Arbitration and Mediation Act 2023: Strategically positioning Nigeria as an investment hub

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MINING ROYALTIES IN NIGERIA – WHO HAS THE TAXING POWERS?

In a recent development, the Federal Government of Nigeria issued a stern warning to states and local governments, cautioning them against the collection of royalties and taxes from licensed miners operating within their jurisdictions. This decision has elicited discussions on which tier of government has the taxing power to collect mining royalties. This briefing note provides an analysis as to which tier of government has taxing powers with respect to mining royalties in Nigeria.

THE MTN + GLOBACOM BREAKUP AND MAKEUP: REGULATORY REVIEW OF INTERACTIONS BETWEEN TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANIES IN NIGERIA

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC or the Commission) on January 8, 2024 via a Pre-Disconnection Notice (the Notice) of same date notified the general public, including Nigerian subscribers to Globacom of its approval of the Partial Disconnection of Globacom to MTN Nigeria (MTN). According to the Notice, this disconnection was in accordance with Section 100 of the Nigerian Communication Act, 2003 as well as Paragraph 9 of the Guidelines on Procedure for Granting Approval to Disconnect Telecommunications Operators, 2012. This Partial Disconnection was expected to commence from January 19, 2024 and would effectively discontinue outbound calls from Globacom to MTN, allowing only for inbound calls from MTN users to Glo subscribers.

GREEN MINING IN NIGERIA: LEGAL LANDSCAPE AND RENEWABLE ENERGY CONTRIBUTIONS

Nigeria, a country endowed with abundant mineral resources, stands at the crossroads of a critical junction – the mining sector. As the nation grapples with the complexities of harnessing its mineral wealth, there emerges a compelling need to scrutinize the legal dimensions governing mining activities and explore avenues for aligning the sector with the global shift towards renewable energy in a bid to achieve net zero emissions by 2060.