NBS Says Food Prices Rose in August This Year
The prices of foods rose in August 2020, according to a report by the National Bureau of Statistics.(NBS). According to the NBS, selected food price watch data “reflected that the average price of one dozen of agric eggs medium size increased year-on-year by 3.70 per cent and month-on month... Read more
NCC, Vice Chancellors Set Agenda for Model IP Policy for Nigerian Universities
The first draft of an Intellectual Property (IP) Policy for Nigerian universities will soon be finalised by Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC), working with the Association of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (AVCNU) and the National Universities Commission (NUC). Director-General of NCC, Mr. John O. Asein and Secretary-General of the AVCNU,... Read more
UNILAG Pro-Chancellor, Babalakin Resigns , as FG Visitation Panel Submits Report
Sequel to his alleged disagreement with the Federal Government on the Visitation Panel it sent to the University of Lagos , Dr. Wale Babalakin (SAN), has resigned his appointment, as the Pro- Chancellor of the University of Lagos, even as the Visitation Panel set up to investigate the leadership... Read more
NCC Set to Enforce Copyright Regulations against  Duplicators
NCC  DG, John Asein   The Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC), in collaboration with relevant stakeholders, is poised to enforce the provisions of the Copyright (Optical Discs Plants) Regulations (ODR) against duplicators to ensure a level playing field and curb the spate of piracy in the nation’s optical discs industry.... Read more
DG NCC Calls for National Book Policy
Mr John Asein, DG, NCC   The Director-General of Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC), Mr. John O. Asein, has called on stakeholders in the book sector to work towards the formulation and adoption of a National Book Policy that would address the emerging issues in the sector. He made the... Read more
FG Orders Tertiary Hospitals to Replace Striking Doctors with NYSC Members
Tertiary hospitals have been directed by the Federal Government to engage the services of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members to replace striking resident doctors in the provision of   routine services. Minister of Health Dr Osagie Ehanire who gave the order in Abuja  said the measure is  to mitigate... Read more
FG Blames Fuel Price Hike ,New Electricity Tariff on COVID-19
President Muhammadu Buhari has attributed the recent increase in petrol pump price and electricity tariff across the country to the negative impact of the COVID- 19 Pandemic. Buhari who was represented by Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, made  this  clarification on Monday at the ministerial performance review retreat. He said... Read more
War against Piracy: NCC Arrests 15  In Lagos , Onitsha
Copies of suspected pirated prayer books, “The Chaplets of the Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ Devotion” impounded by Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) operative during anti-piracy raids carried out in Idumota and Ajegunle areas of Lagos on 28 August 2020.     Operatives of Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC)... Read more
NCC Charges Music Practitioners on Maximizing Benefits of Emerging Digital Platforms
NCC DG, John Asein   Director-General of Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC), Mr. John O. Asein, has challenged music practitioners and rights managers in the country to make necessary changes in their business models to enable them take advantage of new opportunities offered by emerging digital platforms to boost the... Read more
Anti-piracy: NCC Renews Partnership with Film and Video Censors Board
Executive Director, National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), Alhaji Adedayo Thomas (L) presenting some souvenirs to DG, NCC, Mr. John O. Asein on a courtesy visit to NFVCB Headquarters in Abuja.       Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) and National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) have committed... Read more