THINGS FALL APART: WHY COPYRIGHT LAWS AND SYMBOLS ARE FAST MEANING NOTHING IN TODAY’S DIGITAL AGE

AUTHOR: KINGSLEY UGOCHUKWU ANI, ESQ.   INTRODUCTION In the past years, it was easier for copyright owners and assignees/licensees to protect their copyright interests in their existing copyrighted works. The reason was simple: works which were protected by Copyright Laws were in the physical domain and it was easier for copyright owners to latch on … Continue reading THINGS FALL APART: WHY COPYRIGHT LAWS AND SYMBOLS ARE FAST MEANING NOTHING IN TODAY’S DIGITAL AGE

LEGAL CONSEQUENCES OF NOT HAVING A NATIONAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER IN NIGERIA

AUTHOR: PRINCE IKECHUKWU NWAFURU Introduction The National Identity Management Commission (“NIMC”) recently published five Regulations relating to the national identity management, The already gazetted Regulations which were made pursuant to the National Identity Management Commission Act, 2007 (“NIMC Act”) are as follows: (1) the Mandatory Use of the National Identification Number Regulations, 2017; (2) Nigeria … Continue reading LEGAL CONSEQUENCES OF NOT HAVING A NATIONAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER IN NIGERIA

CONJUGAL RIGHTS FOR PRISONERS: TO BE OR NOT TO BE?

AUTHOR: BUSARI HALIMAT TEMITAYO Student (LL.B), Faculty of Law, University of Lagos.   ABSTRACT Human rights are the basic and inalienable guarantees that describe certain standards of human behaviour, and are regularly protected as legal rights in municipal and international laws. A correctional facility such as a prison serves to confine and rehabilitate prisoners, and it … Continue reading CONJUGAL RIGHTS FOR PRISONERS: TO BE OR NOT TO BE?

CRYPTOCURRENCY: THE ROLE OF LAW IN THE DIGITAL ECONOMY

AUTHOR: GREGG YINKA-GREGG Student (LL.B), Faculty of Law, University of Lagos. INTRODUCTION: Certainly, one emerging area that has gradually built up some interest in the attention of critical stakeholders in the finance sector has been the consequential effect of digital currencieson the global economy. With the advancement in technological innovations and the widely publicised policy of … Continue reading CRYPTOCURRENCY: THE ROLE OF LAW IN THE DIGITAL ECONOMY

LAGOS STATE PROPERTIES PROTECTION LAW: AN APPRAISAL

AUTHOR: OYIBOTHA EWOMAZINO Student (LL.B), Faculty of Law, University of Lagos. ABSTRACT Growing up as a child, no story about land in any part of the Nigeria was complete without tales of Land grabbers popularly known as “Omo-Onile”. They became so popular that they became plot twists for books and movies and the likes. Land grabbing … Continue reading LAGOS STATE PROPERTIES PROTECTION LAW: AN APPRAISAL

How Complex is the Financial Market? – A Tale of the Two Horsemen.

AUTHOR: AKOREDE SAMUEL OMOTAYO   INTRODUCTION Have you ever wondered what Shares and Bonds means? Perhaps you have heard or read about financial terms like securities, derivatives and the stock exchange, and you wonder what they mean. Don’t worry, you are not alone! The financial market (FM) and its attending terminologies are as complex as … Continue reading How Complex is the Financial Market? – A Tale of the Two Horsemen.

The New Tenancy law of Lagos; Bizarre or Practicable?

AUTHOR: BABATUNDE TOMIWA Student (LL.B), Faculty of Law, University of Lagos. INTRODUCTION The topic of housing in a growing economy is a severe matter that all countries have to deal with. Lagos, being an epicenter of commerce in Nigeria and Africa at large is rather faced with vast problems regarding tenancy. Due largely to its cosmopolitan … Continue reading The New Tenancy law of Lagos; Bizarre or Practicable?

VOLUME 2 EDITION 1 EDITORS

Editor-in-Chief Ogalu Bolaji Jeffrey Deputy Editor-in-Chief Kayode-Dada Ayotunde Online Managing Editor Uwolloh Chizulu E Financial Directors Akintola Zainab Otitoola Folajimi Executive Editors Bot-Timothy Nina Yinka-Gregg Gregory Ekezie Hilary Odinaka Sholabomi Olamide Olarewaju Ifeoluwakishi Braimoh Olorunseun Rufai Amirah Olabisi Akindele Olabode Ade-Ademilua Ipinnuoluwa Kalu Nkechi   Associate Editors Okafor Makuachukwu Aladekojo Peter Ekwubisi Chinedu J Agbakosi Adedolapo … Continue reading VOLUME 2 EDITION 1 EDITORS

Compulsory Pupillage for “New Wigs” How Desirable ?

AUTHOR: BOLAJI JEFFREY OGALU Student (LL.B), Faculty of Law, University of Lagos. INTRODUCTION I remember my initial years in the practice of law in Nigeria, just a few years ago, my employers would refer to my generation as the 'lucky' generation. They said we had the luxury of being treated well. How well were we being … Continue reading Compulsory Pupillage for “New Wigs” How Desirable ?

The African Charter: A Printed Futility or a Reflection of Human Rights from Africa’s View Point

AUTHOR: EMMANUEL ABANIWO Student (LL.B), Faculty of Law, University of Lagos. INTRODUCTION Human rights are not texts of mercy and clemency, they are legally binding rights. For long, human rights have been described to be a western concept foreign to the Dark Continent. This has led to the obnoxious belief that the codification of rights in … Continue reading The African Charter: A Printed Futility or a Reflection of Human Rights from Africa’s View Point