Monday, June 14, 2021

'Only NCC can license social media platforms' - ITREALMS


The Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), has faulted the recent directive for licensing of social media platforms in the country, declaring that only the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has the powers for such regulatory function, reports ITREALMS.
ALTON chairman, Engr. Gbenga Adebayo gave this insight in an exclusive chat with ITREALMS at the weekend.

27 CSOs: We’ll keep tweeting - ITREALMS

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A coalition of some 27 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Nigeria have condemned the recent ban on Twitter in the country, just as they declared, “We’ll keep tweeting” reports 
ITREALMS.
The coalition in a press statement available to 
ITREALMS said they are leaders of CSOs working on governance, corruption, elections, digital rights and inclusion, women’s rights and journalism in Nigeria.

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Danbatta seeks stakeholders' support for ubiquitous ICT adoption - ITREALMS

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The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has urged stakeholders in Nigeria to support the Commission in its noble quest to ensure ubiquitous adoption and use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), with a view to transforming the nation’s economy.
This is just as the EVC pledged the commitment of NCC to continue to be in the vanguard of implementing the Federal Government’s policies aimed at digitalising the nation’s economy.

Danbatta made the call at the weekend while commissioning “Prof Umar Garba Danbatta Computer Laboratory” donated by Huawei Technologies Company Nigeria Limited to the Government Senior Secondary School (GSS), Danbatta, Kano State.

The historic school is the alma mater of Prof. Danbatta, who, himself, has consistently implemented many philanthropic and people-oriented projects in his Danbatta community in addition his strides in driving the development of ICT adoption and usage, via numerous initiatives as the country's Chief Telecoms Regulator.

Danbatta expressed his gratitude to the company for choosing his alma mater for the important ICT project. He noted that the facility will not only bring invaluable benefits to the students and teachers of the GSS in Danbatta, but also impact other neighbouring schools.

The schools will utilise the tech facility for preparing their pupils for the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and other educational purposes.

He charged the students and others desirous of acquiring for upgrading their knowledge of ICT to avail themselves of the ample opportunity provided by the new facility within their own domain.

Restating the NCC's commitment toward digitising Nigeria's economy, Prof. Danbatta said the Commission will continue to be at the forefront of implementing Federal Government’s policies aimed at achieving the goal.

Speaking earlier, the Director, Public Relation of Huawei Nigeria, Lola Fafore, observed that the fully-fledged computer laboratory donated to the school is equipped with free 4G internet service for 90 days as well as computer-based testing (CBT) training applications for JAMB installed in the computers for the benefit of the students.

She said, as part of the company’s contribution to Nigeria through corporate social responsibility, the firm would continue to promote digital inclusion, especially through provision of access to technology.

“As a company, Huawei looks forward to making more contributions to Nigeria by supporting the NCC in bridging the digital connectivity divide, training talents, building capacity, knowledge transfer and supporting the process of achieving a fully-digital economy,” she said.

Also speaking at the occasion, the Chairman of Danbatta Charity Foundation (DCF), Alhaji Nasiru Danguda, commended the NCC for attracting major development projects to the community, thereby opening unprecedented windows of opportunity for the people.

Danguda said, “This is not the first time Huawei is donating this kind of project in Danbatta as Maimunatu Girls Secondary School is also a previous beneficiary. We, the people of Danbatta, are grateful to you and are also proud that we have Prof Danbatta making us proud with his outstanding performance at NCC, which has attracted us to global giants like Huawei."

Only recently, traditional rulers and concerned community leaders commended Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta for his role in boosting security and supporting other initiatives aimed at stepping up the tempo of development in Danbatta Local Government Area, Kano State and its environs vis-a-vis concerted effort towards national development.

The inauguration ceremony was organised by DCF in conjunction with four other organisations, namely Zauren Tuntuba, a non-for-profit organisation; Danbatta Academic Forum (DAF); Danbatta Reporters; and, Duniya Ba Hutu.

Also at the event, 10 (ten) female students from Muslim Community College of Health Sciences and Technology, Funtua, and another 20 (twenty) female beneficiaries of the vocational training empowerment programme with bias for tailoring and fashion designing, all under the sponsorship of Prof. Danbatta, celebrated their graduation.

The event, which featured the presentation of sewing machines and other fashion designing items to the two sets of qualified trainees, also saw Prof. Danbatta being conferred with a special recognition award for his immense contribution to the security of Danbatta community, among other community development initiatives

Owasanoye: ICPC aligns strategic plan with NACS - ITREALMS

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The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has aligned its 2019 - 2023 Strategic Plan with the National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS), reports ITREALMS.
The ICPC Chairman, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, SAN, made the disclosure while briefing members of the Senate Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial Crimes, on the level of ICPC’s implementation of NACs in Abuja.

Spokesperson, ICPC, Mrs. Azuka Ogugua, quoted Prof. Owasanoye stated that the ICPC had incorporated 40 key activities of the NACS 2017-2021 into its Strategic Action Plan.

PhotoSpeaks @ITREALMS: NCC concludes on International Termination Rate - ITREALMS

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Saturday, June 12, 2021

Open Letter: On which side is your loyalty Mr President? - ITREALMS


An open letter to Mr. President, General Muhammadu Buhari, retired, by award-winning Poet, Dike Chukwumerije, wanted to know where his loyalty is; Nigeria or normadic Fulani? 
Excerpts


Mister President, I listened very closely to your last interview, and would respectfully like to respond to the parts that stung me the most. You are famous for saying a lot with a little. And, in that interview, you did not disappoint. It is an ability every good poet strives to have. But, forgive me, this letter is rather long. Let us begin.

Democracy day 2021: Fayemi felicitates with Nigerians, urges resolve - ITREALMS

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The Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has urged Nigerians to be more determined in ensuring that democracy works in the country, reports ITREALMS.

Dr. Fayemi said despite its imperfection, democracy remains the best option for the country, adding that through the determination of the citizens and their active participation in the democratic process, Nigerians can achieve a truly great country of their dream.

The Governor who stated this in his goodwill message commemorating the 2021 Democracy Day, urged Nigerians not to relent in their search for lasting peace as a necessary condition for progress and prosperity. 

Governor Fayemi saluted the heroic deeds of patriots who worked assiduously to actualise democratic rule in the country, especially the symbol of the June 12 struggle, the late Chief M.K.O. Abiola, saying only a truly great, peaceful and prosperous Nigeria could be a befitting compensation for their sacrifices.

Stressing that democracy is a journey and not a destination, Governor Fayemi said a lot more sacrifice was required from the citizens to ensure the country gets the best out of its democratic rule.

He urged the youth especially, to show more interest in the economic and political development of the country, adding that they have the required education, exposure, and numerical strength to make positive impact on both the economy and governance.


“We may not have reached the promised land, but we have left Egypt. We may not have attained the best, but we surely have made some progress as a nation.

“With more determination and active participation of the citizens in the democratic process, we would reach the promised land.

“While we remember today the contributions and sacrifices of our patriots (dead and living), the only befitting compensation for their efforts would be a truly great, peaceful and prosperous Nigeria. This is achievable,” he said.

15 common reasons for cybercrime's rapid growth in modern age - ITREALMS

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In today's technology age, cybercrime is an increasingly important topic. We must not shy away from discussing about a lasting solution to the menace of cybercrime in our society, particularly among our youths in primary, secondary and tertiary institution.
According to a report by Cybersecurity Ventures, cybercrime damages will cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021. In another report by University of Maryland, on average, hackers attack 2,244 times a day.

Oyo: 1,300 women to benefit from direct, indirect SEFAN/SWEAN programme

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The Oyo State Governor, 'Seyi Makinde, on Friday, expressed happiness over the inclusion of 1,300 women in the state, who are to benefit from the Support to Women Entrepreneurship in the Agri-food sector in Nigeria (SEFAN/SWEAN) programme, reports 
ITREALMS.
The governor, while speaking at the official launch of the training programme at IITA, Ibadan, stated that the relationship between Oyo State and the French Government always brings about development.

CBN reconsidering digital currency - ITREALMS

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) may be reconsidering its stand on digital currency and may be formally launch the product before end of this year, reports 
ITREALMS.

Disclosing this on Thursday in Lagos, an Information Technology Specialist at CBN, Mrs Rakiya Mohammed, in a virtual news briefing at the end of Bankers Committee meeting, noted this has been under immense consideration.

Danbatta harps on imperative of mobile termination rate - ITREALMS


The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has harpped on the imperative of the recently concluded mobile International Termination Rate (ITR), reports ITREALMS.
Speaking at a the final Stakeholders’ Forum for the presentation of the study on cost-based pricing of mobile ITR, facilitated by Messrs Payday Advance and Support Services Limited, Danbatta said it became imperative, following previous efforts at finding an optimum price for the termination of international voice services that will be beneficial to all relevant industry stakeholders.

GSM gets Oyo Assembly vote of confidence - ITREALMS

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Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has gotten vote of confidence from members of the State House of Assembly, reports 
ITREALMS.
He received this vote on Thursday, as the governor delivered the annual state of the state address before the special plenary sitting of the lawmakers.

Friday, June 11, 2021

BoICT Lecture 2021: Exploration of 5G as new frontier tops agenda - ITREALMS

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This year’s Beacon of Information and Communication Technology (BoICT) awards/lecture series scheduled for July 24, will be exploring 5G as a new frontier for superior service delivery in the telecommunications space.
Now in its 12th year, the BoICT Distinguished Lecture Series is widely regarded as the most prestigious annual event available in the ICT industry in Nigeria.

Sealed! NCC's cost-based price for ITR - ITREALMS

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has sealed the process for determination of the cost-based price of Mobile International Termination Rate (ITR), reports 
ITREALMS.
This, in a press statement endorsed by the Director, Public Affairs at NCC, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, said it would ensure healthy competition on traffic handling for voice services between local and international operators in Nigeria.

Responsible Internet: NCC charges Nigerian youths on usage - ITREALMS

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has charged Nigerian youths to leverage Internet broadband access to unleash their potentials for innovation and creativity, as well as their quest for job opportunities and skills acquisition, reports ITREALMS.
Making this charge recently in Abuja, the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Commission, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, said during the presentation of 100 pieces of mattresses to the Federal Capital Territory’s Permanent Orientation Camp of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Kubwa, said the youths play a significant in nation building.

Domestic supply: NLNG signs SPA with 3 offtakers - ITREALMS

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Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) has signed a 10-year LNG Sales and Purchase Agreements (SPAs) with three offtakers for the domestic supply of Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) in country, reports ITREALMS.
The company will supply 1.1 Million Tons Per Annum (MTPA) of LNG on DES basis to Asiko Power Limited, Bridport Energy Limited and Gas-Plus Synergy Limited. The SPAs will facilitate the project execution and infrastructural development by offtakers to aid LNG delivery into the domestic market.

DG @NBC: General Buhari replaces Idachaba with Balarabe Ilelah - ITREALMS

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The President of Nigeria, General Muhammadu Buhari, retired, has appointed Mr. Balarabe Ilelah, a veteran broadcaster as the  new Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), reports 
ITREALMS
Ilelah replaced Prof. Armstrong Idachaba, the immediate past DG of NBC, effective, Friday, June 11, 2021.

Lagos endorses OELA music project, Akinbile-Yussuf applauds says robust tourism destination loading - ITREALMS

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The Lagos State Government has endorsed the new music project tagged OELA Project Evergreen coming up this year, saying it is another platform to grow the state economy, reports 
ITREALMS.
The project being promoted by World Stage Limited (WorldStage), a leading media group is to deliberately focus the narrative of Nigerian music on positive virtues such as integrity, courage, hard work, patriotism, leadership, service to humanity among others for national reorientation and cultural refinement.

June 12: Lagos Police debunks rumour of sit-at-home order, assures normal commercial activities - ITREALMS

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The Lagos State Police Command has assured residents of Lagos State of adequate security of lives and property and orderliness in the state on Saturday 12th June, 2021, as against the news making waves that the state will be shut down for the June 12 Democracy Day Celebration, reports ITREALMS.
The Command, a press statement available to ITREALMS and endorsed by CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Command, stated categorically that normal commercial and social activities in the state stand on Saturday 12th June, 2021, as the Command is not aware of any planned protest neither is it aware of any curfew being imposed by the Lagos State Government to warrant any sit-at-home order to Lagos residents.

Backdoor licensing of social media: Stakeholders kick against NBC plan – ITREALMS


Stakeholders in the information and communication technology industry have condemned the planned licensing of social media platforms by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), ITREALMS exclusively report.

ITREALMS recalls that NBC was on news trend, Thursday reportedly that “All social media platforms, online broadcasters must apply for licence by NBC” which emanated from published advertorial.

Birthday greetings: In lieu of responses - ITREALMS

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When Gani Fawehinmi died in September 2009, I put together an extended tribute for distribution in Calabar, Lagos, and wherever the funeral would be. The centres of distribution in Calabar included our home and my office. Comrades, compatriots, and friends were asked to come to any of these centres to collect copies for themselves and for others.
A young lady with whom I had worked in Calabar chose to come to the house. I did not see her but I heard her say something like this to a member of the household: “Oga is always writing tributes for his comrades. I hope someone will write for him.” I did not hear any response. 

NCC concludes cost-based study on international termination rate determination - ITREALMS

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has concluded the process for determining the cost-based price of Mobile International Termination Rate (ITR) to ensure healthy competition on traffic handling for voice services between local and international operators in Nigeria.
The Commission made this known at the final Stakeholders’ Forum for the presentation of the study on cost-based pricing of mobile ITR, undertaken by Messrs Payday Advance and Support Services Limited, held at the Commission’s Head Office in Abuja on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 with Management Staff of the Commission physically in attendance while other critical industry stakeholders participated virtually.

Why NCC lifted NYSC with 100 mattresses - ITREALMS

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Some insight have emerged on why the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) lifted the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Kubwa, Abuja with some mattresses, reports ITREALMS.
The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, disclosed this during the presentation of 100 pieces of mattresses to the Federal Capital Territory’s Permanent Orientation Camp of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Kubwa, Abuja recently.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Imolites urge for peace, set to host stakeholders’ summit - ITREALMS

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The Imo Economic Development Initiative (IEDI), a not-for-profit, non-political think-tank, has decried the state of insecurity in the state, even as it called on all concerned parties to embrace peace.
Equally important, IEDI expressed  determination to facilitate an all-inclusive stakeholders’ meeting to address the worrisome situation and fashion a way forward.

Save Our Souls: Onyeka Onwenu, Clarion Chukwurah, others cry out, 'stop killing our youth' - ITREALMS

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The Igbo women under the auspices of Credible Igbo Women Initiative (CIWI), has called on the Federal Government (FG) to take immediate actions to stop the killings and attacks meted out on the innocent youths in the South-East, reports 
ITREALMS.
Speakers at a press conference Thursday in Lagos, expressed dismay over the wanton killings in South-East, especially of the youth.

NBC: All social media platforms, online broadcasting service providers must apply for licence – ITREALMS

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The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has directed all social media platforms and online broadcasting service providers operating in Nigeria to apply for broadcast licence, reports ITREALMS.
The Director-General at NBC, Prof. Armstrong Idachaba, gave the directive in a newspaper advertorial published on Thursday and endorsed by him.

NCC donates 100 mattresses to NYSC Orientation Camp - ITREALMS

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has urged Nigerian youths to leverage Internet/broadband access to unleash their potentials for innovation and creativity, as well as their quest for job opportunities and skills acquisition.
The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Commission, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, made the call during the presentation of 100 pieces of mattresses to the Federal Capital Territory’s Permanent Orientation Camp of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Kubwa, Abuja recently.

NITDA, Kaspersky, Dell address ‘New Normal’ in African cybersecurity - ITREALMS

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To counterintelligence in tackling the increasing number of cybercrimes in Africa, Tradepass hosted more than 1500 cyber enthusiasts virtually at the 3rd edition of CyFrica recently. CyFrica 2021: LIVE, commenced on 4-5 May 2021.
With global pandemic impacting around the world, Africa experienced a surge in the remote working (work-from-home) figures with an increased usage of insecure remote/home servers, making the region more vulnerable to cybercrimes. 

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

Konga as e-Commerce global game-changer - ITREALMS

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When global economy pundits describe Africa as the next frontier, they are merely reacting to strong stimulus coming from the continent, especially in the areas of improving agro-economy, commerce, internet penetration and increasing capacity to harness the abundance of raw materials within the continent.

Among these stimuli is e-commerce.

Tuesday, June 08, 2021

Twitter ban saga: NCC clarifies absence of power to prosecute - ITREALMS

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Telecommunications regulator in the country, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has clarified the absence of constitutional power to prosecute any alleged offenders of Twitter suspension order issued by the Federal Government (FG) reports ITREALMS.
Director of Public Affairs at the Commission, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, said the agency lacks the power to arrest or prosecute alleged offender.

NCC, CPN support Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum on IG4D 2021 - ITREALMS

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN) have drummed support for the 12th Nigeria DigitalSENSE Africa Forum on Internet Governance for Development (IG4D), slated for Thursday, June 10, at the Golden Tulip Hotels Essential, International Airport Road, Lagos, reports ITREALMS.
Confirming this in Lagos, the organisers via the Lead Consulting Strategist and Group Executive Editor, ITREALMS Media inc, Mr. Remmy Nweke, said that NCC communicated its support through the office of the Director, Public Affairs, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde to NDSF 2021, even as the Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has been billed to address stakeholders on “Digital Cooperation in Nigeria's Telecom Sector” at the forum.

GOCOP advises Gen. Buhari to lift Twitter suspension immediately - ITREALMS.

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The Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) has called on Nigeria President, General Muhammadu Buhari, retired, to rescind his government's decision to suspend Twitter in Nigeria, reports ITREALMS.
GOCOP made this call in a statement signed by its President, Mr Dotun Oladipo and General Secretary, Mr Danlami Nmodu, mni on Monday.

Akande, NCC board chair honoured with chieftaincy, wife too - ITREALMS

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The Chairman Board of Commissioners at the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Adeolu Akande and his wife were at the weekend honoured with the title of Fimogboye and Yeye Fimogboye of Igboholand respectively, reports 
ITREALMS.
The installation ceremony, ITREALMS gathered would be marked on a future date.

Monday, June 07, 2021

Twitter ban: MRA, IPC condemn FG, threaten complaints @AU, UN bodies - ITREALMS

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Two non-governmental organizations, Media Rights Agenda (MRA) and the International Press Centre (IPC) have condemned the Federal Government’s indefinite suspension of Twitter in Nigeria, reports 
ITREALMS.
They also threatened to lodge a formal complaint before the appropriate agencies of the African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN) if the Government does not immediately rescind the ban.

Bigdata: State Minister of MiNT, experts set blueprint for Africa - ITREALMS

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With Africa and Middle East witnessing a major transition with Big Data and Analytics, expecting $68 billion revenue of growth (up 28% every year until 2025), Tradepass hosted 700+ Big Data enthusiasts virtually at BYTES ’21: Africa on 20-21 April, 2021.
The summit was glamorized by a distinguished panel of speakers and industry experts from Africa and abroad, including government officials to speak and share their valuable insights on the brimming Big Data and Analytics market of the continent. 

Exclusive: NCC's six tips for online safety - ITREALMS

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has marshaled out some six simple tips for online safety, reports ITREALMS.
NCC in an animation available to ITREALMS, noted that the tips include being polite on phone.

AfICTF President, Tony Ojobo to speak @UN Open Conversation Seminar - ITREALMS

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The President of the African ICT Foundation, Mr. Tony Ojobo is to speak at the 21st Infopoverty World Conference focusing on “How to build a fairer and more inclusive digital society?” will be held on December 3, 2021 at the UN Headquarters in New York and live streamed on the UN WebTV.
The United Nation Conference is an annual rendez-vous to register and validate the best digital practices for the achievement of the UN 2030 Agenda at the UN Headquarters.

GOCOP to Buhari: Suspension of Twitter major setback for online publishing, others - ITREALMS

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The Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) has called on Nigeria President, General Muhammadu Buhari, retired, to rescind his government's decision to suspend Twitter in Nigeria, reports ITREALMS.
GOCOP made this call in a statement signed by its President, Mr Dotun Oladipo and General Secretary, Mr Danlami Nmodu, mni on Monday.

NBC to broadcast stations: Deactivate Twitter handles with immediate effect - ITREALMS

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The Federal Government has come again to fan the ongoing controversy has directed all broadcast stations in the country to deactivate Twitter across their platforms with immediate effect, reports 
ITREALMS.
The Director-General, National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Prof. Armstrong Idachaba in a personally signed press statement available to ITREALMS, directed all television and radio stations in the country to de-install Twitter and desist from using it as a source of news.

Umahi resigns as Chairman of Ebube-Agu - ITREALMS

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The chairman of the South East Security Committee, Major-General Obi Abel Umahi, (retired) has resigned due to lack of funding and take off infrastructure, reports ITREALMS.
Umahi who is the pioneer chair of the Committee formed on August 31, 2019.

IdeaHub series: Huawei to leverage TD Africa’s reach with new enterprise product - ITREALMS

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Huawei, a leading multinational technology company has partnered with TD Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest tech, solutions and lifestyle distributor to unveil the IdeaHub series products, a cutting-edge solution targeting the Enterprise market.
The revolutionary products were unveiled at a launch event held on Friday, June 4, 2021 at the Tech Experience Centre, located at 13 Idowu Martins, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Sunday, June 06, 2021

Ozoemena: ‘Biafra – Of coups, pogroms and wars' - ITREALMS

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I was not taught about the war in school. I was taught about the War at home. At home, it was not called the Nigerian Civil War. At home, it was called the Biafran War. Because, at home, it was a struggle for liberation. There is a difference. A country can break up because different groups within it are unable to reach a consensus. That is the challenge we face today. In 1967, it was different. In 1967, one group was being systemically targeted and killed in other parts of the country. We call it ‘The Pogrom’. I do not like the word ‘pogrom’. 
It does not carry the weight it should.
In truth, the events of May to September ‘66, in particular, are the closest we have come in this country to Genocide. I tell you, never before, and since, have a people in Nigeria been killed, so openly and on such a scale, for sake of their ethnicity alone. The War was, first and foremost, to escape this Fate.

Aregbesola: When an idiot calls others 'Foolish' - ITREALMS

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It is amazing how people of low Intelligence who found themselves in the corridors of power think they are better than others.
Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola is one of those people.

Here is a man, whose Chief of Staff in Gboyega Oyetola succeeded him as Executive Governor of Osun State and within months, cancelled, changed and upturned almost all the policies he enunciated and propagated for eight solid years!

World Environment Day: NNPC recommits to sustainable environment - ITREALMS

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The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it remains committed to the promotion of sustainable environment across it operations, stressing that its energy transition programme and support for carbon neutral projects are proofs of that commitment.
The Group Managing Director of the Corporation, Mallam Mele Kyari, stated this at an event organized by the Group Health, Safety, Environment Department to mark this year’s World Environment Day.

Saturday, June 05, 2021

NDSF2021: Nnenna to speak on Digital Cooperation, NigComSAT drums support - ITREALMS

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The Chief Web Advocate at the World Wide Web Foundation, Nnenna Nwakanma, and the Managing Director of the Nigerian Communications Satellite, (NigComSAT), Dr. Abimbola Alale have been lined-up to speak at the 2021 Nigeria DigitalSENSE Africa Forum on Internet Governance for Development (IG4D), billed for Thursday, June 10, at the Golden Tulip Hotels Essential, International Airport Road, Lagos.
DigitalSENSE Africa Forum series is a project of ITREALMS Media group; a team of internationally award-winning Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry analysts and perception managers who are connected to the African Regional At-Large Organisation (AFRALO) for shaping the future of the Internet.

GSM decries suspension, warns on effect on businesses - ITREALMS

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The Governor 'Seyi Makinde (GSM) of Oyo State, has decried the suspension of Twitter operations in the country by the Federal Government, saying it will hamper thousands of businesses and services, reports 
ITREALMS
A press statement available to ITREALMS and personally signed by Gov. Makinde, he counseled the Federal Government of Nigeria not to hamper the operations of thousands of businesses and services with its recent suspension of Twitter’s operations in Nigeria.

Ubani, Nwokwu secure major legal victory against National Assembly's bogus salaries and allowances - ITREALMS

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Messrs Monday Ubani and John Nwokwu have secured major legal victory against the National Assembly's bogus salaries and allowances, inviting the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate and prosecute those who denied collecting bogus salaries, reports 
ITREALMS.
The victory, ITREALMS gathered, came in a judgment delivered on Friday, 4th of June, 2021 in the suit of by the duo against five respondents, including the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission, the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the House of Representatives of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and National Assembly Service Commission.

VPN: General Buhari’s FG orders prosecution of persons using Twitter - ITREALMS

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The Federal Government (FG) administration of General Muhammadu Buhari, has once again added to the heightened tempo in the country by ordering prosecution of persons using Twitter in the country, reports ITREALMS.

FG, ITREALMS recalls had on Friday suspended Twitter operations in the country and by Saturday morning ordered telcos to suspend subscribers access to the microblogging platform.

Twitter suspension by FG is over-kill says Guild of Editors - ITREALMS


The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has urged the federal government to tread with caution and immediately reconsider the suspension of the operation of Twitter in Nigeria and seek other legitimate means of resolving its dispute with the company, reports ITREALMS.
NGE in a press statement available to ITREALMS and endorsed by the President, Mustapha Isah and General Secretary, Iyobosa Uwugiaren, said that the Federal Government’s action has the unintended consequences of hindering free speech and  jeopardising the economic interests of many Nigerians who rely on the social media platform for vital information to make informed business decisions daily.

Confirmed! NCC orders telcos, 'suspend access to Twitter' - ITREALMS

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Telecommunication operators in the country have confirmed receipt of order from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to effect the suspension order on Twitter including citizens access, reports ITREALMS.

Confirming this to ITREALMS, the operators under the aegis of the Association of Licensed Telecommunication Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) said they have received “order to suspend access to Twitter.”