Whistle blowing in Nigeria remains a risky venture.

An overview of the current state of affairs regarding whistle blowing in Nigeria.

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Nigeria’s Money Laundering (Prevention & Prohibition) Bill, 2016 to capture religious organisations, non-profit organisations, charities and law firms

  Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has sponsored two bills to check corruption and money laundering in Nigeria in line with the anti-corruption posture of his administration and in consonance with the key thrust of anti-corruption during his election campaign. The two bills – ‘Money Laundering (Prevention & Prohibition) Bill, 2016’ (The Bill) and ‘Mutual Legal…

Nigerian Bar Association resolves to introduce Guidelines on Anti-Money Laundering & Anti-Terrorism Financing for Nigerian Lawyers and Law firms.

The Nigerian polity has witnessed a huge wave of media reports on the fight against corruption and terrorism recently. President Muhammadu Buhari made the fight against corruption a key thrust of his campaign and has continued to issue statements that portray him as one who desires to tackle the issue of corruption in the country.…

Mandatory biometric data capture for trading on the Nigerian Stock Exchange: A proposed amendment to the rules.

Introduction The Nigerian Stock exchange is proposing amendments to the Rules and Regulations Governing Dealing Members (The Rules) to bring it in line with global best practices and achieve a balance between promoting investment and deterring wrongful behaviour in the market. One of the key amendments proposed is to effect the prohibition of money laundering…