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Thursday, March 23, 2006

NIG commends Nweke on another Siemens prize

The Nigeria Internet Group (NIG) has commended Champion Group of Newspapers for winning the continental Siemens Profile awards for the second time.

It would be recalled that in 2004, CNL through its Senior Reporter on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), Mr. Remmy Nweke emerged winner of the Siemens African Profile award winner for excellent reporting on science and technology in the Information Technology (IT) Business Solution category.

This feat was repeated last year, at the recent announcement made by the Siemens Southern Africa in South Africa at the presentation ceremony held at Midrand.

In a press statement made available to Champion Infotel, the publicity secretary, NIG, Qasim Akinreti, said that the executive and entire members of NIG heartly congratulate Champion Newspapers Group and Mr. Nweke for the latest award, "for the second time".

"No doubt, the award was a confirmation of your excellence in the reportage of Information and Communication Technology and a mark of honour to Nigerian journalism," Akinreti said.

Stressing that NIG is convinced the hottest award would spur both the organization and Mr. Nweke, to greater heights and the growth of ICT in the country.

NIG was formed in March 1995 and licensed by the Nigerian Communications Commission as then Nigeria’s Top Level Domain (TLD) .ng administrator. NIG is registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission as non-profit, non-governmental organization, whose primary aim and objective is to promote Internet and connectivity in Nigeria.

Its objectives include promotion of Internet as a tool for development, sensitise government about the virtues of the Internet and encourage the free use of Internet as a tool for national development; assist in formation of relevant government policies affecting the Internet and promote standards as well as ensure compliance.

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