Showing posts from May, 2019

Ghana to sue Black Panther producers for using Ghanian traditional wear without permission

Authorities in Ghana are planning to sue producers of the movie Black Panther, Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) over alleged patent and copyright breaches. The producers of the movie are accused of using the country’s famous traditional fabric, Kente, without appropriate permission. According to the Ghana National Folklore Board, the producers ought to have gotten permission from them before using the traditional Kente fabric in the film. Reports says that though Ghana National Folklore Board are yet to officially write Marvel who produced the movie that broke several box office records netting 1.344 billion dollars as of May 22, 2018. They are however gearing up for that to express. Ms Adobea who spoke on behalf of the board said “We are preparing a legal dossier. The strategy is that we are not going in for a fight,” she indicated, adding “it is not adversarial”. She went on to explain that permissions are not required of anyone intending to use any of the Ghanaian symbol

Buhari serves food to the physically challenged

President Muhammadu Buhari in the spirit of the season turned a steward on Thursday night as he helped to serve food to some physically disadvantaged Nigerians that he hosted to Iftar dinner, the Ramadan breaking of fast. Buhari’s gesture appeared to have taken his aides and guests by surprise. Photo: State House

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One person killed, 17 others abducted as gunmen raid a church in Kaduna during choir practice

At least one person was killed and 17 others abducted when gunmen attacked some communities in Kaduna State on Sunday. The church attack was carried out on the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) while the villages affected are Dankande and Dogon Dawa in Birnin Gwari local government area and Guguwa-Kwate village and Rigasa area in Igabi local government area of Kaduna state. In Dankande, a witness said over 20 gunmen surrounded a church where a choir rehearsal was going on. The witness said, “It was at about 12:30 midnight. We had a combined choir practice in the church with other neighbouring communities. We normally hold  the combine choir practice from 9:00pm to 1:00am. As we were in the church, the armed men numbering over 20 just surrounded the church and started shooting. Everybody was terrified but there was no how we could run because they had already surrounded the church.” A community leader in Guguwa-Kwate said his elder brother's son was in the church

Danfo bus fire--- 4 injured, commuters suffer as commercial bus burns on Lagos bridge

Hundreds of commuters were stranded and, at least, four people injured on Tuesday as a commercial bus, maneuvering near a fallen fuel tanker, burnt beyond recognition, blocking the ever-busy Oke Afa-Isolo Bridge in Lagos. The Vanagon bus carrying 14 passengers burnt at 6.30a.m. when it was ascending the bridge connecting Oke Afa with Isolo, Okota and some others in Oshodi-Isolo LGA. A witness at the scene said that four occupants of the bus were rushed to the Isolo General Hospital for treatment. The witness, who identified himself simply as a financial expert, was driving a 2005 Toyota and closely following the burnt bus. The witness, whose car was slightly affected by smoke at the rear, told NAN that the bus driver was among those rushed to hospital. According to him, the bus’s exhaust pipe absorbed petrol from potholes into which petrol spilled on Monday evening when a tanker laden with fuel fell on the foot of the bridge. He said that as the bus was ascending the bridge,