Nov

14

2022

HIGHLIGHT OF THE NIGERIA START-UP ACT, 2022

HIGHLIGHT OF THE NIGERIA START-UP ACT, 2022 *Samuel Ngwu, CIPP/E INTRODUCTION: On Thursday 19th of October, 2022, President Muhammadu Buhari signed the Nigeria Startup Bill into law, thus bringing Nigeria in the list of African countries with Startup laws. The Nigerian Startup Act, 2022 (the Act) defines the nature of startups in Nigeria, their scope, … Continue reading “HIGHLIGHT OF THE NIGERIA START-UP ACT, 2022”

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Nov

7

2022

Tax Alert – FIRS Issues Information Circular on the Administration of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure Levy

Alliance Law Firm Tax Practice team is pleased to have published a Tax Alert on the Information Circular issued by the Federal Inland Revenue Service on the Administration of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure Levy. The publication discusses the procedure prescribed by the FIRS for the collection and administration of the National … Continue reading “Tax Alert – FIRS Issues Information Circular on the Administration of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure Levy”

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The Crypto Controversy is Far from Over

Oct

29

2021

The Crypto Controversy is Far from Over

A trail of circulars from Central Bank of Nigeria and Nigeria’s Securities and Exchange Commission has thrown the tech industry in a panic. According to the first circular issued on 5th February, 2021, Nigeria joins the growing list of countries restricting or ‘banning’ financial institutions from enabling cryptocurrency transactions. A few others in that list are China, Canada, Egypt and the United Kingdom. Before its directive premised on the risks of money laundering, financing for terrorism, illicit inflow and the speculative…

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Copyright Protection for Viral and Original Dances or Choreographies

Aug

26

2021

Copyright Protection for Viral and Original Dances or Choreographies

In this present era of social media interconnectivity, a dance may originate in Kenya or Ghana and then, get circulated around the world within a short or long period of time. Several people may adopt such dances as theirs or reproduce them for profits without ever crediting the original creators of the dance steps. Copyright as a form of Intellectual Property protection evolved to create legal backing that ensures all works of creatives are rightly attributed to their origins.

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Between the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Public Advisory And WhatsApp Privacy Policy

May

19

2021

Between The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Public Advisory and Whatsapp Privacy Policy

On January 4, 2021, WhatsApp Messenger (“WhatsApp” or the “Company”), a cross-platform instant messaging application that allows smartphone users to exchange text, image, video and audio messages for free issued an update to its current privacy policy (the “Policy”) of July 20, 2020, to come into effect on February 8, 2021.

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NOTICE OF COMPANY MEETINGS UNDER NIGERIAN LAW

May

14

2021

Notice of Company Meetings under Nigerian Law

By the provisions of the Companies and Allied Matters Act 2020 (CAMA), the notice required for the calling of a company meeting (general meeting), either Annual General Meeting or Extraordinary General Meeting, is to be given to all persons who are entitled to attend such meeting.

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