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  •  An Ikeja Magistrates Court on Friday remanded two men who allegedly robbed a man of N4 5 million and an iPhone at gunpoint The Magistrate Mrs H B Mogaji did not take the pleas of Abubakar Buhari 33 and Peter Ogunlade 25 She said that she needed advice from the state s director of public prosecution Mogaji ordered that Buhari a truck driver and Ogunlade an electrician should be kept in the Kirikiri Correctional Centre The magistrate adjourned the case until Oct 5 for mention The defendants are both residents of Mushin in Lagos State They are charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and robbery The Prosecutor Insp Felicia Okwori told the court that the defendants committed the offences on July 14 at No 15 Aberemureje St Ikotun Lagos Okwori said that the defendants and others at large forcefully entered the residence of the complainant Mr Michael Afolabi with guns robbed him of an iPhone 12 Pro Max worth N550 000 and transferred N4 5 million from his bank account The prosecutor said that with the help of the police and the bank the phone the money was transferred to and the house address of the owner were tracked Okwori said that the offences contravened Sections 287 297 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015 NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Robbery: 2 remanded for allegedly transferring N4.5m from victim’s account
     An Ikeja Magistrates Court on Friday remanded two men who allegedly robbed a man of N4 5 million and an iPhone at gunpoint The Magistrate Mrs H B Mogaji did not take the pleas of Abubakar Buhari 33 and Peter Ogunlade 25 She said that she needed advice from the state s director of public prosecution Mogaji ordered that Buhari a truck driver and Ogunlade an electrician should be kept in the Kirikiri Correctional Centre The magistrate adjourned the case until Oct 5 for mention The defendants are both residents of Mushin in Lagos State They are charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and robbery The Prosecutor Insp Felicia Okwori told the court that the defendants committed the offences on July 14 at No 15 Aberemureje St Ikotun Lagos Okwori said that the defendants and others at large forcefully entered the residence of the complainant Mr Michael Afolabi with guns robbed him of an iPhone 12 Pro Max worth N550 000 and transferred N4 5 million from his bank account The prosecutor said that with the help of the police and the bank the phone the money was transferred to and the house address of the owner were tracked Okwori said that the offences contravened Sections 287 297 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015 NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Robbery: 2 remanded for allegedly transferring N4.5m from victim’s account
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    Robbery: 2 remanded for allegedly transferring N4.5m from victim’s account

    An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Friday remanded two men who allegedly robbed a man of N4.5 million and an iPhone at gunpoint.

    The Magistrate, Mrs H.

    B.

    Mogaji, did not take the pleas of Abubakar Buhari, 33, and Peter Ogunlade, 25. She said that she needed advice from the state’s director of public prosecution.

    Mogaji ordered that Buhari, a truck driver, and Ogunlade, an electrician, should be kept in the Kirikiri Correctional Centre.

    The magistrate adjourned the case until Oct. 5 for mention.

    The defendants are both residents of Mushin in Lagos State.

    They are charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and robbery.

    The Prosecutor, Insp Felicia Okwori, told the court that the defendants committed the offences on July 14 at No. 15, Aberemureje St., Ikotun, Lagos.

    Okwori said that the defendants and others at large forcefully entered the residence of the complainant, Mr Michael Afolabi, with guns, robbed him of an iPhone 12 Pro Max worth N550,000, and transferred N4.5 million from his bank account.

    The prosecutor said that, with the help of the police and the bank, the phone the money was transferred to and the house address of the owner were tracked.

    Okwori said that the offences contravened Sections 287, 297 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The National Board for Technical Education NBTE has commenced a three day training in Kaduna for librarians in polytechnics and similar institutions to encourage reading culture among students The Nigeria News Agency reports that the training focused on the deployment of e library services to bring about change in the nation s education sector Dr Masa ud Kazaure NBTE Executive Secretary said at the opening of the training on Monday that it would address critical areas of e library in line with the current ICT driven world Kazaure explained that the workshop organised in collaboration with Librarians Registration Council of Nigeria LRCN was designed to equip the participants with basic knowledge and skills required to meet the ICT needs of library users It is also designed to build the capacity of librarians and information managers for quality and sustainable service delivery in the TVET sector he added According to him the use of library books journals documents and other titles in academic research is going through transformation as such there must be new thinking to attract patronage The face of libraries is fast changing as content is moving toward digital platform and internet access is becoming a more valuable and human necessity We must therefore key in or be left out The NBTE boss who was represented by Abbati Mohammed the Director Vocational Technical and Skills Development said that e library represents an innovative and creative ways for libraries to remain relevant Also speaking LRCN Registrar Prof Michael Afolabi commended NBTE for recognising the critical role of ICT in library and information management for TEVT institutions in the country Afolabi described library as a big organ of academic institutions providing information and latest trend in education materials to both students and lecturers He noted that libraries must key into ICT to remain relevant as the ICT is leading development in all sectors of human endeavour This training would therefore bring participants up to speed on world best practices in e library he said and called on government at all levels to provide the needed e resources for its libraries to meet users needs
    NBTE trains librarians to promote reading culture among students
     The National Board for Technical Education NBTE has commenced a three day training in Kaduna for librarians in polytechnics and similar institutions to encourage reading culture among students The Nigeria News Agency reports that the training focused on the deployment of e library services to bring about change in the nation s education sector Dr Masa ud Kazaure NBTE Executive Secretary said at the opening of the training on Monday that it would address critical areas of e library in line with the current ICT driven world Kazaure explained that the workshop organised in collaboration with Librarians Registration Council of Nigeria LRCN was designed to equip the participants with basic knowledge and skills required to meet the ICT needs of library users It is also designed to build the capacity of librarians and information managers for quality and sustainable service delivery in the TVET sector he added According to him the use of library books journals documents and other titles in academic research is going through transformation as such there must be new thinking to attract patronage The face of libraries is fast changing as content is moving toward digital platform and internet access is becoming a more valuable and human necessity We must therefore key in or be left out The NBTE boss who was represented by Abbati Mohammed the Director Vocational Technical and Skills Development said that e library represents an innovative and creative ways for libraries to remain relevant Also speaking LRCN Registrar Prof Michael Afolabi commended NBTE for recognising the critical role of ICT in library and information management for TEVT institutions in the country Afolabi described library as a big organ of academic institutions providing information and latest trend in education materials to both students and lecturers He noted that libraries must key into ICT to remain relevant as the ICT is leading development in all sectors of human endeavour This training would therefore bring participants up to speed on world best practices in e library he said and called on government at all levels to provide the needed e resources for its libraries to meet users needs
    NBTE trains librarians to promote reading culture among students
    Science & Technology4 years ago

    NBTE trains librarians to promote reading culture among students

    The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) has commenced a three-day training in Kaduna for librarians in polytechnics and similar institutions, to encourage reading culture among students.

    The Nigeria News Agency reports that the training focused on the deployment of e-library services to bring about change in the nation’s education sector.

    Dr Masa’ud Kazaure, NBTE Executive Secretary said at the opening of the training on Monday that it would address critical areas of e-library in line with the current ICT driven world.

    Kazaure explained that the workshop, organised in collaboration with Librarians Registration Council of Nigeria (LRCN), was designed to equip the participants with basic knowledge and skills required to meet the ICT needs of library users.

    “It is also designed to build the capacity of librarians and information managers for quality and sustainable service delivery in the TVET sector, “he added.

    According to him, the use of library books, journals, documents, and other titles in academic research is going through transformation as such there must be new thinking to attract patronage.

    “The face of libraries is fast changing as content is moving toward digital platform and internet access is becoming a more valuable and human necessity. We must therefore key in or be left out.”

    The NBTE boss, who was represented by Abbati Mohammed, the Director, Vocational, Technical and Skills Development, said that e-library represents an innovative and creative ways for libraries to remain relevant.

    Also speaking, LRCN Registrar, Prof Michael Afolabi, commended NBTE for recognising the critical role of ICT in library and information management for TEVT institutions in the country.

    Afolabi described library as a big organ of academic institutions providing information and latest trend in education materials to both students and lecturers.

    He noted that libraries must key into ICT to remain relevant as the ICT is leading development in all sectors of human endeavour.

    “This training would, therefore, bring participants up-to-speed on world best practices in e-library,” he said, and called on government at all levels to provide the needed e-resources for its libraries to meet users needs.

  •   Mr Afam Ezekude DG Nigerian Copyright Commission NAN ELS 1 Copyright Hammer Abuja Aug 8 2017 Mr Afam Ezekude the Director General Nigerian Copyright Commission NCC says it is taking steps to reform the framework of the copyright protection to respond to challenges of the digital environment Ezekude made this known at the inauguration of the National Working Group on Copyright Licensing in Tertiary Institutions organised by the Reproduction Rights Society of Nigeria REPRONIG on Tuesday in Abuja This is why the commission initiated the reform of copyright system which includes review of the copyright treaty obligation to reflect emerging trends in information and communication technology that affect creative contents The new draft copyright bill will among others provide for the processes of taking down infringement creative content on any digital network subject to appropriate conditions and safeguards Service providers who fail to follow laid down processes will be exposed to liability in civil and criminal prosecutions because scope of offence will accommodate infractions on the digital platform However the drafted bill is currently at the final stages of vetting by the office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice It will subsequently be presented to the Federal Executive Council for onward transmission to the National Assembly for legislative action Ezekude said The NCC boss said that the Federal Executive Council recently approved the ratification of four copyright treaties to which Nigeria had signed the formal acts The treaties include World Intellectual Property Organisation WIPO Copyright Treaty of 1996 and the WIPO Performance and Phonograms Treaty of 1996 Others are Beijin Treaty for the Protection of Audio visual Performance of 2013 and the Marrakesh Treaty on Provision of Access to Publish Materials for the Blind and Persons with visual impairment The commission is following up to ensure that the instruments of ratification of these treaties are deposited with WIPO as soon as possible In anticipation of this development the commission had also taken a proactive step of ensuring that the current draft copyright bill reflects the various standards stipulated in the treaties As a policy and regulatory institution the commission is committed to ensuring a stable author user environment for the exploitation of creative works for the benefits of both he said Ezekude expressed confidence that the National Working Group on copyright licensing in tertiary institutions would achieve its objectives of recommending appropriate strategies He said that these strategies should ensure that authors and tertiary institutions maximised the benefits derivable from the collective management of copyright system to meet their licensing obligation The Chairman Board of REPRONIG Prof Olu Obafemi said that the event was a demonstration of new policy of inclusiveness and consultations in addressing the collective management of rights in literary field Studies have confirmed the huge volume of photocopying of books other materials and reckless abuse of copyright that goes on in our tertiary institutions One would have thought that the heads of these institutions themselves being authors would be more concerned but unfortunately the practice still goes on With the exception of Covenant University no other institution in Nigeria has obtained a reproduction license By taking a blanket license tertiary institutions will avoid legal repercussion of activities of staff and students This will also show the need to respect copyright promote and encourage creativity Obafemi stressed The Nigeria News Agency reports that the objectives of the working group include imparting knowledge about the importance and working of reproduction rights It is also to develop a practical and efficient system for the users to meet their obligations under collective management system Others are to recommend appropriate strategies to ensure that tertiary authors and institutions maximise the benefit derivable from the system of collective management of rights The group would also consider the terms of a draft framework and tariff for users This will go a long way to checkmate the reckless photocopy of authors works in tertiary institution across the country and put back money in the pockets of copyright owners and publishers NAN also reports that participants in the forum include Prof Aize Obayan former Vice Chancellor of Covenant and LandMark Universities Dr Masa udu Kazaure Executive Secretary National Board for Technical Education Others in the group include Prof Michael Afolabi Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of Librarians Registration Council of Nigeria NCC boss Ezekude and other relevant stakeholders Edited by Akin Makanjuola Grace Yussuf NAN
    Copyright Commission to reform framework of copyright protection- D-G
      Mr Afam Ezekude DG Nigerian Copyright Commission NAN ELS 1 Copyright Hammer Abuja Aug 8 2017 Mr Afam Ezekude the Director General Nigerian Copyright Commission NCC says it is taking steps to reform the framework of the copyright protection to respond to challenges of the digital environment Ezekude made this known at the inauguration of the National Working Group on Copyright Licensing in Tertiary Institutions organised by the Reproduction Rights Society of Nigeria REPRONIG on Tuesday in Abuja This is why the commission initiated the reform of copyright system which includes review of the copyright treaty obligation to reflect emerging trends in information and communication technology that affect creative contents The new draft copyright bill will among others provide for the processes of taking down infringement creative content on any digital network subject to appropriate conditions and safeguards Service providers who fail to follow laid down processes will be exposed to liability in civil and criminal prosecutions because scope of offence will accommodate infractions on the digital platform However the drafted bill is currently at the final stages of vetting by the office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice It will subsequently be presented to the Federal Executive Council for onward transmission to the National Assembly for legislative action Ezekude said The NCC boss said that the Federal Executive Council recently approved the ratification of four copyright treaties to which Nigeria had signed the formal acts The treaties include World Intellectual Property Organisation WIPO Copyright Treaty of 1996 and the WIPO Performance and Phonograms Treaty of 1996 Others are Beijin Treaty for the Protection of Audio visual Performance of 2013 and the Marrakesh Treaty on Provision of Access to Publish Materials for the Blind and Persons with visual impairment The commission is following up to ensure that the instruments of ratification of these treaties are deposited with WIPO as soon as possible In anticipation of this development the commission had also taken a proactive step of ensuring that the current draft copyright bill reflects the various standards stipulated in the treaties As a policy and regulatory institution the commission is committed to ensuring a stable author user environment for the exploitation of creative works for the benefits of both he said Ezekude expressed confidence that the National Working Group on copyright licensing in tertiary institutions would achieve its objectives of recommending appropriate strategies He said that these strategies should ensure that authors and tertiary institutions maximised the benefits derivable from the collective management of copyright system to meet their licensing obligation The Chairman Board of REPRONIG Prof Olu Obafemi said that the event was a demonstration of new policy of inclusiveness and consultations in addressing the collective management of rights in literary field Studies have confirmed the huge volume of photocopying of books other materials and reckless abuse of copyright that goes on in our tertiary institutions One would have thought that the heads of these institutions themselves being authors would be more concerned but unfortunately the practice still goes on With the exception of Covenant University no other institution in Nigeria has obtained a reproduction license By taking a blanket license tertiary institutions will avoid legal repercussion of activities of staff and students This will also show the need to respect copyright promote and encourage creativity Obafemi stressed The Nigeria News Agency reports that the objectives of the working group include imparting knowledge about the importance and working of reproduction rights It is also to develop a practical and efficient system for the users to meet their obligations under collective management system Others are to recommend appropriate strategies to ensure that tertiary authors and institutions maximise the benefit derivable from the system of collective management of rights The group would also consider the terms of a draft framework and tariff for users This will go a long way to checkmate the reckless photocopy of authors works in tertiary institution across the country and put back money in the pockets of copyright owners and publishers NAN also reports that participants in the forum include Prof Aize Obayan former Vice Chancellor of Covenant and LandMark Universities Dr Masa udu Kazaure Executive Secretary National Board for Technical Education Others in the group include Prof Michael Afolabi Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of Librarians Registration Council of Nigeria NCC boss Ezekude and other relevant stakeholders Edited by Akin Makanjuola Grace Yussuf NAN
    Copyright Commission to reform framework of copyright protection- D-G
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    Copyright Commission to reform framework of copyright protection- D-G

     

     

     

    Mr Afam, Ezekude, DG, Nigerian Copyright Commission

     

     

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    Abuja, Aug. 8, 2017 Mr Afam Ezekude, the Director-General,   Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) says it is taking steps to reform the framework of the copyright protection to respond to challenges of the digital environment.

    Ezekude made this known at the inauguration of the National Working Group on Copyright Licensing in Tertiary Institutions organised by the Reproduction Rights Society of Nigeria (REPRONIG) on Tuesday in Abuja.

    “This is why the commission initiated the reform of copyright system which includes review of the copyright treaty obligation to reflect emerging trends in information and communication technology that affect creative contents.

    “The new draft copyright bill will among others provide for the processes of taking down infringement creative content on any digital network subject to appropriate conditions and safeguards.

    “Service providers who fail to follow laid down processes will be exposed to liability in civil and criminal prosecutions because scope of offence will accommodate infractions on the digital platform.

    “However, the drafted bill is currently at the final stages of vetting by the office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.

    “It will subsequently be presented to the Federal Executive Council for onward transmission to the National Assembly for legislative action,’’ Ezekude said.

    The NCC boss said that the Federal Executive Council recently approved the ratification of four copyright treaties to which Nigeria had signed the formal acts.

    The treaties include World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Copyright Treaty of 1996 and the WIPO Performance and Phonograms Treaty of 1996.

    Others are Beijin Treaty for the Protection of Audio-visual Performance of 2013 and the Marrakesh Treaty on Provision of Access to Publish Materials for the Blind and Persons with visual impairment.

    “The commission is following up to ensure that the instruments of ratification of these treaties are deposited with WIPO as soon as possible.

    “In anticipation of this development, the commission had also taken a proactive step of ensuring that the current draft copyright bill reflects the various standards stipulated in the treaties.

    “As a policy and regulatory institution, the commission is committed to ensuring a stable author/user environment for the exploitation of creative works for the benefits of both,’’ he said.

    Ezekude expressed confidence that the National Working Group on copyright licensing in tertiary institutions would achieve its objectives of recommending appropriate strategies.

    He said that these strategies should ensure that authors and tertiary institutions maximised the benefits derivable from the collective management of copyright system to meet their licensing obligation.

    The Chairman, Board of REPRONIG, Prof. Olu Obafemi said that the event was a demonstration of new policy of inclusiveness and consultations in addressing the collective management of rights in literary field.

    “Studies have confirmed the huge volume of photocopying of books, other materials and reckless abuse of copyright that goes on in our tertiary institutions.

    “One would have thought that the heads of these institutions, themselves being authors would be more concerned but unfortunately the practice still goes on.

    “With the exception of Covenant University, no other institution in Nigeria has obtained a reproduction license.

    “By taking a blanket license, tertiary institutions will avoid legal repercussion of activities of staff and students.

    “This will also show the need to respect copyright, promote and encourage creativity,’’ Obafemi stressed.

    The Nigeria News Agency reports that the objectives of the working group include imparting knowledge about the importance and working of reproduction rights.

    It is also to develop a practical and efficient system for the users to meet their obligations under collective management system.

    Others are to recommend appropriate strategies to ensure that tertiary authors and institutions maximise the benefit derivable from the system of collective management of rights.

    The group would also consider the terms of a draft framework and tariff for users.

    This will go a long way to checkmate the reckless photocopy of authors’ works in tertiary institution across the country and put back money in the pockets of copyright owners and publishers.

    NAN also reports that participants in the forum include Prof. Aize Obayan, former Vice Chancellor of Covenant and LandMark Universities, Dr Masa’udu Kazaure, Executive Secretary, National Board for Technical Education.

    Others in the group include Prof. Michael Afolabi, Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of Librarians’ Registration Council of Nigeria, NCC boss, Ezekude and other relevant stakeholders.

    Edited by: Akin Makanjuola/Grace Yussuf
    (NAN)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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