INTRODUCTION Whilst we all know about the 4th alteration to the Nigerian 1999 Constitution; I doubt if we all know that there are about five (5) different versions of 4th alterations (Yes, that many!). However, in our usual way of going the extra mile to make sure all resources needed to make your legal research…

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Public Procurement (Amendment) Bill, 2016

INTRODUCTION The Senate on Thursday 16TH of June, 2016 passed the Public Procurement Act 20‎07 (amendment) bill 2016 into law. The bill which is explained by its long title to be a bill for an Act to amend the Public Procurement Act to provide for and adopt Local Content Policy and timely completion of procurement…

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Lagos State Property Protection Law

Lagos State Property Protection Law, 2016

INTRODUCTION Anybody that has had dealing(s) in the real estate sector in Nigeria, particularly in the urban areas like Lagos and its environs will know the numerous ‘dirts’ and ‘risks’ associated with land acquisition and development. Prominent among the hazards that bewitch the process of land acquisition and ownership in Nigeria is the menace of…

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Sexual Harassment in Tertiary Educational Institutions Prohibition Bill, 2016

INTRODUCTION The bill titled sexual harassment in tertiary educational institutions prohibition bill, 2016 is sponsored. The long title of the bill introduced it as a bill for an act to make provision for the prohibition of sexual harassment of students by educators in tertiary educational institutions and for matters connected therewith, 2016. The overall objective…

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The Preaching Bill 2016

The Religious Preaching Bill 2016

The religious preaching bill is an executive bill proposed by Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state. The bill is for a law to substitute the Kaduna state religious preaching law, 1984. The Kaduna state religious preaching law, 1984 was an edict promulgated under the military regime in 1984 to stop the scourge of violence stemming…

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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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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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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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