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Music Publishers Association of Nigeria Makes Urgent Request to NCC to Reverse COSON Suspension

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The Music Publishers Association of Nigeria (MPAN) makes an urgent appeal to the Nigerian Copyright Commission to reverse its decision to suspend The Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON). I agree that the NCC should reverse COSON’s suspension, at this point. However, I stress that it is imperative that a newly constituted COSON board is in place before or by the …

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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 …