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Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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President Muhamadu Buhari has sacked the Chairman, Governing Board of the Nigerian Copyright Commission, NCC, Tonye Clinton Jaja.

The Solicitor-General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Justice, Dayo Apata (SAN), conveyed Mr Jaja’s removal through a letter dated October 15, 2020 and sent through the NCC’s Director General.

The letter, sighted by DAILY NIGERIAN on Monday, is titled: ‘Notification of your removal as Chairman, Governing Board of the Nigerian Copyright Commission’.

The letter read: “I have been directed to notify you of your removal as the Chairman. Governing Board of the Nigerian COpyright Commission by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, (JCFR1 as conveyed vide letter Ref: 593I2N/230 of 28m September, 2020.

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“Your removal is with immediate effect and you are, therefore, expected to handover all the properties of the commission in your possession to the Director-General.

“While wishing you success in your future endeavours, please accept the assurances of the warm regards and best wishes of the honourable Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.”

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