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Monday, 11 July 2016

N1 Billion 'Sun Girl' Suit: NCC To Meet With Girl's Lawyer

The Nigerian Copyright Commission, NCC, has scheduled Monday, 18th July 2016, to meet with the lawyer representing Miss Akinyemi Temitope, the lady whose picture was wrongly used as 'Sun Girl' in the DailySun Newspaper on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.
An Abuja-based law firm, Felix, Igelige & Associates, represented by Barrister Rockson A. Igelige,  has accused Daily Sun of the illegal and criminal publication of a photograph of Miss Akinyemi Temitope, a Polytechnic student in the newspaper’s May 25, 2016 edition on its ‘Sun Girl’ page and is demanding N500 million as damages for copyright infringement and illegal publication and another N500 million for invasion of privacy through the publication without the prior permission of the owner.

Recall that in that edition, Daily Sun published the photograph of Miss Akinyemi Temitope, a student of Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro, Delta State, with the name Sadiyat’ and telephone number 09057312447 in the dating ‘Sun Girl’ page, a publication that she alleged caused her embarrassment and emotional trauma from the break-up of her five year old relationship.

 A statement signed by Mr. Rockson A. Igelige, a University of Westminster, London trained Entertainment Lawyer, on behalf of the law firm and addressed to The Editor, Daily Sun, Mr. Onuoha Ukeh on 31st May, 2016, and entitled ‘INFRINGEMENT OF THE COPY RIGHT AND DEROGATORY USE OF MISS AKINYEMI TEMITOPE`S PHOTOGRAPH AND INVASION OF HER PRIVACY BY YOUR PUBLISHING COMPANY', stated, “We act as solicitors to Miss. Akinyemi Temitope, a student of the Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro, Delta State (our client) and we write this letter on her behalf.

“Our client is the author and copyright owner of the photograph that your publishing company used on page 3 (three) of the Daily Sun of 25/5/2016 at volume 12 at Number 3413 bearing the name ‘SADIYAT’ with the Telephone No. 09057312447 under the heading SUN GIRL.

“Our client does not bear such name as ‘Sadiyat’ and she does not use that mobile number. The image in that photograph is our client and it was our client that created that photograph which by extension is the copyright owner of that photograph your Publishing Company used as mentioned above without her permission, consent or authorization.

The letter further stated; “Our client’s attention has been drawn to your use, without permission or licence of her artistic work (photograph). Specifically, you have appropriated the work as a photograph in your Daily Sun of 25/5/16 at page 3 with the heading SUN GIRL in your volume 12 No. 3413 publication and have sold same to your customers nationwide. This artistic work (photograph) of our client can also be downloaded from your website too at www.sunnewsonline.ng.

Igelige indicts the newspaper: “By not obtaining our client’s prior permission, consent or license before engaging in this act, your company’s conduct amounts to flagrant and deliberate infringement and derogatory use of her copyright as well as invasion of her privacy.

This unauthorized publication and illegal appropriation of her copyright has caused our Client serious embarrassment that has led to the break-up of her relationship of well over five years. Our client is now being treated as a public outcast by her friends and school mates”.

Among other things, the law firm of Felix, Igelige & Associates is demanding:

That Daily Sun pays N500 million for the unauthorized and derogatory use of her artistic work (photograph).

That Daily Sun pays to another sum of N500, 000,000.00 (Five Hundred Million Naira only) for the deliberate and unauthorized invasion of her privacy and causing her serious embarrassment, emotional trauma and break up of her relationship with her fiancé.

The law firm gave Daily Sun seven days’ notice to respond to its letter of demand .

Speaking to Firstng on the latest development, Igelige said, "we have to take the case to NCC when we waited well over seven days for DailySun's response. We trust NCC will take the next step to restore our client's infringed rights after our scheduled meeting".

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Stephen Dieseruvwe Confirmed As Director General DESTMA

Mr Stephen Dieseruvwe (standing in white) during the screening
Mr Stephen K. Dieseruvwe, Social Democrat, Urban and Regional Planner and Change Advocate was successfully screened and confirmed today as the Director General, DESTMA by the Delta State House

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Delta Legislator And Majority Whip, Reuben Izeze, Suspended For Legislative Misconduct

The Delta State House of Assembly, at its emergency sitting today, Tuesday, June 7, suspended its Majority Whip, Hon. Barr. Comr. Reuben Izeze.

Hon. Reuben Izeze, is the member representing Ughelli-South Constituency in the Delta State House

Friday, 3 June 2016

Delta Legislator, Hon. Samuel Mariere, Hosts NASMPON, Urges Them Not To Misuse Social Media.

Hon. Mariere, 4th from left, in a group photograph with NASMPON Executives
The Executives of the National Association Of Social Media Practitioners Of Nigeria, NASMPON, paid a courtesy visit to Hon. Samuel Mariere, Member representing Ughelli North Constituency 1, Delta

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Her Excellency, Dame Edith Okowa, Commissions Ultra-modern Sickle Cell Clinic at Oleh

Her Excellency, Dame Edith Okowa about to cut the tape at the commissioning ceremony

Dame Evangelist (Mrs) Edith Okowa, Delta State First Lady and founder of 05 Initiative,  on Monday 30th May, 2016, formally commissioned the newly rehabilitated  and well equipped Sickle Cell Clinic at the Central Hospital, Oleh, in Isoko South Local

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Poly Student Demands N1 billion From Daily Sun For Illegal, Criminal Use of Photograph

AN Abuja-based law firm, Felix, Igelige & Associates, has accused Daily Sun of the illegal and criminal publication of a photograph in the newspaper’s May 25, 2016 edition on its ‘Sun Girl’ page and is demanding N500 million as damages for copyright infringement and illegal publication and another N500 million for invasion of privacy through the publication without the prior permission of the owner.

 In that edition, Daily Sun published the photograph of Miss Akinyemi Temitope, a student of Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro, Delta State, with the name Sadiyat’ and telephone number 09057312447 in the dating ‘Sun Girl’ page, a publication that has caused her embarrassment and emotional trauma from the break-up of her five year old relationship.

 A statement signed by Mr. Rockson A. Igelige, a University of Westminster, London trained Entertainment Lawyer, on behalf of the law firm and addressed to The Editor, Daily Sun, Mr. Onuoha Ukeh, and entitled ‘INFRINGEMENT OF THE COPY RIGHT AND DEROGATORY USE OF MISS AKINYEMI TEMITOPE`S PHOTOGRAPH AND INVASION OF HER PRIVACY BY YOUR PUBLISHING COMPANY', states, “We act as solicitors to Miss. AkinyemiTemitope, a student of the Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro, Delta State (our client) and we write this letter on her behalf.
  “Our client is the author and copyright owner of the photograph that your publishing company used on page 3 (three) of the Daily Sun of 25/5/2016 at volume 12 at Number 3413 bearing the name ‘SADIYAT’ with the Telephone No. 09057312447 under the heading SUN GIRL.
  “Our client does not bear such name as ‘Sadiyat’ and she does not use that mobile number. The image in that photograph is our client and it was our client that created that photograph which by extension is the copyright owner of that photograph your Publishing Company used as mentioned above without her permission, consent or authorization.
  “As the copyright owner of the above mentioned artistic work (photograph), our client has a number of exclusive rights defined by the Copyright Act, Cap 28, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004. These include the right to reproduce the works, and to publish and communicate same to the public (including by way of sale and broadcast, both conventionally and or via the internet). It is an infringement of copyright to do any of these and other protected acts in relation to the whole or a substantial part of a copyright work or to authorize anyone to do such and act or acts on your behalf without the permission or license of the copyright owner.

The letter further stated; “Our client’s attention has been drawn to your use, without permission or licence of her artistic work (photograph). Specifically, you have appropriated the work as a photograph in your Daily Sun of 25/5/16 at page 3 with the heading SUN GIRL in your volume 12 No. 3413 publication and have sold same to your customers nationwide. This artistic work (photograph) of our client can also be downloaded from your website too at www.sunnewsonline.ng
  Igelige indicts the newspaper: “By not obtaining our client’s prior permission, consent or license before engaging in this act, your company’s conduct amounts to flagrant and deliberate infringement and derogatory use of her copyright as well as invasion of her privacy.
  This unauthorized publication and illegal appropriation of her copyright has caused our Client serious embarrassment that has led to the break-up of her relationship of well over five years. Our client is now being treated as a public outcast by her friends and school mates”.

  It would be recalled that a similar copyright infringement in 2007 in which Grapevine Communication Limited illegally published the photograph of Mr. Peter Obe attracted N10 million legal suit; which the Federal High Court, Lagos, decided in favour of Mr. Obe in Peter Obe VS. Grapevine Communication LTD (2003-2007)5 I.P.L.R.
  Among other things, the law firm of Felix, Igelige & Associates is demanding:

    That Daily Sun pays N500 million for the unauthorized and derogatory use of her artistic work (photograph) in your Publishing Company on the 25/5/2016.
   
    That Daily Sun ceases and desists from further infringing on the copyright of our client as regards the aforementioned photograph.
   
    That Daily Sun pays to our client another sum of N500, 000,000.00 (Five Hundred Million Naira only) for the deliberate and unauthorized invasion of her privacy by your Publishing Company on the 25/5/2016 thereby causing her serious embarrassment, emotional trauma and break up of her relationship with her fiancé.

The law firm has given Daily Sun seven days’ notice to respond to its letter of demand otherwise it would seek remedy to restore its client’s infringed rights, “including legal action for injunctive relief, criminal charges and damages, without further notice to you”.

Sunday, 29 May 2016

Here's The Funny Trending Video of Man Who Spoke on President Buhari's One Year in Office

Below is the trending Mr. Chido's interview on @TheOsasuShow!  Does he express your mind as a Nigerian? Happy viewing! 


Enwhe's Chief Samson Ikeneku Loses Wife, Ewheyae Isoko Condoles with him

Chief Ikeneku and wife cutting his 80th birthday cake in 2015
Ewheyae Isoko Association of Nigeria, today, May 29, commiserated with Chief Samson Omote Ikeneku, (Uri of Enwhe) over the death of his wife, Mrs Elizabeth Ikeneku, a member of the association until

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Ese Oruru: Yinusa Sends Child's Name From Prison

First photo of Ese Oruru's new born baby
Yinusa Dahiru, the man who allegedly abducted, raped and impregnated 14-year-old Ese Oruru, has named the baby girl 'Fatima' from prison.

Photos: Legislator Celebrates Children's Day With All Orphans In His Constituency

Hon. Barr. Samuel Mariere giving a message of hope to the children
Children from all the Orphanage homes and from the various villages in Ughelli North 1 were at the Country home of Hon. Barr. Samuel O. Mariere, member representing them at the Delta State House of

Monday, 23 May 2016

See Popular Diamond Bank/Sterling Bank Jab Everyone's Talking About Here....

If you've always thought there should be a gentleman's relationship between banks, hol' up!

Below is the epic spelling bee bullion-van-jam that happened today on Twitter street between Diamond bank and Sterling Bank:

Africanism: 13 Photos of Late Muamar Gadaffi In Attires With African Map

General Muamar Gadaffi
Ever tried thinking of an African leader with so much Africanism or greater pan-African ideas as late Muamar Gaddafi of Libya?

He almost, always had the African map on all his

Photo: Abuja Pastor Gifts Millions, Hummer Jeeps, To Nollywood Actors, Others On His Birthday

Joshua Iginla, the popular Senior Pastor of Champions Royal Assembly, Kubwa, Abuja,  on Sunday, gave out 32 cars among which were 16 SUVs to celebrate his birthday.

Iginla also gave out money running into several millions of naira to the aged, widows, orphanages and scholarships to orphans from nursery school to university.

Six Nollywood actors and actresses got Hummer jeep 3 series, Mercedes G-Wagon and Mercedes CLS 550. They include Jide Kosoko, Francis Duru, Alex Usifo, Ngozi Osondu, Thelma Nwosu and Sunday Omobolanle, popularly known as Babasuwe.
Artisans got generators and cash gifts while the widows got deep freezers, rice and cash gifts ranging from N150,000 to N1.5 million.

Treasure Orphanage Foundation, Nyanya, Divine World Orphanage, Kubwa and Christ Home Foundation, Kuje, got N1.5 million each and rice while some orphans in the homes were awarded scholarships from nursery to university.

Iginla said he had 782 widows and orphans he caters for. “It doesn’t matter to me if I trek home as I have given even the car that I personally drive. “I can only drive one car and live in one house at a time. This understanding is what has taught me that when I die, others will inherit my assets.
“The beauty of life is not in its duration but in its donation. I have not seen some of the beneficiaries before in my life or spoken to them. “I’m seeing many of them for the first time today. I am seeing Jide Kosoko for the first time”, he said.


Kosoko, who confirmed he was meeting Iginla for the first time, commended him for his philanthropy.

Iginla had, in 2015, given 18 cars and millions of naira as birthday gifts to people to celebrate his birthday.

Graphic Photos: Fatal Accident Kills 13 Along Abia-Umuahia Road

Thirteen persons have reportedly died from Sunday Accident that happened at Ofeme Junction on Umuahia Road, Abia State.

The commercial 18-seater bus belonging to Peace Mass Transit Limited with number plate, AKL895YY,

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Buhari Cancels Official Trip To Lagos Over “Ear Infection"

President Muhammad Buhari's planned two-day official visit to Lagos State that was billed to start on Monday has been cancelled.

The cancellation is over what some of his aides'

Saturday, 21 May 2016

A Rare Photo of Gen. Gowon After He Was Overthrown in 1975

Pictured above is Nigeria former Head of State, General Yakubu "Jack" Dan-Yumma Gowon, leaving an OAU Kampala Summit of Heads of States and

Ronke Shonde Secretly Buried in Lagos


Ronke Bewaji  Shonde was secretly buried by her family members yesterday in Lagos, Jovoflavour has learned.

Sympathizers were barred from taking photos.

Friday, 20 May 2016

N23bn Diezani Bribe: EFCC Investigates Uduaghan, Others

Former Governor of Delta State, Emmanuel Uduaghan
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has begun investigations into the roles of  the immediate past Governor of Delta State, Emmanuel Uduaghan, in the $115m (N23bn) disbursed by a former

How Second Chibok Girl Was Rescued- Nigerian Army spokesperson, Colonel Sani Usman.

Photo of the rescued Chibok girl
Read his statement below:

"At about 11.00am today, Thursday, May 16, troops of 231 Battalion, 331 Artillery Regiment (AR), Detachment of Armed Forces Special Forces (AFSF) 2, Explosive Ordinance (EOD) Team and Civilian

Thursday, 19 May 2016

President Buhari's Speech After Receiving Amina Ali Nkeki at The State House

President Buhari arrives to meet with the rescued Chibok girl
Amina Ali Nkeki, the rescued Chibok girl was accompanied to the State House by her mother, Binta, and her brother, Inua, to meet with President Buhari today. Below is the President's Speech at the

Metuh Hospitalized After Throwing Up, Case Adjourned

Olisa Metuh
The National Publicity Secretary of the People's Democratic Party, Chief Olisa Metuh, has been admitted at the National Hospital after throwing up.

Metuh was scheduled to appear before Justice Okon

I regret trekking from Lagos to Abuja for Buhari – Hashimu Suleiman

Hashimu Suleiman, the man who trekked from Lagos to Abuja in celebration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory in 2015 presidential election has

Ronke Shonde's Death: Shocking Autopsy Report Inside

The much awaited autopsy report of Mrs. Ronke Shonde, who was allegedly murdered by the husband Lekan has been released.

The PUNCH reports that the autopsy says the late

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

"And So?"- Leo Ogor's Constituents React to SaharaReporters' 'Multimillion Dollar Home' Report

Yesterday, Sahara Reporters, in its report, claimed Leo Ogor owns a multi billion dollar home in Abuja, recently bought three Range Rovers and spent monies allocated for 'Constituency Projects' on a

Photos: 84-year-old Man Marries Lover, 82, After Dating For 44 yrs. 

An 84-year-old man, Colin Dunn, and the love of his life, Sally Smith, 82, have finally married after dating for 44 years.

They  first met in 1972 behind the bar of a social club Colin visited every weekend after work.

Though they have always been deeply in love and haven't looked back since then, the couple only got engaged last year.

Colin said: ‘Marriage never entered my head at that point. We were always so busy looking after the children or going on holiday to Blackpool. All of a sudden the children were growing up and leaving home and it was just me and Sally, so we thought it was finally time to become man and wife.’

He added: ‘We kept on saying, ‘it’ll be next year, it’ll be next year’ – but we were happy as we were.’

After a couple of heartbreaking losses within the family though, Sally and Colin decided to take getting married seriously.‘Just before last Christmas I lost my brother Harold and shortly before that I lost my eldest brother too,’ said Colin.

‘We were going through a bit of trouble and we started thinking what if this happened to one of us? We decided we wanted to be man and wife.’

And so finally, the pair, who are from Leeds, tied the knot at St Mary’s Church in Middleton among 100 of their friends and relatives, before heading over the social club where they first met to enjoy a meal after the ceremony.

Only in Obodoyibo and never in Naija where worries about even the most basic social amenities won't allow thoughts of love to flourish!

More photos after the cut:



Photo: Passengers Stranded Due to Scarcity of Aviation Fuel

Flight operations at the Murtala Muhammed Airport 2 (MMA2) and the General Aviation Terminal of the airport in Lagos were disrupted on Monday due to the lingering scarcity of Jet A1, popularly called

This Picture of a Bridge Commissioning in Kenya Will Make You Weep

So a Governor in Kenya actually commissioned this footbridge.

Some African countries are just blessed with

Photos: Lagos Now Officially An Oil Producing State – Gov. Ambode

Tunde Folawiyo presenting a sample of the Crude oil to Gov. Ambode
The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Monday declared that Lagos has officially joined the League of Oil Producing States in Nigeria following

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Photos: Chief Immanuel Emoefe Donates Bus To Ewheyae-Isoko

L-R: Mrs Majovo Odioko, Mrs R. Bake, His Excellency Chief Immanuel Emoefe, Chief Mrs J. Ovuorie, Mrs Akako and Mrs Esiefiho
As part of his philanthropic support for the Isoko Women group, Chief Immanuel Emoefe has donated a  Toyota Hiace bus to Ewheyae Isoko Association of Nigeria (EIAN), a frontline elite women socio-cultural and philanthropic group.

His Excellency, Chief Immanuel Emoefe, is the

Phone Numbers Of Vice President/23 Ministers Released by SaharaReporters

SaharaReporters on Friday published the phone numbers of 23 of Nigeria’s Federal Ministers as part of its efforts to enhance governmental transparency

We'll Shut Down Nigeria By Wednesday If...– NLC Warns FG

NLC’s National Executive Council (NEC) had their meeting at the Labour House, Abuja yesterday.

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has given the

Friday, 13 May 2016

Female Principal Who Lets Security Man Sleep With Female Students

So you think it is the responsibility of every parent and every adult to ensure that the children in their care are safe and secured? Let me introduce the Principal of Satellite Junior Secondary School, Lagos,  to you.

This is a very difficult story for me to tell because I am still reeling in shock from it all. It's grossly

A Nigerian, Dr Mgbajah Ogadinma, Emerges As First Female Heart Surgeon In West Africa!

A Nigerian, Dr Mgbajah Ogadinma, has made history as the first female Cardiothoracic Surgeon in Nigeria and West Africa!

She wrote:
"First female heart surgeon in West Africa...Very long

See The Test This Boss-Lecturer Gave 500L Students


500L Science Laboratory Technology students of the  Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) yesterday got a test in the screenshot

Thursday, 12 May 2016

The Official Press Release On Why Petrol Will Now Sell for N145/Litre

Dr Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu
The Federal Government on Wednesday announced the partial removal of subsidy on Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, otherwise known as petrol, meaning that Nigerians will now have to buy the product for N145 per litre.

Below is the full text of the press release:



Press Release Statement On Current Fuel Situation:

"We have just finished a meeting of various stakeholders presided over

This 'Macho' Photo Of Adams Oshiomhole Has Sparked Off Prostate Cancer Rumour

The above photo of Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo state in all his 'manliness' as he shakes hands with Elizabeth Ativie has fuelled a rumour of him

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Petrol To Sell For N130 And Above Per Litre Soon


The Federal Government is set to commence partial deregulation of the downstream petroleum sector.

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, said the Federal Government was looking at privatising the nation’s refineries within the next 12

Monday, 9 May 2016

EXCLUSIVE: BBC To Interview Isoko-Delta Born MC Paul on Buhari's One-Year Anniversary

Isoko-born Mr Michael E. Paul,  a criminologist and civil activist popularly known as Mc Paul has caught the attention of BBC courtesy his write up on the Fulani herdsmen published in Premium Times.

Teodora, the Producer of Newsday, a radio morning programme on BBC  World, who plans to travel down to for the interview with one of BBC's presenters – Nkem Ifejika has contacted Mc Paul to schedule an interview with him.

Not sure of their identity, Michael had contacted his lawyer friend - who

Alleged Lagos-Wife-killer, Lekan Shonde, Calls From Hideout, Denies Killing Wife

Mr Lekan Shonde, the man who allegedly beat his pregnant wife and mother of his two children to death in Egbeda Lagos in the early hours of Friday, 6th May, 2016, has called the late wife’s family from his hideout.

According to family members of the deceased woman, Lekan Shonde called over the weekend to tell them that he is willing to see his children for the last time.

After he finished speaking with his late wife’s family, Lekan called PUNCH Metro over the phone line

Hilarious: Blogger OluFamous Gets Clapbacks For Likening Wife-battery to Child-beating

Blogger Olu Famous has been under series of hilarious clapbacks from twitter users since yesterday when he started trending for comparing