Delay In The Administration of Justice In The Supreme Court of Nigeria: What Is The Way Forward?

Delay In The Administration of Justice In The Supreme Court of Nigeria: What Is The Way Forward?

The famous “Justice Delayed is Justice Denied” quote from Brish statesman, William E Gladstone has formed the basis of numerous legal reform campaigns. The basic principle behind the quote is that it is not sufficient for justice to be served, it must be served promptly. The length of time taken for the determination of a matter affects the quality of justice received by an aggrieved person as delay may cause its benefits to diminish. A well-functioning justice system provides a conducive atmosphere for the development and stability of every great nation. The duty of the judiciary to administer justice is the cornerstone of every democracy.

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An Analysis of The Case of Dr. Joseph Nwobike, SAN V. FRN

An Analysis of The Case of Dr. Joseph Nwobike, SAN V. FRN

The prosecutorial powers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) are wide and extend to all financial and economic crimes. The EFCC is empowered to prevent, investigate, prosecute and penalize economic and financial crimes amongst others.

The referenced decision of the Supreme Court especially as it relates to the prosecutorial powers of the EFCC has raised a lot of concerns amongst counsel and litigants, some of whom are of the opinion that the Supreme Court has curtailed the powers of the EFCC to prosecute cases. By Section 6(b); 7(1)(a) & (2)(f) and 13(2) of the EFCC Act, the EFCC has the power to investigate, enforce and prosecute offenders for any offence, whether under the Act or any other statute including the Money Laundering Act; the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences, Act; the Banks and other Financial Institutions Act etc, in so far as the offence relates to the commission of economic and financial crime. In addition, Section 46 of the Act defines economic and financial crimes as follows: ...

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A Brief Exposition Into The World Of eSport: Opportunities For Nigeria And The African Continent

A Brief Exposition Into The World Of eSport: Opportunities For Nigeria And The African Continent

In 2018, CNN's A.J. Willingham produced a special feature on eSport, highlighting the industry as an explosive billion-dollar industry. Three (3) years after, the explosiveness of this industry is kicked into higher gears both in worth and participation.

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A Tale of Two Judgements - Hajara Sorondinki

A Tale of Two Judgements - Hajara Sorondinki

An analysis of the effect of the decision in Bankole & Anor V Oladitan and Pillars Nigeria Limited V Williams Kolo Desborders & Anor.

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Covid-19 Pandemic and The Plausibility of A Legal Action Against The People's Republic Of China: A Fruitless Venture?

Covid-19 Pandemic and The Plausibility of A Legal Action Against The People's Republic Of China: A Fruitless Venture?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has virtually brought the entire world, as we know it, to its knees under a lockdown or high restriction of movement of persons. The World Health Organization (WHO) has since labelled the COVID-19 a worldwide pandemic – a description only ascribed to the world's worst health emergencies.

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Covid-19 Pandemic and The Doctrine Of Force Majeure

Covid-19 Pandemic and The Doctrine Of Force Majeure

The outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has disrupted the world’s economy. As already known, the virus was first detected in Wuhan, China, in December 2019, it soon spread to other countries of the world, with many international travel hubs like London and New York being badly hit.

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The Covid-19 Pandemic ~ Some Incidental Labour Issues

The Covid-19 Pandemic ~ Some Incidental Labour Issues

The World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March 2020 declared COVID-19 a global pandemic owing to the fact that it has universally become a threatening illness affecting over 110 countries in the world and continuously spreading at a geometric rate. In January 2020, the agency had termed it a ‘public health emergency of international concern’.

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Pension Matters: PENCOM Issues Operation License to Nigerian University Pension Management Company

Pension Matters: PENCOM Issues Operation License to Nigerian University Pension Management Company

The National Pension Commission (“PENCOM”) on 28 January, 2019 issued a license to a new Pension Fund Administrator (PFA) accordingly increasing the number of PFAs currently operating in Nigeria.

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Ethics of The Legal Profession for Aspirants to The Nigerian Bar

Ethics of The Legal Profession for Aspirants to The Nigerian Bar

I was indeed elated when I received the invitation from the Faculty of Law of this citadel of learning, to speak to the students. This is because I consider every speech made to young people (not just aspirants to the Bar) as an opportunity to contribute positively towards shaping their future.

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What Is Blurring? Why Is It A Conceptually Difficult Area Of Trade Mark Law?

What Is Blurring? Why Is It A Conceptually Difficult Area Of Trade Mark Law?

The concept of intellectual property is a fascinating area of law that covers generally; the protection of the expression of ideas as 'works' under copyright; the protection of inventions under patent; and the protection of logos under trademarks.

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An Overview of Renewable Energy In Nigeria

An Overview of Renewable Energy In Nigeria

The importance of energy stability and efficiency cannot be overemphasized for the advancement and development for economies across the world.

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Our Founding Principal Partner’s 60th Birthday Celebration! ~ 28.11.2021

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Crowdfunding: The New Golden Fundraising Tool for Startups in Nigeria, Legal Framework and Best Global Practice

Crowdfunding: The New Golden Fundraising Tool for Startups in Nigeria, Legal Framework and Best Global Practice

Nigeria is abuzz with crowdfunding. In 2021, Nigerian startups raised over $1.6 billion in funding.¹ Out of about $4 billion startups funding that Africa attracted in 2021, Nigeria earned the largest chunk of $1.37 billion.² One of the major tools presently being employed to garner such humongous funding is the innovation of crowdfunding. According to Regulation 1 of the SEC Rules on Crowdfunding 2021, crowdfunding is the process ... read more

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J-K Gadzama LLP appoints a new Managing Partner & Partners

J-K Gadzama LLP appoints a new Managing Partner & Partners

J-K Gadzama LLP has appointed Mr. Francis Oronsaye as the new Managing Partner of the Firm. The appointment is geared towards the efficient management of the Firm.

Prior to his appointment as the firm's Managing Partner, Mr. Oronsaye had previously served as the firm’s Deputy Managing Partner.

He took over from Mrs. Geraldine Mbah, who served the firm exceptionally and was celebrated with a sendoff party earlier this year. She is currently in the United States of America to further her legal education.

In other news, the firm is pleased to announce the promotion of Mr. Darlington Onyekwere and Mr. Madu Joe-Kyari Gadzama from Junior Partners to Partners. Similarly, Mr. Oluniyi Adediji and Mr. Jerry Ombugadu Musa were admitted into the firm’s partnership as Junior Partners.

The firm wishes them the best as they assume their new positions.

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Nigeria: Private Client Comparative Guide

Nigeria: Private Client Comparative Guide

by Madu J. Gadzama and Sarah J. Atumga

J-K Gadzama LLP

1 Legislative framework

1.1 Which legislative provisions govern private client matters in your jurisdiction?

  • The Finance Act, 2021;
  • The Companies and Allied Matters Act, 2020;
  • The Nigeria Data Protection Regulation, 2019;
  • The Investments and Securities Act, 2007;
  • The National Information Technology Development Agency Act, 2007;
  • The Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation Act, 2006;
  • The National Office of Technology Acquisition and Promotion Act, 2004;
  • The Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission Act, 2004;
  • The Foreign Exchange (Monitoring & Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2004;
  • The Wills Act, 1837 – as amended by the Wills Amendment Act of 1852 (including the wills laws of various states); and
  • The administration of estate laws of various states.

View complete article here: https://www.mondaq.com/nigeria/family-and-matrimonial/1122216/private-client-comparative-guide 

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CBN Guidelines on Open Banking in Nigeria. A Tranquil Steer

CBN Guidelines on Open Banking in Nigeria. A Tranquil Steer

Open banking is an emerging financial services model that focuses on the portability and open availability of customer data held by financial institutions. Open banking is also known as “open bank data.”

Simply put; open banking is a banking practice that enables ordinary people to grant permission for our financial data to be securely shared between banks and other financial service providers through the use of application programming interfaces (APIs).

View complete article here: https://j-kgadzamallp.com/publications/articles/47-cbn-guidelines-on-open-banking-in-nigeria-a-tranquil-steer 

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Gadzama FC Boogies with Joe-Kyari Gadzama SAN

Gadzama FC Boogies with Joe-Kyari Gadzama SAN

Yesterday, Thursday, October 14, 2021, Joe-Kyari Gadzama SAN hosted his football team, Gadzama FC, to a sumptuous cocktail reception. As may be recalled, the football team represented J-K Gadzama LLP at the Abuja Lawyers League Tournament earlier this year.

The event, which began at 6:00 pm, was well attended. As is usual with events hosted by the Learned Silk, members of the football team enjoyed some of the most exquisite drinks and finger foods available on the market.

As the players enjoyed themselves and danced to the groove of music of the night, Joe-Kyari Gadzama SAN appreciated each and everyone of them for making the time to attend training sessions and representing his firm at the football competition. He promised the team that he would continue to support them and would register for the next football competition.

The event, which wasn’t a speech making event, turned into an entertaining social outing for the team as they continued to dance all through the night.

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Mondaq - Comparative Guide: International Arbitration - Nigeria

Mondaq - Comparative Guide: International Arbitration - Nigeria

We are pleased to announce that our Madu Gadzama and Olasunkanmi E. Oluwabiyi Esq., recently contributed to the International Arbitration in Nigeria guide published by MONDAQ.

To have access to the guide, kindly click on the link below: https://www.mondaq.com/nigeria/litigation-mediation-arbitration/1110014/international-arbitration-comparative-guide 

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A Review of the Central Bank of Nigeria's Guidelines on Global Standings Instructions (GSI)

A Review of the Central Bank of Nigeria's Guidelines on Global Standings Instructions (GSI)

The Central Bank of Nigeria on the 14th of July,2020, released a new batch of guidelines to facilitate an improved credit repayment system, reduce nonperforming loans, and take action against loan defaulters.

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	 An Appraisal of the Right of Persons with Hearing Impairment to Information Through the Media In Nigeria

An Appraisal of the Right of Persons with Hearing Impairment to Information Through the Media In Nigeria

Information is the key to sustaining a healthy living in every society. To underscore the importance of this, several international treaties have made provisions for the protection rights of the masses to information.

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Nigerian Maritime Administration Agency (NIMASA) Guidance Notice for Covid-19

Nigerian Maritime Administration Agency (NIMASA) Guidance Notice for Covid-19

There is every need to religiously and dutifully enforce the letters and spirit of the Nigerian Maritime Administration Agency's (NIMASA) Guidance Notice for COVID-19 and review it from time to time.

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Nigerian Maritime Administration Agency (NIMASA) Extends Certificate Validity for Seafarers

Nigerian Maritime Administration Agency (NIMASA) Extends Certificate Validity for Seafarers

he Nigerian Maritime Administration Agency (NIMASA) issued a notice extending the validity of Statutory and Trading Certificates for all Nigerian Registered vessels including the Standards of Training Certification and Watch-Keeping (STCW), to all Ship Owners, Shipping Agents, Operators, Masters, Seafarers, Flag States, Port States, Recognized Organizations and the Public,as a result of COVID-19.

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Marginal Fields Regime in Nigeria

Marginal Fields Regime in Nigeria

The Federal Government of Nigeria has in recent times been committed to the exploration of idle oilfields in the country to generate the much needed internally generated revenue (IGR) to finance the government's ever increasing expenditures and to promote indigenous participation in the oil and gas sector.

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DPR Grants Two (2) Weeks Extension For The 2020 Marginal Oilfields Bid

DPR Grants Two (2) Weeks Extension For The 2020 Marginal Oilfields Bid

The Federal Government of Nigeria, through the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) in order to accommodate more prospective bidders for the marginal oilfields, has extended the bids
by two (2) weeks.

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Federal Inland Revenue Servic (FIRS) Resumes Field Audit, Investigation and Monitoring

Federal Inland Revenue Servic (FIRS) Resumes Field Audit, Investigation and Monitoring

The FIRS in a bid to raise the needed revenue to assist government in the administration of the country, and in view, of the drastic effect of the COVID-19 in the economy has issued a Public Notice, which staes that it will resume audit, investigations and monitoring exercises that it had suspended on April 6,2020.

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Extension of Deadline on Penalty and Interest Waiver

Extension of Deadline on Penalty and Interest Waiver

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has extended the deadline on the waiver of penalty and interest for taxpayers as part of its series of palliative measures to cushion the effects of COVID-19 on businesses and the economy in general.

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Foreign/Non-Resident Companies and the Companies Income Tax (Significant Economic Presenc) Order, 2020

Foreign/Non-Resident Companies and the Companies Income Tax (Significant Economic Presenc) Order, 2020

The President of Nigeria assented to the Finance Bill (now Finance Act) on January 13, 2020, and it hugely altered and impacted some provisions of the Companies Income Tax Act (CITA) amongst
others.

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120 Days of the Full Implementation of the Standards of Organization of Nigeria (SON) Notice on Product Authentication Mark (PAM) on Imported Goods

120 Days of the Full Implementation of the Standards of Organization of Nigeria (SON) Notice on Product Authentication Mark (PAM) on Imported Goods

  The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) earlier planned to begin the implementation of new regulations relating to the usage of Product Authentication Mark (PAM) on February 2, 2018, with a two month transition period culminating in March 31,2020,but it did not take effect.

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Development of a Policy for Deployment of 5G in Nigeria: UHURU for Industry Players from Internet Hassles?

Development of a Policy for Deployment of 5G in Nigeria: UHURU for Industry Players from Internet Hassles?

The Federal Ministry of Communications & Digital Economy (the Commission) has issued a Public Notice on the development of a policy for deployment of Fifth Generation (5G) Technology in Nigeria.

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NBA Must Allow Real-Time Monitoring of Voting – Gadzama

NBA Must Allow Real-Time Monitoring of Voting – Gadzama

Article from CITY LAWYER MAGAZINE

Says ‘Tawo Tawo Is A Man of Integrity’

Foremost litigator and former Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) presidential candidate, Chief Joe-Kyari Gadzama (OFR, MFR, SAN) has stated that a key requirement for a rancour-free 2020 NBA Elections is “real time monitoring of votes.”

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Esthon v FRN - Gadzama inspires victory for Esthon at the Court of Appeal

Esthon v FRN - Gadzama inspires victory for Esthon at the Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal, Yola division, today, the 22nd day of April, 2020, delivered its judgment in the case of Esthon V FRN.

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