Media Reports on Actions Against Piracy, Counterfeiting & Substandard Products in Nigeria: January to March 2014

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(Media Reports on Actions Against Piracy, Counterfeiting & Substandard Products in Nigeria)

March 31, 2014

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January ’14
Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) Nigerian Copyright Commission in collaboration with Nigeria Customs Services (NCS) seized a shipping container containing pirated inspirational and educational books. NCC Consficates 1x20ft Shipping Container Of Pirated Books | NCC | January 7, 2014
Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) Eight Million, Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N8,500,000) worth of suspected pirated literary works were impounded by the NCC in Ajegunle area of Lagos State. NCC Impounds N8.5 Million Literary Works | NCC | January 28, 2014
Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) Based on intelligence reports, the Standards Organisation of Nigeria seized three containers of gas cylinders and sealed four warehouses stocked with substandard generating sets worth N400 million in Lagos. SON impounds substandard goods worth N400m | Vanguard | January 30, 2014
February ’14
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) EFCC began a series of enforcement activities by raiding the premises of software counterfeiters and resellers. Counterfeit software resellers come under scrutiny by Oluyinka Alawode| BusinessDay | February 12, 2014
National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control intensified its patrol and raid of rural communities in Nigeria to fish out fakers of food, drugs and other regulated substances who have turned such communities as safe haven for their illegal activities Fake Drug: NAFDAC to Raid Rural Areas by George Okoh | THISDAY LIVE | February 17, 2014
National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control At the inauguration of the reconstituted federal and state task forces on counterfeit, fake and unwholesome processed foods, the Minister of Health stated that the Federal Government will clamp down on any media organisation that advertises pharmaceutical products not duly registered by the NAFDAC FG threatens clampdown on media houses advertising fake drugs by Victoria Ojeme | Vanguard | February 20, 2014

March ’14
National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control During a sensitization workshop for medicine sellers and distributors within the Bridge-Head Drug Market in Anambra state, the Director-General of the NAFDAC, Dr Paul Orhii, stated that the existence of fake drugs posed a threat to the attainment of the MDGs. Nigeria cannot attain MDGs with fake drugs in circulation – NAFDAC by Joe Chukindi | DailyPost | March 3, 2014
Standards Organisation of Nigeria A task force was set up by the Traders’ Associations in Abakiliki, Ebonyi State to combat the sale of fake, illicit and unwholesome drugs, foods and chemicals in all the markets in the state. The task force was during a grassroot public enlightenment programme organized by NAFDAC. SON Leverages Traditional Rulers to Tackle Distribution of Fake Products by Crusoe Osagie | ThisDay Live | March 18, 2014
Standards Organisation of Nigeria The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III and other royal institutions were invited by the Standards Organisation of Nigeria to act as ambassadors for the national coalition programme against sub-standard products, as part of the agency’s drive to rid Nigeria of sub-standard goods. SON partners institutions to rid country of sub-standard goods by Osa Victor Obayagbona | Business Day | March 19, 2014
Standards Organisation of Nigeria The technical committee convened by the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) began the review of cement standardization in Nigeria, with the objective of ensuring that only cement that guarantees safety of buildings and human life is produced and sold in Nigeria. Manufacturers fret as SON begins review of cement standards | Business News | March 19, 2014
National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control embarked on a new enlightenment campaign against drug counterfeiting in Nigeria, using members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). War against fake drugs: NAFDAC engages NYSC for campaign by Noah Ebije | The Sun | March 24, 2014

*media report prepared as of March 31, 2014

This article is intended to provide general information about the subject matter. Professional advice should be sought about specific circumstances.

 

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