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May 31, 2019

Dear Business Owner, Beware Of Void & Voidable Contracts

Dear Business owner, pay attention to the terms of your contract to avoid void and voidable contracts. 

Where parties enter into a contract under a misconception about material facts, such a contract is void or voidable for mistake. 

Infograph: Law Lessons From The Game Of Thrones

Are you a big Game of Thrones Fan, here are 5 Legal Tips we learnt from  the Game Of Thrones

Quote via Paul Usoro SAN

Nigerian Law Mandating Treatment For Gunshot Victims

The law mandating the compulsory treatment of gunshot victims was passed by the 8th Senate and signed into law by President Buhari in 2017. 

Infrograph - Nigerian Suicide Laws

Won't you agree that we need to change our law on attempted suicide? 

The law criminalizes it and pays no attention to the mental state of the person. Rather such person would be bundled to jail for a 1 year sentence. 

The person may as well try again. 

#suicide #suicideprevention #legaleducation #legalnaija 
#nigerianlawyers #nigerianblawg

Meet The Participants At The Babalola's Law Dictionary Quiz Competition

Meet the participants contesting at the 2nd edition of the Olumide Babalola Law Dictionary Quiz Competition

Why You Need A Will / @AOCLegal

A Will is a legal document prepared by a Testator stating how his/her estate should be distributed after the person's death. 

Learn Legal Terms Via Olumide Babalola Law Dictionary

Learn legal terms via the Olumide Babalola Law Dictionary 

May 27, 2019

INTERVIEW: This year's Conference will be the best ever says Barr. Kunle Edun, NBA National Publicity Secretary

In preparation for the 2019 Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association, Legalnaija had an exclusive interview with Barrister Kunle Edun, the National Publicity Secretary of the NBA on what lawyers and delegates should expect at the Annual General Conference in August, 2019, we can tell you one thing though, there would be free WIFI at the venue. Read the interview below -

May 26, 2019

TCCP 2019 AGC Notice Update

We wish to advise intending conferees to register for the conference only with their correct personal and professional details: name and age at the bar are mandatory. The e-paymnt portal has inbuilt capacity that automatically detects wrong entries. We advise members to be very certain about their personal details when registering. 

May 25, 2019

NBAAGC UPDATE- Registration for the #NBAAGC2019 has commenced

The Technical Committee on Conference Planning ("TCCP") of the Nigerian Bar Association ("NBA") wishes to inform members of the Association and the General Public as follows:

May 23, 2019

NBA AGC 2019 Update: NBA Reduces Participation Fees Across Board

The Technical Committee on Conference Planning ("TCCP") of the Nigerian Bar Association ("NBA") wishes to inform members of the Association and the General Public as follows:

May 22, 2019

IP ABC - Question of the Week

We are TechieHealth, a mobile-health service provider in Nigeria. Recently, we contracted an app developer Kome Oruma, to build a mobile-health app for us. We agreed to pay 50% upfront and pay balance after delivery of the app. After 12 weeks, Kome Oruma completed the app. To our surprise, Kome Oruma requires that before she delivers the app to us we must sign an agreement which recognizes her as copyright owner. Since we are paying for the app, we refused this demand. In fact, we demanded that Kome Oruma should either hand over the app along with all login protocols or forgo her 50% balance and also prepare to face legal action. But Kome Oruma has not moved a bit. Is an app developer entitled to copyright in an app developed for a client?

May 21, 2019

Data Protection Bill 2019: Google, Facebook Other Internet Intermediaries Must Keep Data Within Nigeria

The Data Protection Bill (HB 01) 2019 which is before the Nigerian Senate and has been passed by the House of Representatives is set to ensure that all data belonging to residents of Nigerians would be stored in servers situated within the territory of Nigeria. This principle is known as data localisation or data residency.

Section 36 of the bill proposes that

” The Data Commissioner shall mandate Data Controllers and Data Processors of Personal Data pursuant to this Bill, to record, systematize, accumulate, store, host, amend, update and retrieve Personal Data on devices that are physically located within Nigeria’s territorial jurisdiction.

The Law In Nigeria And The Realities Of Modern Commercial Arbitration – Basit Kolapo, Saka


As the world continues to integrate, business and economic transactions have become more. This is not to say that countries and states have to loosen their grip on their sovereignty, NO, rather countries have to be ready to accommodate others if the world is really going to be one big, prosperous village. International trade naturally comes with disputes, as such laws and lawyers need to be very flexible to accommodate this reality.

May 17, 2019

NBA-AGC 2019 UPDATE; Young Lawyers To Enjoy 25% Early Bird Registration Discount At NBA Annual Conference

The Nigerian Bar Association Technical Committee for the Conference Planning of the 2019 Annual General  Conference held a meeting yesterday, the 16th of May, 2019 in Lagos. The Committee deliberated on alot of issues and received reports from the various sub committees on preparations for the Annual General Conference to be held in Lagos at the Hotel Eko & Suites and Harbour Point (easy walking distance between each other). Presentations were  made on critical issues like conference materials, socials, logistics, accommodation, speakers. The Committee took into primary consideration complaints of members regarding previous conferences and the need to satisfy the generality of members of the NBA. 

May 12, 2019

What is the penalty for attempted suicide in Nigeria

Section 327 of the Criminal Code Act states that any person who attempts to kill himself is guilty of a misdemeanour and is liable to imprisonment for one year. 

May 11, 2019

Provisions of the 2017 Compulsory Treatment And Care For Victims Of Gunshots Act

The law mandating the compulsory treatment of gunshot victims was passed by the 8th Senate and signed into law by President Buhari in 2017. Before the passing of the law, it was the norm for hospitals to refuse treatment to gunshot victims and some other hospitals may eject such a victim from its premises, despite the immediate medical attention needed to save the life of such a gunshot victim. 

May 10, 2019

Lawyers On The Couch Talk Factors To Consider When Choosing A Business Structure

In this new video, lawyers on the couch, Akinyemi  and Adedunmade consider the factors to consider when choosing a business structure.

Learn & Share 

May 9, 2019

@BNLF_UK Mental Health Awareness Event Happening Next Week

British Nigeria Law Forum Mental Health Awareness event sponsored by Doughty Street Chambers & supported by Yanga TV 14 May 2019, 6pm - 9pm
Speakers: Aswini Weereratne QC, Elizabeth Rimmer, CEO LawCare, Dr Shade Olajubu, MRCPsych, Edna do Rosário Martins, C.Psychol & Aji Ayorinde. Register to attend at
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Reminder Next Events and Activities
We would like to see you at the above event , register using the link.
The BNLF Committee are working on a number of activities, here are a few reminders.

May 8, 2019

Ashafa, Chairman Senate Committee on Land Transport On Adequate Rail Coaches


Update: Federal Government of Nigeria V Nigerian Agip Oil Company Limited

The Federal Government of Nigeria has filed Appeals against the judgments of Justice Olateruogun J of the Federal High Court, Lagos in Suit No: FHC/L/CS/320/16 – Federal Government of Nigeria V Nigerian Agip Oil Company Limited; and Suit No: FHC/L/CS/319/16 – Federal Government Of Nigeria V Brasoil Oil Services Company Nigeria.

May 7, 2019

Legal Term via Olumide Babalola Law Dictionary

Revocation of Right Of Occupancy

A right of occupancy may be revoked by the Governor for overriding public interest.

The term ‘overriding public interest’ has been clearly defined by the law as follows:

Bodily Sovereignty | Nonso Anyasi

The legal philosopher John Locke postulated in his Two Treatises on Government that every man has a property in his own Person. The individual has the right to decide what would become of himself and what he would do, and as having a right to reap the benefits of what he did.