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

An Appraisal of the Amended Sections of the Electoral Act, No. 6 2010 (Amendment) Bill 2017  

AUTHOR: OLABODE AKINDELE Student (LL.B), Faculty of Law, University of Lagos. 1.0    INTRODUCTION The Electoral Act 2010 was enacted by the National Assembly on July 29th 2010, and signed by President Goodluck Jonathan on 20 August 2010. Subsequently, it was amended in 2010 and 2011. The first amendment aimed at ensuring sufficient time for the … Continue reading An Appraisal of the Amended Sections of the Electoral Act, No. 6 2010 (Amendment) Bill 2017  

Harmful Traditional Practices Affecting Women in Africa: An Examination of the Legal Framework

AUTHOR: ‘SEUN BRAIMOH Student (LL.B), Faculty of Law, University of Lagos INTRODUCTION There are several human rights instruments which guarantee the rights of all human beings, locally, regionally and internationally. Despite this, Harmful Traditional Practices commonly referred to as HTPs still exist. In the words of Yakin Erturk (UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women) at … Continue reading Harmful Traditional Practices Affecting Women in Africa: An Examination of the Legal Framework

An Examination of the Legal Framework for the Promotion of Tobacco and Other Related Products in Nigeria

AUTHOR: GBOREMI OGUNDIPE Student (LL.B), Faculty of Law, University of Lagos. INTRODUCTION This essay highlights efforts by the Nigerian government at regulating the use of tobacco among its population through implementation of the National Tobacco Control Act (FRN Official Gazette.; No.70 Lagos - 10th June, 2015; Vol. 102); and is also aimed at discussing the … Continue reading An Examination of the Legal Framework for the Promotion of Tobacco and Other Related Products in Nigeria

The Legal Framework for the Issuance of Governmental Bonds in the Nigerian Capital Market: An Overview

AUTHOR: DANIEL GODSON OLIKA Student (LL.B) Faculty of Law, University of Lagos. INTRODUCTION Governmental authorities usually require major financing for capital-intensive projects and one of the many ways of achieving this is through the issuance of bonds in the Capital Market. Bonds are commonly referred to as fixed-income securities and are one of the three … Continue reading The Legal Framework for the Issuance of Governmental Bonds in the Nigerian Capital Market: An Overview