Research Papers/Topics in Law

COVID-19 LOCKDOWN IN NIGERIA: RESTRICTION OF MOVEMENT IN STATES. HOW LEGAL?

ABSTRACTBarely six months into its discovery, the wide spread effects of the coronavirus pandemic has appeared largely untameable. The pandemic has gravely affected the world economy, this is apart from the devastating health hazards and survival uncertainties. As part of its strategy to control the spread of the virus, the Nigerian government has ordered the lockdown of some major cities in the country. This decision has engendered criticisms and arguments. The purpose of this paper is to su...

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND ITS EFFECT ON THE LEGAL PROFESSION IN NIGERIA

Artificial intelligence is no new development to the world. It is evident to have existed over time and has proven to be beneficial to the various sectors it is applied. The legal profession in most technology advanced countries have taken advantage of this development. However, the legal profession in Nigeria appears to be behind on this technological advancement. This is as a result of the non IT inclined nature of the system of practice. This article highlights the existing challenges...

Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; Problem of unenforceablility

In our world today we have mainly two categories of rights based on degree of enforceability, enforceable and unenforceable rights. The Economic, Social and Cultural Rights which form part and parcel of the unenforceable rights were elucidated, stating the importance of same and why it should be enforceable. 

Legal Perspectives on the Offence of Rape in Nigeria: The Criminal and Penal Codes vis-à-vis the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act, 2015

AbstractNext  to  murder,  the  offence  of  rape  is  considered  one of  most  heinous  violations  of  the  right  of  its  victims  as well  as  an  intolerable  breach  of  the  moral  and  legal  codes  in  any  given  society.  The  despicable  nature  of  the  act and  its  aftermath  on  a  victim  explains  why  it  is  legally  categorised  as  a  felony  punishable  by  a  lifetime imprisonment.  Previous  epochs  had  d...

The Law Governing Divorce in Nigeria

The law governing divorce in Nigeria.TABLE OF CONTENT• INTRODUCTION • MARRIAGE • TYPES OF MARRIAGE • DIVORCE  • DIVORCE AS IT RELATES TO THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF MARRIAGE  • CUSTODY OF CHILDREN • OPINION • CONCLUSION • REFERENCES

Trade Secret Protection Within the European Union (EU) and Breach of Confidence

TABLE OF CONTENTSPART AINTRODUCTIONTRADE SECRETS EXPLAINED SUMMARY/RATIONAL FOR THE NEW EU DIRECTIVE ON TRADE SECRETBINDINGNESS OF THE DIRECTIVE ON THE UK VIS-AS-VIS BREXITOVERVIEW OF THE US TRADE SECRETS LAW COMPARISONS BETWEEN THE US & THE EU TRADE SECRETS DIRECTIVESa.   Meaning of Trade Secrets under the EU And DTSAb.   Confidentiality in court proceeding c.   Limitation Period d.   Protection for Whistle Blowerse.   RemediesCHALLENGES LIKELY TO BE FACED BY THIS DIRECTIV...

Piercing the Corporate Veil of an Incorporation to ascertain the real actors

TABLE OF CONTENTS  1.0     INTRODUCTION1.1     Corporate Veil Principle/Separate Legal Personality 1.2     Lifting the Corporate Veil  2.0     CLASSIFICATION OF THE VEIL LIFTING PRINCIPLE2.1     The Evasion Principle2.2     The Concealment Principle  3.0     OTHER REASONS ADVANCED FOR PIERCING/LIFTING THE VEIL3.1     Fraud3.2     Overall Public Interest3.3     Statutory Lifting3.4     Single Economic Entity3.5     Equitable & ...

LIMITATION LAWS UNDER THE NIGERIAN LEGAL SYSTEM: A CASE FOR LEGAL REFORM

In any given transaction, time, as a general rule, is of the essence unless otherwise excluded by law, nature of the transaction or by the parties thereto. Time stipulation in transactions is not only important in ensuring prompt performance of obligations but also relevant in terms of timely enforcement of rights that may arise thereunder. While time of performance often times, is expressly stipulated by parties, the period for the enforcement of rights arising thereunder is normally p...

PENSION REFORM ACT 2014 AND ITS APPLICABILITY TO INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANISATIONS IN NIGERIA

This article touches on the Nigerian pensions reform of 2014 and its applicability. It also elucidates the innovations therein. 

THE BENCH, BAR, INVESTIGATING AGENCIES AND ANTI-CORRUPTION CAMPAIGN IN NIGERIA

The role of the Bench, Bar and other investigative agencies in Nigeria's anti-corruption fight is quite beyond doubt. Though Nigeria's Criminal Code and the Penal Code makes extensive provisions criminalizing all corrupt acts, the procedure required to be employed when dealing with allegations of corruption in some certain offices is as provided by the 1999 constitution of Nigeria, however these constitutional provisions has of recent brought to the front burner argument on the role of the Be...

THE ROLE OF LAW IN MAINTAING SANITY AND PREVENTING IMPUNITY IN A DEMOCRATIC SETTING

Law is an instrument of social engineering, it dictates the the development of any given society. The instrument of law must be employed to curb arbitrariness and the excesses of power hence the very important role played by law in a Democratic setting so as to prevent a gradual slide into insanity and anarchy.

The Registration of Intellectual Property(IP) is not where IP ends

IP's role in the global economy is becoming more significant as, increasingly, the most innovative companies are those that trade not in goods, but services, ideas, technology, and data. Kodak is out. Instagram is in

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