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Regulating ESG through Regional Initiatives: A Synopsis of the EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive

REGULATING ESG THROUGH REGIONAL INITIATIVES: A SYNOPSIS OF THE EU CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY DUE DILIGENCE DIRECTIVE INTRODUCTION Environmental degradation has become a global problem and is not a respecter of borders. Climate change has become a major concern for the international community, companies, and policymakers, amongst others because climate action is number 13 of the United […]

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Spotlights Of The Nigerian Midstream And Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority’s Gas Distribution Systems Regulations

SPOTLIGHTS OF THE NIGERIAN MIDSTREAM AND DOWNSTREAM PETROLEUM REGULATORY AUTHORITY’S GAS DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS REGULATIONS INTRODUCTION The Gas Distribution Systems Regulations (2023), set forth by the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority, introduce a structured approach to gas distribution. Addressing the challenge of unregulated gas distribution, these regulations establish a clear licensing process, ensuring only […]

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Environment And Social Governance (Esg): Implication For In-House Counsel

ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIAL GOVERNANCE (ESG): IMPLICATION FOR IN-HOUSE COUNSEL INTRODUCTION Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations are now crucial in determining how multinational corporations operate globally, and they have a big impact on the duties and role of in-house counsel. For in-house counsel, this means dealing with an environment where their role expands beyond traditional […]

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NDPC Issues Guidance Notice On Registration Of Data Controllers And Processors Of Major Importance: Highlights

NIGERIA DATA PROTECTION COMMISSION ISSUES GUIDANCE NOTICE ON REGISTRATION OF DATA CONTROLLERS AND PROCESSORS OF MAJOR IMPORTANCE: HIGHLIGHTS A.     INTRODUCTION The Nigeria Data Protection Commission (NDPC or “the Commission”) on February 14, 2024 issued the Guidance Notice (Notice) for the Registration Of Data Controllers and Data Processors Of Major Importance (DCMI and DPMI) pursuant […]

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Mini-Grids As Catalyst For Renewable Electricity Access: An Overview Of Extant Laws

MINI-GRIDS AS CATALYST FOR RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY ACCESS: AN OVERVIEW OF EXTANT LAWS INTRODUCTION Electricity access remains a crucial challenge in Nigeria, considerably impacting the country’s economic development, education, healthcare, and overall quality of life. Despite being Africa’s most populous nation with over 200 million people and laden with significant energy resources, the country still faces […]

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Energy Justice: The Role Of Corporate And Commercial Lawyers

ENERGY JUSTICE: THE ROLE OF CORPORATE AND COMMERCIAL LAWYERS INTRODUCTION Energy holds a crucial role in fostering societal progress and bolstering economic growth while serving as a key element in poverty alleviation and safeguarding national security. Consequently, ensuring uninterrupted access to energy is a vital priority for every country in the contemporary era. Energy Justice […]

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The Madrid Trademark Registration System: Nigeria To Join Or Not?

THE MADRID TRADEMARK REGISTRATION SYSTEM: NIGERIA TO JOIN OR NOT? INTRODUCTION Business operations are no longer territorial but have now become integrated on a global scale, birthing multinational companies globally. Consequently, these entities are no more only keen on expanding their businesses, but are also focused on protecting their intellectual property rights in the countries […]

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Addressing E-Waste From The Electrical And Electronic Sector: An Analysis Of Extant Law And Regulation

ADDRESSING E-WASTE FROM THE ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC SECTOR: AN ANALYSIS OF EXTANT LAW AND REGULATION INTRODUCTION Electrical and Electronic Equipment (“EEE”) has become increasingly popular in Nigeria in the wake of burgeoning technological advancements. The proliferation of EEE has soared, positively impacting human lives even in the most remote areas. Thereby, enhancing connectivity and convenience […]

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Leveraging Technology to Promote Employee Well-being and Productivity; Best Practices, Legal Aspects, and Go-Forward Strategies

LEVERAGING TECHNOLOGY TO PROMOTE EMPLOYEE WELL-BEING AND PRODUCTIVITY; BEST PRACTICES, LEGAL ASPECTS, AND GO-FORWARD STRATEGIES. INTRODUCTION An employee’s well-being is an important consideration and challenge for organizations because good well-being extends beyond a comfortable office environment. The employee’s well-being reflects the office environment and its influence on the mental and physical health of the employee. […]