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

The Right to Freedom of Expression in Nigeria: The fiasco in need of reform

  AUTHORS: OTITOOLA OLUFOLAJIMI & OLAOGUN JOSEPH  LL.B  Student, Faculty of Law, University of Lagos LL.B  Student, Faculty of Law, University of Lagos   INTRODUCTION The right to freedom of expression simply is the ability to speak or express one’s self freely without censorship or sanction. In the words of Adekeye JCA,in IGP v ANPP … Continue reading The Right to Freedom of Expression in Nigeria: The fiasco in need of reform

The Future of Petroleum in Nigeria: Why the FUPRE Bill, signed into law, is a failed venture

AUTHOR: AKOREDE SAMUEL OMOTAYO   INTRODUCTION President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, 17th October 2017, signed into law the Bill establishingthe Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Delta State. The political rhetoric used to justify this development is that it signifies the administration’s commitment to continue to support the socio-economic development of the Niger-Delta region.It will … Continue reading The Future of Petroleum in Nigeria: Why the FUPRE Bill, signed into law, is a failed venture

CALL FOR PAPERS: VOLUME 2, EDITION 1

The University of Lagos Law Review (Unilag Law Review) is now calling for papers for its Volume 2, Edition 1 to be published in early 2018. The Unilag Law Review accepts entries from all stakeholders in the legal profession (law teachers, lawyers and students alike), within and outside Nigeria. Entries are to comply with the … Continue reading CALL FOR PAPERS: VOLUME 2, EDITION 1

The Women of Nigeria: Problems, Panacea and Prospects – Olabode Akindele

Historically, the role and status of women in Nigeria have continuously evolved. In the pre-colonial period, women played quite paramount roles in the trade, social, political arena, they largely contributed to the household income via engaging in many economic activities like food processing, mat-weaving, pottery-making especially in Afikpo now Abia State, weaving, fish-drying (especially in … Continue reading The Women of Nigeria: Problems, Panacea and Prospects – Olabode Akindele

The NCC and a Price Floor for Internet Access in Nigeria: Competition Law Matters Arising – Stephen Oluwaseun Oke

This essay seeks to evaluate the propriety of the relatively recent attempt by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to introduce a price floor in the market for internet access in Nigeria. It examines the NCC’s decision through the lenses of competition law by providing insight into the legal framework forming the regulatory basis on which … Continue reading The NCC and a Price Floor for Internet Access in Nigeria: Competition Law Matters Arising – Stephen Oluwaseun Oke

The Lotus Flower Bomb: A Look at Jurisdiction and the Evolution of Extraterritorial Jurisdiction – Oluwatobi Olowokure

The rapid spread of globalization in the world today is undeniable. The advent of the internet, great advances in technology and social media, have fostered interplay of the world’s cultures and greatly boosted the world’s status as a global village. Apart from these overt phenomena, there is economic policy, foreign policy and the protective principle … Continue reading The Lotus Flower Bomb: A Look at Jurisdiction and the Evolution of Extraterritorial Jurisdiction – Oluwatobi Olowokure

The Battle for Legislative Competence between the Arbitration and Conciliation Act of Nigeria 1988 and the Lagos State Arbitration Law 2009 – Gboremioluwa Ogundipe

An efficient system of dispute resolution is highly necessary for economic viability and sustainability of national economies. However, despite the rising profile of arbitration as an alternative means of commercial disputes resolution, Nigeria still continues to contend with the issues arising with respect to the proper construction of the provisions of the 1999 Constitution in … Continue reading The Battle for Legislative Competence between the Arbitration and Conciliation Act of Nigeria 1988 and the Lagos State Arbitration Law 2009 – Gboremioluwa Ogundipe