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Mar 30, 2018

Police Cannot Suo Moto Declare Person Wanted

By virtue of the provisions of the law, only a court can compel the appearance of a suspect. 
Section 113 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015 states that -

“ A court may issue a summons or warrant as provided in the Act to compel the appearance before it of a suspect accused of having committed an offence in any place, whether within or outside Nigeria, triable in a state or in the FCT”.

The Act does not in anyway empower the police to declare a person wanted without a warrant for that persons arrest issued a court of competent jurisdiction. 

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Tips For Foreign Companies Investing in Nigeria

-  Foreign companies intending to carry on business in Nigeria should note the following- 

1. Foreign companies must be registered as corporate entities in Nigeria with the Corporate Affairs Commission 

2. Penalty for foreign companies who fail to comply with the directive above shall be guilty of an offence and liable to conviction to a fine and every officer or agent of the company who permits the default shall also be liable to a fine.

3. Foreign companies may apply to the President for exemption via the Secretary to the Govt of the Federation.

4. Exemptions are granted on the basis that the company was invited to Nigeria by the Federal Govt or International Organization to carry out a specific project.

5. Such exempted company shall have the status of an unregistered company. 

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Forensic Document Examination at the 2018 Career Training For Lawyers

As a lawyer, training in Forensic Document Examination will aid you in preparing expert opinions on the authenticity of documents from Wills, Agreements, Cheques, Signatures and many more. 

Learn Nigerian Laws | Order Now

Learn Nigerian laws and stay informed of your legal rights by getting your copy of “Legal Rights & Obligations Under Nigerian Law” 

The book covers over 80 Nigerian laws and is written in plain language so non-lawyers can understand. 

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Senator Ashafa Commends Fec On N20 Billion Approval For Ikorodu-Sagamu Road Rehablitation

The Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District and the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Land Transport, Senator Gbenga Ashafa has commended His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari and the Honourable Minister for Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola SAN, for approving the sum of N20 Billion Naira for the rehabilitation of the Ikorodu –Sagamu express way.  

Vice President Osinbajo Commends Ashafa’s Consistency

Says Ashafa contributed immensely towards success of Lekki Deep Sea Port project.

The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo SAN, on Thursday 29th March, 2018 commended the Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District, Senator Gbenga B. Ashafa for his consistency in attracting developmental initiatives to the district. This the Vice President noted has been the manner of approach of the Distinguished Senator even since his days as the Executive Secretary of the Lands Bureau of Lagos State.

Mar 27, 2018


The Lagos State Government would surely have gaped its mouth at the reactions of its ever praise-giving residents; did the Ambode’s administration get this one wrong? The answer would be a partial “Yes” and at the same time an anemic “no”. No doubt, it would be agreed that the promulgation of the Land Use Charge (hereinafter, “LUC”) Law of 2018 did not come as a surprise, indeed, the former LUC Law of 2001 was in dire need of repeal.  

Paul Usoro doing one of the things he loves best; mentoring

Paul Usoro SAN @paulusoro Speaks on Career Opportunities/Prospects in the Legal Profession 

The Learned Silk, Paul Usoro, SAN, is currently in Abuja addressing young lawyers at a Seminar, speaking on the topic "Young Lawyers: Career Opportunities and Prospects in the Legal Profession". The event which is holding at the Radio House Auditorium Abuja, is in collaboration with the NYSC Legal Aid Group in Abuja. 

Mar 24, 2018

Career Training for Lawyers

Lawyers play a very vital role in the Nigerian Creative Industry and Business World. This training aims to increase and develop the competence of lawyers by providing adequate knowledge to further understand the needs of clients in the entertainment, sports, creative and financial business industries.

Representing a Guilty Man | Oliver Omoredia

Lawyers are liars!" This represents the view of the larger population of society about lawyers. A view drawn from the conclusion that a lawyer’s duty is to misrepresent facts to suit his client for whom he intends to win at all costs. The position of a defence counsel in criminal proceeding is even the more precarious and is sometimes even seen as condemnable. Many wonder why an Accused person caught in the act of committing a crime should spend years on trial with the aim of "proving" that he committed the crime he was caught committing. Clearly, to these people, it takes a man without conscience or a sense of morality to be a lawyer to a “guilty man”. Despite these widely held views, a close inspection of a lawyer’s duty and calling vis-à-vis the rules regulating his professional conduct, makes it apparent that such views are misplaced and very far from serving the true object of justice.

Why Nigeria must stay below the 1.5C limit | Caleb Adebayo

It is undisputed that Nigeria is the largest economy in sub-Saharan Africa. Regarded for its oil producing clout, the country is blessed with human, capital as well as natural resources. However, Nigeria, like most emerging economies, has suffered the deleterious effect of climate change. The need for Nigeria to keep to its nationally determined contributions and attain the almost idyll temperature levels of 1.5C cannot be overemphasized.

Mar 22, 2018

NBA 2018 Elections: Paul Usoro, Cometh the Hour, Cometh the Man - By Peter Akinusi

Waltz as far back as you like in history and you will find humanity, always craving proper representation. People, in various numbered groups, have always sought the right figures to lead and champion their causes at every level of human endeavor.

Mar 15, 2018

What is locus classicus? | Tobi Olatunbi

Locus classicus is the legal right or stand a person has to prosecute or be a witness in a matter.

Cases that supports these are: Rondel v Worsley(House of Lords)
Lord Reid, Lord  Morris of borth -Y- Gest.

Lord Pearce
Lord Upjohn
Lord Pearson. Nov. 22,1967.

Why You Must Obtain Governor’s Consent After Real Estate Transactions In Nigeria | Hightower Solicitor

In Nigeria’s real estate vocabulary, a TITLE in property describes ownership, or the degree of control exerted on a piece of property – house/land. Also, Title may refer to a legal document, such as a deed, that serves as evidence of ownership.

Senate Finally Passes National Transport Commission Bill

The Senate on Thursday 15th of March, 2018 passed the National Transport Commission Bill. After a clause by clause consideration of the Bill, the bill was finally read the third time and passed.

The National Transport Commission was sponsored for the first time in 2008 but could not be passed till the end of the assembly due to the complex nature of the bill.

Mar 13, 2018

Signing of Court Processes By A Law Firm: A Review Of The Recent Case Of Heritage Bank v. Bentworth |Oliver Omoredia

Some legal practitioners have opined that the decision Supreme Court in SC/175/2005-Heritage Bank Ltd v. Bentworth Finance (Nigeria) Limited delivered on the 23rd of February 2018 is clear deviation and implicit overruling of its earlier position on the implication of a court process signed by a law firm. Most of the commentators have argued that the position of the law as established through a long line of cases interpreting section 2 and Section 24 of the Legal Practitioners Act, is that a court process signed other than by a legal practitioner whose name appears on the Roll of legal practitioners registered with the Supreme Court, is a nullity.

Mar 12, 2018



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Mar 10, 2018

Corporate Administration/ Governance a must for the NBA Leadership" - Paul Usoro

The pro-active SAN was present in Uyo last night, the 9th of March, despite attending to a court case in Lokoja earlier on in the day. 
He was in Uyo for the LOAN AKS dinner (Law Officers Association of Nigeria, Akwa Ibom State division) where he delivered a speech to Lawyers present.  The event held at the Civil Service Auditorium, Idongesit Nkanga Secretariat, Uyo.

Paul Usoro also presented an award of excellence on behalf of LOAN to the Hon. Attorney General/ Commissioner for Justice of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Uwemedimo Nwoko.

Whilst delivering his speech, he shared a few ideas for the future of the NBA amongst which he stated that the "NBA has to be run by someone who understands corporate administration or governance" 

It was a good gathering.

Mar 9, 2018

Here is a Silk who shows Leadership and is always available to Mentor #PaulUsoroConnect

The learned Silk was present at the Federal High court, Lokoja, today, the 9th of March where he handled a high profile matter.

After the proceedings, Paul Usoro SAN gave the opportunity to Lawyers ( Young & Old) to discuss and gain knowledge on some of the key points of the case. The mentorship programme has been a ritual for Paul Usoro SAN throughout his practice.

Mar 8, 2018

More Opportunites For Lawyers in the Paul Usoro Challenge

To ensure robust participation by Lawyers across the country, organizers of the Pro bono reward initiative, Paul Usoro & Co have extended the deadline of submission of entries till 9th of April.

The second edition of the project which opened for participation since the 9th of February has now been extended till the 9th of April, 2018.

Mar 7, 2018

Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) gets Legislative Autonomy

The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) is the Nigerian arm of the global financial intelligence Units (FIUs) domiciled within the EFCC. The NFIU seeks to comply with international standards on combating Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism and proliferation. The establishment of the NFIU is based on the requirements of Recommendation 29 of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF[1]) Standards and Article 14 of United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC).

Mar 6, 2018

Nigeria's Young Lawyers Offered Lifeline For A Better Deal

The air of disillusionment and dissatisfaction common among young Nigerian lawyers grappling with how they can navigate their career and make a mark in the highly competitive Nigerian legal industry has now come under the focus of Grey Consulting, a Lagos-based firm.

Senate Summons Minister Of State For Transportation (Aviation) As Ashafa Clamours For Safety In The Aviation Sector.

The Senate today, Tuesday, 6th of March 2018 summoned the Minister of State for Transportation (Aviation) Sen. Hadi Sirika, to appear before the Senate to give a full briefing on the steps being taken to minimize human errors and avoid preventable air crashes in the Aviation Industry. 

Continuing Legal Education: The Duty Of The Nba Or The Nigerian Law School? | Eseoghene Palmer

One established tradition in our legal system is that lawyers who wish to carry on practice as legal practitioners shall participate in and satisfy the requirements of ‘Continuing Professional Development’, this rule has been deep-rooted through practice in conjunction with the backing of law. Our above stated obligation as lawyers in this vein, ushers in, however, a bit of conundrum to many. Why so?

Career Training for Lawyers: Becoming a Sports Lawyer | Register now

Sports law is an intricate weave of the traditional practice areas of contract and intellectual property etc 

Mar 5, 2018

Event - 2018 Career Training for Lawyers

The Lawlexis 2018 Career Training for Lawyers is one it’s kind as it combines unique courses and excellent tutoring channeled to provide appropriate legal skills mandatory for every lawyer via-a-vis the innovation and competence required in today’s global business and legal world.

Mar 4, 2018

Babalola's Law Dictionary Quiz Competition For Young Lawyers


Mar 2, 2018

An Overview of Executive Order N0. 5 preventing foreigners from obtaining jobs Nigerians can do

An Executive Order (EO) is a rule or an official statement issued by the President to an executive branch of the government about how the federal agencies are to use their resources. Executive Orders have the force of law.

Incase you missed it: 5 Takeouts from #NBANECIlorin

The city of Ilorin played host to the prestigious NBA NEC meeting.  In attendance were the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, AB Mahmoud, Paul Usoro SAN, the Executive Governor of Kwara State, Abdulfatah Ahmed and a host of others.

Mar 1, 2018

Lagos East Leaders Endorse Ambode For 2nd Term


At the General Assembly of the Lagos East Senatorial District chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), which took place on Thursday 1st of March, 2017, in Epe, the leaders of the party and members within the district unanimously endorsed the candidacy of the executive Governor of Lagos State, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, to run for a second term in office on the platform of the party.