalid Forms & Communication)

ACCEPTANCE Another constituent part of a contract is acceptance, i.e, for there to be a contract, there have to be acceptance. In (Zackem Construction Nig. Ltd v. Emmanuel Nneji), the court held thus:“An offer must be accepted in order for a transaction to crystalize into a contract”. Acceptance can be define as the final and … Read more ACCEPTANCE IN CONTRACT (Explanation, Invalid Forms & Communication)

OFFER IN CONTRACT and Invitation to Treat (Definitions & More)

OFFER An offer may be defined as a definite undertaking or promise made by one party with the intention that it shall become binding on him (the maker) as soon as it is accepted by the party to whom it is addressed. The person making the offer is known as the offeror while the person … Read more OFFER IN CONTRACT and Invitation to Treat (Definitions & More)

Contract in Law: Definition and Classification

Definition of Contract A contract can be defined as an agreement which the law with recognize as affecting the legal rights and duties of parties. Tobi JCA defined contract thus: “An agreement between two or more parties which creates reciprocal legal obligations to do or not to do particular things”.  Also, in (Akinyemi v. Odu’A … Read more Contract in Law: Definition and Classification

Historical Theory of Law: Meaning, Explanation, Arguments for and against

German Historical School of Jurisprudence The Historical theory of law argues and states that law should be a product of the custom of the society. As we can simply derive from the meaning of the word ‘history’ – the Historical school of jurisprudence is of the opinion that law should be a restatement of the … Read more Historical Theory of Law: Meaning, Explanation, Arguments for and against

The difference between Procedural Justice and Substantive Justice

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PROCEDURAL JUSTICE AND SUBSTANTIVE JUSTICE Some terms can be really confusing, but a close view will help. This post seeks to explain the difference between procedural justice and substantive justice. First and foremost, it is expressly important that we get a grasp of what is meant by justice. Then, we can be … Read more The difference between Procedural Justice and Substantive Justice

Meaning of Motion, Prayer, and Summon in law with examples

Meaning of Motion, Prayer and Summon in Law Motion, prayer, and summons are common terms in the legal circle. They are of different meanings and distinct usage. This post addresses their basic meaning of motion, prayer, and summon in law. Meaning of Motion in Law I once heard a story of a person, an engineer … Read more Meaning of Motion, Prayer, and Summon in law with examples