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  • Nigeria's Federal High Court Grants Leave To Emmanuel Ekpenyong Esq. Of Fred-Young & Evans LP To Apply For An Order Of Mandamus Against The Attorney General Of The Federation

    Nigeria's Federal High Court Grants Leave To Emmanuel Ekpenyong Esq. Of Fred-Young & Evans LP To Apply For An Order Of Mandamus Against The Attorney General Of The Federation

    Published: 29 Aug 2017

    The Motion exparte in SUIT NO. FHC/ABJ/CS/2003/2017; EMMANUEL EKPENYONG ESQ. V ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE FEDERATION dated and filed on 17th day of March, 2017 was listed for hearing on 7th June 2017. Upon hearing Emmanuel Ekpenyong Esq. of Fred-young & Evans LP appearing in person, Hon. Justice A.I. Chikere of the Federal High Court, Abuja Judicial Division in a R...

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  • Fred-Young & Evans LP's Suit To Compel The AG And Minister Of Justice Of The Federation Of Nigeria To Promulgate An Order To Extend Part 1 Of The Foreign Judgments (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act, 1990 To Judgments Of Foreign Countries

    Fred-Young & Evans LP's Suit To Compel The AG And Minister Of Justice Of The Federation Of Nigeria To Promulgate An Order To Extend Part 1 Of The Foreign Judgments (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act, 1990 To Judgments Of Foreign Countries

    Published: 28 Aug 2017

    Background The Foreign Judgment Reciprocal Act, CAP F35, Chapter 152, Laws of the Federation, 1990 ("the 1990 Act") which provides for a 6 years period for registration of foreign judgments was enacted to replace the Reciprocal Enforcement of Judgments Ordinance, CAP 175, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 1958 ("the 1958 Ordinance") which provides for a 12 months period with...

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  • The Problems Militating Against The Growth Of Arbitration In Nigeria

    The Problems Militating Against The Growth Of Arbitration In Nigeria

    Published: 01 Jul 2017

    Unlike commercial litigation where litigants spend many years in court for their dispute to be resolve by a Judge, an arbitration proceeding is fast and flexible. The parties agree on the process of resolving their dispute. Arbitration proceedings are confidential and an arbitral award is not subject to appeal. Notwithstanding the advantages of arbitration over litigation, there are many challenge...

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  • The Problems Militating Against The Growth Of Arbitration In Nigeria

    The Problems Militating Against The Growth Of Arbitration In Nigeria

    Published: 01 Jul 2017

    Unlike commercial litigation where litigants spend many years in court for their dispute to be resolve by a Judge, an arbitration proceeding is fast and flexible. The parties agree on the process of resolving their dispute. Arbitration proceedings are confidential and an arbitral award is not subject to appeal. Notwithstanding the advantages of arbitration over litigation, there are many challenge...

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  • Common Questions On Registration And Enforcement Of Foreign Judgments In Nigeria

    Common Questions On Registration And Enforcement Of Foreign Judgments In Nigeria

    Published: 23 May 2017

    What legislations regulate registration and enforcement of foreign judgments in Nigeria? The Reciprocal Enforcement of |Judgments Ordinance, CAP 175, Laws of the Federation, 1958, Part 2 of the Foreign Judgment (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act, CAP, 152, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 1990 and the Reciprocal Enforcement of Judgment Rules, 1922 regulate the registration of foreign judgments in Ni...

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  • An Appraisal Of The Legal Framework For Enforcement Of Foreign And Domestic Arbitral Awards In Nigeria

    An Appraisal Of The Legal Framework For Enforcement Of Foreign And Domestic Arbitral Awards In Nigeria

    Published: 15 May 2017

    Most international contracts today include an arbitration clause. As a result of the obvious advantages of arbitration over litigation, some business partners willingly agree to submit to arbitration when a dispute arises from their contract. But the arbitral proceedings will be a mere academic exercise and the arbitral award, a worthless piece of paper if the award cannot be enforced within the c...

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  • A Comparative Analysis Of The English And Nigerian Regime On Registration Of Foreign Judgement

    A Comparative Analysis Of The English And Nigerian Regime On Registration Of Foreign Judgement

    Published: 08 May 2017

    As a former colony of England, the legislation for recognition of foreign judgment in Nigeria is modeled after that of England. Nigeria's Reciprocal Enforcement of Foreign Judgment Ordinance, 1958 ("the Nigerian Ordinance") provides for registration of judgments of only commonwealth countries. After colonialism, the Nigerian legislature amended some provisions of the Nigerian Ordinance t...

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  • A Comparative Analysis Of The English And Nigerian Regime On Registration Of Foreign Judgement

    A Comparative Analysis Of The English And Nigerian Regime On Registration Of Foreign Judgement

    Published: 08 May 2017

    As a former colony of England, the legislation for recognition of foreign judgment in Nigeria is modeled after that of England. Nigeria's Reciprocal Enforcement of Foreign Judgment Ordinance, 1958 ("the Nigerian Ordinance") provides for registration of judgments of only commonwealth countries. After colonialism, the Nigerian legislature amended some provisions of the Nigerian Ordinance t...

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