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As the legality or otherwise of appointment of Hajia Amina Zakari as acting Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) continues to generate debate, Wahab Shittu, of Faculty of Law, University of Lagos writes that President Buhari clearly has powers to appoint an Acting Chairman of INEC by...

Kabir Akingbolu is a constitutional lawyer, human rights activist and election petition expert. He attended the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and was called to bar in 2003. In this interview with TUNDE OPESEITAN, Akingbolu offered better ways to handle election petitions so as to bring about justice and fairness. He also spoke on other issues affecting the...

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or the “Commission”) is regulated by the Investment and Securities Act (the “Act”). SEC is the principal regulatory authority for the Nigerian capital market, protection of investors and ensures fair, transparent, and efficient capital market operation. Under the Act, SEC is a body corporate with perpetual succession...

Lawyers in the Media Forum (LIM) of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) yesterday in Lagos congratulated Abdulwaheed Odusile on his election as the President of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) In a statement signed by the Chairman of LIM, John Austin Unachukwu, the forum urged Mr. Odusile to use his wealth of experience to improve the welfare of Nigerian Journalists. The...

The Sexual Offences Bill 2014, one of the 46 passed by the 7th Senate, has been generating negative reactions. Lawal Pedro (SAN), Permanent Secretary and Solicitor General, Lagos State Ministry of Justice explains why Lagos State is opposed to the bill.  The Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT) was conceived in September 2014 as a response to...

In the past, it was inconceivable that a company could be held criminally liable. The argument generally advanced then was that a company, as an artificial person, has no physical existence and could therefore not be subjected to consequences attached to crimes. Following the development of commerce and the law, there were those who felt that a corporation has all the...

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has urged residents in the state not to be afraid to speak out against sexual and domestic violence, saying that it was the first step to waging a war against perpetrators of the act.  The governor who spoke when he received the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team at the Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, assured that...

By Adam Adedimeji,  LAGOS   The newly elected Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Lagos Branch, Martin Ogunleye, has promised to build a befitting Bar Centre for the branch as well as assist members to build their own houses through Home Ownership Scheme before the end of his tenure. The veteran Bar activist, who was returned unopposed thereby becoming...

In spite of pronouncements by Justices of the Appellate Court and Supreme Court of Nigeria that the practice of “holding charges” are unconstitutional...

By Adam Adedimeji,  LAGOS   A Nigerian leading legal technologies firm, the Law Pavilion, last week in New York, USA partnered the International...