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Stress-Testing the Legal Regime for Single-Member Private Companies

The legal framework for single member private companies was one of the major reforms introduced by the Companies and Allied Matters Act 2020 (CAMA). In principle, this corporate structure allows for the formation, management, and operation of a private company, by a singl..

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Nigeria’s Imposition of Excise Tax on Phone Calls, Text Messages and Data Usage – Implications on Businesses

Taxation is not just a tool to generate revenue for the government. It is also deployed to encourage businesses, fight social vices, lift majority of the citizenry out of poverty, and, overall, balance social and economic needs of the society. When a country focuses its a..

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The Implications of Nigeria’s Refusal to Endorse the OECD/G20 IF Digital Tax Deal

The internet has simplified communication and eradicated distance; however, it has also brought its own challenges. While the generation of remote income has expanded to continents where companies have neither presence nor jurisdiction, the controversy of digital ta..

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The Money Laundering Bill 2022

The Nigerian Senate, on 16th March 2022, passed the Money Laundering (Prevention & Prohibition) Bill, 2022 (the “Bill”). The Bill aims to abolish the Money Laundering (Prohibiti..

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The Streaming Wars: A Win For The Nigerian Entertainment And Media Industry

Online streaming has become a globally accepted means of accessing movies, shows and other video related content. This wide acceptance was spiralled by the Covid-19 pandemic which forced consumers to ..

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SDG7 and the Journey to Nigeria’s 2060 Net Zero Emission Target: A Bird’s Eye View

In 2019, the Nigerian Government, through the Rural Electrification Agency, developed a model to determine the most cost-effective solution to achieving 100% electrification in the nation. The model revealed that 100% electrification by 2024 would require new connections ..

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Climate Change And Energy Transition: Is Nigeria on Course With Its New Climate Change Act 2021

The year 2021 will remain historic as the year in which Nigeria made unprecedented and spirited efforts towards the reform of its energy sector through various legislative and policy initiatives.

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Right to Be Forgotten: TEMPLARS Successfully Defends Google

26 October 2021, a High Court (HC) sitting in Lagos, in a landmark judgment, dismissed a claim for the enforcement of the right to the erasure of personal data, privacy rights and other fundamental rights against Google LLC.

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Attorney General of Rivers State vs. Federal Inland Revenue Service: A Review of the Pros and Cons of this Landmark VAT Decision

The recent decision in the case between Attorney General of Rivers State vs Federal Inland Revenue Service & Attorney General of the Federation by the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt rendered a groundbreaking decision on the implementation and collection o..

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