For the Records: 32 New Amendments to the 1999 CFRN by the Nigerian Senate

For the Records: 32 New Amendments to the 1999 CFRN by the Nigerian Senate

Senators have cast their votes to amend sections in the fourth amendment of the 1999 Constitution and ipso facto, the lawmakers made 32 new amendments to the Nigeria’s constitution. See the full list below: 1. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, (Fourth Alteration) Bill, No. 1, 2017 (Composition of Members of the Council of […]

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THE BENEFITS OF A WELL-PREPARED BUSINESS PLAN

THE BENEFITS OF A WELL-PREPARED BUSINESS PLAN

A business plan will provide you with a clear strategy and objectives. A good business plan will give you direction and keep you and your staff focused. In writing your business plans you may make mistakes which can be corrected on paper prior to implementing your plans, which can save you money. The business plan […]

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Court Orders Nigerian Government to Publish Names of Looters

Court Orders Nigerian Government to Publish Names of Looters

A Federal High Court, sitting in Lagos, has ordered the Federal Government to “immediately release to Nigerians, information about the names of high-ranking public officials from whom public funds were recovered and the circumstances under which funds were recovered, as well as the exact amount of funds recovered from each public official.” The jud...

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Every National Industrial Court Decision Now Appealable: Supreme Court

Every National Industrial Court Decision Now Appealable: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court in the recent case of Mainstreet Bank Ltd  (now Skye Bank Limited) vs Victor Anaemen Iwu has held that all decisions of the National Industrial Court can be appealed. This decision has laid to rest the substantial question of law on finality of decisions of the National Industrial Court. The apex court […]

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Egypt Enacts Controversial New NGO Law

Egypt Enacts Controversial New NGO Law

According to news agencies, Egypt’s president has signed into law a contentious new bill to regulate non-governmental organizations, triggering fears of an intensified crackdown on civil society. President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi approved the law on May 24, 2017 after parliament approved it in November last year. Rights lawyer Gamal Eid slammed the te...

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Court Bars Local Government Areas from Conducting Marriages Across the Country

Court Bars Local Government Areas from Conducting Marriages Across the Country

A Lagos High Court has barred local government areas from conducting marriages across the country. The court, in a judgment, declared that the Local Government Unified Marriage Certificate was unknown to law and therefore unconstitutional, null and void. The court further declared that Local Governments did not have the powers to issue modified or ...

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Legality of Federal Government’s Stamp Duty Charges

Legality of Federal Government’s Stamp Duty Charges

Lawyers have criticised the decision to continue with the implementation of the Stamp Duty policy by the Federal Government as revenue means despite a latest court order nullifying it for being illegal and unconstitutional. Bank customers from April and May have been inundated with text and electronic messages  informing them of the deduction of N5...

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Federal Government Inaugurates Nigerian National Broadband Council

Federal Government Inaugurates Nigerian National Broadband Council

The Federal Government has said the Nigerian National Broadband Council (NNBC) is to provide periodic evaluation of progress and facilitate coordination in the delivery of the National Broadband Plan. The Minister of Communications Adebayo Shittu said this when he inaugurated the council in Abuja, according to a statement from the ministry yesterda...

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