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Nigeria has issued Immigration Regulations 2017, the biggest overhaul in 50 years to the country’s immigration rules. The regulations provide a legal framework for implementing the Immigration Act of 2015 and aim to bring Nigeria’s immigration system up to date with current geopolitical issues that range from fostering business and investment to combating trafficking and other crimes. OVERVIEW OF IMMIGRATION REGULATIONS 2017 Business-Related Provisions: The Immigration Regulations, released March 21 with immediate effect, contain a number of provisions that affect business immigration. In addition to liberalizing certain rules, such as making all foreign nationals eligible for visas on arrival and providing for in-country...

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Entry Visa/Free zone application Guidelines: Visit the Home page of Nigeria Immigration Portal Locate & click on the appropriate application form to start the process: Entry Visa/Free zone Application Form Fill the Application form; check the ' I ACCEPT FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THIS FORM ' check box. Click on 'Submit Application' button to view ‘Applicant details page’ Click on “Proceed to Online Payment” Click to select Payment Currency “Pay in Dollars” option then Click on ‘Continue’ button For Payment Outside of Nigeria If you select a processing country other than Nigeria, your payment will be in US Dollars. You will...

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Judging by the present population of Nigeria and the unsteady circumstances surrounding its economy, it is glare that the only way back to stability and development would depend on the ability for its government and citizens especially the youths, to think outside the box for creative sell out. This is why a youth organization that sells impact and entrepreneurship, Junior Chamber International (JCI), Lagos Coral (LC), organised an 'Entrepreneurship Master Class 2.0', last weekend, with the thematic preoccupation as a Catalyst for Economic Development to teach and train Nigerian youth the skills of entrepreneurship. In his opening remark, the chairman organising committee,...

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Prince Joel Leads Nigerian Business Delegation to the Africa Trade & Investment Global Summit (ATIGS) 2018 in Washington D.C., USA

The Africa Trade & Investment Global Summit (ATIGS) 2018 is a unique high-level conference and exhibition, prestigious, biennial business platform designed specifically to promote and facilitate international trade between Americas, Asia, EU, UAE, with Africa, facilitate foreign direct investment in Africa and provide a platform for businesses to expand into new markets. Prince Joel. Esq., the Managing Partner of Prince Joel & Associates, authorized to lead the delegation from Nigeria to the ATIGS 2018 event stated this at a press conference held in Lagos, yesterday, the 16th of January, 2018 In his address of welcome, Prince O. Williams-Joel, ATIGS Country Representative (Nigeria)...

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Policy reforms will boost cross-border transactions, investments in Nigeria

A well-tailored policy reforms will boost cross- border transactions, investments in Nigeria to enhance economic development according to the Law firm of Prince Joel and Associates. Nigeria government should re-evaluate the ease of doing business policies “there is an urgent need to retool the existing investment policies necessary with the view to attracting the desirable investors into the country,” Prince Williams-Joel, the managing partner, Prince Joel and Associates. Speaking at the event themed ‘Real Estate Investments and Ease of Doing Business in Nigeria’, held in Edinburgh, Scotland on the 5th of March, Williams-Joel said, the primary aim of  the event is to attract leading...

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PRINCE JOEL AND ASSOCIATES felicitates with and congratulates all women on this august occasion of the celebration of International Women’s Day, 2018. We are excited that a day, albeit insufficient, is set aside annually to celebrate the strength and beauty of women, the world over. We are even more excited that, as the years go by, the world has increasingly accorded recognition to women in various spheres of life and has continued to recognise why women matter in society and why they should be afforded equal opportunities for self-expression, development and accomplishment. It is quite instructive that the theme of this...

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On the 23rd of August 1958, an airline came into being under the name West African Airways Corporation Nigeria Limited (WAAC Nigeria), also known as Nigerian Airways, to succeed the folded West African Airways Corporation (WAAC); the title “WAAC” was retained due to the prestige this company had previously earned. Initially, the carrier was a tripartite entity in which the Nigerian government was the major shareholder (51%), and Elder Dempster Lines and BOAC held the balance of (32⅔ and 16⅓, respectively). WAAC Nigeria inherited some aircraft previously owned by WAAC. Operations started on the 1st of October 1958, with a BOAC Stratocruiser operated on behalf of...

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Lawyer Publishes “Timeless” Book on Nigerian Real Estate

Nigerian Lawyer and Blogger, Prince O. Williams-Joel has launched a book titled ‘Compilation of Articles on Law and Property in Nigeria: Simplified’. It was published by Prince Joel and Associates Press. The book is a compilation of some of the online works of the Owner and Editor-in-chief of www.ibejulekkilawyer.com, Williams-Joel, translated into book form to equip readers far and wide. The book is divided into four segments namely: Land Purchase and Transaction, Land Verification and Documentation, General Legal Advice and general information on real estate. Topics exhaustively discussed in the book include the Methods of acquiring land in Nigeria, things to check for and...

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Certificate of statutory is not a valid title to a land

Renowned lawyer, Prince O. Williams-Joel, has said certificate of statutory or customary right of occupancy is not conclusive evidence of any right or valid title to a land. Speaking at the launch of his book, entitled Compilation of Articles on Law & Property in Nigeria: Simplified, in London, Prince Joel noted that investors do not know or understand their rights on land/property matters before acquisition, noting that it will be wise to contact a real property law firm with great expertise when buying a land or property. His words: “It must be noted that certificate of statutory or customary right...

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A Two day West African International Petroleum Exhibition Conference (WAIPEC) opens today at Eko Hotels Lagos.

The West African International Petroleum Conference and Exhibition (WAIPEC) opens today at Eko Hotel Lagos with a two-day conference programmes and exhibition. The Chief Executive Officer of Seplat Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), Austin Avuru, will be discussing the future of the global oil and gas industry in the next decade and the impact on the African region. Following the success of its maiden edition in 2017, this year’s WAIPEC, being hosted by the Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN), is expected to deliver high-level strategic sessions and discussions on game changing solutions for the industry. The conference with the theme: Innovation: Sustaining West...

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