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Recent News February 20, 2017

DESERTION: WHEN A SPOUSE ABANDONS MARRIAGE AFTER THE WEDDING.

Pixabay.com| This is not legal advice. This piece only seeks to educate and promote a healthy conversation. In Nigeria, there is only one ground for divorce. This is when a marriage has broken down irretrievably. Instances that lead to this include cruelty, adultery, and desertion for at least one year. Newly weds(and old couples) have […]

Recent News February 2, 2017

HOW TO CONDUCT A SALE OF FAMILY PROPERTY.

Unlike real assets owned by individuals, family property (land and houses) is for the use and enjoyment of the members of a family as one unit. Thus, one member cannot single-handedly sell such property. Therefore, for sale of family property to enjoy validity under Nigerian law, there must be the full payment of purchase price, coupled with actual delivery of possession (this delivery should be done in […]

Recent News January 27, 2017

THE IMPORTANCE OF AGENTS IN COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS.

An agent is one who has express (oral or written) or implied authority to act for another (the principal) so as to bring the principal into contractual relationships with other parties. He is under the control (is obligated to) the principal, and (when acting within the scope of authority delegated by the principal) binds the […]

Recent News January 25, 2017

DOING BUSINESS IN NIGERIA: SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP OR SOLE TRADING.

This text explains two similar and popular vehicles for conducting business in Nigeria. They are subscribed to by the ‘not-so-sophisticated’ entrepreneur who runs a small business. Sole proprietorship or sole trading is the primordial and simplest form of business association known to man. A ‘sole proprietorship’ and a ‘sole trader’ are two distinct phrases often used interchangeably […]

Recent News January 23, 2017

THE BENEFITS OF MAKING A WILL.

“To mitigate complications and aid in the procedure of devolution of assets after death, a ‘will’ has to be well planned and drafted.” ― Henrietta Newton Martin Dear reader, are you alarmed by the notion of devising a will? You need not fear. Having a will only demonstrates you want more control of how your earthly […]

Recent News January 17, 2017

WHY IS MARRIAGE UNDER THE MARRIAGE ACT IMPORTANT?

In 2017, it is sensible to marry under Nigeria’s Marriage Act for the benefits it confers as advocated in this text. Prior to contracting a marriage, the law requires that a party must possess the single status. In clear terms, such an individual must not be married to another person at the time of contracting […]

Recent News June 8, 2016

RECORD LABEL – ARTIST RELATIONS IN NIGERIA: OLAMIDE AND YBNL GOT IT WRONG.

By Akinyemi Ayinoluwa. Skales And His Manager In Jail For Defrauding Record Label Of Millions Of Naira. June 1, 2016 – tooxclusive.com Runtown and record label at war! Label sues, Runtown terminates contract. May 31, 2016 – thenet.ng Court Orders DJ Zeez To Pay Record Label N23 Million – MAY 10, 2016 – 360nobs.com Record […]

Recent News May 29, 2016

REAL ESTATE BLUES: LANDLORD AND TENANT ROMANCE.

By Akinyemi Ayinoluwa. Emeka Nwankwo is a legal practitioner with a viable law practice in Lagos. He is a fine gentleman with his head well screwed to his neck.  Temperate, unassuming, a charmer and a typical people-person. Little wonder, in his early 30s he has recorded huge milestones in his law career. Emeka resides in […]

Recent News March 11, 2016

10 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS WHILE NEGOTIATING A RECORD DEAL IN NIGERIA

By Akinyemi Ayinoluwa. In my years of servicing the Nigerian Entertainment industry, I have had to deal with queries on what a standard Recording Contract should entail. My understanding of this subject is shaped from various cases of providing representation to either of the parties at the negotiation table – Talent or Record Company. These […]

Recent News March 1, 2016

COPYRIGHTS: COSON and its Journey to Canaan

  By Akinyemi Ayinoluwa What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing. —- OSCAR WILDE Nigerian music has never had it so good. However, some analysts and enthusiasts probe further with questions such as these: Should famed Nigerian musicians suffer and die in penury? Of what […]

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