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Saturday, July 13, 2024

Africa: Artificial Intelligence and future of work – ITREALMS

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The technology can assist in decision-making, risk assessment, and data analysis, empowering entrepreneurs in their ventures
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Africa has a unique opportunity to influence what the future of work looks like in these early days as large language learning models (LLMs) are evolving, and the environment for applications is still new. 
Africa: Artificial Intelligence and future of work – ITREALMS
This is according to the AI and the Future of Work in Africa whitepaper produced by Microsoft (www.Microsoft.com) and a collective of industry experts from across the continent.

Orange Digital Center to train young people in digital skills - ITREALMS

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The Orange is proud to inaugurate the Orange Digital Center (ODC) Guinea-Bissau, an ecosystem dedicated to the development of digital skills to promote innovation, strengthen the employability of young people and support local entrepreneurship. 
Orange Digital Center to train young people in digital skills - ITREALMS
The ceremony is taking place in the presence of high-level political authorities, including the Minister of Transport, Telecoms and the Digital Economy, members of Orange Guinea Bissau management team and members of the Orange Africa and Middle East Management Committee.

Friday, July 12, 2024

Brighten your mid-year with Tecno’s exciting rewards! - ITREALMS

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WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? We may be halfway through the year, but you can still win big and make it an unforgettable one.
Brighten your mid-year with Tecno’s exciting rewards! - ITREALMS
Winners have been emerging, and you could be next! Join the league of winners by participating in the TECNO Mid-Year Sales Promo. From now till July 20th, 2024, enjoy the lineup of fantastic rewards that TECNO has for you.

OrientalNews Summit'24: Muda Yusuf tackles Nigeria's path to green economy transition - ITREALMS

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The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Center for the Promotion of Private Enterprise (CPPE), Dr. Muda Yusuf, would drive discussion on Nigeria's policy direction to establishing pathway towards economic recovery in line with global green economy initiative.
OrientalNews Summit'24: Muda Yusuf tackles Nigeria's path to green economy transition - ITREALMS
Yusuf, a renowned economist and former Director General, DG, of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, LCCI, is the chairman of the 3rd National Conference being put together by Oriental News Nigeria, coming up on July 25th, 2024, at Radisson Blue GRA Ikeja, Lagos by 9am.

12 professors, 15 others gain Shell sabbatical, research positions - ITREALMS


The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) Joint Venture has significantly expanded its educational initiatives by inducting 27 Nigerian academics and research interns. This year's programme, a 35% increase from the previous year, welcomed eight professors, four senior lecturers, and 15 other participants.

Held at the company's headquarters in Port Harcourt, the induction ceremony marked the beginning of a one-year programme focused on knowledge exchange and skill development. Drawn from 13 Nigerian universities, these participants will gain valuable industry experience in fields like biodiversity, petroleum engineering, and environmental impact assessment.

"The research and internship programmes are central to our commitment to supporting higher education in Nigeria," explained Shell Nigeria's Head of Corporate Relations, and SPDC Director, Mr. Igo Weli. He described the programme as mutually beneficial nature by offering Shell access to specialised expertise from professors and lecturers, who in turn acquire practical industry knowledge and exposure to cutting-edge technologies.

Despite operational challenges, Mr. Weli reaffirmed Shell's position as the industry leader in fostering a positive learning environment and empowering people.

Representing the NNPC Upstream Investment Management Services, Mrs. Bunmi Edith Lawson echoed Mr. Weli's sentiments. She highlighted the programme's significance in scientific exploration, environmental stewardship, and knowledge advancement. "This is an investment in the next generation of innovators," she stated, "and a way for us to give back to our stakeholders."

The 2024 programme includes participants from a diverse range of universities across Nigeria, including the University of Benin, Rivers State University, University of Ibadan, Niger Delta University, and Ahmadu Bello University.

Others are Bingham University Karu, Federal University Wukari, University of Medical Sciences, Ondo State, Covenant University, Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo, University of Uyo, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, and Michael Okpara University of Agriculture.

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Claimants move to stop Shell divestment of assets - ITREALMS

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Some Niger Deltans have instituted a court case against Shell planned divestment of its Nigerian onshore assets to stop the plan.
Claimants move to stop Shell divestment of assets - ITREALMS
Recall that in 2021, Shell announced its intention to divest its Nigerian onshore assets due to the incompatibility of its long-term energy transition strategy with the challenges of operations in Nigeria, marked by theft and oil spills.

Akume, Tinubu and fight against corruption by Godwin Onyeacholem - ITREALMS

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Cynics – or critics if you like – would argue that if there was any doubt, there is none now: Unrestrained by ethics as well as domestic and international legal obligations, the Tinubu administration, speaking through George Akume, secretary to the government of the federation, is not committed to fighting corruption despite everything.
Akume, Tinubu and the fight against corruption by Godwin Onyeacholem - ITREALMS
At a workshop organized in Abuja by the Bureau for Public Service Reforms in collaboration with the SGF’s office, this government once again showed up strongly in readiness to kill the truth. Akume, who was represented by Nnamdi Mbaeri, permanent secretary in the office of the SGF, warned workers in government offices that they would go to jail if they leaked public documents without authorisation. 

Thursday, July 11, 2024

PIAFo'24: Stakeholders identify obstacles to FG’s 90,000km fibre project - ITREALMS

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Stakeholders in the telecommunications industry have said the Federal Government’s plan to deploy 90,000 kilometers of fibre optic cables across the country will face several obstacles, especially from state governments, that might truncate the project.
PIAFo'24: Stakeholders identify obstacles to FG’s 90,000km fibre project - ITREALMS
According to them, without addressing the current issue of Right of Way charges, multiple taxation, and levies, which are under the control of state governments, the project which is to be implemented through a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) would be an exercise in futility.

AUDA-NEPAD: Towards sustainable peace, development solutions - ITREALMS

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The African Union Development Agency – New Partnership for Development (AUDA-NEPAD) and Cairo International Center for Conflict Resolution, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding (CCCPA) are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed at strengthening their collaborative efforts towards achieving shared objectives in peace and development solutions that protect and grow Africa’s economies and human well-being.
AUDA-NEPAD: Towards sustainable peace, development solutions - ITREALMS
The three-year MoU was signed on the margins of the fourth Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development by Mrs. Nardos Bekele-Thomas, Chief Executive Officer of AUDA-NEPAD, and Ambassador Ahmed Abdel-Latif, Director-General of CCCPA.

Customs Area 1 @PH rakes over N106bn in six months - ITREALMS

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The Nigeria Customs Service Port Harcourt Area 1 Command says it was in high spirit to announce the generation of ₦106.593, 735,469.91 Billion as revenue collected for the first half of 2024,even as it promised to break new grounds in revenue generation.
Customs Area 1 @PH rakes over N106bn in six months - ITREALMS
This was contained in a press release made available to ITREALMS on Thursday 11 July 2024, by the Command's Public Relations Officer, Superintendent of Customs (SC) Oscar Ivara in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital.

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