Looking Back at the NBA-SBL Conference and the Training for Young Lawyers by Tobi Lawalson

The training was educative and every young lawyer interested in business law should strive to attend subsequent trainings and the next NBA-SBL Conference.
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YouTube Set To Release “Copyright Match” Tool to Protect Initial Uploaders

YouTube will release a new tool to help initial uploaders take action against those who duplicate and re-upload their content without permission. Copyright Match, which will be available to high-traffic users initially, will alert users to new uploads of their work while allowing them to take a range of actions, including communicating with the uploader or taking content down.
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Purported Breach of Contract: Foreign Court rejects Nigeria’s request to Revoke N2.7 trillion fine

The District Circuit Court in Washington DC has dismissed Nigeria’s request for it to set aside its $8.9billion arbitration award against Nigeria over alleged breach of contract. The court presided over by Justice Christopher Cooper said the request was denied not only on ground that it was belated, but also that it sought the dismissal of the petition for the enforcement of the award. A government legal team led by the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, left Nigeria on Wednesday morning to Washington DC to attempt to get the court to set aside the award against Nigeria.
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Presidential Executive Order No. 6 on the Preservation Of Suspicious Assets Connected With Corruption and other Relevant Offences

Whereas it is the responsibility of the Federal Government of Nigeria to protect the resources of Nigeria from all forms of Corruption;
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Judges Not Allowed to Award Contracts – Falana

Against the backdrop of the financial autonomomy recently signed by President Muhammadu Buhari for the judiciary at the state level, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Femi Falana, has advised judges to steer clear of awarding contracts.
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Police Assault On Kunle Karimu: “What really happened” – Ex Principal

I have watched the viral video of Mr. Kunle Karimu (my former colleague in chambers) being assaulted by Policemen and I state without equivocation that I did not give any instruction to that effect and find his treatment reprehensible. The assault of any person (whether by a private citizen or law-enforcement officer) is unacceptable and should be deprecated.
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Looking Back at the NBA-SBL Conference and the Training for Young Lawyers by Tobi Lawalson

The training was educative and every young lawyer interested in business law should strive to attend subsequent trainings and the next NBA-SBL Conference.
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Bit on The Nature Of Islamic Finance And A Nigerian Factor By Emmanuel Odogwu

The Islamic financial institution is an institution that organizes financial services in accordance with Islamic Law in the same way as the orthodox financial industry is organized in accordance with secular Law. Islamic banks or financial institutions have been created to cater for the growing demand, driven by globalization, in Muslim States and Non-Muslim States. Islamic finance has moved from a niche position to become a mainstream component of the global banking system (especially in the Middle East and Southeast Asia). Islamic finance is majorly poised to foster greater financial inclusion, alleviate poverty mostly through supporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SME), as well as investment in public infrastructure, thus it is supposed to be the next big thing in developing states like Nigeria.
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REFLECTIONS: INSTITUTIONAL REFORMS FOR THE NBA (3) – PAUL USORO, SAN FCIArb

The fourth remediation step that I recommend is the constitution of a standing Audit Committee of the Association.
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Legality or Otherwise of Executive Order 6 on Seizure of Assets by Ibikunle Isaac

Executive Order 6 is capable of being easily used to cripple the opposition and critics by simply accusing them of corruption and freezing all their assets.
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Legal Perspectives on the President’s Executive Order 6 by Raphael Oyewole

The said Executive Order is targeted at persons who have been accused of engaging in corrupt acts and have procured assets which constitutes proceeds of corruption.
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Events And Judgements

Looking Back at the NBA-SBL Conference and the Training for Young Lawyers by Tobi Lawalson

The training was educative and every young lawyer interested in business law should strive to attend subsequent trainings and the next NBA-SBL Conference.
Read More

YouTube Set To Release “Copyright Match” Tool to Protect Initial Uploaders

YouTube will release a new tool to help initial uploaders take action against those who duplicate and re-upload their content without permission. Copyright Match, which will be available to high-traffic users initially, will alert users to new uploads of their work while allowing them to take a range of actions, including communicating with the uploader or taking content down.
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Purported Breach of Contract: Foreign Court rejects Nigeria’s request to Revoke N2.7 trillion fine

The District Circuit Court in Washington DC has dismissed Nigeria’s request for it to set aside its $8.9billion arbitration award against Nigeria over alleged breach of contract. The court presided over by Justice Christopher Cooper said the request was denied not only on ground that it was belated, but also that it sought the dismissal of the petition for the enforcement of the award. A government legal team led by the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, left Nigeria on Wednesday morning to Washington DC to attempt to get the court to set aside the award against Nigeria.
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Lagos CJ urges new Magistrates to shun Corruption

Chief Judge of Lagos Justice Opeyemi Oke has urged new magistrates to shun corruption. She spoke when she swore in three new magistrates and 50 presidents and members of the Customary Court. She urged them to dispense justice without fear or favour, affection and animosity.
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Highlights from Paul Usoro SAN’s Meeting With Lawyers in Abuja

It was a great sight to behold as young lawyers, senior lawyers and senior advocates of Nigeria turned out in their numbers for the dinner hosted by Paul Usoro, SAN in Abuja recently. Many pledged their support for the leading presidential candidate of the NBA 2018 General Election. The event took place at the Shehu Musa Yar’adua Centre, Central Area, Abuja, had the likes of Kanu Agabi, SAN as the guest speaker. Paul Usoro, SAN underscored the paramount importance of the forthcoming election and why he is the right candidate for the NBA Presidential position.
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