Mar 24, 2017

Eight Beatitudes for Lawyers: Lessons from Lincoln | Joseph Onele

The First Beatitude
Blessed are they who thirst after knowledge (both law-related and non-law related) like the future depends on it; for they shall have a fountain of 'flowing knowledge,' achieve mastery in no mean time and become envies of colleagues and delight of clients.

Life of a Lagos Lawyer - Treason (Episode 9)

“Are you paying attention? Good. If you are not listening carefully, you will miss things. Important things. I will not pause, I will not repeat myself, and you will not interrupt me. You think that because you're sitting where you are, and I am sitting where I am, that you are in control of what is about to happen. You're mistaken. I am in control, because I know things that you do not know. [pause] What I will need from you now is a commitment. You will listen closely, and you will not judge me until I am finished. If you cannot commit to this, then please leave the room. But if you choose to stay, remember you chose to be here. What happens from this moment forward is not my responsibility. It's yours. Pay attention.”

Court nullifies stamp duty collection circular in Nigeria in Shoprite case: review of Retail Supermarket Nig. Ltd v. Citibank Nig Ltd & CBN

Following a decision of the Federal High Court in Suit No: FHC/L/CS/1710/2013: Kasmal International Ltd v. Central Bank Nigeria, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) issued a circular dated January 15, 2016 to all Deposit Money Banks to the effect that stamp duties at the rate of N50 for every payment of N1000 and above would be applicable to all receiving accounts in the country with immediate effect.

Mar 21, 2017

Expansion Of Business Visa Activities in Nigeria | Dayo Adu

Background: This memo seeks to enlighten Partners, business visitors to
Nigeria, companies, investors and human resource experts on the new policy direction of the Nigeria Immigration Service (“NIS”) in line with the 60-day national action plan for ease of doing business in Nigeria that was approved recently by the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC).

Mar 20, 2017

Key Takeaways From The National Industrial Court Of Nigeria Civil Procedure Rules 2017

Recently, the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (Civil Procedure) Rules, 2017 “the Rules” replaced the National Industrial Court Rules 2007 and the Practice Direction 2012, which previously guided procedures in the National Industrial Court. With the new Rules, the National Industrial Court “the Court” aims to improve the administration of justice in its proceedings. In line with this objective, the Rules incorporate new provisions considered below.

Jurisdiction over Maritime Labour Claims – the Federal High Court or the National Industrial Court?

Legal jurisprudence continues to develop and there is always an ever-growing need to fine tune the process of dispensation of justice. The aim, more often than not, is to ensure that the dispensation of justice is not sacrificed in the temple of justice as a result of technicality. It is on this basis that it becomes imperative for the substratum for maritime labour claims – jurisdiction - be discussed. The debate herein lies in whether the Federal High Court has exclusive jurisdiction or if the National Industrial Court has exclusive jurisdiction. There is also the issue of what forum will best serve the objectives of the relevant party instituting the action.

Legal Opinion on Whether the Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs must wear uniform

Upon appointment as the Nigerian Customs Service Comptroller General by the President, Comptroller-General Hameed Ibrahim Ali has refused to wear the uniform of the paramilitary establishment[1] – the Nigerian Customs Service.

Mar 15, 2017

Beyond Boko Haram: Exploring the Crisis of Definition in Nigeria’s Counter-Terrorism Legislations

“Let it be told to the future world, that in the depth of winter, when nothing but hope and virtue could survive, that the city and country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth to meet and to repulse it” Thomas Paine, December 23, 1776


Profile - Hon. Justice Walter Onnoghen GCON CJN

Hon. Justice W.S. Nkanu Onnoghen was born on the 22nd December, 1950 at Okurike Town, Biase L.G.A. of Cross Rivers State.He attended the Presbyterian Primary School, Okurike Town between 1959 and 1965.
He later proceeded to Accra, Ghana to attend Odorgorno Secondary School, Adabraka, Accra, Ghana between 1967 and 1972 for his West African Examination Council (WAEC) Exams.

Infograph on Medical Negligence


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