Coronavirus and labour issues in aviation – A call for dialogue

By Comrade Ben K. Nnabue The break out and wild spread of corona virus has taken a heavy toll on aviation globally. From high exposure of airline and airport personnel, through the near total collapse of international travel, to the closure of some airports, it is very obvious that aviation has taken the hardest hit from this pandemic. The colossal losses arising from this state of affairs has created a very serious labour challenge. As the airlines, especially the international carriers, and the companies dependent on them count their losses,…

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Stanbic IBTC launches giveaway to reward customers during Easter

To mark this year’s Easter celebration, Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC, a subsidiary of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, has launched a giveaway to reward its esteemed customers. To participate in the promo, customers have to follow and engage with Stanbic IBTC on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to increase their chances of winning. The customers who actively engage with the content which will be posted on the financial institution’s social media platforms will be eligible to win the prizes which consist of vouchers valued at N10,000. The higher a customer engages Stanbic IBTC…

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Court fines Facebook N10m for unlawful trademark interference

A Federal High Court, Lagos, has ordered Facebook Inc and Facebook Ireland Limited to pay the sum of N10 million to a Nigerian firm, Double Paws Enterprise, as damages for unlawfully interfering with the use of the firm’s trademark.  Justice Ayokunle Faji, who presided over the court in a judgment delivered on Friday, also granted an order of perpetual injunction restraining Facebook from interfering with the plaintiff’s statutory rights under the trademark Act.  The Nigerian company, Double Paws Enterprise, had sometimes in July, 2017, instituted the suit marked  FHC/L/CS/1164/2017, against Facebook…

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Stanbic IBTC manager sued over alleged false information 

A branch manager of Stanbic IBTC Plc, Mrs Tomi Offor, has been dragged before an Igbosere Chief Magistrate’s Court, the Lagos State, for allegedly giving false information to the police, which culminated in the false imprisonment of the bank’s customer. Mrs Offor who is the branch manager of the bank at Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, was dragged before the court by an automobile expert, Mr. Ogunmuyiwa Sanni through his counsel, Gideon Okebu of GM George-Taylor & Co. Joined as Offor co-defendants in the suit marked MCL/345/2020, are: Stanbic IBTC Bank,…

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