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

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

Arbitration Proceedings under Nigerian Law: Arbitrable Disputes and the Approach of Courts to Arbitration Clauses in Agreements.

AUTHORS: SHITTU RILWAN & OLADAPO BUSAYO Bar II Candidate, Nigerian Law School, Abuja LL.B  Student, Faculty of Law, University of Lagos INTRODUCTION The meaning and nature of arbitration was laid out in Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation v. Lutin Investment Ltd & Another, 2 NWLR 2006 Pt. 965 thus; “an arbitration is the reference of a dispute or … Continue reading Arbitration Proceedings under Nigerian Law: Arbitrable Disputes and the Approach of Courts to Arbitration Clauses in Agreements.

The Cake that is cut twice and Section 19 of the Companies Income Tax Act

AUTHOR: IBRAHIM MUHAMMED Student (LL.B), Faculty of Law, University of Lagos If you were to cut a cake twice that was promised to be cut only once, you will not only have fewer portions to share but you would have reneged on your initial promise to cut it once only. This simple analogy explains the … Continue reading The Cake that is cut twice and Section 19 of the Companies Income Tax Act

The Decision in Mojekwu V. Mojekwu, [1997] 7 N.W.L.R 283: Balancing the Right to Freedom from Discrimination and the Right to culture and/or Religion

  AUTHOR: DAMILOLA OBAFEMI Student (LL.B), Faculty of Law, University of Lagos Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, sex, nationality or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status. We are all equally entitled to our human rights without discrimination. These rights are all interrelated, … Continue reading The Decision in Mojekwu V. Mojekwu, [1997] 7 N.W.L.R 283: Balancing the Right to Freedom from Discrimination and the Right to culture and/or Religion