Law Student of the Month — Sina Akinmusire

Law students are the bedrock of future legal scholarship. So, it comes as no surprise that the top echelon of Nigerian lawyers has developed initiatives to instill excellent values in the brightest of law students in the country. Sina Akinmusire, our interviewee on January’s edition of the Law Student of the Month is a recent […]

Lawyer of the Month — Chidi Odoemenam

Quite recently, the rate of career mobility has witnessed an exponential rise, especially with more professionals expressing interest in finance and tech roles. Yet, there’s a more nuanced career switch within the legal profession that is quite common but hardly spoken of. We address this issue in our Lawyer of the Month interview with Chidi […]

OPPORTUNITIES FOR LAW STUDENTS AND LAWYERS IN JANUARY 2022

Internships and Job Opportunities 1. Duale, Ovia & Alex-Adedipe Recruitment Exercise Duale, Ovia & Alex-Adedipe is seeking to employ Associates in the following departments: Litigation Telecommunications, Media & Technology Capital Markets Job Description To provide expert legal support and advice to clients; take instructions from clients; and advise on necessary courses of legal action. Clients […]

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HOW REGTECH IS ENHANCING THE SAFETY OF MODERN BANKING OPERATIONS

“Eneke the bird says that since men have learned to shoot without missing, he has learned to fly without perching”. Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart. Nigeria’s fledgling fintech industry has recorded a number of successes in recent years. In 2019, foreign direct investments in Nigeria’s fintech space grew to $460,000,000 (Four Hundred And Sixty Million […]

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Escrow Agreements in Software Technology Licensing Arrangements.

BY IBRAHIM USMAN WALI Many global corporate arrangements and rearrangements today are technologically concentrated. Start-ups and corporates alike are being purchased and sold solely for their tech substance. In the tech sector, particularly software, the bulk of proprietary rights are intangible, thereby making them Intellectual Property assets. Just like tangibles, Intellectual Property rights in software […]

IMPROVING MUSICAL COPYRIGHT PROTECTION AND ROYALTY PAYMENTS IN NIGERIA WITH BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY

INTRODUCTION The Nigerian music industry is one of the country’s fastest-growing sectors with an estimated worth of $39 million as of 2016 and projected to reach a 73 million dollar figure by 2021 according to a PWC report. The industry’s huge prospect has attracted global attention and direct involvement of the world’s biggest music labels. […]

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TWITTER SUSPENSION: A BRAZEN ATTACK ON THE FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION IN A DEMOCRATIC STATE

BY MATTHEW ISRAEL, ESQ. INTRODUCTION On 4th June 2021, the Federal Government of Nigeria put an indefinite ban on the operations of the microblogging and social networking service, Twitter in Nigeria. The suspension came two days after the popular media site deleted a tweet by the President of Nigeria that threatened to punish regional Secessionists. […]

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Drake’s 2018 ‘In My Feelings’, the Proliferated Shiggy Dance, and Copyright Considerations – The Nigerian Perspective

1.0 Introduction Imagine adapting to someone else’s work, do you know the original creator of the work can sue you and get remedy by compensation? The world is developing day by day and there is more credence given to copyright. Copyright is one of the intangible rights that give the author or creator of a […]

Appreciating extant laws and Policies for the grant of Visas and Permits in Nigeria

By: Ojochegbe Charles Ali Introduction This article discusses the trends and degree of visa policies and how it aids the ease of doing business in Nigeria and the promotion of Foreign Direct Investments(FDI’s), both of which often necessitate in-person contracts. Visa and permit policies play a significant role in the business sector of a Nation […]

THE LEGAL BATTLE BETWEEN BIG TECHS, GOOGLE LLC. AND ORACLE AMERICA INC[1]; THE NIGERIAN PERSPECTIVE

By Isaac Adeyanju[2] INTRODUCTION A decade old legal battle between Google and Oracle arose over Google’s use of about 11,500 lines of source codes owned by Oracle from its Java Application Programming Interface (API) in the development of Google’s Android operating system in a familiar coding language. Application Programming Interface are features that enables programs […]