Right Holders Can’t Sue Without a Copyright Certificate, US Supreme Court Rules

The US Supreme Court has ruled that creators can’t sue someone for copyright infringement before they’ve obtained a copyright registration certificate. In a unanimous decision, Justice Ginsburg clarifies that applying for a copyright registration is not sufficient. Major copyright holders are not happy with the decision, but for some others it may offer hope.

Babajide Sanwo-olu’s Aide Accused Of Cocaine Trafficking, Intellectual Property Theft

A Nigerian-German journalist, Ruona Meyer, Friday accused Olufunke Phillips, one of the campaign media aide of Lagos State Governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, of intellectual property theft and drug trafficking.

Supreme Court Reverses disbarment of ex-Gov Oyinlola’s lawyer,Kunle Kalejaye SAN

The Supreme Court on Friday restored the wig and gown of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Kunle Kalejaye, who was disbarred by the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee in 2015.


‘3.4% of the world’s inhabitants are international migrants’, according to the International Migration Report 2017, thus, migration is an intrinsic feature of our ever globalizing world. It is one of the most salient issues plaguing the international community as it...

CJN Onnoghen Trial: NBA Yet To Query Aliyu Umar SAN

The attention of the Nigerian Bar Association has been drawn to misleading headlines published by some bloggers and national newspapers giving the erroneous impression to members of the public that the Nigerian Bar Association has issued a query against the person of Aliyu Umar, SAN for appearing as a prosecuting counsel in the case against Hon. Mr. Justice Walter N. Onnoghen at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

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A football term used in football which means, for an employment contract to be considered valid and binding, it must at least contain the names of the parties, the object, the duration of the employment relationship, the salary and the signatures of the parties...


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Legal Opinions And Articles

Zedcrest Capital gives update on EFCC case involving its MD

Investigations on the alleged forgery case involving an ex-staff of Zedcrest Capital, Michael Friday Edenya, has revealed that the former staff acted unprofessionally.

Tax Base Erosion and Profit Shifting: What You Need to Know by Olukolade Ehinmosan

Olukolade Ehinmosan writes about how Base Erosion and Profit Shifting can prompt domestic resistance to tax compliance and enforcement, if not properly addressed.

Quick Review Of The CBN’s Anti-Money Laundering/Combating The Financing Of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Policy And Procedure Manual By B.K. Saka

he Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) introduced new rules to prevent money laundering in the country called the Anti-Money Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Policy and Procedure Manual (“The Manual”) just last month (February 2019)

Tax Liabilities of Educational Institutions in Nigeria – The “Public Character” Twist By Ayodeji Abdul

In a recent decision, the Court of Appeal (COA) in the case between Best Children International Schools Limited (BCIS Ltd.) vs Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) affirmed the decision of the Federal High Court (FHC) that BCIS Ltd is liable to Companies Income Tax (CIT) notwithstanding its status as an educational institution.

2019 Elections: Why All Eligible Nigerians Must Go Out And Cast Their Votes For Candidates Of Their Choosing By Sylvester Udemueze

Based on the President’s own assurance of a smooth, free, fair and violence-free elections, I personally and passionately appeal to all Nigerians who are eligible to please go out en masse on Saturday, 23 February 2019

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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