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NCC seizes over 1,600 copies of pirated books in Abuja

NCC seizes over 1,600 copies of pirated books in Abuja

The Nigeria Copyright Commission (NCC) has cracked down on illegal book vendors, seizing 1,600 copies of pirated books from four stores in Abuja, totaling more than N2 million. The Commission's effective anti-piracy operation was the result of intelligence obtained...

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Nigeria Start-Up Bill signed into law

Nigeria Start-Up Bill signed into law

The Nigeria Start-up Bill has been signed into law by President Buhari. This has led to the introduction of the Nigerian Start-up Act making it the nation's first piece of law aimed specifically at the registration and operation of start-ups. The Bill, which aims to...

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National Assembly passes COPYRIGHT ACT

National Assembly passes COPYRIGHT ACT

On 29 July 2022, the National Assembly passed the Copyright Bill. This follows the passing of the Bill by the House of Representatives on 27 July 2022 and the Senate on 6 April 2022. The new Bill provides for the effective regulation, protection and administration of...

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NIGERIA – Brand Africa 100 awards

NIGERIA – Brand Africa 100 awards

Brand Africa hosted the  12th annual Brand Africa 100: Africa’s Best Brands 2022 awards in Lagos, Nigeria on 26 May 2022, ranking the top 100 most admired brands in Africa. African brands have increased by 4-17% from an all-time low of 13% in 2020 and 2021. South...

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Nigerian Copyright Commission

Nigerian Copyright Commission

The Nigeria Copyright Commission, located in Abuja, destroyed pirated works in a public display in the state of Akwa Ibom, assisted by the State Waste Management Board.  The pirated works not only included books, CDs and the like, and also infringing items such as...

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COPYRIGHT BILL PASSED BY SENATE

COPYRIGHT BILL PASSED BY SENATE

On 6 April 2022, the Senate in Nigeria passed the Copyright Bill,which aims to ensure that copyright laws in Nigeria will be in line with best practices in respect of the regulation, protection and administration of copyright, especially in the digital economy, and to...

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