COSON Battles NCC Over Suspension
Its a game of cat and mouse between Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) and the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC)
NCC has suspended the operating license of COSON.
The suspension by NCC which is empowered to oversee the affairs of COSON and other agencies under the agency has prevented COSON from collecting royalties on-behalf of and for musicians and other performing artists in Nigeria through the suspension.
In a response to the suspension, COSON has filled a new process at the Court of Appeal, Lagos Division challenging the content of the letters from the Nigerian Copyright Commission suspending the copyright licensing activities of the society
The staff of COSON have also in a letter asked the Director General of NCC, Afam Ezekude to withdraw the suspension and resign.
All of this comes after a petition written by artist, 2face Idibia to the commission o help settle the battle of supremacy between the current chairman Tony Okoroji and Efe Omorogbe, who continues to insist that he is the recognized chairman of COSON.
Matters recently got out of hand after, Efe Omorogbe was arrested and detained by the Nigerian police, allegedly following orders from Tony Okoroji.
See the NCC letter below