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Whether every person has the liberty to give and use any name he chooses for himself at any time during his life time

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Manuel Akinshola
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MATRIMONIAL NAME: Whether every person has the liberty to give and use any name he chooses for himself at any time during his life time

"Finally, the High Court had also declined to consider the Appellant's relief 10(c) of the petition and 32(c) of his deposition on the ground that the issue is subject of a pending case between the parties and therefore subjudice. That decision was sound in law and not contested or appealed against by the Appellant. The High Court did not determine the Appellant's relief 10(d) and 32(d) of the petition and deposition respectively.

Even though not contested by being denied by the Respondent, that relief is neither here nor there because the Appellant's name is not exclusive to him and so he does not have monopoly over it.

Under the law, any person is at liberty to give and use any name he chooses for himself at any time during his life time and cannot be restricted in his choice or use of such a name. The relief cannot be granted."

Per GARBA, J.C.A in

MR. INNOCENT UGWUMBA ELUWA v. MRS. FLORENCE OGADINMA ELUWA

(2013) LPELR-22120(CA)

   
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