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In continuation of its Corporate Governance Series, DCSL Corporate Services Limited hosted its second roundtable for Company Secretaries with the theme The Company Secretary as the Conscience of the Company. The Roundtable, which took place on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at the Wheat baker Hotel, Lagos was well attended by Company Secretaries from the major sectors of the economy

Continuing with its Corporate Governance Series, DCSL Corporate Services Limited organized a debut breakfast session and roundtable on Immigration and Transfer of Technology Requirements.  The event was apt and well-timed considering the innovations recently introduced by the Nigerian Immigration Service and the quest by many practitioners to have a full grasp of the underlining procedure for obtaining the approval of the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) w...

The growing significance of the need for a heightened level of accountability and financial stewardship at the Board level, sustainable Corporate Governance practices as well as the importance of the role of the Audit Function were issues that were once again brought to the fore as DCSL Corporate Services Limited as part of its Corporate Governance training series and in collaboration with the Hawkamah Institute of Corporate Governance and Mudara Institute of Directors, both of whom are renow...

 DCSL Corporate Services Limited at the 2nd edition of its Audit Committee Seminar with the theme “Improving the Performance of the Audit Committee”© once again availed Audit Committee members of Public and Private companies a unique opportunity to collectively review the challenges they experience in the performance of their duties and responsibilities within the corporate governance framework from a practical perspective.


DCSL Corporate Services Limited hosted the 3rd edition in its Corporate Governance Series on “Improving the Performance of the Audit Committee” on the 9th and 10th of September, 2015. The Seminar availed Internal Auditors, Audit Committee members (of both Public and Private companies), Compliance Officers and Company Secretaries as well as In-House Counsel a unique opportunity to collectively review their responsibilities


Taking into cognizance the increasingly challenging business environment, DCSL Corporate Services Limited organised a Business Masterclass on “Running a Successful Business in a Challenging Economy” on Tuesday & Wednesday, May 17th & 18th 2016. The Seminar which was attended by Entrepreneurs, Business Owners, Managing Directors/Chief Executive Officers and Finance Directors availed a unique opportunity to discuss ways through which a business can be successfully managed in...

 President Goodluck Jonathan signed the new Pension Reform Act 2014 into law on 1st July 2014. This effectively brings the operation of the Pension Reform Act, 2004 to an end.


Towards efforts to raise the bar in the Company Secretarial profession, DCSL Corporate Services Limited hosted a roundtable for Company Secretaries with the theme “Caught in the Middle”. This afforded Company Secretaries the opportunity to share practical experiences and tips on the challenges they encounter in the performance of their duties and responsibilities from both a practical as well as Corporate Governance perspective.


DCSL Corporate Services Limited hosted the second edition of our Roundtable on Immigration in Abuja on the theme “The Implementation of the Immigration Act 2015 and Expatriate Taxation” at the Chelsea Hotels, on Thursday 8th of September 2016. As with the maiden edition, the objective of the Roundtable was to highlight ongoing efforts of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) in implementing the Immigration Act 2015 and expounding the emerging compliance requirements under the Act....

The 2nd Edition of the NSITF/DCSL Stakeholders’ Roundtable took place on Wednesday, the 29th of June, 2016 at the Intercontinental Hotel, Plot 52A, Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos. The Roundtable was organized by DCSL Corporate Services Limited (DCSL) in collaboration with the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) to sensitize stakeholders on the compliance requirements under the Employees Compensation Act (ECA) 2010, the practical challenges to implementation of the Ac...

DCSL Corporate Services Limited on Thursday, February 18, 2016 hosted its 3rd Roundtable for Company Secretaries with the theme “The Strategic Role of the Company Secretary in Corporate Governance” at The Wheatbaker Hotel, Lagos.


 The introduction of the Code of Corporate Governance for the Telecommunications Industry (“the NCC Code”) is a welcome development for the industry. Given its peculiarity as a sector dominated by private companies, other CG Codes are not as relevant to the sector. The need for a sector specific Code cannot be over emphasized, particularly in a sector like telecommunications, with its significant contribution to national GDP and the number of stakeholders involved


In the workplace today, it is not uncommon for workers to suffer work related injuries which have rendered some incapacitated without any compensation to ease their ordeal. Although the Workmen's Compensation Act (WCA) sought to compensate employees for loss suffered following industrial and other work related mishaps, this Act had several shortcomings, which led to its replacement with the Employees Compensation Act, 2010 (the “Act” or “ECA”). The crux of the Act ...

The Lagos State Tenancy Law, which was signed into Law in August 2011, repeals the Rent Tribunals (Abolition and Transfer of Functions) Law 2007. It is described as “a law to regulate rights and obligations under tenancy agreements and the relationship between the Landlord and the tenant including the procedure for the recovery of premises and for other connected purposes in Lagos State”.

In continuation of its efforts at building a robust banking industry, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) issued an Exposure Draft Code for Banks in Nigeria (the Code) in July 2012.



Towards efforts to raise the bar in the Company Secretarial profession, DCSL Corporate Services Limited hosted a roundtable for Company Secretaries with the theme “Caught in the Middle”. This afforded Company Secretaries the opportunity to share practical experiences and tips on the challenges they encounter in the performance of their duties and responsibilities from both a practical as well as Corporate Governance perspective.

In Nigeria, Partnerships are regulated by the United Kingdom Partnership Act of 1890 the English Act). While the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA), which regulates the operations of companies, does not repeal the English Act, it limits the number of people allowed in a Partnership to 20.

DCSL Corporate Services Limited in collaboration with the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), organized a Stakeholders Roundtable for Directors, Compliance Officers, Human Resource Practitioners, Company Secretaries, In-House and External Counsel to sensitize stakeholders on the compliance requirements under the Employees Compensation Act (ECA) and the practical challenges to implementation.


 The decision of the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos in the suit instituted by the Management of Eko Hotels Limited against the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRCN) emphasizes the alleged over-regulation of companies in Nigeria as a disincentive to investment.


Directors are required to hold office subject to retirement by rotation or removal. Section 259 of the Companies and Allied Matters Act, Cap C20, LFN, 2004 (CAMA) provides that unless there is a contrary provision in the Articles of Association of a Company, all the directors of the company shall at the first Annual General Meeting (AGM) retire from office and at subsequent AGMs,

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