Tag "piracy"

    Publisher threatens to sue Jumia over pirated copies of Olusegun Adeniyi’s book

Publisher threatens to sue Jumia over pirated copies of Olusegun Adeniyi’s book

Bookcraft Limited, a publishing firm, has threatened to sue Jumia over pirated copies of "From Frying Pan to Fire", a book authored by Olusegun Adeniyi.In a letter dated August 21, solicitors of the publishing firm accused Jumia of selling plagiarised copies of the book.The publisher said the author has demanded that the work be taken down from the company's online [...]

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    Nigeria loses $1.5bn to piracy monthly, says Dogara

Nigeria loses $1.5bn to piracy monthly, says Dogara

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says Nigeria loses an estimated sum of $1.5 billion to piracy monthly.Dogara said this on Monday while opening a public hearing on the bill to amend the maritime operations coordinating board act.The speaker said according to 2012 reports, the number of vessels attacked in the West African sub-region had reached a world [...]

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    In six months you’ll no longer be harassed in our waters, Amaechi assures shippers

In six months you’ll no longer be harassed in our waters, Amaechi assures shippers

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, has assured shippers that Nigerian waters will be a lot safer in six months time.The minister said the country will spend $186m to combat piracy in a bid to safeguard its waters and vessels moving in and out of the country.He made the disclosure on Thursday while delivering a speech at Nor-Shipping’s inaugural Africa Podium in Oslo, [...]

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    Tony Elumelu Foundation, FG sign MOU to transform creative industries

Tony Elumelu Foundation, FG sign MOU to transform creative industries

Tony Elumelu, the founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, says the creative industry presents an opportunity to diversify Nigeria’s economy that is largely dependent on oil.He said this on Tuesday at the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) and the ministry of information.Elumelu said there is a need to revive the national [...]

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    Yemi Shodimu a ‘one-man army’ against Piracy

Yemi Shodimu a ‘one-man army’ against Piracy

Nigerian actor and broadcaster Yemi Shodimu has been on a one-man mission to sanitise the streets of Lagos of pirated movies.For the past few days, Yemi has taken it upon himself to accost street vendors in Lagos peddling pirated movies. He has been  posting evidence of his one-man raids on social media with seized copies of Kunle Afolayan’s movie October [...]

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    Amputate pirates, Stella Monye proposes

Amputate pirates, Stella Monye proposes

Veteran singer, Stella Monye, has a short-cut to fighting piracy: amputation.She told NAN on Wednesday that amputation of the hands for those who engage in the piracy of intellectual property is the best way to curb the scourge.Monye said it was only when drastic steps were taken that piracy could be reduced to the barest minimum."If their fingers are cut, [...]

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