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Don’t dump tech: analysis of the Nigerian Communication Commission’s draft e-waste regulation for the telecoms sector

This article considers the draft Regulation on E-Waste published by the Nigerian Communications Commission to regulate the management and control of e-waste in the telecoms sector. Its focus on reuse, recycling and other forms of recovery of used telecoms’ equipment presents a sectoral commitment to tackling the growing menace of e-waste in Nigeria.

Resolving tax disputes via arbitration

The Court of Appeal seemed to have set the records straight in its popular 2016 judgment of Esso Petroleum v NNPC on the non-arbitrability of tax related matters, its stance being that tax related matters are not subject to the decision of an arbitrator.

Financial inclusion in Nigeria: mobile money services, payment services, banks and telecoms operators

The Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) National Financial Inclusion Strategy has as its primary objective provision of access to financial services to at least 80 per cent of Nigeria’s bankable adult population by the year 2020. To attain this objective the CBN has adopted several initiatives including microfinance banking, agent banking, tiered ‘know your customer’ requirements and mobile banking. These initiatives are however still not penetrative enough as the inclusion rate is still lower than expected.

Aircraft financing in Nigeria: challenges and prospects

One of the major impediments to Nigeria becoming a regional hub for air transport, is the lack of necessary funding to finance the acquisition or leasing of aircraft fleets. As the country seeks to revive its national carrier, it will no doubt need to acquire a fleet of aircrafts to meet this objective. These acquisitions will be facilitated by various financial institutions both local and international, and will require guidance on the governing laws and procedures for such transactions applicable to the

Safety at sea and collision regulation in Nigeria

This article outlines the regulatory framework for the prevention and management of maritime collision in Nigeria and highlights the procedures applicable for the safe passage of ships in Nigerian waters.

Taxing the digital space: the principle of significant economic presence

The Finance Act, 2019 amended various tax provisions applicable in Nigeria including the income tax payable by Nigerian companies. The amendment introduced the concept of significant economic presence (SEP) as a basis for determining tax liabilities of non-resident companies who derive revenue through the provision of digital services and technical, management, consultancy or professional services in Nigeria.

The role of state courts in international arbitration: a comparison between Sudan and the UAE

This is a brief practitioner’s comparison between the UAE and Sudan arbitration laws and practice, with respect to the role of state courts in international arbitration

Webcast interview and Q&A with Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights - film

Navi Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, was the interviewee for a wide-ranging IBA webcast and Q&A, broadcast on Friday 30 May 2014 as part of the IBA's webcast series. A South African of Indian Tamil origin, Ms Pillay served as the first non-white female judge of the High Court of South Africa and President of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda before taking up her post at the UN in 2008.