Alleged $40 million fraud: Former President Jonathan’s cousin knows fate March 29

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court, Abuja, will on March 29 decide whether or not Robert Azibaola, a cousin to former President Goodluck Jonathan, has case to answer in the 7-count charge of money laundering and criminal breach of trust preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Continue reading Alleged $40 million fraud: Former President Jonathan’s cousin knows fate March 29

The fascinating story of Tunji Gomez’s SAN Abolition Movement- How it all started- Anthony Atata

The Nigerian Bar Association, Lagos branch will on 16th of March 2018 begin an event to celebrate the 90th birthday of Tunji Gomez. Tunji Gomez is well known among the present generation of Lawyers as the man who rattled the legal community in Nigeria in 2009 with his movement to abolish the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria(SAN). Continue reading The fascinating story of Tunji Gomez’s SAN Abolition Movement- How it all started- Anthony Atata

Lawyers set for Oil and Gas Conference next week: See full programme

The second Lawyers in Oil and Gas conference holds on the 20th and 21st of March at Eko Hotel Lagos. The conference which has become one of the most anticipated event in the legal community parades top notch speakers and themes which lawyers look forward to when it opens next week.

The Programme includes:

Day 1 (Tuesday, 20th of March 2018)

09:00am – 09:05am                            Opening ceremony – National Anthem

09:05am – 09:30am                            Introductions of Invited guests

09:30am – 09:40am                            Welcome Address

09:40am – 10:00am                            Keynote Lecture

09:30am – 10:00am                            Goodwill messages

10:00am – 10:30am                  Session Break

 

10:30am – 12:00am                  (SESSION II) APPRAISING THE REGULATORY FRAMEWORK IN NIGERIA’S ENERGY SECTOR.

The oil and gas sector in the Nigerian economy is under the sovereign authority of the Government. The government exercises these functions through its enactments of various legislation and regulatory authorities to oversee the administration of the oil and gas industry.

This session therefore is aimed at examining the extant laws regulating the energy sector viz-a-viz the enabling statutes and other legislation upon which the regulation is based.

12:00pm – 12:30pm                   Tea/ Coffee Break

12:30pm – 01:50pm                    (SESSION III) DOMESTIC POWER PRODUCTION IN THE AID OF SOCIO- ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT- ROLE OF LAWYERS

Access to power is a fundamental problem of Nigeria due to failure of the government to diversify the sources of power production in domestic and commercial sector.  Power are generated and delivered to households through domestic power production. Domestic power contributes the most consumed power in Nigeria.

It is therefore expected that in this session, the speakers would discuss on the role which lawyers play as agent of socio economic development.

01:50am – 02:00am                   Session Break

02:00pm – 03:30pm              (SESSION IV)  UNTANGLING THE CHALLENGES OF GENERATION AND TRANSMISSION FOR A SUSTAINABLE POWER – THE DILEMMA OF A NEW HORSE

Adequate power supply is a fundamental prerequisite to a Nation’s development. Energy sector has many weaknesses. Power generation has brought many positive results however, the administration of power also accounts for one of the reasons for failure of shortages in power generation and transmission due to the control regime adopted by different administration of government.

This session’s objective is to evaluate the identified challenges  hindering the generation and transmission of power in the new era of private power distribution.

03:30pm – 04:30pm                 Lunch Break

04:30pm – 06:00pm          (SESSION V) OVERCOMING POWER DISTRIBUTION DEFICIENCIES IN NIGERIA – A PRACTICAL APPROACH

According to research, there are approximately 600million Africans that are yet to have access to electricity. This basically is attributed to insufficient power generated which in turn affects the amount of power supplied to households.

This session shall be focused on possible recommendations on how to resolve the limitations affecting power distribution to enable more power to be delivered in Nigeria.

Day 2 ( Wednesday, 21st of March 2018)

09:00am – 10:20am               (SESSION VI) MAXIMIZING THE EXPECTED FINANCIAL INFLOW: THE LEGAL CONSEQUENCES

Finance in the industry is a huge challenge. In this session, we hope to see how experts can maximize the expected cash inflow to develop the industry and the legal consequences of not doing such.

10:20am – 10:30am                   Session Break

10:30am – 12:00am                   (SESSION VII) SUITABILITY OF ARBITRATION AS DISPUTE RESOLUTION MECHANISM.

Arbitration is one of the oldest form of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Arbitration is a process whereby parties agree to refer their dispute to a neutral third party known as Arbitrator who works out a mode whereby parties would be compelled to use the terms adopted in their agreement or the law to resolve the dispute between the warring parties amicably.

This session covers the reason why arbitration is the most suitable mode of dispute resolution to be adopted in energy disputes.

12:00pm – 12:30pm                 Tea/ Coffee Break

12:30pm – 01:50pm                  (SESSION VIII) DEVELOPMENT THROUGH TAXATION: NECESSARY ACTION ON INCENTIVE AND TAXATION.

Tax incentives are ways of reducing taxes for businesses and individuals in exchange for desirable actions or investments on their part. Tax is a levy charged by government on a product, income or activity. Revenue accruing to Nigeria’s economy comes majorly from oil and gas, thus taxation plays an important role in revenue mobilisation.

Government introduced tax incentives. This session is aimed at discussing the tax incentives available to energy sector and how government has developed several forms of incentives over the years.

01:50am – 02:00am                    Session Break

02:00pm – 03:30pm                    (SESSION IX) MAXIMIZING THE POTENTIALS OF ICT FOR ENERGY PROSPERITY

ICT is an enabler of energy efficiency and has a major role to play to assist a country reach its energy consumption target. It has impacted on energy consumption in developed countries and if fully utilized, can help reduce energy consumption through application of new technologies.

This session aims to explore the possible ways which ICT can help improve energy production and transmission.

03:30pm – 04:30pm                 Lunch Break

04:30pm – 06:00pm                 (SESSION X) EVALUATING ENVIRONMENTAL AND SAFETY BORDERLINES: BALANCING THE CONFLICTING INTEREST OF GROWING THE ECONOMY & PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT IN THE PRODUCTION OF ENERGY.

When coal and fossil fuels are burnt, carbon mono oxides are emitted thereby polluting the atmosphere and climate change then occurs. On the other hand, oil revenue is a major source of Nigeria’s income. Several failed attempts have however been adopted to reduce the greenhouse effect of gas emission in the climate

This session aims at discussing how to balance the negative effect of gas emission viz-a-viz the role oil and gas plays in Nigeria’s economy.

 

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