Browsing Faculty of Law by Author "Ilobinso, I.K"
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- ItemOpen AccessProtecting Consumers in the Online Market from Unfair Contract Terms: The Nigerian Perspective(Nigerian Journal of Contemporary Law, 2018-03-01) Ilobinso, I.KThe key principle of contract law is that parties should have autonomy to enter into contracts on terms voluntarily agreed upon without external interferences. This is referred to as the doctrine of freedom of contract. However, the strict application of this doctrine has caused hardship for parties with unequal bargaining powers. This is especially so in Business-to-Consumer e-commerce where consumers enter into contracts by the mere click of a mouse, without truly appreciating the consequences of their actions. Since most consumer contracts are in standard form, consumers are usually exposed to unfair terms which restrict their rights and leave them without remedy in the event of a dispute. Hence, there is need for judicial and legislative interventions which are aimed at protecting consumers from unfair terms. This paper, therefore, evaluates the legal measures for the protection of consumers who engage in electronic commerce from unfair contract terms. It also offers recommendations on how consumers in Nigeria can be provided with optimum protection from unfair terms.
- ItemOpen AccessTaxation of Property in Lagos State: An Appraisal(Obafemi Awolowo University Law Journal, 2018-09-01) Ilobinso, I; Ilobinso, I.KTo effectively run the government and perform the functions provided by the Nigerian Constitution, the States and the Local Government Councils have to explore all possible means of generating revenue. They have to look beyond the already dwindling federal government allocations and grants, and focus on taxation, which is the most sustainable means a sovereign government can generate income.1In recognition of the need for additional and sustainable income, the Lagos State House of Assembly passed the Land Use Charge Law in December 2018 (LUCL 2018) which repeals and replaces the Land Use Charge Law 2001. It increases the rates payable on all property situated in Lagos State and aims to block loopholes in the previous law. This paper analyses the LUCL 2018, highlighting changes introduced in the law. It also examines the legality of the LUCL 2018 and finally makes recommendations on how this property tax of Lagos State can be improved.