Editorial Policy

It is a violation of our editorial policy to

(1) publish any material that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from the rightful owner;

(2) publish falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage the publisher or any third party; or

(3) submit material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libellous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethically offensive, otherwise disruptive to civil debate on the blog, or encourages conduct that would be considered as a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or violate any law.

Furthermore, the Publisher and Editor(s) of the blog may at their discretion remove submitted comments and/or other material from the blog if they have a reason to believe that the materials are in violation of the Editorial Policy.

In case of contributors discussing a case in which they acted, act or plan or know they will act as counsel or in which they are involved in any whatsoever, the post must reflect the case in a neutral manner. Also, the post shall include an endnote stating that the contributor(s) has (have) been, is (are) or plan to be involved in the case. The contributors must inform the editors if the proposed blog post discusses legal issues in connection with a matter on which they are involved, including in which they had advised, currently advise, or plan to advise, at the date of the post. The LAWgically Speaking Nigeria Team has the right to refuse publication of such a post or in case the information is not revealed before publication, to remove the post.

If any internal authorisations are required from the employer, for example, to publish the post, the authors must confirm that they have obtained any and all such authorizations. This guideline is not to be construed as contrary to any other guideline or policy of the Blog, including the Blog’s requirement of originality and its general policy of publishing only previously unpublished content.

Please note that the LAWgically Speaking Blog does not republish materials previously published, whether in their original version, amended, or translated, on other websites or journals / books unless expressly authorized by the material’s author/copyright owner.

The LAWgically Speaking Nigeria Blog values originality of pieces above anything. Contributors must make known to LAWgically Speaking Nigeria Blog any submissions of the draft post with other publishers, at any time during the review process.

LAWgically Speaking Nigeria Blog posts can be included by contributors on their (employer’s) own websites, provided they give credit to and link back to the original post on the LAWgically Speaking Nigeria Blog. Third parties are not allowed to include LAWgically Speaking Nigeria Blog posts without prior approval unless due recognition of the source of information is done.

LAWgically Speaking Nigeria Blog reserves the right to add (additional) links to sources relevant to the matters referred to in a post, should these not already be implemented.