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 […]

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THE INTERPLAY BETWEEN ELECTRONIC INFORMATION AND LITIGATION

INTRODUCTION Today’s 21st-century law firm is one highly dependent on technology to facilitate and ease its activities. Technology, which is an essential tool of the modern law firm leverages electronic Information to function optimally.  For example, legal software such as Lexis Nexis and Law Pavilion transcend the traditional method of conducting legal research by deploying […]

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THE NEW REAL ESTATE

INTRODUCTION Real Estate, sometimes referred to as real property, is technically land plus any other tangible improvements that might rest upon it or be installed in it. The improvements might be a building that is erected on the land or a roadway. It can be something that is inserted into the ground, such as a […]

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND SPORTS; IMPORTANCE, LANDMARKS AND CURRENT TRENDS

The world of sport has fast become a billion-dollar entity, morphing from a mere recreational activity to a financial and economic haven. In its own right, sporting activities account for over 3.7% of the aggregate GNP of the twenty-eight EU states. It is also responsible for over 3% of world trade. It employs fifteen million […]

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CURRENT TRENDS IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND BUSINESS DISRUPTION

INTRODUCTION One of the most exciting and promising frontiers of technology today is Artificial Intelligence (AI). Any conversation around technology is incomplete without a reference to AI. While the term AI has been around for decades, in recent times, its application across industries, from healthcare, business, and education to banking, among others, is changing the […]

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LAWS GOVERNING EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP IN NIGERIA AND THE RIGHTS OF WORKERS

In establishing any organizational endeavour, an employment contract must be drawn up. In Nigeria, the employment relationship is governed primarily by the sources of employment laws in the country. A proper understanding of the laws that govern an employment relationship and adherence to laws that guide employees’ rights and employers’ obligations can protect the company […]

Cutlasses to Drones: How Nigeria’s Restriction on Drone Usage is Delaying the Birth of a Tech-Driven Agro Economy

“Intellectual innovation could only occur in the kind of tolerant societies in which sometimes outrageous ideas proposed by highly eccentric men would not entail a violent response against ‘heresy’ and ‘apostasy.” Joel Morky, American Economic Historian. Introduction In 2015, Tanzanian authorities revealed that between 2009 and 2014, as much as 67,000 elephants were lost to […]

ROBOT RIGHTS IN AN EVOLVING EMPLOYMENT MARKET

INTRODUCTION Technology is ever-evolving, and the parameters of determining what the latest technology is are constantly shifting. The issues for discussion during these technological shifts are as well constantly changing. Today, the technology we have has given rise to discussions about data protection, Cyber Security, and the rights of Robots vis a vis employee rights. […]

A BILL SEEKING TO ENACT THE NIGERIAN LOCAL CONTENT DEVELOPMENT AND ENFORCEMENT COMMISSION: A MISCONSTRUED PERCEPTION OF EXECUTIVE ORDER 03.

PAPER BY: O. M. Atoyebi, SAN  INTRODUCTION  The Nigerian Local Content Development and Enforcement Commission Bill, 2020, (the “Bill”) is seeking to repeal the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Act, 2010 (hereinafter referred to as the “Act”). This shortsighted initiative emerged out of the misconstrued perception of the true purpose behind the issuance of the Executive Order 03 signed by the President […]

COVID-19: AFRICAN FREE TRADE ZONE AND THE ECOWAS TRADE AND COMMERCE.

By: O. M. Atoyebi, SAN  The world has never been more ignited in recent times for survival than at the end of 2019 and the launch of 2020 through to the mid-year and still counting. For many, the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic projected a rather unannounced arrival of end-time. While the world is still adjusting to the disease and fighting to curb it, unfortunately, COVID-19 has triumphed in disrupting the entire […]