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Pay TV Content Pirates Leave Signal Owners Scratching Heads

The free rein enjoyed by pay television signal pirates across the country threatens genuine content owners, inhibits investments and is capable of suffocating the industry, writes Tolulope Ibukunoluwa Last weekend, a group by the name, Association of Cable Operators of Nigeria (ACON), urged the Federal Government to end the perceived …

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Lawmakers uncover alleged budget fraud at NDDC

Adewolu confirmed as NCC’s executive commissioner The House of Representatives has revealed that the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) is allegedly still operating on the 2018 budget approved by the National Assembly. Chairman of the House Committee on NDDC, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, made the revelation at the inaugural sitting of the …

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Nigeria loses $3bn to piracy yearly, says NCC

The Nigerian Copyright Commission says the country has been losing $3bn (N918tn) annually to the activities of pirates, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. The Director-General of the commission, John Asein,  made the disclosure at the 2019 World Intellectual Property Day in Abuja on Friday. Asein, represented by Abdul TerKohol, …

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How NLC’s Picketing of MTN Violated Global ILO Rule

The violence that characterized the three-day picketing of MTN Nigeria by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) attracted condemnation from several quarters, especially from industry watchers, Nigerian workers, and affected MTN staff.     Members of the Nigeria Labour Congress displayed a level of irresponsibility by beating workers while picketing the …

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COSON And The Never-ending Drama

Story highlights COSON was officially birthed on May 20, 2010 and in nearly eight years has been riddled with more controversies than achievements. In the Beginning Following the failures and lacklustre set-up of past artiste representative bodies like The Nigeria Copyright Council, Music Collective Society of Nigeria (MCSN) and the …

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NCC raids Delta communities, seizes N25m materials

Ovie Okpare, Warri The Nigerian Copyright Commission on Thursday said it had seized pirated materials estimated at N25m during the commission’s raid of the Warri, Ughelli and Sapele areas of Delta State. It added that it granted amnesty to some suspected pirates, who were arrested by officials of the commission …

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NCC raids Delta communities, seizes N25m materials – Gistmaster

Ovie Okpare, Warri The Nigerian Copyright Commission on Thursday said it had seized pirated materials estimated at N25m during the commission’s raid of the Warri, Ughelli and Sapele areas of Delta State. It added that it granted amnesty to some suspected pirates, who were arrested by officials of the commission …

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Nigeria: How Piracy Is Wrecking Nigeria Entertainment Industry

Photo: Kerala9 and Tech Digest By Anthony Ada Abraham and Tunde Oguntola In this piece, ANTHONY ADA ABRAHAM and TUNDE OGUNTOLA examine the activities of pirates in Nigeria and how piracy has been wrecking the entertainment industry against the background of calls from stakeholders to curb the menace. The greatest …

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