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Nov 29, 2016

Duty of service providers to reveal customer information

The right of individuals to protect their data is very sacred and fundamental. Section 37 of the 1999 Nigerian Constitution provides that; "the privacy of citizens, their homes, correspondence, telephone conversations and telegraphic communications is hereby guaranteed and protected".

Congratulations to all the New Wigs on their Call to Bar

Nov 25, 2016

Life of a Lagos Lawyer (Episode 4) - Big Law to Solo

It’s been 7 weeks since I dropped my resignation letter out of frustration. I walked out of Oga’s office with so much confidence, one would have thought, I just got appointed the personal house boy to the PA of the Governor’s special adviser a special adviser to the President. Oga had given me a query for leaving the office at 8.30pm to attend to some personal matters even though my letter of employment said 6pm. I am sure the contents of my resignation letter must have passed my message across very well, I used the most polite of languages and gently eased the cup of employment from my head. It said –

The Enforceability of Non-Compete Clauses/Agreements under Nigerian Labour Law

Entrepreneurs often dread losing key staff. The difficulty involved in having to recruit and successfully integrate new faces into an existing order makes the endeavour an unsavoury undertaking to many. However, if losing a key staff is worrisome enough, the realization that a disgruntled one may walk out the door with more than his termination letter and severance paycheck, is a much graver cause for concern.

Nov 23, 2016

Compliance Under The Corporate Immigration Regime in Nigeria

Under the Nigerian corporate immigration regime, foreign nationals may undertake any type of business and own 100 percent equity and undertake any type of business in Nigeria except those in the negative list, that is, production of arms, narcotics and related substances which are prohibited to Nigerians and Foreign Investors alike.[1]

Nov 8, 2016

Infograph on child pronography laws in Nigeria

Nov 7, 2016

Hierarchy Of Courts In Nigeria- Adenike Adetifa

 “A party is entitled as of right to the consideration of his case before the court”.

Nov 4, 2016

Life of a Lagos Lawyer - Milady (Episode 3)

It all started on the day of my Call. My father was so proud that his little angel was becoming a Barrister; He had put up my Pre-Call photo as his display picture on Facebook with the tagline “Beware, my daughter is a lawyer” and invited everyone to my call-to-bar celebration party. 

The Communication Service Tax Bill: A Desperate Cry For Help – Emmanuel Ohiri

1.     Introduction

On 31st August 2016, the National Bureau of Statistics of Nigeria (Bureau) confirmed what was already in the minds of all Nigerians and the world- Nigeria was in recession. From the Bureau’s Q2 report, Nigeria’s GDP declined to -2.06% (year-on-year) in real terms. Rather than focus on alleviating the effect of the recession, the National Assembly is contemplating levying taxes on communication and internet services in Nigeria. 

Nov 3, 2016

Infograph - Why you need a Company Secretary

Compensation for death in the workplace

A fatal accident at work is defined as an accident which leads to the death of a victim. Death is usually a tragic event, especially when it occurs in the workplace. According to the International Labour Organisation, ILO, statistics indicate that “one worker dies every 15 seconds worldwide, 6000 workers die every day and more than two million workers die annually as a result of work related accidents and diseases.

Nov 2, 2016

Infograph on Employee Compensation Rights