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“Fair-weather party members do not deserve APC ticket in Lagos council polls” -Chocomilo

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Leading aspirant for the councillorship seat in Atobaje Ward E of Agege local government, hon. Ganiyu Ademola Adeyemo has reaffirmed his loyalty to the All Progressives Congress (APC), emphasising that loyalty is the only currency of true politics.

Adeyemo who is fondly called “Chocomilo” said he is an unrepentant progressive, who has stayed with the party since the days of Alliance for Democracy (AD) till date without a pause.

Chocomilo said he believes so much in the philosophy of the party in Lagos and will remain in the fold forever.

The Supervising Councillor for Education in the local government was responding to insinuations in certain quarters that none of the party aspirants in the ward, has truly paid their dues in terms of loyalty to the party.

While speaking with our correspondent over the phone, Hon. Adeyemo said the statement is “manufactured in the factory of ignorant people.”

He said: “The person or groups making such insinuations are either obviously ignorant or mischievous. How could anyone make such a generic but irresponsible statement? I can only speak for myself and the facts are incontrovertible, that i, Ganiyu Ademola Adeyemo has not for once, left the fold of the progressives since the start of this republic in 1999. Those who are informed know of my diehard antecedents as a progressive politician.

“I contested primary elections as councillor on three different occasions and despite not being favoured, i remained in the party and worked tirelessly for its success in those polls. The facts are there for any honest person to see.

“We know of irregular, fair-weather members, who keep on jumping from pillar to post during elections when their ambition does not tally with the party’s decision. Those ones do not deserve the party ticket this time around.

“They cant keep working against the party’s progress and expect to keep benefiting from the party during elections. The story of the last LG polls in Atobaje is still fresh in our memory.” He added.

Hon. Adeyemo a.k.a Chocomilo, who recently declared his ambition to seek out the party ticket once again, affirmed his trust in the party leadership to produce a credible primary election that will determine who gets the ticket at the end of the day.

“There is no doubt about the credibility of our leaders. They are men and women of impeccable integrity and they know that indeed, there is need to consolidate on the gains of the party so far. They will do it right, like ever before” he said.

The Physics-Electronics graduate of the Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago-Iwoye, assured party members and the electorate at large that his election, will set a lot of positive unprecedented achievements for the ward.

Chocomilo therefore called for a total support for his ambition.

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Here is the full list of PDP chairmanship candidates for Lagos LG poll

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State has unveiled its flag-bearers for the July 24 local council elections in the state by Electoral Commission (LASIEC)

The PDP’s list of chairmanship and vice-chairmanship candidates released on Tuesday night was signed by the party’s Chairman, Adedeji Doherty, and the Secretary, Muiz Dosunmu.

See the list below (chairmanship/vice-chairmanship candidates):

  1. Agbado-Okeodo: Richard Osagie/Jimoh Ibrahim
  2. Agboyi Ketu: Oluwole Dahunsi/Joy Ashinze
  3. Agege: Azeez Adebiyi/Yusuf Adamu
  4. Ajeromi: Tajudeen Balogun/Azuonye Nkepadobi
  5. Alimosho: Aduragbemi Oyebade/Olusola Joseph 6. Amuwo-Odofin: Adedayo Adesoye/Fortune Chijioke
  6. Apapa: Deley Bandaki/Samuel Emmanuel
  7. Apapa-Iganmu: Albert Olorunwa/Moses Aderoju
  8. Ayobo-Ipaja: Ben Arulogun/Talabi Olasunbo
  9. Badagry Central: Honfonvu Denagan/Folashade Kuti-Balogun
  10. Badagry West: Abraham Kolawole/Bolaji Awesu
  11. Bariga: Ibrahim Tijani/David Aina
  12. Coker-Aguda: Akeem Animashaun/Modupe Adeyemi
  13. Egbe-Idimu: Muyiwa Bajulaye/Olorunfunmi Sulaimon
  14. Ejigbo: Rasheed Otegbola/Grace Solomon
  15. Epe: Sidikat Nekuleyi/Abiodun Lawal
  16. Eredo: Stephen Okoya/Anike Adesina
  17. Eti-Osa: Lasisi Jinadu/ThankGod/Bardagha
  18. Eti-Osa East: Bolaji Akinpelu/Suwebat Sholarin
  19. Iba Kolawole Ageyin/Bello Muhammed
  20. Ibeju Lekki: Olumide Komolafe/Ismail Lazees
  21. Ifako-Ijaiye: Kolawole Uyi/Oladele Oyekanmi
  22. Ifelodun: Omogbolahan Ijaola/Ikechukwu Edna
  23. Igando-Ikotun: Olatunde Olatokun/Pius Omoorantan
  24. Igbogbo Baiyeku: Oyesanya Adeboye/Ibrahim Afinju
  25. Ijede: Lookman Apina/Gideon Ogini
  26. Ikeja: Femi Folorunsho/John Nwabueze
  27. Ikorodu Central: Hassan Babatunde/Abolore Oyesanya
  28. Ikorodu North: Raji Omotayo/MondayEgheleme
  29. Ikorodu West: Olumide Lawal/Hammed Alabi
  30. Ikosi Ejinrin: Rasheed Raji/Matthew Ajayi
  31. Ikosi/Isheri: Nurudeen Orosiji/Titilayo Adetayo
  32. Ikoyi/Obalende: Anthony Bourdillon/Ahmad Mohammed
  33. Imota: Fatai Ogunfolabi/William Ikpedu
  34. Iru, Victoria Island: Olumide Thompson/Oluwatosin Adeniyi
  35. Isolo: Tajudeen Bamgboye/Goodman Ahivekwe
  36. Itire-Ikate: Oyewola Bakare/Odegua Osagie
  37. Kosofe: Adelekan Abdulrauf/Rebecca Akindolie
  38. Lagos Island: Olusegun Ajibade/ Lateef Adele
  39. Lagos Island East: Agboola Odunfa/Bright Gbolahan
  40. Lagos Mainland: Abiodun Fakoya/Njoku Cosmos
  41. Lekki: Ismail Shugu/Mustau Ipaye
  42. Mosan Okunola: O. Oduwole/Omotola Ojo
  43. Mushin: Saheed Elegbede/Chiamaka Peter
  44. Odi-Olowo: Olakunle Solaja/Bolatito Oshifala
  45. Ojo: Olajide Oniyide/Patience Borisade
  46. Ojodu: Sunday Shodolamu/Modupe Ajayi
  47. Ojokoro: Stephen Akerele/ Tawakalitu Ajao
  48. Olorunda: Qudus Olagoro/Akonasu Gbedozin
  49. Onigbongbo: Ayodeji Omotosho/Evelyn Salami
  50. Oriade: Olajide Kujenyo/Sylvester Onwurah
  51. Orile Agege: Wasiu Akintoye/Rasheedat Bello
  52. Oshodi: Rilwan Akinbiyi/AdepojuTiamiyu
  53. Oto Awori: Wasiu Olayiwola/Michael Abel
  54. Somolu: Fatai Ghazal/ Olawale Akanni
  55. Surulere: Tokunbo Ogunade/Augusta Ogar
  56. Yaba: Solomon Hungbeji/Maria Aladetan.

(NAN)

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Senator Tokunbo Abiru’s Copyright Act Repeal And Re-enactment Bill Passes Second Reading

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A bill sponsored by the Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Distinguished Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA seeking to provide stronger protection for the intellectual works of content creators and other intellectual property owners passed second reading on the floor of the Senate today.

The bill titled, ‘The Copyright Act Repeal And Re-enactment Bill, 2021’ will replace the extant Copyright Act Cap C28 LFN 2004 when finally passed into law. 

The bill widens protection to include digital contents among others which were not covered in the existing law.

While leading debate on the bill at the plenary on Tuesday, Senator Abiru argued there was a need to enact a stronger law that will protect investments of copyright owners stressing that Copyright Act, 1988 (as amended) has become obsolete in addressing emerging contemporary issues in the Nigeria’s copyright industries.

The Nigerian copyright industries, comprising of the creative industries such as Nollywood and broadcasting industry, the music industry, the fashion industry, the book publishing industry, the art industry, and Nigeria’s emerging software and Apps industry among others.
 
The Senator who cited Section 16(1)(a) and Section 16 (1) (d)  of the 1999 Constitution as amended that enjoins government to promote national prosperity and provide atmosphere for self-reliant economy and protection of citizens to engage in lawful economic activities, decried the plight of intellectual content producers under the weakened legislation.
 
He said, “Many Nigerian businesses have disappeared and many Nigerian creators have died because of the harm occasioned by piracy and the weak mechanisms offered by the existing legal framework and successive government’s inability to sufficiently fund the Nigerian Copyright Commission.
 
“Time and again, stakeholders in the Nigerian copyright community have called for the amendment of the copyright law in line with new technologies and stipulate deterrent penalties but there has been no follow up action in terms of amendments to the Copyright Act 1988 which was promulgated in 1999, under the military regime and more than Twenty-Two (22) years ago.
 
‘’More significantly, the emergence of digital technologies revolutionized the creative economy as production and dissemination of creative works became more accessible and lent themselves to global exploitation beyond national boundaries.
 
The Deputy Chip Whip of the Senate, Senator Aliyu Sabi-Abdullahi (Niger North) backed the bill. He argued that the contact of the new bill of Copyright ‘’ rightly captured what is obtainable in our global knowledge-based economy’’ adding that the facts on the ground should necessitate passage of the bill.

He said Twenty years ago, top global companies were the oil companies and the rest but today tech companies have overtaken them. He stressed that the bill if passed into law will guarantee reward for hundreds of talented young Nigerians who are breaking frontiers in the tech space and music industry.

The Senate passed the bill and mandated its joint committee on Trade and Investments and Judiciary and human Rights  to work on the bill and report back within four weeks.
 
The bill seeks to Strengthen the copyright regime in Nigeria to enhance the competitiveness of its creative industries in a digital and knowledge-based global economy.

And also to effectively protect the rights of authors to ensure just rewards and recognition for their intellectual efforts while also providing appropriate limitations and exceptions to guarantee access to creative works, encourage cultural interchange and advance public welfare among other benefits.
 
 
Enitan Olukotun
Special Adviser to Senator Tokunbo Abiru
(Media and Publicity)
Tuesday 8th June, 2021

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Senator Tokunbo Abiru’s Copyright Act Repeal And Re-enactment Bill Passes Second Reading

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A bill sponsored by the Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Distinguished Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA seeking to provide stronger protection for the intellectual works of content creators and other intellectual property owners passed second reading on the floor of the Senate today.

The bill titled, ‘The Copyright Act Repeal And Re-enactment Bill, 2021’ will replace the extant Copyright Act Cap C28 LFN 2004 when finally passed into law. 

The bill widens protection to include digital contents among others which were not covered in the existing law.

While leading debate on the bill at the plenary on Tuesday, Senator Abiru argued there was a need to enact a stronger law that will protect investments of copyright owners stressing that Copyright Act, 1988 (as amended) has become obsolete in addressing emerging contemporary issues in the Nigeria’s copyright industries.

The Nigerian copyright industries, comprising of the creative industries such as Nollywood and broadcasting industry, the music industry, the fashion industry, the book publishing industry, the art industry, and Nigeria’s emerging software and Apps industry among others.
 
The Senator who cited Section 16(1)(a) and Section 16 (1) (d)  of the 1999 Constitution as amended that enjoins government to promote national prosperity and provide atmosphere for self-reliant economy and protection of citizens to engage in lawful economic activities, decried the plight of intellectual content producers under the weakened legislation.
 
He said, “Many Nigerian businesses have disappeared and many Nigerian creators have died because of the harm occasioned by piracy and the weak mechanisms offered by the existing legal framework and successive government’s inability to sufficiently fund the Nigerian Copyright Commission.
 
“Time and again, stakeholders in the Nigerian copyright community have called for the amendment of the copyright law in line with new technologies and stipulate deterrent penalties but there has been no follow up action in terms of amendments to the Copyright Act 1988 which was promulgated in 1999, under the military regime and more than Twenty-Two (22) years ago.
 
‘’More significantly, the emergence of digital technologies revolutionized the creative economy as production and dissemination of creative works became more accessible and lent themselves to global exploitation beyond national boundaries.
 
The Deputy Chip Whip of the Senate, Senator Aliyu Sabi-Abdullahi (Niger North) backed the bill. He argued that the contact of the new bill of Copyright ‘’ rightly captured what is obtainable in our global knowledge-based economy’’ adding that the facts on the ground should necessitate passage of the bill.

He said Twenty years ago, top global companies were the oil companies and the rest but today tech companies have overtaken them. He stressed that the bill if passed into law will guarantee reward for hundreds of talented young Nigerians who are breaking frontiers in the tech space and music industry.

The Senate passed the bill and mandated its joint committee on Trade and Investments and Judiciary and human Rights  to work on the bill and report back within four weeks.
 
The bill seeks to Strengthen the copyright regime in Nigeria to enhance the competitiveness of its creative industries in a digital and knowledge-based global economy.

And also to effectively protect the rights of authors to ensure just rewards and recognition for their intellectual efforts while also providing appropriate limitations and exceptions to guarantee access to creative works, encourage cultural interchange and advance public welfare among other benefits.
 
 
Enitan Olukotun
Special Adviser to Senator Tokunbo Abiru
(Media and Publicity)
Tuesday 8th June, 2021

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