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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 […]

General November 4, 2016

POLICE BAIL IN NIGERIA.

” The Police is your friend ” ” Bail is free ” These phrases adorn notice boards stationed at Nigerian Police Stations. In practical terms, they hardly hold water due to the challenges encountered in securing police bail. This has been the collective and shared experience of citizens involved with crime, civil wrongs(torts) and squabbles […]

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 […]

Recent News February 24, 2016

DOING BUSINESS IN NIGERIA: EASY STEPS TO STARTING A COMPANY

By Akinyemi Ayinoluwa. As a lawyer, it is important that I  understand my client’s brief before filing a case or rendering any kind of service. I can safely say the process is the same for other professionals, and entrepreneurs. They all have a process, albeit with slight difference.

Recent News February 16, 2016

DIVORCE, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND DEATH

By Akinyemi Ayinoluwa. “Bolanle, battered wife of deposed Deji of Akure dies.“ – July, 13, 2011. “Akolade Arowolo stabs wife to death, cuts her into pieces.” – June, 29, 2011 “How lawyer stabbed husband to death in Ibadan.” – February, 3, 2016 The similar thread in these tragic headlines is that death became the by-product […]

Uncategorized February 9, 2016

HOW ENTERPRENEURS CAN POSITION FOR INVESTMENT

By Akinyemi Ayinoluwa, Hello all, this intellectual investment is meant to spur would-be entrepreneurs and business owners to action. Also, it is meant to stress how the law can be used to position businesses for investment. It is common knowledge that Nigeria needs urgent intervention to realize its economic potential. Our economy is pretty weak […]

Recent News January 31, 2016

COPYRIGHTS INFRINGEMENTS: WHAT HAS TWITTER RANTS DONE SO FAR? CAN YOUR ‘RIGHT TO COPY’ BE ENFORCED?

By Akinyemi Ayinoluwa. In January 2016, the Nigerian blogosphere has witnessed tweet-storms at the behest of prominent musicians. Allegations of copyright infringement have been hurled in all directions. Many are incensed that a colleague, competitor or co-collaborator suddenly went rogue and profits from their works. They accuse them of using a composition and sound recording […]

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