Corporate Secretaryship


Part  One:  The  Secretary, Directors  and Members

Chapter  One:  The Role of the Company  Secretary

1.1          Requirement  to Appoint  a Company Secretary

1.2          The Nature  of the Roles, Functions  and Duties of the Company Secretary

1.3          Appointment  and Qualification of a Company    Secretary

1.4          Removal of a Company Secretary

1.5          The Status of  the Company Secretary

1.6          Core Duties of the Company Secretary

1.7          Liabilities of a Company Secretary


Chapter Two:  Company Directors

2.1  Who is a Director

2.2  Appointment  of Directors

2.3  Who Can be Appointed  a Director

2.4  Types of Directors

2.5   Vacation of the Office of a Directo’r

2.6  Directors’  Service Contract

2.7  Transactions with Directors

2.8  Directors’  Duties

2.9   Directors’Report

2.10 Directors’  Interest in Shares

2.11 Powers of Directors

2.12 Liabilities of Directors


Chapter  Three:  Members  I

3.1   Conditions  for Membership

3.2  Types of Shareholders

3.3  Capacity to be a Member

3.4  Members’  Rights, Duties and Liabilities


Chapter  Four:  Members  II

4.1  Register of Members

4.2  Shareholders’  Involvement


Part Two:  Compliance

Chapter Five: Company  Formation

5.1          The Corporate Affairs Commission

5.2          Registered Companies

5.3           Registration of Companies

5.4          Documents    to be Filed  with  the Registrar

5.5          Certificate   of  Incorporation

5.6          Re-registration    of  Companies

5.7          Company   Searches


Chapter Six:  The  Memorandum and Articles of Association

6.1           Clauses  in the  Memorandum    of  Association

6.2          The Company’s   Name

6.3          The Registered   Office

6.4          The Object  Clause

6.5            Articles  of  Association


Chapter Seven: Statutory Registers and  Returns                                                        

7.1     Forms   of  Registers

7.2     General   Safeguards  Against  Falsification   of  Registers

7.3     Changes  and Alterations   in the Registers

7.4     Annual  Returns

7.5     Company   Seal


Chapter  Eight:   The  Regulation of  Listed  Companies

8.1          Securities  and  Exchange   Commission    (SEC)  and  Its Functions

8.2          Registration   of  Securities

8.3          Corporate   Responsibility   of  Public  Companies   with  Regard  to Registered     Securities

8.4          The  Nigerian   Stock  Exchange   (“The  Stock  Exchange”)

8.5          Types  of  Public  Issues

8.6          Initial  Consideration    Before  a Public  Issue


Chapter Nine:   Mergers, Takeovers and Acquisitions                                                 

9.1     Meaning  of  a Merger

9.2     Takeover

9.3     Acquisition   of  Shares  of  Dissenting   Shareholders

9.4     Establishment,    Jurisdiction,    Authority   and  Procedure   of  the Investments

and  Securities  Tribunal


Chapter Ten:  Annual Reports, Accounts and Auditors

10.1        Legal  Requirement    to Keep     and        Produce               Accounts

10.2        Accounting    Records

10.3        Auditors

10.4        Audit  Committee


Chapter Eleven:  Corporate Governance                                                                      

11.1        Development    of  Corporate    Governance

11.2        Code  of  Corporate    Governance

11.3        Nigeria’s  Codes  of  Corporate    Governance

11.4        Company   Secretary’s   Roles in Corporate   Governance

11.5        Corporate    Governance    Report


Chapter  Twelve:  Winding  Up  and  Dissolution                                                                   

12.1    Voluntary Liquidation

12.2    Compulsory    Liquidation

12.3    Winding  up by the  Court

12.4    Final  Meeting  and  Dissolution

12.5    General  Terms  Used  in Connection    with  Company   Recovery  and  Insolvency


12.5.1      Administration     Order

12.5.2      Receiver

12.5.3      Liquidator


Part  Three:  Shares  and  Debentures

Chapter  Thirteen:    Shares  and   Share   Capital


13.2        Determining       a Company’s   Capital  Structure

13.3         Allotment   and  Issue  of  Shares

13.4         Forfeiture   and  Cancellation   of  Issued  Shares  (Section  140 of  CAMA)


Chapter  Fourteen:    Share   Registration

14.1    Share  Certificate

14.2    The  Form  and  Content   of  Share  Certificate

14.3    Transfer   and Transmission    of  Shares

14.4    The  Duties  of  the Secretary  in Relation  to Share  Transfer

14.5    The  Stock  Exchange   Transfer   and  Settlement   System  –  Central

Securities  Clearing  System  (CSCS)


Chapter  Fifteen:   Dividends

15.1    Meaning  of  Dividend

15.2    Procedure    for Payment   of  Dividends


Chapter  Sixteen:   Debentures

16.1    Features  of  Debentures

16.2    Types  of  Debentures

16.3    Procedure    for Conversion    of  Debentures

16.4    Redemption    of  Debentures

16.5    Charges


Part  Four:   Meetings and  Resolutions

Chapter Seventeen: Meaning of Meetings and  Requirements

17.1        The Requirements  of a Valid Meeting

17.2        Constituting  a Meeting

17.3        Conduct d110   Procedure  at Meetings

17.4        Resolutions and Minutes

17.5        Practical Steps in Writing Minutes


Chapter Eighteen:   Types  of Meetings

18.1   Annual  General Meeting (AGM)

18.2   Class Meeting

18.3    Extraordinary    General   Meeting

18.4    Board  Meeting


Part Five:  Appendices

Appendix I

Appendix  II

Appendix III

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