What you should know about Intellectual Property Rights in Nigeria

All over the world, intellectual properties are priceless assets of individuals, businesses and groups even though they are largely non-tangible. On 8 February, 2008 the Supreme Court of Nigeria highlighted intellectual properties using the case of DUWIN PHARMACEUTICAL AND CHEMICAL CO. LTD V. BENEKS PHARMACEUTICAL & 2 ORS. According to the court, intellectual properties comprise … Continue reading What you should know about Intellectual Property Rights in Nigeria

Crypto trading thrives in Nigeria despite threats of an official ban

Nigerian art dealer Ebuka Joseph started using cryptocurrencies last year when business ground to a halt due to COVID-19. Now he is hooked even though the financial authorities disapprove. Photo by David McBee on Pexels.com "Crypto just allows me to transact freely and within minutes we are done with our transactions," the 28-year-old told Reuters … Continue reading Crypto trading thrives in Nigeria despite threats of an official ban

Whistleblower Protection and the COVID-19 Pandemic

FOREWORD BY THE AUTHOR Since the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic in December 2019, a large number of whistleblowers have suffered retaliatory actions and punishment from their employers for daring to air opinions about unethical practices, corruption and public safety issues. In China, for example, coronavirus whistleblower doctor Li Wenliang allegedly breached disclosure agreement by … Continue reading Whistleblower Protection and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Nigerian govt and resident doctors reach new agreements

The Federal Government on Saturday morning agreed to pay N4.8bn Residency Training Fund to the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) in the next seven days. The government also agreed to clear the arrears of the consequential adjustment of the National Minimum Wage from April when the bill was signed by President Muhammadu Buhari to … Continue reading Nigerian govt and resident doctors reach new agreements

The menace of corruption in Nigeria

A Governor in one of the nigerian states wanted to paint the Government house. He calls for quotations from interested companies.. Chinese firm quoted 3 million. European firm quoted 7 million.. Nigerian firm quoted 10 million… The Governor asked the Chinese firm..".. How did you quote 3 million?" Chinese firm replied. "1 million for paint, … Continue reading The menace of corruption in Nigeria

Can childhood sex education reduce risky sexual behaviour?

Parents have the primary role of educating their children about their sexuality. But cultural beliefs and taboos about sex can work strongly against their efforts. The World Health Organisation has marked significant improvements in some aspects of adolescent sexual and reproductive health. Young people are having their first sexual encounters at a later age and are more … Continue reading Can childhood sex education reduce risky sexual behaviour?

Hushpuppi and Abba Kyari: Latest update on the FBI Investigation

The Police Service Commission has said it will determine the fate of the Commander of the IGP Intelligence Response and Monitoring Team, Abba Kyari, a deputy commissioner of police, indicted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for alleged involvement in a $1.1m Internet fraud. Image shows Abba Kyari standing near a sign post leading to … Continue reading Hushpuppi and Abba Kyari: Latest update on the FBI Investigation

Nigerians are great people

An Israeli doctor says: "In Israel, medicine is so advanced that we cut off a man's liver put them on another man, and in 6 weeks, he is looking for work." The German doctor says: "That's nothing,in Germany we take part of a brain, put it in another man, and in 4 weeks he is … Continue reading Nigerians are great people

Tonto Dikeh slams social media critics after mouth-to-mouth kiss with dad

Veteran Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh has lectured a troll who reacted to a photo of her kissing her father mouth-to-mouth. Image shows Tonto Diken in a mouth-to-mouth kiss with her father The philanthropist was met with a few reactions after sharing a photo of her father in celebration of his 73rd birthday in a supposed questionable position. A troll … Continue reading Tonto Dikeh slams social media critics after mouth-to-mouth kiss with dad

Why is Annie Idibia angry with Instagram?

Award-winning actress, Annie Idibia, has lamented Instagram’s removal of her children’s business page @belviakidz from the social media platform. According to a post on her verified Instagram page, her children’s page was pulled down due to community rules violation, the fast rate of likes and comments on posts, and reports by other users. Tuface and … Continue reading Why is Annie Idibia angry with Instagram?