CAC Eliminates Requirement of Proficiency Certificate for Business Registration

The Corporate Affairs Commission has announced the removal of the requirement for Proficiency Certificate for entities intending to register with the Commission.
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Bank reports judge to NJC, EFCC over ‘Questionable’ Judgment

Union Bank of Nigeria Plc has accused Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court of perverting the cause of justice in a suit filed against it by an alleged debtor.
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Entertainment Law Connect Conference Offers Platform For Lawyers And Entertainment Experts To Address Key issues

Key drivers of the Nigerian entertainment industry laid out the proper corporate structure, chain of title in film production and the legal framework for intellectual property works in the creative industry at the debut edition of Entertainment Law Connect Conference which held on Thursday, 12th April, 2018 at The Lilygate Hotel, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.
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NBA Elections 2018: Electoral Committee Presents Guidelines And Time Table For 2018 Elections

At the NBA National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting held on 1st March, 2018 in Ilorin, Kwara State, a 5-man Electoral Committee otherwise known as ECNBA was approved with Prof. Auwalu Yadudu as its Chairman. Other members of the ECNBA include Teslim Olatunde Busari, SAN (Alternate Chairman), Prof. Augustine Robert Agom (Member) Gloria Anuria Ohia, Esq (Member) and Bolaji A. Agoro, Esq (Secretary). The ECNBA was subsequently inaugurated at an event that took place at the NBA House, Abuja on 12th March, 2018.
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NOSDRA Cannot Impose Fines Without Recourse To Court – Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal, Calabar has delivered a landmark Judgment on the powers of regulatory agencies to impose fines without recourse to the Courts. In its Judgment in favour of ExxonMobil (Mobil) in an Appeal filed by the National Oil Spill Detection & Response Agency (NOSDRA), the Court of Appeal struck down section 6(3) of the NOSDRA Act empowering it to impose fines, in clear violation of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999.
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A Review of the Regulation and Taxation of the Gaming Industry in Nigeria Part 1

The gaming industry in Nigeria is one with enormous potential for revenue generation. However, the prospect of realizing this potential is seriously hindered by the lopsided policies of regulation and taxation in the industry. This two part study attempts to critically examine the current state of the industry by reviewing the regulatory framework for gaming in Nigeria as well as adopting a highlighting the applicable taxes in that industry and juxtaposing with what obtains in advanced jurisdictions.
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7 Times Mfon Usoro Lawyers Female Table Tennis Champion Shares Her Experience, Says Paul Usoro Is A Pathfinder

I have heard people speak about Paul Usoro SAN as regards his passion to develop the legal profession through sponsorship of different capacity programmes, some of which challenge the legal mind, and others are sporting activities which not only challenge the mind and body, but create relaxation and promote friendship amongst lawyers.
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A Look at the Statutory Duty on Nigerian Banks to Employ Fit and Proper Persons by Collins Arikor

The Banking and Other Financial Institutions Act, 1991, ("BOFIA”), provides in Section 19 that all Nigerian banks are obligated to employ persons of good character as staff.
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Federal High Court: Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Lacks Powers to Impose Fines on Erring Motorists.

Justice James Tsoho held that FRSC cannot turn itself into a court of law by punishing those who commit traffic offences. The court gave this judgment in a suit filed by one lawyer, Mr Tope Alabi.
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Strict Application of the Literal Rule of Interpretation: The Bane of Justice by Faith Bamise

Oyewale Faith Bamise explores the question: WHETHER THE STRICT APPLICATION OF THE LITERAL RULE TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE 1999 CONSTITUTION IS A BANE OF JUSTICE?
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Contracts of Adhesion By Oludare Onakoya

A contract is defined as an agreement which the law will enforce or recognize as affecting the legal rights and duties of the parties.
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Entertainment Law Connect Conference Offers Platform For Lawyers And Entertainment Experts To Address Key issues

Key drivers of the Nigerian entertainment industry laid out the proper corporate structure, chain of title in film production and the legal framework for intellectual property works in the creative industry at the debut edition of Entertainment Law Connect Conference which held on Thursday, 12th April, 2018 at The Lilygate Hotel, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.
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We Must Embrace IT and the Innovations it Engenders in the Practice- Paul Usoro

We must embrace IT and the innovations it engenders in the practice Paul Usoro said in a goodwill message to yhe Nigeria Bar Association Young Lawyers Forum (YLF)
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Ijeoma Abalogu Emerges Partner At Gbenga Biobaku & Co

Corporate commercial lawyer Ijeoma Abalogu has been promoted to Partner at Gbenga Biobaku & Co. Gbenga Biobaku & Co. (GBC) is a Nigerian commercial law firm located in Lagos, the commercial capital of Nigeria, with a representative office in Port Harcourt, the oil and gas nerve centre of the country. The Firms's principal areas of practice are Oil and Gas, Energy, Maritime, Projects, Foreign Investments, Banking, Capital Markets and general Corporate/ Commercial Law.
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Duale, Ovia and Alex-Adedipe Advises Terragon Group in $5 million Financing Deal

Winners of the Telecommunications, Media and technology Law firm of the year Duale, Ovia Alex-Adedipe has advised Terragon, Africa’s leading mobile marketing company in a $5 million funding round led by Africa-focused TLcom Capital with participation from other investors.
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NBA SLP 2018 Conference: The Appearance of A Lawyer Determines The Fees He Commands – Paul Usoro SAN

Senior Advocate of Nigeria and renowned authority in the Law of Telecommunication in Nigeria, Paul Usoro SAN has shared his thoughts to members of the legal community, on things he believes that will uplift a practitioner in the voyage of his or her legal practice in Nigeria.
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