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The Whistle Blower Protection Bill, 2017, on 19th July, 2017, was passed by the Nigerian Senate. The Bill seeks to encourage and facilitate the disclosures of improper conduct by public officers and public bodies and to ensure that persons who make disclosures and persons who may suffer reprisals in relation to such disclosures are protected under the law. The Bill aims to provide for the manner in which individuals may in the public interest disclose information that relates to unlawful or other illegal conduct or corrupt practices of others. The Bill in Section 1 begins by stating the class of…
A lot of Nigerians have misconceptions about some of the principles and laws regarding tenancy law. Having received quite a number of emails over some of these areas of tenancy law, this topic will in no small way help shed light on questions regarding tenancy laws and practice which a number of readers might have. Here are five misconceptions about Tenancy Law in Nigeria; 1. Notice to Quit is to be served after rent has expired The first misconception many tenants have, is that a Notice to Quit should be served after the expiration of the tenancy, thus allowing them…
Though not restricted to the commercial city of Nigeria, Land grabbing has always been a big issue in Lagos state. Property investors were not protected under the law and were being taking advantage of by the popularly called “Omo Onile”, meaning in loose terms “Children of the land” and their sponsors, or privileged individuals who used force, threats and sometimes violence to unscrupulously take possession of land or property belonging to other persons. It is common to see or hear of a crowd of young men gather at the sites of undergoing private construction demanding for unaccountable levies and fines.…
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