Practicing Corporate Governance at Annual General Meetings (AGMs) in Nigeria

Annual general meetings (AGMs) are integral components of corporate governance in Nigeria. Words like resolutions, proxies, votes, shares, directors and investors though synonymous with the Annual General Meeting (AGM) have their unique meanings and importance in the Corporate Governance world.   The general meeting is a regulatory tool which seeks to ensure that the interests…

Whistleblowing: An Approach towards Good Corporate Governance in Nigeria 

Whistleblowing is a very effective but still under utilised as a corporate governance tool in Nigeria. Whistleblowing serves many purposes, the most commonplace being that it allows the general public to report malpractice in workplaces, organisations and even government bodies.    Apart from not only exposing illegal and unethical practices , a properly implemented whistleblowing…

Waking Up Dead Capital in Nigeria: – The Intersection between Law and Economic Development

Our firm Olisa Agbakoba Legal (OAL) and BusinessDay Newspapers co-presented the LEGAL POLICY DIALOGUE in 2014. The forum was a strategic partnership that highlighted the impact of the law on economic development and investment by the two sector leaders in law and business reporting. Waking Up Dead Capital in Nigeria: The Business Case At the…

Economic Tort of Interference – A Tortious Liability that Could Negatively Impact Business Projections

The tort of interference is one of the most unpopular tortious liabilities which players in the business world must be careful of. In simple terms, it means the intentional interference with contractual or business relations. Generally, the law of Torts enforces the breach of a duty imposed by law, to protect the interest of an…

Role of Intellectual Property for SMEs in the Nigeria Fashion Industry

The role small and medium enterprises play in the development of a country is very important. SMEs contribute to the development of Nigeria in terms of employment, growth and development, and marketing of goods and services. The Nigerian Government is turning its attention more than ever to small and medium scale industries and entrepreneurs as…