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Friday, January 27, 2023

Crypto collapse: Is there still future for digital currencies? - ITREALMS

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The future of cryptocurrencies was explored with UNCTAD economist, Marina Zucker. Excerpts.

UNCTAD economist, Marina Zucker

Regulators in various countries are now investigating after FTX – one of the world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchanges – filed for bankruptcy protection in late 2022.

Steps to achieve ‘The Decade of Gas’

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Nigeria is a study in contradiction. It has the largest proven gas reserve in Africa yet faces a significant challenge in providing access to gas for a majority of its citizens and businesses. On top of this, it occupies an unenviable position as one of the top seven gas-flaring countries in the world, according to the World Bank. The tale would be unbelievable if it was fiction.
Eromosele, a Corporate Communication professional and public affairs analyst from Lagos @ITREALMS
Sadly, the reality is grim. Oil-producing companies burn off millions of cubic litres of natural gas during oil production. They use a fancy term, gas flaring, to describe it. It doesn't however take remove from the fact that the action, gas flaring, is a glaring waste of a wasting resource. It also impacts negatively on the environment, human health and the cost of gas. It needs to be stopped.

Thursday, January 26, 2023

EdTEch: Classera raises $40m in biggest Series A funding, set to deepen African footprints - ITREALMS

Global edutech learning management platform with focus on emerging markets, Classera, has raised $40 million in a Series A rounded funding, reports 
EdTEch: Classera raises $40m in biggest Series A funding in EdTech, set to deepen African footprints - ITREALMS

This development, ITREALMS gathered is the largest in EdTech globally for a company with no prior funding.

COVID-19 vaccine gets $2.8mn delivery boost @Sierra Leone - ITREALMS

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The Gavi, vaccine alliance has boosted COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery Partnership, (CoVDP) by handing over vehicles, motorbikes and computers worth of US$ 2.8M to support Sierra Leone Vaccination efforts.

The items were officially handed over to Dr. Austin Demby, Minister of Health and Sanitation in Freetown and they included two pick up vehicles, 250 motorbikes, six computers and accessories and 300 tablets with power banks. In addition, 15 Peripheral Health Units (PHUs), and four District Vaccine Stores, will be connected to solar powered systems.

Raymond Ukaegbu: Why I wrote book on fashion show production - ITREALMS

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The publisher of SUPREME Magazine, Raymond Ukaegbu, has revealed reasons for writing a book in fashion show production, reports 
Book unveiled by guests: Title: ESSENTIALS OF FASHION SHOW PRODUCTION by a GOCOP member, Ray Ukaegbu, Publisher of Supreme Magazine @ITREALMS
Ukaegbu, who also is the South-South zonal coordinator of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP), unveiled the book at Ogeyi Place (former Le'Meridien Hotel) in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, January 24, 2023.

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Peace in North East: EU-MCN builds conflict resolution network for residents - ITREALMS

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The Managing Conflict in Nigeria (MCN) Programme has constituted a conflict resolution network to enhance crisis management and peace building process in the North East region.
The programme funded by the European Union and facilitated by the British Council has also established a Sexual Assault Referral Centers (SARCs) where cases of gender based violence are reported in three North Eastern states in Nigeria including Adamawa, Borno and Yobe.

ChatGPT’s impacts will be social, not technical - ITREALMS

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The technology world was on fire about the latest artificial intelligence demonstration by OpenAI in the waning months of 2022, ChatGPT.
Chester Wisniewski, field CTO applied research Sophos.
It is truly a remarkable achievement, an artificial intelligence (AI) that you can have a conversation with and ask it to do everything from write essays to code computer programs.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

FG flags off cash grants in Anambra - ITREALMS

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The Federal Government (FG) has flagged off cash grants for vulnerable people in Anambra State, reports 
Deputy director, Mr. Anaelo Charles Nwanelo, who represented the  Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development at the event in Awka.
The event which held at the late Prof. Dora Akunyili Women Development Centre in Awka, the state capital was in conjunction with the Anambra State government and is known as conditional cash transfer grants was meant for vulnerable indigenes of the state.

How to survive the last week of January on a budget - ITREALMS

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January is renowned for being a month of extremely slow days, mounting bills and a long, grinding wait for pay-day. This is often the case for folks in paid employment.
However, the difficulties that traditionally accompany the month of January impact entrepreneurs or those in business as well. Usually, discretionary or disposable income is often limited and tightly guarded, with many potential customers trying to wade through to the end of the month after the customary lavish spending that trailed the previous year-end festivities.

Electioneering campaigns: Corps Marshal cautions campaign convoy drivers against reckleness - ITREALMS

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The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Dauda Ali Biu, has cautioned all road users, especially campaign convoy drivers, to avoid speeding and recklessness on wheels, reports 
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He also warned them to drive in conformity with established road traffic regulations so as to avoid incidences of road traffic crashes.