Dispute Resolution in Nigerian Football: the Need for a National Dispute Resolution Chamber

Article published on African Sports Law and Business Journal – African Sports Law and Business Bulletin, Issue 2/2014   1.¬†Introduction As sport has grown over the years in terms of commercial value, there has been a corresponding growth in sports-related disputes. This increased commercial significance of sport means that the stakes are higher than ever before. Not only are there heightened expectations from the on-field performance of sports men and women; there are also increasingly significant off-field obligations on all those involved in sports. Where obligations are unfulfilled, there must be a means of enforcing them. Also, when disputes arise,[…]

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LGBT Rights: Is Sport Pushing it too Far?

Introduction There is a manifest increase in the global acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) as a lifestyle and also as the subject of human rights worthy of being safeguarded. From the classification of homosexuality as a mental disorder in 1952[1] to the passing of a resolution on the rights of LGBT by the United Nations Human Rights Council in 2011[2], more and more individuals and nations have begun to accept and/or tolerate unconventional sexual orientation and gender identity. Between 2008 and 2011, Fiji, Rwanda and Sierra Leone switched from opposing LGBT rights to supporting them at the[…]

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The Legal Framework for Sports Development in Nigeria

Article published on African Sports Law and Business Journal –¬†AFRICAN SPORTS LAW AND BUSINESS BULLETIN 1/2013 –¬†     Introduction Sports literature usually commence with an allusion to the extent to which sport has grown in the past few decades. This growth is obvious and it has heralded the development of sports as a commercial brand. Sporting events and programmes have now become huge brands wielding significant economic interest. Consequently, many persons who engage in sporting activity do so not merely for leisure or the physical wellbeing it portends but as a full-fledged career or with this aim. There is[…]

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