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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Report relied upon by CBN, NDIC to remove Intercontinental Bank CEO not perfect -NDIC

The prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of Dr. Erastus Akingbola, former managing director of Intercontinental Bank Plc, Paul Akali, today told the court that the report that the Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN) and Nigerian Deposits Insurance Corporation (NDIC) used in removing Akingbola were not perfect. Akali also told Justice Ayokunle Faji led-court that as at the time the bank was taken over by the CBN and NDIC, it was not a failed or failing bank. Akali, an official of Nigerian Deposits Insurance Corporation (NDIC) made the assertions while being…

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3 men remanded for alleged pipeline vandalism

Three men, Yusuf Waheed 31, Rasheed Ajibade, 40 and a 32 year-old Omoh Okpeku, were today, remanded in the facility of Nigerian Correctional Services, for alleged vandalizing petroleum pipeline, by a Federal High Court, Lagos. Justice Ayokunle Faji, ordered the remand of the three men, after their plea were taken on the charges of conspiracy, pipeline vandalism and unlawful dealing in petroleum products, leveled against them by the Office of IGP Special Task Force on Petroleum and illegal bunkering, Force Headquarters, Abuja. Arraigning the three defendants, the prosecutor, Mr. Kingsley…

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Court fixes Feb. 7 to decide alleged smugglers of arms’ no-case-submissions

Justice Ayokunle Faji of a Federal High Court, Lagos, has fixed February 7, 2020, for ruling a no-case-submission filed by alleged smugglers of 661 pump action rifles. The alleged smugglers who filed no-case-submission after the prosecution had closed its case against them are: Hassan Mahmud, Salisu Abdulahi Danjuma, alongside Donatus Ezebunwa Achinulo. Hassan, Danjuma and Achinulo alongside Oscar Okafor and Matthew Okoye, said to be at large and a limited liability company, Mahmud Hassan Trading Company Limited, are being tried before Justice Faji led-court on charges bordering on conspiracy, smuggling of prohibited…

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Trader sues Saraki, Atiku, others over unauthorised use of photographs on campaign billboards

A Lagos-based trader, Mrs Amuda Adeleke, has instituted a suit before a Federal High Court, Lagos, against the former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki who was the director-general of the Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation during the 2019 General Election, for using her picture on campaign billboards without her consent. Joined in the suit marked FHC/L/CS/./19, were the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), the party’s presidential flag bearer and his Vice, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Mr Peter Obi. The trader, Amuda, in the suit filed by her counsel, Kingsley Iheakaram, is claiming…

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Federal High Court Judge, Faji buries dad

The burial of Venerable Josiah Oladele Faji, father of a Nigeria’s Federal High Court Judge, Justice Ayokunle Faji, commenced on Tuesday. Late Faji, a priest in the Anglican Communion, passed on in the month of August, at the age of 90 years. Burial arrangements according to a family source started from Tuesday, Oct. 29, by with service of songs by YMCA and YWCA, at Saint Paul Anglican Church, Alakara, Mushin, Lagos, by 5p.m. There will also be a wake keep service at the same venue on Wednesday, by 5p.m. On…

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Arrest warrant: Innoson boss, 2 others absence in court again

The scheduled arraignment of the chairman/chief executive officer of Innoson Nigeria Limited, Mr Innocent Chukwuma and three others before justice Ayokunle Faji of the Federal High Court, Lagos, could not go on again today, as the defendants again refused to show up, despite warrant of arrest issued against him. Others affected by the court order who also failed to shoe up in court today are: Charles Chukwu, and Anajekwu Sunny. Inspector-General of Police has slammed a four count-charge of conspiracy, forgery and fraud to the tune of N2.4 billion against Innocent…

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Disputed Debt: Honeywell not indebted to Ecobank- Court

.. We are appealing judgment -Ecobank A Federal High Court sitting  in Lagos over the weekend , held  that Honeywell Flour Mills Plc and its sister companies; Anchorage Leisures Limited and Siloam Global Limited are no longer indebted to Ecobank Nigeria Limited. Justice Ayokunle Faji made the declaration while delivering judgement in a suit filed by Honeywell Group against Ecobank Limited. Following a dispute over an alleged indebtedness of N5.5 billion to Ecobank Limited, Honeywell Group and its sister companies instituted a suit seeking court’s declaration that they were not…

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