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“Things Fall Apart” as Chinua Achebe Battles 50 Cent Over Use of Book Title #CopyrightLaw #TrademarkLaw

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Chinua Achebe, the immensely popular and iconic Nigerian novelist, poet, professor and critic, recently rejected American rapper 5o Cent’s offer of $1million dollars to use the title “Things Fall Apart” for 50 Cent’s film. 50 Cent has subsequently changed his film title to “All Things Fall Apart.”You get to read the story below, very soon. But first . . . …

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Genevieve Nnaji’s ‘Mirror Boy’ Movie by Obi Emelonye MIRRORS too Much, Accused of Copyright Infringement!

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Who has heard of  “Mirror Boy?” the Nigerian produced film starring Genevieve Nnaji and Osita Iheme? All hands should go up even if you have not watched the film. Nollywood Actress Genevieve Nnaji has been the poster face for ‘Mirror boy’ in the UK, in Nigeria and I am sure should the film  premiere here in the USA, she will …

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Promoter Sues P-Square for 3.633 Million Naira Over No Show at Concert #Breach of Contract

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Unlike intellectual property laws that are and remain a relatively new area of the law in Nigeria, commercial and contract law is well established in the country. Nigeria engages in a lot of import and exports with government agencies, Nigerian and international corporations. Through these business transactions, many disputes have arisen, over time, and it has allowed legal practitioners and …

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Beat 99.9FM’s Olisa Adibua Turns Workplace into Violent Environment, Allegedly Criminally Beats Down News Editor Adewunmi Oyekanmi #Nigerian Criminal Code

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Let’s cut straight to the chase because frankly speaking I haven’t the time for foolishness, whatever form it comes. This morning I came across news stories on Nigeria Entertainment Today and Linda Ikeji, accompanied with pictures, that Olisa Adibua, a popular radio personality for Beat 99.9 FM and also an executive with one of the country’s top record label, allegedly …