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With a Covid-19 vaccine patent waiver likely, time to rethink global intellectual property rules  By Professor Ruth L. Okediji

Ruth L. Okediji is the Jeremiah Smith Jr. Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.   On Wednesday May 5, the US moved to back a Covid-19 vaccine patent waiver that was being debated at the World Trade Organization (WTO). The proposal, first put forward by South Africa and India in October 2020, seeks …

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Heirs Oil & Gas announces former senior Shell executive, Igiehon, as CEO; Makes other Board appointments

LAGOS, Nigeria, May 7, 2021 Heirs Oil & Gas (HHOG) (www.HeirsOilandGas.com), the leading African integrated energy company, has announced the appointment of Osayande Igiehon as Chief Executive Officer, effective May 4, 2021, together with a distinguished non-executive board, bringing together leading industry figures, with considerable global and regional experience. Heirs …

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Port Harcourt Refinery Rehab: We can’t afford to fail – NNPC … Says Project to generate 3,000 jobs as construction work kicks off

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has kicked off construction work in the Port Harcourt Refinery rehabilitation project with a firm commitment not to fail Nigerians. A statement by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the NNPC, Dr. Kennie Obateru, quoted the NNPC Chief Operating Officer, Refineries …

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RMD, Kelani, Mo Abudu, Anyiam-Osigwe, Afolayan on 9-man team to drive Lagos’ Film Tourism

*As Sanwo-Olu initiates project to fund talent development, creativity in entertainment sector   Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu initiated an intervention project that will jump-start the transformation of the Entertainment and Tourism sector. The Governor, on Wednesday, inaugurated the Committee on Film Production Empowerment at the State House, Marina to fund …

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Buhari, Jonathan, PFN, Wike commiserate with Pastor Adeboye over son’s death

President Muhammadu Buhari, former President Goodluck Jonathan, the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) and Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike are among Nigerians who have sent condolence messages to the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), his wife, Pastor (Mrs) Folu Adeboye, the Adeboye  family and the …

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Upata kingdom confers Chieftaincy title on Dcns. Middleton, CEO, Kaleidoscope Group  

The CEO/Founder of Kaleidoscope Business Project LLC, Deaconess Linda O.E Middleton has been conferred with a Chieftaincy title by the Upata Traditional Council in Ahaoda-East Local Government area of Rivers state, Nigeria. Deaconess Middleton was conferred with the title of “Ununwe Gbeweji Udho’ (the daughter that remembers her people) of …

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