Why We Appealed The Senate President’s Acquittal

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, on Wednesday, said his commitment to the ongoing anti-corruption fight was responsible for his decision to authorize the appeal against the judgment of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT,...
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Magu Drags Sun Newspaper To Court, Demands N100 Million

Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has filed a suit at a Lagos High Court, against The Sun newspaper over an alleged defamation.

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National Assembly Has The Power To Increase Budget

A Federal High Court, Abuja, has ruled that the National Assembly has the power to increase – or review upward – budget estimates laid before it by the executive

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Ambode’s demolition of Otodo Gbame illegal, Court rules

Impoverished fishing communities in Nigeria’s financial capital, Lagos, celebrated a court ruling on Wednesday that said government demolitions of their homes were illegal.

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FG Appeals, Says Saraki’s Acquittal Unaceptable

The Federal Government , on Tuesday , filed 11 grounds notice of appeal against the June 14, 2017 judgment of the Code of Conduct Tribunal which acquitted Senate President Bukola Saraki of 18 counts of false asset declaration and other related offences.

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Immigration To Grant Visas To Foreign Investors Within 48 Hours

The Nigeria Immigration Services has introduced a new guideline that will ensure foreigners coming to do business in Nigeria get their visas within 48 hours. The policy comes one month after Acting President Yemi Osinbajo signed an executive order which provides guidelines for agencies to ensure the ease of doing business in the country.

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Legal Opinions And Articles

‘Lawyers Should Champion Business Law Reforms’ – Dr. Myma Belo-Osagie

Dr. Myma Belo-Osagie is a commercial law practitioner. A Council member of the Nigerian Bar Association Section Busines Law (NBA-SBL), she is a Senior Partner at Udo-Udoma & Belo-Osagie, where she heads the telecommunications and oil and gas teams. In this interview with The Nation’s Legal Editor John Austin Unachukwu, she speaks on economic challenges and national issues.

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Download the Credit Reporting Act 2017

The focus of the Credit Reporting Act 2017 is to avail lenders reliable information upon which they may exercise their discretion

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Ramadan: Nigeria needs Prayers – Mazi Afam Osigwe

Astute legal practitioner and former general secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association Mazi Afam Osigwe has released a message to Muslims across Nigeria

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Lagos Lawyer: Disruptive Technology and the Assumed Threat to Legal Practice by Okezi Uwede-Meshack

Disruptive technology has affected virtually every industry in the world. There is almost always one ‘app’ that helps you solve a problem or answer a question these days.

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Consumer Rights Protection And The Nigerian State By Ahmed Adetola Kazeem

The recent Judgment of Hon. Justice Adedayo Oyebanji in suit no. LD/13/2008-Adebo Holdings Ltd &Anor v. Nigerian Bottling CompanyPlc&Anor, has brought to the fore Nigeria’s lackadaisical attitude towards the protection of consumers just as it is in other facet of its national life.

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Events And Judgements

National Assembly Has The Power To Increase Budget

A Federal High Court, Abuja, has ruled that the National Assembly has the power to increase – or review upward – budget estimates laid before it by the executive

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Saraki Speaks at 2017 NBA-SBL Business Law Conference Says Senate Would Start Investigating Corruption

Senate President Dr Bukola Saraki spoke at the opening ceremony of the 2017 annual Business Law Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law (NBA-SBL) holding at Eko Hotel & Suites in Lagos yesterday

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Court Of Appeal Dismisses Waripamowei Dudafa’s Application Challenging Guilty Plea Of Fictitious Companies

A panel led byJustice Ugochukwu Oguakwu of the Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos today, threw out the application of Waripamowei Dudafa a former special adviser to Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, challenging the plea of his co-accused who had earlier pleaded guilty to being conduits for laundering the sum of $15Million.

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“Honesty, Integrity and Discipline are the Hallmarks of Good Governance and Leadership” – A. B. Mahmoud, SAN

Abubakar Balarabe Mahmoud, OON, SAN, President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has admonished Nigerian Leaders to imbibe and exhibit true honesty, integrity and discipline in their respective offices as these are the hallmarks of good governance and leadership. He made this admonition in his keynote address titled: “Good governance and the challenges of leadership” at the 60th birthday celebration of the Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola; which occasion held in Osogbo on Thursday, May 25, 2017.

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Court Postpones Judgment in suit challenging Lagos Government Waterfront Communities Demolition

Justice Surajudeen Onigbanjo of the Lagos State High Court, Igbosere, on Thursday postponed judgement in a suit brought by residents of several waterfront communities against the state government to June 21.
Mr. Onigbanjo said he “would deliver judgment if the court finds that it has jurisdiction to hear on the suit.

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