Frequently Asked Questions

Judicial Poetry is a powerhouse platform to get dicta (authoritative statements) of the Nigerian Court of Appeals & Supreme Court, and generally. Dicta are binding on lower courts. Judicial Poetry also provides dicta of foreign judicial jurisdictions.

Simply input the words or point of law (of which principles you need) at any search bar on JPoetry. You may also use the J-Index link at the top navigation to find dictum per specific subject matter.

Searching for a principle is as easy as reading this text. Simply input the key terms in any of the search bars and click the search icon. The search page will load containing the relevant principle. For example, inputting WAYS OF PROVING LAND TITLE will produce a search page with several links to dicta on the ways of proving title to land. Other related dicta may load alongside in the search page too.

It is strongly advised to put only relevant keywords so that the search may be more precise and specific. Use correct spellings. 

The search bar (with its search icon) of JPoetry can be found in several places including: at the bottom of dicta pages, the footer (bottom part when you scroll down) of the JPoetry website, and the loaded search page.

No. In this age of internet, we do not consider it relevant; plus such will take up unnecessary database space. However, you may see the court case suit number.

Use a service like LawCareNigeria, JudyLegal, LawPavilion, et cetera. 

If you need the case summary use a service like hbriefs.com, you could also request a case summary on hbriefs.com.

Yes. But it is limited to certain views per month. For unlimited views register to be a member of Judicial Poetry.

In a dictum page you are reading, at the bottom you will see tags. Click on any of the tags to show you related dicta for that tag. Tag represents key features of a dictum. Clicking a tag brings up related dicta. 

You may also find related dicta at the bottom of any dictum page.

Most dictum include, on JPoetry: the authoritative statements, the judge who said same, the case in which such statements were said, the year of the case as popularly reported. Humans are in a digital age so we do not provide citations because you can easily get the cases by a simple search online. If you insist on citation for a particular dictum you may send us a message.

In addition, we now provide the court case suit number. 

Yes. There is no point (nor usefulness) in inventing or misrepresenting statements of judges. Every dictum is presented as said, 99%.

You will be able to request a dictum (if not already available on JPoetry) by clicking the request link at the footer of this page. Request a dictum only when you cannot find it on JPoetry.

askourlaw forum is a platform for legal discourse and asking of legal questions, whether relating to JPoetry or not. But, such discourses or questions must be related to law.

JPoetry WhatsApp group chat is a platform for users and visitors of Judicial Poetry. The link for joining is available at the footer of this website.

If it relates to JPoetry and its services then use the contact form at the footer. If otherwise, use the askourlaw feature. 

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Yes; sessions expire.

An account cannot be logged in from two different devices, so when your account is logged in from another device you will be logged out automatically.

JPoetry is meant for one user per account only.