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LawPavilion partners NBA to provide holistic legal research tool for members

MD of LawPavilion, Olugasa Ope.President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr. Olumide Akpata has over the weekend for the second time in a row unveiled the Association’s partnership with the foremost LegalTech company, LawPavilion to provide ‘an efficient legal research tool (“Primsol”)’ to members of the Association. This partnership, according to the President, is the Association’s way of enhancing legal research and the overall practice of its members.Speaking further on the partnership, Ope Olugasa, the MD of LawPavilion…

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Alleged mistreatment: Foreign firm writes Nigerian Govt, asks SEC to intervene in dispute with MRS Oil Plc

Above were officials of PETROCI allegedly locked out by security operatives at the venue of MRS AGM in Lagos last Tuesday: From left: Dr. Ibrahim Diaby, DG, PETROCI, Yannick Bery, Head, Legal and Inza Dosso, COO/Head of Administration. By Editor, Energy MattersA foreign oil company, Societe Nationale Petroliere de Cote D’Ivoire (PETROCI) has written a complaint letter to the authorities in Nigerian Government and its relevant regulatory agency, Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) to look into the dispute between…

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Court acquits Peter Nwaoboshi, Delta Senator charged for money laundering

Senator Peter Nwaoboshi. By Editor, Judiciary. A Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos has discharged and acquitted Senator Peter Nwaoboshi and his two firms of the N322million money laundering charge filed against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke who freed the sitting Senator held that the EFCC failed to call vital witnesses and tender concrete evidence to prove the elements of the offences for which it charged the defendants. Nwaoboshi, a Peoples’ Democratic…

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Supreme Court quashes conviction of three senior lawyers over professional misconduct

Justice Tanko Muhammad, CJN. The Supreme Court has set aside the conviction of three senior lawyers barred from practicing in Nigeria over alleged professional misconduct. The three lawyers were sanctioned by the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee (LPDC) for various misconducts in the discharge of their profession practices. However in separate judgments by the Apex Court on Friday, the disciplinary measures matted on them were voided and set aside having been done in breach of the provisions of the laws…

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UNN breaks energy jinx, produces own electricity from refuse

University of Nigeria, Nsukka Campus. By Editor, Power & Petroleum Resources. The University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) on Tuesday set the record of electricity generation by using organic waste to install 100KVA Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) gasification plant for its Nsukka Campus. Professor Benjamin Ozumba, UNN Vice-Chancellor, who expressed happiness over the project during its inauguration, said the university would no longer be a customer to Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC). He said the project was first of its…

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Trademark: NBC brought before Federal High Court, Lagos over alleged passing off infringement

The disputed products. By Editor, (Business & Brands Marketing). Nigeria Bottling Company (NBC) has been dragged before a Federal High Court, Lagos to explain why it is allegedly infringing with its Predator energy drink similar with an insignia of an already existing product, Fearless, made by Rite Foods Limited, which claims to be the market leader in energy drink production. In a publication in the ThisDay and Guardian newspapers editions of Friday, 19th of March, 2021, court forms initiating contempt…

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Group faults 2020 legal practitioners bill

The Justice Reform Project, a coalition of Nigerians across the legal profession have expressed concern over a bill proposed by the Body of Benchers to replace the Legal Practitioners Act CAP L11, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004, aimed to re-enact a new Legal Practitioners Act and to regulate the legal profession. According to the group, the legal profession and its stakeholders are widely ignorant of the far-reaching piece of legislation, which has not been discussed by branches…

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Agbara Industrial Park: The manufacturing hub of West Africa

Agbara Industrial Park. Focus.   MANUFACTURERS have since inception searched for suitable locations to produce their wares effectively. In the early 70´s the visionary entrepreneur, the late Chief Adeyemi Lawson, created West Africa’s premier industrial hub in Agbara, just 26 km west of Lagos. Rapidly this industrial enclave became the hotspot for a wide range of manufacturing companies, attracting local and international players to Agbara Industrial Park. With a 454 Ha development, it is located between the two port…

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Living in a failed state (2): A rejoinder

Mr. Adegboruwa, SAN. OPINION. By Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa. On this page last week, I discussed the increased state of insecurity in Nigeria, following the mindless killing of one school pupil and the abduction of 27 others in Kagara, Niger State, on February 17, 2021, incessant killings by bandits and insurgents and general criminal activities all over the land, symptomatic of a failed state. It was like a prophecy foretold because exactly three days after, on February 26, 2021, 317 girls,…

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Living in a failed state

Mr. Adegboruwa, SAN. OPINION. By Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa. Is Nigeria a failed state now? Many Nigerians, particularly the pundits within the current administration will disagree flatly, while the others who are concerned with the state of affairs today in the country will answer in the affirmative. In this piece by Mr. Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, a senior advocate of Nigeria, SAN, and human rights lawyer, indices of a failed state are clearly shown, thereby leaving the conclusion to be drawn from manifest…

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