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ATTESTATION OF MARITAL STATUS IN NIGERIA.

What is a single status certificate? A single status certificate is in form of an affidavit that will usually state the name, address, age, date of birth, citizenship, occupation, that the person is single and has never gone through a marriage ceremony before; or that his former spouse is dead; or that he is divorced … Continue reading ATTESTATION OF MARITAL STATUS IN NIGERIA.

Music Licensing and its Attendant Controversies in Nigeria.

Music Licensing and its Attendant Controversies in Nigeria. Music, like most artistic, literary and creative works, is an intellectual property (IP), that needs to be protected and all its attendant economic benefits exploited by the creatives. Music creators (song writers, producers, composers) are entitled to royalties as proceeds for use of their musical works or sound … Continue reading Music Licensing and its Attendant Controversies in Nigeria.

Finance Act of 2020

On 13 January 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari signed the Finance Bill, 2019 (now Finance Act) into law. The Finance Act of 2020 (the Act) reviews and amends several tax legislations. By so doing it consolidates into one statute many tax provisions from different tax statutes. The main thrust of the Act is to increase revenue … Continue reading Finance Act of 2020

Dying Digitally

INTRODUCTION We all have online lives, you know – our other homes: The ones on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Hotmail, Gmail and Yahoo etc. Personally, I love my Facebook account as well as my twitter handle. Many of my most robust conversations and interactions have been carried out on the internet via Facebook and twitter. I … Continue reading Dying Digitally

COVID-19 Force Majeure… Or Simple Frustration?

The COVID-19 pandemic and the unprecedented social lock downs in both Nigeria and internationally have seen a rapid increase in queries relating to force majeure. This article gives you the main legal principles and practical considerations in a nutshell. The Law Force majeure clauses are fairly common in commercial contracts but there is no standalone … Continue reading COVID-19 Force Majeure… Or Simple Frustration?