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Nov 26, 2017

Onigegewura on Paul Usoro: The Viewpoint of An Amateur Historian

The Paul Usoro that I know is not a greenhorn as far as leadership position is concerned. As an undergraduate in then University of Ife, Paul displayed exemplary leadership qualities as the President of the Law Students Society.

When there was allegation of examination leakages in the famous institution, it was Paul Usoro’s petition as the leader of law students that led to the setting up of Adegbola Commission. And of course, Paul was the first witness to testify. If you have not, please go and read the case of Akintemi v. Onwumechile (1985) 1 NWLR [Pt. 1] for the full facts of the incident. By the way, that’s the first volume of Gani Fawehinmi’s Nigeria Weekly Law Report.

Nov 23, 2017

Marvin Gaye v. Robin Thicke: How Blurred Are The Lines In This Copyright Suit?

On 6th October 2017, Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams filed an appeal at the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit against the decision of the District Court for the Central District of California (District Court) which decided that they had infringed Marvin Gaye’s copyright in the song “Blurred Lines”.

Wills And Codicils 101 | eberechi may okoh

 Lawyer: Have you written a Will?

Client: Nope, not ready to die yet.

A Will is a testamentary deposition of a person’s assets, and in some cases, liabilities. Simply put, a Will is a document a person prepares to communicate how he/she will want his/her estate distributed after death. Being ambulatory, it only takes effect after the death of the testator (maker of the Will). A Codicil on the other hand is a document supplemental to a Will in which a testator makes further provisions for his/her estate. It may be used to distribute assets to which the testator got entitled after executing his/her Will, revoke gifts given in the Will, appoint new executors to replace previously appointed executors who may be unable to act, or such other supplemental issues that may arise after the execution of the Will.

Nov 22, 2017

NEC Quarterly meeting begins with NBA President, Paul Usoro SAN and other distinguished members of the Bar

NBA President, Usoro, others kickstart the NEC Quarterly meeting

Nigeria's foremost communications law expert and astute litigator, Paul Usoro, SAN, joined other legal luminaries in a cocktail event today.

Nov 21, 2017

Why Legal Due Dilligence is important for corporate transactions/Chidiebere Odoemenam

The importance of conducting a “legal health check” on corporate organizations which are the subject of corporate transactions such as mergers, acquisitions and financing cannot be overemphasized. 

Nov 19, 2017

Living Apart As A Ground For Dissolution of Marriage | Simileoluwa Owotomo

Under the Matrimonial Causes Act, 1970, the grounds for dissolution of marriage are succinctly stated in Section 15(1), (2), (a)-(h), (3) with supplementary provisions in Section 16, MCA. For the purposes of this write up, the provisions of Section 15(2) (a)- (h) and 15(3) of the Matrimonial Causes Act will be stated as follows;

Nov 18, 2017

That we be governed by law and not by the whims of men | Adedunmade Onibokun

Our founding fathers and our powers-that-be have opted for the rule of law in preference to the rule of force and absolute totalitarianism.
 – Nnaemeka – Agu JSC;
A.G Bendel V. Aideyan(1989) 4 NWLR (Pt. 118)671[i]

Nov 17, 2017

We hit 5000 followers on Twitter

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Nov 16, 2017

Paul Usoro, VP Osinbajo, Chief F.O Fagbohungbe Joins Other SANS to Welcome New Members Into BOSAN

Vice Chairman of the Event Planning Committee of the umbrella body for SANs, Body of Senior Advocates of Nigeria (BOSAN), Paul Usoro, SAN, has challenged the newly inducted SANs to uphold the legal profession with integrity and honor.

How Young Lawyers can participate successfully in today’s Political and Economic Climate

Paper delivered at the Legal Marathon Summit, 2017
Oduduwa Hall
Obafemi Awolowo University

3rd November, 2017.

On Friday, 13th October, 2017, I was invited by Global International College, a secondary school located in Lekki, Lagos, to speak to the students at their University and Career Fair day.  As a lawyer, I was particularly to address students who desired a career in law on the profitability and fulfillment of having a legal career.

Nov 15, 2017

“Uncle, Stop Touching” “Sorry Madam, Sorry | Chika Maduakolam

For some of us not in the know, there is a hot-cake scandal of a big Hollywood exec who has been alleged to have assaulted and harassed several women in Hollywood. Following the allegations, the #MeToo movement on social media is to enable other women around the world identify if they have been victims of sexual assault and harassment. In brief, the purpose of this movement is to stand against sexual assault and harassment, saying enough is enough.

My Adventure into Communications Law – Paul Usoro SAN

Before the GSM revolution in Nigeria, communication was a huge nightmare. The age-old cable telephone system in the country was as inefficient as it was costly.  Except for those at the topmost stratum of the society, possession of a telephone line was largely a luxury.  And it almost cost a fortune to get hooked up to the national trunk.  

Nov 14, 2017

Nigerian Senator calls for State of Emergency in Educational Sector


Just a day after the President hosted the Federal Executive Council to the Presidential Summit on Education organized by the Honourable Minister of Education Alhaji Adamu Adamu, where the President decried the rot being experienced in the Nigerian Educational Sector, Distinguished Senator Gbenga Ashafa representing Lagos East Senatorial District has also joined other concerned Nigerians calling for  a State Emergency to be declared in the Education Sector.

Today In @ngrsenate Plenary


Welcome to a new Legislative Day in the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu took the official prayer and led the Senate into today's proceedings at 11:01am.

Nov 11, 2017

Behold The Next Generation Of The Nigerian Bar

Growing up, we were always told that we were the Leaders of Tomorrow. Well, fast forward to today. Welcome to the tomorrow that we looked forward to yesterday.

Nov 9, 2017

Understanding Copyright Protection In Nigeria (PART 1) | Davidson Oturu MCIArb

Copyright is a form of intellectual property. It has been defined by Black’s Law Dictionary, 9th Edition as a right granted to the author or originator of certain literary or artistic productions, whereby the creator is invested, for a limited period, with the sole and exclusive privilege of multiplying copies of the literary or artistic works and publishing or selling them.

Nov 3, 2017

Video: Adedunmade Onibokun on how young lawyers can excel in Nigeria

As part of activities at the on-going Legal Marathon Summit 2017, @lms2017_ organised by the Liberation Chambers and held at the prestigous Oduduwa Hall, of the Obafemi Awolowo University.

Adedunmade Onibokun (@adedunmade), Founder @Legalnaija, delivered a speech on "How Young Lawyers Can excel in Nigeria's Political & Economic Climate.

It was an amazing event and every young Lawyer should watch and learn.

Safeguards against Breach of the Lawyer’s Duty of Confidentiality | M. Dugeri

It is commonly understood by lawyers that they are under a duty to protect confidential information relating to their relationship with clients. The law imposes on lawyers a strict obligation to safeguard client’s confidential information.  

Nov 2, 2017

Event: Should I stay or should I go – Building a successful practice: UK or Nigeria?


The British Nigeria Law Forum and Stephenson Harwood LLP invites you to a seminar: 

“Should I stay or should I go – Building a successful practice: UK or Nigeria?”

Nov 1, 2017

AELEX Annual Lecture 2017 / Save The Date

AELEX One of Nigeria’s foremost corporate and commercial law firms, shall be holding its annual lecture on the 22nd of November, 2017.