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Lagos High Court, Igbosere
Lagos High Court, Igbosere

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ABOUT The Lagos High Court Formerly known as the Lagos Supreme Court with its existence dating back to the period of the Cession of Lagos to the British Government as a colony, it became Lagos High Court at the creation of the Federal Supreme Court. It is one of the Judicial bodies of the Lagos Judiciary. The highest ranking Court in the State Judiciary, it has under it the Magistrate Courts, the Customary Courts, and the Customary Court of Appeal. It is headed by the Honorable Chief Judge and a team of Judges. The Lagos High Court System comprises the Criminal Division, The Lands Division, The Family and Probate Division, The Commercial (Fast Track) Division, The General Civil Division, The Special Offences Courts and The Sexual Offences Courts. The rules and procedures governing the operations of the Lagos State High Court is of Lagos State (Civil Procedure) Rules 2019. The Lagos State Judiciary has a rich heritage. The Lagos State Judiciary is the oldest Judiciary in Nigeria. Its existence dates back to the period of the Cession of Lagos to the British Government when it was established and known as the Colony Province Judiciary. The First Court to be established was the Magistrates' Court. When the High Court was established later, it was called the Supreme Court and its jurisdiction was limited to Lagos. At self-government, the Federal Territory of Lagos inherited the two systems of Courts - the Magistrates' Courts and the Supreme Court. At the creation of the Federal Supreme Court, the Lagos Supreme Court became High Court of the Federal Territory Lagos. Hon. Justice Conrad Idowu Taylor became Chief Justice of the Court on the 22nd day of July 1964. The High Court building in Lagos (at Race Course) was the headquarters of the Court and is the oldest and most recognizable Judicial Building in Nigeria. SERVICES The Lagos High Court provide quality and professional service in a knowledgeable manner. We take pride in our work and hold ourselves accountable to the highest standard of performance. BEST FEATURES The oldest and most recognizable Judicial building in Nigeria, this is the High Court for Lagos. It attends to civil and criminal cases. It also attends to appeals from lower courts like the magistrate and district courts. BEST TIME TO VISIT The official time to visit The Lagos High Court is from Monday to Friday (8am - 4pm) WHO CAN VISIT Law practitioners, clerical staff, and Journalists. SAFETY The Lagos High Court is a very safe place to Visit

Federal High Court, Ikeja
Federal High Court, Ikeja

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About Federal High Court, Ikeja The Federal Revenue Court (as Federal High Court was then called) was established by the Federal Revenue Act 1973 (1973 No.13). The Court was renamed the “Federal High Court” by Section 228 (1) and 230 (2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1979. The Federal High Court was opened in Ikeja on September 1, 2009. The Federal High Court, Ikeja determines causes and matters within the Federal Legislative competence. Safety There is no threat to safety here which befits an establishment of its standard. Things to Do Listen to a court session in progress. What to Bring Before heading to the Federal High Court, Ikeja, here is a list if helpful things to take along with you; a notepad to take notes. Best Time to Visit Federal High Court, Ikeja The best time to visit the court is during when there is a court session. During this period, there is a lively buzz in the court. Most Common Visitors Legal practitioners, government workers, are the most common people you will meet here.

National Industrial Court of Nigeria, Lagos
National Industrial Court of Nigeria, Lagos

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History of National Industrial Court of Nigeria, Lagos National Industrial Court of Nigeria, Lagos. A judicial powerhouse, this is the Lagos division of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria. It is a specialized court for tackling disputes connected with labour and industrial relations. Security/Safety of National Industrial Court of Nigeria, Lagos This is a very safe location. If you must take it, put your phone on Silent Mode while court is in session What To Bring Before heading to National Industrial Court of Nigeria, Lagos, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Your Wig and Black Gown if you are a practicing Lawyer All documents relating to your case Copies of your passport photograph Most common visitors Law practitioners, clerical staff, Journalists, Labour Union members, and Business owners and individuals.

Court of Appeal, Lagos
Court of Appeal, Lagos

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History of Court of Appeal, Lagos Court of Appeal, Lagos was established in 1976. Built by Federal Government in 1976. This is the Lagos division of the Court of Appeal. It entertains legal appeals from the lower Courts and also treats Election Petition Matters. Security/Safety of Court of Appeal, Lagos This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Court of Appeal, Lagos, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Your Wig and Black Gown if you are a practicing Lawyer All documents relating to your case Copies of your passport photograph Best Features Sometimes called the Court of Unity, it is an appellate court that decides appeals from the district courts within the state, and in some instances from other designated federal courts. It also serves as an intermediate court between the Supreme Court of Justice and other courts. Most common visitors Law practitioners, clerical staff, Journalists, Labour Union members, and Business owners and individuals.

Federal High Court, Lagos
Federal High Court, Lagos

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About Federal High Court, Lagos The Federal Revenue Court (as Federal High Court was then called) was established by the Federal Revenue Act 1973 (1973 No.13). The Court was renamed the “Federal High Court” by Section 228 (1) and 230 (2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1979. The Federal High Court, Lagos determines causes and matters within the Federal Legislative competence. Safety There is no threat to safety here which befits an establishment of its standard. Things to Do Listen to a court session in progress. What to Bring  Before heading to the Federal High Court, Lagos, here is a list if helpful things to take along with you; a notepad to take notes. Best Time to Visit Federal High Court, Lagos The best time to visit the court is during when there is a court session. During this period, there is a lively buzz in the court. Most Common Visitors Legal practitioners, government workers, are the most common people you will meet here.

Federal Marriage Registry, Ikoyi
Federal Marriage Registry, Ikoyi

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History of Federal Marriage Registry, Ikoyi Federal Marriage Registry, Ikoyi. Federal Marriage Registry, Ikoyi is one of the two main marriage registries in Nigeria. It covers all those resident in Lagos, South-South, South East and South West Nigeria. Activities such as Swearing of Oath, obtaining of marriage license, counseling, and actual marriage ceremonies take place here. Security/Safety of Federal Marriage Registry, Ikoyi This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Federal Marriage Registry, Ikoyi, here are some helpful things to take along with you: For the intending couples, bring all necessary original documents such as Notice of Marriage, Affidavit on Application for Certificate, etc. Two witnesses. Your rings. Best Features This place is always buzzing with activities. Every opening hour has an activity taking place. It is mostly filled with intending couples and their well-wishers. Outside the registry is a big billboard which is the centre of attraction of all patrons. It is almost customary for newly wedded couples to pose in front of the billboard as evidence of their presence at the Federal Registry, Ikoyi, which is believed to be the only Registry with authentic and recognized marriage certificate outside the country. Most common visitors Couples, their relations and families, and the registry officials.