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Aokete Lighting sealed off in Lagos over alleged forgery, trademark counterfeiting

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A Special Taskforce of the Importers Association of Nigeria, IMAN, has closed Aokete Lighting Electronics Industries Limited over supposed imitation and duplicating authentication of the trademark. It was likewise asserted that the said organization situated at Kirikiri Industrial domain, Apapa Lagos, has been occupied with exchange acts of neglect, importation, and conveyance of spare AKT bulbs from China into the nation.

The Acting Director-General of IMAN, Special Taskforce, Ambassador Chijioke Okoro, unveiled this while instructions reporters in Abuja. He said the Chinese organization was shamelessly doing its organizations in the nation even without registration with IMAN.

Further, Okoro clarified that the organization throughout the years has been concocting traps to go around the surviving law managing activities of organizations in Nigeria supposedly with the sole reason for enlarging its surplus incentive to the inconvenience of the country and last buyers.

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Whenever flame broiled, the IMAN DG stated, “IMAN got a report that Aokete is utilizing a phony trademark in working together and, their products are unsatisfactory. “You know the Importers Association of Nigeria, IMAN, is an affiliation appropriately joined in the nation.

“It has the order, backing, and co-activity of the government of Nigeria to battle the unlawful importation of booty, contaminated and unsatisfactory products into the nation. “What Aokete has been doing is illicit. Its exercises add up to monetary damage that ridicule the approach and projects of the government.

“In any case, police agents from the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Monitoring Team have likewise captured a few individuals from staff of the organization. They are as of now under scrutiny at Area E, Police Command, Festac, Lagos”. Discrete examinations, as indicated by the IMAN DG, uncovered that Niger Shine Industries Limited situated at Alaba-Ojo likewise in Lagos claims and enlisted D&B AKT Energy bulb, the first trademark with RTM no. 99900, and declaration no. 004154, with which Aokete organization supposedly falsified.

He likewise clarified that discoveries by the police amid examination in 2016 from the Federal Ministry of exchange and Investment expressed, “That Ministry of Trade and Investment, the issuing expert for trademarks answered that the accompanying authentication Nos. 99717 and 99718 being utilized by Aokete Lighting, possessed by the Chinese, did not exude from them. “That the Ministry of Trade and Investment uncovered that the suspect (Aokete Lighting Electronics Industries Ltd) moved toward the service for issuance of endorsement of enlistment in regard of the AKT trademark.

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“That suspects asserted that one Chigbo (surname obscure) an attorney, enrolled the trademark for their organization since 2008 yet conceded that they became more acquainted with that their trademark authentication was produced uniquely in 2015. “That however suspects professed to have quite recently found this last year, and they have kept on advertising their merchandise in Nigeria utilizing the manufactured enrolled trademark.”

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Buhari approves new appointment

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President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of Captain Musa Nuhu as the new Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that It will replace Captain Muthar Usman. Until his appointment, Nuhu was the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

He is an airline pilot, security expert, leading quality control auditor, and artificial intelligence expert. Nuhu has a master’s degree. Bachelor of Business in Aviation and was in the Presidential Air Fleet as Captain and security officer.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that He also worked at Nigeria Airways, Aero Contractors and Petrowest, among other organizations.

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Declare state of emergency on education – CLO tells Gov Emmanuel

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The Civil Liberties Organization, a chapter of the state of Akwa Ibom, has asked Governor Udom Emmanuel to declare a state of emergency in the state’s education sector.

The president of CLO in the state, Franklyn Isong, said this in his office in Uyo, the state capital while informing journalists as part of activities to commemorate World Teachers’ Day with the theme “Young teachers: the future of the profession.”

He said the need became necessary to stop the serious decomposition of infrastructure and insecurity in state public schools.

Isong criticized the content of the education presentation recently organized by the state government, describing it as “urbanized” and not with the intention of capturing the deep crisis that was shaking the sector in the state.

He said: “It is worrisome and sad that most public schools in some communities in Akwa Ibom state are in ruins, insecure and left to the destiny of the communities without government attention.

“All that is needed is for the Governor to take bold steps by declaring a state of emergency in the education sector to build more classroom blocks in rural and urban schools, provide good infrastructure such as science equipment, libraries, laboratories, as well as review the education curriculum to ensure a better and safe future for children in the state of Akwa Ibom. ”

He thanked the state government for tameing the right to basic education of the Akwa Ibom child in free and compulsory education and urged the state government to do what is necessary.

“The right to basic education of all Nigerian children, as enshrined in the Child Rights Act of 2003 in Article 15 (1), had been tamed under the Akwa Ibom State Child Rights Act, to ensure that every child in the State of Akwa Ibom the right to compulsory, free and qualitative basic education. ”

Isong added that; “In the Fundamental Principles and Directives of State Policy, as set out in Chapter 2, Section 13 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria of 1999 (as amended), the government has the responsibility to ensure that the education of Nigerian children be free and qualitative. ”

He also urged the government to address the numerous complaints of delays in the payment of pensions and unpaid tips to relatives of late elementary school teachers with delays in 1991 and to provide an improved social assistance package for teachers in public schools throughout the state.

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We will attack DSTV, MTN, Shoprite, Stanbic IBTC, others if they don’t leave Nigeria – Yoruba youths

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After the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and Nigerian companies in South Africa, the Oodua Youth Coalition, OYC, has granted South African companies and businesses seven ultimata to leave Nigeria.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that the group president, Oluyi Akintade Tayo, the refusal of the interested parties to give in to the notice of resignation will mean death.

While expressing disappointment at the attitude of South Africans against Nigerians living and working in South Africa, particularly what they described as the continued silence of the South African government on development, the group emphasized that during the apartheid era, which was the time Difficult of In the rainbow country, Nigeria was firm with them.

The statement says: “Oodua Youth Coalition (OYC), the most crucial youth group in Nigeria that projects and protects the Yoruba nation in the country, is sad and angry because South Africans, with the support of the country’s authorities, are coordinating the looting and burning of Nigerian businesses and mutilations and murders of our brothers and fathers on earth.

“It is unfortunate that South Africa, which under the apartheid regime had the support and solidarity of the Nigerians and the government while the white supremacists reigned supreme, is now turning to inflict physical and psychological pain and injury to the people whose parents committed great harm.” part of wages and profits and the community to end the apartheid reign.

“The circulating video in which Mr. Bongani Mkongi, the Vice Minister of Police of South Africa, defended the attacks against Nigerians and other Africans confirmed our previous fear and doubts about the guilt of the South African authorities. It is disconcerting that the country whose former leader, the late Nelson Mandela, recognized Nigeria’s efforts to elevate the South African-led government, is expelling other Africans, mostly Nigerians, energetically and with shame.

“We have tolerated the excesses of these South Africans whose businesses have prospered in Nigeria without any physical and psychological attack. For months, the coalition has written several letters to the South African consulate in Nigeria requesting meetings to chart a way forward and find a lasting solution for these unfortunate and barbaric incidents that have still been ignored or have run into a brick wall.

“OYC, after an emergency meeting, has concluded plans to, as a matter of urgency, attack all South African companies and facilities in Nigeria, especially in the southwest region of the country. DSTV, MTN, SHOPRITE, STANBIC IBTC, and other outlets are our goals.

“Therefore, we give these South African companies a maximum of seven days to leave Nigeria or forget them, since our coalition, with other groups and comrades throughout the country, will attack them and burn them to ashes,” reads the notice.

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