DISCURSIVE ANALYSIS OF THE INNOVATIONS IN THE 2020 FINANCE ACT

On the 31st of December 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR assented to the then 2020 Finance Bill (now Finance Act 2020). The new Act, which has 1st January, 2021 as its commencement date introduces sweeping changes to the tax regime in the country with its over 80 amendments cutting across 14 Subsisting Laws. Significantly, the Act provides amendments…

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THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE NEW POLICE ACT, 2020

The Nigeria Police Force (Establishment) Act, 2020 (‘the new Act’) which came into force on the 17th of September 2020, repealed the Police Act of 2004. The general objective of the new Act is to provide an effective police service that is based on the principles of accountability and transparency, protection of human rights, and…

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EFFECT OF AN UNCONTESTED ISSUE THAT WAS VALIDLY RAISED IN A BRIEF OF ARGUMENT

PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY v. ADVANCED NIGERIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY (2020) LPELR-50993(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 2ND OCTOBER, 2020 PRACTICE AREA: ELECTION LEAD JUDGMENT: OBANDE FESTUS OGBUINYA, J.C.A. SUMMARY OF JUDGMENT: INTRODUCTION This appeal borders on Electoral Matters. FACTS This appeal is against the majority decision of the Bayelsa State Governorship Election Tribunal, holden at Abuja, (hereinafter addressed as “the tribunal”,…

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Silver Linings: Looking Beyond Today’s Global Pandemic

Without visa and with total disregard for political alliance, social class, colour, race and all known classifications; Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has been on a world tour. From Asia to Europe to Africa and all the continents of the world, the virus has roamed free! Only a few countries are yet to feel the impact of…

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Tips to Prepare Your Law Firm for Remote Work

Given the World Health Organisation’s announcement last Wednesday that the coronavirus has officially reached ‘pandemic’ status, it has become imperative for us as professionals to begin to consider the possibility of having to work from home in the coming days. Although it may be unusual for some of us, it is not completely alien to…

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An In-depth Analysis of The Finance Act, 2019

This is an introductory article of The Solicitor’s Review; a quarterly e-magazine for legal professionals. Your comments are highly welcome. The Finance Bill, 2019 is an Executive Bill presented alongside the Appropriation Bill, 2020 by President Muhammadu Buhari to a joint session of the National Assembly on 14th October 2019. It was passed into law…

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LATEST NIGERIAN LAWS YOU SHOULD KNOW

The National Assembly and agencies in Nigeria constantly make laws and regulations to help in the building of the country and management of the people. Below are some of the new laws from 2019 that we think you should know. Finance Bill This is another law that every Nigerian should be informed about. The law…

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2020 Outlook: 9 Hot Legal Practice Areas You Should Jump On

Being a lawyer means many things but the most paramount is that you are considered to be a learned fellow. Everybody expects you to be an expert at everything or at least know something about everything. To help you a bit, our esteemed writers’ cum legal experts and techies at LawPavilion have put together a…

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Why Judges Are Visiting The LawPavilion Stand At The Ongoing All Nigeria Judges Conference in Abuja.

It’s a simple yet mind-blowing reason. We’re showcasing our latest technological innovation using Artificial Intelligence at this year’s All Nigeria Judges Conference themed Sustaining Democracy Through Effective and Efficient Administration of Justice. The LawPavilion Court Management System with AI is a super tech tool designed to meet the needs of today’s judges. With the Court…

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