The Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act (Amendment) Bill, 2016 is a bill currently before the Senate. The bill is sponsored by Senator Peter Nwabuoshi from Delta North. The Bill, which has just 4 sections, was introduced to the Senate on Tuesday the 12th of April 2016 and it scaled the first reading; barely…

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SCAD Brief Writing Competition

SCAD Brief Writing Competition: Win an Internship with SimmonsCooper Partners

Are you an aspiring Lawyer or do you know someone who is, then you need to take advantage of the SCAD Brief Writing Competition which commences on the 1st of May – 31st of May, 2016. SCAD is a Community Service Advocacy Initiative of SimmonsCooper Partners. So here is what happens basically;  you write a…

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The Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act, 2015

BRIEF INTRODUCTION The Violence Against persons (prohibition) Act (VAPP) was passed into law in May, 2015. The Act was a result of agitations for protection of persons against the different forms of violence. Violence, both at the home front and the larger society, is fast becoming a trend in the recent day Nigeria. Daily, we…

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Gender Parity and Prohibition of Violence against Women Bill

On the 15th day of March, 2016, members of the Nigerian Senate at its plenary session, voted against and consequently, dumped the “Gender Parity and Prohibition of Violence against Women Bill” (which was culled out of the Gender and equal Opportunities Bill) because it failed to pass its second reading. According to its long title,…

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Standards Organisation of Nigeria Act, 2015

INTRODUCTION It is no news that fake products have dominated our market space and even those that are allegedly ‘original’ are paraded for sale even though they fall below standard. Consequently, there was, without doubt, a need to ensure quality control of manufactured and imported products in Nigeria as the high volume of substandard products…

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Innovating Justice 2016

Announcing Justice Innovations 2016 by HiiL Innovating Justice

Are you a justice entrepreneur? Are you thinking of creative ways to make legal access effective and efficient? Do you think you have the right solution that helps tackle challenges that SMEs in Africa face like harsh regulations, insecurity, high levels of taxation, corruption and bureaucratic red-tapes? HiiL Innovating Justice helps turn the most promising and disruptive ideas into effective…

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LawPavilion Celebrates International Women's Day 2016

LawPavilion Celebrates International Women’s Day from March 1 – March 8, 2016

International Women’s Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women’s Day, is celebrated on March 8 every year. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation, and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political, and social achievements. This year’s theme is: “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step…

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Collection and Remittance of Statutory Charges on Receipts to Nigeria Postal Service Under the Stamp Duties Act

INTRODUCTION The President has said it times and again that Nigeria is broke[1]. And why won’t we be broke? The price of crude oil per barrel (which is our primary source of income) keeps going down, naira keeps crashing; yet, we keep spending because we have to keep the Nigerian economy going. Well-meaning Nigerians have…

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The Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015 (ACJA)

INTRODUCTION The Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015 (ACJA) is unmistakably the hottest Law in Nigeria presently and it is without doubt due to its wide applicability and revolutionary nature. The Law comes in handy for both lawyers and non-lawyers. The Act which was signed into law in May 2015, has a 495-section law divided…

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INVESTING IN AFRICA CONFERENCE: Africa’s Oil & Gas Trends Investors and their Lawyers should Note

Africa is frequently mentioned as a key market for companies looking to expand, but there is more to the region than simply natural resources, projects and infrastructure. The African continent, with its large population and abundant mineral resources, holds great promise and economic opportunity. Its many and varied issues have not stopped investors from all…

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