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

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

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?

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