EU-Nigeria Business Forum

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Managing Partner Whitgift Law Mrs Victoria Adefala ( Third from Right) was Chairman of the Panel

on Financing Electricity at the 5th EU-Nigeria Business Forum in Lagos, held on Nov 10th 2016. On

the panel were the Honourable Minister for Power, Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola SAN

(first right),Country Manager, International Finance Corporation (IFC), Ms Eme ESSIEN LORE (second

from right) Mr Hugo PIERREL of Agence Française de Développement (AFD) Fourth from the right;

Mr Obinna Ihedioha of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Agency Second from Left; Mr Juan CASLA

Head, Economic Cooperation and Energy Section, EU Delegation, first left.

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The Nigerian Electric Power Sector in 2016

There have been several happenings in Nigeria’s electricity supply industry (NESI) in the last fifteen years or so, commencing with the issuance of the Nigerian Electric Power Policy (NEPP) to the enactment of the Electric Power Sector Reform Act (EPSRA), the establishment of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and also the recent privatization of…

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Jafaru Isa Release: A legal perspective

Former Military Administrator of Kaduna State, retired Brig.-Gen. Jafaru Isa was last week picked up by the EFCC on the allegations that he received N100 million from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA). He was however released hours later to the annoyance of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which questioned the rationale…

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Aidan Partners enters Nigerian legal market

The duo of Messrs. Kunle Ajagbe and Akin Omisade have announced the formation of their law firm, Aidan Partners in the Lagos metropolis. Speaking exclusively about the new firm, one of the firm’s partners, Kunle Ajagbe stated that the practice was a combination of almost 40 years of experience as lawyers working in some of…

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The Anti-Competitive Dimension Of On-Net/Off-Net Price Differentials

On the 14th of July, 2015, Etisalat as the Applicant instituted Etisalat v. NCC & MTN Suit No. FHC/L/CS/1075/15 (the case) against both NCC (the Commission) and MTN seeking among other reliefs; an order of perpetual injunction restraining the Commission from granting any permission and/or approval to MTN to have any differential between MTN’s on-net…

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Prominent Lagos lawyer, Newspaper sued for libel

A prominent Lagos lawyer, Chris Okunowo and a widely circulated national newspaper in Nigeria have been taken to court by two international business men, Ola Rosiji and Anil Ahluwalia  in a N520 million libel suit against the defendants. The suit, LD/ADR/276/2015, filed before a Lagos High Court, Igbosere, Lagos, by the claimants, is asking for damages…

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ICT, legal resource development in 2016: An outlook by LawPavilion

Nigeria’s foremost IT, software and legal resource service provider, LawPavilion is set to take the legal industry to greater heights in 2016. While developing Nigerian legal practice through its electronic tools and automated legal services in 2015, the company did significantly well exporting made-in-Nigeria technology and selling the Nigeria brand in other parts of the…

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GE & P gets new partner

The law firm of George Etomi & Partners (GE&P) started off the year on a cheerful note with announcements of promotions and elevations. First, was the admission of former Senior Associate, Efeomo Olotu into the firm’s partnership. Olotu who joined the firm in 2008 has vast experience in commercial law transactions, Mergers & Acquisitions and…

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2015 Hybrid lecture promotes ADR solutions

Hybrid Solicitors and Consult on the 21st of December, 2015, held her 4th Annual Lecture and Luncheon with the theme ‘National Industrial Court ADR Centre and the Prospects of Labour and Employment Arbitration in Nigeria’. The event which took place at the Banquet Hall of the Westown Hotels in Ikeja played host to captains of…

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