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…
At Lakotun, Kelani harps on fight against piracy as collaborative task
Alagba Tunde Kelani, the literary cinematographer and chairman of National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), has said the fight against piracy is a collaborative effort by Nigerian government and its citizenry. This was his take at the mid-year Edition of Yoruba Lakotun, a quarterly cultural renaissance show that held at Ethnic Heritage Centre, Ikoyi…
Film, video censors board vows to root out pirates
The latest enforcement drive embarked upon by the task force of the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) to rid creative industry of pirated and unlicensed works has begun to yield positive result.
FG walking its talks to stamp out piracy – Lai Mohammed
The minister said this when he declared open the first interface meeting of the Police and major stakeholders in the creative industry to fight piracy.