March 17, 2020
WHO IS AUTHORIZED UNDER THE LAW TO COLLECT STAMP DUTIES IN NIGERIA
BY FELIX TERUNGWA AYEM, LLB, BL, HRM; Associate at KMO LEGAL
The office of the Attorney General of the Federation is created by the provisions of section 150 (1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended). The section provides clearly as follows:
“There shall be an Attorney-General of the Federation who shall be the Chief Law Officer of the Federation and a Minister of the Government of the Federation”.
The position of the Attorney-General as described above entails that he is the numero uno, that is, the number one law officer in the whole of the Federation and that automatically places him in the position of the Chief Advisor to the President on all legal issues. (more…)
March 17, 2020
GIG ECONOMY WORKERS: EMPLOYEES OR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS?
Gig economy is an economic activity that involves the use of temporary or freelance workers to perform jobs typically in the service sector. In a gig economy, flexible jobs are commonplace and companies tend towards hiring independent contractors and freelancers instead of full-time employees. In essence, it is where workers complete tasks on a project-by-project or client-by-client basis rather than regularly working for a single employer. The gig economy is characterized by flexibility, zero hour contracts, self employment, workers paid for limited contracts, and people having more than one source of income. Jobs in the gig economy include ridesharing [Uber, Bolt, Opay etc] which is now popular, delivery driving, selling craft, consulting, freelance writing, photography, coding and programming etc. Participants in the gig economy are usually referred to as gig workers and on-demand companies. A gig worker has been defined to mean an independent contractor, online platform worker, contract firm worker, on-call worker and temporary worker.