NCC Reports Google To Nigerian Government Over Free Wifi

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the regulatory body for telecommunications in the country, has reported global internet giant, Google, to the Federal Government for evading regulatory oversight in its bid to expand its ‘free’ Wi-Fi deployment in Nigeria.

FG Slams Foreign Oil Firms With $20bn Taxes Owed To Nigeria

As Nigeria continues to clamp down on tax defaulters, it has ordered some foreign oil and gas companies to pay nearly $20 billion in taxes owed to states, industries and government

FIRS Generates N23bn From Corporate Firms After Accounts Suspension

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has generated over N23billion in unpaid taxes from the recently suspended substitution exercise on corporate bank accounts, marked by the imposition of restriction on the accounts of tax-defaulting organisations.

EFCC Arrests Atiku’s Lawyer Uyi Osagie

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Uyi Giwa Osagie, the lawyer and treasurer of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, for alleged money laundering.

Can Political Parties Lawfully Resume Campaigns, the Presidential Elections having been postponed by INEC till 23rd February, 2019? By Timothy Bamgboye

It is public knowledge that all campaigns and advertisements of any sort for the presidential and National Assembly election earlier scheduled for 16th February, 2019 were expected to cease 24 hours immediately preceding the polling day.

Court Restrains EFCC From Declaring Maina Wanted

The Federal High Court in Abuja has stopped the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission from declaring wanted, a former Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms Mr. Abdulrasheed Maina, who was suspected of complicity in diversion of pension funds.


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5 Things To Expect After The 2019 Elections

The 2019 elections will leave a lot in its wake.These are 5 things likely to happen after all has been said and done.

What is the Law on Shooting Ballot Box Snatchers? Has Buhari Erred?

The Law prescribes a punishment of 24 months under Sections 129 (1) and (2) Electoral (Amendment) Act, 2010 list Election Day offences. All that pertains to the question can be answered in this section.

Editorial: On Buhari’s Remarks and the Legal Implications

Nigeria’s President, Gen Muhammadu Buhari was quoted to have made some reckless, no less reprehensible remarks on Monday, 18th February, 2019 at the opening of the APC National Caucus Meeting in Abuja.

Can The Federal High Court In Nigeria Entertain Passing Off Matters? By Damilola Odumosu

The expression of an idea is often categorised under intellectual property while the protection of the idea expressed is classified as intellectual property rights. For instance, writing of a story is an expression of an idea which can be grouped under copyright as a literary work while the protection attached to it excludes anyone from expressing the same idea without proper credit of the original author.

What the Law Says About Campaign Spending and Deadlines in Nigeria

The provisions of the Electoral Act on campaign finance and campaign deadlines were enacted for good reasons such as limiting corruption tendencies and undue influence of voters.

Events And Judgements

Appeals From The National Industrial Court: How The Supreme Court Saved A “Copy And Paste” Legislative Fiasco

The principles of natural justice and the constitutional right of appeal[3] are the basis of any legal system in the world today.

Babalola’s Law Dictionary Quiz Competition 2nd Edition Set To hold

Like the first edition which held at the Onikan Youth Centre, Lagos on the 1st day of June 2018, the 2nd edition of Babalola’s Law Dictionary Quiz Competition for Young Lawyers promises to be equally keenly contested.

Court of Appeal rejects Onnoghen’s request to stop CCT trial

The Court of Appeal has dismissed a request brought by suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, for a stay of proceedings in his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

Acting CJN Appointed by President Buhari presides over Supreme Court Sitting

Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed, the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday presided over a five-man panel at the resumed sitting of the Supreme Court in Abuja.

Court Of Appeal Stop’s CCT Arraignment Of CJN

The Court of Appeal has ordered the Code of Conduct Tribunal to suspend the trial of Nigeria’s Chief Justice, Walter Onnoghen, till the determination of appeals at the appellate court

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