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Intellectual Property Institute to induct professionals as Fellows

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The Intellectual Property Institute of Nigeria has disclosed that arrangements have been concluded to induct professionals who have made contributions to the growth and development of intellectual property in Nigeria as Fellows

The Head of Administration of the institute, Femi Sedemogun, said the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice John Terhemba Tsoho, and seven others would be conferred with the rank of Fellows of the institute.

Sedemogun said two Senior Advocate of Nigeria: Yakubu Chonoko Maikyau and Nureini Jimoh, are among the personalities that would be inducted.

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Others include the Hon. Registrar of Trademarks, Anne Adeleye, and Hon. Registrar of Patents and Designs, Stella Ezenduka.

Others are Calixthus Okoruwa, Dr. Adamu Lawal and Ezenwa Anumnu

Sedemogun said the induction of the Fellows will take place at the Nigerian National Merit Awards House, Maitama, Abuja on December 2, 2021.

He said: “It is imperative to recognise the men and women who are working tirelessly in an area that is still largely underutilised in Nigeria.

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“This is because IP is the springboard for innovation and if not carefully harnessed, will see to the decline of investors in the innovative space.

“Intellectual Property is the oil of the 21st century and it takes good effort to cultivate it which is why these distinguished men and women are being recognised for the tremendous strides they have made in their various fields.

“The fellows to be inducted include; Justice John Terhemba Tsoho, Chief Judge, Federal High Court, Yakubu Chokono Maikyau SAN, Ezenwa Anumnu Esq, Nureini Jimoh, SAN, Calixthus Okoruwa, CEO XLR8 LTD, etc.

“Along with this induction, the Institute will be the presenting Innovation awards to Nigerian Creators. The Intellectual  Property Institute Nigeria is responsible for the promotion of IP innovation, research and advocacy in Nigeria.”

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Confusion as security operatives exchange blows during Buhari’s Kaduna visit

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There was confusion when security agents exchanged blows while President Muhammadu Buhari was commissioning Kawo bridge in the heart of Kaduna state, city, on Thursday.

President Buhari arrived in Kaduna State to commission projects executed by the State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai.

The projects are in Kafanchan, Kaduna and Zaria.

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Shortly after his return from Kafacnchan, the President commissioned the Kawo bridge.

However, an altercation among security operatives attached to the President and those based in Kaduna resulted in exchange of blows.

Trouble started when some operatives of the Department of State Services blocked the road to Kawo bridge soon after the President who mounted the bridge.

Governor El-Rufai, who had earlier alighted from his vehicle, rode in the President’s convoy to the bridge.

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The security agents, who barred journalists and other dignitaries from accessing Kawo bridge, blocked the road after El-Rufai and the President were on the bridge.

However, El-Rufai’s Aide-De-Camp insisted that the governor’s official vehicle must be allowed access.

Daily Trust reports that the President’s security aides stood their ground and this resulted in not just an altercation but exchange of blows.

Eventually, the governor’s vehicle was given access.

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Two die, five injured as truck crushes motorcycle in Cross River

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The Federal Road Safety Corps has confirmed the death of two persons in an accident in the early hours of Thursday in Nko community, Yakurr Local Government Area of Cross River State.

The Public Education Officer of the Corps in Cross River State, Mark Ajuka, confirmed the death of the victims in an interview.

Ajuka, a Superintendent Route Commander, told the News Agency of Nigeria that five persons were also injured in the crash that involved a truck and a motorcycle.

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He said that investigation revealed that the crash was caused by a brake failure from the truck driver.

He said: “The accident occurred early this morning in Nko community, Yakurr Local Government Area of Cross River.

“The deceased have been evacuated from the scene of the crash, while those injured were taken to the General Hospital in Ugep for treatment.”

An eyewitness, James Eteng, told the NAN that the tragic incident occurred at St. Pius Primary School in Nko community.

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“Today is a black Thursday for us in Nko community.

“We have lost a son and a daughter in an accident that occurred this morning.

“As we speak, the whole community is in mourning mood, we can only console with the family to bear the irreparable loss.”

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