Sanni tasks Lagos on multiple taxation

Professor of tax and fiscal matters, Abiola Sanni has called on Lagos state government to urgently eradicate the issue of multiple taxation by sending bills to the house of assembly for passage into law. Full story

Source: http://guardian.ng/features/sanni-tasks-lagos-on-multiple-taxation/

Posted by Hussaini Ali Dec. 5, 2017

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FOI Act is applicable to Lagos state government, says court

A Lagos High Court, Ikeja, has ruled that the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, 2011 is applicable to the Government of Lagos State and does not require “domestication” by the State to have effect. Full story

Source: http://guardian.ng/features/foi-act-is-applicable-to-lagos-state-government-says-court/

Posted by Hussaini Ali Dec. 5, 2017

Stakeholders urge modern arbitration law in Nigeria

Stakeholders have harped on the need to enact modern arbitration law in Nigeria so as to make the country an arbitration hub for the numerous African cases that are heard outside the continent. Full story

Source: http://guardian.ng/features/stakeholders-urge-modern-arbitration-law-in-nigeria/

Posted by Hussaini Ali Dec. 5, 2017

NGO regulation bill and tragedy of the National Assembly

Nigeria’s House of Representative is currently pushing a bill to regulate Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). The bill was introduced on June 2, 2016 by Umar Buba Jubril, a lawmaker from Kogi State, elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Full story

Source: http://guardian.ng/features/ngo-regulation-bill-and-tragedy-of-the-national-assembly/

Posted by Hussaini Ali Dec. 5, 2017

The Adoption Series with Abimbola Adeluwoye: The Legal Background of Adoption in Nigeria

Under the Nigerian Constitution, adoption and other matters relating to the rights and welfare of the child, are under the legislative competence of each state. As we noted earlier, there is no national legislation governing adoption in Nigeria, which is also why adoption processes differs in some respects from state to state. Full story

Source: https://www.bellanaija.com/2017/12/adoption-series-abimbola-adeluwoye-legal-background-adoption-nigeria/

Posted by Hussaini Ali Dec. 5, 2017

Defend rule of law, Udom urges lawyers

Governor  Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom State has urged lawyers to rise and defend the rule of law in the country. Full story

Source: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/11/defend-rule-law-udom-urges-lawyers/

Posted by Hussaini Ali November 29, 2017

Celebrating Barrister James chukwunenye Ezike, a legal colossus at 70

With so many high profile cases to his name , many of which had become a reference point in Nigeria’s Judicial system, it is unthinkable that he was not conferred with the titled of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN). Full story

Source: https://guardian.ng/features/celebrating-barrister-james-chukwunenye-ezike-a-legal-colossus-at-70/

Posted by Hussaini Ali November 29, 2017