Piracy, armed robbery in Gulf of Guinea and other Maritime Offences Act 2019
The increasing rise in piracy in the Gulf of Guinea has become alarming. Until recently, the concern about piracy has been the Gulf of Eden operated by Somalia pirates; however, piracy has witnessed a drastic shift to the Gulf of Guinea.
Rising rate of piracy worry filmmakers, investors
Stakeholders in the nation’s movie industry, including producers, directors, marketers, and investors have decried the worsening spate of piracy in the sector, with offenders allegedly operating without fear of being arrested or punished.
Business and accountable governance obligations of leadership
This is not an auspicious time to be asked to give a talk on any aspect of our national life. On a regular day, we may find seven to eight separate stories on any page of any of the national newspapers and all stories would all be negative – filled with bizarre stories of piracy, insurrection, militancy, armed robbery, kidnapping...
Banky W Has The Perfect Response To Budding Musician Boasting About Piracy
Nigerian musician and actor, Banky W took a fan back to school to read him the harsh implication of piracy on an artist's work and creativity. This was following a post by the entertainer about the film, 'Up North' in which he stars as the lead character now being available on Netflix. Following the social…
Regulators want public, private partnership to curb piracy
To combat counterfeiting and piracy in Nigeria, regulators have advocated synergy between the public and private sectors in the country. They noted that a strong intellectual property regime would boost Nigeria’s investment climate, which would enhance economic growth.
Copyright commission warns schools against pirated books
Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) has vowed to prosecute institutions and schools that use pirated books. It said it would work with the Nigerian Publishers Association (NPA) to explore ways of creating safe corridors for the distribution of legitimate books. Mr John Asein, NCC director-general in a statement to mark the World Book and Copyright Day,…
Combating piracy on Nigerian waters
Globally, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) Piracy Reporting Centre, based in Singapore, recorded 201 incidents of maritime piracy and armed robbery in 2018, up from 180 in 2017.
‘Maritime powers should curb piracy in West Africa’
Worried by the lingering insecurity of ships and crew on the West African waters, international ship owners, under the auspice of Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO), have called for more collaboration with maritime powers to combat the lingering sea pirates in the Gulf of Guinea. BIMCO, in its latest report said maritime powers,…
Pirates Hijack Genevieve Nnaji's "Lionheart"
Many Nigerians home and abroad were thrilled when news that Genevieve Nnaji's directorial debut film, "Lionheart" had been acquired by international streaming platform, Netflix. The acquisition made the film, the first Nollywood film to achieve such a feat and everyone could not wait to watch the film that had gained such international buzz and acclaim…
Williams: Nollywood needs to make evergreen movies to outsmart pirates
From imitating actors he used to watch on TV in his teen years, Oreofe Oludare Adeyemi Williams developed passion for acting. And to live this passion to its fullest, he gained admission into Olabisi Onabanjo University to study dramatic literature. When he left school, he lectured for some time before launching out into the big…
NCC threatens to shut down illegal broadcast stations over piracy, theft
Officals of the Nigerian Copyrights Commission (NCC) have threatened to shut down ABG Communications and QQTV Digital Satellite Station for piracy and illegal broadcast of foreign television contents, after a surveillance visit to the transmission site in Kaduna. Led by the NCC Director of Enforcement, Mr. Augustine Amodu, the Commission’s team visited the illegal transmission…