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Mr. Comfort Olufumilayo Asaboro 8 Anor vs. Pan Ocean Oil Corporation (Nigeria) Limited & Anor

This was a civil case that started from the High Court of Justice, Oghara, Delta State, through the court of appeal. Benin Division and ended at the Supreme Court, Abuja.
In this case. Prime Chambers successfully defended her client, Pan Ocean Oil Corporation Nigeria Limited. The appellants at the High Court of Delta State sitting at Oghara claimed the following reliefs: (more…)

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Dibie v. State

In this case, Prof. Amos Agbe Utuama, SAN successfully prosecuted and got conviction of three students of the Oko Polytechnic Anambra State for the offence of conspiracy to rob ad robbery. The three students were convicted and sentenced to death by hanging by the High Court of Delta State, sitting in Agbor. Both the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court affirmed the conviction.
The case is reported as: Dibie v. State [2007] All FWLR (Pt. 363) Page 83.

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The Attorney General of Abia State of Nigeria vs. The Attorney General of the Federation & 35 Ors.

Prof. Amos Agbe Utuama, SAN successfully defended the government of Delta State in a suit brought by the government of Abia State. The government of Abia State sued the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the 35 States therein. The substance of the claim of the Abia State Government is that by the States (Creation and Transitional Provisions) (No. 2) Decree No. 41 of 1991, which created Abia State from the old Imo State, no provision was made for Abia State to inherit any liability or encumbrances. (more…)

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The Attorney General, Adamawa State & 21 Ors vs. The Attorney General of the Federation & 8 Ors.

In 2004 the National Assembly enacted into law and the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria assented to an Act known as Revenue Allocation (Abolition of Dichotomy in the Application of the Principle of Derivation) Act, 2004.

The plaintiffs were of the belief that by reason of the said Act, a part of the Nigerian soil or land will be ceded to the 2nd — 9th defendants who are littoral States. By reason of the belief, the plaintiffs were also of the view that in the implementation of the provisions of the Act, (more…)

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