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  • Commercial Litigation and ADR Mechanisms in Nigeria

    Commercial Litigation and ADR Mechanisms in Nigeria

    Published: 22 Nov 2017

    Litigation is the most common form of dispute resolution in Nigeria.  Its origin is entrenched in the English common law. Oftentimes, litigation is cumbersome because of ingrained culture of litigation which results in overflow of cases and delay in adjudication. This is bad for business and business relationships. The need for a more efficient dispute resolution process has contributed to th...

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  • Legal Issues arising from a Technical Expatriate’s Business in Nigeria

    Legal Issues arising from a Technical Expatriate’s Business in Nigeria

    Published: 12 Oct 2017

    Apart from the oil and gas sector which remains the mainstay of Nigerian economy, the technical knowhow of expatriates are also needed in other budding sectors of the Nigerian economy such as tourism, mining, agriculture, manufacturing, power, real estate, construction, cable television and telecommunication. For expatriates to carry on their businesses in Nigeria some legal issues arises and same...

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  • The Rise Of Alternative Resolution Mechanisms In Nigeria

    The Rise Of Alternative Resolution Mechanisms In Nigeria

    Published: 26 Sep 2017

    In the course of business, it is inevitable that disputes will arise occasionally among business associates. While commercial disputes are common, the way they are handled can have a profound impact on the profitability, viability and survival of the business. It is true that full blown disputes are always bad news for a business venture as they can lead to poor performance, scare investors, produ...

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  • Jurisdiction of Nigerian Courts on Statutory Marriages Contracted Outside Nigeria

    Jurisdiction of Nigerian Courts on Statutory Marriages Contracted Outside Nigeria

    Published: 19 Sep 2017

    Legislations Regulating Marriages in Nigeria The principal legislations regulating statutory marriages in Nigeria are: (a) The Marriage Act; (b) The Matrimonial Causes Act Cap M7, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004; (c) Matrimonial Causes Rules made pursuant to the Matrimonial Causes Act. Jurisdiction The main requirement for Courts to have jurisdiction in relation to matrimoni...

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  • Procedure For Adoption Of A Child Under Nigerian Law

    Procedure For Adoption Of A Child Under Nigerian Law

    Published: 13 Sep 2017

    The Child's Right Act, 2003 provides for adoption of a child in Nigeria. An application for adoption is made to the High (Family) Court accompanied with the following documents; (a) Where the applicant is a married couple, their marriage certificate or a sworn declaration of marriage; (b) The birth certificate or sworn declaration of age of each applicant; (c) 2 passport photographs of each ...

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  • An Analysis Of The Effect And Procedure For Service Of Court Processes Under Nigerian Law

    An Analysis Of The Effect And Procedure For Service Of Court Processes Under Nigerian Law

    Published: 11 Sep 2017

    Service of court processes goes to the jurisdiction of the Court to hear a matter. Parties must as a matter of law and practice ensure that the opposing party not only receives and acknowledge service of processes but also that the service effected is proper under Nigerian law. The power of an appellate Court to set aside the entire judgment of a lower court on the grounds of lack of proper servic...

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  • An Appraisal Of Types Of Employment And The Means Of Their Effective Termination Under Nigerian Law

    An Appraisal Of Types Of Employment And The Means Of Their Effective Termination Under Nigerian Law

    Published: 08 Sep 2017

    What are the main regulations regulating employment in Nigeria? The main legislation regulating employment and labour relations in Nigeria is the Labour Act CAP. L1, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004. However the Act only covers employees engaged under a contract of manual labour or clerical work in private and public sector. Hence the need for other legislations which includes; Trade Un...

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  • Procedure For Terminating Contractual Employment On Grounds Of Redundancy In Nigeria

    Procedure For Terminating Contractual Employment On Grounds Of Redundancy In Nigeria

    Published: 06 Sep 2017

    In order to survive in business in the current economic downturn in Nigeria, Employers may have to terminate the employment of their redundant staff. To avoid trade union disputes, industrial actions and damages for breach of contract employment, it is important for Employers to know the proper legal procedure in terminating the employment of their Employees on grounds of redundancy. What are the...

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