The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division on the 30th of April, 2020 re-affirmed the Constitutional right of the Area Councils in the Federal Capital territory Abuja to assess and demand tenements rates on privately owned houses for purposes of levying tenements rates within the Federal Capital Territory pursuant to their functions as enshrined in Section 7 and Paragraph 1(j) of the 4th Schedule to the Constitution and pursuant to the existing laws applicable to the Federal Capital territory.

The FCT High Court Coram: Valentine Ashi J (of blessed memory) had on the 12th day of April, 2018 nullified the bye-laws passed by the areas’ council to regulate the enforcement of the tenement rates at the trial Court. However, in a unanimous decision in CA/A/536/2018 between Abuja Municipal Area Council v Plan Shelter Limited reversed the Judgment and reiterated the right of the Area Councils to levy and enforce the collecting of tenements rates. The Law Firm of Karina Tunyan & Company is pleased to have acted as counsel to the Abuja Municipal Area Council who convinced the court to set aside the judgment of the trial court. #amac #karinatunyan #staysafe

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In line with International best practices and recommendations by WHO and NCDC for the containment of the spread of the Covid-19 virus, the Management of Karina Tunyan (SAN) & Company have deemed it necessary to implement such safety measures as follows;

  1. Non-essential staff are henceforth required to work from home in order to reduce the number of persons working in our offices across the country at any given time.
  2. All staff of our firm are henceforth prohibited from patronizing public transport. Taxis are recommended and funding will be provided for all official assignments requiring transportation fares.
  3. All staff are strongly encouraged to abide by the highest standard of hygiene as recommended by the authorities and to carry with them a personal bottle of hand sanitizers at all times.
  4. Unscheduled visits by clients, friends and family members are highly prohibited. Meetings are now only to be scheduled in cases of emergency and/or for extremely urgent reasons and are to be conducted in strict adherence to recommended guidelines.

We ask that our clients bear with us in these trying times as we continue to maintain the highest level of professionalism in the handling of all our briefs.

Kindly reach us via the following means;

Phone No: 07033740393


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International Women’s Day with Miss. Aisha Abdullahi Bubah

The 8th of March every year has been set aside by the United Nations to commemorate the International Women’s Day. This years’ celebration was aimed at Generation Equality and the Realising of Women’s Rights.

The management of Karina Tunyan (SAN) & Company deemed it necessary to celebrate all the wonderful women who have in various ways contributed to the success of the firm. The firm, to this end, organised an interactive symposium and hosted Miss. Aisha Abdullahi Bubah (follow her on twitter and Instgram @_sunshineseries @AishaBubah), renowned psychologist, and the founder of the Sunrise series, to enlighten our employees on the essence of ‘work-life balance’ and the road map towards attaining same.

More Fundamentally, issues relating to the prevalent struggles of women were raised and our resolve to uphold the rights of women in the society, both individually and as a firm were yet again affirmed.

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