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THE PROPOSED COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT 2018: WHAT’S NEW?

PREFACE It is no news that after 28 years, a new Companies and Allied Matters Act (hereinafter referred to as “CAMA”) has been passed by the National assembly to replace the current CAMA. As expected, a lot of the provisions of the current CAMA, having been in force since 1990, have been overtaken by events….

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2018 REGULATIONS: THE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Hello there, It’s been quite a while. You will agree with me that a lot has happened in the legal industry and the Country as a whole, since we last discussed on this platform. Although we might not be able to tell you ALL that has happened since our last publication on this platform, here,…

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PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE ORDER FOR PLANNING AND EXECUTION OF PROJECTS, PROMOTION OF NIGERIAN CONTENT IN CONTRACTS AND SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY

The Federal Government of Nigeria has recently come out with an executive order titled “Presidential executive order for planning and execution of projects, promotion of Nigerian content in contracts and science, engineering and technology” The Order’s Preamble gives background information as to the essence of the Order. The preamble reiterates Federal Government of Nigeria’s recognizes…

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MORE STRINGENT SANCTIONS EMERGES FOR UNAUTHORISED ACCESS TO ELECTRICITY, METER TAMPERING AND BY-PASS

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has read the riot Act to electricity users who access electricity without proper authorization (also known as illegal connection), tampers with or by-pass its meters. This warning is as contained in the Commission’s Order-ORDER NO: NERC/REG/41/2017 issued recently. The Order is in accordance with the Commission’s responsibility under section…

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CBN REGULATORY FRAMEWORK FOR UNSTRUCTURED SUPPLEMENTARY SERVICE DATA (USSD)

INTRODUCTION In recent times, money transfer from one bank account to the other as well as several other bank transactions has become seamless especially with the inclusive and convenient offerings of internet banking. And just when bank customers thought banking couldn’t get easier, Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) was introduced. One interesting aspect of this…

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The LawPavilion Chronicles: Unveiling our Decade of Achievements – Part One

“Are you joking? Which judge do you want to appear before that you will be citing from an electronic law report? Can you imagine doing that before Justice Lagbaja of Tamedun jurisdiction? She will chase you out of her court to go and get the established and traditional law reports that we are all used…

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PUBLIC NOTICE ON VERIFICATION/VALIDATION OF MD METERING EXERCISE

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) in line with its mandate of protecting the rights of customers has, on the 7th of June, 2017 issued a public notice on verification/validation of MD metering exercise. In the public notice, the Commission explained that this public notice is a sequel to its directive earlier issued to distribution…

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WITNESS PROTECTION PROGRAMME BILL, 2017

INTRODUCTION The Senate at its plenary session on Thursday 8th June, 2017 passed the Witness Protection Programme Bill into an Act to provide for the establishment and operation or a program to enable certain persons to receive protection in relation to certain inquiries, investigations or prosecutions. The bill, sponsored by late Sen. Isiaka Adeleke was…

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THE PLACE OF STRATEGIC THINKING FOR NIGERIAN JUDICIARY IN THE 21ST CENTURY

“OUR VISION To Set High And Attainable Standards For An Energetic And Transparent Workforce To Support And Uphold An Independent Federal Judiciary In Nigeria OUR MISSION To Liaise With Relevant Stakeholders In Ensuring That Competent Judicial Officers And Support Staff Are Engaged In The Service Of The Federal Judiciary” VISION STATEMENT “The achievement of an…

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THE MOMENTOUS WEIGHT OF A CONFESSIONAL STATEMENT

      KARIMU SUNDAY V. THE STATE (2017) LPELR-42259(SC) PRACTICE AREA: CRIMINAL LAW INTRODUCTION On how significant the confession of an accused is, Mary Ukaego Peter-Odili. JSC while delivering the leading judgment in the case at hand, upheld that an accused can be convicted basically on his confessional statement. In her words, “In this…

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