Saturday, 19 December 2015
According to a report by Vanguard newspaper, the charge with number ABJ/CR/379/2015 filed in the Federal High Court, Abuja.
In the two-count-charge signed by NCC Prosecutor and Copyright Inspector, Marypauline Olere-Luma; MTN and Moolman were alleged to have infringed on copies of the musical
work of an Abuja based musician, Dovie Omenuwoma-Eniwo (aka Baba 2010).
No date has been fixed for the hearing of the case.
The defendants were alleged to have “distribute, sell or let for hire or for the purposes of trade or business, expose or offer for sale 3009 infringing copies of the musical work’’ of Baba 2010.
The musical works allegedly infringed upon by the defendants included; “Omotena, Gentleman, Christian and unity song’’ by the musician.
The offences, according to the charge, are contrary to and punishable under Section 20 (2)(a) and 20 (2)(b) of the Copyright Act, Cap C28 Laws of the Federation 2004.
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari met with President Jacob Zuma in Johannesburg to discuss MTN’s $5.2bn fine in Nigeria.
The Nigerian Communications Commission fined MTN for failing to disconnect five million unregistered SIM cards in a timely manner.
Nigeria’s SIM card registration process is designed to curb terror and criminal threats in that country.
Nigerian telecoms authorities later reduced the heavy $5.2bn fine imposed on MTN Group by 30 %
“If anything U’d have felt sorry for mom who was right there and fought harder. My whole world crashed yesterday, I slept all day hoping I’ll wake up and hear it was a joke but I it isn’t. Even when I was mad at you,u never stopped encouraging me to fight harder,even on your dying bed you came and rescued me.Until we meet again I love you big bro. Gone too soon 1985-2015.”May his soul rest in perfect peace.
Mireia Lalaguna Royo, a 23-year-old model from Barcelona, won the international beauty pageant, which took place on Saturday in Sanya, China.
"Just because I am beautiful on the outside does not mean I am not beautiful on the inside, too," she said, after she won.
A total of 114 women competed. Miss Russia, Sofia Nikitchuk, 22, placed second, while Miss Indonesia, Maria Harfanti, 23, came in third place. Miss Jamaica, Sanneta Myrie, 24, and Miss Lebanon,Valerie Abou Chacra, 23, were in the top five.
TV Personality Denrele Edun today in an Instagram post shared a photo of himself and a man he called his side chick.
He captioned the semi-$exy photo
“That moment when the Side Chick is not a Chick!#TheMorningAfter #TransTuesdayinto#WednesdayWant”
There’s been questions around the entertainment industry if Denrele is g*y or straight but his Instagram post suggest he is trans$exual
Death sentences passed on 66 Nigerian soldiers for mutiny, other charges, reduced to 10 years imprisonment each
"It will be recalled that 71 soldiers were arraigned on several charges in joint trials. The soldiers were arraigned on several count charges that include Criminal Conspiracy, Conspiracy to commit mutiny, Mutiny, Attempt to Commit an Offence (Murder), Disobedience to Particular Orders, Insubordinate Behaviour and False Accusation, amongst others.
They were tried, discharged on some charges but found guilty and convicted on other charges which included mutiny. Out of the number, 66 were found guilty on some of the count charges and sentenced to death, while 5 were discharged and acquitted and 1 was given 28 days Imprisonment with Hard Labour (IHL).
However, following series of petitions, the Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai, ordered a legal review of the cases. The directive was carried out to examine the merit of each case. It was on the basis of the review and recommendations that the Chief of Army Staff commuted the death sentences of the 66 soldiers to 10 years jail term. The sentences are to run concurrently.
The cases of other soldiers are being reviewed and will be made public once the appropriate reviews are completed.