Freedom, equality and justice
In a couple of weeks, elected officials across federal and state legislatures, governors and the president, take their oaths of office. They will swear fidelity to the Constitution and undertake to carry out their duties in the manner it prescribes...
When administrative discretion raises questions
Discretion is a huge part of administrative law in most national systems across the world. The constitution and other legislation cannot possibly contemplate or provide a remedy for every single situation, so the government’s powers are delegated to agencies to administer laws in a more tailored fashion.
The problem with linear thinking
Recently, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce posted a message from his Twitter account that said “In the last 3 years, some of us leaders built new houses for ourselves, yet we haven’t built new housing estates for the people. We‘ve bought new private jets yet Nigeria still does not have a national airline.
The ease of being law-abiding
The Ease of Doing Business Index is a yearly publication released by the World Bank, comparing different features in business regimes across different countries, resulting in a league table. Generally, countries in which companies can be registered quickly, contracts can be enforced in courts...
A Competition Act at Last!
In very welcome news this past week, the National Assembly passed the harmonised version of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Bill.
What sort of restructuring can we expect?
As everyone knows, our most benevolent and omniscient ruling class has discovered a new silver bullet – the one thing that will fix all of Nigeria’s problems.
No, all is not well
The premise underlying all think-pieces, postulations and reflections on the future of Nigeria and the steps it needs to take towards reforming itself and turning all its little cogs...
Still on guaranteed unconditional transferability
However, trading in convertible currency, receiving and repatriating it are activities regulated by the Central Bank and not the NIPC. Enter, the FEP Act.
Clarifying our confusions for 2017
It is also confusing when members of the Senate highlight certain other bills as potentially having the power to completely revolutionise the economy –like the Petroleum Industry Bill and