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Jan 31, 2017

Statute Barred Debt And Its Revival | Simileoluwa Owotomo

In discussing this poignant issue, one must discuss debt within the constraints of the law. A debt exists when a certain sum of money is owed from one person (the debtor) to another (the creditor). Hence 'debt' is properly opposed to unliquidated damages to liability, when used in the sense of an inchoate or contingent debt; and to certain obligations not enforceable by ordinary process. 'Debt' denotes not only the obligation of the debtor to pay, but also the right of the creditor to receive and enforce payment. SeeNIPOST v. I. E. Co. Ltd. (2006) 8 NWLR (Pt. 983) Pg.435.

Personality Profile - Hon. Justice S.M.A Belgore GCON, CJN (RTD)

SALIHU MODIBBO ALFA BELGORE was born on the 17TH of JANUARY, 1937 to Yusufu Belgore, An Alkali and Aishatu Belgore in Ilorin, Kwara State.

His early education was at Okesuna Elementary School, Ilorin between 1945 to 1948; before proceeding to Ilorin Middle School from 1949 to 1951 and ILESHA GRAMMAR SCHOOL between 1952 and 1956.  Honourable Justice Belgore's professional training began at the Inns of Court School of Law, London and The Honourable Society of The Inner Temple after which he was called to the Utter Bar at The Inner Temple in February, 1964.

Jan 30, 2017

Why Is It Important To Register Trademarks In Nigeria | HightowerLawyers

A trademark is defined in the interpretation section of the Trade Marks Act as a mark, used or proposed to be used in relation to goods (and services) for the purpose of indicating a connection in the course of trade between the goods and an individual having the right to use the mark.

The Importance Of Agents In Commercial Transactions| Hightowerlawyers

An agent is one who has express (oral or written) or implied authority to act for another (the principal) so as to bring the principal into contractual relationships with other parties. He is under the control (is obligated to) the principal, and (when acting within the scope of authority delegated by the principal) binds the principal with his acts.

Jan 26, 2017

President Buhari's 10 Day Vacation-The Change Begins With Me! | Tope Atiba

It has been quite a while since I last wrote a personal article as it relates to our dear Nation; Nigeria. Infact, since the election of President Muhammad Buhari on the Platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), I have not written a conventional article. Even though, in the intervening period, I have continued to contribute to National discourse through my social media interactions.

Overview Of The National Industrial Court Of Nigeria (Civil Procedure) Rules, 2017 | Ahmed Adetola-Kazeem

The National Industrial Court of Nigeria (Civil Procedure) Rules,  2017 (“New Rules”) which was made on the 6th day of December 2016 but came into effect on the 5th day of January 2017 is a remarkable improvement of the National Industrial Court (Civil Procedure) Rules of 2007. The New Rules revokes the National Industrial Court Rules, 2007 and Practice Direction, 2012.

Jan 19, 2017

Need For Partnership Between all Arms of Government


There is no doubt that the nation and Nigerians will benefit from a strong partnership between Arms of Government.  The immense benefits of such relationship will certainly come to bear in the lives of the people. Such partnership is evident in many States in Nigeria, most especially, Lagos State.

Why Draft A Shareholders Agreement? - Busayo Adedeji

The whole essence of a Shareholders Agreement (“SHA”) is to govern the relationship between shareholders and to serve as reference point in the running of a business, should a dispute arise.

Jan 8, 2017

BVN, Telecoms and Common Sense by Ahudiya Ukiwe

The Biometric Verification Number (BVN) was conceived by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for the purpose of curtailing fraud, identification of individuals etc. Basically, what the Social Security Number is in the USA (and its variant in other advanced climes) is what the BVN was intended to be.

Jan 6, 2017

Ivie Omoregie: Death is Certain! This is Why It Is Important to Have a Valid Will

A wise man once said “everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die”. I often find that the way many people deal with the subject of death ironic; many children find it difficult to discuss the topic with their parents, and the same sometimes applies to spouses.

A Review Of The Maritime Sector In 2016 | Osinuga Damilola

The year 2016 was indeed a very tough year for the Maritime Sector. There has not been a more tumultuous year than the year 2016 for the maritime sector, especially the container shipping sector. Even the infamous recession and depression of the year 2008 fades in comparison to the challenges faced in the maritime sector for the year 2016.

Defences to Defamation | by Simileoluwa Owotomo

According to the Black’s Law Dictionary, “Defamation” means “Holding up of a person to ridicule, scorn or contempt in a respectable and considerable part of the community; may be criminal as well as civil”. It states further that Defamation is the unprivileged publication of false statements which naturally and proximately result in injury to another.

Jan 3, 2017

Five New Year Resolutions For Nigeria | By Ayo Sogunro

January 1, 2017. Some things will not change. For example, the president will give his New Year speech. In this episode, he will likely congratulate his administration for a successful war on corruption and the big savings made from recovered loot and plugging leakages in 2016. He will congratulate Nigerians and the army for a successful war on terror: rescuing some of the Chibok Girls and capturing the Sambisa forest. With typical optimism, he will encourage Nigerians to be resilient in the face of economic recession (which—he will reassure us—will definitely, definitely end this year). In short, New Year or not, some things remain unchanged.