Merger & Acquisition: A Multi -Dimensional Leverage For Corporate Expansion
Merger & Acquisition: A Multi -Dimensional Leverage For Corporate Expansion

By Jeremiah E. Aneji Introduction Merger & Acquisition describes businesses’ strategies to give them a competitive edge over rivals, increasing the prospects for multidimensional expansions as far as state antitrust laws will allow.¹ It is that part of corporate reengineering that focuses on the buying, selling and consolidation of companies². It is a veritable source of business expansion in any thriving economy and…

An Analysis Of The Consumers’ Rights Under The New Regime: Know Your Right As A Consumer (Part 2
An Analysis Of The Consumers’ Rights Under The New Regime: Know Your Right As A Consumer (Part 2

By Michael K. Bielonwu Esq. MCIArb, FIDR Agada, U. Luke Esq. FIPMA, Notary Public Omatseyin, O. Fredrick Esq (LLM), MSCGN, MCILRM Jeremiah E. Aneji Esq. MIDR Margaret E. Ogbonnah 1.0 INTRODUCTION The campaign for consumer rights in Nigeria has become imperative. This is so because Nigerian consumers have suffered a great deal at the hands of Vendors, Suppliers, and Service…

Evolution Of Sports Law, Football As a Case Study (Part 1)
Evolution Of Sports Law, Football As a Case Study (Part 1)

By: Michael K. Bielonwu Esq., MCIArb., FIDR. Introduction: Sports law generally refers to the body of laws, rules and regulations guiding a particular sport. This transcends the actual sporting activities to life outside the sporting arena. Therefore, in this series, we shall look at how the law has evolved concerning football, both on and off the pitch. History of football: Under this sub,…

Challenges Of The Digital Economy in Nigeria and the Possible Way Forward
Challenges Of The Digital Economy in Nigeria and the Possible Way Forward

BY MARGARET EZEKIEL OGBONNAH ABSTRACT Nigeria is only taking advantage of a fraction of the limitless potential in the present global digital economy. Therefore, Nigeria needs substantial strategic investments in this area to catch up with the rest of the world. Consequently, I believe that with improvements in digital connectivity, digital skills, digital financial services and other core areas of digital development in Nigeria,…

Competition Law In Nigeria: The New Regime
Competition Law In Nigeria: The New Regime

BY OMATSEYIN FREDRICK Esq. LLM (Investment Law and Policy), MSCGN, MCILRM, PMP Introduction: After years of going around in a circle in a bid to enact a codified Competition Law for Nigeria, Nigeria finally had a breakthrough with the enactment of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Act (FCCPA) by the National Assembly in December 2018 and subsequently signed into law by President Muhammadu…

Mergers and The Sustainability of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) In Nigeria
Mergers and The Sustainability of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) In Nigeria

By Jeremiah E. Aneji Introduction Nigeria has, over the years, suffered multiple setbacks in her industrialisation drive leading to a record high unemployment, near absence of manufacturing activities, inflations and a devaluation of the Naira. Several factors are responsible for these setbacks, one of which is the absence of a conducive environment to encourage Medium Enterprises (SMEs). According to a…

Legal Protection and Solutions to Sexual Harassment at the Workplace In Nigeria
Legal Protection and Solutions to Sexual Harassment at the Workplace In Nigeria

By Michael K. Bielonwu Esq.,MCIArb, FIDR. Agada, U. Luke Esq. FIPMA; Notary Public. Fredrick O. Omatseyin Jeremiah E. Aneji Margaret E. Ogbonnah ABSTRACT: Sexual harassment if not curtailed in any society will lead to sexual violence. Sexual violence is an age-old global phenomenon, which occurs in every human society. It has become an “equal opportunity affliction”, sparing no race, gender,…

The Legality of Freezing Bank Accounts Without The Order of a Competent Court of Law
The Legality of Freezing Bank Accounts Without The Order of a Competent Court of Law

Author: Margaret Ogbonnah INTRODUCTION It is common knowledge that banks owe their customers duty of confidentiality. This means that the details of the bank account and the customer will not be revealed or divulged to a third party, and transactions conducted through the bank account must be kept private from unauthorised persons. This confidentiality rule forms the bedrock of modern banking practice. With this…

Debt Recovery Through Debt Restructuring
Debt Recovery Through Debt Restructuring

By: Michael K. Bielonwu Esq., MCIArb., FIDR. U. L. Agada, Esq. Fredrick O. Omatseyin Esq. Jeremiah E. Aneji Esq. Margaret E. Ogbonnah, Esq. Introduction: In Nigeria, debt recovery has always been an issue of concern for businesses, especially those in the financial sector, like banks and other money lenders, as it is increasingly becoming difficult to recover a debt owed using the…

Judgement Enforcement Through Bankruptcy Proceedings
Judgement Enforcement Through Bankruptcy Proceedings

By Michael K. Bielonwu Esq., MCIArb., FIDR. Abstract: The final stage of every dispute is the enforcement of the outcome obtained from the dispute resolution body so that any bottleneck to the enforcement of such judgment or resolution leads to a situation where it can be said that the entire process has been a complete waste of every body’s time…

The Tort of Malicious Prosecution in Nigeria (Creating A Balance Between Crime Reporting and Malicious Accusations)
The Tort of Malicious Prosecution in Nigeria (Creating A Balance Between Crime Reporting and Malicious Accusations)

By Jeremiah E. Aneji. INTRODUCTION The Nigerian justice system recognizes the rights of individuals to register formal complaints to relevant authorities when an offense has been committed against his/her person or property. It also recognizes the civic duties and obligations to report the commission of a crime to the appropriate authorities even when one is not the victim or object of the said offence.…

A Peep Into Securities Litigation in Nigeria- Trends, Pattern and Recommendations
A Peep Into Securities Litigation in Nigeria- Trends, Pattern and Recommendations

By Omatseyin Fredrick Esq. Introduction Securities litigation in Nigeria generally entails disputes between capital market operators, investors and clearing agencies, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC, a federal government agency), and investors, etc.; disputes arising from the administration, management and operation of investment schemes relating to securities transaction(s). When a party files a complaint at SEC against an operator for any securities transaction, the complaint…

Probate Registry and Administration of Estates in Nigeria
Probate Registry and Administration of Estates in Nigeria

By Margaret Ezekiel Ogbonnah INTRODUCTION The area of law known as “Estate Administration” is primarily concerned with legal rights and responsibilities that arise after death. The property of the deceased, both real and personal, passes to the Administrator upon his appointment by the court to the extent it passes to an Executor. Still, in the interval between the death of…

Partnerships (Limitless Opportunities and Pitfalls)
Partnerships (Limitless Opportunities and Pitfalls)

By Fredrick O. Omatseyi, Esq. Jeremiah E. Aneji. Esq. Margaret E. Ogbonna INTRODUCTION Partnership as a concept has relevance across all spectrums of society. It would feature prominently in business/commercial transactions with several testaments in the success stories of leading enterprises and successful ventures. It entails collaboration between two or more persons or between businesses and government entities to prosecute…

Attracting Foreign Direct Investment Through Securitization By The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria
Attracting Foreign Direct Investment Through Securitization By The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria

By Michael K. Bielonwu Esq., MCIArb., FIDR Abstract: Many developing economies and even advanced systems have all continued to use Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to grow their economies as it has become apparent in the present era of globalisation that no one country can do it all alone. Foreign Direct Investment, or FDI for short, is a purchase of an…

Project Finance: A Solution to Nigeria’s Infrastructural Deficit
Project Finance: A Solution to Nigeria’s Infrastructural Deficit

By Michael K. Bielonwu, MCIArb. (UK), FIDR Fredrick O. Omatseyin Esq. Jeremiah E. Aneji Esq. Margaret E. Ogbonnah 1.0. Introduction The infrastructural needs in Nigeria are pretty enormous. The Nigerian Government, over the years, has tried without success to meet these needs. Even when efforts are made to embark on a capital project that can impact lives and ease the burden on its…

The Failures Of The Judicial System In Nigeria
The Failures Of The Judicial System In Nigeria

By Margaret Ezekiel Ogbonna ABSTRACT The Judiciary is the arm of government saddled with the responsibility of interpreting and applying the law to deliver justice in society. In essence, the thrust of the Judiciary is to do justice. Therefore, by its very nature, the Judiciary is the last line of defence and hope in a democratic society. It is the…

Towards an Effective Appellate System in Nigeria
Towards an Effective Appellate System in Nigeria

By:Michael K. Bielonwu, MCIArb. (UK),Fredrick O. Omatseyin Esq.,Jeremiah E. Aneji Esq.,Margaret E. Ogbonnah.   Abstract:This article examines the appellate system of the Nigerian judiciary vis-à-vis what is obtainable in the United States of America and the United Kingdom.While the article is not intended to be a comprehensive comparative study of the three systems, it will look at the differences between…

Consumer Protection in Nigeria: The New Regime
Consumer Protection in Nigeria: The New Regime

By Omatseyin, O. Fredrick Esq. 1.1 Introduction In Nigeria, the issue of fake and substandard products has received quite a level of attention from the government and various interest groups. The problem, which cuts across various product fields, including food and drugs, is also evident in service delivery. Most often, consumers find themselves saddled with shoddy services or even non-performance…

Nigeria’s Tax Drive; The Role of Private Citizens in Nation Building
Nigeria’s Tax Drive; The Role of Private Citizens in Nation Building

BY Jeremiah E. Aneji Nigeria has had its fair share of the economic downturn in recent years. The worse of which were the recessions of 2016 and 2020. To salvage the situation, the Government has constantly latched on to foreign and local loans to fund its budget deficits and implement its infrastructural development programmes. This budgetary deficit has recently measured up to 25% per…

Making the Arbitral System a More Effective Alternative to Litigation In Nigeria
Making the Arbitral System a More Effective Alternative to Litigation In Nigeria

By Michael K. Bielonwu MCIArb. Introduction: Litigation as a preferred mode of dispute resolution as against what is obtainable under our various raditions and culture may be mainly due to expansion in the growth of cosmopolitan cities worldwide. Further, some believe that other modes of dispute resolution do not have a binding effect on the disputants who consider themselves at…