NCC Arrests Two Book Pirates, Seizes Infringing Works
    Sample of the impounded drama book, “The Hollow godsend” by B. B. Suleiman, published by Daughters Place Publishers   Two book piracy suspects, Mrs Anakwue Josehpine and Mrs Alheri Abba have been arrested by operatives of Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) during an anti-piracy operation carried out at... Read more
Covid-19: Nigeria’s Revenue from Oil Exports In 9 Months, Down 41%
 Revenue from oil export fell by 41.44 percent in the first nine months of 2020, compared to the amount recorded in the corresponding period of 2019. Statistics garnered from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation ( NNPC) revealed that Nigeria’s oil revenue fell from $3.47 billion in the first three... Read more
NIN Registration: FG Extends Deadline for Blocking SIM Cards by 3 Weeks
The deadline for the registration of National Identification Number (NIN) by telecommunication service subscribers has been extended by  three weeks  by the Federal Government. The ministry of communications and digital economy made this known  in a statement on Monday. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) had given telecommunications companies a... Read more
ADR, Solution to Protracted Copyright Litigation – WIPO, NCC
John Asein, DG, NCC   Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) has urged stakeholders in the entertainment industry to leverage the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanism for speedy resolution of disputes in view of the time consuming, cost intensive and highly technical nature of copyright and intellectual property (IP) litigations. The... Read more
Stiff Sanctions Await Telecom Operators over Failure to Block  SIM Cards
    The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said that stiff sanctions await  telecommunications  operators in the country which fail to block in two weeks,  from today  ,  SIM cards that are not registered with the National Identity Numbers (NIN). It warned that the penalty for any telecom operators... Read more
Copyright: US Embassy Boosts Anti-Piracy Drive, Donates Equipment to NCC
  Director, INL, US Embassy, Mr. James Jewett II (L) and DG NCC, Mr. John O. Asein, exchange the signed handover document during the presentation of working tools to the NCC at the Commission’s Headquarters Abuja.       Nigeria’s  antipiracy campaign has been boosted by the United States... Read more
FG Says Nigeria Will Quit Economic Recession before April 2021
The Federal Government has said that Nigeria will exit by the first quarter of 2021, its  latest  economic recession, which is the  second in the 5 years of President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime . The Minister for Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, who  stated this yesterday said... Read more
Exchange Rate:Why Naira Crashed to N470 to $1 at Parallel Market
Fuel Price Speculated to Rise to N200 per Litre ThisYear Due to the decline in Nigeria’s foreign  reserves, and the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries(OPEC) forecast, that the request for crude oil  by the consuming nations will fall in 2001 among other factors , the naira has continued its... Read more
FG Insists on Support for Okonjo-Iweala till  Emergence  as  WTO DG
Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala   Sequel to the United States lack of support  for  Nigeria ‘s former Finance and Economy Minister  , Dr Ngozi Okonjo- Iweala, for the plum job of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Director General, The Federal Government has promised to engage relevant stakeholders to ensure that... Read more
US  Witholds Backing for Okonjo-Iweala as Next WTO DG
The US has refused to give its consent to Ngozi- Okonjo Iweala, Nigeria’s former  Finance  and Economy Minister and  a front-runner  candidate in the race  to head the World Trade Organization, defying the body’s other 160 member nations and leaving the outcome of the race uncertain. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala,  has... Read more