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Jun 29, 2017

Lawyer Profile - Alex A. Izinyon, LL.B (Hons), LL.M, PhD, SAN


Dr. ALEX A. IZINYON, SAN is the principal partner and the head of chambers of Alex A. Izinyon SAN and Company, established on August 5, 1987. He has vast experience, which covers all aspect of law ranging from simple contractual documentation to the most intricate and complex legal matters. His vast knowledge and skill has led to his engagement as legal adviser to several organizations, parastatals, banks, commercial institutions, and various State Governments in the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Jun 28, 2017

Overview Of Wills And The Necesssary Requirements Under Nigerian Law | Motunrayo Olaleye


INTRODUCTION
The aim of this Article is to give a basic, brief and easy to read explanation of the fundamental requirements that are must know for every person with respect to Wills. This Article also intends to correct the notion that Wills are unnecessary or trivial and gives a clear suggestion on the significance of writing and keeping a Will.

Jun 23, 2017

Lawyer Sues Govt on Section 24, Cybercrimes Act 2015

 
Barr. Solomon Okedara 
Cybercrime Act 2015: Solomon Okedara V. Attorney General Of The Federation: FHC/L/CS/937/17

The last two years have been marked with cases of arrests, detentions and prosecutions of Nigerians in connection with speeches and expressions made on social media platforms ranging from Facebook posts to Tweets and to blogs. Some of the persons arrested, detained or being prosecuted have only acted within the purview of exercise of their Freedom of Expression as guaranteed in the 1999 Constitution (as amended).

Jun 21, 2017

Reflating The Economy Through MSME Support - NASME Business Luncheon on 13/7/2017


The Nigerian Association of Small & Medium Enterprises (NASME) charged with the co-ordination, promotion and development of the MSME sector of the Nigerian economy hereby invites the general public to its Business Round Table tagged “REFLATING THE ECONOMY THROUGH MSME SUPPORT”. 

Jun 20, 2017

Rights Of Igbo To Self Determination And A Call For The Restructuring Of The Current Nigerian Political System


 Abstract
The recent heightened clamour for self-determination in various quarters of southeastern Nigeria – a geographical location largely made up of the Igbo people, has awakened the keen interest of many people around the world. Various secessionist leaders calling for the recognition of the sovereign state of Biafra have been incarcerated by the Nigerian Federal Government on many occasions while a few others are standing criminal trial for offences like sedition, treason and other treasonable felonies. It is therefore imperative for one to look into this agitation for self-determination and decipher if indeed such right exist in favour of the secessionists, whether this right is recognized by international law and if there are conditions precedent to the enjoyment of this right. This paper focuses on the international law framework guaranteeing the right to self-determination vis-a-vis the Igbo nation of Biafra; and also proffers probable solutions/recommendations for continued co-existence.

Jun 17, 2017

5 takeaways from our poll on whether Evans the kidnapper should be released on compassionate grounds


The news of the successful arrest of kidnap kingpin, Evans Onwuamadik, in Magodo, on the 10th of June, 2017, has trailed several news outlets and social media in Nigeria for the past week. Evans had led his gang of kidnappers on several successful operations which had earned him millions of naira in cash and properties including several houses scattered all over the country. While also leaving behind the emotional torture and pain inflicted  on his victims and their families. 

Jun 15, 2017

A Brief Analysis Of Constructive Dismissal | Busayo Adedeji



Simply put constructive dismissal is the changing of an employee's job or working conditions with the aim of forcing their resignation. It is resignation because of the employer creating a hostile work environment. Since the resignation was not truly voluntary, it is in fact, a termination. An example of constructive dismissal might be a situation where an employer forces a senior officer to take instructions from his juniors (where the senior officer is clearly more experienced and competent) or any such other related actions in an attempt to frustrate the employee to the point of resignation.

Legal protection from workplace sexual harassment | Michael Dugeri


There is legal protection from workplace sexual harassment. Workplace sexual harassment is commonly defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favours, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:

The Right of the Employer to Reject a Resignation | Michael Dugeri


An employer has no right to reject the resignation of its employee, for whatever reason. The law is that a notice of resignation of an appointment becomes effective and valid the moment it is received by the person or authority to whom it is addressed. This is because there is absolute power to resign and no discretion to refuse to accept; and it is not necessary for the person to whom the notice of resignation is addressed to reply that the resignation is accepted.

Jun 9, 2017

ORDER BOOK - Legal Rights and Obligations Under Nigerian Law


This Book is designed to educate its reader on various provisions of Nigerian laws and how each person may protect and enforce their legal rights and obligations. It is a collection of rich legal topics on recondite varied areas of law such as; Business Law, Government and Administrative Law,  Courts and Justice System, Criminal Law, Corruption and Fraud, Electoral Law, Family Law, Law Enforcement Laws, Armed Forces Law,  and Property Law. The book is one of a kind and will in no small way close the gap of legal literacy in Nigeria and equip the citizenry with legal information and education.

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Price is N5000 (Five Thousand Naira). 

Please note that there is a One Thousand Naira charge for delivery anywhere within Lagos. 

Jun 8, 2017

Consumer Rights Protection And The Nigerian State | Ahmed Adetola-Kazeem


Being the text of a paper delivered by Ahmed Adetola-Kazeem, MCIArb (UK) at alecture organized by the Nigeria Association of Muslim Law Students (NAMLAS) Olabisi Onabanjo University chapter in honour of Hon. Justice M. O Abimbola, Chief Judge of Oyo State.

INTRODUCTION
The recent Judgment of Hon. Justice Adedayo Oyebanji in suit no. LD/13/2008- Adebo Holdings Ltd &Anor v. Nigerian Bottling CompanyPlc&Anorhas brought to the fore Nigeria’s lackadaisical attitude towards the protection of consumers just as it is in other facet of its national life.

Jun 7, 2017

Northern Groups October 1 Deadline to Igbos; A Constitutional Breach | Adedunmade Onibokun



According to news reports, on Tuesday, the 6th of June, 2017, 16, Northern groups including the Arewa Citizens Action for Change, Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, Arewa Youth Development Foundation, Arewa Students Forum and Northern Emancipation Network on the Igbo Persistence for Secession, among others directed all Igbos residing in their States to vacate the northern region before the 1st of October, 2017.

Jun 6, 2017

How to register a patent in Nigeria | Adedunmade Onibokun


A Patent is an official right to be the only person to make, use or sell a product or an invention. The essence of a patent is to protect inventors by ensuring they get due recognition and compensation for their efforts in inventing. A patent usually covers new and ground breaking inventions which could be in any industry and not necessarily in the sciences alone.

Jun 5, 2017

Life of a Lagos Lawyer - Peacock (Episode 10)


Have you ever seen a peacock spread its feathers? Completely fanned out, it’s a lovely spectacle, with the over 200 feathers forming a complete semi-circle around the beautiful bird. That exactly is what this Oga, The – law, is doing in open court. Not only has he filled our ears with big words, he has also been addressing the court with all the pompousity he could muster. One would have been wondering why counsel was making all that effort, had the person not noticed the group of law students sitting in the gallery who were in court for their mandatory court attachment programme.

Competition Law: An Analysis Of The Federal Competition And Consumer Protection Bill 2015 | Yori Ehimony Junior


In Market economies, there is inherent danger that market players may distort or even eliminate competition in order to maximize profits, or in order to acquire and abuse their market power. This has demanded legislative and policy intervention and for many countries, such intervention has taken the form of competition law and policy. In its simplest form, competition law and policy aims at playing the role of an umpire in what may conveniently be regarded as a market jungle, where financial might is right and profits can be made by unscrupulous manufacturers, often at the consumers chagrin.