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  • Introduction The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) on Sunday, 11th October 2020 released Guidelines for the Establishment and Operations of Downstream Gas Facilities. The Guideline is issued pursuant to Petroleum Act 1969, Mineral Oils (Safety) Regulations (MOSR) 1997 and the Petroleum Regulations 1967. It stipulates the minimum requirements, procedures and conditions to be fulfilled before […]

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  • Angel Investing is a type of business funding where high net worth individuals invest in early stage high growth private companies. Angel Investors fill the equity finance gap between start-up and seed capital (usually from founders and ‘family and friends’) and venture capital. Regulation of Business Angel Investment in Nigeria There are no specific regulations […]

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  • Special Purpose Acquisition Companies“SPACs” also known as blank check companies are duly registered public limited companies, formed to raise capital in an Initial Public Offering (“IPO”) with the purpose of using the proceeds to acquire one or more unspecified companies, businesses or assets (target companies) to be identified after the IPO. Spacs have been used […]

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  • Introduction It is no longer news that crude oil dominates Nigeria’s economy, accounting for about 90% of the country’s foreign exchange earnings. For some years now, successive governments have attempted to pass an all-encompassing Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB or the Bill) to no avail. Now, the present administration has sent a new PIB to the National Assembly. The […]

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