Feb 25, 2018

Aviation Laws on right of Airlines to refuse carriage

International Air Transport Association conditions provide that an Airline may refuse to carry a passenger in the interest of public safety or if it will violate the laws of any country flown into, from or over. 

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Essence of NDAs

An NDA is an agreement that creates a confidential relationship between the parties whereby they agree to protect confidential and proprietary information or a trade secret.

Feb 23, 2018

What You Need To Know About Filing A Compliant In The National Industrial Court Of Nigeria

In recent years, the National Industrial Court has become the one-stop-shop for many labour disputes, although established in the year 1976 under Section 19(1) Trade Dispute Decree No. 7 of 1976, its status has become ever clearer since its further codification to the Constitution as a superior court of record by virtue of the provision of section 254A through the third alteration act 2010 No. 3, an amendment in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999. For many new wigs and old ones alike, commencing an action in the National Industrial Court is not a herculean task. Flowing from the laid down procedure contained in the “National Industrial Court of Nigeria (Civil Procedure) Rules 2017”, fillings at the Industrial Court should be as easy as eating cake. The following paragraphs will highlight the steps needed.

Feb 22, 2018

The Increasing Need For Utility Of Class Actions In Seeking Redress For Consumer Rights Violations In Nigeria


I have brooded over the idea of penning a piece on 'Class Actions in Nigeria' but always heckled by the choice of title that would captivate my target audience: consumers (individuals and groups alike) and their lawyers – the main players.

Fortuitously, the wave-making judgement of the Lagos High Court in Fijabi Adebo Holdings Liited & Anor. v Nigerian bottling Company & Anor.Suit No. LD/13/2008 re-invigorated me into rethinking and re-aligning the idea to stimulate the prevalent mood of Nigerians towards the returns embedded in class actions especially towards seeking recompense over widespread consumer rights infringements.

IP 103 - Trademarks v Trade Secrets v Patents– What’s the difference? (Trade Secrets)


This is the final part of the article where we will examine trade secrets. We will also distinguish trademarks, patents and trade secrets.

Definition of trade secrets

The Black’s Law Dictionary defines trade secrets as “A formula, process, device, or other business information that is kept confidential to maintain an advantage over competitors; information — including a formula, pattern, compilation, program, device, method, technique, or process”. Thus, any confidential business information which provides an enterprise a competitive edge may be considered a trade secret.

New Horizons: Utilising Ip As Security For Financing Transactions In Nigeria


This article aims to examine an uncommon form of security in these climes, an intangible but yet inestimable source of security – intellectual property (IP). According to the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO): “IP refers to creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; designs; and symbols, names and images used in commerce … IP is protected in law by, for example, patents, copyright and trademarks, which enable people to earn recognition or financial benefit from what they invent or create.”

Senator Ashafa Pledges full support for Governor Ambode

The attention of the office of the Senator Representing the good and hardworking people of Lagos East Senatorial District has this morning 22ND February, 2018 been drawn to a news item published on an online news blog known as “Society Now” and captioned “AGAIN TALKS GBENGA ASHAFA INTERESTED IN BECOMING NEXT LAGOS GOV FLOAT ABOUT TOWN”.


Kind Hearted Paul Usoro SAN makes contributions to IDPs in Maiduguri

Legal Expert, Paul Usoro who was in Maiduguri yesterday, charged Stakeholders and the general public to show their support for the Internally Displaced Persons.  

Feb 21, 2018

Leading Lawyer, Paul Usoro shows support to IDP in Maiduguri

Paul Usoro SAN, who is currently in Maiduguri for the Law week event hosted by the NBA Maiduguri Branch paid a courtesy visit to the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice of Borno State.

Opinion: Unemployable Graduates - The Case for an ‘Anti-discrimination Recruitment Directive’


Company X is a leading Engineering, Procurement and Construction Company, headquartered in Ikoyi, Lagos. The firm is recruiting for Graduate Trainees – with preference for

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