Off the Plan!!! To buy or not to buy?

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You must have noticed the new trend where companies are offering members of the public, landed property at instalment payment terms. It is called buying off the plan. Buying off the plan is the process where a person buys property before it is a built simply by looking at and visualizing the property from a plan. However I am writing to you about land and not necessarily a house. The points here would substantially cover both. Here is a list … Read More

THE LIVE-IN LOVER OR THE ILLEGAL WIFE?

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Mary pondered at what the future would hold and how she would manage the family Chike had before he met her, along with the family they had created over time. Chike was battling cancer and all the indications pointed to the fact that he seemed to be losing the battle. She had learnt, through the hard knocks of life that relationships are empty canvases that people build over time. She had built a solid relationship with him or so she … Read More

Why not simply get a divorce?

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They arrive and sit together at family outings. At least the formal bits. This morning, like most,  they barely said good morning to each other but have an understanding that he tells her the evening before what time they are leaving and they meet in the car. Other than family outings you never see them at the same outing. One avoids the other’s outings. That is the extent of their current relationship as husband and wife. She told me she would never … Read More

How to avoid making a will.

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Seriously, no one wants to think about death. We really do not have to but death is planning for us and we all know that. In my experience it seems the older some people, especially wealthy men, get the more they believe in their invincibility. You better believe that even those who are in their seventies and above feel that there is still time to sort out their matters before death comes. Well, I have bad news and have good … Read More

The Staff Handbook – Who’s weapon?

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Any company that has employees be they two or twenty must have a handbook. It is a document that conveys many things about the company and its processes to those who come in to work for you. Some companies that have temporary staffing mostly need to have a staff handbook as long as people earn salaries or wages from it. Contrary to what people think, a handbook does not have to be in printed book form. It may be in … Read More

We are all abusing or being abused…where are you?

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Suddenly there is a new wave of deaths from domestic violence. A woman, it is reported in Kwara, was butchered to death and her mum severely wounded because she refused the love advances of a man. Ronke Shonde was slapped by her husband because she took his N20,000.00; meanwhile his reason for slapping her was because she was dating a manager of a publishing company. How could she have been stealing his money if she had a lover financing her? … Read More

Last Will, Current Marriage

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Abbas chose to marry Nkechi under their customay law and custom. He wasn’t disposed to having a court or church marriage. Nkechi made many requests for the statutory form of marraige because she wanted to secure the future of herself and her children when and if he pre-deceased her. She expected him to. Wasn’t that the expecetd order of life and living. Even if she did not succeed at anything else she convinced him to make a will. Death was … Read More

Are You Branding With Law?

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The word on every entrepreneur’s lips is a desire to brand their business. Do we really now what branding entails and how to go about it? Many years ago I thought it had to do with the clours on the logo and the letter heads and business cards. Then I felt it extended to the colours on the company cars. I have since learned that branding is more than that. I recently downloaded the pdf version of the book; 22 … Read More

Who is to be laid off next?

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First it was the banks and people wondered why! Now it is sweeping into industry, the latest being the 300 hundred laid off at Diageo or Guinness Plc in the last few days. ….and if you think it is to make way for a new 300 then you have your head in the clouds. Big time!!! [bctt tweet=”There have been a lot of massive lay-offs in industry recently Join our newsletter for law updates about business http://eepurl.com/bUYpvP”] and survivors are … Read More

10 things about Private Limited Companies

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What is a private limited liability company? A private limited liability company is owned by not less than 2 and not more than 50 people. The members could be individuals or companies, but must be juristic. (Juristic means recognised by law as being subject to rights and duties). It cannot invite the public to buy its shares or debentures. It must be stated in its Memorandum and Articles of Association to be a private company. Unless authorised by law, it … Read More

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