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Feb 28, 2014

19 OFFENCES AGAINST MORALITY

 Morality is the belief or recognition that certain behaviours are either “good” or “bad and our morality plays a crucial role when formulating laws and policies. Take for instance, the recent Same Sex Marriage Prohibition law or as is most popularly called the “anti-gay law” passed into law in Nigeria, the protagonist of this legislation argue that it is a reflection of our morality and represents the voice of majority of the Nigerian public on the subject. But before we go into a never ending debate on gay rights, let’s stay on course.  There are other numerous offences in Nigeria which are seen as an offence against morality and some are provided for in the Criminal & Penal Codes, this blawg will be outlining the offences against morality as stated under Chapter 21 of the Criminal Code.

1.       It is an offence to have carnal knowledge

Feb 25, 2014

DAYO ALEBIOSU: NON - DOMESTICATION OF TREATIES HURTING OUR ECONOMY

Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Treaties and Agreements, Hon.Yacoob Bush-Alebiosu, in this interview with Festus Akanbi says failure to domesticate some of the treaties, which Nigeria is signatory to, is robbing the country of vital gains from such international cooperation. Excerpts:
Why has it been difficult for Nigeria to implement some of the treaties and agreements signed with other members of the international community?

Feb 20, 2014

LAW ON REMOVAL OF NIGERIAN CBN GOVERNOR




On Thursday, 20th February, 2014, the Nigerian government announced the suspension of the Central Bank Governor, Lamido Sanusi. Not only did it come as a shock to many but it also resulted into a large debate and social commentary on the whether the President has the power to suspend the CBN Governor. The relevant provision of the law that deals with this matter is the Central Bank (Establishment) Act, 2007 which was signed into law by then President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Section 11 of the CBN Act provides for the disqualification and cessation of office of the Governor, it provides that;

Feb 16, 2014

PIC: Chief Judge of the Federation, Justice Aloma Muktar GCON (RTD)

Justice Aloma Muktar GCON











Feb 14, 2014

PIC: Nigerian Supreme Court

The Nigerian Supreme Court in Session (courtesy: www.supremecourt.gov.ng)

CRIMINAL CODE ON ABUSE OF PUBLIC OFFICE




According to the Criminal Code Act, CAP C38, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004, a "public official" means any person employed in the public service or any judicial officer who may be a member of a customary court; juvenile court; an arbitrator, umpire or referee; a person called upon to serve as an assessor in any civil or criminal proceedings; a jury; a member of a tribunal of inquiry constituted under the Tribunals of Inquiry Act; and any person before whom, under any law in force in Nigeria or any part thereof, there may be held proceedings in which evidence may be taken on oath.

The Criminal Code in Section 98 defines official corruption by public officers to mean acts where a public official invites bribes, etc., on account

PIC: Hon. Speaker Aminu Tambuwal and Hon. Dayo Alebiosu

Honourable Speaker, House of Representatives Aminu Tambuwal speaking with Hon Dayo Alebiosu during a plenary session 

Feb 13, 2014

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Feb 11, 2014

TENANCY LAW IN LAGOS STATE



In Lagos State, the law that applies to tenancy matters is the Tenancy Law of Lagos State 2011 though it doesn't apply to every part of Lagos, areas such as Apapa; Ikeja G.R.A; Ikoyi; and Victoria Island are exempted from the law. Also, residential premises operated by educational institutes for their staff and students; residential premises provided for emergency shelters and residential premises providing rehabilitative or therapeutic treatment are exempted from the Law as well.

Feb 9, 2014

LEGISLATIVE MOTION ON BILATERAL AIR SERVICE AGREEMENT (BASA) BETWEEN NIGERIA AND UK

MOTION TO INVESTIGATE BILATERAL AIR SERVICE AGREEMENT (BASA) BETWEEN NIGERIA AND THE UNITED KINGDOM AND ITS NON-DOMESTICATION BY NIGERIAN AUTHORITIES

The House:
Notes: Bilateral Air Service Agreement (BASA) is an agreement signed between two nations to allow international commercial air transport services between their territories. BASA, founded on the principle of reciprocity, is a deal that enables a country’s airlines to enjoy equal leverage, in terms of flight operations, in countries with which their home country has an air agreement.
Worried: During the signing of the agreement few years ago, both governments (Nigeria and United Kingdom) agreed to assist airlines owned by

Feb 7, 2014

INTERVIEW: HON. DAYO ALEBIOSU ON THE NATIONAL TOBACCO BILL

A new tobacco control bill sponsored by Hon Dayo Alebiosu a member of the House of Representatives, representing Kosofe Federal Constituency has scaled through second reading. In this interview with Michael Azorie, he talks about what motivated him to sponsor the bill and his life as a former smoker.

Feb 5, 2014

ARBITRATING FOREIGN INVESTMENT DISPUTES IN NIGERIA: PROSPECTS AND CHALLENGES

By;Dorothy Ufot SAN 
 
Nigeria's investment laws and policies are geared towards liberalisation, deregulation and competition. Accordingly, all sectors of the economy are open to both foreign and domestic investment. As a result of this favourable climate and the country's economic and political stability, Nigeria has become increasingly attractive to foreign investors. However, with increased investment comes increased potential for disputes. This update examines the infrastructure available in Nigeria for the arbitration of investment disputes.
Bilateral investment treaties
Nigeria has entered into bilateral investment treaties (BITs) with the following countries: