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Sanctions for non-compliance with filings with the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRCN).

June 14, 2019 Read

Do foreign brands need to trademark their brands in Nigeria?

June 14, 2019 Read

Must a company allot all its shares at incorporation?

June 14, 2019 Read

I don’t like my current given birth name? How do I change it?

June 14, 2019 Read

Does a water packaging business require SON certification?

June 14, 2019 Read

Do i need a permit to convert a residential premise to commercial in Lagos State?

June 14, 2019 Read

How can my company get a SCUML certificate?

June 14, 2019 Read

Can the same person be both Board Chairman and CEO?

June 10, 2019 Read

What is SCUML certificate?

June 06, 2019 Read

What does it mean for a company to be limited by guarantee?

June 06, 2019 Read

What kind of businesses or company names require special consent?

June 06, 2019 Read

Is a Business Name a company?

June 06, 2019 Read

What is a shareholders Agreement? and what are the benefits of having one?

June 06, 2019 Read

I just got married, how do I change my name to my husbands name and make it reflect on all my certificates?

June 06, 2019 Read

Can I trademark my business name? what are the benefits?

June 06, 2019 Read

Can a company have shares in reserve?

June 06, 2019 Read

Significance of a Company Seal

May 09, 2019 Read

How to register a debenture in Nigeria

May 09, 2019 Read

Duty of a company to register charges in

May 09, 2019 Read

What is a Debenture? And what are the rights of debenture holders?

May 09, 2019 Read

How to remove a deceased proprietor(s) from a Business Name

May 09, 2019 Read

How to register a company without shares?

May 09, 2019 Read

Who is a CEO?

May 09, 2019 Read

Benefits of registering a business with the Corporate Affairs Commission

May 09, 2019 Read

Remuneration of directors in Nigeria

May 07, 2019 Read

Registration of charges in Nigeria.

May 06, 2019 Read

What is a Debenture Trust Deed and when is it necessary?

May 06, 2019 Read

How is transmission of shares done in Nigeria?

May 06, 2019 Read

What is a resident permit/ when do I need one in Nigeria?

May 07, 2019 Read

Which people make up the members of a company?

April 11, 2019 Read

Registration of patent: what are the benefits?

April 11, 2019 Read

What is share capital?

April 11, 2019 Read

Who makes up a company’s board?

March 26, 2019 Read

What is the difference between a company limited by guarantee and an incorporated trustee? 

April 01, 2019 Read

Who can be a trustee of a Non-Profit Organisation?

March 25, 2019 Read

What is a certificate of Good standing?

March 25, 2019 Read

Do I need a permit to advertise in Lagos?

April 01, 2019 Read

Do I need a permit for my company’s board in Lagos state?

March 25, 2019 Read

Do I need a permit to advertise or use a signage in Lagos?

April 01, 2019 Read

Is a Partnership Agreement different from a Shareholders Agreement?

April 01, 2019 Read

Does using a Notary Public or a Commissioner for Oath serve the same purpose?

June 14, 2019 Read

Conversion of your Unlimited Company to A limited Liability Company in Nigeria

March 26, 2019 Read

Can a company buy its own shares?

March 26, 2019 Read

Forfeiture of shares based on refusal of members to respond to call on shares

March 26, 2019 Read

Call on and payment for shares

March 26, 2019 Read

Issue of shares at a discount

March 26, 2019 Read

Does my company need a SCUML certificate?

April 01, 2019 Read

How to change my company from a public company to a private company in Nigeria

March 26, 2019 Read

Can I convert my shares into stock?

March 26, 2019 Read

Does payment for shares have to be in cash?

March 26, 2019 Read

Issuing company shares at a premium

April 01, 2019 Read

How do companies allot shares?

March 26, 2019 Read

Can I change my company from a private company to a public company? (LTD/LLC – PLC)

June 14, 2019 Read

Why we are supporting young female entrepreneurs

October 24, 2018 Read

What is a MEMART (Memorandum and Articles of Association)?

March 26, 2019 Read

Who is a promoter?

March 26, 2019 Read

How to obtain Money Lenders License in Lagos state

April 01, 2019 Read

Trademark validity and renewal

March 26, 2019 Read

Can I register my trademark in multiple classes?

March 26, 2019 Read

How to record a trademark assignment at the Registry

March 26, 2019 Read

How to assign a trademark

March 26, 2019 Read

Can I assign my trademark to another person/business?

April 01, 2019 Read

How long do i have my trademark for?

April 01, 2019 Read

Certificate of good standing

October 19, 2018 Read

Must my company secretary be a lawyer?

April 01, 2019 Read

Who is a shareholder?

October 19, 2018 Read

What is a shareholder’s agreement?

October 19, 2018 Read

Articles of Association of a company

October 19, 2018 Read

CAC and 618 Bees offers discount on Business Name registration!!!

October 19, 2018 Read

90 days discount on Business Name registration!!!!

October 19, 2018 Read

What is a restricted name?

October 19, 2018 Read

How to form a group company.

October 19, 2018 Read

Can I use the word “holding” in my company name?

October 19, 2018 Read

Why are companies delisted?

October 19, 2018 Read

What is a prohibited name?

October 19, 2018 Read

How can i recover my lost certificate of incorporation from the Corporate Affairs Commission(CAC)?

October 19, 2018 Read

How can i reduce the share capital of my company?

April 01, 2019 Read

How can i get my foreign company to operate in Nigeria without registering it?

October 19, 2018 Read

Who is a trustee?

October 19, 2018 Read

What is a certificate of incorporation?

October 19, 2018 Read

Do incorporated trustees need to file Annual Returns?  

October 19, 2018 Read

How to dissolve a foundation in Nigeria

October 19, 2018 Read

Do foreign companies need to file Annual Reports?

October 19, 2018 Read

Who owns your website?

March 26, 2019 Read

How do I remove or add a Proprietor to my Business Name?

March 26, 2019 Read

How to register an NGO/Foundation in Nigeria

October 19, 2018 Read

How do i amend the constitution of my NGO/Foundation?

October 19, 2018 Read

Types of company registration in Nigeria

March 25, 2019 Read

Differences between Copyright and Trademark

March 25, 2019 Read

Differences and similarities between a company limited by guarantee and a Non-Governmental organisation

March 25, 2019 Read

How is a company limited by guarantee?

March 25, 2019 Read

Types of company registration in Nigeria.

March 25, 2019 Read

How to appoint or remove a Company Secretary.

March 25, 2019 Read

ARE DIRECTORS PAID SALARIES?

September 24, 2018 Read

ROTATION OF DIRECTORS

September 24, 2018 Read

What is the age requirement for a director in Nigeria?

April 01, 2019 Read

VOTING ON RESOLUTIONS AT COMPANY MEETINGS

September 24, 2018 Read

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY AND A PARTNERSHIP

September 24, 2018 Read

WHO OWNS YOUR WEBSITE?

September 24, 2018 Read

PARTNERSHIP VS. SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP

September 21, 2018 Read

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Frequently Asked

  • When are Annual Returns due for filing?

    A company’s first Annual Returns are due for filing after 18 months of its inception, subsequently it should be filed annually as the name implies. The filing dates could differ for each company depending on their financial year end but must be filed not later than 42 days after its Annual General Meeting.

    The Annual Returns for Business Names is due not later than the 30th of June each year except in the year the business was registered.

  • What is the first thing I must do to register a business in Nigeria?

    To register a business in Nigeria; you would need to conduct a name search of the business. You can achieve this using your CAC-CRP account.

  • What are the product categories available when registering with NAFDAC?

    The product categories include: Food, Cosmetics, Drug, Medical Device, Agro-Chemicals & Pesticide, Veterinary Products, Vaccines & Biologicals, Herbal and Nutraceuticals and Water

  • Is there a penalty for late renewal of registration of products with NAFDAC?

    Yes, there is a late renewal fee, which is dependent on the category of the product.

  • Who can be directors in my company?

    Any two adults can be directors in a company.

  • What is a trademark?

    A trademark can be any word, sign, symbol or graphic that you apply to your company, goods or services to distinguish them from those of your competitors; for example, a brand, product or company name, or logo. The trademark serves as a badge of origin for your business and its brands and products, and can consist of words, logos, slogans, colours and shapes, or a combination of all of these.

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