The Legal Propriety of Public Officers Owning Shares in Private Businesses or Corporations

The Legal Propriety of Public Officers Owning Shares in Private Businesses or Corporations

The anti-corruption drive of the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu administration has received its first stress test arising from the crisis in the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development (‘MHADMSC’). The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, recently announced that arising from allegations concerning the alleged misappropriation of N585,000,000 […]

Is the Requirement of a “Cooling-Off” Period in Arbitration a Procedural Matter or a Strict Jurisdictional Issue?

Given the global economic realities, resolution of disputes has become a necessary aspect of commercial negotiations by parties. The outcome of these negotiations would usually culminate in the parties agreeing on the modalities for resolution of their disputes which will inform the fine print of the relevant dispute resolution provisions in their agreement. However, within […]

An Examination of Triple Identity Test in Resolving Fork-In-The-Road Clause Objections

Most often, investors engage in investments activities by establishing or investing in a local company in the host State(s) to enable them participate in large scale projects and take advantage of some economic opportunities in those State(s). By virtue of these investments, there exists a business relationship between an investor and the host State, which […]

Pre-Arbitration Emergency Measures Under the Arbitration and Mediation Bill 2022.

The passage of the Arbitration and Mediation Bill 2022 (“the Bill”) introduces innovative fallback provisions in the legal framework for alternative dispute resolution in Nigeria. Under the Bill, provisions have been made for appointment of emergency arbitrators and applications for grant of interim measures pending arbitration. Section 16 of the Bill provides that a party […]

Operation Amotekun – Is it Valid Under Nigerian Constitution?

The Western Nigeria Security Network code named Operation Amotekun has been described as a regional “security formation” or “outfit” set up to complement the efforts of the police in the area of combating kidnapping, armed robbery as well as herdsmen and farmers contentions in the Western region. Till date, no law establishes and/or define the […]

Exploring Surrogacy in Nigeria: A Compassionate Journey to Parenthood

INTRODUCTION In April 2023, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that infertility has become a global health issue affecting millions of people of reproductive age. The WHO estimates that 1 in 6 people will experience infertility in their lifetime, indicating the urgent need to increase access to affordable, high-quality fertility care. The family being the […]