Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Supreme Court Invalidates Igbo Customary Law Denying Female Descendants the Right to Inherit http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403968_text Customary law; Discrimination; Inheritance and succession; Women's rights - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 06 May 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403968_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Cybercrime Bill Proposed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403853_text Crime and law enforcement; Cybercrime; Intelligence activities - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403853_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Bill Prohibiting Same-Sex Marriage Moves Forward http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403807_text Crime and law enforcement; Families ; Marriage and family status; Same-sex marriage - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 26 Dec 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403807_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Federal Government Adopts Draft Policy to Eradicate Child Labor http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403712_text Families; Labor - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403712_text Global Legal Monitor: Cameroon; Nigeria: Bakassi Peninsula Transition Completed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403677_text Boundaries; International affairs - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 23 Aug 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403677_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Supreme Court Upholds Bini Customary Law System of Primogeniture http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403570_text Families - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403570_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Government Ordered to Pay Local Community http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403494_text Human rights - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 26 Feb 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403494_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Adopted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403408_text Commerce - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 23 Nov 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403408_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Senate Adopts Bill Prohibiting Same-Sex Marriage http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402899_text Families - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 30 Nov 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402899_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: House of Representatives to Consider Legislation on Appointment of Ministers http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402880_text Executive power - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 14 Nov 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402880_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Senate Considering Legislation to Criminalize Same-Sex Marriage http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402833_text Families - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 04 Oct 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402833_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Amputation Imposed as Sentence for Theft http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402803_text Crime and law enforcement - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 13 Sep 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402803_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Proposal for Constitutional Amendment to Reduce Presidential and Gubernatorial Tenure to Single Term http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402762_text Constitution - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 01 Aug 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402762_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Bauchi State Prosecuting Two on Witchcraft Charges http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402759_text Crime and law enforcement - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 28 Jul 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402759_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Court Annuls Election Law Provision Banning Tribunals from Making Declaratory Judgment http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402735_text Elections and politics - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case in which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a political party, challenged the legality of three provisions of the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 06 Jul 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402735_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Freedom of Information Bill Passes Both Houses of Parliament http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402688_text Freedom of information - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case in which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a political party, challenged the legality of three provisions of the News outlets are reporting that both houses of Nigeria's Parliament have adopted the harmonized version of the Freedom of Information Bill (hereinafter FOI). The House of Representatives initially adopted its version of the FOI on February... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 31 May 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402688_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: House of Representatives Approves Sovereign Investment Authority Bill http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402679_text Economics and Public Finance - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case in which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a political party, challenged the legality of three provisions of the News outlets are reporting that both houses of Nigeria's Parliament have adopted the harmonized version of the Freedom of Information Bill (hereinafter FOI). The House of Representatives initially adopted its version of the FOI on February The Nigerian House of Representatives approved the Sovereign Investment Authority Bill (Nigerian House of Representatives website (last visited May 17, 2011), which the upper house had passed on May 11, 2011, bringing the legislation one... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 20 May 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402679_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Senate Approves Sovereign Investment Authority Bill http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402672_text Economics and Public Finance - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case in which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a political party, challenged the legality of three provisions of the News outlets are reporting that both houses of Nigeria's Parliament have adopted the harmonized version of the Freedom of Information Bill (hereinafter FOI). The House of Representatives initially adopted its version of the FOI on February The Nigerian House of Representatives approved the Sovereign Investment Authority Bill (Nigerian House of Representatives website (last visited May 17, 2011), which the upper house had passed on May 11, 2011, bringing the legislation one On May 11, 2011, the 109-member Nigerian Senate approved the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Bill, 2010, which seeks to establish a sovereign wealth fund to manage excess profits from the country's sale of crude oil.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 13 May 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402672_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Court of Appeals Upholds High Court Ruling, No Gubernatorial Elections in Five States http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402631_text Elections and politics - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case in which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a political party, challenged the legality of three provisions of the News outlets are reporting that both houses of Nigeria's Parliament have adopted the harmonized version of the Freedom of Information Bill (hereinafter FOI). The House of Representatives initially adopted its version of the FOI on February The Nigerian House of Representatives approved the Sovereign Investment Authority Bill (Nigerian House of Representatives website (last visited May 17, 2011), which the upper house had passed on May 11, 2011, bringing the legislation one On May 11, 2011, the 109-member Nigerian Senate approved the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Bill, 2010, which seeks to establish a sovereign wealth fund to manage excess profits from the country's sale of crude oil. On April 15, 2011, the Court of Appeals in Abuja, Nigeria, upheld a February 23, 2011, Federal High Court ruling barring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC, an institution with a Constitutional mandate to conduct elections... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 18 Apr 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402631_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: INEC Appeals Court Ruling Exempting Five States from Upcoming Gubernatorial Elections http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402614_text Elections and politics - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case in which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a political party, challenged the legality of three provisions of the News outlets are reporting that both houses of Nigeria's Parliament have adopted the harmonized version of the Freedom of Information Bill (hereinafter FOI). The House of Representatives initially adopted its version of the FOI on February The Nigerian House of Representatives approved the Sovereign Investment Authority Bill (Nigerian House of Representatives website (last visited May 17, 2011), which the upper house had passed on May 11, 2011, bringing the legislation one On May 11, 2011, the 109-member Nigerian Senate approved the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Bill, 2010, which seeks to establish a sovereign wealth fund to manage excess profits from the country's sale of crude oil. On April 15, 2011, the Court of Appeals in Abuja, Nigeria, upheld a February 23, 2011, Federal High Court ruling barring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC, an institution with a Constitutional mandate to conduct elections On April 4, 2011, the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to fast track its appeal against a decision of a Federal High Court (handed down on February 23,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 07 Apr 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402614_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Constitutionality of Provisions of Electoral Act 2010 Challenged in Court http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402607_text Elections and politics - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case in which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a political party, challenged the legality of three provisions of the News outlets are reporting that both houses of Nigeria's Parliament have adopted the harmonized version of the Freedom of Information Bill (hereinafter FOI). The House of Representatives initially adopted its version of the FOI on February The Nigerian House of Representatives approved the Sovereign Investment Authority Bill (Nigerian House of Representatives website (last visited May 17, 2011), which the upper house had passed on May 11, 2011, bringing the legislation one On May 11, 2011, the 109-member Nigerian Senate approved the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Bill, 2010, which seeks to establish a sovereign wealth fund to manage excess profits from the country's sale of crude oil. On April 15, 2011, the Court of Appeals in Abuja, Nigeria, upheld a February 23, 2011, Federal High Court ruling barring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC, an institution with a Constitutional mandate to conduct elections On April 4, 2011, the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to fast track its appeal against a decision of a Federal High Court (handed down on February 23, It was reported on April 3, 2011, that Nigeria's Labour Party (LP) has instituted a lawsuit before the Abuja Federal High Court in which it is challenging the constitutionality of sections of the Electoral Act... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 05 Apr 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402607_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: House of Representatives Approves Freedom of Information Bill http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402547_text Freedom of information - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case in which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a political party, challenged the legality of three provisions of the News outlets are reporting that both houses of Nigeria's Parliament have adopted the harmonized version of the Freedom of Information Bill (hereinafter FOI). The House of Representatives initially adopted its version of the FOI on February The Nigerian House of Representatives approved the Sovereign Investment Authority Bill (Nigerian House of Representatives website (last visited May 17, 2011), which the upper house had passed on May 11, 2011, bringing the legislation one On May 11, 2011, the 109-member Nigerian Senate approved the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Bill, 2010, which seeks to establish a sovereign wealth fund to manage excess profits from the country's sale of crude oil. On April 15, 2011, the Court of Appeals in Abuja, Nigeria, upheld a February 23, 2011, Federal High Court ruling barring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC, an institution with a Constitutional mandate to conduct elections On April 4, 2011, the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to fast track its appeal against a decision of a Federal High Court (handed down on February 23, It was reported on April 3, 2011, that Nigeria's Labour Party (LP) has instituted a lawsuit before the Abuja Federal High Court in which it is challenging the constitutionality of sections of the Electoral Act On February 24, 2011, the 360-member lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Freedom of Information Bill which seeks to provide a right of access to records kept by public institutions and private institutions carrying... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 01 Mar 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402547_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Senate, House Approve Anti-Terrorism Bill http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402537_text Terrorism - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case in which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a political party, challenged the legality of three provisions of the News outlets are reporting that both houses of Nigeria's Parliament have adopted the harmonized version of the Freedom of Information Bill (hereinafter FOI). The House of Representatives initially adopted its version of the FOI on February The Nigerian House of Representatives approved the Sovereign Investment Authority Bill (Nigerian House of Representatives website (last visited May 17, 2011), which the upper house had passed on May 11, 2011, bringing the legislation one On May 11, 2011, the 109-member Nigerian Senate approved the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Bill, 2010, which seeks to establish a sovereign wealth fund to manage excess profits from the country's sale of crude oil. On April 15, 2011, the Court of Appeals in Abuja, Nigeria, upheld a February 23, 2011, Federal High Court ruling barring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC, an institution with a Constitutional mandate to conduct elections On April 4, 2011, the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to fast track its appeal against a decision of a Federal High Court (handed down on February 23, It was reported on April 3, 2011, that Nigeria's Labour Party (LP) has instituted a lawsuit before the Abuja Federal High Court in which it is challenging the constitutionality of sections of the Electoral Act On February 24, 2011, the 360-member lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Freedom of Information Bill which seeks to provide a right of access to records kept by public institutions and private institutions carrying On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters).... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 24 Feb 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402537_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: National Assembly to Increase Minimum Wage http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402473_text Labor - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case in which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a political party, challenged the legality of three provisions of the News outlets are reporting that both houses of Nigeria's Parliament have adopted the harmonized version of the Freedom of Information Bill (hereinafter FOI). The House of Representatives initially adopted its version of the FOI on February The Nigerian House of Representatives approved the Sovereign Investment Authority Bill (Nigerian House of Representatives website (last visited May 17, 2011), which the upper house had passed on May 11, 2011, bringing the legislation one On May 11, 2011, the 109-member Nigerian Senate approved the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Bill, 2010, which seeks to establish a sovereign wealth fund to manage excess profits from the country's sale of crude oil. On April 15, 2011, the Court of Appeals in Abuja, Nigeria, upheld a February 23, 2011, Federal High Court ruling barring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC, an institution with a Constitutional mandate to conduct elections On April 4, 2011, the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to fast track its appeal against a decision of a Federal High Court (handed down on February 23, It was reported on April 3, 2011, that Nigeria's Labour Party (LP) has instituted a lawsuit before the Abuja Federal High Court in which it is challenging the constitutionality of sections of the Electoral Act On February 24, 2011, the 360-member lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Freedom of Information Bill which seeks to provide a right of access to records kept by public institutions and private institutions carrying On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 19 Jan 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402473_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Regional Court Says Government Has Legal Obligation to Provide Free and Compulsory Education to Children http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402408_text Education - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case in which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a political party, challenged the legality of three provisions of the News outlets are reporting that both houses of Nigeria's Parliament have adopted the harmonized version of the Freedom of Information Bill (hereinafter FOI). The House of Representatives initially adopted its version of the FOI on February The Nigerian House of Representatives approved the Sovereign Investment Authority Bill (Nigerian House of Representatives website (last visited May 17, 2011), which the upper house had passed on May 11, 2011, bringing the legislation one On May 11, 2011, the 109-member Nigerian Senate approved the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Bill, 2010, which seeks to establish a sovereign wealth fund to manage excess profits from the country's sale of crude oil. On April 15, 2011, the Court of Appeals in Abuja, Nigeria, upheld a February 23, 2011, Federal High Court ruling barring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC, an institution with a Constitutional mandate to conduct elections On April 4, 2011, the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to fast track its appeal against a decision of a Federal High Court (handed down on February 23, It was reported on April 3, 2011, that Nigeria's Labour Party (LP) has instituted a lawsuit before the Abuja Federal High Court in which it is challenging the constitutionality of sections of the Electoral Act On February 24, 2011, the 360-member lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Freedom of Information Bill which seeks to provide a right of access to records kept by public institutions and private institutions carrying On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill On November 30, 2010, the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS CCJ) ruled that the Nigerian government has an obligation to provide free and compulsory education to every Nigerian child... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 03 Dec 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402408_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Federal Government Sued for Exposing Group to HIV/AIDS http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402369_text Workers safety and health - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case in which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a political party, challenged the legality of three provisions of the News outlets are reporting that both houses of Nigeria's Parliament have adopted the harmonized version of the Freedom of Information Bill (hereinafter FOI). The House of Representatives initially adopted its version of the FOI on February The Nigerian House of Representatives approved the Sovereign Investment Authority Bill (Nigerian House of Representatives website (last visited May 17, 2011), which the upper house had passed on May 11, 2011, bringing the legislation one On May 11, 2011, the 109-member Nigerian Senate approved the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Bill, 2010, which seeks to establish a sovereign wealth fund to manage excess profits from the country's sale of crude oil. On April 15, 2011, the Court of Appeals in Abuja, Nigeria, upheld a February 23, 2011, Federal High Court ruling barring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC, an institution with a Constitutional mandate to conduct elections On April 4, 2011, the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to fast track its appeal against a decision of a Federal High Court (handed down on February 23, It was reported on April 3, 2011, that Nigeria's Labour Party (LP) has instituted a lawsuit before the Abuja Federal High Court in which it is challenging the constitutionality of sections of the Electoral Act On February 24, 2011, the 360-member lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Freedom of Information Bill which seeks to provide a right of access to records kept by public institutions and private institutions carrying On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill On November 30, 2010, the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS CCJ) ruled that the Nigerian government has an obligation to provide free and compulsory education to every Nigerian child It was reported on November 4, 2010, that a group of individuals in Nigeria living with HIV/AIDS have instituted a civil action against the Nigerian federal government for importing defective condoms; it was the use of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 12 Nov 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402369_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Senate Rejects President's Proposed Amendment to Election Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402329_text Elections and politics - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case in which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a political party, challenged the legality of three provisions of the News outlets are reporting that both houses of Nigeria's Parliament have adopted the harmonized version of the Freedom of Information Bill (hereinafter FOI). The House of Representatives initially adopted its version of the FOI on February The Nigerian House of Representatives approved the Sovereign Investment Authority Bill (Nigerian House of Representatives website (last visited May 17, 2011), which the upper house had passed on May 11, 2011, bringing the legislation one On May 11, 2011, the 109-member Nigerian Senate approved the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Bill, 2010, which seeks to establish a sovereign wealth fund to manage excess profits from the country's sale of crude oil. On April 15, 2011, the Court of Appeals in Abuja, Nigeria, upheld a February 23, 2011, Federal High Court ruling barring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC, an institution with a Constitutional mandate to conduct elections On April 4, 2011, the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to fast track its appeal against a decision of a Federal High Court (handed down on February 23, It was reported on April 3, 2011, that Nigeria's Labour Party (LP) has instituted a lawsuit before the Abuja Federal High Court in which it is challenging the constitutionality of sections of the Electoral Act On February 24, 2011, the 360-member lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Freedom of Information Bill which seeks to provide a right of access to records kept by public institutions and private institutions carrying On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill On November 30, 2010, the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS CCJ) ruled that the Nigerian government has an obligation to provide free and compulsory education to every Nigerian child It was reported on November 4, 2010, that a group of individuals in Nigeria living with HIV/AIDS have instituted a civil action against the Nigerian federal government for importing defective condoms; it was the use of On October 19, 2010, the 109-member Nigerian Senate rejected a bill to amend the Electoral Act 2010; that amendment had been proposed by President Johnathan Goodluck. (Kunle Akogun, Senate Blocks Jonathan's Bid to Amend Electoral Act,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 26 Oct 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402329_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: National Assembly Puts Anti-Terrorism and Money Laundering Bills on Hold http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402165_text Terrorism - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case in which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a political party, challenged the legality of three provisions of the News outlets are reporting that both houses of Nigeria's Parliament have adopted the harmonized version of the Freedom of Information Bill (hereinafter FOI). The House of Representatives initially adopted its version of the FOI on February The Nigerian House of Representatives approved the Sovereign Investment Authority Bill (Nigerian House of Representatives website (last visited May 17, 2011), which the upper house had passed on May 11, 2011, bringing the legislation one On May 11, 2011, the 109-member Nigerian Senate approved the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Bill, 2010, which seeks to establish a sovereign wealth fund to manage excess profits from the country's sale of crude oil. On April 15, 2011, the Court of Appeals in Abuja, Nigeria, upheld a February 23, 2011, Federal High Court ruling barring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC, an institution with a Constitutional mandate to conduct elections On April 4, 2011, the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to fast track its appeal against a decision of a Federal High Court (handed down on February 23, It was reported on April 3, 2011, that Nigeria's Labour Party (LP) has instituted a lawsuit before the Abuja Federal High Court in which it is challenging the constitutionality of sections of the Electoral Act On February 24, 2011, the 360-member lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Freedom of Information Bill which seeks to provide a right of access to records kept by public institutions and private institutions carrying On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill On November 30, 2010, the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS CCJ) ruled that the Nigerian government has an obligation to provide free and compulsory education to every Nigerian child It was reported on November 4, 2010, that a group of individuals in Nigeria living with HIV/AIDS have instituted a civil action against the Nigerian federal government for importing defective condoms; it was the use of On October 19, 2010, the 109-member Nigerian Senate rejected a bill to amend the Electoral Act 2010; that amendment had been proposed by President Johnathan Goodluck. (Kunle Akogun, Senate Blocks Jonathan's Bid to Amend Electoral Act, It was reported on August 12, 2010, that despite letters to the legislature's leadership from President Goodluck Jonathan urging quick passage, the Nigerian House of Representatives suspended indefinitely deliberation on anti-terrorism and money laundering bills due... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 16 Aug 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402165_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: NIGERIAN MONTHLY LAW REPORTS Back in Print http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401994_text Government - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case in which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a political party, challenged the legality of three provisions of the News outlets are reporting that both houses of Nigeria's Parliament have adopted the harmonized version of the Freedom of Information Bill (hereinafter FOI). The House of Representatives initially adopted its version of the FOI on February The Nigerian House of Representatives approved the Sovereign Investment Authority Bill (Nigerian House of Representatives website (last visited May 17, 2011), which the upper house had passed on May 11, 2011, bringing the legislation one On May 11, 2011, the 109-member Nigerian Senate approved the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Bill, 2010, which seeks to establish a sovereign wealth fund to manage excess profits from the country's sale of crude oil. On April 15, 2011, the Court of Appeals in Abuja, Nigeria, upheld a February 23, 2011, Federal High Court ruling barring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC, an institution with a Constitutional mandate to conduct elections On April 4, 2011, the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to fast track its appeal against a decision of a Federal High Court (handed down on February 23, It was reported on April 3, 2011, that Nigeria's Labour Party (LP) has instituted a lawsuit before the Abuja Federal High Court in which it is challenging the constitutionality of sections of the Electoral Act On February 24, 2011, the 360-member lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Freedom of Information Bill which seeks to provide a right of access to records kept by public institutions and private institutions carrying On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill On November 30, 2010, the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS CCJ) ruled that the Nigerian government has an obligation to provide free and compulsory education to every Nigerian child It was reported on November 4, 2010, that a group of individuals in Nigeria living with HIV/AIDS have instituted a civil action against the Nigerian federal government for importing defective condoms; it was the use of On October 19, 2010, the 109-member Nigerian Senate rejected a bill to amend the Electoral Act 2010; that amendment had been proposed by President Johnathan Goodluck. (Kunle Akogun, Senate Blocks Jonathan's Bid to Amend Electoral Act, It was reported on August 12, 2010, that despite letters to the legislature's leadership from President Goodluck Jonathan urging quick passage, the Nigerian House of Representatives suspended indefinitely deliberation on anti-terrorism and money laundering bills due It was reported on May 17, 2010, that the NIGERIAN MONTHLY LAW REPORTS (NMLR), first published in 1964 and discontinued in 1976, is back in print. (Innocent Anaba, Monthly Law Reports Repackaged, VANGUARD, May 17, 2010,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 20 May 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401994_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Local Content Bill Signed into Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401950_text Commerce - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case in which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a political party, challenged the legality of three provisions of the News outlets are reporting that both houses of Nigeria's Parliament have adopted the harmonized version of the Freedom of Information Bill (hereinafter FOI). The House of Representatives initially adopted its version of the FOI on February The Nigerian House of Representatives approved the Sovereign Investment Authority Bill (Nigerian House of Representatives website (last visited May 17, 2011), which the upper house had passed on May 11, 2011, bringing the legislation one On May 11, 2011, the 109-member Nigerian Senate approved the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Bill, 2010, which seeks to establish a sovereign wealth fund to manage excess profits from the country's sale of crude oil. On April 15, 2011, the Court of Appeals in Abuja, Nigeria, upheld a February 23, 2011, Federal High Court ruling barring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC, an institution with a Constitutional mandate to conduct elections On April 4, 2011, the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to fast track its appeal against a decision of a Federal High Court (handed down on February 23, It was reported on April 3, 2011, that Nigeria's Labour Party (LP) has instituted a lawsuit before the Abuja Federal High Court in which it is challenging the constitutionality of sections of the Electoral Act On February 24, 2011, the 360-member lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Freedom of Information Bill which seeks to provide a right of access to records kept by public institutions and private institutions carrying On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill On November 30, 2010, the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS CCJ) ruled that the Nigerian government has an obligation to provide free and compulsory education to every Nigerian child It was reported on November 4, 2010, that a group of individuals in Nigeria living with HIV/AIDS have instituted a civil action against the Nigerian federal government for importing defective condoms; it was the use of On October 19, 2010, the 109-member Nigerian Senate rejected a bill to amend the Electoral Act 2010; that amendment had been proposed by President Johnathan Goodluck. (Kunle Akogun, Senate Blocks Jonathan's Bid to Amend Electoral Act, It was reported on August 12, 2010, that despite letters to the legislature's leadership from President Goodluck Jonathan urging quick passage, the Nigerian House of Representatives suspended indefinitely deliberation on anti-terrorism and money laundering bills due It was reported on May 17, 2010, that the NIGERIAN MONTHLY LAW REPORTS (NMLR), first published in 1964 and discontinued in 1976, is back in print. (Innocent Anaba, Monthly Law Reports Repackaged, VANGUARD, May 17, 2010, On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 30 Apr 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401950_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Court Imposes Gag Order on Facebook and Twitter Users http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401881_text Freedom of speech - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case in which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a political party, challenged the legality of three provisions of the News outlets are reporting that both houses of Nigeria's Parliament have adopted the harmonized version of the Freedom of Information Bill (hereinafter FOI). The House of Representatives initially adopted its version of the FOI on February The Nigerian House of Representatives approved the Sovereign Investment Authority Bill (Nigerian House of Representatives website (last visited May 17, 2011), which the upper house had passed on May 11, 2011, bringing the legislation one On May 11, 2011, the 109-member Nigerian Senate approved the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Bill, 2010, which seeks to establish a sovereign wealth fund to manage excess profits from the country's sale of crude oil. On April 15, 2011, the Court of Appeals in Abuja, Nigeria, upheld a February 23, 2011, Federal High Court ruling barring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC, an institution with a Constitutional mandate to conduct elections On April 4, 2011, the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to fast track its appeal against a decision of a Federal High Court (handed down on February 23, It was reported on April 3, 2011, that Nigeria's Labour Party (LP) has instituted a lawsuit before the Abuja Federal High Court in which it is challenging the constitutionality of sections of the Electoral Act On February 24, 2011, the 360-member lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Freedom of Information Bill which seeks to provide a right of access to records kept by public institutions and private institutions carrying On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill On November 30, 2010, the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS CCJ) ruled that the Nigerian government has an obligation to provide free and compulsory education to every Nigerian child It was reported on November 4, 2010, that a group of individuals in Nigeria living with HIV/AIDS have instituted a civil action against the Nigerian federal government for importing defective condoms; it was the use of On October 19, 2010, the 109-member Nigerian Senate rejected a bill to amend the Electoral Act 2010; that amendment had been proposed by President Johnathan Goodluck. (Kunle Akogun, Senate Blocks Jonathan's Bid to Amend Electoral Act, It was reported on August 12, 2010, that despite letters to the legislature's leadership from President Goodluck Jonathan urging quick passage, the Nigerian House of Representatives suspended indefinitely deliberation on anti-terrorism and money laundering bills due It was reported on May 17, 2010, that the NIGERIAN MONTHLY LAW REPORTS (NMLR), first published in 1964 and discontinued in 1976, is back in print. (Innocent Anaba, Monthly Law Reports Repackaged, VANGUARD, May 17, 2010, On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. It was reported on March 23, 2010, that a Sharia (Islamic law) court judge in Kaduna State in northern Nigeria issued a restraining order on users of Facebook and Twitter, stopping them from participating in an... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 24 Mar 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401881_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Senate to Create Corporation to Manage Toxic Assets http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401874_text Banks and financial institutions - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case in which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a political party, challenged the legality of three provisions of the News outlets are reporting that both houses of Nigeria's Parliament have adopted the harmonized version of the Freedom of Information Bill (hereinafter FOI). The House of Representatives initially adopted its version of the FOI on February The Nigerian House of Representatives approved the Sovereign Investment Authority Bill (Nigerian House of Representatives website (last visited May 17, 2011), which the upper house had passed on May 11, 2011, bringing the legislation one On May 11, 2011, the 109-member Nigerian Senate approved the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Bill, 2010, which seeks to establish a sovereign wealth fund to manage excess profits from the country's sale of crude oil. On April 15, 2011, the Court of Appeals in Abuja, Nigeria, upheld a February 23, 2011, Federal High Court ruling barring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC, an institution with a Constitutional mandate to conduct elections On April 4, 2011, the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to fast track its appeal against a decision of a Federal High Court (handed down on February 23, It was reported on April 3, 2011, that Nigeria's Labour Party (LP) has instituted a lawsuit before the Abuja Federal High Court in which it is challenging the constitutionality of sections of the Electoral Act On February 24, 2011, the 360-member lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Freedom of Information Bill which seeks to provide a right of access to records kept by public institutions and private institutions carrying On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill On November 30, 2010, the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS CCJ) ruled that the Nigerian government has an obligation to provide free and compulsory education to every Nigerian child It was reported on November 4, 2010, that a group of individuals in Nigeria living with HIV/AIDS have instituted a civil action against the Nigerian federal government for importing defective condoms; it was the use of On October 19, 2010, the 109-member Nigerian Senate rejected a bill to amend the Electoral Act 2010; that amendment had been proposed by President Johnathan Goodluck. (Kunle Akogun, Senate Blocks Jonathan's Bid to Amend Electoral Act, It was reported on August 12, 2010, that despite letters to the legislature's leadership from President Goodluck Jonathan urging quick passage, the Nigerian House of Representatives suspended indefinitely deliberation on anti-terrorism and money laundering bills due It was reported on May 17, 2010, that the NIGERIAN MONTHLY LAW REPORTS (NMLR), first published in 1964 and discontinued in 1976, is back in print. (Innocent Anaba, Monthly Law Reports Repackaged, VANGUARD, May 17, 2010, On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. It was reported on March 23, 2010, that a Sharia (Islamic law) court judge in Kaduna State in northern Nigeria issued a restraining order on users of Facebook and Twitter, stopping them from participating in an It was reported on March 11, 2010, that as part of an effort to reform the Nigerian banking industry, the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill that would establish a corporation to deal with "non performing... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 17 Mar 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401874_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union; Nigeria: Conference Held on Improving Judicial Performance Evaluation System http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401862_text Judges - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case in which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a political party, challenged the legality of three provisions of the News outlets are reporting that both houses of Nigeria's Parliament have adopted the harmonized version of the Freedom of Information Bill (hereinafter FOI). The House of Representatives initially adopted its version of the FOI on February The Nigerian House of Representatives approved the Sovereign Investment Authority Bill (Nigerian House of Representatives website (last visited May 17, 2011), which the upper house had passed on May 11, 2011, bringing the legislation one On May 11, 2011, the 109-member Nigerian Senate approved the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Bill, 2010, which seeks to establish a sovereign wealth fund to manage excess profits from the country's sale of crude oil. On April 15, 2011, the Court of Appeals in Abuja, Nigeria, upheld a February 23, 2011, Federal High Court ruling barring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC, an institution with a Constitutional mandate to conduct elections On April 4, 2011, the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to fast track its appeal against a decision of a Federal High Court (handed down on February 23, It was reported on April 3, 2011, that Nigeria's Labour Party (LP) has instituted a lawsuit before the Abuja Federal High Court in which it is challenging the constitutionality of sections of the Electoral Act On February 24, 2011, the 360-member lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Freedom of Information Bill which seeks to provide a right of access to records kept by public institutions and private institutions carrying On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill On November 30, 2010, the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS CCJ) ruled that the Nigerian government has an obligation to provide free and compulsory education to every Nigerian child It was reported on November 4, 2010, that a group of individuals in Nigeria living with HIV/AIDS have instituted a civil action against the Nigerian federal government for importing defective condoms; it was the use of On October 19, 2010, the 109-member Nigerian Senate rejected a bill to amend the Electoral Act 2010; that amendment had been proposed by President Johnathan Goodluck. (Kunle Akogun, Senate Blocks Jonathan's Bid to Amend Electoral Act, It was reported on August 12, 2010, that despite letters to the legislature's leadership from President Goodluck Jonathan urging quick passage, the Nigerian House of Representatives suspended indefinitely deliberation on anti-terrorism and money laundering bills due It was reported on May 17, 2010, that the NIGERIAN MONTHLY LAW REPORTS (NMLR), first published in 1964 and discontinued in 1976, is back in print. (Innocent Anaba, Monthly Law Reports Repackaged, VANGUARD, May 17, 2010, On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. It was reported on March 23, 2010, that a Sharia (Islamic law) court judge in Kaduna State in northern Nigeria issued a restraining order on users of Facebook and Twitter, stopping them from participating in an It was reported on March 11, 2010, that as part of an effort to reform the Nigerian banking industry, the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill that would establish a corporation to deal with "non performing The European Union, under the Financing Agreement No. 9356/UNI "EU Support to Law Enforcement against Economic and Financial Crimes," has granted Nigeria's judiciary N5.2 billion (about US$34 million) to help combat economic and financial crime and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 10 Mar 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401862_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Senate Considering Bill to Impose Harsh Penalties on Corrupt Public Officials http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401821_text Crime and law enforcement - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case in which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a political party, challenged the legality of three provisions of the News outlets are reporting that both houses of Nigeria's Parliament have adopted the harmonized version of the Freedom of Information Bill (hereinafter FOI). The House of Representatives initially adopted its version of the FOI on February The Nigerian House of Representatives approved the Sovereign Investment Authority Bill (Nigerian House of Representatives website (last visited May 17, 2011), which the upper house had passed on May 11, 2011, bringing the legislation one On May 11, 2011, the 109-member Nigerian Senate approved the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Bill, 2010, which seeks to establish a sovereign wealth fund to manage excess profits from the country's sale of crude oil. On April 15, 2011, the Court of Appeals in Abuja, Nigeria, upheld a February 23, 2011, Federal High Court ruling barring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC, an institution with a Constitutional mandate to conduct elections On April 4, 2011, the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to fast track its appeal against a decision of a Federal High Court (handed down on February 23, It was reported on April 3, 2011, that Nigeria's Labour Party (LP) has instituted a lawsuit before the Abuja Federal High Court in which it is challenging the constitutionality of sections of the Electoral Act On February 24, 2011, the 360-member lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Freedom of Information Bill which seeks to provide a right of access to records kept by public institutions and private institutions carrying On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill On November 30, 2010, the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS CCJ) ruled that the Nigerian government has an obligation to provide free and compulsory education to every Nigerian child It was reported on November 4, 2010, that a group of individuals in Nigeria living with HIV/AIDS have instituted a civil action against the Nigerian federal government for importing defective condoms; it was the use of On October 19, 2010, the 109-member Nigerian Senate rejected a bill to amend the Electoral Act 2010; that amendment had been proposed by President Johnathan Goodluck. (Kunle Akogun, Senate Blocks Jonathan's Bid to Amend Electoral Act, It was reported on August 12, 2010, that despite letters to the legislature's leadership from President Goodluck Jonathan urging quick passage, the Nigerian House of Representatives suspended indefinitely deliberation on anti-terrorism and money laundering bills due It was reported on May 17, 2010, that the NIGERIAN MONTHLY LAW REPORTS (NMLR), first published in 1964 and discontinued in 1976, is back in print. (Innocent Anaba, Monthly Law Reports Repackaged, VANGUARD, May 17, 2010, On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. It was reported on March 23, 2010, that a Sharia (Islamic law) court judge in Kaduna State in northern Nigeria issued a restraining order on users of Facebook and Twitter, stopping them from participating in an It was reported on March 11, 2010, that as part of an effort to reform the Nigerian banking industry, the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill that would establish a corporation to deal with "non performing The European Union, under the Financing Agreement No. 9356/UNI "EU Support to Law Enforcement against Economic and Financial Crimes," has granted Nigeria's judiciary N5.2 billion (about US$34 million) to help combat economic and financial crime and It was reported on February 16, 2010, that the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill, An Act to Provide for the Imposition of Special Punishment on Persons Found Guilty of Economic Sabotage and Other Matters Connected... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 18 Feb 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401821_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: National Assembly to Consider Anti-Terrorism Bill http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401771_text Terrorism - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case in which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a political party, challenged the legality of three provisions of the News outlets are reporting that both houses of Nigeria's Parliament have adopted the harmonized version of the Freedom of Information Bill (hereinafter FOI). The House of Representatives initially adopted its version of the FOI on February The Nigerian House of Representatives approved the Sovereign Investment Authority Bill (Nigerian House of Representatives website (last visited May 17, 2011), which the upper house had passed on May 11, 2011, bringing the legislation one On May 11, 2011, the 109-member Nigerian Senate approved the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Bill, 2010, which seeks to establish a sovereign wealth fund to manage excess profits from the country's sale of crude oil. On April 15, 2011, the Court of Appeals in Abuja, Nigeria, upheld a February 23, 2011, Federal High Court ruling barring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC, an institution with a Constitutional mandate to conduct elections On April 4, 2011, the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to fast track its appeal against a decision of a Federal High Court (handed down on February 23, It was reported on April 3, 2011, that Nigeria's Labour Party (LP) has instituted a lawsuit before the Abuja Federal High Court in which it is challenging the constitutionality of sections of the Electoral Act On February 24, 2011, the 360-member lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Freedom of Information Bill which seeks to provide a right of access to records kept by public institutions and private institutions carrying On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill On November 30, 2010, the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS CCJ) ruled that the Nigerian government has an obligation to provide free and compulsory education to every Nigerian child It was reported on November 4, 2010, that a group of individuals in Nigeria living with HIV/AIDS have instituted a civil action against the Nigerian federal government for importing defective condoms; it was the use of On October 19, 2010, the 109-member Nigerian Senate rejected a bill to amend the Electoral Act 2010; that amendment had been proposed by President Johnathan Goodluck. (Kunle Akogun, Senate Blocks Jonathan's Bid to Amend Electoral Act, It was reported on August 12, 2010, that despite letters to the legislature's leadership from President Goodluck Jonathan urging quick passage, the Nigerian House of Representatives suspended indefinitely deliberation on anti-terrorism and money laundering bills due It was reported on May 17, 2010, that the NIGERIAN MONTHLY LAW REPORTS (NMLR), first published in 1964 and discontinued in 1976, is back in print. (Innocent Anaba, Monthly Law Reports Repackaged, VANGUARD, May 17, 2010, On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. It was reported on March 23, 2010, that a Sharia (Islamic law) court judge in Kaduna State in northern Nigeria issued a restraining order on users of Facebook and Twitter, stopping them from participating in an It was reported on March 11, 2010, that as part of an effort to reform the Nigerian banking industry, the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill that would establish a corporation to deal with "non performing The European Union, under the Financing Agreement No. 9356/UNI "EU Support to Law Enforcement against Economic and Financial Crimes," has granted Nigeria's judiciary N5.2 billion (about US$34 million) to help combat economic and financial crime and It was reported on February 16, 2010, that the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill, An Act to Provide for the Imposition of Special Punishment on Persons Found Guilty of Economic Sabotage and Other Matters Connected Reportedly motivated by the United States' measure that put Nigeria on the terrorist watch list, the Nigerian National Assembly is gearing up to conduct a second reading of an anti-terrorism bill, "An Act to Provide for... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 13 Jan 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401771_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Several Nigerian States Urged to Adopt Federal Child Protection Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401712_text Children - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case in which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a political party, challenged the legality of three provisions of the News outlets are reporting that both houses of Nigeria's Parliament have adopted the harmonized version of the Freedom of Information Bill (hereinafter FOI). The House of Representatives initially adopted its version of the FOI on February The Nigerian House of Representatives approved the Sovereign Investment Authority Bill (Nigerian House of Representatives website (last visited May 17, 2011), which the upper house had passed on May 11, 2011, bringing the legislation one On May 11, 2011, the 109-member Nigerian Senate approved the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Bill, 2010, which seeks to establish a sovereign wealth fund to manage excess profits from the country's sale of crude oil. On April 15, 2011, the Court of Appeals in Abuja, Nigeria, upheld a February 23, 2011, Federal High Court ruling barring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC, an institution with a Constitutional mandate to conduct elections On April 4, 2011, the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to fast track its appeal against a decision of a Federal High Court (handed down on February 23, It was reported on April 3, 2011, that Nigeria's Labour Party (LP) has instituted a lawsuit before the Abuja Federal High Court in which it is challenging the constitutionality of sections of the Electoral Act On February 24, 2011, the 360-member lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Freedom of Information Bill which seeks to provide a right of access to records kept by public institutions and private institutions carrying On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill On November 30, 2010, the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS CCJ) ruled that the Nigerian government has an obligation to provide free and compulsory education to every Nigerian child It was reported on November 4, 2010, that a group of individuals in Nigeria living with HIV/AIDS have instituted a civil action against the Nigerian federal government for importing defective condoms; it was the use of On October 19, 2010, the 109-member Nigerian Senate rejected a bill to amend the Electoral Act 2010; that amendment had been proposed by President Johnathan Goodluck. (Kunle Akogun, Senate Blocks Jonathan's Bid to Amend Electoral Act, It was reported on August 12, 2010, that despite letters to the legislature's leadership from President Goodluck Jonathan urging quick passage, the Nigerian House of Representatives suspended indefinitely deliberation on anti-terrorism and money laundering bills due It was reported on May 17, 2010, that the NIGERIAN MONTHLY LAW REPORTS (NMLR), first published in 1964 and discontinued in 1976, is back in print. (Innocent Anaba, Monthly Law Reports Repackaged, VANGUARD, May 17, 2010, On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. It was reported on March 23, 2010, that a Sharia (Islamic law) court judge in Kaduna State in northern Nigeria issued a restraining order on users of Facebook and Twitter, stopping them from participating in an It was reported on March 11, 2010, that as part of an effort to reform the Nigerian banking industry, the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill that would establish a corporation to deal with "non performing The European Union, under the Financing Agreement No. 9356/UNI "EU Support to Law Enforcement against Economic and Financial Crimes," has granted Nigeria's judiciary N5.2 billion (about US$34 million) to help combat economic and financial crime and It was reported on February 16, 2010, that the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill, An Act to Provide for the Imposition of Special Punishment on Persons Found Guilty of Economic Sabotage and Other Matters Connected Reportedly motivated by the United States' measure that put Nigeria on the terrorist watch list, the Nigerian National Assembly is gearing up to conduct a second reading of an anti-terrorism bill, "An Act to Provide for It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 04 Dec 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401712_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: New Agency to Monitor How Federal Government Spends Tax Payers Money http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401631_text Economics and Public Finance - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case in which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a political party, challenged the legality of three provisions of the News outlets are reporting that both houses of Nigeria's Parliament have adopted the harmonized version of the Freedom of Information Bill (hereinafter FOI). The House of Representatives initially adopted its version of the FOI on February The Nigerian House of Representatives approved the Sovereign Investment Authority Bill (Nigerian House of Representatives website (last visited May 17, 2011), which the upper house had passed on May 11, 2011, bringing the legislation one On May 11, 2011, the 109-member Nigerian Senate approved the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Bill, 2010, which seeks to establish a sovereign wealth fund to manage excess profits from the country's sale of crude oil. On April 15, 2011, the Court of Appeals in Abuja, Nigeria, upheld a February 23, 2011, Federal High Court ruling barring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC, an institution with a Constitutional mandate to conduct elections On April 4, 2011, the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to fast track its appeal against a decision of a Federal High Court (handed down on February 23, It was reported on April 3, 2011, that Nigeria's Labour Party (LP) has instituted a lawsuit before the Abuja Federal High Court in which it is challenging the constitutionality of sections of the Electoral Act On February 24, 2011, the 360-member lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Freedom of Information Bill which seeks to provide a right of access to records kept by public institutions and private institutions carrying On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill On November 30, 2010, the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS CCJ) ruled that the Nigerian government has an obligation to provide free and compulsory education to every Nigerian child It was reported on November 4, 2010, that a group of individuals in Nigeria living with HIV/AIDS have instituted a civil action against the Nigerian federal government for importing defective condoms; it was the use of On October 19, 2010, the 109-member Nigerian Senate rejected a bill to amend the Electoral Act 2010; that amendment had been proposed by President Johnathan Goodluck. (Kunle Akogun, Senate Blocks Jonathan's Bid to Amend Electoral Act, It was reported on August 12, 2010, that despite letters to the legislature's leadership from President Goodluck Jonathan urging quick passage, the Nigerian House of Representatives suspended indefinitely deliberation on anti-terrorism and money laundering bills due It was reported on May 17, 2010, that the NIGERIAN MONTHLY LAW REPORTS (NMLR), first published in 1964 and discontinued in 1976, is back in print. (Innocent Anaba, Monthly Law Reports Repackaged, VANGUARD, May 17, 2010, On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. It was reported on March 23, 2010, that a Sharia (Islamic law) court judge in Kaduna State in northern Nigeria issued a restraining order on users of Facebook and Twitter, stopping them from participating in an It was reported on March 11, 2010, that as part of an effort to reform the Nigerian banking industry, the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill that would establish a corporation to deal with "non performing The European Union, under the Financing Agreement No. 9356/UNI "EU Support to Law Enforcement against Economic and Financial Crimes," has granted Nigeria's judiciary N5.2 billion (about US$34 million) to help combat economic and financial crime and It was reported on February 16, 2010, that the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill, An Act to Provide for the Imposition of Special Punishment on Persons Found Guilty of Economic Sabotage and Other Matters Connected Reportedly motivated by the United States' measure that put Nigeria on the terrorist watch list, the Nigerian National Assembly is gearing up to conduct a second reading of an anti-terrorism bill, "An Act to Provide for It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi It was reported on October 16, 2009, that the Nigerian House of Representatives is working on a bill for an "Act for the Creation of the National Office of Government Performance and Accountability of 2009," which... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 16 Oct 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401631_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Government Urges Nigerians Abroad to Respect Laws of Host Countries http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401546_text Crime and law enforcement - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case in which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a political party, challenged the legality of three provisions of the News outlets are reporting that both houses of Nigeria's Parliament have adopted the harmonized version of the Freedom of Information Bill (hereinafter FOI). The House of Representatives initially adopted its version of the FOI on February The Nigerian House of Representatives approved the Sovereign Investment Authority Bill (Nigerian House of Representatives website (last visited May 17, 2011), which the upper house had passed on May 11, 2011, bringing the legislation one On May 11, 2011, the 109-member Nigerian Senate approved the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Bill, 2010, which seeks to establish a sovereign wealth fund to manage excess profits from the country's sale of crude oil. On April 15, 2011, the Court of Appeals in Abuja, Nigeria, upheld a February 23, 2011, Federal High Court ruling barring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC, an institution with a Constitutional mandate to conduct elections On April 4, 2011, the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to fast track its appeal against a decision of a Federal High Court (handed down on February 23, It was reported on April 3, 2011, that Nigeria's Labour Party (LP) has instituted a lawsuit before the Abuja Federal High Court in which it is challenging the constitutionality of sections of the Electoral Act On February 24, 2011, the 360-member lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Freedom of Information Bill which seeks to provide a right of access to records kept by public institutions and private institutions carrying On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill On November 30, 2010, the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS CCJ) ruled that the Nigerian government has an obligation to provide free and compulsory education to every Nigerian child It was reported on November 4, 2010, that a group of individuals in Nigeria living with HIV/AIDS have instituted a civil action against the Nigerian federal government for importing defective condoms; it was the use of On October 19, 2010, the 109-member Nigerian Senate rejected a bill to amend the Electoral Act 2010; that amendment had been proposed by President Johnathan Goodluck. (Kunle Akogun, Senate Blocks Jonathan's Bid to Amend Electoral Act, It was reported on August 12, 2010, that despite letters to the legislature's leadership from President Goodluck Jonathan urging quick passage, the Nigerian House of Representatives suspended indefinitely deliberation on anti-terrorism and money laundering bills due It was reported on May 17, 2010, that the NIGERIAN MONTHLY LAW REPORTS (NMLR), first published in 1964 and discontinued in 1976, is back in print. (Innocent Anaba, Monthly Law Reports Repackaged, VANGUARD, May 17, 2010, On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. It was reported on March 23, 2010, that a Sharia (Islamic law) court judge in Kaduna State in northern Nigeria issued a restraining order on users of Facebook and Twitter, stopping them from participating in an It was reported on March 11, 2010, that as part of an effort to reform the Nigerian banking industry, the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill that would establish a corporation to deal with "non performing The European Union, under the Financing Agreement No. 9356/UNI "EU Support to Law Enforcement against Economic and Financial Crimes," has granted Nigeria's judiciary N5.2 billion (about US$34 million) to help combat economic and financial crime and It was reported on February 16, 2010, that the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill, An Act to Provide for the Imposition of Special Punishment on Persons Found Guilty of Economic Sabotage and Other Matters Connected Reportedly motivated by the United States' measure that put Nigeria on the terrorist watch list, the Nigerian National Assembly is gearing up to conduct a second reading of an anti-terrorism bill, "An Act to Provide for It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi It was reported on October 16, 2009, that the Nigerian House of Representatives is working on a bill for an "Act for the Creation of the National Office of Government Performance and Accountability of 2009," which It was reported on August 29, 2009, that the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement in which it acknowledged that a large number of Nigerians abroad have had run-ins with the laws of their... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Sep 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401546_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Senate Passes Senior Citizens' Bill http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401446_text Social Welfare - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case in which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a political party, challenged the legality of three provisions of the News outlets are reporting that both houses of Nigeria's Parliament have adopted the harmonized version of the Freedom of Information Bill (hereinafter FOI). The House of Representatives initially adopted its version of the FOI on February The Nigerian House of Representatives approved the Sovereign Investment Authority Bill (Nigerian House of Representatives website (last visited May 17, 2011), which the upper house had passed on May 11, 2011, bringing the legislation one On May 11, 2011, the 109-member Nigerian Senate approved the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Bill, 2010, which seeks to establish a sovereign wealth fund to manage excess profits from the country's sale of crude oil. On April 15, 2011, the Court of Appeals in Abuja, Nigeria, upheld a February 23, 2011, Federal High Court ruling barring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC, an institution with a Constitutional mandate to conduct elections On April 4, 2011, the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to fast track its appeal against a decision of a Federal High Court (handed down on February 23, It was reported on April 3, 2011, that Nigeria's Labour Party (LP) has instituted a lawsuit before the Abuja Federal High Court in which it is challenging the constitutionality of sections of the Electoral Act On February 24, 2011, the 360-member lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Freedom of Information Bill which seeks to provide a right of access to records kept by public institutions and private institutions carrying On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill On November 30, 2010, the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS CCJ) ruled that the Nigerian government has an obligation to provide free and compulsory education to every Nigerian child It was reported on November 4, 2010, that a group of individuals in Nigeria living with HIV/AIDS have instituted a civil action against the Nigerian federal government for importing defective condoms; it was the use of On October 19, 2010, the 109-member Nigerian Senate rejected a bill to amend the Electoral Act 2010; that amendment had been proposed by President Johnathan Goodluck. (Kunle Akogun, Senate Blocks Jonathan's Bid to Amend Electoral Act, It was reported on August 12, 2010, that despite letters to the legislature's leadership from President Goodluck Jonathan urging quick passage, the Nigerian House of Representatives suspended indefinitely deliberation on anti-terrorism and money laundering bills due It was reported on May 17, 2010, that the NIGERIAN MONTHLY LAW REPORTS (NMLR), first published in 1964 and discontinued in 1976, is back in print. (Innocent Anaba, Monthly Law Reports Repackaged, VANGUARD, May 17, 2010, On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. It was reported on March 23, 2010, that a Sharia (Islamic law) court judge in Kaduna State in northern Nigeria issued a restraining order on users of Facebook and Twitter, stopping them from participating in an It was reported on March 11, 2010, that as part of an effort to reform the Nigerian banking industry, the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill that would establish a corporation to deal with "non performing The European Union, under the Financing Agreement No. 9356/UNI "EU Support to Law Enforcement against Economic and Financial Crimes," has granted Nigeria's judiciary N5.2 billion (about US$34 million) to help combat economic and financial crime and It was reported on February 16, 2010, that the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill, An Act to Provide for the Imposition of Special Punishment on Persons Found Guilty of Economic Sabotage and Other Matters Connected Reportedly motivated by the United States' measure that put Nigeria on the terrorist watch list, the Nigerian National Assembly is gearing up to conduct a second reading of an anti-terrorism bill, "An Act to Provide for It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi It was reported on October 16, 2009, that the Nigerian House of Representatives is working on a bill for an "Act for the Creation of the National Office of Government Performance and Accountability of 2009," which It was reported on August 29, 2009, that the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement in which it acknowledged that a large number of Nigerians abroad have had run-ins with the laws of their It was reported on July 15, 2009, that the Nigerian Senate passed a bill, the National Agency for Elderly Persons Bill 2008, which, if signed into law by the President, will provide support for senior citizens... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 20 Jul 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401446_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Bill Making Electronic Materials Admissible in Court Proposed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401438_text Civil procedure - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case in which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a political party, challenged the legality of three provisions of the News outlets are reporting that both houses of Nigeria's Parliament have adopted the harmonized version of the Freedom of Information Bill (hereinafter FOI). The House of Representatives initially adopted its version of the FOI on February The Nigerian House of Representatives approved the Sovereign Investment Authority Bill (Nigerian House of Representatives website (last visited May 17, 2011), which the upper house had passed on May 11, 2011, bringing the legislation one On May 11, 2011, the 109-member Nigerian Senate approved the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Bill, 2010, which seeks to establish a sovereign wealth fund to manage excess profits from the country's sale of crude oil. On April 15, 2011, the Court of Appeals in Abuja, Nigeria, upheld a February 23, 2011, Federal High Court ruling barring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC, an institution with a Constitutional mandate to conduct elections On April 4, 2011, the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to fast track its appeal against a decision of a Federal High Court (handed down on February 23, It was reported on April 3, 2011, that Nigeria's Labour Party (LP) has instituted a lawsuit before the Abuja Federal High Court in which it is challenging the constitutionality of sections of the Electoral Act On February 24, 2011, the 360-member lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Freedom of Information Bill which seeks to provide a right of access to records kept by public institutions and private institutions carrying On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill On November 30, 2010, the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS CCJ) ruled that the Nigerian government has an obligation to provide free and compulsory education to every Nigerian child It was reported on November 4, 2010, that a group of individuals in Nigeria living with HIV/AIDS have instituted a civil action against the Nigerian federal government for importing defective condoms; it was the use of On October 19, 2010, the 109-member Nigerian Senate rejected a bill to amend the Electoral Act 2010; that amendment had been proposed by President Johnathan Goodluck. (Kunle Akogun, Senate Blocks Jonathan's Bid to Amend Electoral Act, It was reported on August 12, 2010, that despite letters to the legislature's leadership from President Goodluck Jonathan urging quick passage, the Nigerian House of Representatives suspended indefinitely deliberation on anti-terrorism and money laundering bills due It was reported on May 17, 2010, that the NIGERIAN MONTHLY LAW REPORTS (NMLR), first published in 1964 and discontinued in 1976, is back in print. (Innocent Anaba, Monthly Law Reports Repackaged, VANGUARD, May 17, 2010, On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. It was reported on March 23, 2010, that a Sharia (Islamic law) court judge in Kaduna State in northern Nigeria issued a restraining order on users of Facebook and Twitter, stopping them from participating in an It was reported on March 11, 2010, that as part of an effort to reform the Nigerian banking industry, the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill that would establish a corporation to deal with "non performing The European Union, under the Financing Agreement No. 9356/UNI "EU Support to Law Enforcement against Economic and Financial Crimes," has granted Nigeria's judiciary N5.2 billion (about US$34 million) to help combat economic and financial crime and It was reported on February 16, 2010, that the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill, An Act to Provide for the Imposition of Special Punishment on Persons Found Guilty of Economic Sabotage and Other Matters Connected Reportedly motivated by the United States' measure that put Nigeria on the terrorist watch list, the Nigerian National Assembly is gearing up to conduct a second reading of an anti-terrorism bill, "An Act to Provide for It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi It was reported on October 16, 2009, that the Nigerian House of Representatives is working on a bill for an "Act for the Creation of the National Office of Government Performance and Accountability of 2009," which It was reported on August 29, 2009, that the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement in which it acknowledged that a large number of Nigerians abroad have had run-ins with the laws of their It was reported on July 15, 2009, that the Nigerian Senate passed a bill, the National Agency for Elderly Persons Bill 2008, which, if signed into law by the President, will provide support for senior citizens It was reported on July 13, 2009, that the Nigerian senate is considering adoption of the Bill for an Act to Amend the Evidence Act, which would make electronic and computer-generated materials admissible in court. (Sufuyan... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 15 Jul 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401438_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Man Flogged and Put on Probation for Stealing Eggs http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401389_text Crime and law enforcement - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case in which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a political party, challenged the legality of three provisions of the News outlets are reporting that both houses of Nigeria's Parliament have adopted the harmonized version of the Freedom of Information Bill (hereinafter FOI). The House of Representatives initially adopted its version of the FOI on February The Nigerian House of Representatives approved the Sovereign Investment Authority Bill (Nigerian House of Representatives website (last visited May 17, 2011), which the upper house had passed on May 11, 2011, bringing the legislation one On May 11, 2011, the 109-member Nigerian Senate approved the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Bill, 2010, which seeks to establish a sovereign wealth fund to manage excess profits from the country's sale of crude oil. On April 15, 2011, the Court of Appeals in Abuja, Nigeria, upheld a February 23, 2011, Federal High Court ruling barring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC, an institution with a Constitutional mandate to conduct elections On April 4, 2011, the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to fast track its appeal against a decision of a Federal High Court (handed down on February 23, It was reported on April 3, 2011, that Nigeria's Labour Party (LP) has instituted a lawsuit before the Abuja Federal High Court in which it is challenging the constitutionality of sections of the Electoral Act On February 24, 2011, the 360-member lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Freedom of Information Bill which seeks to provide a right of access to records kept by public institutions and private institutions carrying On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill On November 30, 2010, the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS CCJ) ruled that the Nigerian government has an obligation to provide free and compulsory education to every Nigerian child It was reported on November 4, 2010, that a group of individuals in Nigeria living with HIV/AIDS have instituted a civil action against the Nigerian federal government for importing defective condoms; it was the use of On October 19, 2010, the 109-member Nigerian Senate rejected a bill to amend the Electoral Act 2010; that amendment had been proposed by President Johnathan Goodluck. (Kunle Akogun, Senate Blocks Jonathan's Bid to Amend Electoral Act, It was reported on August 12, 2010, that despite letters to the legislature's leadership from President Goodluck Jonathan urging quick passage, the Nigerian House of Representatives suspended indefinitely deliberation on anti-terrorism and money laundering bills due It was reported on May 17, 2010, that the NIGERIAN MONTHLY LAW REPORTS (NMLR), first published in 1964 and discontinued in 1976, is back in print. (Innocent Anaba, Monthly Law Reports Repackaged, VANGUARD, May 17, 2010, On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. It was reported on March 23, 2010, that a Sharia (Islamic law) court judge in Kaduna State in northern Nigeria issued a restraining order on users of Facebook and Twitter, stopping them from participating in an It was reported on March 11, 2010, that as part of an effort to reform the Nigerian banking industry, the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill that would establish a corporation to deal with "non performing The European Union, under the Financing Agreement No. 9356/UNI "EU Support to Law Enforcement against Economic and Financial Crimes," has granted Nigeria's judiciary N5.2 billion (about US$34 million) to help combat economic and financial crime and It was reported on February 16, 2010, that the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill, An Act to Provide for the Imposition of Special Punishment on Persons Found Guilty of Economic Sabotage and Other Matters Connected Reportedly motivated by the United States' measure that put Nigeria on the terrorist watch list, the Nigerian National Assembly is gearing up to conduct a second reading of an anti-terrorism bill, "An Act to Provide for It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi It was reported on October 16, 2009, that the Nigerian House of Representatives is working on a bill for an "Act for the Creation of the National Office of Government Performance and Accountability of 2009," which It was reported on August 29, 2009, that the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement in which it acknowledged that a large number of Nigerians abroad have had run-ins with the laws of their It was reported on July 15, 2009, that the Nigerian Senate passed a bill, the National Agency for Elderly Persons Bill 2008, which, if signed into law by the President, will provide support for senior citizens It was reported on July 13, 2009, that the Nigerian senate is considering adoption of the Bill for an Act to Amend the Evidence Act, which would make electronic and computer-generated materials admissible in court. (Sufuyan On June 16, 2009, a magistrate court in the city of Abuja, Nigeria's capital, ordered that a man be flogged for stealing three crates of eggs from a store, in lieu of a jail sentence. The... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 29 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401389_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Senate to Create Body to Monitor, Check Excesses of Anti-Graft Agencies http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401333_text Government ethics and transparency - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case in which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a political party, challenged the legality of three provisions of the News outlets are reporting that both houses of Nigeria's Parliament have adopted the harmonized version of the Freedom of Information Bill (hereinafter FOI). The House of Representatives initially adopted its version of the FOI on February The Nigerian House of Representatives approved the Sovereign Investment Authority Bill (Nigerian House of Representatives website (last visited May 17, 2011), which the upper house had passed on May 11, 2011, bringing the legislation one On May 11, 2011, the 109-member Nigerian Senate approved the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Bill, 2010, which seeks to establish a sovereign wealth fund to manage excess profits from the country's sale of crude oil. On April 15, 2011, the Court of Appeals in Abuja, Nigeria, upheld a February 23, 2011, Federal High Court ruling barring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC, an institution with a Constitutional mandate to conduct elections On April 4, 2011, the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to fast track its appeal against a decision of a Federal High Court (handed down on February 23, It was reported on April 3, 2011, that Nigeria's Labour Party (LP) has instituted a lawsuit before the Abuja Federal High Court in which it is challenging the constitutionality of sections of the Electoral Act On February 24, 2011, the 360-member lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Freedom of Information Bill which seeks to provide a right of access to records kept by public institutions and private institutions carrying On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill On November 30, 2010, the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS CCJ) ruled that the Nigerian government has an obligation to provide free and compulsory education to every Nigerian child It was reported on November 4, 2010, that a group of individuals in Nigeria living with HIV/AIDS have instituted a civil action against the Nigerian federal government for importing defective condoms; it was the use of On October 19, 2010, the 109-member Nigerian Senate rejected a bill to amend the Electoral Act 2010; that amendment had been proposed by President Johnathan Goodluck. (Kunle Akogun, Senate Blocks Jonathan's Bid to Amend Electoral Act, It was reported on August 12, 2010, that despite letters to the legislature's leadership from President Goodluck Jonathan urging quick passage, the Nigerian House of Representatives suspended indefinitely deliberation on anti-terrorism and money laundering bills due It was reported on May 17, 2010, that the NIGERIAN MONTHLY LAW REPORTS (NMLR), first published in 1964 and discontinued in 1976, is back in print. (Innocent Anaba, Monthly Law Reports Repackaged, VANGUARD, May 17, 2010, On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. It was reported on March 23, 2010, that a Sharia (Islamic law) court judge in Kaduna State in northern Nigeria issued a restraining order on users of Facebook and Twitter, stopping them from participating in an It was reported on March 11, 2010, that as part of an effort to reform the Nigerian banking industry, the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill that would establish a corporation to deal with "non performing The European Union, under the Financing Agreement No. 9356/UNI "EU Support to Law Enforcement against Economic and Financial Crimes," has granted Nigeria's judiciary N5.2 billion (about US$34 million) to help combat economic and financial crime and It was reported on February 16, 2010, that the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill, An Act to Provide for the Imposition of Special Punishment on Persons Found Guilty of Economic Sabotage and Other Matters Connected Reportedly motivated by the United States' measure that put Nigeria on the terrorist watch list, the Nigerian National Assembly is gearing up to conduct a second reading of an anti-terrorism bill, "An Act to Provide for It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi It was reported on October 16, 2009, that the Nigerian House of Representatives is working on a bill for an "Act for the Creation of the National Office of Government Performance and Accountability of 2009," which It was reported on August 29, 2009, that the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement in which it acknowledged that a large number of Nigerians abroad have had run-ins with the laws of their It was reported on July 15, 2009, that the Nigerian Senate passed a bill, the National Agency for Elderly Persons Bill 2008, which, if signed into law by the President, will provide support for senior citizens It was reported on July 13, 2009, that the Nigerian senate is considering adoption of the Bill for an Act to Amend the Evidence Act, which would make electronic and computer-generated materials admissible in court. (Sufuyan On June 16, 2009, a magistrate court in the city of Abuja, Nigeria's capital, ordered that a man be flogged for stealing three crates of eggs from a store, in lieu of a jail sentence. The David Mark, the President of the Nigerian Senate, stated on June 2, 2009, that the Senate will establish a new agency to monitor "the perceived excesses" of the country's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). His... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 09 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401333_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: National Assembly to Expand Deposit Insurance Corporation's Mandate http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401307_text Banks and financial institutions - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case in which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a political party, challenged the legality of three provisions of the News outlets are reporting that both houses of Nigeria's Parliament have adopted the harmonized version of the Freedom of Information Bill (hereinafter FOI). The House of Representatives initially adopted its version of the FOI on February The Nigerian House of Representatives approved the Sovereign Investment Authority Bill (Nigerian House of Representatives website (last visited May 17, 2011), which the upper house had passed on May 11, 2011, bringing the legislation one On May 11, 2011, the 109-member Nigerian Senate approved the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Bill, 2010, which seeks to establish a sovereign wealth fund to manage excess profits from the country's sale of crude oil. On April 15, 2011, the Court of Appeals in Abuja, Nigeria, upheld a February 23, 2011, Federal High Court ruling barring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC, an institution with a Constitutional mandate to conduct elections On April 4, 2011, the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to fast track its appeal against a decision of a Federal High Court (handed down on February 23, It was reported on April 3, 2011, that Nigeria's Labour Party (LP) has instituted a lawsuit before the Abuja Federal High Court in which it is challenging the constitutionality of sections of the Electoral Act On February 24, 2011, the 360-member lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Freedom of Information Bill which seeks to provide a right of access to records kept by public institutions and private institutions carrying On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill On November 30, 2010, the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS CCJ) ruled that the Nigerian government has an obligation to provide free and compulsory education to every Nigerian child It was reported on November 4, 2010, that a group of individuals in Nigeria living with HIV/AIDS have instituted a civil action against the Nigerian federal government for importing defective condoms; it was the use of On October 19, 2010, the 109-member Nigerian Senate rejected a bill to amend the Electoral Act 2010; that amendment had been proposed by President Johnathan Goodluck. (Kunle Akogun, Senate Blocks Jonathan's Bid to Amend Electoral Act, It was reported on August 12, 2010, that despite letters to the legislature's leadership from President Goodluck Jonathan urging quick passage, the Nigerian House of Representatives suspended indefinitely deliberation on anti-terrorism and money laundering bills due It was reported on May 17, 2010, that the NIGERIAN MONTHLY LAW REPORTS (NMLR), first published in 1964 and discontinued in 1976, is back in print. (Innocent Anaba, Monthly Law Reports Repackaged, VANGUARD, May 17, 2010, On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. It was reported on March 23, 2010, that a Sharia (Islamic law) court judge in Kaduna State in northern Nigeria issued a restraining order on users of Facebook and Twitter, stopping them from participating in an It was reported on March 11, 2010, that as part of an effort to reform the Nigerian banking industry, the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill that would establish a corporation to deal with "non performing The European Union, under the Financing Agreement No. 9356/UNI "EU Support to Law Enforcement against Economic and Financial Crimes," has granted Nigeria's judiciary N5.2 billion (about US$34 million) to help combat economic and financial crime and It was reported on February 16, 2010, that the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill, An Act to Provide for the Imposition of Special Punishment on Persons Found Guilty of Economic Sabotage and Other Matters Connected Reportedly motivated by the United States' measure that put Nigeria on the terrorist watch list, the Nigerian National Assembly is gearing up to conduct a second reading of an anti-terrorism bill, "An Act to Provide for It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi It was reported on October 16, 2009, that the Nigerian House of Representatives is working on a bill for an "Act for the Creation of the National Office of Government Performance and Accountability of 2009," which It was reported on August 29, 2009, that the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement in which it acknowledged that a large number of Nigerians abroad have had run-ins with the laws of their It was reported on July 15, 2009, that the Nigerian Senate passed a bill, the National Agency for Elderly Persons Bill 2008, which, if signed into law by the President, will provide support for senior citizens It was reported on July 13, 2009, that the Nigerian senate is considering adoption of the Bill for an Act to Amend the Evidence Act, which would make electronic and computer-generated materials admissible in court. (Sufuyan On June 16, 2009, a magistrate court in the city of Abuja, Nigeria's capital, ordered that a man be flogged for stealing three crates of eggs from a store, in lieu of a jail sentence. The David Mark, the President of the Nigerian Senate, stated on June 2, 2009, that the Senate will establish a new agency to monitor "the perceived excesses" of the country's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). His It was reported on May 21, 2009, that the Nigerian National Assembly is working on amending the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) Act of 1988, a law that established and regulates the powers of the NDIC.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 28 May 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401307_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Bill Granting More Powers to Auditor-General Rejected http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401284_text Government - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case in which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a political party, challenged the legality of three provisions of the News outlets are reporting that both houses of Nigeria's Parliament have adopted the harmonized version of the Freedom of Information Bill (hereinafter FOI). The House of Representatives initially adopted its version of the FOI on February The Nigerian House of Representatives approved the Sovereign Investment Authority Bill (Nigerian House of Representatives website (last visited May 17, 2011), which the upper house had passed on May 11, 2011, bringing the legislation one On May 11, 2011, the 109-member Nigerian Senate approved the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Bill, 2010, which seeks to establish a sovereign wealth fund to manage excess profits from the country's sale of crude oil. On April 15, 2011, the Court of Appeals in Abuja, Nigeria, upheld a February 23, 2011, Federal High Court ruling barring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC, an institution with a Constitutional mandate to conduct elections On April 4, 2011, the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to fast track its appeal against a decision of a Federal High Court (handed down on February 23, It was reported on April 3, 2011, that Nigeria's Labour Party (LP) has instituted a lawsuit before the Abuja Federal High Court in which it is challenging the constitutionality of sections of the Electoral Act On February 24, 2011, the 360-member lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Freedom of Information Bill which seeks to provide a right of access to records kept by public institutions and private institutions carrying On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill On November 30, 2010, the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS CCJ) ruled that the Nigerian government has an obligation to provide free and compulsory education to every Nigerian child It was reported on November 4, 2010, that a group of individuals in Nigeria living with HIV/AIDS have instituted a civil action against the Nigerian federal government for importing defective condoms; it was the use of On October 19, 2010, the 109-member Nigerian Senate rejected a bill to amend the Electoral Act 2010; that amendment had been proposed by President Johnathan Goodluck. (Kunle Akogun, Senate Blocks Jonathan's Bid to Amend Electoral Act, It was reported on August 12, 2010, that despite letters to the legislature's leadership from President Goodluck Jonathan urging quick passage, the Nigerian House of Representatives suspended indefinitely deliberation on anti-terrorism and money laundering bills due It was reported on May 17, 2010, that the NIGERIAN MONTHLY LAW REPORTS (NMLR), first published in 1964 and discontinued in 1976, is back in print. (Innocent Anaba, Monthly Law Reports Repackaged, VANGUARD, May 17, 2010, On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. It was reported on March 23, 2010, that a Sharia (Islamic law) court judge in Kaduna State in northern Nigeria issued a restraining order on users of Facebook and Twitter, stopping them from participating in an It was reported on March 11, 2010, that as part of an effort to reform the Nigerian banking industry, the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill that would establish a corporation to deal with "non performing The European Union, under the Financing Agreement No. 9356/UNI "EU Support to Law Enforcement against Economic and Financial Crimes," has granted Nigeria's judiciary N5.2 billion (about US$34 million) to help combat economic and financial crime and It was reported on February 16, 2010, that the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill, An Act to Provide for the Imposition of Special Punishment on Persons Found Guilty of Economic Sabotage and Other Matters Connected Reportedly motivated by the United States' measure that put Nigeria on the terrorist watch list, the Nigerian National Assembly is gearing up to conduct a second reading of an anti-terrorism bill, "An Act to Provide for It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi It was reported on October 16, 2009, that the Nigerian House of Representatives is working on a bill for an "Act for the Creation of the National Office of Government Performance and Accountability of 2009," which It was reported on August 29, 2009, that the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement in which it acknowledged that a large number of Nigerians abroad have had run-ins with the laws of their It was reported on July 15, 2009, that the Nigerian Senate passed a bill, the National Agency for Elderly Persons Bill 2008, which, if signed into law by the President, will provide support for senior citizens It was reported on July 13, 2009, that the Nigerian senate is considering adoption of the Bill for an Act to Amend the Evidence Act, which would make electronic and computer-generated materials admissible in court. (Sufuyan On June 16, 2009, a magistrate court in the city of Abuja, Nigeria's capital, ordered that a man be flogged for stealing three crates of eggs from a store, in lieu of a jail sentence. The David Mark, the President of the Nigerian Senate, stated on June 2, 2009, that the Senate will establish a new agency to monitor "the perceived excesses" of the country's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). His It was reported on May 21, 2009, that the Nigerian National Assembly is working on amending the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) Act of 1988, a law that established and regulates the powers of the NDIC. It was reported on May 8, 2009, that a bill seeking to make Nigeria's Auditor-General independent of the executive body and create an audit commission, entitled "Act to provide for additional powers and functions for the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 14 May 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401284_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Lagos State Model City Plan Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401278_text Workers safety and health - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case in which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a political party, challenged the legality of three provisions of the News outlets are reporting that both houses of Nigeria's Parliament have adopted the harmonized version of the Freedom of Information Bill (hereinafter FOI). The House of Representatives initially adopted its version of the FOI on February The Nigerian House of Representatives approved the Sovereign Investment Authority Bill (Nigerian House of Representatives website (last visited May 17, 2011), which the upper house had passed on May 11, 2011, bringing the legislation one On May 11, 2011, the 109-member Nigerian Senate approved the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Bill, 2010, which seeks to establish a sovereign wealth fund to manage excess profits from the country's sale of crude oil. On April 15, 2011, the Court of Appeals in Abuja, Nigeria, upheld a February 23, 2011, Federal High Court ruling barring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC, an institution with a Constitutional mandate to conduct elections On April 4, 2011, the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to fast track its appeal against a decision of a Federal High Court (handed down on February 23, It was reported on April 3, 2011, that Nigeria's Labour Party (LP) has instituted a lawsuit before the Abuja Federal High Court in which it is challenging the constitutionality of sections of the Electoral Act On February 24, 2011, the 360-member lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Freedom of Information Bill which seeks to provide a right of access to records kept by public institutions and private institutions carrying On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill On November 30, 2010, the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS CCJ) ruled that the Nigerian government has an obligation to provide free and compulsory education to every Nigerian child It was reported on November 4, 2010, that a group of individuals in Nigeria living with HIV/AIDS have instituted a civil action against the Nigerian federal government for importing defective condoms; it was the use of On October 19, 2010, the 109-member Nigerian Senate rejected a bill to amend the Electoral Act 2010; that amendment had been proposed by President Johnathan Goodluck. (Kunle Akogun, Senate Blocks Jonathan's Bid to Amend Electoral Act, It was reported on August 12, 2010, that despite letters to the legislature's leadership from President Goodluck Jonathan urging quick passage, the Nigerian House of Representatives suspended indefinitely deliberation on anti-terrorism and money laundering bills due It was reported on May 17, 2010, that the NIGERIAN MONTHLY LAW REPORTS (NMLR), first published in 1964 and discontinued in 1976, is back in print. (Innocent Anaba, Monthly Law Reports Repackaged, VANGUARD, May 17, 2010, On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. It was reported on March 23, 2010, that a Sharia (Islamic law) court judge in Kaduna State in northern Nigeria issued a restraining order on users of Facebook and Twitter, stopping them from participating in an It was reported on March 11, 2010, that as part of an effort to reform the Nigerian banking industry, the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill that would establish a corporation to deal with "non performing The European Union, under the Financing Agreement No. 9356/UNI "EU Support to Law Enforcement against Economic and Financial Crimes," has granted Nigeria's judiciary N5.2 billion (about US$34 million) to help combat economic and financial crime and It was reported on February 16, 2010, that the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill, An Act to Provide for the Imposition of Special Punishment on Persons Found Guilty of Economic Sabotage and Other Matters Connected Reportedly motivated by the United States' measure that put Nigeria on the terrorist watch list, the Nigerian National Assembly is gearing up to conduct a second reading of an anti-terrorism bill, "An Act to Provide for It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi It was reported on October 16, 2009, that the Nigerian House of Representatives is working on a bill for an "Act for the Creation of the National Office of Government Performance and Accountability of 2009," which It was reported on August 29, 2009, that the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement in which it acknowledged that a large number of Nigerians abroad have had run-ins with the laws of their It was reported on July 15, 2009, that the Nigerian Senate passed a bill, the National Agency for Elderly Persons Bill 2008, which, if signed into law by the President, will provide support for senior citizens It was reported on July 13, 2009, that the Nigerian senate is considering adoption of the Bill for an Act to Amend the Evidence Act, which would make electronic and computer-generated materials admissible in court. (Sufuyan On June 16, 2009, a magistrate court in the city of Abuja, Nigeria's capital, ordered that a man be flogged for stealing three crates of eggs from a store, in lieu of a jail sentence. The David Mark, the President of the Nigerian Senate, stated on June 2, 2009, that the Senate will establish a new agency to monitor "the perceived excesses" of the country's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). His It was reported on May 21, 2009, that the Nigerian National Assembly is working on amending the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) Act of 1988, a law that established and regulates the powers of the NDIC. It was reported on May 8, 2009, that a bill seeking to make Nigeria's Auditor-General independent of the executive body and create an audit commission, entitled "Act to provide for additional powers and functions for the It was reported on May 5, 2009, that as part of an effort to put an end to the rampant problem of the erection of unsafe buildings that do not meet city codes, the Governor of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 11 May 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401278_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Bill to Amend Corruption Practices and Other Related Offences Act http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401206_text Government ethics and transparency - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case in which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a political party, challenged the legality of three provisions of the News outlets are reporting that both houses of Nigeria's Parliament have adopted the harmonized version of the Freedom of Information Bill (hereinafter FOI). The House of Representatives initially adopted its version of the FOI on February The Nigerian House of Representatives approved the Sovereign Investment Authority Bill (Nigerian House of Representatives website (last visited May 17, 2011), which the upper house had passed on May 11, 2011, bringing the legislation one On May 11, 2011, the 109-member Nigerian Senate approved the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Bill, 2010, which seeks to establish a sovereign wealth fund to manage excess profits from the country's sale of crude oil. On April 15, 2011, the Court of Appeals in Abuja, Nigeria, upheld a February 23, 2011, Federal High Court ruling barring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC, an institution with a Constitutional mandate to conduct elections On April 4, 2011, the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to fast track its appeal against a decision of a Federal High Court (handed down on February 23, It was reported on April 3, 2011, that Nigeria's Labour Party (LP) has instituted a lawsuit before the Abuja Federal High Court in which it is challenging the constitutionality of sections of the Electoral Act On February 24, 2011, the 360-member lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Freedom of Information Bill which seeks to provide a right of access to records kept by public institutions and private institutions carrying On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill On November 30, 2010, the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS CCJ) ruled that the Nigerian government has an obligation to provide free and compulsory education to every Nigerian child It was reported on November 4, 2010, that a group of individuals in Nigeria living with HIV/AIDS have instituted a civil action against the Nigerian federal government for importing defective condoms; it was the use of On October 19, 2010, the 109-member Nigerian Senate rejected a bill to amend the Electoral Act 2010; that amendment had been proposed by President Johnathan Goodluck. (Kunle Akogun, Senate Blocks Jonathan's Bid to Amend Electoral Act, It was reported on August 12, 2010, that despite letters to the legislature's leadership from President Goodluck Jonathan urging quick passage, the Nigerian House of Representatives suspended indefinitely deliberation on anti-terrorism and money laundering bills due It was reported on May 17, 2010, that the NIGERIAN MONTHLY LAW REPORTS (NMLR), first published in 1964 and discontinued in 1976, is back in print. (Innocent Anaba, Monthly Law Reports Repackaged, VANGUARD, May 17, 2010, On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. It was reported on March 23, 2010, that a Sharia (Islamic law) court judge in Kaduna State in northern Nigeria issued a restraining order on users of Facebook and Twitter, stopping them from participating in an It was reported on March 11, 2010, that as part of an effort to reform the Nigerian banking industry, the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill that would establish a corporation to deal with "non performing The European Union, under the Financing Agreement No. 9356/UNI "EU Support to Law Enforcement against Economic and Financial Crimes," has granted Nigeria's judiciary N5.2 billion (about US$34 million) to help combat economic and financial crime and It was reported on February 16, 2010, that the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill, An Act to Provide for the Imposition of Special Punishment on Persons Found Guilty of Economic Sabotage and Other Matters Connected Reportedly motivated by the United States' measure that put Nigeria on the terrorist watch list, the Nigerian National Assembly is gearing up to conduct a second reading of an anti-terrorism bill, "An Act to Provide for It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi It was reported on October 16, 2009, that the Nigerian House of Representatives is working on a bill for an "Act for the Creation of the National Office of Government Performance and Accountability of 2009," which It was reported on August 29, 2009, that the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement in which it acknowledged that a large number of Nigerians abroad have had run-ins with the laws of their It was reported on July 15, 2009, that the Nigerian Senate passed a bill, the National Agency for Elderly Persons Bill 2008, which, if signed into law by the President, will provide support for senior citizens It was reported on July 13, 2009, that the Nigerian senate is considering adoption of the Bill for an Act to Amend the Evidence Act, which would make electronic and computer-generated materials admissible in court. (Sufuyan On June 16, 2009, a magistrate court in the city of Abuja, Nigeria's capital, ordered that a man be flogged for stealing three crates of eggs from a store, in lieu of a jail sentence. The David Mark, the President of the Nigerian Senate, stated on June 2, 2009, that the Senate will establish a new agency to monitor "the perceived excesses" of the country's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). His It was reported on May 21, 2009, that the Nigerian National Assembly is working on amending the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) Act of 1988, a law that established and regulates the powers of the NDIC. It was reported on May 8, 2009, that a bill seeking to make Nigeria's Auditor-General independent of the executive body and create an audit commission, entitled "Act to provide for additional powers and functions for the It was reported on May 5, 2009, that as part of an effort to put an end to the rampant problem of the erection of unsafe buildings that do not meet city codes, the Governor of On April 1, 2009, the Nigerian Senate debated the Bill for an Act to Amend the Corruption Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000, sponsored by Senator Sola Akinyede, which seeks to make the Independent Corruption... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 10 Apr 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401206_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Anti-Tobacco Bill http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401197_text Workers safety and health - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case in which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a political party, challenged the legality of three provisions of the News outlets are reporting that both houses of Nigeria's Parliament have adopted the harmonized version of the Freedom of Information Bill (hereinafter FOI). The House of Representatives initially adopted its version of the FOI on February The Nigerian House of Representatives approved the Sovereign Investment Authority Bill (Nigerian House of Representatives website (last visited May 17, 2011), which the upper house had passed on May 11, 2011, bringing the legislation one On May 11, 2011, the 109-member Nigerian Senate approved the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Bill, 2010, which seeks to establish a sovereign wealth fund to manage excess profits from the country's sale of crude oil. On April 15, 2011, the Court of Appeals in Abuja, Nigeria, upheld a February 23, 2011, Federal High Court ruling barring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC, an institution with a Constitutional mandate to conduct elections On April 4, 2011, the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to fast track its appeal against a decision of a Federal High Court (handed down on February 23, It was reported on April 3, 2011, that Nigeria's Labour Party (LP) has instituted a lawsuit before the Abuja Federal High Court in which it is challenging the constitutionality of sections of the Electoral Act On February 24, 2011, the 360-member lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Freedom of Information Bill which seeks to provide a right of access to records kept by public institutions and private institutions carrying On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill On November 30, 2010, the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS CCJ) ruled that the Nigerian government has an obligation to provide free and compulsory education to every Nigerian child It was reported on November 4, 2010, that a group of individuals in Nigeria living with HIV/AIDS have instituted a civil action against the Nigerian federal government for importing defective condoms; it was the use of On October 19, 2010, the 109-member Nigerian Senate rejected a bill to amend the Electoral Act 2010; that amendment had been proposed by President Johnathan Goodluck. (Kunle Akogun, Senate Blocks Jonathan's Bid to Amend Electoral Act, It was reported on August 12, 2010, that despite letters to the legislature's leadership from President Goodluck Jonathan urging quick passage, the Nigerian House of Representatives suspended indefinitely deliberation on anti-terrorism and money laundering bills due It was reported on May 17, 2010, that the NIGERIAN MONTHLY LAW REPORTS (NMLR), first published in 1964 and discontinued in 1976, is back in print. (Innocent Anaba, Monthly Law Reports Repackaged, VANGUARD, May 17, 2010, On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. It was reported on March 23, 2010, that a Sharia (Islamic law) court judge in Kaduna State in northern Nigeria issued a restraining order on users of Facebook and Twitter, stopping them from participating in an It was reported on March 11, 2010, that as part of an effort to reform the Nigerian banking industry, the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill that would establish a corporation to deal with "non performing The European Union, under the Financing Agreement No. 9356/UNI "EU Support to Law Enforcement against Economic and Financial Crimes," has granted Nigeria's judiciary N5.2 billion (about US$34 million) to help combat economic and financial crime and It was reported on February 16, 2010, that the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill, An Act to Provide for the Imposition of Special Punishment on Persons Found Guilty of Economic Sabotage and Other Matters Connected Reportedly motivated by the United States' measure that put Nigeria on the terrorist watch list, the Nigerian National Assembly is gearing up to conduct a second reading of an anti-terrorism bill, "An Act to Provide for It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi It was reported on October 16, 2009, that the Nigerian House of Representatives is working on a bill for an "Act for the Creation of the National Office of Government Performance and Accountability of 2009," which It was reported on August 29, 2009, that the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement in which it acknowledged that a large number of Nigerians abroad have had run-ins with the laws of their It was reported on July 15, 2009, that the Nigerian Senate passed a bill, the National Agency for Elderly Persons Bill 2008, which, if signed into law by the President, will provide support for senior citizens It was reported on July 13, 2009, that the Nigerian senate is considering adoption of the Bill for an Act to Amend the Evidence Act, which would make electronic and computer-generated materials admissible in court. (Sufuyan On June 16, 2009, a magistrate court in the city of Abuja, Nigeria's capital, ordered that a man be flogged for stealing three crates of eggs from a store, in lieu of a jail sentence. The David Mark, the President of the Nigerian Senate, stated on June 2, 2009, that the Senate will establish a new agency to monitor "the perceived excesses" of the country's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). His It was reported on May 21, 2009, that the Nigerian National Assembly is working on amending the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) Act of 1988, a law that established and regulates the powers of the NDIC. It was reported on May 8, 2009, that a bill seeking to make Nigeria's Auditor-General independent of the executive body and create an audit commission, entitled "Act to provide for additional powers and functions for the It was reported on May 5, 2009, that as part of an effort to put an end to the rampant problem of the erection of unsafe buildings that do not meet city codes, the Governor of On April 1, 2009, the Nigerian Senate debated the Bill for an Act to Amend the Corruption Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000, sponsored by Senator Sola Akinyede, which seeks to make the Independent Corruption It was reported on March 9, 2009, that the Tobacco Control Bill of Nigeria of 2009, currently under consideration on the floor of the Nigerian legislature, is under attack. The Chairman of the Senate Committee on... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 08 Apr 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401197_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Bill on Democratizing Internal Political Party Procedures and Practices http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401190_text Elections and politics - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case in which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a political party, challenged the legality of three provisions of the News outlets are reporting that both houses of Nigeria's Parliament have adopted the harmonized version of the Freedom of Information Bill (hereinafter FOI). The House of Representatives initially adopted its version of the FOI on February The Nigerian House of Representatives approved the Sovereign Investment Authority Bill (Nigerian House of Representatives website (last visited May 17, 2011), which the upper house had passed on May 11, 2011, bringing the legislation one On May 11, 2011, the 109-member Nigerian Senate approved the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Bill, 2010, which seeks to establish a sovereign wealth fund to manage excess profits from the country's sale of crude oil. On April 15, 2011, the Court of Appeals in Abuja, Nigeria, upheld a February 23, 2011, Federal High Court ruling barring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC, an institution with a Constitutional mandate to conduct elections On April 4, 2011, the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to fast track its appeal against a decision of a Federal High Court (handed down on February 23, It was reported on April 3, 2011, that Nigeria's Labour Party (LP) has instituted a lawsuit before the Abuja Federal High Court in which it is challenging the constitutionality of sections of the Electoral Act On February 24, 2011, the 360-member lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Freedom of Information Bill which seeks to provide a right of access to records kept by public institutions and private institutions carrying On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill On November 30, 2010, the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS CCJ) ruled that the Nigerian government has an obligation to provide free and compulsory education to every Nigerian child It was reported on November 4, 2010, that a group of individuals in Nigeria living with HIV/AIDS have instituted a civil action against the Nigerian federal government for importing defective condoms; it was the use of On October 19, 2010, the 109-member Nigerian Senate rejected a bill to amend the Electoral Act 2010; that amendment had been proposed by President Johnathan Goodluck. (Kunle Akogun, Senate Blocks Jonathan's Bid to Amend Electoral Act, It was reported on August 12, 2010, that despite letters to the legislature's leadership from President Goodluck Jonathan urging quick passage, the Nigerian House of Representatives suspended indefinitely deliberation on anti-terrorism and money laundering bills due It was reported on May 17, 2010, that the NIGERIAN MONTHLY LAW REPORTS (NMLR), first published in 1964 and discontinued in 1976, is back in print. (Innocent Anaba, Monthly Law Reports Repackaged, VANGUARD, May 17, 2010, On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. It was reported on March 23, 2010, that a Sharia (Islamic law) court judge in Kaduna State in northern Nigeria issued a restraining order on users of Facebook and Twitter, stopping them from participating in an It was reported on March 11, 2010, that as part of an effort to reform the Nigerian banking industry, the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill that would establish a corporation to deal with "non performing The European Union, under the Financing Agreement No. 9356/UNI "EU Support to Law Enforcement against Economic and Financial Crimes," has granted Nigeria's judiciary N5.2 billion (about US$34 million) to help combat economic and financial crime and It was reported on February 16, 2010, that the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill, An Act to Provide for the Imposition of Special Punishment on Persons Found Guilty of Economic Sabotage and Other Matters Connected Reportedly motivated by the United States' measure that put Nigeria on the terrorist watch list, the Nigerian National Assembly is gearing up to conduct a second reading of an anti-terrorism bill, "An Act to Provide for It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi It was reported on October 16, 2009, that the Nigerian House of Representatives is working on a bill for an "Act for the Creation of the National Office of Government Performance and Accountability of 2009," which It was reported on August 29, 2009, that the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement in which it acknowledged that a large number of Nigerians abroad have had run-ins with the laws of their It was reported on July 15, 2009, that the Nigerian Senate passed a bill, the National Agency for Elderly Persons Bill 2008, which, if signed into law by the President, will provide support for senior citizens It was reported on July 13, 2009, that the Nigerian senate is considering adoption of the Bill for an Act to Amend the Evidence Act, which would make electronic and computer-generated materials admissible in court. (Sufuyan On June 16, 2009, a magistrate court in the city of Abuja, Nigeria's capital, ordered that a man be flogged for stealing three crates of eggs from a store, in lieu of a jail sentence. The David Mark, the President of the Nigerian Senate, stated on June 2, 2009, that the Senate will establish a new agency to monitor "the perceived excesses" of the country's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). His It was reported on May 21, 2009, that the Nigerian National Assembly is working on amending the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) Act of 1988, a law that established and regulates the powers of the NDIC. It was reported on May 8, 2009, that a bill seeking to make Nigeria's Auditor-General independent of the executive body and create an audit commission, entitled "Act to provide for additional powers and functions for the It was reported on May 5, 2009, that as part of an effort to put an end to the rampant problem of the erection of unsafe buildings that do not meet city codes, the Governor of On April 1, 2009, the Nigerian Senate debated the Bill for an Act to Amend the Corruption Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000, sponsored by Senator Sola Akinyede, which seeks to make the Independent Corruption It was reported on March 9, 2009, that the Tobacco Control Bill of Nigeria of 2009, currently under consideration on the floor of the Nigerian legislature, is under attack. The Chairman of the Senate Committee on It was reported on April 2, 2009, that a bill seeking to introduce internal democratic practices within the 50 registered political parties in Nigeria by regulating primary elections, congresses, and conventions was met with serious resistance... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 07 Apr 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401190_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Initiative to Regulate Hazardous E-Products http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401183_text Environmental protection - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case in which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a political party, challenged the legality of three provisions of the News outlets are reporting that both houses of Nigeria's Parliament have adopted the harmonized version of the Freedom of Information Bill (hereinafter FOI). The House of Representatives initially adopted its version of the FOI on February The Nigerian House of Representatives approved the Sovereign Investment Authority Bill (Nigerian House of Representatives website (last visited May 17, 2011), which the upper house had passed on May 11, 2011, bringing the legislation one On May 11, 2011, the 109-member Nigerian Senate approved the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Bill, 2010, which seeks to establish a sovereign wealth fund to manage excess profits from the country's sale of crude oil. On April 15, 2011, the Court of Appeals in Abuja, Nigeria, upheld a February 23, 2011, Federal High Court ruling barring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC, an institution with a Constitutional mandate to conduct elections On April 4, 2011, the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to fast track its appeal against a decision of a Federal High Court (handed down on February 23, It was reported on April 3, 2011, that Nigeria's Labour Party (LP) has instituted a lawsuit before the Abuja Federal High Court in which it is challenging the constitutionality of sections of the Electoral Act On February 24, 2011, the 360-member lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Freedom of Information Bill which seeks to provide a right of access to records kept by public institutions and private institutions carrying On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill On November 30, 2010, the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS CCJ) ruled that the Nigerian government has an obligation to provide free and compulsory education to every Nigerian child It was reported on November 4, 2010, that a group of individuals in Nigeria living with HIV/AIDS have instituted a civil action against the Nigerian federal government for importing defective condoms; it was the use of On October 19, 2010, the 109-member Nigerian Senate rejected a bill to amend the Electoral Act 2010; that amendment had been proposed by President Johnathan Goodluck. (Kunle Akogun, Senate Blocks Jonathan's Bid to Amend Electoral Act, It was reported on August 12, 2010, that despite letters to the legislature's leadership from President Goodluck Jonathan urging quick passage, the Nigerian House of Representatives suspended indefinitely deliberation on anti-terrorism and money laundering bills due It was reported on May 17, 2010, that the NIGERIAN MONTHLY LAW REPORTS (NMLR), first published in 1964 and discontinued in 1976, is back in print. (Innocent Anaba, Monthly Law Reports Repackaged, VANGUARD, May 17, 2010, On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. It was reported on March 23, 2010, that a Sharia (Islamic law) court judge in Kaduna State in northern Nigeria issued a restraining order on users of Facebook and Twitter, stopping them from participating in an It was reported on March 11, 2010, that as part of an effort to reform the Nigerian banking industry, the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill that would establish a corporation to deal with "non performing The European Union, under the Financing Agreement No. 9356/UNI "EU Support to Law Enforcement against Economic and Financial Crimes," has granted Nigeria's judiciary N5.2 billion (about US$34 million) to help combat economic and financial crime and It was reported on February 16, 2010, that the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill, An Act to Provide for the Imposition of Special Punishment on Persons Found Guilty of Economic Sabotage and Other Matters Connected Reportedly motivated by the United States' measure that put Nigeria on the terrorist watch list, the Nigerian National Assembly is gearing up to conduct a second reading of an anti-terrorism bill, "An Act to Provide for It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi It was reported on October 16, 2009, that the Nigerian House of Representatives is working on a bill for an "Act for the Creation of the National Office of Government Performance and Accountability of 2009," which It was reported on August 29, 2009, that the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement in which it acknowledged that a large number of Nigerians abroad have had run-ins with the laws of their It was reported on July 15, 2009, that the Nigerian Senate passed a bill, the National Agency for Elderly Persons Bill 2008, which, if signed into law by the President, will provide support for senior citizens It was reported on July 13, 2009, that the Nigerian senate is considering adoption of the Bill for an Act to Amend the Evidence Act, which would make electronic and computer-generated materials admissible in court. (Sufuyan On June 16, 2009, a magistrate court in the city of Abuja, Nigeria's capital, ordered that a man be flogged for stealing three crates of eggs from a store, in lieu of a jail sentence. The David Mark, the President of the Nigerian Senate, stated on June 2, 2009, that the Senate will establish a new agency to monitor "the perceived excesses" of the country's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). His It was reported on May 21, 2009, that the Nigerian National Assembly is working on amending the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) Act of 1988, a law that established and regulates the powers of the NDIC. It was reported on May 8, 2009, that a bill seeking to make Nigeria's Auditor-General independent of the executive body and create an audit commission, entitled "Act to provide for additional powers and functions for the It was reported on May 5, 2009, that as part of an effort to put an end to the rampant problem of the erection of unsafe buildings that do not meet city codes, the Governor of On April 1, 2009, the Nigerian Senate debated the Bill for an Act to Amend the Corruption Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000, sponsored by Senator Sola Akinyede, which seeks to make the Independent Corruption It was reported on March 9, 2009, that the Tobacco Control Bill of Nigeria of 2009, currently under consideration on the floor of the Nigerian legislature, is under attack. The Chairman of the Senate Committee on It was reported on April 2, 2009, that a bill seeking to introduce internal democratic practices within the 50 registered political parties in Nigeria by regulating primary elections, congresses, and conventions was met with serious resistance The Nigerian Senate recently passed resolutions urging federal agencies, including the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) and the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON), to take the necessary steps to regulate the influx of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 03 Apr 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401183_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Appeal for Passage of Sanitation Bill http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401176_text Workers safety and health - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case in which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a political party, challenged the legality of three provisions of the News outlets are reporting that both houses of Nigeria's Parliament have adopted the harmonized version of the Freedom of Information Bill (hereinafter FOI). The House of Representatives initially adopted its version of the FOI on February The Nigerian House of Representatives approved the Sovereign Investment Authority Bill (Nigerian House of Representatives website (last visited May 17, 2011), which the upper house had passed on May 11, 2011, bringing the legislation one On May 11, 2011, the 109-member Nigerian Senate approved the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Bill, 2010, which seeks to establish a sovereign wealth fund to manage excess profits from the country's sale of crude oil. On April 15, 2011, the Court of Appeals in Abuja, Nigeria, upheld a February 23, 2011, Federal High Court ruling barring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC, an institution with a Constitutional mandate to conduct elections On April 4, 2011, the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to fast track its appeal against a decision of a Federal High Court (handed down on February 23, It was reported on April 3, 2011, that Nigeria's Labour Party (LP) has instituted a lawsuit before the Abuja Federal High Court in which it is challenging the constitutionality of sections of the Electoral Act On February 24, 2011, the 360-member lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Freedom of Information Bill which seeks to provide a right of access to records kept by public institutions and private institutions carrying On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill On November 30, 2010, the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS CCJ) ruled that the Nigerian government has an obligation to provide free and compulsory education to every Nigerian child It was reported on November 4, 2010, that a group of individuals in Nigeria living with HIV/AIDS have instituted a civil action against the Nigerian federal government for importing defective condoms; it was the use of On October 19, 2010, the 109-member Nigerian Senate rejected a bill to amend the Electoral Act 2010; that amendment had been proposed by President Johnathan Goodluck. (Kunle Akogun, Senate Blocks Jonathan's Bid to Amend Electoral Act, It was reported on August 12, 2010, that despite letters to the legislature's leadership from President Goodluck Jonathan urging quick passage, the Nigerian House of Representatives suspended indefinitely deliberation on anti-terrorism and money laundering bills due It was reported on May 17, 2010, that the NIGERIAN MONTHLY LAW REPORTS (NMLR), first published in 1964 and discontinued in 1976, is back in print. (Innocent Anaba, Monthly Law Reports Repackaged, VANGUARD, May 17, 2010, On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. It was reported on March 23, 2010, that a Sharia (Islamic law) court judge in Kaduna State in northern Nigeria issued a restraining order on users of Facebook and Twitter, stopping them from participating in an It was reported on March 11, 2010, that as part of an effort to reform the Nigerian banking industry, the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill that would establish a corporation to deal with "non performing The European Union, under the Financing Agreement No. 9356/UNI "EU Support to Law Enforcement against Economic and Financial Crimes," has granted Nigeria's judiciary N5.2 billion (about US$34 million) to help combat economic and financial crime and It was reported on February 16, 2010, that the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill, An Act to Provide for the Imposition of Special Punishment on Persons Found Guilty of Economic Sabotage and Other Matters Connected Reportedly motivated by the United States' measure that put Nigeria on the terrorist watch list, the Nigerian National Assembly is gearing up to conduct a second reading of an anti-terrorism bill, "An Act to Provide for It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi It was reported on October 16, 2009, that the Nigerian House of Representatives is working on a bill for an "Act for the Creation of the National Office of Government Performance and Accountability of 2009," which It was reported on August 29, 2009, that the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement in which it acknowledged that a large number of Nigerians abroad have had run-ins with the laws of their It was reported on July 15, 2009, that the Nigerian Senate passed a bill, the National Agency for Elderly Persons Bill 2008, which, if signed into law by the President, will provide support for senior citizens It was reported on July 13, 2009, that the Nigerian senate is considering adoption of the Bill for an Act to Amend the Evidence Act, which would make electronic and computer-generated materials admissible in court. (Sufuyan On June 16, 2009, a magistrate court in the city of Abuja, Nigeria's capital, ordered that a man be flogged for stealing three crates of eggs from a store, in lieu of a jail sentence. The David Mark, the President of the Nigerian Senate, stated on June 2, 2009, that the Senate will establish a new agency to monitor "the perceived excesses" of the country's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). His It was reported on May 21, 2009, that the Nigerian National Assembly is working on amending the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) Act of 1988, a law that established and regulates the powers of the NDIC. It was reported on May 8, 2009, that a bill seeking to make Nigeria's Auditor-General independent of the executive body and create an audit commission, entitled "Act to provide for additional powers and functions for the It was reported on May 5, 2009, that as part of an effort to put an end to the rampant problem of the erection of unsafe buildings that do not meet city codes, the Governor of On April 1, 2009, the Nigerian Senate debated the Bill for an Act to Amend the Corruption Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000, sponsored by Senator Sola Akinyede, which seeks to make the Independent Corruption It was reported on March 9, 2009, that the Tobacco Control Bill of Nigeria of 2009, currently under consideration on the floor of the Nigerian legislature, is under attack. The Chairman of the Senate Committee on It was reported on April 2, 2009, that a bill seeking to introduce internal democratic practices within the 50 registered political parties in Nigeria by regulating primary elections, congresses, and conventions was met with serious resistance The Nigerian Senate recently passed resolutions urging federal agencies, including the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) and the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON), to take the necessary steps to regulate the influx of It was reported on March 24, 2009, that the Registrar of the Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria, Augustine Ebisike, called for the passage of the Environmental Health Control and Enforcement Sanitation Act, which has... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 31 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401176_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Discrimination Against the Disabled Outlawed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401147_text Discrimination - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case in which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a political party, challenged the legality of three provisions of the News outlets are reporting that both houses of Nigeria's Parliament have adopted the harmonized version of the Freedom of Information Bill (hereinafter FOI). The House of Representatives initially adopted its version of the FOI on February The Nigerian House of Representatives approved the Sovereign Investment Authority Bill (Nigerian House of Representatives website (last visited May 17, 2011), which the upper house had passed on May 11, 2011, bringing the legislation one On May 11, 2011, the 109-member Nigerian Senate approved the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Bill, 2010, which seeks to establish a sovereign wealth fund to manage excess profits from the country's sale of crude oil. On April 15, 2011, the Court of Appeals in Abuja, Nigeria, upheld a February 23, 2011, Federal High Court ruling barring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC, an institution with a Constitutional mandate to conduct elections On April 4, 2011, the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to fast track its appeal against a decision of a Federal High Court (handed down on February 23, It was reported on April 3, 2011, that Nigeria's Labour Party (LP) has instituted a lawsuit before the Abuja Federal High Court in which it is challenging the constitutionality of sections of the Electoral Act On February 24, 2011, the 360-member lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Freedom of Information Bill which seeks to provide a right of access to records kept by public institutions and private institutions carrying On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill On November 30, 2010, the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS CCJ) ruled that the Nigerian government has an obligation to provide free and compulsory education to every Nigerian child It was reported on November 4, 2010, that a group of individuals in Nigeria living with HIV/AIDS have instituted a civil action against the Nigerian federal government for importing defective condoms; it was the use of On October 19, 2010, the 109-member Nigerian Senate rejected a bill to amend the Electoral Act 2010; that amendment had been proposed by President Johnathan Goodluck. (Kunle Akogun, Senate Blocks Jonathan's Bid to Amend Electoral Act, It was reported on August 12, 2010, that despite letters to the legislature's leadership from President Goodluck Jonathan urging quick passage, the Nigerian House of Representatives suspended indefinitely deliberation on anti-terrorism and money laundering bills due It was reported on May 17, 2010, that the NIGERIAN MONTHLY LAW REPORTS (NMLR), first published in 1964 and discontinued in 1976, is back in print. (Innocent Anaba, Monthly Law Reports Repackaged, VANGUARD, May 17, 2010, On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. It was reported on March 23, 2010, that a Sharia (Islamic law) court judge in Kaduna State in northern Nigeria issued a restraining order on users of Facebook and Twitter, stopping them from participating in an It was reported on March 11, 2010, that as part of an effort to reform the Nigerian banking industry, the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill that would establish a corporation to deal with "non performing The European Union, under the Financing Agreement No. 9356/UNI "EU Support to Law Enforcement against Economic and Financial Crimes," has granted Nigeria's judiciary N5.2 billion (about US$34 million) to help combat economic and financial crime and It was reported on February 16, 2010, that the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill, An Act to Provide for the Imposition of Special Punishment on Persons Found Guilty of Economic Sabotage and Other Matters Connected Reportedly motivated by the United States' measure that put Nigeria on the terrorist watch list, the Nigerian National Assembly is gearing up to conduct a second reading of an anti-terrorism bill, "An Act to Provide for It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi It was reported on October 16, 2009, that the Nigerian House of Representatives is working on a bill for an "Act for the Creation of the National Office of Government Performance and Accountability of 2009," which It was reported on August 29, 2009, that the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement in which it acknowledged that a large number of Nigerians abroad have had run-ins with the laws of their It was reported on July 15, 2009, that the Nigerian Senate passed a bill, the National Agency for Elderly Persons Bill 2008, which, if signed into law by the President, will provide support for senior citizens It was reported on July 13, 2009, that the Nigerian senate is considering adoption of the Bill for an Act to Amend the Evidence Act, which would make electronic and computer-generated materials admissible in court. (Sufuyan On June 16, 2009, a magistrate court in the city of Abuja, Nigeria's capital, ordered that a man be flogged for stealing three crates of eggs from a store, in lieu of a jail sentence. The David Mark, the President of the Nigerian Senate, stated on June 2, 2009, that the Senate will establish a new agency to monitor "the perceived excesses" of the country's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). His It was reported on May 21, 2009, that the Nigerian National Assembly is working on amending the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) Act of 1988, a law that established and regulates the powers of the NDIC. It was reported on May 8, 2009, that a bill seeking to make Nigeria's Auditor-General independent of the executive body and create an audit commission, entitled "Act to provide for additional powers and functions for the It was reported on May 5, 2009, that as part of an effort to put an end to the rampant problem of the erection of unsafe buildings that do not meet city codes, the Governor of On April 1, 2009, the Nigerian Senate debated the Bill for an Act to Amend the Corruption Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000, sponsored by Senator Sola Akinyede, which seeks to make the Independent Corruption It was reported on March 9, 2009, that the Tobacco Control Bill of Nigeria of 2009, currently under consideration on the floor of the Nigerian legislature, is under attack. The Chairman of the Senate Committee on It was reported on April 2, 2009, that a bill seeking to introduce internal democratic practices within the 50 registered political parties in Nigeria by regulating primary elections, congresses, and conventions was met with serious resistance The Nigerian Senate recently passed resolutions urging federal agencies, including the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) and the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON), to take the necessary steps to regulate the influx of It was reported on March 24, 2009, that the Registrar of the Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria, Augustine Ebisike, called for the passage of the Environmental Health Control and Enforcement Sanitation Act, which has On March 9, 2009, the Nigerian Senate passed into law a bill outlawing discrimination against the disabled. This law, which was sponsored by Senator Bode Olajumoke of Ondo State, requires government and public organizations to make... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 19 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401147_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Bill on Discriminating Against Persons Living with AIDS http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401097_text Discrimination - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case in which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a political party, challenged the legality of three provisions of the News outlets are reporting that both houses of Nigeria's Parliament have adopted the harmonized version of the Freedom of Information Bill (hereinafter FOI). The House of Representatives initially adopted its version of the FOI on February The Nigerian House of Representatives approved the Sovereign Investment Authority Bill (Nigerian House of Representatives website (last visited May 17, 2011), which the upper house had passed on May 11, 2011, bringing the legislation one On May 11, 2011, the 109-member Nigerian Senate approved the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Bill, 2010, which seeks to establish a sovereign wealth fund to manage excess profits from the country's sale of crude oil. On April 15, 2011, the Court of Appeals in Abuja, Nigeria, upheld a February 23, 2011, Federal High Court ruling barring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC, an institution with a Constitutional mandate to conduct elections On April 4, 2011, the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to fast track its appeal against a decision of a Federal High Court (handed down on February 23, It was reported on April 3, 2011, that Nigeria's Labour Party (LP) has instituted a lawsuit before the Abuja Federal High Court in which it is challenging the constitutionality of sections of the Electoral Act On February 24, 2011, the 360-member lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Freedom of Information Bill which seeks to provide a right of access to records kept by public institutions and private institutions carrying On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill On November 30, 2010, the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS CCJ) ruled that the Nigerian government has an obligation to provide free and compulsory education to every Nigerian child It was reported on November 4, 2010, that a group of individuals in Nigeria living with HIV/AIDS have instituted a civil action against the Nigerian federal government for importing defective condoms; it was the use of On October 19, 2010, the 109-member Nigerian Senate rejected a bill to amend the Electoral Act 2010; that amendment had been proposed by President Johnathan Goodluck. (Kunle Akogun, Senate Blocks Jonathan's Bid to Amend Electoral Act, It was reported on August 12, 2010, that despite letters to the legislature's leadership from President Goodluck Jonathan urging quick passage, the Nigerian House of Representatives suspended indefinitely deliberation on anti-terrorism and money laundering bills due It was reported on May 17, 2010, that the NIGERIAN MONTHLY LAW REPORTS (NMLR), first published in 1964 and discontinued in 1976, is back in print. (Innocent Anaba, Monthly Law Reports Repackaged, VANGUARD, May 17, 2010, On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. It was reported on March 23, 2010, that a Sharia (Islamic law) court judge in Kaduna State in northern Nigeria issued a restraining order on users of Facebook and Twitter, stopping them from participating in an It was reported on March 11, 2010, that as part of an effort to reform the Nigerian banking industry, the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill that would establish a corporation to deal with "non performing The European Union, under the Financing Agreement No. 9356/UNI "EU Support to Law Enforcement against Economic and Financial Crimes," has granted Nigeria's judiciary N5.2 billion (about US$34 million) to help combat economic and financial crime and It was reported on February 16, 2010, that the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill, An Act to Provide for the Imposition of Special Punishment on Persons Found Guilty of Economic Sabotage and Other Matters Connected Reportedly motivated by the United States' measure that put Nigeria on the terrorist watch list, the Nigerian National Assembly is gearing up to conduct a second reading of an anti-terrorism bill, "An Act to Provide for It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi It was reported on October 16, 2009, that the Nigerian House of Representatives is working on a bill for an "Act for the Creation of the National Office of Government Performance and Accountability of 2009," which It was reported on August 29, 2009, that the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement in which it acknowledged that a large number of Nigerians abroad have had run-ins with the laws of their It was reported on July 15, 2009, that the Nigerian Senate passed a bill, the National Agency for Elderly Persons Bill 2008, which, if signed into law by the President, will provide support for senior citizens It was reported on July 13, 2009, that the Nigerian senate is considering adoption of the Bill for an Act to Amend the Evidence Act, which would make electronic and computer-generated materials admissible in court. (Sufuyan On June 16, 2009, a magistrate court in the city of Abuja, Nigeria's capital, ordered that a man be flogged for stealing three crates of eggs from a store, in lieu of a jail sentence. The David Mark, the President of the Nigerian Senate, stated on June 2, 2009, that the Senate will establish a new agency to monitor "the perceived excesses" of the country's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). His It was reported on May 21, 2009, that the Nigerian National Assembly is working on amending the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) Act of 1988, a law that established and regulates the powers of the NDIC. It was reported on May 8, 2009, that a bill seeking to make Nigeria's Auditor-General independent of the executive body and create an audit commission, entitled "Act to provide for additional powers and functions for the It was reported on May 5, 2009, that as part of an effort to put an end to the rampant problem of the erection of unsafe buildings that do not meet city codes, the Governor of On April 1, 2009, the Nigerian Senate debated the Bill for an Act to Amend the Corruption Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000, sponsored by Senator Sola Akinyede, which seeks to make the Independent Corruption It was reported on March 9, 2009, that the Tobacco Control Bill of Nigeria of 2009, currently under consideration on the floor of the Nigerian legislature, is under attack. The Chairman of the Senate Committee on It was reported on April 2, 2009, that a bill seeking to introduce internal democratic practices within the 50 registered political parties in Nigeria by regulating primary elections, congresses, and conventions was met with serious resistance The Nigerian Senate recently passed resolutions urging federal agencies, including the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) and the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON), to take the necessary steps to regulate the influx of It was reported on March 24, 2009, that the Registrar of the Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria, Augustine Ebisike, called for the passage of the Environmental Health Control and Enforcement Sanitation Act, which has On March 9, 2009, the Nigerian Senate passed into law a bill outlawing discrimination against the disabled. This law, which was sponsored by Senator Bode Olajumoke of Ondo State, requires government and public organizations to make It was reported on March 3, 2009, that a bill that makes discriminating against people living with HIV and AIDS a criminal offense is under consideration by Nigeria's House of Representatives. The bill underwent a second... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 10 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401097_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Several States Adopt Laws on Kidnapping http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401027_text Crime and law enforcement - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case in which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a political party, challenged the legality of three provisions of the News outlets are reporting that both houses of Nigeria's Parliament have adopted the harmonized version of the Freedom of Information Bill (hereinafter FOI). The House of Representatives initially adopted its version of the FOI on February The Nigerian House of Representatives approved the Sovereign Investment Authority Bill (Nigerian House of Representatives website (last visited May 17, 2011), which the upper house had passed on May 11, 2011, bringing the legislation one On May 11, 2011, the 109-member Nigerian Senate approved the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Bill, 2010, which seeks to establish a sovereign wealth fund to manage excess profits from the country's sale of crude oil. On April 15, 2011, the Court of Appeals in Abuja, Nigeria, upheld a February 23, 2011, Federal High Court ruling barring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC, an institution with a Constitutional mandate to conduct elections On April 4, 2011, the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to fast track its appeal against a decision of a Federal High Court (handed down on February 23, It was reported on April 3, 2011, that Nigeria's Labour Party (LP) has instituted a lawsuit before the Abuja Federal High Court in which it is challenging the constitutionality of sections of the Electoral Act On February 24, 2011, the 360-member lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Freedom of Information Bill which seeks to provide a right of access to records kept by public institutions and private institutions carrying On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill On November 30, 2010, the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS CCJ) ruled that the Nigerian government has an obligation to provide free and compulsory education to every Nigerian child It was reported on November 4, 2010, that a group of individuals in Nigeria living with HIV/AIDS have instituted a civil action against the Nigerian federal government for importing defective condoms; it was the use of On October 19, 2010, the 109-member Nigerian Senate rejected a bill to amend the Electoral Act 2010; that amendment had been proposed by President Johnathan Goodluck. (Kunle Akogun, Senate Blocks Jonathan's Bid to Amend Electoral Act, It was reported on August 12, 2010, that despite letters to the legislature's leadership from President Goodluck Jonathan urging quick passage, the Nigerian House of Representatives suspended indefinitely deliberation on anti-terrorism and money laundering bills due It was reported on May 17, 2010, that the NIGERIAN MONTHLY LAW REPORTS (NMLR), first published in 1964 and discontinued in 1976, is back in print. (Innocent Anaba, Monthly Law Reports Repackaged, VANGUARD, May 17, 2010, On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. It was reported on March 23, 2010, that a Sharia (Islamic law) court judge in Kaduna State in northern Nigeria issued a restraining order on users of Facebook and Twitter, stopping them from participating in an It was reported on March 11, 2010, that as part of an effort to reform the Nigerian banking industry, the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill that would establish a corporation to deal with "non performing The European Union, under the Financing Agreement No. 9356/UNI "EU Support to Law Enforcement against Economic and Financial Crimes," has granted Nigeria's judiciary N5.2 billion (about US$34 million) to help combat economic and financial crime and It was reported on February 16, 2010, that the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill, An Act to Provide for the Imposition of Special Punishment on Persons Found Guilty of Economic Sabotage and Other Matters Connected Reportedly motivated by the United States' measure that put Nigeria on the terrorist watch list, the Nigerian National Assembly is gearing up to conduct a second reading of an anti-terrorism bill, "An Act to Provide for It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi It was reported on October 16, 2009, that the Nigerian House of Representatives is working on a bill for an "Act for the Creation of the National Office of Government Performance and Accountability of 2009," which It was reported on August 29, 2009, that the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement in which it acknowledged that a large number of Nigerians abroad have had run-ins with the laws of their It was reported on July 15, 2009, that the Nigerian Senate passed a bill, the National Agency for Elderly Persons Bill 2008, which, if signed into law by the President, will provide support for senior citizens It was reported on July 13, 2009, that the Nigerian senate is considering adoption of the Bill for an Act to Amend the Evidence Act, which would make electronic and computer-generated materials admissible in court. (Sufuyan On June 16, 2009, a magistrate court in the city of Abuja, Nigeria's capital, ordered that a man be flogged for stealing three crates of eggs from a store, in lieu of a jail sentence. The David Mark, the President of the Nigerian Senate, stated on June 2, 2009, that the Senate will establish a new agency to monitor "the perceived excesses" of the country's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). His It was reported on May 21, 2009, that the Nigerian National Assembly is working on amending the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) Act of 1988, a law that established and regulates the powers of the NDIC. It was reported on May 8, 2009, that a bill seeking to make Nigeria's Auditor-General independent of the executive body and create an audit commission, entitled "Act to provide for additional powers and functions for the It was reported on May 5, 2009, that as part of an effort to put an end to the rampant problem of the erection of unsafe buildings that do not meet city codes, the Governor of On April 1, 2009, the Nigerian Senate debated the Bill for an Act to Amend the Corruption Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000, sponsored by Senator Sola Akinyede, which seeks to make the Independent Corruption It was reported on March 9, 2009, that the Tobacco Control Bill of Nigeria of 2009, currently under consideration on the floor of the Nigerian legislature, is under attack. The Chairman of the Senate Committee on It was reported on April 2, 2009, that a bill seeking to introduce internal democratic practices within the 50 registered political parties in Nigeria by regulating primary elections, congresses, and conventions was met with serious resistance The Nigerian Senate recently passed resolutions urging federal agencies, including the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) and the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON), to take the necessary steps to regulate the influx of It was reported on March 24, 2009, that the Registrar of the Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria, Augustine Ebisike, called for the passage of the Environmental Health Control and Enforcement Sanitation Act, which has On March 9, 2009, the Nigerian Senate passed into law a bill outlawing discrimination against the disabled. This law, which was sponsored by Senator Bode Olajumoke of Ondo State, requires government and public organizations to make It was reported on March 3, 2009, that a bill that makes discriminating against people living with HIV and AIDS a criminal offense is under consideration by Nigeria's House of Representatives. The bill underwent a second On February 19, 2009, Nigeria's Enugu State House of Assembly unanimously passed into law a bill making kidnapping with the use of a gun a capital offense in the State, an offense that previously carried a... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 23 Feb 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401027_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Law on Annual Presidential State of the Nation Address http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401031_text Executive power - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case in which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a political party, challenged the legality of three provisions of the News outlets are reporting that both houses of Nigeria's Parliament have adopted the harmonized version of the Freedom of Information Bill (hereinafter FOI). The House of Representatives initially adopted its version of the FOI on February The Nigerian House of Representatives approved the Sovereign Investment Authority Bill (Nigerian House of Representatives website (last visited May 17, 2011), which the upper house had passed on May 11, 2011, bringing the legislation one On May 11, 2011, the 109-member Nigerian Senate approved the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Bill, 2010, which seeks to establish a sovereign wealth fund to manage excess profits from the country's sale of crude oil. On April 15, 2011, the Court of Appeals in Abuja, Nigeria, upheld a February 23, 2011, Federal High Court ruling barring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC, an institution with a Constitutional mandate to conduct elections On April 4, 2011, the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to fast track its appeal against a decision of a Federal High Court (handed down on February 23, It was reported on April 3, 2011, that Nigeria's Labour Party (LP) has instituted a lawsuit before the Abuja Federal High Court in which it is challenging the constitutionality of sections of the Electoral Act On February 24, 2011, the 360-member lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Freedom of Information Bill which seeks to provide a right of access to records kept by public institutions and private institutions carrying On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill On November 30, 2010, the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS CCJ) ruled that the Nigerian government has an obligation to provide free and compulsory education to every Nigerian child It was reported on November 4, 2010, that a group of individuals in Nigeria living with HIV/AIDS have instituted a civil action against the Nigerian federal government for importing defective condoms; it was the use of On October 19, 2010, the 109-member Nigerian Senate rejected a bill to amend the Electoral Act 2010; that amendment had been proposed by President Johnathan Goodluck. (Kunle Akogun, Senate Blocks Jonathan's Bid to Amend Electoral Act, It was reported on August 12, 2010, that despite letters to the legislature's leadership from President Goodluck Jonathan urging quick passage, the Nigerian House of Representatives suspended indefinitely deliberation on anti-terrorism and money laundering bills due It was reported on May 17, 2010, that the NIGERIAN MONTHLY LAW REPORTS (NMLR), first published in 1964 and discontinued in 1976, is back in print. (Innocent Anaba, Monthly Law Reports Repackaged, VANGUARD, May 17, 2010, On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. It was reported on March 23, 2010, that a Sharia (Islamic law) court judge in Kaduna State in northern Nigeria issued a restraining order on users of Facebook and Twitter, stopping them from participating in an It was reported on March 11, 2010, that as part of an effort to reform the Nigerian banking industry, the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill that would establish a corporation to deal with "non performing The European Union, under the Financing Agreement No. 9356/UNI "EU Support to Law Enforcement against Economic and Financial Crimes," has granted Nigeria's judiciary N5.2 billion (about US$34 million) to help combat economic and financial crime and It was reported on February 16, 2010, that the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill, An Act to Provide for the Imposition of Special Punishment on Persons Found Guilty of Economic Sabotage and Other Matters Connected Reportedly motivated by the United States' measure that put Nigeria on the terrorist watch list, the Nigerian National Assembly is gearing up to conduct a second reading of an anti-terrorism bill, "An Act to Provide for It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi It was reported on October 16, 2009, that the Nigerian House of Representatives is working on a bill for an "Act for the Creation of the National Office of Government Performance and Accountability of 2009," which It was reported on August 29, 2009, that the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement in which it acknowledged that a large number of Nigerians abroad have had run-ins with the laws of their It was reported on July 15, 2009, that the Nigerian Senate passed a bill, the National Agency for Elderly Persons Bill 2008, which, if signed into law by the President, will provide support for senior citizens It was reported on July 13, 2009, that the Nigerian senate is considering adoption of the Bill for an Act to Amend the Evidence Act, which would make electronic and computer-generated materials admissible in court. (Sufuyan On June 16, 2009, a magistrate court in the city of Abuja, Nigeria's capital, ordered that a man be flogged for stealing three crates of eggs from a store, in lieu of a jail sentence. The David Mark, the President of the Nigerian Senate, stated on June 2, 2009, that the Senate will establish a new agency to monitor "the perceived excesses" of the country's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). His It was reported on May 21, 2009, that the Nigerian National Assembly is working on amending the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) Act of 1988, a law that established and regulates the powers of the NDIC. It was reported on May 8, 2009, that a bill seeking to make Nigeria's Auditor-General independent of the executive body and create an audit commission, entitled "Act to provide for additional powers and functions for the It was reported on May 5, 2009, that as part of an effort to put an end to the rampant problem of the erection of unsafe buildings that do not meet city codes, the Governor of On April 1, 2009, the Nigerian Senate debated the Bill for an Act to Amend the Corruption Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000, sponsored by Senator Sola Akinyede, which seeks to make the Independent Corruption It was reported on March 9, 2009, that the Tobacco Control Bill of Nigeria of 2009, currently under consideration on the floor of the Nigerian legislature, is under attack. The Chairman of the Senate Committee on It was reported on April 2, 2009, that a bill seeking to introduce internal democratic practices within the 50 registered political parties in Nigeria by regulating primary elections, congresses, and conventions was met with serious resistance The Nigerian Senate recently passed resolutions urging federal agencies, including the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) and the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON), to take the necessary steps to regulate the influx of It was reported on March 24, 2009, that the Registrar of the Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria, Augustine Ebisike, called for the passage of the Environmental Health Control and Enforcement Sanitation Act, which has On March 9, 2009, the Nigerian Senate passed into law a bill outlawing discrimination against the disabled. This law, which was sponsored by Senator Bode Olajumoke of Ondo State, requires government and public organizations to make It was reported on March 3, 2009, that a bill that makes discriminating against people living with HIV and AIDS a criminal offense is under consideration by Nigeria's House of Representatives. The bill underwent a second On February 19, 2009, Nigeria's Enugu State House of Assembly unanimously passed into law a bill making kidnapping with the use of a gun a capital offense in the State, an offense that previously carried a On February 19, 2009, the Nigerian Senate approved the Bill for an Act to Enshrine an Annual State of the Nation Address and Other Matters Concerned. The new legislation would compel the President of Nigeria to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 20 Feb 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401031_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Petroleum Industry Bill Considered http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540956_text Energy - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case in which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a political party, challenged the legality of three provisions of the News outlets are reporting that both houses of Nigeria's Parliament have adopted the harmonized version of the Freedom of Information Bill (hereinafter FOI). The House of Representatives initially adopted its version of the FOI on February The Nigerian House of Representatives approved the Sovereign Investment Authority Bill (Nigerian House of Representatives website (last visited May 17, 2011), which the upper house had passed on May 11, 2011, bringing the legislation one On May 11, 2011, the 109-member Nigerian Senate approved the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Bill, 2010, which seeks to establish a sovereign wealth fund to manage excess profits from the country's sale of crude oil. On April 15, 2011, the Court of Appeals in Abuja, Nigeria, upheld a February 23, 2011, Federal High Court ruling barring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC, an institution with a Constitutional mandate to conduct elections On April 4, 2011, the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to fast track its appeal against a decision of a Federal High Court (handed down on February 23, It was reported on April 3, 2011, that Nigeria's Labour Party (LP) has instituted a lawsuit before the Abuja Federal High Court in which it is challenging the constitutionality of sections of the Electoral Act On February 24, 2011, the 360-member lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Freedom of Information Bill which seeks to provide a right of access to records kept by public institutions and private institutions carrying On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill On November 30, 2010, the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS CCJ) ruled that the Nigerian government has an obligation to provide free and compulsory education to every Nigerian child It was reported on November 4, 2010, that a group of individuals in Nigeria living with HIV/AIDS have instituted a civil action against the Nigerian federal government for importing defective condoms; it was the use of On October 19, 2010, the 109-member Nigerian Senate rejected a bill to amend the Electoral Act 2010; that amendment had been proposed by President Johnathan Goodluck. (Kunle Akogun, Senate Blocks Jonathan's Bid to Amend Electoral Act, It was reported on August 12, 2010, that despite letters to the legislature's leadership from President Goodluck Jonathan urging quick passage, the Nigerian House of Representatives suspended indefinitely deliberation on anti-terrorism and money laundering bills due It was reported on May 17, 2010, that the NIGERIAN MONTHLY LAW REPORTS (NMLR), first published in 1964 and discontinued in 1976, is back in print. (Innocent Anaba, Monthly Law Reports Repackaged, VANGUARD, May 17, 2010, On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. It was reported on March 23, 2010, that a Sharia (Islamic law) court judge in Kaduna State in northern Nigeria issued a restraining order on users of Facebook and Twitter, stopping them from participating in an It was reported on March 11, 2010, that as part of an effort to reform the Nigerian banking industry, the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill that would establish a corporation to deal with "non performing The European Union, under the Financing Agreement No. 9356/UNI "EU Support to Law Enforcement against Economic and Financial Crimes," has granted Nigeria's judiciary N5.2 billion (about US$34 million) to help combat economic and financial crime and It was reported on February 16, 2010, that the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill, An Act to Provide for the Imposition of Special Punishment on Persons Found Guilty of Economic Sabotage and Other Matters Connected Reportedly motivated by the United States' measure that put Nigeria on the terrorist watch list, the Nigerian National Assembly is gearing up to conduct a second reading of an anti-terrorism bill, "An Act to Provide for It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi It was reported on October 16, 2009, that the Nigerian House of Representatives is working on a bill for an "Act for the Creation of the National Office of Government Performance and Accountability of 2009," which It was reported on August 29, 2009, that the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement in which it acknowledged that a large number of Nigerians abroad have had run-ins with the laws of their It was reported on July 15, 2009, that the Nigerian Senate passed a bill, the National Agency for Elderly Persons Bill 2008, which, if signed into law by the President, will provide support for senior citizens It was reported on July 13, 2009, that the Nigerian senate is considering adoption of the Bill for an Act to Amend the Evidence Act, which would make electronic and computer-generated materials admissible in court. (Sufuyan On June 16, 2009, a magistrate court in the city of Abuja, Nigeria's capital, ordered that a man be flogged for stealing three crates of eggs from a store, in lieu of a jail sentence. The David Mark, the President of the Nigerian Senate, stated on June 2, 2009, that the Senate will establish a new agency to monitor "the perceived excesses" of the country's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). His It was reported on May 21, 2009, that the Nigerian National Assembly is working on amending the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) Act of 1988, a law that established and regulates the powers of the NDIC. It was reported on May 8, 2009, that a bill seeking to make Nigeria's Auditor-General independent of the executive body and create an audit commission, entitled "Act to provide for additional powers and functions for the It was reported on May 5, 2009, that as part of an effort to put an end to the rampant problem of the erection of unsafe buildings that do not meet city codes, the Governor of On April 1, 2009, the Nigerian Senate debated the Bill for an Act to Amend the Corruption Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000, sponsored by Senator Sola Akinyede, which seeks to make the Independent Corruption It was reported on March 9, 2009, that the Tobacco Control Bill of Nigeria of 2009, currently under consideration on the floor of the Nigerian legislature, is under attack. The Chairman of the Senate Committee on It was reported on April 2, 2009, that a bill seeking to introduce internal democratic practices within the 50 registered political parties in Nigeria by regulating primary elections, congresses, and conventions was met with serious resistance The Nigerian Senate recently passed resolutions urging federal agencies, including the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) and the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON), to take the necessary steps to regulate the influx of It was reported on March 24, 2009, that the Registrar of the Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria, Augustine Ebisike, called for the passage of the Environmental Health Control and Enforcement Sanitation Act, which has On March 9, 2009, the Nigerian Senate passed into law a bill outlawing discrimination against the disabled. This law, which was sponsored by Senator Bode Olajumoke of Ondo State, requires government and public organizations to make It was reported on March 3, 2009, that a bill that makes discriminating against people living with HIV and AIDS a criminal offense is under consideration by Nigeria's House of Representatives. The bill underwent a second On February 19, 2009, Nigeria's Enugu State House of Assembly unanimously passed into law a bill making kidnapping with the use of a gun a capital offense in the State, an offense that previously carried a On February 19, 2009, the Nigerian Senate approved the Bill for an Act to Enshrine an Annual State of the Nation Address and Other Matters Concerned. The new legislation would compel the President of Nigeria to The Nigerian National Assembly is considering a bill, An Act to Establish the Legal and Regulatory Framework, Institutions and Regulatory Authorities for the Nigerian Petroleum Industry, which seeks to restructure the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 27 Jan 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540956_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Act Outlawing Use of Electronic Devices to Commit Financial Crimes http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540803_text Crime and law enforcement - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case in which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a political party, challenged the legality of three provisions of the News outlets are reporting that both houses of Nigeria's Parliament have adopted the harmonized version of the Freedom of Information Bill (hereinafter FOI). The House of Representatives initially adopted its version of the FOI on February The Nigerian House of Representatives approved the Sovereign Investment Authority Bill (Nigerian House of Representatives website (last visited May 17, 2011), which the upper house had passed on May 11, 2011, bringing the legislation one On May 11, 2011, the 109-member Nigerian Senate approved the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Bill, 2010, which seeks to establish a sovereign wealth fund to manage excess profits from the country's sale of crude oil. On April 15, 2011, the Court of Appeals in Abuja, Nigeria, upheld a February 23, 2011, Federal High Court ruling barring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC, an institution with a Constitutional mandate to conduct elections On April 4, 2011, the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to fast track its appeal against a decision of a Federal High Court (handed down on February 23, It was reported on April 3, 2011, that Nigeria's Labour Party (LP) has instituted a lawsuit before the Abuja Federal High Court in which it is challenging the constitutionality of sections of the Electoral Act On February 24, 2011, the 360-member lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Freedom of Information Bill which seeks to provide a right of access to records kept by public institutions and private institutions carrying On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill On November 30, 2010, the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS CCJ) ruled that the Nigerian government has an obligation to provide free and compulsory education to every Nigerian child It was reported on November 4, 2010, that a group of individuals in Nigeria living with HIV/AIDS have instituted a civil action against the Nigerian federal government for importing defective condoms; it was the use of On October 19, 2010, the 109-member Nigerian Senate rejected a bill to amend the Electoral Act 2010; that amendment had been proposed by President Johnathan Goodluck. (Kunle Akogun, Senate Blocks Jonathan's Bid to Amend Electoral Act, It was reported on August 12, 2010, that despite letters to the legislature's leadership from President Goodluck Jonathan urging quick passage, the Nigerian House of Representatives suspended indefinitely deliberation on anti-terrorism and money laundering bills due It was reported on May 17, 2010, that the NIGERIAN MONTHLY LAW REPORTS (NMLR), first published in 1964 and discontinued in 1976, is back in print. (Innocent Anaba, Monthly Law Reports Repackaged, VANGUARD, May 17, 2010, On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. It was reported on March 23, 2010, that a Sharia (Islamic law) court judge in Kaduna State in northern Nigeria issued a restraining order on users of Facebook and Twitter, stopping them from participating in an It was reported on March 11, 2010, that as part of an effort to reform the Nigerian banking industry, the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill that would establish a corporation to deal with "non performing The European Union, under the Financing Agreement No. 9356/UNI "EU Support to Law Enforcement against Economic and Financial Crimes," has granted Nigeria's judiciary N5.2 billion (about US$34 million) to help combat economic and financial crime and It was reported on February 16, 2010, that the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill, An Act to Provide for the Imposition of Special Punishment on Persons Found Guilty of Economic Sabotage and Other Matters Connected Reportedly motivated by the United States' measure that put Nigeria on the terrorist watch list, the Nigerian National Assembly is gearing up to conduct a second reading of an anti-terrorism bill, "An Act to Provide for It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi It was reported on October 16, 2009, that the Nigerian House of Representatives is working on a bill for an "Act for the Creation of the National Office of Government Performance and Accountability of 2009," which It was reported on August 29, 2009, that the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement in which it acknowledged that a large number of Nigerians abroad have had run-ins with the laws of their It was reported on July 15, 2009, that the Nigerian Senate passed a bill, the National Agency for Elderly Persons Bill 2008, which, if signed into law by the President, will provide support for senior citizens It was reported on July 13, 2009, that the Nigerian senate is considering adoption of the Bill for an Act to Amend the Evidence Act, which would make electronic and computer-generated materials admissible in court. (Sufuyan On June 16, 2009, a magistrate court in the city of Abuja, Nigeria's capital, ordered that a man be flogged for stealing three crates of eggs from a store, in lieu of a jail sentence. The David Mark, the President of the Nigerian Senate, stated on June 2, 2009, that the Senate will establish a new agency to monitor "the perceived excesses" of the country's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). His It was reported on May 21, 2009, that the Nigerian National Assembly is working on amending the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) Act of 1988, a law that established and regulates the powers of the NDIC. It was reported on May 8, 2009, that a bill seeking to make Nigeria's Auditor-General independent of the executive body and create an audit commission, entitled "Act to provide for additional powers and functions for the It was reported on May 5, 2009, that as part of an effort to put an end to the rampant problem of the erection of unsafe buildings that do not meet city codes, the Governor of On April 1, 2009, the Nigerian Senate debated the Bill for an Act to Amend the Corruption Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000, sponsored by Senator Sola Akinyede, which seeks to make the Independent Corruption It was reported on March 9, 2009, that the Tobacco Control Bill of Nigeria of 2009, currently under consideration on the floor of the Nigerian legislature, is under attack. The Chairman of the Senate Committee on It was reported on April 2, 2009, that a bill seeking to introduce internal democratic practices within the 50 registered political parties in Nigeria by regulating primary elections, congresses, and conventions was met with serious resistance The Nigerian Senate recently passed resolutions urging federal agencies, including the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) and the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON), to take the necessary steps to regulate the influx of It was reported on March 24, 2009, that the Registrar of the Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria, Augustine Ebisike, called for the passage of the Environmental Health Control and Enforcement Sanitation Act, which has On March 9, 2009, the Nigerian Senate passed into law a bill outlawing discrimination against the disabled. This law, which was sponsored by Senator Bode Olajumoke of Ondo State, requires government and public organizations to make It was reported on March 3, 2009, that a bill that makes discriminating against people living with HIV and AIDS a criminal offense is under consideration by Nigeria's House of Representatives. The bill underwent a second On February 19, 2009, Nigeria's Enugu State House of Assembly unanimously passed into law a bill making kidnapping with the use of a gun a capital offense in the State, an offense that previously carried a On February 19, 2009, the Nigerian Senate approved the Bill for an Act to Enshrine an Annual State of the Nation Address and Other Matters Concerned. The new legislation would compel the President of Nigeria to The Nigerian National Assembly is considering a bill, An Act to Establish the Legal and Regulatory Framework, Institutions and Regulatory Authorities for the Nigerian Petroleum Industry, which seeks to restructure the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) It was reported on October 30, 2008, that the Nigerian Senate is working on a Bill for an Act to Provide for Prohibition of Electronic Fraud in All Electronic Transactions in Nigeria and for Other Related... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 26 Nov 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540803_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Act Outlawing Use of Electronic Devices to Commit Financial Crimes http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540789_text Crime and law enforcement - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case in which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a political party, challenged the legality of three provisions of the News outlets are reporting that both houses of Nigeria's Parliament have adopted the harmonized version of the Freedom of Information Bill (hereinafter FOI). The House of Representatives initially adopted its version of the FOI on February The Nigerian House of Representatives approved the Sovereign Investment Authority Bill (Nigerian House of Representatives website (last visited May 17, 2011), which the upper house had passed on May 11, 2011, bringing the legislation one On May 11, 2011, the 109-member Nigerian Senate approved the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Bill, 2010, which seeks to establish a sovereign wealth fund to manage excess profits from the country's sale of crude oil. On April 15, 2011, the Court of Appeals in Abuja, Nigeria, upheld a February 23, 2011, Federal High Court ruling barring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC, an institution with a Constitutional mandate to conduct elections On April 4, 2011, the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to fast track its appeal against a decision of a Federal High Court (handed down on February 23, It was reported on April 3, 2011, that Nigeria's Labour Party (LP) has instituted a lawsuit before the Abuja Federal High Court in which it is challenging the constitutionality of sections of the Electoral Act On February 24, 2011, the 360-member lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Freedom of Information Bill which seeks to provide a right of access to records kept by public institutions and private institutions carrying On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill On November 30, 2010, the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS CCJ) ruled that the Nigerian government has an obligation to provide free and compulsory education to every Nigerian child It was reported on November 4, 2010, that a group of individuals in Nigeria living with HIV/AIDS have instituted a civil action against the Nigerian federal government for importing defective condoms; it was the use of On October 19, 2010, the 109-member Nigerian Senate rejected a bill to amend the Electoral Act 2010; that amendment had been proposed by President Johnathan Goodluck. (Kunle Akogun, Senate Blocks Jonathan's Bid to Amend Electoral Act, It was reported on August 12, 2010, that despite letters to the legislature's leadership from President Goodluck Jonathan urging quick passage, the Nigerian House of Representatives suspended indefinitely deliberation on anti-terrorism and money laundering bills due It was reported on May 17, 2010, that the NIGERIAN MONTHLY LAW REPORTS (NMLR), first published in 1964 and discontinued in 1976, is back in print. (Innocent Anaba, Monthly Law Reports Repackaged, VANGUARD, May 17, 2010, On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. It was reported on March 23, 2010, that a Sharia (Islamic law) court judge in Kaduna State in northern Nigeria issued a restraining order on users of Facebook and Twitter, stopping them from participating in an It was reported on March 11, 2010, that as part of an effort to reform the Nigerian banking industry, the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill that would establish a corporation to deal with "non performing The European Union, under the Financing Agreement No. 9356/UNI "EU Support to Law Enforcement against Economic and Financial Crimes," has granted Nigeria's judiciary N5.2 billion (about US$34 million) to help combat economic and financial crime and It was reported on February 16, 2010, that the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill, An Act to Provide for the Imposition of Special Punishment on Persons Found Guilty of Economic Sabotage and Other Matters Connected Reportedly motivated by the United States' measure that put Nigeria on the terrorist watch list, the Nigerian National Assembly is gearing up to conduct a second reading of an anti-terrorism bill, "An Act to Provide for It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi It was reported on October 16, 2009, that the Nigerian House of Representatives is working on a bill for an "Act for the Creation of the National Office of Government Performance and Accountability of 2009," which It was reported on August 29, 2009, that the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement in which it acknowledged that a large number of Nigerians abroad have had run-ins with the laws of their It was reported on July 15, 2009, that the Nigerian Senate passed a bill, the National Agency for Elderly Persons Bill 2008, which, if signed into law by the President, will provide support for senior citizens It was reported on July 13, 2009, that the Nigerian senate is considering adoption of the Bill for an Act to Amend the Evidence Act, which would make electronic and computer-generated materials admissible in court. (Sufuyan On June 16, 2009, a magistrate court in the city of Abuja, Nigeria's capital, ordered that a man be flogged for stealing three crates of eggs from a store, in lieu of a jail sentence. The David Mark, the President of the Nigerian Senate, stated on June 2, 2009, that the Senate will establish a new agency to monitor "the perceived excesses" of the country's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). His It was reported on May 21, 2009, that the Nigerian National Assembly is working on amending the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) Act of 1988, a law that established and regulates the powers of the NDIC. It was reported on May 8, 2009, that a bill seeking to make Nigeria's Auditor-General independent of the executive body and create an audit commission, entitled "Act to provide for additional powers and functions for the It was reported on May 5, 2009, that as part of an effort to put an end to the rampant problem of the erection of unsafe buildings that do not meet city codes, the Governor of On April 1, 2009, the Nigerian Senate debated the Bill for an Act to Amend the Corruption Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000, sponsored by Senator Sola Akinyede, which seeks to make the Independent Corruption It was reported on March 9, 2009, that the Tobacco Control Bill of Nigeria of 2009, currently under consideration on the floor of the Nigerian legislature, is under attack. The Chairman of the Senate Committee on It was reported on April 2, 2009, that a bill seeking to introduce internal democratic practices within the 50 registered political parties in Nigeria by regulating primary elections, congresses, and conventions was met with serious resistance The Nigerian Senate recently passed resolutions urging federal agencies, including the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) and the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON), to take the necessary steps to regulate the influx of It was reported on March 24, 2009, that the Registrar of the Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria, Augustine Ebisike, called for the passage of the Environmental Health Control and Enforcement Sanitation Act, which has On March 9, 2009, the Nigerian Senate passed into law a bill outlawing discrimination against the disabled. This law, which was sponsored by Senator Bode Olajumoke of Ondo State, requires government and public organizations to make It was reported on March 3, 2009, that a bill that makes discriminating against people living with HIV and AIDS a criminal offense is under consideration by Nigeria's House of Representatives. The bill underwent a second On February 19, 2009, Nigeria's Enugu State House of Assembly unanimously passed into law a bill making kidnapping with the use of a gun a capital offense in the State, an offense that previously carried a On February 19, 2009, the Nigerian Senate approved the Bill for an Act to Enshrine an Annual State of the Nation Address and Other Matters Concerned. The new legislation would compel the President of Nigeria to The Nigerian National Assembly is considering a bill, An Act to Establish the Legal and Regulatory Framework, Institutions and Regulatory Authorities for the Nigerian Petroleum Industry, which seeks to restructure the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) It was reported on October 30, 2008, that the Nigerian Senate is working on a Bill for an Act to Provide for Prohibition of Electronic Fraud in All Electronic Transactions in Nigeria and for Other Related It was reported on October 30, 2008, that the Nigerian Senate is working on a Bill for an Act to Provide for Prohibition of Electronic Fraud in All Electronic Transactions in Nigeria and for Other Related... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 19 Nov 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540789_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Bills Prohibiting Gas Flaring and Establishing Desertification Control Commission http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540715_text Environmental protection - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case in which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a political party, challenged the legality of three provisions of the News outlets are reporting that both houses of Nigeria's Parliament have adopted the harmonized version of the Freedom of Information Bill (hereinafter FOI). The House of Representatives initially adopted its version of the FOI on February The Nigerian House of Representatives approved the Sovereign Investment Authority Bill (Nigerian House of Representatives website (last visited May 17, 2011), which the upper house had passed on May 11, 2011, bringing the legislation one On May 11, 2011, the 109-member Nigerian Senate approved the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Bill, 2010, which seeks to establish a sovereign wealth fund to manage excess profits from the country's sale of crude oil. On April 15, 2011, the Court of Appeals in Abuja, Nigeria, upheld a February 23, 2011, Federal High Court ruling barring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC, an institution with a Constitutional mandate to conduct elections On April 4, 2011, the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to fast track its appeal against a decision of a Federal High Court (handed down on February 23, It was reported on April 3, 2011, that Nigeria's Labour Party (LP) has instituted a lawsuit before the Abuja Federal High Court in which it is challenging the constitutionality of sections of the Electoral Act On February 24, 2011, the 360-member lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Freedom of Information Bill which seeks to provide a right of access to records kept by public institutions and private institutions carrying On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill On November 30, 2010, the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS CCJ) ruled that the Nigerian government has an obligation to provide free and compulsory education to every Nigerian child It was reported on November 4, 2010, that a group of individuals in Nigeria living with HIV/AIDS have instituted a civil action against the Nigerian federal government for importing defective condoms; it was the use of On October 19, 2010, the 109-member Nigerian Senate rejected a bill to amend the Electoral Act 2010; that amendment had been proposed by President Johnathan Goodluck. (Kunle Akogun, Senate Blocks Jonathan's Bid to Amend Electoral Act, It was reported on August 12, 2010, that despite letters to the legislature's leadership from President Goodluck Jonathan urging quick passage, the Nigerian House of Representatives suspended indefinitely deliberation on anti-terrorism and money laundering bills due It was reported on May 17, 2010, that the NIGERIAN MONTHLY LAW REPORTS (NMLR), first published in 1964 and discontinued in 1976, is back in print. (Innocent Anaba, Monthly Law Reports Repackaged, VANGUARD, May 17, 2010, On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. It was reported on March 23, 2010, that a Sharia (Islamic law) court judge in Kaduna State in northern Nigeria issued a restraining order on users of Facebook and Twitter, stopping them from participating in an It was reported on March 11, 2010, that as part of an effort to reform the Nigerian banking industry, the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill that would establish a corporation to deal with "non performing The European Union, under the Financing Agreement No. 9356/UNI "EU Support to Law Enforcement against Economic and Financial Crimes," has granted Nigeria's judiciary N5.2 billion (about US$34 million) to help combat economic and financial crime and It was reported on February 16, 2010, that the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill, An Act to Provide for the Imposition of Special Punishment on Persons Found Guilty of Economic Sabotage and Other Matters Connected Reportedly motivated by the United States' measure that put Nigeria on the terrorist watch list, the Nigerian National Assembly is gearing up to conduct a second reading of an anti-terrorism bill, "An Act to Provide for It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi It was reported on October 16, 2009, that the Nigerian House of Representatives is working on a bill for an "Act for the Creation of the National Office of Government Performance and Accountability of 2009," which It was reported on August 29, 2009, that the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement in which it acknowledged that a large number of Nigerians abroad have had run-ins with the laws of their It was reported on July 15, 2009, that the Nigerian Senate passed a bill, the National Agency for Elderly Persons Bill 2008, which, if signed into law by the President, will provide support for senior citizens It was reported on July 13, 2009, that the Nigerian senate is considering adoption of the Bill for an Act to Amend the Evidence Act, which would make electronic and computer-generated materials admissible in court. (Sufuyan On June 16, 2009, a magistrate court in the city of Abuja, Nigeria's capital, ordered that a man be flogged for stealing three crates of eggs from a store, in lieu of a jail sentence. The David Mark, the President of the Nigerian Senate, stated on June 2, 2009, that the Senate will establish a new agency to monitor "the perceived excesses" of the country's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). His It was reported on May 21, 2009, that the Nigerian National Assembly is working on amending the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) Act of 1988, a law that established and regulates the powers of the NDIC. It was reported on May 8, 2009, that a bill seeking to make Nigeria's Auditor-General independent of the executive body and create an audit commission, entitled "Act to provide for additional powers and functions for the It was reported on May 5, 2009, that as part of an effort to put an end to the rampant problem of the erection of unsafe buildings that do not meet city codes, the Governor of On April 1, 2009, the Nigerian Senate debated the Bill for an Act to Amend the Corruption Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000, sponsored by Senator Sola Akinyede, which seeks to make the Independent Corruption It was reported on March 9, 2009, that the Tobacco Control Bill of Nigeria of 2009, currently under consideration on the floor of the Nigerian legislature, is under attack. The Chairman of the Senate Committee on It was reported on April 2, 2009, that a bill seeking to introduce internal democratic practices within the 50 registered political parties in Nigeria by regulating primary elections, congresses, and conventions was met with serious resistance The Nigerian Senate recently passed resolutions urging federal agencies, including the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) and the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON), to take the necessary steps to regulate the influx of It was reported on March 24, 2009, that the Registrar of the Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria, Augustine Ebisike, called for the passage of the Environmental Health Control and Enforcement Sanitation Act, which has On March 9, 2009, the Nigerian Senate passed into law a bill outlawing discrimination against the disabled. This law, which was sponsored by Senator Bode Olajumoke of Ondo State, requires government and public organizations to make It was reported on March 3, 2009, that a bill that makes discriminating against people living with HIV and AIDS a criminal offense is under consideration by Nigeria's House of Representatives. The bill underwent a second On February 19, 2009, Nigeria's Enugu State House of Assembly unanimously passed into law a bill making kidnapping with the use of a gun a capital offense in the State, an offense that previously carried a On February 19, 2009, the Nigerian Senate approved the Bill for an Act to Enshrine an Annual State of the Nation Address and Other Matters Concerned. The new legislation would compel the President of Nigeria to The Nigerian National Assembly is considering a bill, An Act to Establish the Legal and Regulatory Framework, Institutions and Regulatory Authorities for the Nigerian Petroleum Industry, which seeks to restructure the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) It was reported on October 30, 2008, that the Nigerian Senate is working on a Bill for an Act to Provide for Prohibition of Electronic Fraud in All Electronic Transactions in Nigeria and for Other Related It was reported on October 30, 2008, that the Nigerian Senate is working on a Bill for an Act to Provide for Prohibition of Electronic Fraud in All Electronic Transactions in Nigeria and for Other Related On October 7, 2008, the Nigerian Senate debated a bill that if passed would outlaw the flaring of natural gas. The bill requires the Minister of Environment, who will be directly accountable to the National Assembly... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 14 Oct 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540715_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Work on Financial Bailout Plan http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540709_text Banks and financial institutions - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case in which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a political party, challenged the legality of three provisions of the News outlets are reporting that both houses of Nigeria's Parliament have adopted the harmonized version of the Freedom of Information Bill (hereinafter FOI). The House of Representatives initially adopted its version of the FOI on February The Nigerian House of Representatives approved the Sovereign Investment Authority Bill (Nigerian House of Representatives website (last visited May 17, 2011), which the upper house had passed on May 11, 2011, bringing the legislation one On May 11, 2011, the 109-member Nigerian Senate approved the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Bill, 2010, which seeks to establish a sovereign wealth fund to manage excess profits from the country's sale of crude oil. On April 15, 2011, the Court of Appeals in Abuja, Nigeria, upheld a February 23, 2011, Federal High Court ruling barring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC, an institution with a Constitutional mandate to conduct elections On April 4, 2011, the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to fast track its appeal against a decision of a Federal High Court (handed down on February 23, It was reported on April 3, 2011, that Nigeria's Labour Party (LP) has instituted a lawsuit before the Abuja Federal High Court in which it is challenging the constitutionality of sections of the Electoral Act On February 24, 2011, the 360-member lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Freedom of Information Bill which seeks to provide a right of access to records kept by public institutions and private institutions carrying On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill On November 30, 2010, the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS CCJ) ruled that the Nigerian government has an obligation to provide free and compulsory education to every Nigerian child It was reported on November 4, 2010, that a group of individuals in Nigeria living with HIV/AIDS have instituted a civil action against the Nigerian federal government for importing defective condoms; it was the use of On October 19, 2010, the 109-member Nigerian Senate rejected a bill to amend the Electoral Act 2010; that amendment had been proposed by President Johnathan Goodluck. (Kunle Akogun, Senate Blocks Jonathan's Bid to Amend Electoral Act, It was reported on August 12, 2010, that despite letters to the legislature's leadership from President Goodluck Jonathan urging quick passage, the Nigerian House of Representatives suspended indefinitely deliberation on anti-terrorism and money laundering bills due It was reported on May 17, 2010, that the NIGERIAN MONTHLY LAW REPORTS (NMLR), first published in 1964 and discontinued in 1976, is back in print. (Innocent Anaba, Monthly Law Reports Repackaged, VANGUARD, May 17, 2010, On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. It was reported on March 23, 2010, that a Sharia (Islamic law) court judge in Kaduna State in northern Nigeria issued a restraining order on users of Facebook and Twitter, stopping them from participating in an It was reported on March 11, 2010, that as part of an effort to reform the Nigerian banking industry, the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill that would establish a corporation to deal with "non performing The European Union, under the Financing Agreement No. 9356/UNI "EU Support to Law Enforcement against Economic and Financial Crimes," has granted Nigeria's judiciary N5.2 billion (about US$34 million) to help combat economic and financial crime and It was reported on February 16, 2010, that the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill, An Act to Provide for the Imposition of Special Punishment on Persons Found Guilty of Economic Sabotage and Other Matters Connected Reportedly motivated by the United States' measure that put Nigeria on the terrorist watch list, the Nigerian National Assembly is gearing up to conduct a second reading of an anti-terrorism bill, "An Act to Provide for It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi It was reported on October 16, 2009, that the Nigerian House of Representatives is working on a bill for an "Act for the Creation of the National Office of Government Performance and Accountability of 2009," which It was reported on August 29, 2009, that the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement in which it acknowledged that a large number of Nigerians abroad have had run-ins with the laws of their It was reported on July 15, 2009, that the Nigerian Senate passed a bill, the National Agency for Elderly Persons Bill 2008, which, if signed into law by the President, will provide support for senior citizens It was reported on July 13, 2009, that the Nigerian senate is considering adoption of the Bill for an Act to Amend the Evidence Act, which would make electronic and computer-generated materials admissible in court. (Sufuyan On June 16, 2009, a magistrate court in the city of Abuja, Nigeria's capital, ordered that a man be flogged for stealing three crates of eggs from a store, in lieu of a jail sentence. The David Mark, the President of the Nigerian Senate, stated on June 2, 2009, that the Senate will establish a new agency to monitor "the perceived excesses" of the country's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). His It was reported on May 21, 2009, that the Nigerian National Assembly is working on amending the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) Act of 1988, a law that established and regulates the powers of the NDIC. It was reported on May 8, 2009, that a bill seeking to make Nigeria's Auditor-General independent of the executive body and create an audit commission, entitled "Act to provide for additional powers and functions for the It was reported on May 5, 2009, that as part of an effort to put an end to the rampant problem of the erection of unsafe buildings that do not meet city codes, the Governor of On April 1, 2009, the Nigerian Senate debated the Bill for an Act to Amend the Corruption Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000, sponsored by Senator Sola Akinyede, which seeks to make the Independent Corruption It was reported on March 9, 2009, that the Tobacco Control Bill of Nigeria of 2009, currently under consideration on the floor of the Nigerian legislature, is under attack. The Chairman of the Senate Committee on It was reported on April 2, 2009, that a bill seeking to introduce internal democratic practices within the 50 registered political parties in Nigeria by regulating primary elections, congresses, and conventions was met with serious resistance The Nigerian Senate recently passed resolutions urging federal agencies, including the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) and the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON), to take the necessary steps to regulate the influx of It was reported on March 24, 2009, that the Registrar of the Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria, Augustine Ebisike, called for the passage of the Environmental Health Control and Enforcement Sanitation Act, which has On March 9, 2009, the Nigerian Senate passed into law a bill outlawing discrimination against the disabled. This law, which was sponsored by Senator Bode Olajumoke of Ondo State, requires government and public organizations to make It was reported on March 3, 2009, that a bill that makes discriminating against people living with HIV and AIDS a criminal offense is under consideration by Nigeria's House of Representatives. The bill underwent a second On February 19, 2009, Nigeria's Enugu State House of Assembly unanimously passed into law a bill making kidnapping with the use of a gun a capital offense in the State, an offense that previously carried a On February 19, 2009, the Nigerian Senate approved the Bill for an Act to Enshrine an Annual State of the Nation Address and Other Matters Concerned. The new legislation would compel the President of Nigeria to The Nigerian National Assembly is considering a bill, An Act to Establish the Legal and Regulatory Framework, Institutions and Regulatory Authorities for the Nigerian Petroleum Industry, which seeks to restructure the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) It was reported on October 30, 2008, that the Nigerian Senate is working on a Bill for an Act to Provide for Prohibition of Electronic Fraud in All Electronic Transactions in Nigeria and for Other Related It was reported on October 30, 2008, that the Nigerian Senate is working on a Bill for an Act to Provide for Prohibition of Electronic Fraud in All Electronic Transactions in Nigeria and for Other Related On October 7, 2008, the Nigerian Senate debated a bill that if passed would outlaw the flaring of natural gas. The bill requires the Minister of Environment, who will be directly accountable to the National Assembly It was reported on October 7, 2008, that officials of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and the Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission were meeting to develop a plan to inject private funds into the stock market... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 09 Oct 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540709_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: SEC Issues Two New Stock Market Rules http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540686_text Investments - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case in which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a political party, challenged the legality of three provisions of the News outlets are reporting that both houses of Nigeria's Parliament have adopted the harmonized version of the Freedom of Information Bill (hereinafter FOI). The House of Representatives initially adopted its version of the FOI on February The Nigerian House of Representatives approved the Sovereign Investment Authority Bill (Nigerian House of Representatives website (last visited May 17, 2011), which the upper house had passed on May 11, 2011, bringing the legislation one On May 11, 2011, the 109-member Nigerian Senate approved the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Bill, 2010, which seeks to establish a sovereign wealth fund to manage excess profits from the country's sale of crude oil. On April 15, 2011, the Court of Appeals in Abuja, Nigeria, upheld a February 23, 2011, Federal High Court ruling barring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC, an institution with a Constitutional mandate to conduct elections On April 4, 2011, the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to fast track its appeal against a decision of a Federal High Court (handed down on February 23, It was reported on April 3, 2011, that Nigeria's Labour Party (LP) has instituted a lawsuit before the Abuja Federal High Court in which it is challenging the constitutionality of sections of the Electoral Act On February 24, 2011, the 360-member lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Freedom of Information Bill which seeks to provide a right of access to records kept by public institutions and private institutions carrying On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill On November 30, 2010, the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS CCJ) ruled that the Nigerian government has an obligation to provide free and compulsory education to every Nigerian child It was reported on November 4, 2010, that a group of individuals in Nigeria living with HIV/AIDS have instituted a civil action against the Nigerian federal government for importing defective condoms; it was the use of On October 19, 2010, the 109-member Nigerian Senate rejected a bill to amend the Electoral Act 2010; that amendment had been proposed by President Johnathan Goodluck. (Kunle Akogun, Senate Blocks Jonathan's Bid to Amend Electoral Act, It was reported on August 12, 2010, that despite letters to the legislature's leadership from President Goodluck Jonathan urging quick passage, the Nigerian House of Representatives suspended indefinitely deliberation on anti-terrorism and money laundering bills due It was reported on May 17, 2010, that the NIGERIAN MONTHLY LAW REPORTS (NMLR), first published in 1964 and discontinued in 1976, is back in print. (Innocent Anaba, Monthly Law Reports Repackaged, VANGUARD, May 17, 2010, On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. It was reported on March 23, 2010, that a Sharia (Islamic law) court judge in Kaduna State in northern Nigeria issued a restraining order on users of Facebook and Twitter, stopping them from participating in an It was reported on March 11, 2010, that as part of an effort to reform the Nigerian banking industry, the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill that would establish a corporation to deal with "non performing The European Union, under the Financing Agreement No. 9356/UNI "EU Support to Law Enforcement against Economic and Financial Crimes," has granted Nigeria's judiciary N5.2 billion (about US$34 million) to help combat economic and financial crime and It was reported on February 16, 2010, that the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill, An Act to Provide for the Imposition of Special Punishment on Persons Found Guilty of Economic Sabotage and Other Matters Connected Reportedly motivated by the United States' measure that put Nigeria on the terrorist watch list, the Nigerian National Assembly is gearing up to conduct a second reading of an anti-terrorism bill, "An Act to Provide for It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi It was reported on October 16, 2009, that the Nigerian House of Representatives is working on a bill for an "Act for the Creation of the National Office of Government Performance and Accountability of 2009," which It was reported on August 29, 2009, that the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement in which it acknowledged that a large number of Nigerians abroad have had run-ins with the laws of their It was reported on July 15, 2009, that the Nigerian Senate passed a bill, the National Agency for Elderly Persons Bill 2008, which, if signed into law by the President, will provide support for senior citizens It was reported on July 13, 2009, that the Nigerian senate is considering adoption of the Bill for an Act to Amend the Evidence Act, which would make electronic and computer-generated materials admissible in court. (Sufuyan On June 16, 2009, a magistrate court in the city of Abuja, Nigeria's capital, ordered that a man be flogged for stealing three crates of eggs from a store, in lieu of a jail sentence. The David Mark, the President of the Nigerian Senate, stated on June 2, 2009, that the Senate will establish a new agency to monitor "the perceived excesses" of the country's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). His It was reported on May 21, 2009, that the Nigerian National Assembly is working on amending the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) Act of 1988, a law that established and regulates the powers of the NDIC. It was reported on May 8, 2009, that a bill seeking to make Nigeria's Auditor-General independent of the executive body and create an audit commission, entitled "Act to provide for additional powers and functions for the It was reported on May 5, 2009, that as part of an effort to put an end to the rampant problem of the erection of unsafe buildings that do not meet city codes, the Governor of On April 1, 2009, the Nigerian Senate debated the Bill for an Act to Amend the Corruption Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000, sponsored by Senator Sola Akinyede, which seeks to make the Independent Corruption It was reported on March 9, 2009, that the Tobacco Control Bill of Nigeria of 2009, currently under consideration on the floor of the Nigerian legislature, is under attack. The Chairman of the Senate Committee on It was reported on April 2, 2009, that a bill seeking to introduce internal democratic practices within the 50 registered political parties in Nigeria by regulating primary elections, congresses, and conventions was met with serious resistance The Nigerian Senate recently passed resolutions urging federal agencies, including the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) and the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON), to take the necessary steps to regulate the influx of It was reported on March 24, 2009, that the Registrar of the Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria, Augustine Ebisike, called for the passage of the Environmental Health Control and Enforcement Sanitation Act, which has On March 9, 2009, the Nigerian Senate passed into law a bill outlawing discrimination against the disabled. This law, which was sponsored by Senator Bode Olajumoke of Ondo State, requires government and public organizations to make It was reported on March 3, 2009, that a bill that makes discriminating against people living with HIV and AIDS a criminal offense is under consideration by Nigeria's House of Representatives. The bill underwent a second On February 19, 2009, Nigeria's Enugu State House of Assembly unanimously passed into law a bill making kidnapping with the use of a gun a capital offense in the State, an offense that previously carried a On February 19, 2009, the Nigerian Senate approved the Bill for an Act to Enshrine an Annual State of the Nation Address and Other Matters Concerned. The new legislation would compel the President of Nigeria to The Nigerian National Assembly is considering a bill, An Act to Establish the Legal and Regulatory Framework, Institutions and Regulatory Authorities for the Nigerian Petroleum Industry, which seeks to restructure the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) It was reported on October 30, 2008, that the Nigerian Senate is working on a Bill for an Act to Provide for Prohibition of Electronic Fraud in All Electronic Transactions in Nigeria and for Other Related It was reported on October 30, 2008, that the Nigerian Senate is working on a Bill for an Act to Provide for Prohibition of Electronic Fraud in All Electronic Transactions in Nigeria and for Other Related On October 7, 2008, the Nigerian Senate debated a bill that if passed would outlaw the flaring of natural gas. The bill requires the Minister of Environment, who will be directly accountable to the National Assembly It was reported on October 7, 2008, that officials of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and the Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission were meeting to develop a plan to inject private funds into the stock market The Securities and Exchange Commission of Nigeria issued new rules on September 15, 2008, in conformity with a Federal Government directive to stabilize the stock market. The rules follow the establishment of two technical committees, one... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 02 Oct 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540686_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Asset Forfeiture Bill Proposed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540674_text Civil liability - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case in which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a political party, challenged the legality of three provisions of the News outlets are reporting that both houses of Nigeria's Parliament have adopted the harmonized version of the Freedom of Information Bill (hereinafter FOI). The House of Representatives initially adopted its version of the FOI on February The Nigerian House of Representatives approved the Sovereign Investment Authority Bill (Nigerian House of Representatives website (last visited May 17, 2011), which the upper house had passed on May 11, 2011, bringing the legislation one On May 11, 2011, the 109-member Nigerian Senate approved the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Bill, 2010, which seeks to establish a sovereign wealth fund to manage excess profits from the country's sale of crude oil. On April 15, 2011, the Court of Appeals in Abuja, Nigeria, upheld a February 23, 2011, Federal High Court ruling barring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC, an institution with a Constitutional mandate to conduct elections On April 4, 2011, the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to fast track its appeal against a decision of a Federal High Court (handed down on February 23, It was reported on April 3, 2011, that Nigeria's Labour Party (LP) has instituted a lawsuit before the Abuja Federal High Court in which it is challenging the constitutionality of sections of the Electoral Act On February 24, 2011, the 360-member lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Freedom of Information Bill which seeks to provide a right of access to records kept by public institutions and private institutions carrying On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill On November 30, 2010, the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS CCJ) ruled that the Nigerian government has an obligation to provide free and compulsory education to every Nigerian child It was reported on November 4, 2010, that a group of individuals in Nigeria living with HIV/AIDS have instituted a civil action against the Nigerian federal government for importing defective condoms; it was the use of On October 19, 2010, the 109-member Nigerian Senate rejected a bill to amend the Electoral Act 2010; that amendment had been proposed by President Johnathan Goodluck. (Kunle Akogun, Senate Blocks Jonathan's Bid to Amend Electoral Act, It was reported on August 12, 2010, that despite letters to the legislature's leadership from President Goodluck Jonathan urging quick passage, the Nigerian House of Representatives suspended indefinitely deliberation on anti-terrorism and money laundering bills due It was reported on May 17, 2010, that the NIGERIAN MONTHLY LAW REPORTS (NMLR), first published in 1964 and discontinued in 1976, is back in print. (Innocent Anaba, Monthly Law Reports Repackaged, VANGUARD, May 17, 2010, On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. It was reported on March 23, 2010, that a Sharia (Islamic law) court judge in Kaduna State in northern Nigeria issued a restraining order on users of Facebook and Twitter, stopping them from participating in an It was reported on March 11, 2010, that as part of an effort to reform the Nigerian banking industry, the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill that would establish a corporation to deal with "non performing The European Union, under the Financing Agreement No. 9356/UNI "EU Support to Law Enforcement against Economic and Financial Crimes," has granted Nigeria's judiciary N5.2 billion (about US$34 million) to help combat economic and financial crime and It was reported on February 16, 2010, that the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill, An Act to Provide for the Imposition of Special Punishment on Persons Found Guilty of Economic Sabotage and Other Matters Connected Reportedly motivated by the United States' measure that put Nigeria on the terrorist watch list, the Nigerian National Assembly is gearing up to conduct a second reading of an anti-terrorism bill, "An Act to Provide for It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi It was reported on October 16, 2009, that the Nigerian House of Representatives is working on a bill for an "Act for the Creation of the National Office of Government Performance and Accountability of 2009," which It was reported on August 29, 2009, that the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement in which it acknowledged that a large number of Nigerians abroad have had run-ins with the laws of their It was reported on July 15, 2009, that the Nigerian Senate passed a bill, the National Agency for Elderly Persons Bill 2008, which, if signed into law by the President, will provide support for senior citizens It was reported on July 13, 2009, that the Nigerian senate is considering adoption of the Bill for an Act to Amend the Evidence Act, which would make electronic and computer-generated materials admissible in court. (Sufuyan On June 16, 2009, a magistrate court in the city of Abuja, Nigeria's capital, ordered that a man be flogged for stealing three crates of eggs from a store, in lieu of a jail sentence. The David Mark, the President of the Nigerian Senate, stated on June 2, 2009, that the Senate will establish a new agency to monitor "the perceived excesses" of the country's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). His It was reported on May 21, 2009, that the Nigerian National Assembly is working on amending the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) Act of 1988, a law that established and regulates the powers of the NDIC. It was reported on May 8, 2009, that a bill seeking to make Nigeria's Auditor-General independent of the executive body and create an audit commission, entitled "Act to provide for additional powers and functions for the It was reported on May 5, 2009, that as part of an effort to put an end to the rampant problem of the erection of unsafe buildings that do not meet city codes, the Governor of On April 1, 2009, the Nigerian Senate debated the Bill for an Act to Amend the Corruption Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000, sponsored by Senator Sola Akinyede, which seeks to make the Independent Corruption It was reported on March 9, 2009, that the Tobacco Control Bill of Nigeria of 2009, currently under consideration on the floor of the Nigerian legislature, is under attack. The Chairman of the Senate Committee on It was reported on April 2, 2009, that a bill seeking to introduce internal democratic practices within the 50 registered political parties in Nigeria by regulating primary elections, congresses, and conventions was met with serious resistance The Nigerian Senate recently passed resolutions urging federal agencies, including the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) and the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON), to take the necessary steps to regulate the influx of It was reported on March 24, 2009, that the Registrar of the Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria, Augustine Ebisike, called for the passage of the Environmental Health Control and Enforcement Sanitation Act, which has On March 9, 2009, the Nigerian Senate passed into law a bill outlawing discrimination against the disabled. This law, which was sponsored by Senator Bode Olajumoke of Ondo State, requires government and public organizations to make It was reported on March 3, 2009, that a bill that makes discriminating against people living with HIV and AIDS a criminal offense is under consideration by Nigeria's House of Representatives. The bill underwent a second On February 19, 2009, Nigeria's Enugu State House of Assembly unanimously passed into law a bill making kidnapping with the use of a gun a capital offense in the State, an offense that previously carried a On February 19, 2009, the Nigerian Senate approved the Bill for an Act to Enshrine an Annual State of the Nation Address and Other Matters Concerned. The new legislation would compel the President of Nigeria to The Nigerian National Assembly is considering a bill, An Act to Establish the Legal and Regulatory Framework, Institutions and Regulatory Authorities for the Nigerian Petroleum Industry, which seeks to restructure the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) It was reported on October 30, 2008, that the Nigerian Senate is working on a Bill for an Act to Provide for Prohibition of Electronic Fraud in All Electronic Transactions in Nigeria and for Other Related It was reported on October 30, 2008, that the Nigerian Senate is working on a Bill for an Act to Provide for Prohibition of Electronic Fraud in All Electronic Transactions in Nigeria and for Other Related On October 7, 2008, the Nigerian Senate debated a bill that if passed would outlaw the flaring of natural gas. The bill requires the Minister of Environment, who will be directly accountable to the National Assembly It was reported on October 7, 2008, that officials of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and the Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission were meeting to develop a plan to inject private funds into the stock market The Securities and Exchange Commission of Nigeria issued new rules on September 15, 2008, in conformity with a Federal Government directive to stabilize the stock market. The rules follow the establishment of two technical committees, one It was reported on September 19, 2008, that the Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has proposed a draft bill that establishes a civil legal regime for reclaiming unlawfully acquired public or private property. Under this... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 25 Sep 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540674_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Economic Laws Amended in Legislature http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540664_text Taxation - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case in which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a political party, challenged the legality of three provisions of the News outlets are reporting that both houses of Nigeria's Parliament have adopted the harmonized version of the Freedom of Information Bill (hereinafter FOI). The House of Representatives initially adopted its version of the FOI on February The Nigerian House of Representatives approved the Sovereign Investment Authority Bill (Nigerian House of Representatives website (last visited May 17, 2011), which the upper house had passed on May 11, 2011, bringing the legislation one On May 11, 2011, the 109-member Nigerian Senate approved the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Bill, 2010, which seeks to establish a sovereign wealth fund to manage excess profits from the country's sale of crude oil. On April 15, 2011, the Court of Appeals in Abuja, Nigeria, upheld a February 23, 2011, Federal High Court ruling barring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC, an institution with a Constitutional mandate to conduct elections On April 4, 2011, the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to fast track its appeal against a decision of a Federal High Court (handed down on February 23, It was reported on April 3, 2011, that Nigeria's Labour Party (LP) has instituted a lawsuit before the Abuja Federal High Court in which it is challenging the constitutionality of sections of the Electoral Act On February 24, 2011, the 360-member lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Freedom of Information Bill which seeks to provide a right of access to records kept by public institutions and private institutions carrying On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill On November 30, 2010, the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS CCJ) ruled that the Nigerian government has an obligation to provide free and compulsory education to every Nigerian child It was reported on November 4, 2010, that a group of individuals in Nigeria living with HIV/AIDS have instituted a civil action against the Nigerian federal government for importing defective condoms; it was the use of On October 19, 2010, the 109-member Nigerian Senate rejected a bill to amend the Electoral Act 2010; that amendment had been proposed by President Johnathan Goodluck. (Kunle Akogun, Senate Blocks Jonathan's Bid to Amend Electoral Act, It was reported on August 12, 2010, that despite letters to the legislature's leadership from President Goodluck Jonathan urging quick passage, the Nigerian House of Representatives suspended indefinitely deliberation on anti-terrorism and money laundering bills due It was reported on May 17, 2010, that the NIGERIAN MONTHLY LAW REPORTS (NMLR), first published in 1964 and discontinued in 1976, is back in print. (Innocent Anaba, Monthly Law Reports Repackaged, VANGUARD, May 17, 2010, On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. It was reported on March 23, 2010, that a Sharia (Islamic law) court judge in Kaduna State in northern Nigeria issued a restraining order on users of Facebook and Twitter, stopping them from participating in an It was reported on March 11, 2010, that as part of an effort to reform the Nigerian banking industry, the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill that would establish a corporation to deal with "non performing The European Union, under the Financing Agreement No. 9356/UNI "EU Support to Law Enforcement against Economic and Financial Crimes," has granted Nigeria's judiciary N5.2 billion (about US$34 million) to help combat economic and financial crime and It was reported on February 16, 2010, that the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill, An Act to Provide for the Imposition of Special Punishment on Persons Found Guilty of Economic Sabotage and Other Matters Connected Reportedly motivated by the United States' measure that put Nigeria on the terrorist watch list, the Nigerian National Assembly is gearing up to conduct a second reading of an anti-terrorism bill, "An Act to Provide for It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi It was reported on October 16, 2009, that the Nigerian House of Representatives is working on a bill for an "Act for the Creation of the National Office of Government Performance and Accountability of 2009," which It was reported on August 29, 2009, that the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement in which it acknowledged that a large number of Nigerians abroad have had run-ins with the laws of their It was reported on July 15, 2009, that the Nigerian Senate passed a bill, the National Agency for Elderly Persons Bill 2008, which, if signed into law by the President, will provide support for senior citizens It was reported on July 13, 2009, that the Nigerian senate is considering adoption of the Bill for an Act to Amend the Evidence Act, which would make electronic and computer-generated materials admissible in court. (Sufuyan On June 16, 2009, a magistrate court in the city of Abuja, Nigeria's capital, ordered that a man be flogged for stealing three crates of eggs from a store, in lieu of a jail sentence. The David Mark, the President of the Nigerian Senate, stated on June 2, 2009, that the Senate will establish a new agency to monitor "the perceived excesses" of the country's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). His It was reported on May 21, 2009, that the Nigerian National Assembly is working on amending the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) Act of 1988, a law that established and regulates the powers of the NDIC. It was reported on May 8, 2009, that a bill seeking to make Nigeria's Auditor-General independent of the executive body and create an audit commission, entitled "Act to provide for additional powers and functions for the It was reported on May 5, 2009, that as part of an effort to put an end to the rampant problem of the erection of unsafe buildings that do not meet city codes, the Governor of On April 1, 2009, the Nigerian Senate debated the Bill for an Act to Amend the Corruption Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000, sponsored by Senator Sola Akinyede, which seeks to make the Independent Corruption It was reported on March 9, 2009, that the Tobacco Control Bill of Nigeria of 2009, currently under consideration on the floor of the Nigerian legislature, is under attack. The Chairman of the Senate Committee on It was reported on April 2, 2009, that a bill seeking to introduce internal democratic practices within the 50 registered political parties in Nigeria by regulating primary elections, congresses, and conventions was met with serious resistance The Nigerian Senate recently passed resolutions urging federal agencies, including the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) and the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON), to take the necessary steps to regulate the influx of It was reported on March 24, 2009, that the Registrar of the Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria, Augustine Ebisike, called for the passage of the Environmental Health Control and Enforcement Sanitation Act, which has On March 9, 2009, the Nigerian Senate passed into law a bill outlawing discrimination against the disabled. This law, which was sponsored by Senator Bode Olajumoke of Ondo State, requires government and public organizations to make It was reported on March 3, 2009, that a bill that makes discriminating against people living with HIV and AIDS a criminal offense is under consideration by Nigeria's House of Representatives. The bill underwent a second On February 19, 2009, Nigeria's Enugu State House of Assembly unanimously passed into law a bill making kidnapping with the use of a gun a capital offense in the State, an offense that previously carried a On February 19, 2009, the Nigerian Senate approved the Bill for an Act to Enshrine an Annual State of the Nation Address and Other Matters Concerned. The new legislation would compel the President of Nigeria to The Nigerian National Assembly is considering a bill, An Act to Establish the Legal and Regulatory Framework, Institutions and Regulatory Authorities for the Nigerian Petroleum Industry, which seeks to restructure the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) It was reported on October 30, 2008, that the Nigerian Senate is working on a Bill for an Act to Provide for Prohibition of Electronic Fraud in All Electronic Transactions in Nigeria and for Other Related It was reported on October 30, 2008, that the Nigerian Senate is working on a Bill for an Act to Provide for Prohibition of Electronic Fraud in All Electronic Transactions in Nigeria and for Other Related On October 7, 2008, the Nigerian Senate debated a bill that if passed would outlaw the flaring of natural gas. The bill requires the Minister of Environment, who will be directly accountable to the National Assembly It was reported on October 7, 2008, that officials of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and the Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission were meeting to develop a plan to inject private funds into the stock market The Securities and Exchange Commission of Nigeria issued new rules on September 15, 2008, in conformity with a Federal Government directive to stabilize the stock market. The rules follow the establishment of two technical committees, one It was reported on September 19, 2008, that the Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has proposed a draft bill that establishes a civil legal regime for reclaiming unlawfully acquired public or private property. Under this The House of Representatives, the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly, has amended some financial and economic laws in an effort to stabilize the business environment. Among the laws passed are the Personal Income Tax Amendment... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 15 Sep 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540664_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Bill on Establishment of Financial Crimes Court http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540489_text Judiciary - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case in which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a political party, challenged the legality of three provisions of the News outlets are reporting that both houses of Nigeria's Parliament have adopted the harmonized version of the Freedom of Information Bill (hereinafter FOI). The House of Representatives initially adopted its version of the FOI on February The Nigerian House of Representatives approved the Sovereign Investment Authority Bill (Nigerian House of Representatives website (last visited May 17, 2011), which the upper house had passed on May 11, 2011, bringing the legislation one On May 11, 2011, the 109-member Nigerian Senate approved the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Bill, 2010, which seeks to establish a sovereign wealth fund to manage excess profits from the country's sale of crude oil. On April 15, 2011, the Court of Appeals in Abuja, Nigeria, upheld a February 23, 2011, Federal High Court ruling barring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC, an institution with a Constitutional mandate to conduct elections On April 4, 2011, the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to fast track its appeal against a decision of a Federal High Court (handed down on February 23, It was reported on April 3, 2011, that Nigeria's Labour Party (LP) has instituted a lawsuit before the Abuja Federal High Court in which it is challenging the constitutionality of sections of the Electoral Act On February 24, 2011, the 360-member lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Freedom of Information Bill which seeks to provide a right of access to records kept by public institutions and private institutions carrying On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill On November 30, 2010, the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS CCJ) ruled that the Nigerian government has an obligation to provide free and compulsory education to every Nigerian child It was reported on November 4, 2010, that a group of individuals in Nigeria living with HIV/AIDS have instituted a civil action against the Nigerian federal government for importing defective condoms; it was the use of On October 19, 2010, the 109-member Nigerian Senate rejected a bill to amend the Electoral Act 2010; that amendment had been proposed by President Johnathan Goodluck. (Kunle Akogun, Senate Blocks Jonathan's Bid to Amend Electoral Act, It was reported on August 12, 2010, that despite letters to the legislature's leadership from President Goodluck Jonathan urging quick passage, the Nigerian House of Representatives suspended indefinitely deliberation on anti-terrorism and money laundering bills due It was reported on May 17, 2010, that the NIGERIAN MONTHLY LAW REPORTS (NMLR), first published in 1964 and discontinued in 1976, is back in print. (Innocent Anaba, Monthly Law Reports Repackaged, VANGUARD, May 17, 2010, On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. It was reported on March 23, 2010, that a Sharia (Islamic law) court judge in Kaduna State in northern Nigeria issued a restraining order on users of Facebook and Twitter, stopping them from participating in an It was reported on March 11, 2010, that as part of an effort to reform the Nigerian banking industry, the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill that would establish a corporation to deal with "non performing The European Union, under the Financing Agreement No. 9356/UNI "EU Support to Law Enforcement against Economic and Financial Crimes," has granted Nigeria's judiciary N5.2 billion (about US$34 million) to help combat economic and financial crime and It was reported on February 16, 2010, that the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill, An Act to Provide for the Imposition of Special Punishment on Persons Found Guilty of Economic Sabotage and Other Matters Connected Reportedly motivated by the United States' measure that put Nigeria on the terrorist watch list, the Nigerian National Assembly is gearing up to conduct a second reading of an anti-terrorism bill, "An Act to Provide for It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi It was reported on October 16, 2009, that the Nigerian House of Representatives is working on a bill for an "Act for the Creation of the National Office of Government Performance and Accountability of 2009," which It was reported on August 29, 2009, that the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement in which it acknowledged that a large number of Nigerians abroad have had run-ins with the laws of their It was reported on July 15, 2009, that the Nigerian Senate passed a bill, the National Agency for Elderly Persons Bill 2008, which, if signed into law by the President, will provide support for senior citizens It was reported on July 13, 2009, that the Nigerian senate is considering adoption of the Bill for an Act to Amend the Evidence Act, which would make electronic and computer-generated materials admissible in court. (Sufuyan On June 16, 2009, a magistrate court in the city of Abuja, Nigeria's capital, ordered that a man be flogged for stealing three crates of eggs from a store, in lieu of a jail sentence. The David Mark, the President of the Nigerian Senate, stated on June 2, 2009, that the Senate will establish a new agency to monitor "the perceived excesses" of the country's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). His It was reported on May 21, 2009, that the Nigerian National Assembly is working on amending the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) Act of 1988, a law that established and regulates the powers of the NDIC. It was reported on May 8, 2009, that a bill seeking to make Nigeria's Auditor-General independent of the executive body and create an audit commission, entitled "Act to provide for additional powers and functions for the It was reported on May 5, 2009, that as part of an effort to put an end to the rampant problem of the erection of unsafe buildings that do not meet city codes, the Governor of On April 1, 2009, the Nigerian Senate debated the Bill for an Act to Amend the Corruption Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000, sponsored by Senator Sola Akinyede, which seeks to make the Independent Corruption It was reported on March 9, 2009, that the Tobacco Control Bill of Nigeria of 2009, currently under consideration on the floor of the Nigerian legislature, is under attack. The Chairman of the Senate Committee on It was reported on April 2, 2009, that a bill seeking to introduce internal democratic practices within the 50 registered political parties in Nigeria by regulating primary elections, congresses, and conventions was met with serious resistance The Nigerian Senate recently passed resolutions urging federal agencies, including the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) and the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON), to take the necessary steps to regulate the influx of It was reported on March 24, 2009, that the Registrar of the Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria, Augustine Ebisike, called for the passage of the Environmental Health Control and Enforcement Sanitation Act, which has On March 9, 2009, the Nigerian Senate passed into law a bill outlawing discrimination against the disabled. This law, which was sponsored by Senator Bode Olajumoke of Ondo State, requires government and public organizations to make It was reported on March 3, 2009, that a bill that makes discriminating against people living with HIV and AIDS a criminal offense is under consideration by Nigeria's House of Representatives. The bill underwent a second On February 19, 2009, Nigeria's Enugu State House of Assembly unanimously passed into law a bill making kidnapping with the use of a gun a capital offense in the State, an offense that previously carried a On February 19, 2009, the Nigerian Senate approved the Bill for an Act to Enshrine an Annual State of the Nation Address and Other Matters Concerned. The new legislation would compel the President of Nigeria to The Nigerian National Assembly is considering a bill, An Act to Establish the Legal and Regulatory Framework, Institutions and Regulatory Authorities for the Nigerian Petroleum Industry, which seeks to restructure the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) It was reported on October 30, 2008, that the Nigerian Senate is working on a Bill for an Act to Provide for Prohibition of Electronic Fraud in All Electronic Transactions in Nigeria and for Other Related It was reported on October 30, 2008, that the Nigerian Senate is working on a Bill for an Act to Provide for Prohibition of Electronic Fraud in All Electronic Transactions in Nigeria and for Other Related On October 7, 2008, the Nigerian Senate debated a bill that if passed would outlaw the flaring of natural gas. The bill requires the Minister of Environment, who will be directly accountable to the National Assembly It was reported on October 7, 2008, that officials of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and the Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission were meeting to develop a plan to inject private funds into the stock market The Securities and Exchange Commission of Nigeria issued new rules on September 15, 2008, in conformity with a Federal Government directive to stabilize the stock market. The rules follow the establishment of two technical committees, one It was reported on September 19, 2008, that the Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has proposed a draft bill that establishes a civil legal regime for reclaiming unlawfully acquired public or private property. Under this The House of Representatives, the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly, has amended some financial and economic laws in an effort to stabilize the business environment. Among the laws passed are the Personal Income Tax Amendment It was reported on May 12, 2008, that Nigeria's Senate would approve the establishment of a special court for financial crimes, through the enactment of the "Financial Crimes Court 2008" bill. According to Senator Simeon Oduoye,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jul 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540489_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: State Governments Take Federal Government to Court http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540553_text Constitution - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case in which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a political party, challenged the legality of three provisions of the News outlets are reporting that both houses of Nigeria's Parliament have adopted the harmonized version of the Freedom of Information Bill (hereinafter FOI). The House of Representatives initially adopted its version of the FOI on February The Nigerian House of Representatives approved the Sovereign Investment Authority Bill (Nigerian House of Representatives website (last visited May 17, 2011), which the upper house had passed on May 11, 2011, bringing the legislation one On May 11, 2011, the 109-member Nigerian Senate approved the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Bill, 2010, which seeks to establish a sovereign wealth fund to manage excess profits from the country's sale of crude oil. On April 15, 2011, the Court of Appeals in Abuja, Nigeria, upheld a February 23, 2011, Federal High Court ruling barring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC, an institution with a Constitutional mandate to conduct elections On April 4, 2011, the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to fast track its appeal against a decision of a Federal High Court (handed down on February 23, It was reported on April 3, 2011, that Nigeria's Labour Party (LP) has instituted a lawsuit before the Abuja Federal High Court in which it is challenging the constitutionality of sections of the Electoral Act On February 24, 2011, the 360-member lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Freedom of Information Bill which seeks to provide a right of access to records kept by public institutions and private institutions carrying On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill On November 30, 2010, the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS CCJ) ruled that the Nigerian government has an obligation to provide free and compulsory education to every Nigerian child It was reported on November 4, 2010, that a group of individuals in Nigeria living with HIV/AIDS have instituted a civil action against the Nigerian federal government for importing defective condoms; it was the use of On October 19, 2010, the 109-member Nigerian Senate rejected a bill to amend the Electoral Act 2010; that amendment had been proposed by President Johnathan Goodluck. (Kunle Akogun, Senate Blocks Jonathan's Bid to Amend Electoral Act, It was reported on August 12, 2010, that despite letters to the legislature's leadership from President Goodluck Jonathan urging quick passage, the Nigerian House of Representatives suspended indefinitely deliberation on anti-terrorism and money laundering bills due It was reported on May 17, 2010, that the NIGERIAN MONTHLY LAW REPORTS (NMLR), first published in 1964 and discontinued in 1976, is back in print. (Innocent Anaba, Monthly Law Reports Repackaged, VANGUARD, May 17, 2010, On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. It was reported on March 23, 2010, that a Sharia (Islamic law) court judge in Kaduna State in northern Nigeria issued a restraining order on users of Facebook and Twitter, stopping them from participating in an It was reported on March 11, 2010, that as part of an effort to reform the Nigerian banking industry, the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill that would establish a corporation to deal with "non performing The European Union, under the Financing Agreement No. 9356/UNI "EU Support to Law Enforcement against Economic and Financial Crimes," has granted Nigeria's judiciary N5.2 billion (about US$34 million) to help combat economic and financial crime and It was reported on February 16, 2010, that the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill, An Act to Provide for the Imposition of Special Punishment on Persons Found Guilty of Economic Sabotage and Other Matters Connected Reportedly motivated by the United States' measure that put Nigeria on the terrorist watch list, the Nigerian National Assembly is gearing up to conduct a second reading of an anti-terrorism bill, "An Act to Provide for It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi It was reported on October 16, 2009, that the Nigerian House of Representatives is working on a bill for an "Act for the Creation of the National Office of Government Performance and Accountability of 2009," which It was reported on August 29, 2009, that the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement in which it acknowledged that a large number of Nigerians abroad have had run-ins with the laws of their It was reported on July 15, 2009, that the Nigerian Senate passed a bill, the National Agency for Elderly Persons Bill 2008, which, if signed into law by the President, will provide support for senior citizens It was reported on July 13, 2009, that the Nigerian senate is considering adoption of the Bill for an Act to Amend the Evidence Act, which would make electronic and computer-generated materials admissible in court. (Sufuyan On June 16, 2009, a magistrate court in the city of Abuja, Nigeria's capital, ordered that a man be flogged for stealing three crates of eggs from a store, in lieu of a jail sentence. The David Mark, the President of the Nigerian Senate, stated on June 2, 2009, that the Senate will establish a new agency to monitor "the perceived excesses" of the country's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). His It was reported on May 21, 2009, that the Nigerian National Assembly is working on amending the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) Act of 1988, a law that established and regulates the powers of the NDIC. It was reported on May 8, 2009, that a bill seeking to make Nigeria's Auditor-General independent of the executive body and create an audit commission, entitled "Act to provide for additional powers and functions for the It was reported on May 5, 2009, that as part of an effort to put an end to the rampant problem of the erection of unsafe buildings that do not meet city codes, the Governor of On April 1, 2009, the Nigerian Senate debated the Bill for an Act to Amend the Corruption Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000, sponsored by Senator Sola Akinyede, which seeks to make the Independent Corruption It was reported on March 9, 2009, that the Tobacco Control Bill of Nigeria of 2009, currently under consideration on the floor of the Nigerian legislature, is under attack. The Chairman of the Senate Committee on It was reported on April 2, 2009, that a bill seeking to introduce internal democratic practices within the 50 registered political parties in Nigeria by regulating primary elections, congresses, and conventions was met with serious resistance The Nigerian Senate recently passed resolutions urging federal agencies, including the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) and the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON), to take the necessary steps to regulate the influx of It was reported on March 24, 2009, that the Registrar of the Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria, Augustine Ebisike, called for the passage of the Environmental Health Control and Enforcement Sanitation Act, which has On March 9, 2009, the Nigerian Senate passed into law a bill outlawing discrimination against the disabled. This law, which was sponsored by Senator Bode Olajumoke of Ondo State, requires government and public organizations to make It was reported on March 3, 2009, that a bill that makes discriminating against people living with HIV and AIDS a criminal offense is under consideration by Nigeria's House of Representatives. The bill underwent a second On February 19, 2009, Nigeria's Enugu State House of Assembly unanimously passed into law a bill making kidnapping with the use of a gun a capital offense in the State, an offense that previously carried a On February 19, 2009, the Nigerian Senate approved the Bill for an Act to Enshrine an Annual State of the Nation Address and Other Matters Concerned. The new legislation would compel the President of Nigeria to The Nigerian National Assembly is considering a bill, An Act to Establish the Legal and Regulatory Framework, Institutions and Regulatory Authorities for the Nigerian Petroleum Industry, which seeks to restructure the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) It was reported on October 30, 2008, that the Nigerian Senate is working on a Bill for an Act to Provide for Prohibition of Electronic Fraud in All Electronic Transactions in Nigeria and for Other Related It was reported on October 30, 2008, that the Nigerian Senate is working on a Bill for an Act to Provide for Prohibition of Electronic Fraud in All Electronic Transactions in Nigeria and for Other Related On October 7, 2008, the Nigerian Senate debated a bill that if passed would outlaw the flaring of natural gas. The bill requires the Minister of Environment, who will be directly accountable to the National Assembly It was reported on October 7, 2008, that officials of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and the Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission were meeting to develop a plan to inject private funds into the stock market The Securities and Exchange Commission of Nigeria issued new rules on September 15, 2008, in conformity with a Federal Government directive to stabilize the stock market. The rules follow the establishment of two technical committees, one It was reported on September 19, 2008, that the Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has proposed a draft bill that establishes a civil legal regime for reclaiming unlawfully acquired public or private property. Under this The House of Representatives, the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly, has amended some financial and economic laws in an effort to stabilize the business environment. Among the laws passed are the Personal Income Tax Amendment It was reported on May 12, 2008, that Nigeria's Senate would approve the establishment of a special court for financial crimes, through the enactment of the "Financial Crimes Court 2008" bill. According to Senator Simeon Oduoye, It has been reported that seven state governments, of Abia, Bauchi, Benue, Niger, Ogun, Oyo, and Osun States, recently filed a suit against the Federal government before the Nigerian Supreme Court for violation of section 163... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 02 Jun 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540553_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Cross-Dressers Face Charges http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540304_text Human rights - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case in which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a political party, challenged the legality of three provisions of the News outlets are reporting that both houses of Nigeria's Parliament have adopted the harmonized version of the Freedom of Information Bill (hereinafter FOI). The House of Representatives initially adopted its version of the FOI on February The Nigerian House of Representatives approved the Sovereign Investment Authority Bill (Nigerian House of Representatives website (last visited May 17, 2011), which the upper house had passed on May 11, 2011, bringing the legislation one On May 11, 2011, the 109-member Nigerian Senate approved the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Bill, 2010, which seeks to establish a sovereign wealth fund to manage excess profits from the country's sale of crude oil. On April 15, 2011, the Court of Appeals in Abuja, Nigeria, upheld a February 23, 2011, Federal High Court ruling barring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC, an institution with a Constitutional mandate to conduct elections On April 4, 2011, the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to fast track its appeal against a decision of a Federal High Court (handed down on February 23, It was reported on April 3, 2011, that Nigeria's Labour Party (LP) has instituted a lawsuit before the Abuja Federal High Court in which it is challenging the constitutionality of sections of the Electoral Act On February 24, 2011, the 360-member lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Freedom of Information Bill which seeks to provide a right of access to records kept by public institutions and private institutions carrying On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill On November 30, 2010, the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS CCJ) ruled that the Nigerian government has an obligation to provide free and compulsory education to every Nigerian child It was reported on November 4, 2010, that a group of individuals in Nigeria living with HIV/AIDS have instituted a civil action against the Nigerian federal government for importing defective condoms; it was the use of On October 19, 2010, the 109-member Nigerian Senate rejected a bill to amend the Electoral Act 2010; that amendment had been proposed by President Johnathan Goodluck. (Kunle Akogun, Senate Blocks Jonathan's Bid to Amend Electoral Act, It was reported on August 12, 2010, that despite letters to the legislature's leadership from President Goodluck Jonathan urging quick passage, the Nigerian House of Representatives suspended indefinitely deliberation on anti-terrorism and money laundering bills due It was reported on May 17, 2010, that the NIGERIAN MONTHLY LAW REPORTS (NMLR), first published in 1964 and discontinued in 1976, is back in print. (Innocent Anaba, Monthly Law Reports Repackaged, VANGUARD, May 17, 2010, On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. It was reported on March 23, 2010, that a Sharia (Islamic law) court judge in Kaduna State in northern Nigeria issued a restraining order on users of Facebook and Twitter, stopping them from participating in an It was reported on March 11, 2010, that as part of an effort to reform the Nigerian banking industry, the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill that would establish a corporation to deal with "non performing The European Union, under the Financing Agreement No. 9356/UNI "EU Support to Law Enforcement against Economic and Financial Crimes," has granted Nigeria's judiciary N5.2 billion (about US$34 million) to help combat economic and financial crime and It was reported on February 16, 2010, that the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill, An Act to Provide for the Imposition of Special Punishment on Persons Found Guilty of Economic Sabotage and Other Matters Connected Reportedly motivated by the United States' measure that put Nigeria on the terrorist watch list, the Nigerian National Assembly is gearing up to conduct a second reading of an anti-terrorism bill, "An Act to Provide for It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi It was reported on October 16, 2009, that the Nigerian House of Representatives is working on a bill for an "Act for the Creation of the National Office of Government Performance and Accountability of 2009," which It was reported on August 29, 2009, that the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement in which it acknowledged that a large number of Nigerians abroad have had run-ins with the laws of their It was reported on July 15, 2009, that the Nigerian Senate passed a bill, the National Agency for Elderly Persons Bill 2008, which, if signed into law by the President, will provide support for senior citizens It was reported on July 13, 2009, that the Nigerian senate is considering adoption of the Bill for an Act to Amend the Evidence Act, which would make electronic and computer-generated materials admissible in court. (Sufuyan On June 16, 2009, a magistrate court in the city of Abuja, Nigeria's capital, ordered that a man be flogged for stealing three crates of eggs from a store, in lieu of a jail sentence. The David Mark, the President of the Nigerian Senate, stated on June 2, 2009, that the Senate will establish a new agency to monitor "the perceived excesses" of the country's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). His It was reported on May 21, 2009, that the Nigerian National Assembly is working on amending the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) Act of 1988, a law that established and regulates the powers of the NDIC. It was reported on May 8, 2009, that a bill seeking to make Nigeria's Auditor-General independent of the executive body and create an audit commission, entitled "Act to provide for additional powers and functions for the It was reported on May 5, 2009, that as part of an effort to put an end to the rampant problem of the erection of unsafe buildings that do not meet city codes, the Governor of On April 1, 2009, the Nigerian Senate debated the Bill for an Act to Amend the Corruption Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000, sponsored by Senator Sola Akinyede, which seeks to make the Independent Corruption It was reported on March 9, 2009, that the Tobacco Control Bill of Nigeria of 2009, currently under consideration on the floor of the Nigerian legislature, is under attack. The Chairman of the Senate Committee on It was reported on April 2, 2009, that a bill seeking to introduce internal democratic practices within the 50 registered political parties in Nigeria by regulating primary elections, congresses, and conventions was met with serious resistance The Nigerian Senate recently passed resolutions urging federal agencies, including the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) and the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON), to take the necessary steps to regulate the influx of It was reported on March 24, 2009, that the Registrar of the Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria, Augustine Ebisike, called for the passage of the Environmental Health Control and Enforcement Sanitation Act, which has On March 9, 2009, the Nigerian Senate passed into law a bill outlawing discrimination against the disabled. This law, which was sponsored by Senator Bode Olajumoke of Ondo State, requires government and public organizations to make It was reported on March 3, 2009, that a bill that makes discriminating against people living with HIV and AIDS a criminal offense is under consideration by Nigeria's House of Representatives. The bill underwent a second On February 19, 2009, Nigeria's Enugu State House of Assembly unanimously passed into law a bill making kidnapping with the use of a gun a capital offense in the State, an offense that previously carried a On February 19, 2009, the Nigerian Senate approved the Bill for an Act to Enshrine an Annual State of the Nation Address and Other Matters Concerned. The new legislation would compel the President of Nigeria to The Nigerian National Assembly is considering a bill, An Act to Establish the Legal and Regulatory Framework, Institutions and Regulatory Authorities for the Nigerian Petroleum Industry, which seeks to restructure the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) It was reported on October 30, 2008, that the Nigerian Senate is working on a Bill for an Act to Provide for Prohibition of Electronic Fraud in All Electronic Transactions in Nigeria and for Other Related It was reported on October 30, 2008, that the Nigerian Senate is working on a Bill for an Act to Provide for Prohibition of Electronic Fraud in All Electronic Transactions in Nigeria and for Other Related On October 7, 2008, the Nigerian Senate debated a bill that if passed would outlaw the flaring of natural gas. The bill requires the Minister of Environment, who will be directly accountable to the National Assembly It was reported on October 7, 2008, that officials of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and the Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission were meeting to develop a plan to inject private funds into the stock market The Securities and Exchange Commission of Nigeria issued new rules on September 15, 2008, in conformity with a Federal Government directive to stabilize the stock market. The rules follow the establishment of two technical committees, one It was reported on September 19, 2008, that the Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has proposed a draft bill that establishes a civil legal regime for reclaiming unlawfully acquired public or private property. Under this The House of Representatives, the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly, has amended some financial and economic laws in an effort to stabilize the business environment. Among the laws passed are the Personal Income Tax Amendment It was reported on May 12, 2008, that Nigeria's Senate would approve the establishment of a special court for financial crimes, through the enactment of the "Financial Crimes Court 2008" bill. According to Senator Simeon Oduoye, It has been reported that seven state governments, of Abia, Bauchi, Benue, Niger, Ogun, Oyo, and Osun States, recently filed a suit against the Federal government before the Nigerian Supreme Court for violation of section 163 Eighteen cross-dressers face criminal charges before a Sharia court one year after their arrest in Bauchi, a city in northern Nigeria. Although the men were at first charged with sodomy, a crime punishable by death under... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Mar 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540304_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: New Anti-Corruption Body Planned http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540230_text Government ethics and transparency - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case in which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a political party, challenged the legality of three provisions of the News outlets are reporting that both houses of Nigeria's Parliament have adopted the harmonized version of the Freedom of Information Bill (hereinafter FOI). The House of Representatives initially adopted its version of the FOI on February The Nigerian House of Representatives approved the Sovereign Investment Authority Bill (Nigerian House of Representatives website (last visited May 17, 2011), which the upper house had passed on May 11, 2011, bringing the legislation one On May 11, 2011, the 109-member Nigerian Senate approved the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Bill, 2010, which seeks to establish a sovereign wealth fund to manage excess profits from the country's sale of crude oil. On April 15, 2011, the Court of Appeals in Abuja, Nigeria, upheld a February 23, 2011, Federal High Court ruling barring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC, an institution with a Constitutional mandate to conduct elections On April 4, 2011, the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to fast track its appeal against a decision of a Federal High Court (handed down on February 23, It was reported on April 3, 2011, that Nigeria's Labour Party (LP) has instituted a lawsuit before the Abuja Federal High Court in which it is challenging the constitutionality of sections of the Electoral Act On February 24, 2011, the 360-member lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Freedom of Information Bill which seeks to provide a right of access to records kept by public institutions and private institutions carrying On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill On November 30, 2010, the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS CCJ) ruled that the Nigerian government has an obligation to provide free and compulsory education to every Nigerian child It was reported on November 4, 2010, that a group of individuals in Nigeria living with HIV/AIDS have instituted a civil action against the Nigerian federal government for importing defective condoms; it was the use of On October 19, 2010, the 109-member Nigerian Senate rejected a bill to amend the Electoral Act 2010; that amendment had been proposed by President Johnathan Goodluck. (Kunle Akogun, Senate Blocks Jonathan's Bid to Amend Electoral Act, It was reported on August 12, 2010, that despite letters to the legislature's leadership from President Goodluck Jonathan urging quick passage, the Nigerian House of Representatives suspended indefinitely deliberation on anti-terrorism and money laundering bills due It was reported on May 17, 2010, that the NIGERIAN MONTHLY LAW REPORTS (NMLR), first published in 1964 and discontinued in 1976, is back in print. (Innocent Anaba, Monthly Law Reports Repackaged, VANGUARD, May 17, 2010, On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. It was reported on March 23, 2010, that a Sharia (Islamic law) court judge in Kaduna State in northern Nigeria issued a restraining order on users of Facebook and Twitter, stopping them from participating in an It was reported on March 11, 2010, that as part of an effort to reform the Nigerian banking industry, the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill that would establish a corporation to deal with "non performing The European Union, under the Financing Agreement No. 9356/UNI "EU Support to Law Enforcement against Economic and Financial Crimes," has granted Nigeria's judiciary N5.2 billion (about US$34 million) to help combat economic and financial crime and It was reported on February 16, 2010, that the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill, An Act to Provide for the Imposition of Special Punishment on Persons Found Guilty of Economic Sabotage and Other Matters Connected Reportedly motivated by the United States' measure that put Nigeria on the terrorist watch list, the Nigerian National Assembly is gearing up to conduct a second reading of an anti-terrorism bill, "An Act to Provide for It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi It was reported on October 16, 2009, that the Nigerian House of Representatives is working on a bill for an "Act for the Creation of the National Office of Government Performance and Accountability of 2009," which It was reported on August 29, 2009, that the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement in which it acknowledged that a large number of Nigerians abroad have had run-ins with the laws of their It was reported on July 15, 2009, that the Nigerian Senate passed a bill, the National Agency for Elderly Persons Bill 2008, which, if signed into law by the President, will provide support for senior citizens It was reported on July 13, 2009, that the Nigerian senate is considering adoption of the Bill for an Act to Amend the Evidence Act, which would make electronic and computer-generated materials admissible in court. (Sufuyan On June 16, 2009, a magistrate court in the city of Abuja, Nigeria's capital, ordered that a man be flogged for stealing three crates of eggs from a store, in lieu of a jail sentence. The David Mark, the President of the Nigerian Senate, stated on June 2, 2009, that the Senate will establish a new agency to monitor "the perceived excesses" of the country's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). His It was reported on May 21, 2009, that the Nigerian National Assembly is working on amending the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) Act of 1988, a law that established and regulates the powers of the NDIC. It was reported on May 8, 2009, that a bill seeking to make Nigeria's Auditor-General independent of the executive body and create an audit commission, entitled "Act to provide for additional powers and functions for the It was reported on May 5, 2009, that as part of an effort to put an end to the rampant problem of the erection of unsafe buildings that do not meet city codes, the Governor of On April 1, 2009, the Nigerian Senate debated the Bill for an Act to Amend the Corruption Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000, sponsored by Senator Sola Akinyede, which seeks to make the Independent Corruption It was reported on March 9, 2009, that the Tobacco Control Bill of Nigeria of 2009, currently under consideration on the floor of the Nigerian legislature, is under attack. The Chairman of the Senate Committee on It was reported on April 2, 2009, that a bill seeking to introduce internal democratic practices within the 50 registered political parties in Nigeria by regulating primary elections, congresses, and conventions was met with serious resistance The Nigerian Senate recently passed resolutions urging federal agencies, including the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) and the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON), to take the necessary steps to regulate the influx of It was reported on March 24, 2009, that the Registrar of the Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria, Augustine Ebisike, called for the passage of the Environmental Health Control and Enforcement Sanitation Act, which has On March 9, 2009, the Nigerian Senate passed into law a bill outlawing discrimination against the disabled. This law, which was sponsored by Senator Bode Olajumoke of Ondo State, requires government and public organizations to make It was reported on March 3, 2009, that a bill that makes discriminating against people living with HIV and AIDS a criminal offense is under consideration by Nigeria's House of Representatives. The bill underwent a second On February 19, 2009, Nigeria's Enugu State House of Assembly unanimously passed into law a bill making kidnapping with the use of a gun a capital offense in the State, an offense that previously carried a On February 19, 2009, the Nigerian Senate approved the Bill for an Act to Enshrine an Annual State of the Nation Address and Other Matters Concerned. The new legislation would compel the President of Nigeria to The Nigerian National Assembly is considering a bill, An Act to Establish the Legal and Regulatory Framework, Institutions and Regulatory Authorities for the Nigerian Petroleum Industry, which seeks to restructure the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) It was reported on October 30, 2008, that the Nigerian Senate is working on a Bill for an Act to Provide for Prohibition of Electronic Fraud in All Electronic Transactions in Nigeria and for Other Related It was reported on October 30, 2008, that the Nigerian Senate is working on a Bill for an Act to Provide for Prohibition of Electronic Fraud in All Electronic Transactions in Nigeria and for Other Related On October 7, 2008, the Nigerian Senate debated a bill that if passed would outlaw the flaring of natural gas. The bill requires the Minister of Environment, who will be directly accountable to the National Assembly It was reported on October 7, 2008, that officials of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and the Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission were meeting to develop a plan to inject private funds into the stock market The Securities and Exchange Commission of Nigeria issued new rules on September 15, 2008, in conformity with a Federal Government directive to stabilize the stock market. The rules follow the establishment of two technical committees, one It was reported on September 19, 2008, that the Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has proposed a draft bill that establishes a civil legal regime for reclaiming unlawfully acquired public or private property. Under this The House of Representatives, the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly, has amended some financial and economic laws in an effort to stabilize the business environment. Among the laws passed are the Personal Income Tax Amendment It was reported on May 12, 2008, that Nigeria's Senate would approve the establishment of a special court for financial crimes, through the enactment of the "Financial Crimes Court 2008" bill. According to Senator Simeon Oduoye, It has been reported that seven state governments, of Abia, Bauchi, Benue, Niger, Ogun, Oyo, and Osun States, recently filed a suit against the Federal government before the Nigerian Supreme Court for violation of section 163 Eighteen cross-dressers face criminal charges before a Sharia court one year after their arrest in Bauchi, a city in northern Nigeria. Although the men were at first charged with sodomy, a crime punishable by death under President Umaru Yar'Adua stated on January 15, 2008, that Nigeria would establish a new government unit aimed at monitoring suspicious financial transactions, modeled on similar bodies in the United States and China, in order to strengthen... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sat, 02 Feb 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540230_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Drug Company Officials Face Contempt of Court Charges http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054031_text Workers safety and health - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case in which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a political party, challenged the legality of three provisions of the News outlets are reporting that both houses of Nigeria's Parliament have adopted the harmonized version of the Freedom of Information Bill (hereinafter FOI). The House of Representatives initially adopted its version of the FOI on February The Nigerian House of Representatives approved the Sovereign Investment Authority Bill (Nigerian House of Representatives website (last visited May 17, 2011), which the upper house had passed on May 11, 2011, bringing the legislation one On May 11, 2011, the 109-member Nigerian Senate approved the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Bill, 2010, which seeks to establish a sovereign wealth fund to manage excess profits from the country's sale of crude oil. On April 15, 2011, the Court of Appeals in Abuja, Nigeria, upheld a February 23, 2011, Federal High Court ruling barring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC, an institution with a Constitutional mandate to conduct elections On April 4, 2011, the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to fast track its appeal against a decision of a Federal High Court (handed down on February 23, It was reported on April 3, 2011, that Nigeria's Labour Party (LP) has instituted a lawsuit before the Abuja Federal High Court in which it is challenging the constitutionality of sections of the Electoral Act On February 24, 2011, the 360-member lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Freedom of Information Bill which seeks to provide a right of access to records kept by public institutions and private institutions carrying On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill On November 30, 2010, the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS CCJ) ruled that the Nigerian government has an obligation to provide free and compulsory education to every Nigerian child It was reported on November 4, 2010, that a group of individuals in Nigeria living with HIV/AIDS have instituted a civil action against the Nigerian federal government for importing defective condoms; it was the use of On October 19, 2010, the 109-member Nigerian Senate rejected a bill to amend the Electoral Act 2010; that amendment had been proposed by President Johnathan Goodluck. (Kunle Akogun, Senate Blocks Jonathan's Bid to Amend Electoral Act, It was reported on August 12, 2010, that despite letters to the legislature's leadership from President Goodluck Jonathan urging quick passage, the Nigerian House of Representatives suspended indefinitely deliberation on anti-terrorism and money laundering bills due It was reported on May 17, 2010, that the NIGERIAN MONTHLY LAW REPORTS (NMLR), first published in 1964 and discontinued in 1976, is back in print. (Innocent Anaba, Monthly Law Reports Repackaged, VANGUARD, May 17, 2010, On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. It was reported on March 23, 2010, that a Sharia (Islamic law) court judge in Kaduna State in northern Nigeria issued a restraining order on users of Facebook and Twitter, stopping them from participating in an It was reported on March 11, 2010, that as part of an effort to reform the Nigerian banking industry, the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill that would establish a corporation to deal with "non performing The European Union, under the Financing Agreement No. 9356/UNI "EU Support to Law Enforcement against Economic and Financial Crimes," has granted Nigeria's judiciary N5.2 billion (about US$34 million) to help combat economic and financial crime and It was reported on February 16, 2010, that the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill, An Act to Provide for the Imposition of Special Punishment on Persons Found Guilty of Economic Sabotage and Other Matters Connected Reportedly motivated by the United States' measure that put Nigeria on the terrorist watch list, the Nigerian National Assembly is gearing up to conduct a second reading of an anti-terrorism bill, "An Act to Provide for It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi It was reported on October 16, 2009, that the Nigerian House of Representatives is working on a bill for an "Act for the Creation of the National Office of Government Performance and Accountability of 2009," which It was reported on August 29, 2009, that the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement in which it acknowledged that a large number of Nigerians abroad have had run-ins with the laws of their It was reported on July 15, 2009, that the Nigerian Senate passed a bill, the National Agency for Elderly Persons Bill 2008, which, if signed into law by the President, will provide support for senior citizens It was reported on July 13, 2009, that the Nigerian senate is considering adoption of the Bill for an Act to Amend the Evidence Act, which would make electronic and computer-generated materials admissible in court. (Sufuyan On June 16, 2009, a magistrate court in the city of Abuja, Nigeria's capital, ordered that a man be flogged for stealing three crates of eggs from a store, in lieu of a jail sentence. The David Mark, the President of the Nigerian Senate, stated on June 2, 2009, that the Senate will establish a new agency to monitor "the perceived excesses" of the country's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). His It was reported on May 21, 2009, that the Nigerian National Assembly is working on amending the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) Act of 1988, a law that established and regulates the powers of the NDIC. It was reported on May 8, 2009, that a bill seeking to make Nigeria's Auditor-General independent of the executive body and create an audit commission, entitled "Act to provide for additional powers and functions for the It was reported on May 5, 2009, that as part of an effort to put an end to the rampant problem of the erection of unsafe buildings that do not meet city codes, the Governor of On April 1, 2009, the Nigerian Senate debated the Bill for an Act to Amend the Corruption Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000, sponsored by Senator Sola Akinyede, which seeks to make the Independent Corruption It was reported on March 9, 2009, that the Tobacco Control Bill of Nigeria of 2009, currently under consideration on the floor of the Nigerian legislature, is under attack. The Chairman of the Senate Committee on It was reported on April 2, 2009, that a bill seeking to introduce internal democratic practices within the 50 registered political parties in Nigeria by regulating primary elections, congresses, and conventions was met with serious resistance The Nigerian Senate recently passed resolutions urging federal agencies, including the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) and the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON), to take the necessary steps to regulate the influx of It was reported on March 24, 2009, that the Registrar of the Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria, Augustine Ebisike, called for the passage of the Environmental Health Control and Enforcement Sanitation Act, which has On March 9, 2009, the Nigerian Senate passed into law a bill outlawing discrimination against the disabled. This law, which was sponsored by Senator Bode Olajumoke of Ondo State, requires government and public organizations to make It was reported on March 3, 2009, that a bill that makes discriminating against people living with HIV and AIDS a criminal offense is under consideration by Nigeria's House of Representatives. The bill underwent a second On February 19, 2009, Nigeria's Enugu State House of Assembly unanimously passed into law a bill making kidnapping with the use of a gun a capital offense in the State, an offense that previously carried a On February 19, 2009, the Nigerian Senate approved the Bill for an Act to Enshrine an Annual State of the Nation Address and Other Matters Concerned. The new legislation would compel the President of Nigeria to The Nigerian National Assembly is considering a bill, An Act to Establish the Legal and Regulatory Framework, Institutions and Regulatory Authorities for the Nigerian Petroleum Industry, which seeks to restructure the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) It was reported on October 30, 2008, that the Nigerian Senate is working on a Bill for an Act to Provide for Prohibition of Electronic Fraud in All Electronic Transactions in Nigeria and for Other Related It was reported on October 30, 2008, that the Nigerian Senate is working on a Bill for an Act to Provide for Prohibition of Electronic Fraud in All Electronic Transactions in Nigeria and for Other Related On October 7, 2008, the Nigerian Senate debated a bill that if passed would outlaw the flaring of natural gas. The bill requires the Minister of Environment, who will be directly accountable to the National Assembly It was reported on October 7, 2008, that officials of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and the Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission were meeting to develop a plan to inject private funds into the stock market The Securities and Exchange Commission of Nigeria issued new rules on September 15, 2008, in conformity with a Federal Government directive to stabilize the stock market. The rules follow the establishment of two technical committees, one It was reported on September 19, 2008, that the Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has proposed a draft bill that establishes a civil legal regime for reclaiming unlawfully acquired public or private property. Under this The House of Representatives, the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly, has amended some financial and economic laws in an effort to stabilize the business environment. Among the laws passed are the Personal Income Tax Amendment It was reported on May 12, 2008, that Nigeria's Senate would approve the establishment of a special court for financial crimes, through the enactment of the "Financial Crimes Court 2008" bill. According to Senator Simeon Oduoye, It has been reported that seven state governments, of Abia, Bauchi, Benue, Niger, Ogun, Oyo, and Osun States, recently filed a suit against the Federal government before the Nigerian Supreme Court for violation of section 163 Eighteen cross-dressers face criminal charges before a Sharia court one year after their arrest in Bauchi, a city in northern Nigeria. Although the men were at first charged with sodomy, a crime punishable by death under President Umaru Yar'Adua stated on January 15, 2008, that Nigeria would establish a new government unit aimed at monitoring suspicious financial transactions, modeled on similar bodies in the United States and China, in order to strengthen It was reported on December 25, 2007, that a judge in the Nigerian state of Kano ordered the arrest of high executives of the subsidiary in Nigeria of the United States drug company, Pfizer Inc., for... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jan 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054031_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Vice-President Calls for Review of Constitution http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054057_text Constitution - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case in which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a political party, challenged the legality of three provisions of the News outlets are reporting that both houses of Nigeria's Parliament have adopted the harmonized version of the Freedom of Information Bill (hereinafter FOI). The House of Representatives initially adopted its version of the FOI on February The Nigerian House of Representatives approved the Sovereign Investment Authority Bill (Nigerian House of Representatives website (last visited May 17, 2011), which the upper house had passed on May 11, 2011, bringing the legislation one On May 11, 2011, the 109-member Nigerian Senate approved the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Bill, 2010, which seeks to establish a sovereign wealth fund to manage excess profits from the country's sale of crude oil. On April 15, 2011, the Court of Appeals in Abuja, Nigeria, upheld a February 23, 2011, Federal High Court ruling barring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC, an institution with a Constitutional mandate to conduct elections On April 4, 2011, the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to fast track its appeal against a decision of a Federal High Court (handed down on February 23, It was reported on April 3, 2011, that Nigeria's Labour Party (LP) has instituted a lawsuit before the Abuja Federal High Court in which it is challenging the constitutionality of sections of the Electoral Act On February 24, 2011, the 360-member lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Freedom of Information Bill which seeks to provide a right of access to records kept by public institutions and private institutions carrying On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill On November 30, 2010, the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS CCJ) ruled that the Nigerian government has an obligation to provide free and compulsory education to every Nigerian child It was reported on November 4, 2010, that a group of individuals in Nigeria living with HIV/AIDS have instituted a civil action against the Nigerian federal government for importing defective condoms; it was the use of On October 19, 2010, the 109-member Nigerian Senate rejected a bill to amend the Electoral Act 2010; that amendment had been proposed by President Johnathan Goodluck. (Kunle Akogun, Senate Blocks Jonathan's Bid to Amend Electoral Act, It was reported on August 12, 2010, that despite letters to the legislature's leadership from President Goodluck Jonathan urging quick passage, the Nigerian House of Representatives suspended indefinitely deliberation on anti-terrorism and money laundering bills due It was reported on May 17, 2010, that the NIGERIAN MONTHLY LAW REPORTS (NMLR), first published in 1964 and discontinued in 1976, is back in print. (Innocent Anaba, Monthly Law Reports Repackaged, VANGUARD, May 17, 2010, On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. It was reported on March 23, 2010, that a Sharia (Islamic law) court judge in Kaduna State in northern Nigeria issued a restraining order on users of Facebook and Twitter, stopping them from participating in an It was reported on March 11, 2010, that as part of an effort to reform the Nigerian banking industry, the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill that would establish a corporation to deal with "non performing The European Union, under the Financing Agreement No. 9356/UNI "EU Support to Law Enforcement against Economic and Financial Crimes," has granted Nigeria's judiciary N5.2 billion (about US$34 million) to help combat economic and financial crime and It was reported on February 16, 2010, that the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill, An Act to Provide for the Imposition of Special Punishment on Persons Found Guilty of Economic Sabotage and Other Matters Connected Reportedly motivated by the United States' measure that put Nigeria on the terrorist watch list, the Nigerian National Assembly is gearing up to conduct a second reading of an anti-terrorism bill, "An Act to Provide for It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi It was reported on October 16, 2009, that the Nigerian House of Representatives is working on a bill for an "Act for the Creation of the National Office of Government Performance and Accountability of 2009," which It was reported on August 29, 2009, that the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement in which it acknowledged that a large number of Nigerians abroad have had run-ins with the laws of their It was reported on July 15, 2009, that the Nigerian Senate passed a bill, the National Agency for Elderly Persons Bill 2008, which, if signed into law by the President, will provide support for senior citizens It was reported on July 13, 2009, that the Nigerian senate is considering adoption of the Bill for an Act to Amend the Evidence Act, which would make electronic and computer-generated materials admissible in court. (Sufuyan On June 16, 2009, a magistrate court in the city of Abuja, Nigeria's capital, ordered that a man be flogged for stealing three crates of eggs from a store, in lieu of a jail sentence. The David Mark, the President of the Nigerian Senate, stated on June 2, 2009, that the Senate will establish a new agency to monitor "the perceived excesses" of the country's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). His It was reported on May 21, 2009, that the Nigerian National Assembly is working on amending the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) Act of 1988, a law that established and regulates the powers of the NDIC. It was reported on May 8, 2009, that a bill seeking to make Nigeria's Auditor-General independent of the executive body and create an audit commission, entitled "Act to provide for additional powers and functions for the It was reported on May 5, 2009, that as part of an effort to put an end to the rampant problem of the erection of unsafe buildings that do not meet city codes, the Governor of On April 1, 2009, the Nigerian Senate debated the Bill for an Act to Amend the Corruption Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000, sponsored by Senator Sola Akinyede, which seeks to make the Independent Corruption It was reported on March 9, 2009, that the Tobacco Control Bill of Nigeria of 2009, currently under consideration on the floor of the Nigerian legislature, is under attack. The Chairman of the Senate Committee on It was reported on April 2, 2009, that a bill seeking to introduce internal democratic practices within the 50 registered political parties in Nigeria by regulating primary elections, congresses, and conventions was met with serious resistance The Nigerian Senate recently passed resolutions urging federal agencies, including the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) and the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON), to take the necessary steps to regulate the influx of It was reported on March 24, 2009, that the Registrar of the Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria, Augustine Ebisike, called for the passage of the Environmental Health Control and Enforcement Sanitation Act, which has On March 9, 2009, the Nigerian Senate passed into law a bill outlawing discrimination against the disabled. This law, which was sponsored by Senator Bode Olajumoke of Ondo State, requires government and public organizations to make It was reported on March 3, 2009, that a bill that makes discriminating against people living with HIV and AIDS a criminal offense is under consideration by Nigeria's House of Representatives. The bill underwent a second On February 19, 2009, Nigeria's Enugu State House of Assembly unanimously passed into law a bill making kidnapping with the use of a gun a capital offense in the State, an offense that previously carried a On February 19, 2009, the Nigerian Senate approved the Bill for an Act to Enshrine an Annual State of the Nation Address and Other Matters Concerned. The new legislation would compel the President of Nigeria to The Nigerian National Assembly is considering a bill, An Act to Establish the Legal and Regulatory Framework, Institutions and Regulatory Authorities for the Nigerian Petroleum Industry, which seeks to restructure the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) It was reported on October 30, 2008, that the Nigerian Senate is working on a Bill for an Act to Provide for Prohibition of Electronic Fraud in All Electronic Transactions in Nigeria and for Other Related It was reported on October 30, 2008, that the Nigerian Senate is working on a Bill for an Act to Provide for Prohibition of Electronic Fraud in All Electronic Transactions in Nigeria and for Other Related On October 7, 2008, the Nigerian Senate debated a bill that if passed would outlaw the flaring of natural gas. The bill requires the Minister of Environment, who will be directly accountable to the National Assembly It was reported on October 7, 2008, that officials of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and the Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission were meeting to develop a plan to inject private funds into the stock market The Securities and Exchange Commission of Nigeria issued new rules on September 15, 2008, in conformity with a Federal Government directive to stabilize the stock market. The rules follow the establishment of two technical committees, one It was reported on September 19, 2008, that the Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has proposed a draft bill that establishes a civil legal regime for reclaiming unlawfully acquired public or private property. Under this The House of Representatives, the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly, has amended some financial and economic laws in an effort to stabilize the business environment. Among the laws passed are the Personal Income Tax Amendment It was reported on May 12, 2008, that Nigeria's Senate would approve the establishment of a special court for financial crimes, through the enactment of the "Financial Crimes Court 2008" bill. According to Senator Simeon Oduoye, It has been reported that seven state governments, of Abia, Bauchi, Benue, Niger, Ogun, Oyo, and Osun States, recently filed a suit against the Federal government before the Nigerian Supreme Court for violation of section 163 Eighteen cross-dressers face criminal charges before a Sharia court one year after their arrest in Bauchi, a city in northern Nigeria. Although the men were at first charged with sodomy, a crime punishable by death under President Umaru Yar'Adua stated on January 15, 2008, that Nigeria would establish a new government unit aimed at monitoring suspicious financial transactions, modeled on similar bodies in the United States and China, in order to strengthen It was reported on December 25, 2007, that a judge in the Nigerian state of Kano ordered the arrest of high executives of the subsidiary in Nigeria of the United States drug company, Pfizer Inc., for Nigeria's Vice-President, Goodluck Jonathan, on November 20, 2007, said that the country's Constitution is inadequate and in need of amendment. Speaking at the International Conference on Federalism being held in New Delhi, he argued that the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Dec 2007 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054057_text Global Legal Monitor: Cameroon; Nigeria: Bakkassi Peninsula http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054094_text International affairs - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case in which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a political party, challenged the legality of three provisions of the News outlets are reporting that both houses of Nigeria's Parliament have adopted the harmonized version of the Freedom of Information Bill (hereinafter FOI). The House of Representatives initially adopted its version of the FOI on February The Nigerian House of Representatives approved the Sovereign Investment Authority Bill (Nigerian House of Representatives website (last visited May 17, 2011), which the upper house had passed on May 11, 2011, bringing the legislation one On May 11, 2011, the 109-member Nigerian Senate approved the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Bill, 2010, which seeks to establish a sovereign wealth fund to manage excess profits from the country's sale of crude oil. On April 15, 2011, the Court of Appeals in Abuja, Nigeria, upheld a February 23, 2011, Federal High Court ruling barring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC, an institution with a Constitutional mandate to conduct elections On April 4, 2011, the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to fast track its appeal against a decision of a Federal High Court (handed down on February 23, It was reported on April 3, 2011, that Nigeria's Labour Party (LP) has instituted a lawsuit before the Abuja Federal High Court in which it is challenging the constitutionality of sections of the Electoral Act On February 24, 2011, the 360-member lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Freedom of Information Bill which seeks to provide a right of access to records kept by public institutions and private institutions carrying On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill On November 30, 2010, the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS CCJ) ruled that the Nigerian government has an obligation to provide free and compulsory education to every Nigerian child It was reported on November 4, 2010, that a group of individuals in Nigeria living with HIV/AIDS have instituted a civil action against the Nigerian federal government for importing defective condoms; it was the use of On October 19, 2010, the 109-member Nigerian Senate rejected a bill to amend the Electoral Act 2010; that amendment had been proposed by President Johnathan Goodluck. (Kunle Akogun, Senate Blocks Jonathan's Bid to Amend Electoral Act, It was reported on August 12, 2010, that despite letters to the legislature's leadership from President Goodluck Jonathan urging quick passage, the Nigerian House of Representatives suspended indefinitely deliberation on anti-terrorism and money laundering bills due It was reported on May 17, 2010, that the NIGERIAN MONTHLY LAW REPORTS (NMLR), first published in 1964 and discontinued in 1976, is back in print. (Innocent Anaba, Monthly Law Reports Repackaged, VANGUARD, May 17, 2010, On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. It was reported on March 23, 2010, that a Sharia (Islamic law) court judge in Kaduna State in northern Nigeria issued a restraining order on users of Facebook and Twitter, stopping them from participating in an It was reported on March 11, 2010, that as part of an effort to reform the Nigerian banking industry, the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill that would establish a corporation to deal with "non performing The European Union, under the Financing Agreement No. 9356/UNI "EU Support to Law Enforcement against Economic and Financial Crimes," has granted Nigeria's judiciary N5.2 billion (about US$34 million) to help combat economic and financial crime and It was reported on February 16, 2010, that the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill, An Act to Provide for the Imposition of Special Punishment on Persons Found Guilty of Economic Sabotage and Other Matters Connected Reportedly motivated by the United States' measure that put Nigeria on the terrorist watch list, the Nigerian National Assembly is gearing up to conduct a second reading of an anti-terrorism bill, "An Act to Provide for It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi It was reported on October 16, 2009, that the Nigerian House of Representatives is working on a bill for an "Act for the Creation of the National Office of Government Performance and Accountability of 2009," which It was reported on August 29, 2009, that the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement in which it acknowledged that a large number of Nigerians abroad have had run-ins with the laws of their It was reported on July 15, 2009, that the Nigerian Senate passed a bill, the National Agency for Elderly Persons Bill 2008, which, if signed into law by the President, will provide support for senior citizens It was reported on July 13, 2009, that the Nigerian senate is considering adoption of the Bill for an Act to Amend the Evidence Act, which would make electronic and computer-generated materials admissible in court. (Sufuyan On June 16, 2009, a magistrate court in the city of Abuja, Nigeria's capital, ordered that a man be flogged for stealing three crates of eggs from a store, in lieu of a jail sentence. The David Mark, the President of the Nigerian Senate, stated on June 2, 2009, that the Senate will establish a new agency to monitor "the perceived excesses" of the country's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). His It was reported on May 21, 2009, that the Nigerian National Assembly is working on amending the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) Act of 1988, a law that established and regulates the powers of the NDIC. It was reported on May 8, 2009, that a bill seeking to make Nigeria's Auditor-General independent of the executive body and create an audit commission, entitled "Act to provide for additional powers and functions for the It was reported on May 5, 2009, that as part of an effort to put an end to the rampant problem of the erection of unsafe buildings that do not meet city codes, the Governor of On April 1, 2009, the Nigerian Senate debated the Bill for an Act to Amend the Corruption Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000, sponsored by Senator Sola Akinyede, which seeks to make the Independent Corruption It was reported on March 9, 2009, that the Tobacco Control Bill of Nigeria of 2009, currently under consideration on the floor of the Nigerian legislature, is under attack. The Chairman of the Senate Committee on It was reported on April 2, 2009, that a bill seeking to introduce internal democratic practices within the 50 registered political parties in Nigeria by regulating primary elections, congresses, and conventions was met with serious resistance The Nigerian Senate recently passed resolutions urging federal agencies, including the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) and the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON), to take the necessary steps to regulate the influx of It was reported on March 24, 2009, that the Registrar of the Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria, Augustine Ebisike, called for the passage of the Environmental Health Control and Enforcement Sanitation Act, which has On March 9, 2009, the Nigerian Senate passed into law a bill outlawing discrimination against the disabled. This law, which was sponsored by Senator Bode Olajumoke of Ondo State, requires government and public organizations to make It was reported on March 3, 2009, that a bill that makes discriminating against people living with HIV and AIDS a criminal offense is under consideration by Nigeria's House of Representatives. The bill underwent a second On February 19, 2009, Nigeria's Enugu State House of Assembly unanimously passed into law a bill making kidnapping with the use of a gun a capital offense in the State, an offense that previously carried a On February 19, 2009, the Nigerian Senate approved the Bill for an Act to Enshrine an Annual State of the Nation Address and Other Matters Concerned. The new legislation would compel the President of Nigeria to The Nigerian National Assembly is considering a bill, An Act to Establish the Legal and Regulatory Framework, Institutions and Regulatory Authorities for the Nigerian Petroleum Industry, which seeks to restructure the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) It was reported on October 30, 2008, that the Nigerian Senate is working on a Bill for an Act to Provide for Prohibition of Electronic Fraud in All Electronic Transactions in Nigeria and for Other Related It was reported on October 30, 2008, that the Nigerian Senate is working on a Bill for an Act to Provide for Prohibition of Electronic Fraud in All Electronic Transactions in Nigeria and for Other Related On October 7, 2008, the Nigerian Senate debated a bill that if passed would outlaw the flaring of natural gas. The bill requires the Minister of Environment, who will be directly accountable to the National Assembly It was reported on October 7, 2008, that officials of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and the Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission were meeting to develop a plan to inject private funds into the stock market The Securities and Exchange Commission of Nigeria issued new rules on September 15, 2008, in conformity with a Federal Government directive to stabilize the stock market. The rules follow the establishment of two technical committees, one It was reported on September 19, 2008, that the Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has proposed a draft bill that establishes a civil legal regime for reclaiming unlawfully acquired public or private property. Under this The House of Representatives, the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly, has amended some financial and economic laws in an effort to stabilize the business environment. Among the laws passed are the Personal Income Tax Amendment It was reported on May 12, 2008, that Nigeria's Senate would approve the establishment of a special court for financial crimes, through the enactment of the "Financial Crimes Court 2008" bill. According to Senator Simeon Oduoye, It has been reported that seven state governments, of Abia, Bauchi, Benue, Niger, Ogun, Oyo, and Osun States, recently filed a suit against the Federal government before the Nigerian Supreme Court for violation of section 163 Eighteen cross-dressers face criminal charges before a Sharia court one year after their arrest in Bauchi, a city in northern Nigeria. Although the men were at first charged with sodomy, a crime punishable by death under President Umaru Yar'Adua stated on January 15, 2008, that Nigeria would establish a new government unit aimed at monitoring suspicious financial transactions, modeled on similar bodies in the United States and China, in order to strengthen It was reported on December 25, 2007, that a judge in the Nigerian state of Kano ordered the arrest of high executives of the subsidiary in Nigeria of the United States drug company, Pfizer Inc., for Nigeria's Vice-President, Goodluck Jonathan, on November 20, 2007, said that the country's Constitution is inadequate and in need of amendment. Speaking at the International Conference on Federalism being held in New Delhi, he argued that the The fate of the Bakkassi, a peninsula said to hold ten percent of the world's oil and gas reserves, is once again up in the air after the Nigerian Senate approved a motion on November 22,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Dec 2007 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054094_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Publisher Charged with Sedition http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540159_text Freedom of the press - On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two lower courts, which had found unconstitutional an Igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. Abdallah andamp; Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Cybercrime Bill: FG Seeks Powers to Intercept SMS, Emails, BBMS, Fax, DAILYTRUST (Jan. 28, On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, bringing the bill one step closer to enactment. (Senate Passes Harmonised Report on The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula. (Press Release, On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of primogeniture under the Bini customary law of succession in which the eldest son is entitled to inherit the family's principal Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay 37.6 billion Nigerian naira (about US$240 million) to the community in the town of Odi. (Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. (Catherine Mutava, Nigeria: New Transfer Pricing Regulations Introduced, TAX NEWS SERVICE (Nov. 14, 2012), International Bureau On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, a proposal that aims to criminalize same-sex marriage. (Ademola Adebayo, Senate Outlaws Same Sex Marriage andhellip; Offenders On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will review legislation, the Confirmation of Ministerial Nominees (Procedure) Bill, 2011, aimed at compelling the President to clearly state the specific The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed at criminalizing same-sex marriage. The draft passed a second reading on September 27, 2011, and was sent to the Standing On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men to amputation for theft. The sentence of amputation at the right wrist was given to the men for stealing a st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, that Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's President, who is currently serving his second and final term, is gearing up to propose a It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi State Chief Magistrate's Court in the Warji Local Government Area on witchcraft charges. (Susan Edeh, 2 Docked in Bauchi On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case in which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), a political party, challenged the legality of three provisions of the News outlets are reporting that both houses of Nigeria's Parliament have adopted the harmonized version of the Freedom of Information Bill (hereinafter FOI). The House of Representatives initially adopted its version of the FOI on February The Nigerian House of Representatives approved the Sovereign Investment Authority Bill (Nigerian House of Representatives website (last visited May 17, 2011), which the upper house had passed on May 11, 2011, bringing the legislation one On May 11, 2011, the 109-member Nigerian Senate approved the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Bill, 2010, which seeks to establish a sovereign wealth fund to manage excess profits from the country's sale of crude oil. On April 15, 2011, the Court of Appeals in Abuja, Nigeria, upheld a February 23, 2011, Federal High Court ruling barring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC, an institution with a Constitutional mandate to conduct elections On April 4, 2011, the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to fast track its appeal against a decision of a Federal High Court (handed down on February 23, It was reported on April 3, 2011, that Nigeria's Labour Party (LP) has instituted a lawsuit before the Abuja Federal High Court in which it is challenging the constitutionality of sections of the Electoral Act On February 24, 2011, the 360-member lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Freedom of Information Bill which seeks to provide a right of access to records kept by public institutions and private institutions carrying On February 22, 2011, Nigeria's House of Representatives adopted an anti-terrorism bill that had been passed on February 17 by the Nigerian Senate (An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Related Matters). It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill On November 30, 2010, the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS CCJ) ruled that the Nigerian government has an obligation to provide free and compulsory education to every Nigerian child It was reported on November 4, 2010, that a group of individuals in Nigeria living with HIV/AIDS have instituted a civil action against the Nigerian federal government for importing defective condoms; it was the use of On October 19, 2010, the 109-member Nigerian Senate rejected a bill to amend the Electoral Act 2010; that amendment had been proposed by President Johnathan Goodluck. (Kunle Akogun, Senate Blocks Jonathan's Bid to Amend Electoral Act, It was reported on August 12, 2010, that despite letters to the legislature's leadership from President Goodluck Jonathan urging quick passage, the Nigerian House of Representatives suspended indefinitely deliberation on anti-terrorism and money laundering bills due It was reported on May 17, 2010, that the NIGERIAN MONTHLY LAW REPORTS (NMLR), first published in 1964 and discontinued in 1976, is back in print. (Innocent Anaba, Monthly Law Reports Repackaged, VANGUARD, May 17, 2010, On April 22, 2010, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's Acting President, signed into law the Local Content Bill 2010 [the Act], a piece of legislation designed to increase participation of Nigerian ventures and workforce in the oil sector. It was reported on March 23, 2010, that a Sharia (Islamic law) court judge in Kaduna State in northern Nigeria issued a restraining order on users of Facebook and Twitter, stopping them from participating in an It was reported on March 11, 2010, that as part of an effort to reform the Nigerian banking industry, the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill that would establish a corporation to deal with "non performing The European Union, under the Financing Agreement No. 9356/UNI "EU Support to Law Enforcement against Economic and Financial Crimes," has granted Nigeria's judiciary N5.2 billion (about US$34 million) to help combat economic and financial crime and It was reported on February 16, 2010, that the Nigerian Senate is considering a bill, An Act to Provide for the Imposition of Special Punishment on Persons Found Guilty of Economic Sabotage and Other Matters Connected Reportedly motivated by the United States' measure that put Nigeria on the terrorist watch list, the Nigerian National Assembly is gearing up to conduct a second reading of an anti-terrorism bill, "An Act to Provide for It was reported on November 23, 2009, that on the occasion marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations General Assembly, Dr. Suomi It was reported on October 16, 2009, that the Nigerian House of Representatives is working on a bill for an "Act for the Creation of the National Office of Government Performance and Accountability of 2009," which It was reported on August 29, 2009, that the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement in which it acknowledged that a large number of Nigerians abroad have had run-ins with the laws of their It was reported on July 15, 2009, that the Nigerian Senate passed a bill, the National Agency for Elderly Persons Bill 2008, which, if signed into law by the President, will provide support for senior citizens It was reported on July 13, 2009, that the Nigerian senate is considering adoption of the Bill for an Act to Amend the Evidence Act, which would make electronic and computer-generated materials admissible in court. (Sufuyan On June 16, 2009, a magistrate court in the city of Abuja, Nigeria's capital, ordered that a man be flogged for stealing three crates of eggs from a store, in lieu of a jail sentence. The David Mark, the President of the Nigerian Senate, stated on June 2, 2009, that the Senate will establish a new agency to monitor "the perceived excesses" of the country's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). His It was reported on May 21, 2009, that the Nigerian National Assembly is working on amending the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) Act of 1988, a law that established and regulates the powers of the NDIC. It was reported on May 8, 2009, that a bill seeking to make Nigeria's Auditor-General independent of the executive body and create an audit commission, entitled "Act to provide for additional powers and functions for the It was reported on May 5, 2009, that as part of an effort to put an end to the rampant problem of the erection of unsafe buildings that do not meet city codes, the Governor of On April 1, 2009, the Nigerian Senate debated the Bill for an Act to Amend the Corruption Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000, sponsored by Senator Sola Akinyede, which seeks to make the Independent Corruption It was reported on March 9, 2009, that the Tobacco Control Bill of Nigeria of 2009, currently under consideration on the floor of the Nigerian legislature, is under attack. The Chairman of the Senate Committee on It was reported on April 2, 2009, that a bill seeking to introduce internal democratic practices within the 50 registered political parties in Nigeria by regulating primary elections, congresses, and conventions was met with serious resistance The Nigerian Senate recently passed resolutions urging federal agencies, including the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) and the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON), to take the necessary steps to regulate the influx of It was reported on March 24, 2009, that the Registrar of the Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria, Augustine Ebisike, called for the passage of the Environmental Health Control and Enforcement Sanitation Act, which has On March 9, 2009, the Nigerian Senate passed into law a bill outlawing discrimination against the disabled. This law, which was sponsored by Senator Bode Olajumoke of Ondo State, requires government and public organizations to make It was reported on March 3, 2009, that a bill that makes discriminating against people living with HIV and AIDS a criminal offense is under consideration by Nigeria's House of Representatives. The bill underwent a second On February 19, 2009, Nigeria's Enugu State House of Assembly unanimously passed into law a bill making kidnapping with the use of a gun a capital offense in the State, an offense that previously carried a On February 19, 2009, the Nigerian Senate approved the Bill for an Act to Enshrine an Annual State of the Nation Address and Other Matters Concerned. The new legislation would compel the President of Nigeria to The Nigerian National Assembly is considering a bill, An Act to Establish the Legal and Regulatory Framework, Institutions and Regulatory Authorities for the Nigerian Petroleum Industry, which seeks to restructure the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) It was reported on October 30, 2008, that the Nigerian Senate is working on a Bill for an Act to Provide for Prohibition of Electronic Fraud in All Electronic Transactions in Nigeria and for Other Related It was reported on October 30, 2008, that the Nigerian Senate is working on a Bill for an Act to Provide for Prohibition of Electronic Fraud in All Electronic Transactions in Nigeria and for Other Related On October 7, 2008, the Nigerian Senate debated a bill that if passed would outlaw the flaring of natural gas. The bill requires the Minister of Environment, who will be directly accountable to the National Assembly It was reported on October 7, 2008, that officials of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and the Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission were meeting to develop a plan to inject private funds into the stock market The Securities and Exchange Commission of Nigeria issued new rules on September 15, 2008, in conformity with a Federal Government directive to stabilize the stock market. The rules follow the establishment of two technical committees, one It was reported on September 19, 2008, that the Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has proposed a draft bill that establishes a civil legal regime for reclaiming unlawfully acquired public or private property. Under this The House of Representatives, the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly, has amended some financial and economic laws in an effort to stabilize the business environment. Among the laws passed are the Personal Income Tax Amendment It was reported on May 12, 2008, that Nigeria's Senate would approve the establishment of a special court for financial crimes, through the enactment of the "Financial Crimes Court 2008" bill. According to Senator Simeon Oduoye, It has been reported that seven state governments, of Abia, Bauchi, Benue, Niger, Ogun, Oyo, and Osun States, recently filed a suit against the Federal government before the Nigerian Supreme Court for violation of section 163 Eighteen cross-dressers face criminal charges before a Sharia court one year after their arrest in Bauchi, a city in northern Nigeria. Although the men were at first charged with sodomy, a crime punishable by death under President Umaru Yar'Adua stated on January 15, 2008, that Nigeria would establish a new government unit aimed at monitoring suspicious financial transactions, modeled on similar bodies in the United States and China, in order to strengthen It was reported on December 25, 2007, that a judge in the Nigerian state of Kano ordered the arrest of high executives of the subsidiary in Nigeria of the United States drug company, Pfizer Inc., for Nigeria's Vice-President, Goodluck Jonathan, on November 20, 2007, said that the country's Constitution is inadequate and in need of amendment. Speaking at the International Conference on Federalism being held in New Delhi, he argued that the The fate of the Bakkassi, a peninsula said to hold ten percent of the world's oil and gas reserves, is once again up in the air after the Nigerian Senate approved a motion on November 22, On October 10, 2007, in southern Nigeria, the publisher of a private newspaper was arrested by officers reported by some to be agents of the State Security Service, even though the local authorities denied they were... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 Nov 2007 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540159_text