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NIGERIA – Telecoms and Media 2024

We are delighted to announce the publication of Lexology’s Panoramic Telecoms and Media: Nigeria 2024, authored by our partners Tamuno Atekebo and Chukwuyere Izuogu. This comprehensive guide provides an in-depth overview of communications and broadcast media regulation in Nigeria, highlighting key trends and developments in each sector.

Artificial Intelligence and Copyright Protection in Nigeria, Legal Impact and Challenges

Artificial Intelligence is developing rapidly around the world, with Nigeria seeing growing adoption and investment in AI technologies across various industries. As AI systems become more advanced and autonomous in their capabilities, questions have emerged regarding the application of copyright law to the works created by AI. Nigeria’s current copyright statutes were established prior to the emergence of AI and do not provide explicit guidance on authorship and ownership issues involving AI-generated output.This article examines the potential impacts of advancing AI technologies on copyright protection in Nigeria, as well as the challenges involved in appropriately applying and updating intellectual property law for an AI-driven era.

The Public Officer Protection Act, 2004 (POPA) was enacted in a bid to ensure that public officers are not distracted from their public functions and duties at the instance of many litigations pending against them. This article will appraise the provisions of the POPA, examine the exceptions created from the protections of the court, and clarify the extent of the protection offered by the Act.

Insights On The Cyber-Security Levy

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has issued a significant directive affecting electronic transfers. As per the latest mandate, banks are now required to impose a 0.5% cybersecurity levy on electronic transfers. Our article sheds more light on the implications of this directive and how it might impact your transactions.

A COMMENTARY ON THE NIGERIAN PUBLIC SECTOR GOVERNANCE DRAFT CODE 2024

Public sector governance is aimed at ensuring that Public Sector Entities (PSEs) not only fulfill their mandates and achieve their intended outcomes but also operate within the bounds of ethical integrity, transparency, efficiency, and effectiveness. The Nigeria Public Sector Code of Corporate Governance 2023(referred to as "the draft Code") encompasses a comprehensive definition of PSEs. This includes all

KEY HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CODE OF GOVERNANCE FOR NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANISATIONS 2023

The Not-For-Profit Governance Code (“NFPGC” or the “Code”) 2023, is an initiative of the Technical Working Group (TWG), constituted by the Nigerian Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Investment, which aims to provide a comprehensive framework for governance in Nigeria in not-for-profit organisations (“NFPOs”).1 The NFPGC defines NFPOs as organisations that provide services to the community or a defined group of constituents or members and do not operate to make a profit for

WHAT IS NEW: A COMPARISON BETWEEN THE DATA PROTECTION ACT 2023 AND THE NIGERIA DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS 2019

On 12 June 2023, President Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu signed the Data Protection Bill into law (“the Act”), now referred to as the Data Protection Act 2023. Prior to the Act, the principal law on data protection in Nigeria was the Nigeria Data Protection Regulations (“NDPR”) amongst other relevant data privacy provisions across various statutes and sector-specific regulations.

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