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Innovations in the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission Mini-Grid Regulations, 2023

On December 29, 2023, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission released the Mini-Grid Regulations, 2023, pursuant to the Electricity Act, 2023. The New Regulation repealed the Mini-Grid Regulations, 2016. The New Regulation introduced certain changes to the operatio..

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Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie

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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Regulatory update: Guidance Notice on Registering Data Controllers and Processors of Major Importance

On the 14th of February, in accordance with its mandate to ensure the genuine processing of personal data by legitimate persons or organizations, the Nigeria Data Protection Commission issued a guidance notice on Registering Data Controllers and Processors of Major Import..

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Werksmans Attorneys

Nigeria’s Gas Case Lights Up the Arbitration World

It has ingredients of a thriller: big money, greed, bribery, deception, picturesque locations… But the main theme of the story is how it has forced a rethink about arbitration in resolving international contractual disputes. In October 2023 in England’s High Court, Mr Jus..

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Alliance Law Firm

Mini-Grids As Catalyst For Renewable Electricity Access: An Overview Of Extant Laws

Electricity access remains a crucial challenge in Nigeria, considerably impacting the country’s economic development, education, healthcare, and overall quality of life. Despite being Africa’s most populous nation with over 200 million people and laden with significant en..

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Duale, Ovia & Alex-Adedipe

Understanding Robo Advisory Services in Nigeria

Robo advisory services have been gaining traction over time in Nigeria with the operation of early version Robo Advisors such as PiggyVest. The growth has been attributed to Nigeria’s growing middle class and increasing smartphone penetration. According to statistics, the..

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Duale, Ovia & Alex-Adedipe

Disconnection of Telecommunications Network in Nigeria: balancing the interest of the service provider and consumers

On Monday 8th of January 2024, the Nigerian Communications Commission (the "Commission"} released a memo signed by its director of Public Affairs, Mr. Reuben Mouka, titled "Pre Disconnection Notice'' 1 The notice informs all subscribers of Globacom that the Commission has..

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Streamsowers & Köhn

Data Protection Law and/or an Independent DPA are Prerequisites for a Positive Adequacy Decision in Nigeria: A Review of Ikigai V. NITDA

On 28 November 2023, the Federal High Court delivered its judgment in the case of Ikigai v National Information Technology Development Agency. The Plaintiff, Ikigai, a non-profit organisation, requested the Court to interpret the provisions of the Nigerian Data Protection..

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Duale, Ovia & Alex-Adedipe

CBN’s Guidelines on the Operation of Bank Accounts for Virtual Assets Service Providers in Nigeria

Amidst the festive cheer, the Central Bank of Nigeria unwrapped a special present. A game-changing Guidelines on the operation of Bank Accounts for ‘Virtual Assets Service Providers’.

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