Checking Judicial Corruption in Nigeria: A Sine Qua Non in the fight against Corruption

AUTHOR: ENIOLA HEPHZIBAH AKINOSO Student (LL.B), Faculty of Law, University of Lagos.  INTRODUCTION Nigeria can be likened to a delicious looking doughnut, filled with resources as dough but with a very big hole in the middle. This hole is Corruption. Every sector in Nigeria today; from the Energy sector to the Education, Sports, Manufacturing, Fiscal, … Continue reading Checking Judicial Corruption in Nigeria: A Sine Qua Non in the fight against Corruption

Investment Opportunities in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Sector

AUTHOR: BALOGUN DAMILOLA AYODEJI Student (LL.B), Faculty of Law, University of Lagos Introduction Due to Shell – BP’s first commercial discovery in 1956 at Oloibiri in Bayelsa State, producing about 5,100 barrels of oil per day in 1958, Nigerian’s Oil and Gas sector has remained one of the biggest in Africa. Research has shown that … Continue reading Investment Opportunities in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Sector

The End of the Commodities Boom and the Challenges it Poses for Africa: Need For New Thinking

AUTHOR: JOSEPH ONELE Legal Practitioner at Olaniwun Ajayi LP, The Adunola, Plot L2, 401 Close, Banana Island, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria. INTRODUCTION The economic trajectory of post-colonial Africa indeed leaves much to be desired. A continent once calculated to possess huge potentials not only struggles today to outwit the fall in oil prices which threatens her economic … Continue reading The End of the Commodities Boom and the Challenges it Poses for Africa: Need For New Thinking

An Overview of Mergers and Acquisitions under Nigerian Law by Omotayo Akinrinwa

ABSTRACT This essay seeks to explore the legal framework governing the operation or activities of mergers and acquisitions in Nigeria. It is a unique field in the Nigeria legal system, and this is connected to the limited expertise in this area. The sectors affected by mergers and acquisitions include: Banking, Aviation, Power, Oil and Gas, … Continue reading An Overview of Mergers and Acquisitions under Nigerian Law by Omotayo Akinrinwa

An Overview of the Legal and Regulatory Framework for Renewable Energy Projects in Nigeria: Challenges and Prospects by Oluwaseun Viyon Ojo

ABSTRACT This paper reviews the existing legal and regulatory framework for renewable energy projects in Nigeria. The paper further examines the key provisions of various extant legislation and policies on renewable energy existing in Nigeria, and highlights the key policy thrust in these legislative instruments. The paper also looks into the various challenges confronting the development … Continue reading An Overview of the Legal and Regulatory Framework for Renewable Energy Projects in Nigeria: Challenges and Prospects by Oluwaseun Viyon Ojo

Forum Selection in Maritime Disputes: The Approach of the Nigerian Courts by Olika Daniel Godson

ABSTRACT The importance of forum selection clauses in maritime disputes cannot be overemphasized. Amongst other things, they help to ensure certainty, predictability and orderliness which are indispensable to maritime and international trade agreements. It has therefore become commonplace for parties to maritime and international trade agreements to insert clauses stating the court of the Country … Continue reading Forum Selection in Maritime Disputes: The Approach of the Nigerian Courts by Olika Daniel Godson

Lawyers’ Duty of Professional Confidence to Clients under the Nigerian Legal System: An Overview by Muhammed Ndakudu Adam

ABSTRACT The legal profession is one of the most regulated professions in Nigeria and the world at large. This is because of the sensitive nature of the professional services rendered by lawyers to their clients. In the course of rendering these services, information are made available to legal practitioners by their clients and in order … Continue reading Lawyers’ Duty of Professional Confidence to Clients under the Nigerian Legal System: An Overview by Muhammed Ndakudu Adam

Longe v. First Bank of Nigeria PLC (2010) 6 NWLR (Pt. 1189) 1 S.C.: An Ethical Twist by Misthura Otubu

ABSTRACT Indeed, there exists an elementary principle under the Nigerian Company Law to the effect that failure to give notice of Director’s meeting to a director would invalidate such meeting. This simple proclamation as succinctly averred in Section 266(1) of the Companies and Allied Matters Act 1990 CAP C20, LFN 2004 (hereinafter referred to as … Continue reading Longe v. First Bank of Nigeria PLC (2010) 6 NWLR (Pt. 1189) 1 S.C.: An Ethical Twist by Misthura Otubu

The Right to a Healthy Environment: The Need for a Well Systemized Legal Framework by Maryam Lawal W

Abstract In spite of the increasing awareness for the protection of the environment, in several parts of Africa particularly Sub-Saharan Africa, poverty and limited resources have been factors militating against environmental protection efforts in the region. Poverty is connected to the environment in multifaceted ways as the United Nations has recognized it at many of … Continue reading The Right to a Healthy Environment: The Need for a Well Systemized Legal Framework by Maryam Lawal W

Exploring Alternative Means of Energy in Nigeria: Lessons from Canada by Adewale Ajayi

ABSTRACT The Nigerian Energy Sector can be described as a fertile yet underutilized field; thus, the stagnancy and underdevelopment in this sector. Nigeria has been plagued with epileptic power supply and low energy production and management making it unable to cater for the over 170 million population she harbors. To combat this menace, there is … Continue reading Exploring Alternative Means of Energy in Nigeria: Lessons from Canada by Adewale Ajayi