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An overview of the Freedom of Information Act (an appraisal from a lawyer’s perspective)

August 19 2016 Access to information held by public authorities is a fundamental element of the right to freedom of expression as provided under Section 39 of the…

Parallel Importation and the Exhaustion of Rights Principle under the “TRIPS Agreement” and the “Doha Declaration”

December 11 2015 Parallel importation is the concept used for the importation and resale of genuine products from a distributor who legally obtained it from a…

The legality of gross-up provisions in commercial agreements revisited

August 15 2016 Every man is entitled, if he can, so … that the tax attaching under the appropriate Acts is less than it would otherwise be. If he succeeds in so…

SEC restrictions on dealings in securities of unlisted public companies

August 18 2015 The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently introduced a new rule which prohibits dealings (purchase, sale and transfer) in securities of…

Can an Arbitral Award be converted into a Court Judgement?

August 10 2017 A distinctive advantage of arbitration is its binding and enforceable award. Unlike other alternative dispute resolution methods such as negotiation…

An Update on the Revised Nigerian Export and Import Guidelines 2017

February 28 2018 On January 1st 2018, the Federal Government of Nigeria commenced the implementation of the 2017 Revised Import and Export guidelines. The…

Service Of Arbitration Notice Electronically

January 31 2018 Arbitration can either arise by an order of court, by statute or most commonly by agreement of the parties. An agreement to refer a dispute to…

The Mandatory Use of the National Identification Number Regulation 2017: How Constitutional?

January 31 2018 The National Identity Management Commission ("the Commission") was established by the National Identity Management Commission Act2 ("the Act"). The…

NOTAP Intiatives for Ease of doing Business

December 12 2017 In collaboration with the Presidential Enabling Business Council (PEBEC) for the promotion of transparency and efficiency in the business...

When Stepping back is a Panacea to Moving Forward: The Legislative Story of the Nigerian Petroleum Industry Bill

November 21 2017 The Nigerian Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) possibly ranks as number one by a wide margin among the bills that have spent the most time with the…