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Firm, Nigeria Breweries battle over intellectual property

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An engineering company, Evanpower Engineering Limited, and Nigerian Breweries are preparing for a legal battle over the use of the intellectual property. This is because the Firm has threatened to drag the Company to court for alleged use of their property without pay.

The Company, at a request of its lawyer AUG Ojinta to the managing director of Nigeria Breweries Plc, demands the payment of N750 million and N3, 744, 153.15 as fees for the design and work of Blue Print, respectively, at its Ama plant. In the ninth mile. Corner in the state of Enugu.

The lawyer, in the petition he made available to journalists in Enugu on Monday, alleged that the NBL refused to pay the engineering company after using the plan he designed to solve a control system challenge at its plant. Love

He said: “Our Client tells us that sometime in July 2014, the access control system of his Company in Ama was hit by lightning and that the Supertermia Control Panel in the security room at the door The Company had announced the repair, but because it was a highly specialized job, none of its registered suppliers/contractors could handle it or wait.

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“As at that time, our Client was not registered as a Supplier / Contractor in his Company. She was wanted, and she came. She repaired the decomposed Superterm panel and got the board to work with the Turnstile door, and that made history at her Ama plant since, according to the information she received later, none of the registered contractors of her Company in Nigeria was able to express such a feat in its access control system. This particular service was paid for by your Company. ”

Ojinta stated that after the repair, NBplc asked its Client to register as a supplier/contractor in the Company, which it did and recorded on May 21, 2015, in the category of automation, instrumentation and control system. Ojinta stated that his Client received a work permit after registration and that he was instructed to work on Revamping the Access Control System at the Company’s Ama plant sometime in June 2017.

“Our Client was granted work permits covering the period from June 4 to July 31, 2017, duly endorsed by the Automation Engineer, the Engineering Manager, the Safety Manager and the Manager of the Brewery, who in fact it was destined to modernize the Access Control System and other complementary works that included placing new cables on the turnstile door in the Ama plant. In the end, the purchase order was raised on August 7, 2017, which demonstrates the fact that my Client had complied with what was asked of my Client, “he said.

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Ojinta added that, before that, Evanpower Engineering Limited had developed a model for NBL that was used to solve the access control system at the request of the automation engineer of the beer company. “The first part was made available to you through your automation engineer in July 2017, while the second part was in October 2017,” he said. Ojinta stated that the NBplc had gone ahead to get rid of the services of his Client when he had not paid for the use of Blue Print by him.

He stated that the NBplc acknowledged receipt and use of his Client’s Blue Print in his letter of June 14, 2018. “Unfortunately, in that letter, your company first stated that our client never made it clear that his company should pay him for the use of Blue Print, his intellectual property, which we consider very absurd, to say the least.” Second, he chose to confuse the demand for payment of N3, 744, 153. Fifteen of our clients for the services already provided as contained in the technical report that had been sent to them with their demand for payment for the use of their Blue Print.

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“It is against the preceding that our client has ordered us to demand and demand that your company pay within 21 days of receiving this letter,” Ojinta said. The NBplc, however, has denied any responsibility to the engineering firm, noting that there was no record of any such documented transaction with the Company. The Legal Operations Manager of NBplc, Mr. Chidubem Aguguo, stated in his response to the petition that there was no merit in the claim of the engineering company. According to his response, the beer company “rejects this claim in its entirety.”

“We reiterate that at no time did we commit to paying your client any document (either quotation, preliminary draft or any other document) sent by him regarding the reactivation of the access control system in our Ama Brewery (” Project “). Besides, his Client received the

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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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