Thursday, 18 July 2013
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Francisco Grau

The Nigerian Legal Practitioners Act requires that only lawyers enrolled as solicitors and advocates of the Supreme Court through passing the qualifying bar exams or by special warrant of the Chief Justice of Nigeria or the Attorney General are qualified to practice law or provide legal services in Nigeria. However, this law was first enacted in 1962 and did not contemplate the effect of globalization on law practice or the internationalization of the supply of legal services in modes 1 to 4 as described in this presentation. In some sense one could say that like the United Kingdom, Nigeria practices a full licensing approach because under Sections 2, 4 of the LPA, foreign lawyers are allowed to practice in Nigeria without restrictions as to scope subject to qualification requirements i.e. through examination and admission into the Nigerian Bar

Thursday, 18 July 2013
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Francisco Grau

This is what I wrote in a private column I have with one of the national dailies that they should sit together and talk. What is killing our politicians is  inability to talk. I want them to talk to themselves. They should understand themselves.  Politics is give and take.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013
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Francisco Grau

According to the bank, the summit will bring together government officials, private sector representatives, donors, civil society, international organizations and operational staff of the bank from Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Liberia to share experiences and best practices in creating opportunities for youth employment. It will also highlight the need to raise productivity through improvements in human capital dimensions and business environment.