Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Future cloud hosting service tops agenda @NITRA Technology Forum 2021 - ITREALMS

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The future of cloud hosting service is on top of agenda for the 2021 Technology Forum organised by the Nigeria Information Technology Reporters Association (NITRA), reports 
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NITRA officials in a press statement available to ITREALMS noted that as an industry media association, NITRA has advanced preparation for its epoch event, the NITRA TECHNOLOGY FORUM 2021, with stakeholders in the cloud hosting services lined up in support of the event that holds on May 27 in Lagos.

GTR East Africa partners TechnologyMirror on host 2021 virtual forum - ITREALMS

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The Global Trade Review (GTR) East Africa is partnering TechnologyMirror, for a two-day edition for 2021, reports ITREALMS.
The success of the inaugural virtual event of GTR East Africa in October 2020, just as
TechnologyMirror prides itself as Africa’s technology news and information website and is keen to jointly host the 2021 edition commencing on Wednesday, May 12 through Thursday 13, 2021.

How NCC will offset cost of relocating NG-1R - ITREALMS

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has given some insight into how the organisations intends to offset the cost of relocating the Nigeria Satellite 1R as part of the execution of the recently signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) reports 
ITREALMS.
ITREALMS recalls that last week, NCC and Nigerian Communications Satellite (NigComSAT) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will facilitate the release of contiguous bandwidth in one of the most suitable frequency spectrum bands for early deployment of fifth Generation (5G) Network services in Nigeria.

Monday, May 10, 2021

Ndigbo Lagos refutes Joe Igbokwe's claims, insists they're peaceful people - ITREALMS

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The Ndigbo Lagos have wholesomely refuted the Joe Igbokwe latest claims in a video making a round on social media, and berated him for having such a clandestine thoughts about Ndigbo which only him is aware of, reports 
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Speaking through the Director of Communication and Strategy, Prince Tony Eze, Ndigbo Lagos, said they were saddened by the video by Joe Igbokwe, a Political jobber of Lagos State Government and so-called Special Adviser Drainage and Water Resources, who claimed insider knowledge of a clandestine plot by some Igbo youths who he believes are IPOB members, to kill, to burn down police stations and public infrastructure in Lagos.

Yes, robbers were in Aso Rock says Presidency - ITREALMS

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The Presidency has confirmed a robbery attempt in Aso Rock, reports 
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Affirming this incident on Monday, the presidential spokesman, Malama Garba Shehu via his Twitter handle said that there was an attempt to rob the residence of Ibrahim Gambari, chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Lagosians to Sanwo-Olu: Take urgent steps to tackle security challenges, renew demand for special status - ITREALMS

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Lagosians have renewed demands for special status of Lagos State, just as they asked the State Government to take decisive actions on some security issues to rein in what they describe as a disturbing trend, reports 
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A press statement available to ITREALMS by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Sanwo-Olu, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, suggested that among others, they demanded action against what many described as the menace of commercial motorcycles, otherwise known as Okada, kidnapping, armed robbery, cult clashes, and violent assaults.

Fresh COVID-19 restriction: Don't gather more than 50 persons says FG - ITREALMS

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The Federal Government has reintroduced fresh measures over COVID-19 restrictions across all 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), with a limit of 50 persons per gathering taking effect, reports 
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This new directive, ITREALMS gathered, is to take effect by midnight of Tuesday, May 11, 2021.

Confirmed! FG declares 2-day public holidays for Eidul-Fitr celebration - ITREALMS

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A two-day public holidays have been declared to mark the 2021 Eidul-Fitr celebration, reports 
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Disclosing this, the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, said the Federal Government has declared Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th May, 2021 as Public Holidays to mark this year's Eidul-Fitr celebration.

Arrested helicopter: Abubakar disassociates self - ITREALMS

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The former Head of State, General Abdulsalami A. Abubakar, retired, has described as false and unfounded the news connecting him to alleged arrested helicopter supplying food to bandits, reports ITREALMS.

A press statement by his Media Aide, Dr. Yakubu Suleiman, on Monday and sighted by ITREALMS, Abubakar said ordinarily, he would have ignored such spurious news, but has to set the record straight.


Access Bank shoots down FCMB, Zenith as Bank Wars goes live - ITREALMS

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Visitors to the Tech Experience Centre, Africa’s cutting-edge technology and lifestyle hub on Saturday, May 8, 2021 were treated to exciting, high-scoring matches in the opening day of Bank Wars, a FIFA 21 Gaming competition featuring leading Nigerian banks.

Sponsored by Samsung, a foremost Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), Banks Wars seeks to crown the best side among the competing banks for the FIFA 21 tourney.

LG dissolution: We align with Supreme Court - ITREALMS

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The Oyo State Government stated on Monday that it was on the same page with the Justices of the Supreme Court in its May 7, 2021 ruling, which ordered the payment of salaries and allowances of the dissolved chairmen and councilors of local government councils in the state.

The state government in a statement made public in Ibadan said that as a believer in the rule of law and as a government with the utmost respect for the Supreme Court, it will comply with the ruling of the apex court.

Eid el Fitr: FRSC starts special patrol, deploys man, materials - ITREALMS

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Following the declaration of Thursday, 13th May, 2021 as the day of Eid el Fitr in Nigeria, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has commenced massive Mobilisation of its personnel and operational equipments for the Sallah special patrol aimed at ensuring safer road environment, before, during the festive period and beyond.
This was disclosed by the Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem who said not fewer than 35,000 of the FRSC Regular, Special Marshals, and Road Safety Club Members, about 750 Patrol Vehicles, 120 Ambulances, 25 Tow Truck and over 200 Bikes would be on the road during the special operation that would commence from 11 to 17 May, 2021.

Innocent Chukwuma: CSOs hold night of tribute in Enugu - ITREALMS

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Some Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and friends of Innocent Chukwuma in Enugu State held a night of Tributes in honour of their friend and colleague, the Late Mr. Innocent Chukwuma, who passed away on Saturday, April 3, 2021, in Lagos.

The event, which was organized by the Centre For Memories (Ncheta Ndigbo), in collaboration with, Society of Igbo Professionals (SIP), South Saharan Social Development Organization (SSDO), DevEast, Prisoners’ Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA), Peter Mbah Foundation, iServe2050, Nwanyibuife Cooperative, The Imo Economic Summit Group held at the weekend in Enugu.

TechForum'21: NITDA, Cloudflex, Rackcenter drum support for NITRA - ITREALMS

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The Nigeria Information Technology Reporters Association (NITRA) has declared its readiness to host an epoch event at its  TECHNOLOGY FORUM 2021, just as stakeholders in the cloud hosting services line up in support of the event slated for May 27, in Lagos, reports 
ITREALMS.
Chike Onwuegbuchi, chairman, NITRA
The event has received backing from the nation’s information technology regulator, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA); Cloud services operator, Cloudflex and premier data center operator, Rackcenter.

PhotoSpeaks@ITREALMS: AASDU Lagos inaugurates Ebeledike’s presidency - ITREALMS

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Use our toll-free numbers, NCC urges telecom subscribers - ITREALMS

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Telecommunications regulator in the country, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has urged subscribers to leverage its toll-free numbers, reports 
ITREALMS.
NCC in a one of its latest regulatory initiatives to sensitise end-users, cautioned telecommunications subscribers in the country to avoid being short-changed by any service provider.

The Voice Nigeria: FirstBank imprints in entertainment, youths development - ITREALMS

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One of the key metrics that well defines a truly 21st century brand beyond profit making is its ability to connect with customers and stakeholders as a complete enabler, touching on vital aspects of their lives, creating exciting memories and enabling them to access more enjoyable and convenient lifestyle, in shopping, studying, working, traveling, family living, entertainment and aspirations.

Its ability to also give back to the community through tangible corporate social investment programs that significantly translate to improved living and not just mere formality and publicity stunts is also pertinent.

AASDU Presidency: Ebeledike takes over from Osakwe, promises prudence, peaceful co-existence - ITREALMS

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Sir Amechi Ebeledike (Omemgboji n'Adazi-Ani
New President, AASDU

The newly elected Executive Committee of the Association of Anambra State Development Unions (AASDU) led by Sir Amechi Ebeledike as president, has been inaugurated, reports ITREALMS.
L-R Immediate past-president, Chief Vin Osakwe with new president, Sir Amechi Ebeledike
Sir Ebeledike took over from the immediate past president, Chief Barrister Vincent Osakwe after a presentation of certificate of returns and swearing of new exco on Sunday in Lagos.

Sunday, May 09, 2021

National pledge: Makinde extols virtues of late author, Prof. Felicia Adedoyin - ITREALMS

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Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has described the late writer of the national pledge, Professor Felicia Adebola Adedoyin, as an illustrious daughter of Oyo State, who made the Pace-Setter State proud.
The governor, who stated this in a condolence message to the family of the educationist and the Okere of Saki, Oba Khalid Olabisi, added that the late Adedoyin epitomised the quintessence of “A ji se bi Oyo laari” values, having left an indelible mark on the sands of time as a Nigerian.

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Saturday, May 08, 2021

NCC to balance competition with disruptive technologies - ITREALMS

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has emphasised that in light of disruption in the technology world, it is keen on balancing healthy competition with entry of disruptive technologies to ensure sustainable telecoms industry growth and development in Nigeria.

The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, stated this during a presentation to the Commission by a delegation from SpaceX, an American aerospace manufacturer and space transportations services company, in Abuja on Thursday, May 6, 2021.

5G Marriage: Import of MoU between NCC, NigComSAT - ITREALMS

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A genuine reason to celebrate for what most industry stakeholders tagged ‘5G Marriage’ emerged within the week between the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and Nigerian Communications Satellite (NigComSAT) with signing of a Memorandum of Understanding as part of digital cooperation, writes REMMY NWEKE.
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The nation was overflowing with the news of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and Nigerian Communications Satellite (NigComSat) at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, which symbolizes a marriage between the two agencies of the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy (FMoCDE).

EndSARS: Ekiti to pay additional 28 victims N13.8m compensation - ITREALMS

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Barely two weeks after preliminary reports was made to the Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, he on Friday received the final report with a promise to pay additional 28 victims some N13.8m compensation, reports 
ITREALMS.


Fayemi, ITREALMS gathered, received the final report from the State Judicial Panel of Inquiry into allegations of Human Rights Violation Against Police Officers including Officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other Persons with an assurance that his government would implement the decisions of the panel to the letter.

Friday, May 07, 2021

Regulator advises on data depletion, underscores causes, preventions - ITREALMS

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has advised telecommunications consumers on data the causes of depletion and possible preventions, reports ITREALMS.
Experts at the Commission, ITREALMS gathered offered these highlights in a corporate showcase.

NCC reassures on technology neutrality for sustainable growth - ITREALMS

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To ensure sustainability of the telecoms industry growth and development in country, the regulator, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has reassured on technology neutrality, reports ITREALMS.
The Commission also indicated this would amount to showing of keen interest in balancing healthy competition, especially with the often disruptive technologies.

Port Harcourt Refinery rehab: We can’t afford failure says NNPC – ITREALMS

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The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has kicked off construction work in the Port Harcourt Refinery rehabilitation project with a firm commitment not to fail Nigerians.
A statement by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the NNPC, Dr. Kennie Obateru, quoted the NNPC Chief Operating Officer, Refineries & Petrochemicals, Engr. Mustapha Yakubu, as saying that everything was being done to ensure that the project is delivered hitch-free and on schedule.

Tinubu condoles GO Adeboye's family, RCCG community - ITREALMS

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The national leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has condoled with the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, his wife, Pastor Folu Adeboye, the Adeboye family over the death of their son, Pastor Oluwadamilare ‘Dare’ Adeboye, reports 
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He also condoled with the RCCG community over the passage to the world beyond of their beloved son, husband, brother, father, uncle and pastor.

Starlink: SpaceX seeks license from NCC – ITREALMS

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The American company, SpaceX is seeking an operational license to bring Starlink to Nigeria, describing her telecom market as critical on the continent, reports 
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SpaceX, ITREALMS gathered has been in close discussion with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in pursuance of all the necessary licenses to bring Starlink, its satellite-based broadband services to the country.

Facilitating contiguous bandwidth for 5G - ITREALMS

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A SPEECH DELIVERED BY THE EXECUTIVE VICE CHAIRMAN/CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, NIGERIAN COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (NCC), PROF. U. G. DANBATTA, AT THE SIGNING CEREMONY OF MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MOU) BETWEEN NCC AND NIGCOMSAT ON THE USE OF C-BAND SPECTRUM FOR 5G SERVICES IN NIGERIA.
I’m pleased and honored to welcome you all to this historic event between the Nigerian Communications Satellite (NigComSat) and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) that will facilitate the release of contiguous bandwidth in one of the most suitable Frequency Spectrum band(s) for early deployment of fifth Generation Network (5G) services in the largest market in sub-Saharan Africa.

Fayemi consoles Adeboye over son's death - ITREALMS

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The Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has expressed his condolences on the death of Pastor Dare Adeboye, son of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye.
The Governor described the death of Pastor Adeboye's son as an unfortunate development which has inflicted a wound in the hearts of family members in particular, the Christian community, all lovers of Adeboye and Nigerians in their millions.

Akande applauds Danbatta, Alale over MoU on 5G spectrum – ITREALMS

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The chief executive officer of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta and his counterpart at the Nigerian Communications Satellite (NigComSat) Dr. Abimbola Alale have been applauded for facilitating the release of spectrum for commercial deployment of fifth generation (5G) services in the country, reports 
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This applause came from the chairman, board of Commissioners at NCC, Prof. Adeolu Akande on Wednesday at the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Abuja.

Thursday, May 06, 2021

5G spectrum to boost digital economy, as NCC, NigComSAT sign MoU - ITREALMS


The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and Nigerian Communications Satellite (NigComSat) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will facilitate the release of contiguous bandwidth in one of the most suitable frequency spectrum bands for early deployment of fifth Generation (5G) Network services in Nigeria.
The MoU signing ceremony was the high point of discussions by the two organisations on how to relocate the  NG-1R satellite of NigComSat to the standard C-band 300MHz (3.9GHz – 4.2GHz) portion of the band, which is considered more suitable in terms of satellite service offering because of the advantage of cheaper terminal devices for end users.

Bridge to MassChallenge Nigeria debuts, partners NITDA - ITREALMS

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MassChallenge Nigeria has made a debut, just as they are partnering with the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), reports ITREALMS.
NITDA sources confirmed to ITREALMS that they have been in close alignment of goals, as far as this partnership is concerned to stimulate economic vitality and job creation in Nigeria.

NCC MoU with NigComSAT to propel early 5G deployment in Nigeria - ITREALMS

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The latest Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and Nigerian Communications Satellite (NigComSat) would propel early Fifth Generation (5G) deployment in the country, reports 
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The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta gave this insight at the signing ceremony held in Abuja, saying he was honoured to be part of this historic event.

NCC counsels consumers on ‘bill of rights’ - ITREALMS

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Apex telecommunications regulator, the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) has counselled consumers of telecommunications services on the importance of them to be knowledgeable about their rights before purchasing associated devices, reports ITREALMS.

According to NCC in a shared infographic available to ITREALMS that Consumer Bill of Rights, refers to group of consumer rights which introduced as part of legal and moral duties for the protection of buyers of goods or services. 


Wednesday, May 05, 2021

ICPC, Finance Ministry move to reduce cost of governance - ITREALMS


The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, has requested the assistance of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to help in reducing the high cost of governance in the public sector. 

Spokesperson, ICPC, Mrs. Azuka Ogugua quoted her as saying this at a Policy Dialogue on Corruption and Cost of Governance in Nigeria organised by the Anti-Corruption Academy of Nigeria (ACAN) the training and research arm of ICPC at the Commission’s headquarters in Abuja.


BREAKING: Surendran replaces Ogunsanya as CEO Airtel Nigeria -ITREALMS

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Airtel Networks Limited (Airtel Nigeria), a subsidiary of Airtel Africa plc, has named the Mr. C. Surendran as the new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (MD and CEO) of Airtel Nigeria with effect from 1 August 2021, reports ITREALMS.
Mr. Surendran replaces Mr. Olusegun (Segun) Ogunsanya. Mr. Olusegun (Segun) Ogunsanya will become Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Airtel Africa plc with effect from 1 October 2021, with a transition period from 1 August 2021.

Low uptake of economic stimulus in South-East worries CBN - ITREALMS

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has expressed concern over the low participation of the South-East in its economic stimulus, reports ITREALMS.

The acting-Director, Corporate Communications Department at CBN, Mr Osita Nwanisobi, made this observation on Tuesday at the CBN Fair in Enugu, stressing that CBN stimulus packages were meant to aid jobs creation, and engender financial inclusion by providing access to relevant.

BREAKING: Fr. Mbaka re-appears - ITREALMS

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Embattled Priest in-charge of the Adoration Ground, Enugu Catholic Archdiocese, Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka has appeared in Enugu, after a serious of protesters cause traffic in the state capital reports ITREALMS.

The protesters also damaged a part of Bishop's court in Enugu.

Fr. Mbaka, according to BBC.com reports monitored by
ITREALMS had appeared when protesters went in search of him at the Catholic Bishop’s Court, Enugu on Wednesday.

ICANN plans launch of forum to support in Africa - ITREALMS

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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has concluded plans to launch a new regional pilot event, the Africa Engagement Forum, reports 
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The event, ITREALMS gathered is part of the Africa Regional Plan and has been slated to take place from 19- 20 May 2021.

What Akande said @NCC, NIGCOMSAT MoU - ITREALMS

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SPEECH DELIVERED BY THE CHAIRMAN BOARD OF COMMISIONERS, NIGERIAN COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION PROF. ADEOLU AKANDE AT THE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MoU) SIGNING CEREMONY BETWEEN NIGERIAN COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (NCC) AND NIGERIAN COMMUNICATION SATELLITE LIMITED.
I am highly honored to welcome you all to this ceremony organized by Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Nigerian Communications Satellite (NigComSat) to facilitate the release of spectrum for commercial deployment of 5G services in Nigeria.

Fr. Mbaka disappearance: Protest rocks coal city - ITREALMS

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Reports reaching ITREALMS has it that the coal city has been rocked with protest by the supporters of the Enugu-based priest, Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Enugu State.

ITREALMS gathered that Fr. Mbaka has been missing in action from his Adoration Ministry ground after he purportedly visited the Catholic Bishop of Enugu, Most Rev. Calistus Onaga on Tuesday and has not been seen at the time of filing this report.

FIFA21: Banks battle for honours @Tech Experience Centre - ITREALMS

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The Tech Experience Centre, Africa’s cutting-edge technology and lifestyle hub, is set to come alive this weekend as eight leading Nigerian banks do battle to crown the winners of a FIFA 21 Gaming competition.
Tagged Bank Wars, the keenly-anticipated competition is set to commence on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at the centre located at Yudala Heights, 13A Idowu Martins Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.

'Like NIN, like Social Security in US' - ITREALMS

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Nigerians have been advised to see the current ongoing mandatory registration of National Identity Number (NIN) with the Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) as similar to the use of Social Security Number in other climes, reports 
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This advice was contained in a communique from the May meeting of the leadership of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and National Identification Management Commission (NIMC) under the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy (MoCDE) on Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 04, 2021

Finalists emerge @IHRAF essay with Ugochukwu Anadi topping list - ITREALMS

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Three finalists have emerged in teh International Human Rights Art Festival (IHRAF) essay competition with Ugochukwu Anadi topping the list as star prize, reports 
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Others include Charles Iornumbe and Osho Tunde who took the first runner up and second runner up respectively.

Confirmed! Nigeria records 54m subscribers on NIN database – ITREALMS

Nigeria now has confirmed over 54 million telecommunications subscribers linked in the database of the National Identity Number (NIN) through their Subscribers Identification Module (SIM), reports ITREALMS.

This is coming as Federal Government (FG) has approved the extension of the deadline to June 30, 2021.


Fayemi, Ekiti stakeholders agree to cut government spending - ITREALMS

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Based on the current economic situation in the country, the Ekiti State stakeholders on Tuesday agreed with the state government on measures to cut government spending as a way of bailing the state out of current economic challenges occasioned by downturn in global economy, reports 
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This is as the State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi disclosed that his administration wold not sack any worker despite the cash crunch being experienced in the state, despite the need for cut in government spending.

NIN enrolment reaches 54m, FG approves June 30 as NIN-SIM verification deadline - ITREALMS


The Federal Government has approved the extension of the deadline for National Identity Number (NIN)-Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) data verification to the 30th of June, 2021.
The extension was as a result of the virtual meeting chaired by the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, FNCS, FBCS, FIIM, and attended by following officials- Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Adeolu Akande, the Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Dambatta and the Director-General/CEO of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Engr. Aliyu Azeez.

Ripoti: Digital rights violations in Africa, worrisome says PI - ITREALMS

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A growing number of Africans are using Information and Communications Technology (ICT) on a regular basis, which has made digital technologies critical to the enjoyment of their rights and improvement of their livelihoods, reports 
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Thus, is worrisome that many governments have taken steps to undermine internet access and even encroach on civic participation and the right to freedom of expression online, according to Paradigm Initiative (PI).
Executive Director, Paradigm Initiative, Mr. Gbenga Sesan informed ITREALMS that this situation gave birth to the recent launch of Ripoti, noting that some countries, have also cracked down on human rights defenders or journalists who challenge the state authorities.