The Refusal of the President to assent to the Electoral Amendment Bill

By Oluwatimilehin Ilori Every Law begins as a bill in the National Assembly and one of the most important aspects of the passage of a bill into law is the Assent of the President. An assent is a constitutional power which has been vested in the number one public...
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Challenges of Taxation in Nigeria

By Akintunde Agunbiade ‘This administration is committed to diversifying the sources of government revenues by significantly increasing tax to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) ratio, among other things.  The attainment of this laudable objective will require an overhaul...
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Paragon Advisors, Eko Disco Call for Cost Reflective Tariffs at Lawyard Discourse on Energy

The Lawyard Discourse on Energy is an initiative of premium legal information platform, Lawyard
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INEC to Meet Political Parties Over Unsigned Electoral Bill

INEC will meet with leaders of political parties to examine the decision of President Buhari to decline assent to the Electoral Bill
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Can Law Leverage on the Internet in Nigeria?

By Martin Beck Nworah Esq. At the Nigeria Internet Governance Forum (NIGF) 2018, Haru Alhassan, the Director, New Media and Information Security of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) stated that the number of internet users in Nigeria reached a new record of 103...
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The Lawyard Discourse On Energy

  The Lawyard Discourse on Energy is an interactive session on relevant legal and commercial issues around electricity distribution. The topic for discussion is 'Understanding the Business of Electricity Distribution'. The facilitators are Abdulazeez Momodu, a...
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The Qatari Shock: The Beginning of the End? by Temilola Adetona

In the 21st century divorces have become a common occurrence and no matter how amicable, they are almost always messy as the paramount question lingers on: WHAT NEXT?
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On Ganduje and the Insincerity of the EFCC By Festus Ogun

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has recently said it cannot immediately yield to calls to investigate Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, who is accused of receiving millions of dollars in bribe, because Mr Abdullahi enjoys constitutional immunity from criminal proceedings.
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Whistleblowing Guide: Blowing the Whistle is Tough

Any organization could be the subject of whistleblowing. It may be a public or private organization—either for-profit or non-profit—, a community group, or a multinational.
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THE BOSMAN RULING: ITS AFTERMATH ON MODERN FOOTBALL By Eribake Ayomide Oloruntoba

  1.0 INTRODUCTION “Once the European Court of Justice ruled that clubs no longer had to pay transfer fees after the expiration of a player’s contract, all hell broke loose. Suddenly it was a free-for-all.” Before the Bosman ruling, a player could not leave at...
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Advance Tax Ruling in Nigeria: Can the Taxman Eat His Cake and Have It? – Ebuka Ndibe

Advance Tax Ruling is a written memo issued by a tax authority expressing an opinion about how the tax laws apply to specific transaction(s).
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Centurion Law Group Acquires IMANI- Lawyers On Demand Launches Africa-wide Flexible Legal Services Model

Centurion Law Group (Centurion), a pan-African law conglomerate, now offers the cost savings and efficiency of flexible legal services through its acquisition of IMANI-African Lawyers On Demand.
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Reasons Why Young Lawyers Must Attend the ‘CREATE YOUR FUTURE’ Workshop – GreySage Consulting

As the legal profession welcomes an influx of new starry-eyed wigs estimated at about 4,000 every year, their chances of securing juicy opportunities in existing law firms are few and far between. The labour shortfall in addition to the worrisome number of disillusionment among young lawyers is a burden that GreySage Consulting, a Lagos-based legal seeks to bear.
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Ethiopia Gets First female Supreme Court President

Ethiopia’s parliament on Thursday swore in the country’s first female supreme court president, building on efforts by reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to achieve gender parity in government. The appointment of Meaza Ashenafi comes two weeks after Ahmed named 10 female ministers to make Ethiopia the third country in Africa – after Rwanda and Seychelles – to have its cabinet split equally between men and women.
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Duale, Ovia & Alex-Adedipe Wins Three Awards at 2018 Law Digest Africa Awards

Top Nigerian law firm Duale, Ovia & Alex-Adedipe has won three awards at the the 2018 Africa Law Digest Awards held yesterday in Victoria Island Lagos.The awards are organised by Africa's premier law journal Law Digest 
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Revenge Porn: Nigerian Court Jails Man For Two Years

A 40-year-old man, Olubunmi Ayan, has been sentenced to two years imprisonment for revenge porn. Revenge porn or revenge pornography is the distribution of sexually explicit images or video of individuals without their permission. The sexually explicit images or video may be made by a partner of an intimate relationship with the knowledge and consent of the subject, or it may be made without his or her knowledge.
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