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OPS Rejects The Newly Passed Lagos Land Use Charge Law

THE Organised Private Sector, OPS, yesterday rejected the newly passed Land Use Charge Law of Lagos State, 2018, vowing to fight the law with every legal means at its disposal. While describing the law which repealed the Land Use Charge Law 2001 as insensitive to business and land owners, OPS speaking through the Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association, NECA, argued  that  the new law would ex...

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) Warned Of Religious Crisis

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC​) has raised alarm that the six Nigerian Law School campuses across the nation may not allow female Muslim students due for Bar Part II to wear their hijabs during the 2017/2018 First Term Law Dinner, ​from Wednesday, 13th February​ to Thursday, 15th February, 2018. ​Its Director, Prof Ishaq Akintola, in a statement, warned of religious crisis if the hijab controve...

Federal High Court Restrains Reps From Conducting Public Hearing

The Federal High Court, Abuja, has restrained the House of Representatives from conducting the planned public hearing on the Hijab wearing controversy between the Nigerian Law School and Firdraus Abdulsalam. Justice Anwuli Chikere gave the order on Wednesday in her ruling on an application filed by a coalition of legal practitioners, seeking to stop the public hearing. The judge ordered that the p...

8 Reasons Why You Should Study Law

Law degrees combine theory with practice Behind the law of the land lies an awful lot of theory and there’s no doubt that students will have to rigorously learn it, but remember law is a fairly defined profession and its tuition has to also be vocational in nature. Some universities go so far as having a mock courtroom, and running moot competitions and pro bono societies, giving students a ...

7 Sacred Laws Of Law School You Should Know

“What’s the point?”… “I won’t make it anyway”… “Why would law firms pick me over others?”… “I’m never going to get a 2:1 or a first”… “I’m not intelligent enough for this”. These statements sometimes run through my mind and if you’re a law student, you may have had similar thoughts. I’ve never been the most intelligent student or someone who just “gets it”...

Uncertainty as Justice Onnoghen’s Tenure Lapses, All Eyes on Osinbajo

Following President Muhammadu Buhari decision to extend his medical vacation indefinitely in the United Kingdom an air of uncertainty has fallen over the judiciary and the country at large over the fate of the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, whose tenure in an acting capacity will expire on Friday.   Despite the recommendation of the National Judicial Commissio...

Between Law school and NOUN Law Graduates

THE sudden transfer of Hon. Justice B.O. Quadri of the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt to Abuja Judicial Division after fixing a date for judgment on the Nigerian Law School admission tussle between the students of National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) and the Council of Legal Education (CLE), leaves much to be desired. The preliminary objection alone lingered in the court for over a year...

Market Makers in Nigeria: The Law and Regulation

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have released common criteria for licensing of market makers in Nigeria. The new criteria, ostensibly a response to the current global financial meltdown would be a part of a composite strategy to brief relief to investors and prevent a total meltdown of the stock market. The Nigerian Stock market was rated as the w...

NBA Moves To Review Rules Against Professional Misconduct

THE Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) is set to review the rules guiding the conduct of its members in the discharge of their professional duties. Its General Secretary, Mr. Isiaka Olagunju, who said this in a statement in Ibadan, added that the move was to reposition the legal practice, improve its acceptability and sustain its leading position among professional bodies. He said the main focus of th...

3 Things Not To Do In Law School

When applying to law school, your personal statement is your best opportunity to present to admissions committees aspects of which you are that are not apparent through LSAT scores, GPAs and transcripts. It is this access to your personality and non-quantifiable characteristics that makes it such an important piece of the puzzle and enables it to set you apart from other applicants. When I advise ...

Understanding The Nigerian Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act 2002

The Nigerian Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act 2002 (MLPA) was enacted at a period when money laundering was synonymous with drug trafficking. Consequently, the law sought basically to prohibit gains obtained from narcotic drugs and other psychotropic substances. With the advancement in information technology, commercial relations and crimes arising from them, it has become expedient to expand th...

TYPES AND CLASSIFICATIONS OF LAW

By Olanrewaju Olamide There are different meanings of the word law. Perhaps this is best conveyed by the view of Baron De Montesquieu in his book, Spirit of the Law, where he wrote:   “Laws in the wider possible connotations are any necessary relation arising from a thing in nature. In this sense, all beings have their laws; the Deity his laws, the material world it laws, the intelligence sup...

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