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What You Need to Know About Suspending an Employee in Nigeria

Did you know that an employer has an inherent right to discipline an employee if this becomes necessary, and suspension is a form of discipline? However, in order to exercise this right to suspend an employee, the power to suspend must have been expressly stated in the em..

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Guidance notice issued by the Nigerian Data Protection Commission on the Designation of Data Controllers and Processors of Major Importance and the Requirement for Registration of DCPMIS

The Nigerian Data Protection Commission has recently issued a Guidance Notice on the entities that are deemed to be Data Controllers and Data Processors of Major Importance (DCPMIs). The Notice was issued on 14 February 2024 and took effect from that date.

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Data Breaches: Compliance obligations under the Nigerian Data Protection Act 2023

Data breaches are now a regular occurrence in the modern data-driven and digital global 
economy that the world has now become. A number of organisations have suffered data 
breaches in the course of their operations with differing degrees of seriousness. ..

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FIRS announces effective date for Finance Act 2023

In a recent update, the Federal Inland Revenue Service (“FIRS”) officially communicated the revised effective date for the implementation of the Finance Act 2023 ( “the Act”). This update by the FIRS follows the deferment of the commencement of the Act by the Finance Act ..

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The Nigerian Electricity Act 2023: Illuminating the path towards Power Sector transformation in Nigeria

Prior to 2005, the Nigerian power sector was largely government-owned. With the enactment of the Electric Power Sector Reform Act in 2005 (“EPSRA”), this monopoly was unbundled and the sector was reformed with the privatisation of the generation and distribution segments ..

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An Overview of the Finance Act 2023

The Finance Act 2023 (the “FA 2023”) was signed into law by former President Muhammadu 
Buhari on 28 May 2023, prior to his leaving office. The FA 2023 takes effect from 28 May 
2023, and it replaces the Finance Bill 2022 (“FB 2022”), which had been circul..

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The Climate Change Act 2021: key points for consideration

In order to protect the Nigerian environment and ecosystem from the ravages associated with climate change and to achieve the reduction of greenhouse gas  emissions in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria signed the country’s  climate change bill into ..

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Client Update on the Start-Up Act

Nigeria Startup Act, 2022 is part of the concerted efforts by the Federal
Government to promote, harness and provide stability to the 
startup ecosystem in Nigeria. Nigeria’s startup ecosystem was ranked as the top 
three most advanced ecosystems in Afr..

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Data Protection – Did You Know You Need to Appoint a Data Protection Officer

Did you know that:

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