allAfrica.com has published an article entitled "Data Protection, Storage, E-Government And Nigerians" by Tayo Ajakaye. Amoung the points:
So what happens in a country like Nigeria where such a law is just not there, what are the dangers to which people are exposed?
Odufuwa [Fola Odufuwa, CEO of eShekels, a Lagos consultancy] said the dangers are indeed grave. "The dangers are many and grave. Intellectual Property (and all the issues surrounding it e.g. copyright control, digital rights management, etc) is one of the four pillars of the new economy." He explained that one of the reasons why the music and publishing industries is hugely underdeveloped in Nigeria is due to the ineffectiveness of copyright control and enforcement. He noted that virtually any document, latest film, or music album, can be purchased for about a dollar from roadside hawkers. "You can imagine depth of lost revenue to property owners!" he exclaimed.