Court restrains Lagos City F.M from broadcast of musical works, sound recordings belonging to COSON

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos presided by Honourable Justice I. N. Oweibo has given another big win to Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), the nation’s biggest Copyright Collective Management Organization. In a judgment delivered, Justice Oweibo granted a perpetual injunction restraining the Lagos based City F.M. 105.1 its agents, privies or servants from continuing to take and broadcast musical works and sound recordings belonging to the Plaintiff (COSON), the Plaintiff’s members, assignors and affiliates without payment of all outstanding royalties. Justice Oweibo’s Judgment follows several recent judgments won…

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Court convicts clearing agent over export of 19. 15kg of marijuana

A clearing agent, Uche Azubuike has been convicted and sentenced to four years imprisonment for conspiracy and attempt to export 19.15 Kilograms of Cannabis Sativa also known as marijuana, by a Lagos Federal High Court. The court presided over by Justice Nicholas Oweibo, convicted and sentenced the clearing agent, after he pleaded guilty to a two count-charge of conspiracy and unlawful export of the banned substance, made against him by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). The NDLEA through its prosecutor, Abu Ibrahim, told the court today, that the…

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NDLEA arraigns 4 men for trafficking In 484.5Kg of hard drugs

The men of National Drug Laws Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) arraigned four men before a Federal High Court, Lagos, for unlawful dealing in 484.580 kilograms of prohibited drugs. The four alleged drug dealers are:  Anyanwu Chika a.k.a. Aja; Udogwu James Johnson; Lawal Ismaila Lekan and Emele Promise Nnadozie. The defendants were separately charged on a count each, before the court presided over by Justice Nicholas Oweibo. Arraigning the defendants, the prosecutor, Barrister Abu Ibrahim, told the court that they were arrested with at different times with different banned substance, such as Cannabis; Cocaine and…

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Court strikes out Osborne Foreshore Residents’ suit against Lekki Gardens’ MD, clears him of contempt

Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Lagos Federal High Court, today, set aside an interim order of contempt made against Lekki Gardens Limited and its chief executive officer (CEO) and  managing director, Mr. Richard Nyong, over the construction on Osborne and Foreshore area of the State. The judge also struck out the suit filed by the Registered Trustees of Osborne and Foreshore Residents Association, for being abuse of court processes and lack of jurisdisction. The residents’ association through their counsel, Mr. Kemi Pinheiro (SAN) had dragged Lekki Gardens Limited, its managing director and Foreshore…

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Osborne Foreshore Residents urge Court to jail Lekki Gardens MD, Nyong, other for contempt 

The Registered Trustees of Osborne and Foreshore Residents Association, Lagos, have urged the Federal High Court in the state to commit to prison the Chief Executive Officer of Lekki Gardens Estate Limited, Richard Nyong for allegedly disobeying an order of the court. The residents, in a committal application filed through their counsel, Kemi Pinheiro are also urging the court to jail the Project Manager of the construction firm, Kehinde Dawodu for allegedly disobeying the stop work order issued on the company by the court. Justice Nicholas Oweibo had on July…

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Court dismisses bizwoman’s N50m Rights Suit against Police, others

Justice Nicholas Oweibo of a Lagos Federal High Court, has dismissed a N50 million fundamental rights Enforcement suit, filed by a businesswoman, Omotosho Omolara, against the of Police and five others, for lack of jurisdiction. Apart from striking out the suit, Justice Oweibo also ordered Inspector-Generalthe businesswoman to pay sum of N30, 000, each to four of the respondents in the suit. The judge struck out the suit and awarded the cost against the businesswoman after going through the counter-affidavit filed and argued by Barrister Morufu A. Animashaun, of the…

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Court sentences brewer of fake alcoholic bitter drinks to 6 years imprisonment

A Lagos Federal High Court, has convicted and sentenced a brewer of fake alcoholic drink, Yusuf Wasiu Adio, to six years imprisonment, for producing fake, unwholesome and unregistered bitter drinks The court presided over by Justice Nicholas Oweibo, pronounced Yusuf convict and sentenced accordingly, after he changed his plea to guilty, of charges preferred against him by the National Agency for Foods and Drugs Administration Control (NAFDAC).  Justice Oweibo, however, gave him a fine of N170,000, in lieu of the six year imprisonment. In securing the conviction of the fake…

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Release of staff in Oil, Gas Industry: Court dismisses lawyer’s suit against minister, DPR

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, has struck out a suit filed by a Nigerian lawyer, Temilolu Ademolekun, challenging the constitutionality of the Regulation and Guidelines issued by the minister of Petroleum Resources on the release of Staff in the Nigerian oil and gas industry. The presiding judge, Honourable Justice Nicholas Oweibo, struck out the suit which has the Minister, Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) as co-defendants. Adamolekun in his suit marked FHC/L/CS/647/2020, had asked the court for…

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Court issues bench warrant for arrest of couple over $2.9m fraud

Justice Nicholas Oweibo of a Lagos Federal High Court, to ordered immediate arrest of a couple, Mr. Cyril Fasuyi and his wife, Adunola Fasuyi, for their persistence failure to a take their plea on a fraud of $2.980,535.76, million charges filed against them by the Police Special Fraud Unit, Alagbon, ikoyi-Lagos. Justice Oweibo, ordered the arrest of the couple, following a request made by the prosecutor, Mr. Emmanuel Jackson, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP). In urging the court to issue a bench warrant against the couple, the prosecutor told…

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Court sentences man to 2months imprisonment for dealing in hard drugs

Justice Nicholas Oweibo, of Lagos Federal High Court, has convicted and sentenced one Oluseyi Oladapo, to two months ‘suspended imprisonment’, for unlawful dealing and production of hard drugs Justice Oweibo, gave the verdict on the convict, after he changed his plea, on the charges made against him by the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). The 41 years old convict, also called Dayo, who is a son a Nigerian Professor father and a Dane mother, was brought before the court on September 4, 2020, by the NDLEA on four counts…

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