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Nov 16, 2018

Dear property investor,

Dear property investor, under the Registration of Title system, anyone who has rights in landed property, either as owner or mortgagor must register their rights with the land registry. .
This allows a purchaser to discover from a mere inspection of the register whether the vendor has the power to sell the land and whether or not there are interests on the land that may be investigated.

The property register contains detailed description and gives other information of the property that is registered while the proprietorship register contains the name, address, and description of the registered owner of the property. It also contains cautions, inhibitions and restrictions affecting the right of the proprietor to dispose the title.
When buying property it is important you do the following:

i. Inspect the property with the vendor to ensure that is what you agreed on.
ii. Insist on collecting a copy of the land certificate from the vendor. The land certificate contains the particulars by which the property will be identified at the lands registry.
iii. Employ the services of a lawyer who would investigate at the land registry whether the purchaser has the power to sell the property.

Do you have any questions? Send a DM #property #propertylawyer #law #nigerianlawyer #legalnaija #AO&Co.

Nov 15, 2018

Ways Of Promoting Collaboration Between Employers and Members of Staff | Legalnaija

In order to achieve company goals, it is paramount for employers to effectively communicate their vision to employees. Also, important is the provision of welfare to employees, for this seeks to encourage employee output and wok delivery. To achieve the above, it is important there exists  a forum that encourages collaboration between workers and employees. In this post, I will be considering 2 platforms of promoting and fostering a collaborative environment between employers and employees. Both are Trade Unions and Joint Consultative Forums.

Nov 13, 2018

False Advertisement and Vulnerable Persons in Nigeria (1) |Akpan, Emaediong Ofonime

False advertisement[ii] is any advertising or promotion that misrepresents the nature, characteristics, qualities or geographic origin of goods, services or commercial activities.  An advert that is false contains false statement of fact about the advertiser's product or another person's goods, services, or commercial activity. Such advert deceives and has the potential to deceive a substantial portion of its targeted audience. The deception in the advert is also likely to influence the purchasing decisions of its audience. False adverts contain statements that either results in or is likely to result in injury to the consumer.

Legalnaija IP Tip

Is your invention patented? 

Nov 12, 2018

Proliferation of Arms - Insecurity to Lives and Property | Paul Usoro SAN

Dear Sir/Ma,

1. Barely a week ago, precisely on Sunday, 04 November 2018, hoodlums rained bullet shots at the car of the past Chairman of Auchi Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (“NBA”), Mr. A A Atemoagbo, along Auchi-Benin Road, near Ehor, in Edo State, in an attempt to halt him.  Mr. Atemoagbo survived the attack, albeit with injuries and greatly traumatized, but not so, his wife, Joan, who was killed by the assassins’ bullets.  Mr. Atemoagbo was returning from a Convention of the Jehovah’s Witnesses that held in Benin and, in his Honda CRV car were his wife, their young child and one other passenger.  Mr. Atemoagbo’s car was indeed stopped by the hoodlums and he was kidnapped and only released days later after the payment of the specified ransom amount.

Nov 11, 2018

Legalnaija Law Tip

Dear Employer, are you satisfying your obligations to your employees? 

#employmentlaw #legalnaija #law #legal #blawg #blog #learn #nigerianlawyer #employee #employer

Nov 10, 2018

IP Protection For Artists

Dear Artist👩‍🎨 After putting so much effort into your beautiful piece of art, it is essential that you protect your masterpiece by ensuring you register for copyright protection.

Copyright law protects the creative expression of Ideas. Any creative work that has been fixed in a tangible medium of expression, such as paper, software, or film, and that can be reproduced or otherwise communicated exactly is automatically protected by copyright law. Examples include art, songs, movies and writings. The digital world is boundless and to protect a copyright, an artist may have to use digital watermarks on their creations and put up a copyright notice on the web page where your work is displayed.

Do you have any questions on how to register for a copyright? Send us a mail.

#copyright #art #intellectualproperty #paintings #photography #artist #artistsofinstagram #creatives #artwork #artlovers #artx #artxlagos2018 #nigerianlawyers #artlawyer #nigerianart #royalvisitnigeria

Nov 9, 2018

How To Catch A Judgment Debtor

When a court gives monetary judgment in favour of a creditor, an avenue to ensure the money is recovered is through the process of a garnishee proceedings. 

This is a judicial process whereby a judgment creditor can recover such debt owed to the judgment debtor. For instance, if Mr. A gets a judgment against Mr. B, Mr. A can ask the court to help collect Mr B's money from Mr C (a bank) who in turn owes Mr. B money. 

Usually Mr C in this scenario can be Mr B's bankers. If you ask any further questions on this topic, kindly send a DM or mail. 

#law #legal #corporatelaw #garnishee #commerciallaw #blog #blawg #nigerianlawyer #lagoslawyer #nigerianblawg #debt #debtrecovery

IP ABC—Does a database enjoy copyright protection in Nigeria?


My name is Yakubu Jang, an investment advisor and consultant in Nigeria. I publish a monthly investment e-newsletter The Yaks Investment. The Yaks Investment publishes up-to-date information on incentives in Nigeria available to investors. Apart from that, what our subscribers find most valuable about the newsletter is access to our comprehensive and up-to-date database of Agrotech & Fintech Businesses and Venture Capitalists in Nigeria. This database is accessible through a URL link which directs readers to the page where the database is electronically stored. In over 3 years, this database has greatly made The Yaks Investment newsletter become well known amongst both local and international private-equity investors with an eye on the Nigerian market.

Create Your Future Workshop Friday Giveaway

We are giving 5 young lawyers the opportunity to attend the CREATE YOUR FUTURE WORKSHOP organized by GreySage Consulting. 

Each young lawyer will learn -
1. How to build a Community that supports your law practice;
2. What you must do before starting a practice in Nigeria;
3. How to cultivate a Personal Brand that supports your career and;
4. How Nigerian lawyers can leverage content in a digital world.

To be one of the 5 lucky winners -

A) You must be following @Legalnaija on Facebook; Twitter & Instagram
B) You must show a commitment to attend the event; and
C) post a comment telling us why you deserve to be one of the 5 lucky young lawyers. The comments with the highest likes win 

Don't miss this opportunity to grow your legal career👌🤗👍

Nov 8, 2018

Study UK Exhibition, Lagos - December 2018

Are you considering an international education? Are you thinking of getting an MBA, undergraduate or postgraduate international degree?

Do you live in Nigeria's Southwest region? Yes?

Join us in November 2018 as the British Council in Nigeria invites you to the second edition of the Study UK Exhibition.

The details for this November/December batch of exhibitions are as follows:

1. Uyo - 27 November 2018 at Ibom Hotel and Golf Resort (formerly Le Meridien Hotel). 9.00am to 4.00pm

2. Abuja - 29 November 2018 at Sheraton Abuja Hotel, 9.00am to 6.00pm

3. Lagos - 01 December 2018 at The Zone Tech Park, Gbagada Expressway, beside UPS office, Gbagada, Lagos, 9.00am to 6.00pm

The UK is a top study destination with world-class institutions. Three of the top ten universities in the world is UK institutions. The UK is also home to many high-quality further education colleges and boarding schools. Whatever your level of study, the UK offers you a multicultural learning environment with rich traditions and beautiful cities and countrysides.

Prepare for a great future by joining representatives of UK institutions in Lagos this December. Get first-hand guidance and information about courses, fees and scholarships.

To register log on to the British Council NG

Nov 7, 2018

Advertisers Liability in Nigeria and the Eco-Contort Principle | Akpan, Emaediong Ofonime

1.0     Introduction

The first victim of advertisement suffered the lack of redress solely because the liability regime in existence was heavily laden with the caveat ‘buyer beware.’ This caveat reads thus; ‘….but the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden…….God has said you shall not eat it, neither shall you touch it …’ [ii]  This caveat may be said to have allowed the advertiser act with reckless abandon, transferring in whole, the liability of his actions on the consumer’s inability to adhere to warnings. It leaves out the question of the consumer’s ability to understand such warning and re-enforces the advertiser as king who has usurped the powers of the consumer.