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Davies Iyiegbu Secures Victory In Court Against Globacom Copyright Case

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Software Developer and founder of Study In Europe Mobile App Davies Iyiegbu has won his legal battle over the copyright infringement by Globacom Limited on his intellectual property for “ third party advertising on mobile recharge cards”N

A Nigerian federal high court ruled that Globacom Nigeria Limited infringed on the copyright of Mr. Davies by producing mobile phone recharge cards with third party advertisements.

The decision, made by the federal high court awarded damages in millions to be paid to the plaintiff, the original law suits was NGN 500,000,000 Million.

The Chamber of Paul C Ananamba ( SAN) , which sued Globacom in 2013 on behalf of Davies Iyiegbu, were determined to bring GLO to justice and set an exemplary deterrent to companies who thrive on Intellectual property theft.

That precedent is now established: the rights to create, design and run mobile recharge card advertising in Nigeria is officially awarded to Davies Iyiegbu.

“While we should make laws in the national assembly to protect valuable intellectual property such as that of Davies that can put Nigeria on a map, create jobs and boost economies, there is no indication that creators in Nigeria can reap from their inventions,”.

“The Copyright Act does not authorize any company to steal ideas of holders,” the court sitting in Lagos undoubtedly affirmed.

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In addition to the ruling in favor of Davies, the court slammed GLO for its actions and established that GLO received all the detailed fact sheet of the said business idea which was backed by videos, calls, email and copyright documents.

Davies Iyiegbu should be considered the author and copyright owner, and he shouldn’t be treated any differently from any other creator because his idea is valued in billions”

The judgement also established an injunction and a deterrent to other telecommunications network running or intending to run third party advertising on mobile recharge card without the consent of Davies Iyiegbu to desist with immediate effect.

This a landmark victory, one that every youth and well meaning Nigerian should be proud of and celebrate

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Nestlé Partners LBS to Promote Fact-Based Reporting Among Journalists

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Nestlé, one of the largest food and beverage companies in Africa has partnered the Lagos Business School for the 2020 Advancing Nutrition, Health and Wellness (NHW) training.

The event was held in a bid to promote fact-based reporting among journalists to enable them improve fact-based reporting on nutrition, health and wellness.

According to the Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Manager of Nestlé Nigeria, Victoria Uwadoka, the intervention was to equip journalists to carry out this essential role.

The media training which was virtual indeed came at a critical time when the public needs to be well informed on nutrition health and wellness to help curtail the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

“The essence of this training is to provide a platform for journalists to acquire knowledge and skills to improve fact-based storytelling to help their audiences and consumers get the right information to make the right nutrition and lifestyle choices to promote a healthier lifestyle,” Nwadoka affirmed.

In his part, the Director of the LBS Sustainability Centre, Professor Chris Ogbechie noted that building the capacity of the media is key to Nigeria’s achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, especially SDG3 – good health and well being.

“This is why LBS and Nestle Nigeria developed the Advancing NHW through the Media program to harness the impact the media can have through professional and innovative reporting on Nutrition Health and Wellness issues,” he added.

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Lagos State Acting Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms Abisola Olusanya inspects Imota Rice Mill

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The Acting Commissioner of Agriculture, Ms Abisola Olusanya was on an inspection visit to the Imota Rice Mill, Ikorodu today.

The Acting Commissioner’s visit to Imota was to inspect and gauge the level of progress of work done on the site – especially around equipment installation.

It is important to note that Civil work at the Rice Mill is already at about 85% completion, with just external work left to be completed.

 

Work is also ongoing on the casting of the treated water plants and the effluent treatment plant. Finishing touches are also being put on the VIP/Staff/Administrative buildings.

The installation of Mill lines is billed to commence by the end of this month.

Other parts of the construction work ongoing include the remaining 4 silos, boiler unit area and harvest dryers – all currently being assembled.

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How Vitafoam is responding to the COVID-19 fight

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Despite the huge challenge the COVID-19 pandemic is posing to businesses across the world and Nigeria, some corporate organisations are stepping up with laudable actions to support the government’s effort in the fight against the virus.

Vitafoam Nigeria Plc, one of the organisations that have responded to the fight, on Wednesday donated 100 units of mattresses and pillows to isolation centers through the Lagos State Government as the number of confirmed cases increases in Nigeria.

“As a Responsible Corporate Organization, we would also be playing our own part in fighting the spread as well as eradicating COVID-19, by giving out 100 units of Mattress and Pillows to the isolation centres through the Lagos State Government,” Vitafoam announced in a Twitter statement.

Nigeria presently has a total of 51 confirmed cases of COVID-19 – 48 are active, two have recovered while one death has been recorded.

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