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Dec 13, 2018

Examination Of The Regulatory And Legal Framework Of Data Privacy In Nigeria | Judy-Vallery Imasuen


TECHNOLOGY STARTUPS AND DATA PROTECTION: AN EXAMINATION OF THE REGULATORY AND LEGAL FRAMEWORK OF DATA PRIVACY IN NIGERIA

Should Paul Usoro Resign in Account of Unproven Allegations? | D.M. Eyyazo Esq. ACIArb (UK)


Posted on LAWYERS IN NIGERIA (Facebook) on On 13/12/2018

I never supported the candidature of Paul Usoro, I was an unrepentant fan of the renowned, amiable and proficient Teacher; Prof. Ernest Ojukwu. That, however can not blind my sense of reasoning or lure me into dancing around the truth in the recent fiasco between the NBA president (Usoro) and the EFCC. 

Dec 12, 2018

ANTI-GRAFT: Analyzing The Grey Areas Of The Case Against Paul Usoro, SAN


Controversies and speculations have continued to trail the graft allegation charge against the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Paul Usoro, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), making it arguably one of the most sensational news of the day. 

In Lagos, Young lawyers get a head-start at Create-Your-Future-Workshop


For most young wigs, getting their legal career up to a good start after their post bar experience is a major bend that defines their trajectory. To help them navigate that crossroad, GreySage Consulting teamed up with dynamic attorney and digital media influencer, Akinyemi Ayinoluwa, for an exclusive mentoring workshop recently in Lagos.

IP ABC—Principles, Discoveries, and Plant Variety: Patentable or not patentable? | Infusion Lawyers



Question of the Week  

I am Anwuli Okafor, a Biotechnologist and Lead Researcher at Science & Wonders, a R & D center in Degema Local Government Area, Rivers State. We conduct research on genetic variation, medicine, and plant science.


For over 3 years, my team and I have been involved in intensive research on a special biological process for producing a plant we call Harmarain, a special plant that adapts to both harmattan season and rainy season to boost food production. We believe that Harmarain is a new invention and would like to patent it. For this purpose, we consulted a patent agent. The patent agent requested we share details of our Harmarain invention, including the drawing. Our questions are: (1) In the process of our research, we developed new principles and made new discoveries of plant biological processes we also wish to patent in our name. Can we? (2) How do we share the details of our invention, including drawings, without the risk of losing our invention to a third party?

A Proper Application Of Professional Legal Ethics In The Paul Usoro Controversy | Sylvester Udomezue




Instead of blaming prosecuting counsel for grossly violating their duties to  -

·        be fair and just;



·        be prosecutors and not persecutors;



·        avoid trial publicity. Instead of placing the blame on prosecuting counsel, some of our colleagues prefer to turn the blame upside-down by erroneously blaming Mr. Paul Usoro for standing his ground in Defence of Rule of Law, Due Process and Constitutionalism in Nigeria and by refusing to be subjected to punishment before conviction and to trial on social media instead of trial inside court of law. With due respect, some of our colleagues are not being fair to Paul Usoro. I respectfully do not care if Paul Usoro gets thrown into jail upon being (ie., IF he is) justly found guilty of any offence. I do not care about that, because the wages of crime is punishment according to law.

Dec 11, 2018

Photo of the Presidential Advisory Committee for Elimination of Drug Abuse


Photo of the Presidential Advisory Committee for Elimination of Drug Abuse inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari. 

Dec 10, 2018

Universal Day Of Human Rights


We support the Rule Of Law and the protection of human rights #law #legal #humanrights #humanrightsday #law #blawg #legalnaija

No Good Reason For Paul Usoro To Resign | Sylvester Udomezue


I am sorry, my respected Teacher, Prof, Learned Silk and personal OGA, with due respect, Sir, I  have not seen good reasons/support for the call for Paul Usoro to step aside or resign. My position is clear. Charge against Usoro is not charge against the NBA. And it is not NBA that would decide whether or not EFCC has powers to file charges against Mr Usoro. So, NBA should act wisely. 

Chief Wole Olanipekun SAN, Lead Counsel For Paul Usoro SAN


The case of @officialEFCC vs. @PaulUsoroSAN is currently ongoing at the Federal High Court in Lagos. 

Legalnaija Business Monday - Electronic Transactions Bill




The e-Commerce market in Nigeria is worth around $13 billion; according to a report by London based Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) predicted that the e-commerce sector is expected to contribute about 10 per cent, of a projected N10trillion, to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 2018

Dec 9, 2018

EFCC v. Paul Usoro SAN: The Real Issue in Dispute | Olajide Abiodun Esq.


I have followed the events leading and subsequent to the “reported” Charge filed against Mr Paul Usoro SAN, the NBA President, I must confess that these are interesting times to be alive as a lawyer. For one, as I write, no Court process has been served on Mr Usoro SAN to the best of my knowledge. The Charge is still surrounded in mystery.