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FGN accuses Nigerians in diaspora of funding secessionist groups - ITREALMS

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Dark web: Study says Ads offering hackers ‘Initial Access’ - ITREALMS

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The latest research, security specialist Positive Technologies documents how the market enabling initial access to corporate networks has evolved through 2020 and into early 2021, and reveals that the number of ‘access-for-sale’ ads on the dark web has increased seven-fold compared with previous years.
The company’s researchers believe the cyber-criminal profile is changing in multiple ways; the profile of an external intruder who gains initial access to a corporate network is different from the criminal who follows through with the attack once inside—most importantly, the two have different skillsets. 

Oyo Govt trains 351 Councillors, 33 LG Clerks on good governance - ITREALMS

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The Government of Oyo State, on Wednesday, Kick-started a training programme for 351 councillors and 33 clerks of Local Government Legislative Councils.
The training, which centred on good governance at the local government levels and effective replication of the Four Point Service Agenda of the 'Seyi Makinde administration, was flagged off at the World Lilies Event Centre, Apata, Ibadan, by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Legislative Matters, Hon. Samuel Adejumo.

AGRF, Heifer launch Pitch AgriHack 2021 - ITREALMS


The AGRF and Heifer International have launched the Pitch AgriHack 2021, a competition focused on accelerating entrepreneurial growth and job creation in the agriculture sector by leveraging advanced technologies and youth participation in Africa’s food security agenda. 
This seventh edition of Pitch AgriHack is a pitching contest aimed exclusively at African businesses bringing technological innovation to the agriculture sector. Generation Africa (www.GenAfrica.org), a thematic platform of the AGRF will host the competition.

Tension in Imo: Soldiers shut businesses of traders identified with Nnamdi Kanu - ITREALMS

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There was tension in Orlu area of Imo State when some soldiers reportedly ordered traders to close shops for one week on Tuesday, reports 
ITREALMS.

It was gathered that the anger of the security agents stemmed from the fact that the traders chose not to open their shops on Monday as a result of the arraignment of the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, in Abuja.

FGN accuses Nigerians in diaspora of funding secessionist groups - ITREALMS

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has accused some Nigerians in Diaspora of funding secessionist groups, reports ITREALMS.
The government made this accusation through the Federal Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed during an audience he granted members of the United Kingdom (UK) chapter of the Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO) in Abuja, Tuesday.

PPP panacea for infrastructure advancement says Danbatta – ITREALMS

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The Public-Private Partnership (PPP) has been described as the panacea for resilient infrastructure development for the advancement of digital economy, reports ITREALMS.
EVC of NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta
This was the position taken by the Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, in a keynote at a panel session during a two-day 2021 virtual conference and exhibition on Information Communication Technology & Telecommunications (ICTEL) organised by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), on Tuesday, July 27, this year with overarching theme: ‘Disruptions, Resilience and Governance in Digital Economy.’

eTransmission of election results: The joke on NASS, INEC, not NCC - ITREALMS

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In the heat of the debate over Electoral Act Amendment Bill and the propriety and workability of electronic transmission of result, the House of Representatives invited the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, the nation’s telecoms regulator.
The House also invited the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to answer to some questions. But as it has now turned out, the invitation to NCC was needless, baseless and at best a futile exercise in red-herring. The NCC, it must be stated, is one of the best performing public institutions in Nigeria with its exemplary culture of good corporate governance noised abroad even as far as Switzerland, the head office of the International Telecommunications Union, ITU.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Connect schools, boost GDP by 20% - ITREALMS

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The latest report of the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has identified that connecting schools has the potential to boost the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by up to 20 per cent in the least connected nations, reports ITREALMS.
This report sponsored by Ericsson and Global UNICEF, a summary was made available to 
ITREALMS, indicated that the report entitled “Connecting Learners: Narrowing the Educational Divide” highlighted four key areas for multi-sector collaboration.

FRSC records 12% reduction in road crashes, 6055 offenders apprehended - ITREALMS

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has recorded 12 per cent reduction in road traffic crashes during the just concluded 2021 Eid-el Kabir Sallah special patrol operations that held nationwide, as a total of 6055 offenders were arrested for committing 7609 offences between 16 to 25 July, 2021 being the period that the operations lasted, reports 
ITREALMS.
The Corps Public Education Officer, Mr. Bisi Kazeem, informed ITREALMS that a total of 108 road traffic crashes (RTC) were recorded as against a total of 123 in the same period in 2019 representing 12% decrease.

ICPC accuses private sector of aiding 60% illicit financial flows out of Africa - ITREALMS

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The Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, has said that the private sector was responsible for over 60 percent illegal movement of funds from Africa to foreign 
countries.
R-L Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC),
 Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye in a handshake with President, African Bar Association (AFBA),
Mr. Hanniba Uwaifo during the visit.

Prof. Owasanoye made this known during the visit of council members of the African Bar Association (AFBA) led by its President, Mr. Hanniba Uwaifo to the corporate headquarters of the ICPC recently.

CBN bans sales of forex to BDCs - ITREALMS

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has banned the sales of Foreign Exchange (FX) to Bureau De Change (BDCs) operators in the country, reports 
ITREALMS.
The CBN Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, proclaimed this at the end of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting held in Abuja, the nation's capital on Tuesday.

Alarmed! Some Nigerians in diaspora still rely on fake news says Lai Mohammed - ITREALMS

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has been alarmed that some Nigerians in Diaspora are still relying on unidentified platforms that purportedly peddle fake news and misinformation about Nigeria, reports 
ITREALMS.
Alhaji Lia Mohammed
Mohammed in his remarks during the visit of members of the United Kingdom (UK) chapter of the Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO) in Abuja, Tuesday, expressed shock that alleged fake news platforms still have the ears of diasporans.

ISDE 2021: All is set, as 700 inductees expected in Uyo - ITREALMS

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Over 700 inductees are expected to join the fold of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), the umbrella body of all Information Technology (IT) professionals, interest groups and stakeholders in the country, reports ITREALMS.
Prof. Adesina Sodiya, President, NCS
Currently, ITREALMS gathered that NCS prides itself with about 15,000 members, spread across all the states of the federation.

Exploring public private collaboration for robust digital infrastructure, regulations, investment and policy - ITREALMS

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A keynote speech by the Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, at a panel session during the 2021 virtual conference and exhibition on Information Communication Technology & Telecommunications (ICTEL) organised by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), from Tuesday, July 27 - Wednesday, July 28, 2021.
EVC of NCC, Prof. Danbatta

General Theme: ‘Disruptions, Resilience and Governance in Digital Economy’

Courtesies,

I feel a sense of honour as I am delighted to be the lead speaker at this session of the 2021 Information Communication Technology and Telecommunication (ICTEL) Exhibition and Conference. This is the second virtual edition of the annual conference. The first took place last year, as a consequence of the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to continue to observe necessary protocol and safety measures put in place by the government towards curtailing the spread of the pandemic.

Suspected Foul play: Prove Kanu is alive, IPOB tasks DSS - ITREALMS

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The inability to produce Mazi Nnamdi Kanu before an Abuja court on Monday has continued to generate tensions with the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) suspecting he may have been killed, reports ITREALMS.

They also tasked the Department of Security Services (DSS) to proof otherwise.

Monday, July 26, 2021

NCC reiterates commitment to judicial collaboration - ITREALMS


The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has reiterated commitment to strengthen collaboration with judicial institutions in the country, reports ITREALMS.
EVC of NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta (Left) with  the Chief Registrar of
Kano State High Court of Justice, 
Abdullahi Ado Bayero during the courtesy visit.
The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Commission, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, made this known during a courtesy visit by a high-powered delegation of the Kano State Judiciary to the chief telecom regulator at the NCC Kano Zonal Office, in Kano State, over the weekend.

Nation building can't be achieved by fiat, says Fayemi - ITREALMS

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The Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has reiterated commitment to efforts geared towards building a nation where justice and peace shall reign, noting that nation building cannot be achieved by fiat.
The Governor stated this on Monday when he received the Prelate of Methodist Church, His Eminence Dr Samuel Chukuemeka Kalu Uche at the Governor’s office in Ado- Ekiti.

#2021TOT: Tech leaders glow @ Nigeria’s industry grammy - ITREALMS

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Leading technology solutions providers, entrepreneurs and advocates in Nigeria gathered at the 2021 Titans of Tech (TOT) Hall of Fame awards in Lagos, at the weekend to celebrate the best in the nation's burgeoning ICT industry, reports 
ITREALMS.
Lare Ayoola, Founder, TranterIT Group @ #2021TOT

Titans of Tech Hall of Fame awards is designed to celebrate Hi-tech most important movers and shakers; pioneers, Innovators, men, women, organisations and institutions who blazed the trail and used ICT to improve the way of life in our society. 

NCC to strengthen Judicial collaboration in tackling telecoms service - ITREALMS

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In a bid to further protect telecoms infrastructure in the country, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has restated its commitment to continue to strengthen collaboration with judicial institutions in Nigeria.

The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Commission, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, gave the assurance during a courtesy visit by a high-powered delegation of the Kano State Judiciary to the chief telecom regulator at the NCC Kano Zonal Office, in Kano, over the weekend.

FG excited NIN reduces JAMB exam malpractices - ITREALMS

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The use of the National Identity Number (NIN) has been discovered to have reduced examination malpractices in the country, says the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN), reports ITREALMS.
This is coming as FG announced new deadline for NIN-Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) data verification to October 31, 2021 this year.

MRA condemns accreditation of media houses by DSS to cover Nnamdi Kanu’s trial - ITREALMS

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Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today condemned the reported approval by the Department of State Services (DSS) of a list of 10 media houses whose reporters would be allowed to cover the trial of the detained leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, scheduled to take place today at a Federal High Court in Abuja, describing it as an abuse of power and an affront to media freedom.
The DSS is reported to have released a list of accredited media organizations comprising The Nation newspaper, Daily Independent newspaper, The Herald newspaper, ThisDay newspaper, the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Channels Television, the Africa Independent Television (AIT), TVC Communications, the online newspaper Premium Times, and the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

Bishops to Presidency: Kukah, authentic voice for Christians, Muslims under persecution - ITREALMS

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The Catholic Bishops of Ibadan Ecclesiastical Province, have declared that Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah is the authentic voice for Christians and Muslims in Nigeria under persecution, reports ITREALMS.
Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah of Sokoto Diocese

Just as they declared that Nigeria is no longer at ease, warning that restructuring without spiritual rebirth will be a failure.

Konga shines @TITANS of Tech Hall of Fame 2021 - ITREALMS

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Konga, Nigeria’s leading composite e-Commerce giant, has been named the most innovative company of the year.
The award was presented to the management of Konga at the 2021 Titans of Tech Hall of Fame Awards held on Friday, July 23, 2021 at the Oriental Hotel, Lekki, Lagos.

@2021 ReapVille: Expert warns ‘Children’s bedroom, last place to install computers’ - ITREALMS

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The children’s bedroom has been described as the last place to install computers, according to an award-winning child formator and president, Veteran Consultants, Mrs. Chinelo Okolo, reports 
ITREALMS.
Guest Speaker Mrs Chinelo Okolo with
ReapVille Schools' director, Mrs. Phil Ugwuoke at the occasion.

Delivering a special guest address at the 2021 Valedictory Ceremony and Prize Giving day of ReapVille Schools, Mafoluku-Oshodi in Lagos State, Mrs. Okolo who is a certified counselor and renowned resource person, noted that often it could be difficult to give children the required study space and quiet vicinity they need to enable them do their best especially during secondary school.

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Overland Airways denies involvement in alleged Ilorin plane crash, demands apology - ITREALMS

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Overland Airways has refuted any involvement of its planes in alleged crash in Ilorin over the weekend, reports 
ITREALMS.
The Airline also said is malicious to use its photographs while any media reported on alleged crash fully aware it was not involved.

Oyo: We‘ve streamlined operations between Amotekun, other security agencies - ITREALMS

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The Oyo State Governor, 'Seyi Makinde, on Sunday, said his administration has been able to strengthen the security architecture of the state by streamlining operations between Amotekun and other security agencies, reports 
ITREALMS.
The governor, who was speaking at a special Thanksgiving Service to mark the 66th birthday of the presiding Pastor of Livingspring Chapel International, Pastor Femi Emmanuel, held at the Livingspring Chapel International, Dominion City, Aduloju, Ibadan, said that his government has invested heavily in security more than any of the previous governments in the state.

Why FG extended NIN-SIM verification deadline to October 31, 2021 - ITREALMS


The Federal Government has adduced some reasons on why the deadline for the National Identity Number (NIN)-Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) data verification was moved to October 31, 2021, reports ITREALMS.
According to source close to the two federal agencies, namely the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), revealed that the focus has now shifted to remote, hard-to-reach areas, schools, and health centres.

PhotoSpeaks@ITREALMS Weekly Sunday, July 25, 2021 - 2021 ReapVille Schools’ Prize Giving Day - ITREALMS

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FG extends NIN-SIM verification deadline to October 31, 2021 - ITREALMS

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...As focus shifts to remote, hard-to-reach areas, schools, health centres
The Federal Government has approved the extension of the deadline for National Identity Number (NIN)-Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) data verification to October 31, 2021.

AU gets pandemic steering committee with first cohort - ITREALMS

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The Pandemic Resilience Accelerator provides a tailored acceleration support to growth and mature stage African health-related businesses that are improving healthcare capacity and reducing reliance on external medical supply chains. 
This year's cohort is receiving support through context-specific advisory, introductions to funding sources, regulatory and trade facilitation and matching to strategic partners.

Saturday, July 24, 2021

IDEMIA fixed biometric ID devices vulnerabilities discovered by Positive Technologies - ITREALMS

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The global leader in Augmented Identity, IDEMIA, has fixed three vulnerabilities discovered by Positive Technologies experts Natalia Tlyapova, Sergey Fedonin, Vladimir Kononovich, and Vyacheslav Moskvin, reports ITREALMS.

One of the detected vulnerabilities was critical. The flaws were detected in the firmware of IDEMIA MoprhoWave, VisionPass, SIGMA, and MorphoAccess devices, which are designed to organize access control with the help of biometric identification.

Catholic Bishops: Nigeria no longer at ease, warn on restructuring without spirituality - ITREALMS

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The Catholic Bishops of Ibadan Ecclesiastical Province, have declared that Nigeria is no longer at ease, warning that restructuring without spiritual rebirth will be a failure, reports 
ITREALMS.
Archbishop Adegunrin of Ibadan

They also lambasted the National Assembly alleging they no longer represent the people that purportedly elected them.

ALMPO chair, Alabraba to join ASPEN Institute fellowship - ITREALMS

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The chairman, Association of Licensed Mobile Payment Operators (ALMPO), Jay Alabraba, has been selected to join the Aspen Institute’s Finance Leaders Fellowship. Alabraba will join a diverse class of leaders from across the global finance industry, reports ITREALMS.
Alabraba, also the co-founder of Paga, ITREALMS gathered, is the pioneering mobile money operator, said, “I am honored to join The Aspen Institute through Class V of the Finance Leaders Fellowship and very excited to help advance the work of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. The focus of the fellowship aligns superbly with my personal values, and I will leverage on the platform to drive agenda items around both financial and economic inclusion.”

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Friday, July 23, 2021

Scam: EFCC to probe FMDAs over N92b - ITREALMS

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) has received a petition detailing over N92b and millions of money in foreign currencies of public funds squandered by several Federal Government agencies including the country's foreign missions.
In a petition sent to the Chairman, EFCC Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa, Nigeria's anti-corruption group, Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA Resource Centre), asked the EFCC to identify corrupt officials and punish them. The probe may open up terrific financial fraud involving top civil servants and serving Federal Ministers.

Cybercrime: Greatest challenge of Nigerian youth - ITREALMS

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Cyber crime is a crime perpetrated through electronic communication network, particularly the internet. This menace is very rampant among youths within the age of fourteen to twenty-one and it had done incalculable damage to the image of Nigeria. Cyber crime can be perpetrated through many ways e.g. phone calls, internet calls, sending of scam emails containing "get rich quick" proposals to entice unsuspecting victims etc.
The most common type of cyber crime is perpetrated through email. In most cases, it comes in form of marriage proposal, unclaimed fund, donation, lottery, help, bonanza, bank transaction notification or credit alert etc. Some of the youths send as many as 20,000 of such scam emails everyday while others send more to increase their chance of getting their targets.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Makinde receives NASS joint Committee on Aviation, urges FG to uplift Ibadan Airport

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The Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, on Thursday, asked the Federal Government to take necessary steps to uplift the standard of the Ibadan Airport, declaring that making Ibadan a regional airport will benefit the state and the national economy.
The governor, who stated this while hosting the Joint National Assembly Committee on Aviation, led to his office by the Chairman Senate Committee on Aviation, Senator Smart Adeyemi, said, however, that the state government has commissioned a study that clearly showed that a Public, Private Partnership arrangement would fast-track the planned upgrading of the airport to international standard.

Justice for murdered Igbo traders - ITREALMS

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"... They were spontaneously and intermittently shouting, “now that you want to go as Biafrans we will kill you before you go.”
Last week, precisely on the 13th of July 2021, some Nigerian soldiers in a shameless display of putrid military barbarism, swooped on the defenceless Igbo spare parts dealers at the popular Ladipo Market, Mushin Lagos and pointedly shot five Igbo traders there dead on the spot on the unfancied allegation that they (soldiers) bought a fake car engine from one of the traders at the market a year ago and had come to the market to have it replaced. 
While the soldiers were mowing down the traders they were spontaneously and intermittently shouting, “now that you want to go as Biafrans we will kill you before you go”.

LG/LCDA Elections: Lagos restricts movement - ITREALMS

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The Lagos State Government has announced restriction of movement across the state between the hours of 8a.m and 3p.m on Saturday, 24th July, 2021, due to the local government elections, reports ITREALMS.
Honourable Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, confirmed this to ITREALMS in a press statement on Thursday.

He said that the restriction is to enable the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) conduct hitch-free elections into positions of Chairmen and Councillors in all the 57 Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas.

"The restriction will facilitate the ease of movement of the electorate, election materials and LASIEC officials for the sanctity of the election, effective monitoring and enhanced security," he said.

Omotoso also urged all eligible voters to participate in the elections, which require the cooperation of all residents.

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Eid-el-Kabir: Makinde pays homage to Olubadan, Aare Musulumi, Ladoja, Adeojo, others - ITREALMS

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Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, has said that he would, in August, inaugurate the State Inter-faith Committee to solidify the relationship between adherents of the Islamic and Christian faiths.
Makinde, who stated this while paying the traditional sallah visits to Islamic and political leaders in Ibadan, the state capital, urged those trying to use religion to divide the people to desist.

Increased distributable fund to LGs, NULGE applauds Fayemi - ITREALMS

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The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), has commended Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, over his recent approval for the release of 10 percent of the State’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) to the distributable fund for local governments in the state.
The Ekiti State branch of NULGE made the commendation in a letter of appreciation to the Governor, signed by its Secretary, Comrade Victor Adebayo earlier in the week. The union applauded the Governor’s gesture, saying it would reposition local government administration in the state for excellent service delivery.

'Joe Igbokwe: It may soon be your turn' - ITREALMS

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I just read Joe Igbokwe's mockery of Sunday Igboho and Nnamdi Kanu over their arrest. The one-time Publicity Secretary of APC in Lagos State and now special adviser to the Governor of Lagos on Water Resources and Drainage did not even wait for the ink to dry before shooting in self-congratulation over the arrest.

He not only mocked these men he also mocked the traditional culture of his own people in Igboland and Yoruba land: "Juju failed in Igboland and Yoruba land," he crowed. It is as if these men knew no other thing except Juju.

N10m prize: Winner to emerge @First Bank sponsored Voice Nigeria-3 - ITREALMS

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UN1TY Limited and Livespot360, producers of the global talents reality series, have emphasised that public voting has become very crucial at this stage to keep vocalists fighting for the grand prize on the voice Nigeria 3 series, sponsored by FirstBank, Baba Ijebu and Airtel.

 

To keep their favourite vocalists on the show, viewers have to dial *894*7*talent’s code#.

 

The voting code of your preferred contestant to win the competition is in the embedded Instagram post below:

 

https://www.instagram.com/p/CRjP3zwpOzJ/?utm_medium=copy_link

 

The International talents reality series designed to discover and harness music talents in Nigeria is in its third season in Nigeria.

 

Scores of vocalists have performed on the highly competitive show but dropped out going through the Auditions, Blinds, Knockouts, Battles and Live Shows stages.

 

With an electrifying mix of pulsating musical performances, music training, glamorous fashion and life enriching entertainment, the The Voice Nigeria 3 continues to glitter to the very grand finale

Voting opens on Saturday at 9:00pm and closes at 11:59pm on Thursdays.

 

Lead show sponsor, FirstBank in a statement by its Group Head, Marketing and Corporate Communications, Folake Ani-Mumuney, reiterated that The Voice Nigeria 3 is a Reality TV show designed to discover and promote talented singers to actualise their dreams of becoming international stars which aligns with the Bank’s commitment to provide a platform for nurturing and showcasing talents and driving social cohesion.


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NCC, NBS only authentic data source on telecom sector – ITREALMS

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Only the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and National Bureau of Statistics are the sole authentic data source on telecommunications sector in the country, reports ITREALMS.

Giving this clarification, the Director Public Affairs at NCC, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, said in a recent statement available to ITREALMS that the two agencies of the Federal Government are authorities when it comes to data on the industry.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Obi Cubana: Constructive case of associative entrepreneurship - ITREALMS

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"The other aspect of Obi Cubana's profile that fascinates me is his model of what one might call associative entrepreneurship .... He is at the top of a core group of entrepreneurs who are roughly of his age and are his friends and enablers." - Prof. Moses Ochonu.
As an economic historian who edited a well-received book on entrepreneurship in Africa, the introduction to which argues for the recognition of distinct African entrepreneurial traditions and innovations, I find the case of Obi Cubana (Chief Obinna Iyiegbu) quite fascinating.

Let me first get a few caveats out of the way. I do not endorse his vulgar, exhibitionist, and performative wealth, but I do not judge it either. To each their own. We all operate from different value and ethical scripts, but none is, in the final analysis, inherently superior to the other.

Staff audit: Oyo uncovers 41 ghost workers - ITREALMS

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The Implementation Committee of the Oyo State 2019/2020 Civil/Public Servants Audit and Payroll Re-engineering/Validation Exercise has recommended the removal of 41 staff classified as “No Show” (ghost workers) by the consultants.

The consultants had indicted 602 officers and recommended them for removal from the payrolls but the Implementation Committee affirmed 41 ghost workers; cleared 40 others of any infraction; uncovered 10 deaths; 170 systematic retirements; and affirmed the option of voluntary retirement by 341 others with irregular records of service.

WhatsApp and FG’s N4.8bn monitoring spirit - ITREALMS

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In this piece, REMMY NWEKE, examines the looming imbroglio over FG’s N4.8bn budgetary allocation to monitor WhatsApp in Nigeria and political expediency.

What about WhatsApp?

The Federal Government (FG) was recently reported to have earmarked the sum of N4.8 billion for the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) to monitor WhatsApp, an encrypted messaging application, and Thuraya, a satellite telephone.

2021 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Week: FirstBank says adopt kindness as way of life - ITREALMS

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The best definition of kindness is not one provided by any of the world’s best dictionaries but one demonstrated by how we treat others on a daily basis.

Kindness is a universal language that does not require any special knowledge, exposure, skills, training or background to understand and appreciate it as a beneficiary or observer of a kind act. 

@65: Fayemi congratulates Akeredolu - ITREALMS

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The Ekiti State Governor and Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Dr Kayode Fayemi, has congratulated his Ondo State counterpart, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) on his 65th birthday, reports 
ITREALMS.
Two first families of Ekiti and Ondo States

The governor turns 65, today Wednesday, July 21.

Eid-El-Kabir: Asiwaju Tinubu calls for greater faith on Nigeria - ITREALMS

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Acclaimed national leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has called on Nigerians to have greater faith and brotherly concern as they celebrate this year's Eid-El-Kabir, reports 
ITREALMS.
In a special message personally signed by Tinubu and made available to ITREALMS on this occasion of Eid-el-Kabir, extended warmest greetings to the Muslim brothers and sisters in Nigeria and around the world.