Doing Business In Nigeria
Although the Nigerian market is an enticing one and several companies make millions in profit annually, there is a lot that can be done as regards the ease of doing business in Nigeria.
Registering A Company in Nigeria ; A practical Step by Step guide
The Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in a bid to ease doing business in Nigeria has made the process of registering a company in Nigeria quite seamless.
How do i register my Business Name in Nigeria ?
When starting a business, a lot of entrepreneurs are usually confused as to whether to register their business with the Corporate Affairs Commission as a Business Name or a Company.
Difference between business name and company registration in Nigeria
It is not surprising that prospective business owners are not familiar with the formalities of deciding what type of business to register
How do I get my Certificate of Occupancy in Lagos?
C of O in Lagos is the most important evidence of title for ownership of land in Lagos. In Nigeria, for a person to successfully establish ownership or acquisition
5 Easy Steps to Register your Trademark in Nigeria
Trademark in Nigeria is a unique representation used to identify a business or its products
All you need to know about obtaining a Business Permit in Nigeria
A business permit is the authorization or approval issued by the Nigerian government to an individual or corporate body for the start and operation of business in Nigeria
Requirements, Processing and Approval of Expatriate Quota in Nigeria
Expatriate Quota is a form of approval granted to companies and registered firms to employ the services of expatriates with relevant competences
How to obtain a residence permit as a foreigner working in Nigeria - CERPAC
CERPAC is the acronym for Combined Expatriate Residence Permit and Aliens Card. It permits a foreigner to live and work legally in Nigeria and subject to renewal
Visa On Arrival Nigeria; Gaining Entry Into Africa's Largest Economy
isa on Arrival Nigeria is a conditional authorization granted by a territory to a foreigner at the point of entry into the Country.
The Corporate Affairs Commission
The Corporate Affairs Commission is a body established for the formation and regulation of companies, business names and charities in Nigeria.
Complete Guide to the Registration of Trade Unions in Nigeria
Trade union, also called labor union is an association of workers in a particular trade, industry, or company
Know Your Regulators ; NAFDAC
National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control is established to regulate and control the manufacture, importation, sale and use of regulated products.
NAFDAC guidelines provided by the regulatory body for the registration of various products and how certain services are rendered
Getting your Non profit Organization Registered in Nigeria
A Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) is one that is set up without any affiliations with the government and with the sole aim of providing certain benefits to the society.
How to register a Cooperative society in Nigeria
Registration of a Cooperative Society in Nigeria is for a group of individuals, united by common bond, who have come together to pursue...
Taxation Laws in Nigeria
List of Applicable Taxation Laws in Nigeria
Federal Inland Revenue Service
FIRS means Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS was established by Federal Inland Revenue Service (Establishment) Act 13 of 2007.
The guidelines for registration of various permits and licenses with the Department of Petroleum Resources
Department of Petroleum Resources
The Department of Petroleum Resources is responsible for overseeing the oil & gas industry
4 Easy Steps to getting your Registration with DPR Done and Dusted
Registration with DPR is mandatory for businesses providing services in Nigeria's Oil and Gas industry.
REGISTRATION WITH NITDA MADE AS EASY AS 123
The National Information Technology Agency mandated to register and license all IT contractors and service providers.
NITDA Standards and Guidelines
The following are standards and guidelines provided for by NITDA to regulate the practice of Information Technology in Nigeria
Be 1 Step Closer to Compliance Perfection; NSITF Registration
The Federal Government of Nigeria in a bid to protect employees from poverty after their employment service with a public or private company made it mandatory ...
SON Regulations and Guidelines
Guidelines, regulations and statute regulating the operation of the Standard Organisation of Nigeria:
SON FAQs and Guidelines
Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON) responsible for standardizing and regulating the quality of all products in Nigeria.
How to Obtain an Aviation Heights Clearance from the NCCA
Aviation Heights Clearance (AHC) is a permission granted by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to an applicant ...
There is no better time to get your Tax Clearance Certificate than ASAP!
Tax clearance certificate is a documentary proof issued to a tax payer..
FAQ ; Nigerian Immigration Service
The Nigerian Immigration Service is the government agency charged with the responsibility of migration management in Nigeria.
Nigerian Immigration Services
The Zonal headquarters of Nigerian Immigration Service in each region
Nigerian Civil Aviation Aviation ; Standards And Regulations
The guidelines, regulations and statute regulating the operation of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority
Filing Annual Returns for your business entity is a must. Find out How?
Filing of annual return is a mandatory requirement for every Business, Company or Incorporated trustee
DIY Compliance Guide for Local Businesses
Statutory and Regulatory Compliance in Nigeria can sometimes be a herculean task especially for small and medium scale business in Nigeria
Your Travel Agency is Illegal if it is not registered with the NCAA
Registration of Travel Agency in Nigeria is a must by any Travel Agent carrying on business in Nigeria. It is a violation of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations (NCCR) for any travel agency to operate in Nigeria
What you need to know about the Central Bank of Nigeria
They are charged with the responsibility of administering the Banks and Other Financial Institutions (BOFI) Act (1991) as amended, with the sole aim of ensuring high standards of banking practice and financial stability.
You absolutely need a Drone Permit to fly a Drone within the Nigerian Airspace
Drone Permit was introduced in Nigeria in a bid to regulate the operation of drones and ensure the safety of the Nigerian airspace
African Market Entry, Regulatory Landscape, Business Intel and Compliance
Africa is a continent with 54 different countries, different regulatory landscape, market entry requirements, official languages and in general different ways of doing things.
KNOW YOUR REGULATORS: Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC)
The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) is the foremost competition and consumer protection authority in Nigeria.
The battle of the Regulators for a slice of the Pie: NLRC vs. LSLB
In obtaining a lottery license in Nigeria, the regulators are the Nigerian Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) and the Lagos State Lottery Board (LSLB). Players in this sector have however been caught in the middle of a rift…
Registering a company in Abuja with the Corporate Affairs Commission
Registering a company in Abuja with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) has become a little bit easier in a bid to ease doing business in Nigeria . The CAC…
A-Z of Registration of NGO in Nigeria
The Registration of NGO in Nigeria for undertaking any charitable purpose is carried by accredited agents with the Corporate Affairs Commission…
Engaging in Money lending business in Abuja requires a license
Obtaining a Money lending license in Abuja is a requirement for any business that wants to engage in micro or digital lending. Money lending is a practice
Obtaining a Tax Identification Number is next after incorporation with the CAC
Tax Identification Number in Nigeria is a unique identifier for tax purposes. For business entities, it is mandatory and….
Companies and Allieds Matters Act (repeal and re-enactment) Bill 2020 signed into law
President Buhari recently signed the new Companies and Allieds Matters Act (repeal and re-enactment) Bill 2020 signed into law. This new act…
NITDA Scholarship to empower Nigerians to spur digital job creation and growth
NITDA which is the National Information Technology Development Agency, is calling on eligible Nigerians to apply for the NITDA Scholarship. The scholarship scheme
Creative Industry Financing Initiative, Application Process for the
A little over a year ago, we published the CBN’s creative Industry Financing initiative. As a subtle remainder,
Fintech Sand Box in Nigeria, A regulatory Necessity or Innovation Restriction
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has recently released an exposure draft of a Regulatory Framework for Sandbox Operations on the 23rd of June, 2020.
Obtaining a Bureau de Change License in Nigeria from the Central Bank of Nigeria
A bureau de change license in Nigeria is a currency exchange authorization issued by the central bank of Nigeria to applicants interested in engaging in the business of…
Local Content and obtaining the Nigerian content compliance certificate
The Nigerian Content Development Board is the body in charge of ensuring compliance with the local content act in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry
Patent registration in Nigeria, commencement to completion
All patentable invention must be registered by the Trademark, Patent and Design Registry in Nigeria. This article discusses how to register a patent in Nigeria, assignment of patent in Nigeria
Registering a subsidiary company in Nigeria
A subsidiary company can be sued to achieve different purposes. Several foreign companies register another operating company which is part of the same group
The A-Z of Copyright Registration in Nigeria
Copyright is the exclusive right granted by the law to the owner of an original work.
Buying a shelf company in Nigeria is the fastest route to Africa’s largest economy
A shelf company can be purchased by investors who want to set up a business quickly without having to go through all the paperwork of registering a new one from scratch. Sidebrief establishes…
Obtaining a work permit in Ghana through the Ghana Immigration Service
A work permit is an approval granted by the relevant authority for the employment of foreign nationals specifying the number and description of persons
Obtaining a Business Operating Permit in Ghana; the right process
Every business operating within specified jurisdiction must obtain a Business Operation Permit in Ghana. This permit enables the business owner
Registration of Non Profit Organizations in Ghana; Commencement to Completion
Non-Profit Organizations in Ghana or Non-Governmental Organization in Ghana (NGO) is used interchangeably with the term company limited by guarantee in Ghana…
New to Business in Ghana? The regulatory authorizes are a must know
Regulatory bodies in Ghana or statutory bodies in Ghana are bodies set up to interface with the public on their specified mandate. This is usually a public function and…
Tax Clearance Certificate in Ghana; Application to Approval Process!
Tax Clearance Certificate in Ghana is obtained from the Ghana Revenue Authority. It is evidence indicating that a taxpayer is up to date with tax payment.
Intellectual property in Ghana, trademarks and other protectable works
Intellectual property in Ghana is handled by the Registrar General’s Department (RGD) 0r Copyrights Office in Ghana. It includes trademarks, patents for invention, industrial design, artistic works, symbols etc.
All you need to know to get your Business Registration in Ghana started
Business registration in Ghana is undertaken by the Companies Registry is the Registrar General’s Department (RGD). There are various forms of business entities that
The ABC of getting your Company Registration in Ghana done
Local or foreign business owners looking to start up business in Ghana can chose company registration in Ghana as an option although there are different types of…
Application Procedure for obtaining an ECOWAS Residence Permit in Nigeria
The ECOWAS residence card is a residence permit for citizens of ECOWAS countries looking to live and work in Nigeria. The application process is …
Step by Step analysis of applying for a work visa in Kenya
A Work Permit in Kenya is a document issued to foreigners by the Director of Immigration Services in Kenya.
The complete guide to NGO registration in Kenya
NGO Registration in Kenya is undertaken by an applicant desirous of operating as a Nonprofit for certain humanitarian functions...
Obtaining a Business Permit in Kenya; Different County Rules and Rates!
A business permit in Kenya is required for the smooth operation of any business in Nairobi and other part of Kenya. To conduct any
Entrepreneur in Kenya? These regulatory bodies are a must know!
Before starting a business, its important the key regulatory body in Kenya that regulate your business sector. The most important regulatory authorities are outlined below…
Trademark Registration in Kenya; Registrability and Requirements
In addition, a trademark registration in Kenya cannot be obtained if it is likely to deceive or cause confusion or otherwise, or if it would be contrary to law or morality…
Obtaining a Personal Identification Number from the Kenya Revenue Authority
The Personal Identification Number (PIN) is a number which identifies a person or legal entity for purposes of transacting business with Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), other…
Getting your Business Registered in the largest market in East Africa
Company Registration in Kenya is carried out by the Registrar of Companies through the Business Registration Service (BRS) in Kenya. The registrar issues a….
Business Registration in Kenya; Getting the right form for your business
There are different forms of business registration in Kenya. This articles discusses the various forms of business registration in Kenya and the process involved.
Company Registration in Uganda
A potential investor considering investing in Uganda will find a well regulated highly liberalized economy in which all sectors are open for investment
These Regulatory authorities in Uganda are a must know as an Investor
There are numerous regulatory authorities in Uganda. Business have to interface with one or more of these statutory bodies in uganda
The seamless process involved in obtaining Tax Identification Number in Uganda
Tax Identification Number (TIN) in Uganda is mandatory for individuals and entities. A TIN is a unique ten-digit identifying number allocated by the relevant tax authority
Obtaining an Investment License in Uganda is proof of foreign investment in Uganda
An investment license in Uganda is required for all foreign Investors before any of their investments become operational…
Registering a branch office in Uganda; all you need to know
Registering a branch office in Uganda is one of the means a company that is incorporated in another country
Set up your Non Profit in Uganda with a Company Limited by Guarantee Structure
Companies limited by guarantee in Uganda is a corporate structure mostly used by non-profit organizations
Intellectual property registration in Uganda; Application to Approval
Intellectual property registration in Uganda is handled by the Properties are registered with the Uganda Registration Services Bureau. Trademarks, patents…
Registration of a Non-Governmental Organization with the CAC in Abuja
Regulatory bodies in Tanzania; Roles and Responsibilities
There are several regulatory bodies in Tanzania that regulate doing business in the country. Regulatory agencies differ by sector or industry. It is important to…
Registration of Trademark in Tanzania with BRELA Tanzania; Tips and Tricks
Trademark registration in Tanzania is mandatory if you would like to protect your distinctive sign within the jurisdiction. Registration procedure is administered by BRELA Tanzania…
NGO Registration in Tanzania; what you need to know to stay compliant
NGO registration in Tanzania is mandatory for organizations that would like to carry out a charitable objective or purpose. It is undertaken by…
Company registration in Tanzania; Process, Cost & Requirements
Company registration in Tanzania is carried out by the Business Registration and Licensing Agency (BRELA). Incorporation of companies in Tanzania are undertaken online by an…
Business Registration in Tanzania, Benefits and Bargains
Business registration in Tanzania is carried out by BRELA i.e. Business Registration and Licensing Agency. To undertake business foreigners must….
Incorporation in Mauritius; Starting Business at the Gem of the Indian Ocean;
Incorporation in Mauritius is a viable option for companies that would like to strategically structure their company. Mauritius is a liberal economy and actively encourages foreign investors to…
Incorporating in Delaware for African Start Ups: All you need to know
Incorporation in Delaware is an important consideration for a scalable business. It is set up for different reasons including minimizing tax liability, corporate structuring…
An introduction to taking Advantage of low tax jurisdictions around the World
A Tax Haven otherwise called an offshore financial center, is simply a locale, whether a country, state, or territory, that has less-than-stringent tax laws….
A regulatory sandbox is a framework set up by a regulatory authority (the Central Bank of Nigeria), that allows fintech firms and other innovators....
Offshore safety permit, Application, Renewal and Cost Implication
Offshore Safety Permit (OSP) is one of the permits issued by the DPR i.e. Department of Petroleum Resources in Nigeria. It is a permit created to help keep track of…
Obtaining a Waste Management Services Permit from the DPR
Waste Management Services Permit is a permit issued by the Nigerian government through the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), a body responsible for the exploration, importation, exportation and management of petroleum products in Nigeria is also in charge of licensing companies providing oil and gas waste management services.
Procedure for Shop Registration in Nigeria with NIMASA
Ship registration in Nigeria is the process by which a ship is documented and given the nationality of the country to which the ship has been documented.
Tax Identification Number in Tanzania; Application Process to Confirmation Process
Tax identification number in Tanzania is a unique ten digit identification number issued to individuals or resident to facilitate the payment or remittance of taxes. It is…
Incorporating in Cayman Islands; Benefits, Forms and Requirements
Cayman Islands is one of the few countries regarded as Tax Havens, i.e. an offshore financial center that has less stringent tax laws.
Setting up a courier company In Nigeria
A courier is a company, an employee of that company or a person who delivers a message, package or letter from one place or person to another place or person.
Sidebrief update on assisting small businesses in assessing CBN Covid 19 funding relief
Sidebrief in partnership with SME PEAKS and START UP NG committed to assisting entrepreneurs access the Central Bank of Nigeria
All you need to know about NSSF Registration in Uganda
NSSF Registration in Uganda is mandated by Government to provide social security services to employees in Uganda.
Obtaining Petroleum Products Haulage Permit for transportation of produce
Petroleum Products Haulage Permit issued by DPR is required for the transportation of petroleum derivatives such as gasoline transported by…
Change of Company name in Nigeria; Application to Approval
Change of Company name in Nigeria is a more exhaustive process, find out the intricacies and ensuring a rapid process