INTRODUCTION

Although ICT and electronic products have helped transform the world into a global village, there is a challenge of managing the adverse consequences of its usage and disposal. E-waste contains several hazardous substances such as lead, mercury, beryllium, cadmium, chromium and brominates flame retardants, etc. that pollute the ecosystem with environmental health risks to wildlife and humans. Electronic manufacturers have also, for economic gains began to rapidly produce new models to replace older models; consumption rate has therefore increased. The resultant problem is how to dispose of older devices, which, though still good, are no longer in use because they have been replaced with newer versions. Again, when electrical devices outlive their live span, managing the resultant waste becomes a problem.

INTRODUCTION

All over the world, modern sport is being threatened by a plethora of fraudulent practices, which have put the integrity of sports events and competitions into question. Such corrupt practices include, among others, doping by athletes, illegal transfers of very young football players, age bending fraud, bribing of officials, and match-fixing.

INTRODUCTION

The roundtable took place on the 26th  of May 2015 and was well attended by both internal and external participants. Seven lead discussants were present to lead the discussion on Pension Reform Administration in Nigeria. The roundtable touched on the following: Pension Reform System 2004 to 2014: what worked and what had to change; Pension Assets and Regulatory Framework for funds Investment; The Challenges of Higher Contributory savings for Employers: The More You Give the Less You Employ; and Sanctions Regime of The Pension  System.

INTRODUCTION

Defection by political office holders in Nigeria is not a new phenomenon. Historically, Nigerians have experienced defections in the legislature otherwise known as “cross-carpeting”. Defections in the executive arm are fairly recent. The most striking in this regard, is the change of parties by a serving Vice President in 2009, and more recently by five erstwhile Governors.

 INTRODUCTION

The affirmative signal that corporations that negligently cause serious harm and grievance to persons in the course of providing goods and services can be judicially punished undoubtedly makes it imperative to critically appraise the Nigerian situation in line with emerging global developments in corporate responsibility and the need to ensure that business concerns remain accountable to consumers. Class action litigation is a form of lawsuit in which a large group of people collectively bring a claim to court and/or in which a class of defendants is being sued. In Nigeria, the first and successful class action suit was instituted in 2001 and concluded in 2010 by Mr. Lucius Nwosu SAN on behalf of Ejama-Ebubu community in Tai Eleme Local Council of Rivers State of Nigeria which clearly shows that despite its many advantages, paucity of legal provisions on class action litigation seem to create a murky environment that somewhat impedes such suits in Nigeria.

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