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Manger locked behind bars for pirating the Nigerian weekly law reports

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The Managing Director of Legal Crest Nigeria Limited, Lagos Island,has been remanded  in Ikoyi prison by an Igbosere magistrate’s court  for allegedly pirating the Nigerian weekly law reports.

The accused identified as Chidi Ofoekwe was arrested on the order of the DPO in charge of Lion Building Division, CSP Folashade Tanaruno following a complaint by the management of Nigerian Law Publishing Limited.

He was accused of printing and selling copies of the comprehensive index to Nigerian Weekly Law Report, 2015 volume one and two without the approval of the copyright owners.

Ofoekwe recently appeared before an Igbosere Magistrate Court on a three-count charge of felony to wit. printing copies of the Nigerian Weekly Law Reports , 2015 without the approval of the owners.

Police counsel, Friday Mammeh told the Court that the accused committed the alleged offence between 2016 and 2017 on Lagos Island, Lagos.

He said the accused unlawfully printed and displayed for sale copies of the comprehensive weekly law reports 2015 volume 1 and 2 without the counsel of the management of the Nigerian law publishing limited.

According to him, the accused met his Waterloo when he sold copies of the volume one and two to the management of Pinheiro L P Chambers and Integrity Solicitors who exposed him.

Mammeh said that the offences committed were punishable under section 411 of the criminal law of Lagos State, 2015 and 20 (1) (c) and 21 (2) of the copyright act cap C28 laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 2009 as applicable in Lagos State.

The plea of the accused was rejected by Magistrate, P. A. Adekomaiya who adjourned the case till 16 October 2017, pending an advice from the Office of the Directorate of Public Prosecution, DPP.

Source:( Linda Ikeji )

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Nigeria’s Economy May Emerge From Recession In 2021 Q1, Says Emefiele

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 Nigeria’s Economy May Emerge From Recession In 2021 Q1, Says Emefiele

CBN Governor – Godwin Emefiele

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has predicted that the nation’s economy may emerge from recession in the first quarter of 2021.

Recall that some days ago, Nigeria entered into recession for the second time since 2016.

CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, made the prediction on Friday during the 55th annual Bankers Dinner which held in Lagos.

He expressed that the expected economic growth was two per cent.

Also Read: Nigeria Will Exit Recession By First Quarter Of 2021 – Finance Minister

Emefiele said, “With the sustained implementation of our intervention measures, we do expect that the Nigerian economy could emerge from the recession by the first quarter of 2021.”

“We also expect that growth in 2021 would attain 2.0 per cent. However, downside risks remain, as restoration of full economic activities, particularly in service-related sectors, remains uncertain until a COVID vaccine is produced and made available to millions of people across the world.

“Second, with the significant rise in cases in advanced markets and the imposition of lockdowns in parts of Europe, concerns remain on the impact this could have on growth in advanced economies, commodity prices and the financial markets.”

He also called for measures to “insulate our economy from the impact of these shocks through our diversification efforts, while also working to ensure that we adhere to safety protocols in order to prevent a surge in COVID-19 related cases, as this could further cripple economic activities.

This prediction by the apex bank echoes the projection of the Minister for Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, who stated that Nigeria would exit recession in the first quarter of 2021.

 

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Shehu Sani Reacts To Hisbah’s Call For Scrapping Of Black Friday

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Shehu Sani Reacts To Hisbah's Call For Scrapping Of Black Friday

Shehu Sani

Former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has reacted to the call for the scrapping of the popular ‘Black Friday’sales by the Kano State Hisbah Board.

Recall that earlier on Friday, the board asked a radio station, demanding that it stops using the word “Black Friday” to refer to Friday.

Also Read: TECNO Stormed Computer Village with BBNaija’s OZO to Wrap up its Black Friday Sales Activities

The board explained that since Friday is regarded as a holy day in Islam, tagging it “Black Friday” is derogatory and a thus, should not be condoned.

Reacting to the statement, the former lawmaker from Kaduna described the threat by the Hisbah board as ‘nonsensical.”

He wrote:

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Court Orders Release Of Sen. Ndume From Kuje Prison

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Court Orders Release Of Sen. Ndume From Kuje Prison

Ali Ndume

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has granted bail to Senator Ali Ndume who was detained in prison on Monday following the failure to produce Abdulrasheed Maina in court.

This was made known by the presiding judge, Justice Okon Abang in a ruling on Friday, November 27.

Also Read: BREAKING: Court Fixes Date For Ndume’s Bail Application

He stated that he chose to grant the senator bail based on his record of good behaviour before the court, notwithstanding that the other grounds of his bail application failed.

Justice Abang granted bail to Senator Ndume pending the hearing and determination of the Borno South Senator’s appeal filed at the Court of Appeal to challenge Monday’s order.

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