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NEED TO KNOW - BANKER CUS....

Most, if not all of us, maintain bank accounts. Banker-customer relationship begins no sooner the customer opens an account and a banking service is transacted. A remarkable feature of this relationship is its attendant legal righ....

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NEED TO KNOW - LAND MATTE....

A number of laws regulate land in Nigeria, principal of which is the Land Use Act (LUA); the LUA vests land title in each State’s Governor, to be held in trust and administered for the use and common benefit of Nigerians It lim....

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NEED TO KNOW - COMPANY SE....

The idea behind the existence of the office of the Company Secretary is to have a company officer to provide a link between the Company and its Board of Directors on the one hand and the Shareholders on the other. In view of last....

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NEED TO KNOW - LAW OF SUC....

Many are reluctant to make a Will, often described as a “remembrance of death”, due to the superstitious nature of the average African that he who makes a Will is either close to death or believes he will die soon. This result....

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INDIA AND YOU - HELPFUL T....

India’s relations with Nigeria was initially built on historical and political connections, but has gradually graduated to being based more on economic links. Nigeria’s oil is important to India, which wishes to sustain strong....

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NEED TO KNOW - MATRIMONIA....

The issue of dissolution appears unsavoury, the truth remains that the law regulates this aspect of our lives and as such it is important that we examine it, as understood from the angle of the law ...read more

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NEED TO KNOW SERIES - INT....

Intellectual property rights protect human endeavours and creativity, the creations of the mind: inventions; literary and artistic works; and symbols, names and images used in commerce ...read more

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NEED TO KNOW - THE PERSPE....

From the wordings of our anti-corruption laws in Nigeria, it is evident that an individual or corporate organisation could easily fall foul of these laws by a simple act or omission on their part ...read more

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NEED TO KNOW SERIES

In continuation of our series on child rights, we highlight in this edition the basic and unique rights of children as provided under the Child Rights Act (hereinafter: the Act). The Need To Know Series discusses ...read more

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NEED TO KNOW - DOING BUSI....

With the advent of democratic structures in 1999, the country has been a hub of economic activities. The impact of return to civil rule is, no doubt, well defined on the economic sphere. It has brought about steady inflow of forei....

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NEED TO KNOW - PUBLIC PRI....

In recognition of the dearth of knowledge on the contractual arrangement where and how private individuals and companies can partner with governments ‘to do business’, this edition examines the idea of private individuals/enti....

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NEED TO KNOW - RELATIONS ....

Coming closely on the heels of our discussions on the law as it affects and or regulates matrimonial relations, we believe there is no better time to examine the subject: Relations between Parent and Child ...read more

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NEED TO KNOW - THE LAW AN....

The provisions of Section 35 of the 1999 Constitution guarantees the right of personal liberty such that every individual has the freedom to act in a manner he so wishes albeit within the ambit of the law. Thus, it behoves to stat....

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NEED TO KNOW - THE LAW AN....

Only recently there was a news feature to the effect that the Lagos State Government has placed a total ban on commercial motorcycle (‘okada’) operation in Ikeja area of Lagos State. Following the ban ,...read more

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NEED TO KNOW SNIPPET SERI....

The Need to Know Snippet Series is a monthly publication by Perchstone & Graeys, a leading commercial law firm in Nigeria. Articles published focus on a wide range of issues with this one being on the Public Holidays Act, 1979. Th....

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