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Nigeria Law in Review - 2023 Outlook

Nigeria Law in Review – 2023 Wrap-Up

2023 was a pivotal year for Nigeria's legal and regulatory landscape, marked by the election and inauguration of a new president and parliamentarians. Our report examines the key bills that became law...

The Nigerian Constitution In Progress: Recent Amendments

On March 17, 2023, President Muhammadu Buhari enacted sixteen (16) constitutional alteration bills (Alteration Acts) that have brought about sweeping changes to the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as...

OALP 2022 Government Business Wrap Up Report

Last year was an active one in Nigerian governance. Being the eve of an election year, there was an increased pace to ensure that legislative business was concluded, in time for the...

NNPC Limited: Understanding the Hybrid Identity of Nigeria’s National Oil Company

With the unveiling of NNPC Limited, one of the burning questions has been on its identity, in light of its incorporation as a limited liability company and the requirement of the Petroleum...

Money Laundering Prevention and Prohibition Act 2022: Enhanced Anti Money Laundering Regime in Nigeria

The passage of the Money Laundering (Prevention and Prohibition) Act, 2022 - which repealed the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, No. 11, 2011 - has introduced significant changes to the legal and institutional...

The Proceeds of Crime (Recovery and Management) Act, 2022: Revitalizing Nigeria’s Anti-Graft War

On 12 May 2022 the Proceeds of Crime (Recovery and Management) Act came into effect. Drawing from local experience in the anti-graft war, and noticeably influenced by international instruments such as the...
Privatization

FGN Concludes Plans to Privatise Key Assets

In recent years, the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) has demonstrated its preference for the adoption of privatization as a way of managing its economic responsibilities to its citizens. With dwindling crude...
BOFIA-GB

The Banks and other Financial Institutions Act 2020 – Spotlight on Notable Provisions

On 13 November 2020, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria assented to the Bill to repeal the almost three-decade old Banks and Other Financial Institutions...
Quarantine Act

The Quarantine Act V. NCDC Act Debate: Legislative Congruity, Legislative Superfluity, or Implied Repeal?

The advent of COVID-19 in Nigeria brought about the urgent need for governments to put in place measures to curtail the spread of the deadly disease. This led to the adoption by...

COVID-19: President Buhari Restricts Movements in some Nigerian States

President Buhari has directed the cessation of all movements in Lagos, Ogun and the FCT for an initial period of 14 days with effect from 11pm on Monday, 30th March 2020.This order...