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New Immigration Law Enacted (June 05, 2015) by Hanibal Goitom

On May 25, 2015, outgoing Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan signed into law new immigration legislation that ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement; Immigration; Specialized courts
Jurisdiction: Nigeria

Bill on Elimination of Violence Against Persons Enacted into Law (June 04, 2015) by Hanibal Goitom

On May 25, 2015, as one of his last acts in office, former Nigerian President Goodluck ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement; Crime victims; Crimes against children; Crimes against women; Domestic violence
Jurisdiction: Nigeria

National Health Bill Enacted (December 16, 2014) by Hanibal Goitom

It was reported recently that Nigeria's President, Goodluck Jonathan, signed into law the National Health Bill, ...

Topic: Health; Health care funding
Jurisdiction: Nigeria

Supreme Court Invalidates Igbo Customary Law Denying Female Descendants the Right to Inherit (May 06, 2014) by Hanibal Goitom

On April 14, 2014, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed decisions of two ...

Topic: Customary law; Discrimination; Inheritance and succession; Women's rights
Jurisdiction: Nigeria

Cybercrime Bill Proposed (February 05, 2014) by Hanibal Goitom

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan recently introduced the Cybercrime Bill, 2013 in the National Assembly. (Nuruddeen M. ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement; Cybercrime; Intelligence activities
Jurisdiction: Nigeria

Bill Prohibiting Same-Sex Marriage Moves Forward (December 26, 2013) by Hanibal Goitom

On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement; Families ; Marriage and family status; Same-sex marriage
Jurisdiction: Nigeria

Federal Government Adopts Draft Policy to Eradicate Child Labor (September 24, 2013) by Hanibal Goitom

The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that ...

Topic: Families; Labor
Jurisdiction: Nigeria

Bakassi Peninsula Transition Completed (August 23, 2013) by Constance Johnson

On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end ...

Topic: Boundaries; International affairs
Jurisdiction: Cameroon; Nigeria

Supreme Court Upholds Bini Customary Law System of Primogeniture (April 24, 2013) by Hanibal Goitom

On April 19, 2013, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the principle of ...

Topic: Families
Jurisdiction: Nigeria

Government Ordered to Pay Local Community (February 26, 2013) by Constance Johnson

Nigeria's Federal High Court (FHC) ruled on February 19, 2013, that the federal government must pay ...

Topic: Human rights and civil liberties
Jurisdiction: Nigeria

New Transfer Pricing Regulations Adopted (November 23, 2012) by Constance Johnson

Nigeria announced new Transfer Pricing Regulations on October 22, 2012, applicable retroactively to August 2, 2012. ...

Topic: Commerce
Jurisdiction: Nigeria

Senate Adopts Bill Prohibiting Same-Sex Marriage (November 30, 2011) by Hanibal Goitom

On November 29, 2011, the upper house of Nigeria's National Assembly adopted the Same Gender Marriage ...

Topic: Families
Jurisdiction: Nigeria

House of Representatives to Consider Legislation on Appointment of Ministers (November 14, 2011) by Hanibal Goitom

On November 8, 2011, it was reported that the lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly will ...

Topic: Executive power
Jurisdiction: Nigeria

Senate Considering Legislation to Criminalize Same-Sex Marriage (October 04, 2011) by Hanibal Goitom

The 109-member Nigerian Senate is considering a draft law, the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, aimed ...

Topic: Families
Jurisdiction: Nigeria

Amputation Imposed as Sentence for Theft (September 13, 2011) by Constance Johnson

On September 8, 2011, a Shariah court in Nigeria's northern, predominately Muslim region sentenced two men ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement
Jurisdiction: Nigeria

Proposal for Constitutional Amendment to Reduce Presidential and Gubernatorial Tenure to Single Term (August 01, 2011) by Hanibal Goitom

Reuters reported on July 26, 2011, ...

Topic: Constitution
Jurisdiction: Nigeria

Bauchi State Prosecuting Two on Witchcraft Charges (July 28, 2011) by Hanibal Goitom

It was reported on July 21, 2011 that two individuals were brought before Nigeria's Bauchi ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement
Jurisdiction: Nigeria

Court Annuls Election Law Provision Banning Tribunals from Making Declaratory Judgment (July 06, 2011) by Hanibal Goitom

On June 30, 2011, the Federal High Court in Lagos delivered its judgment on a case ...

Topic: Elections and politics
Jurisdiction: Nigeria

Freedom of Information Bill Passes Both Houses of Parliament (May 31, 2011) by Hanibal Goitom

News outlets are reporting that both houses of Nigeria's Parliament have adopted the harmonized version of ...

Topic: Freedom of information
Jurisdiction: Nigeria

House of Representatives Approves Sovereign Investment Authority Bill (May 20, 2011) by Hanibal Goitom

The Nigerian House of Representatives approved the Sovereign Investment Authority Bill (Nigerian House of Representatives ...

Topic: Economics and Public Finance
Jurisdiction: Nigeria

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Last updated: June 05, 2015