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Noble Igwe Criticized for Urging EFCC to Arrest “Yahoo Boys” Who Use Record Labels as a Front for Fraudulent Activities

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“Noble Igwe, a Nigerian blogger, ignited a commotion on social media Saturday, hours after calling on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to intensify its crackdown on financial crimes culprits. On Friday, the EFCC said its operatives raided a nightclub in Ikoyi, Lagos, and arrested about a dozen suspected Internet fraudsters, widely known locally as ‘Yahoo Boys.’ Ten vehicles …

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#Headies2018 – Aramide, Ebiye & Sexism in Nigeria’s Music Industry

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The Headies considered Nigeria’s most prestigious music awards event, was held over the weekend in Lagos at the Eko Hotel & Suites Convention Center. The awards had 18 categories and about 70 nominees. Of the 70 nominees, 10 were women and 6 of them walked away with awards for the evening. One such woman was Aramide, a singer, and songwriter. …

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Bravo! NCC suspends COSON’s license, places the interests of artists, FIRST! @CopyrightComm

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A big hats off to the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) for showing great leadership today by suspending the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON)’s license until COSON follows the law and places the interest of artists, its constituents, as its utmost priority. Per my previous writing which you can read here, COSON was making a mockery of artists’ rights and the …

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Nigerian Copyright Commission Director Issues Statement Regarding COSON Board Leadership Crisis

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Read the detailed press statement from the Director General of the Nigerian Copyright Commission addressing the leadership crisis within the COSON Board and threatening to step in, if necessary, to put an end to it. -Ms. Uduak TEXT OF PRESS BRIEFING BY THE DIRECTOR GENERAL, NIGERIAN COPYRIGHT COMMISSION, MR. AFAM EZEKUDE, ON THE DISPUTE IN THE GOVERNING BOARD OF COPYRIGHT …

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Watch Entertainment Law in Nigeria with Nollywood Veteran RMD @RMofeDamijo

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It’s Friday and a great time for a ‘Flashback Friday’ video featuring the Nigerian Bar Association’s (NBA) 11th Annual Business Law Conference’s panel session titled, ‘The Changing Face of the Entertainment Industry – Prospects and Opportunities.’ Hosted by popular actor and filmmaker Richard Mofe-Damijo aka RMD (who is also a lawyer), the session saw some AML lawyer subscribers as part …

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#Grammys2018: Watch Industry Stakeholders Speak at the Congressional Hearing on ‘Music Policy Issues: A Perspective From Those Who Make It’

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“On Jan. 26 in New York City, the full House Judiciary Committee conducted a field hearing titled “Music Policy Issues: A Perspective From Those Who Make It.” Held at ranking member Jerry Nadler’s (D-N.Y.) alma mater, Fordham University School of Law, the all-star, all-music panel of witnesses included singer/songwriter Aloe Blacc, platinum-selling producer Mike Clink, country songwriter Tom Douglas, three-time …

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Grammys 2018: Entertainment Law Initiative® Announces Winner of Writing Competition

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The 20th annual Entertainment Law Initiative® Event & Scholarship Presentation has announced the winner and runnerup of its Writing Competition. The winner is Rebecca Pollack, a law student at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon, who wrote a paper titled “The DMCA Safe Harbors?” The runner-up is Megan Abner, a law student at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of …