September 24, 2016 — Every year, NLIPW highlights Reports on actions against piracy, counterfeiting and substandard products in Nigeria, see Reports here, here and here. Below are highlights from media reports covering April through August 2016.
Standard Organisation of Nigeria Seals Multi-Million Naira Yogurt Firm in Kaduna
In April, the Newsroom reported that the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) had sealed a multi-billion naira business on grounds that the company lacks good manufacturing practice.
NAFDAC Confiscates Fake and Unregistered Drugs in Osun State
In April, the Newsroom reported that the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) had seized fake and unregistered drugs estimated to be worth about N40 million in Osogbo and Ilesha areas of Osun State.
Pharmacists Council Seals Seven Pharmacies and 96 PPMVs in Ebonyi State
In August, the Newsroom reported that the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria in Ebonyi State sealed seven pharmacies and 96 Proprietary Patent Medicine Vendors (PPMVs) for failing to renew their registration with the council and for engaging in unwholesome practices.
NAFDAC Arraigns Two Accused Persons for Selling Fake Drugs
In August, NAFDAC arraigned two Accused Persons, before a Federal High Court, over the alleged sale of fake drugs in Abuja. The drugs included fake Alabukun, Ampiclox, Augmentin, and Septrin.
Copyright Commission Arrests 10 in Oyo, Confiscate Pirated Works
In August, the Newsroom reported that the NCC arrested 10 persons alleged to be involved in the illegal download of copyrighted works and the sale of pirated books.
Copyright Commission Publishes Report on Anti-Piracy Activities
In August, the Newsroom reported that the NCC released a report showing its enforcement and anti-piracy activities for the first quarter of the year.
Our Newsroom reported that the SON raided two markets in Abuja confiscating substandard cables and tires.
Standards Organization of Nigeria Seals off Eight Companies in Ondo
Last week, the Newsroom reported that the Standards Organization of Nigeria had sealed off eight companies in Ondo State on the grounds that they allegedly produce substandard products.