Trademark: Appeal Court affirms N10m judgment against Facebook

For an umpteenth time, the Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal, has dismissed an appeal filed by Facebook Inc and Facebook Ireland Limited against the Judgment of Justice Ayokunle Faji of the Federal High Court, Lagos, which ordered Facebook to pay sum of N10 million to a Nigerian firm, Double Paws Enterprises, as damages for unlawfully interfering with the firm’s trademark use. The three man-panel led by Justice Abdullahi Muhamud Bayero, dismissed the appeal for being fundamentally flawed. The Nigerian firm, Double Paws Enterprise, had sometime in July, 2017,…

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Court remands smuggler of N30bn worth of Cocaine

A Lagos Federal High Court, today, remanded one, Onyejegbu Ifesinachi Jennifer, for unlawfully importing 28.850 kilograms of cocaine with the market value of N30 billion, from Brazil to Nigeria. Justice Muhammad Liman ordered the remand of the woman, after she pleaded not guilty to one count charge of engaging in the illicit act. Jennifer was arraigned before the court presided over by Justice Muhammad Liman, by the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). NDLEA lawyer, Mr. Abu Ibrahim, told the court that the defendant was arrested with the banned substance…

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Court grants NDLEA approval to destroy explosive-laden container

A Lagos Federal High Court, on Monday, granted the request of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to destroy a 1×20 feet container housing 381 bags of Ammonium Nitrate, a Chemical used in producing explosive. Th court presided by Justice Ayokunle Faji, gave NDLEA the permission to destroy the said chemical, after listening to the submission of the agency’s lawyer, Mr. Fingere Owen Dinneys, for who argued an exparte application and affidavit in support for the order. In pleading to Justice Faji for the order, Barrister Dinneys told the…

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N69.4bn debt: Possessory Order on Jimoh Ibrahim’s seized assets stays- AMCON

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja who presided over the case between the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) and Barrister Jimoh Ibrahim on Monday February 22, 2021 reviewed the order of January 4, 2021 without prejudice to the power of AMCON to appoint a Receiver. In the same vein, Justice Abang did not challenge the powers of AMCON under Section 48 of the AMCON Act as amended to appoint a Receiver to manage the assets of Jimoh Ibrahim who is also the Chief promoter of Global…

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Police drags Air Peace customer to Court for attempted aircraft hijacking, other charges

…As Judge Recuses self from suit due to unprofessional conduct of customer’s counsel The Nigeria Police Force has dragged a businesswoman Mrs. Nneka Ogbonna to court on a two-count charge of aircraft hijacking and flight disruption on an Air Peace flight scheduled to depart Lagos for Warri on December 10, 2019. The passenger had caused a delay of over 80 minutes on the flight by refusing to disembark from the Aircraft as ordered by the pilot following a series of extremely disturbing and disorderly conducts exhibited by her. This is…

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NLC issues 14-days ultimatum to Turkish Airlines, Caverton Helicopters, rejects concession of Nigeria’s airports

The National Executive Council, NEC, of the Nigeria Labour Congress , NLC has issued a 14-day ultimatum to the management of Turkish Airlines and Caverton Helicopters to reinstate all sacked trade union executives and desist from further anti-union actions. The Union condemned the case of the sack of trade union executives by Turkish Airline and the anti-unionization stance of Caverton Helicopters The NLC also deplored the industrial tyranny by Turkish Airlines and Caverton Helicopters. Arising from its regular meeting on February 17, 2021 held at the Nigeria Air Force (NAF),…

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Court sentences serial criminal to 4 years imprisonment for unlawful dealing in Indian Hemp

Justice Ayokunle Faji of the Federal High Court Lagos has convicted and sentenced one Osaro Egberamwen a.k.a. Osas, to four years Imprisonment, for unlawful dealing in 240 grams of cannabis sativa, popularly called Indian hemp. The judge also convicted and sentenced one Okpa Perpetual Sixtus, who was hired by Osas, to smuggle the said banned weed into the Ikoyi facility’s of Nigerian Correctional Services (NCoS), to four months imprisonment. The two convicts were charged before the court sometimes in 2020 before the court on a two-count charge of conspiracy and…

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AGF charges 2 Italians, firm for forging Nigerian businessman signature, documents

The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) has dragged two Italians, Mr. Paolo Brono and Gianfranco Albertazzi before a Lagos Federal High Court, over alleged forging of a Nigeria Businessman’s signature and his company’s documents. Charged alongside the two foreigners before Justice Muhammad Liman’s led court is their company, Borini Promo & Company and one A. Prono, said to be at large. AGF in a charged marked FHC/L/338c/2020, accused the Italians of forging the signature of one  Christopher Uzodike, as well as forging several invoices belonging to his company,  Land Technology Limited.…

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NTA, NCAC collaborate to combat menace of rape

The Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) have resolved together to tackle the menace of rape in Nigeria. The director-general, National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe and the director-general, Nigerian Television Authority, Mallam Yakubu Ibn Mohammed made this resolution when the NCAC boss paid a courtesy call on his counterpart in NTA headquarters Abuja. Runsewe started that the efforts of NTA on the issues of rape in Nigeria has drastically reduced the rate of rape as indicated by statistics from…

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ATBOWATON urges LASG to name Falomo or Ikorodu Ferry Terminals after Jakande

Photo Caption: Wife of late Jakande, Alhaja Abimbola, Mr. Gani Tarzan Balogun and ATBOWATON Lagos chapter chairman, Honourable Lawal, during the visit. President, Association of Tourist Boat Operators and Water Transporters of Nigeria (ATBOWATON), Mr Gani Tarzan Balogun has called on Lagos State Government to name either Falomo or Ikorodu Ferry Terminals after late Lateef Jakande, first civilian Governor of Lagos State. Mr Balogun explained that the late Jakande institutionalized the construction of jetties across the riverine communities in the state, thereby opening up the Lagos littoral communities to development…

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