Reflections on Order 6 Rule 4 of the Court Of Appeal Rules, 2016; Making a Case for an Affidavit of Notification
The popular notion shared by many trial lawyers and authors remains that all appeals, by way of rehearing, shall be brought by way of notice of appeal and filed in the registry of the court below vide Order 7 Rule 2 of The Rules. Also, it is the practice that where an interlocutory decision asRead More
Senate Reintroduces Sexual Harassment in Tertiary Educational Institutions Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal Bill, 2019
2020 has been an intense year for many people. From the pandemic to loss of jobs, explosions at markets, to the re-occurring cases of rape and police brutality on the news. However, this year has seen women demanding for a society that protects them and this has not been met with an encouraging response fromRead More
Crisis has a way of bringing to light what has been hiding beneath the surface. The ongoing COVID – 19 pandemic, the worst global crisis in a century, has exposed the pre-existing fragilities in Nigeria and lay bare the age-long failure and inability to read the room. The ravages of the pandemic have been all-encompassing,Read More
Non-Compete Clauses in Contracts of Employment: Contractually Beneficial or a Challenge to Public Policy?
The regulation of the relationship between an employer and an employee derives from statute and the contract of employment. The express or implied terms of a contract of employment determine its duration. It is an ineluctable reality that employees would always leave their employers in the search for a greener pasture- either to set upRead More
Dear Mr. President (Elect),Now that the elections are over: Can the Nigerian Bar Association now take its members’ data protection seriously? I sincerely congratulate you on your unprecedented and epoch-making election as the 30th President of our great association. Interesting times are indeed ahead of us all. When we both shared a stage at theRead More
After what was a long, tasking and punishing campaigns, elections into the office of the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) as well as other National Executives of the NBA came to a denouement on Thursday,30th July, 2020. As only one candidate could emerge from the process, it determined in favour of Mr. OlumideRead More
Legitimacy, Illegitimacy & Legitimation: An Obstruction or Promotion of S.42 (2) of the 1999 Constitution?
Introduction According to the Supreme Court case of Lalli v Lalli, an illegitimate child is termed “a bastard child”, “a child born out of wedlock” or “a non-marital child. Black Law’s dictionary defined a bastard as a child who was born out of wedlock and is otherwise known as an illegitimate child who is aRead More
Introduction The discussion on alternative dispute resolution mechanisms has recently picked up pace in the tax world. In 2016, The Organization for Economic Co-operation Development (OECD) released recommendations to effectively tackle international tax disputes. The OECD proposed to make arbitration binding and mandatory under the Mutual Agreement Procedure for the resolution of disputes arising fromRead More
Before the adoption of the Bosman Ruling (which allowed players to move for free after their contracts expired), players did not have the option of changing clubs for “free”. It is also important to consider the Financial Fair Play (FFP) Rule, which was introduced by UEFA to make sure clubs do not overspend (spend moreRead More
There may be lawyers that are more compassionate and concerned about the lot of fellow lawyers, but, in my many years of practice across two jurisdictions, I have not met one like Olumide Akpata. I had returned to the country after a 10 year sojourn and was working very hard to get my feet backRead More