" ITREALMS: September 2012


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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Arik Air confirms readiness to resume operations on Sunday

Arik Air has confirmed its readiness to resume flight services on Sunday, September 23, 2012.
Although this has been in the news, but the management of Arik Air went further to upload a brief message on its website to strengthen what has been in the news.
According to ArikAir,  it was exciting to announce the resumption of flight schedules from Sunday, 23 September and invited potential passengers to book their flights.
"We are happy to inform our passengers that flights will resume from tomorrow, Sunday 23, September, 2012. We invite our respected guests to book their tickets now. Thank you for flying Arik Air," the information pad indicated.
It would be recalled that several information have emerged over why Arik Air suspended services last week, but the most pronounced has been that FAAN employees had protested an indebetedness of N10,000,000, which the management of Arik has since refulted.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Tribute galore for late Chijioke Simeon Agu

Late Engr. Chijioke Simeon Agu, founder Neptune Software
It was a tribute galore for the first president of the Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON), Mr. Chijioke Simeon Agu, popular known as CSA at the ‘night of tributes’ hosted by the organization, Tuesday in Sheraton Hotels, Ikeja-Lagos.

The event for the man popularly described as Nigerian software lion, attracted who is who in the Information Technology (IT) industry, especially the software sub-sector.

Welcoming guest to the event, ISPON president, Chief Chris Uwaje, noted that though Engr Agu, the founder Neptune Software is late, which is a big loss to the IT community, and enjoined the industry to join his association to celebrate a man of vision who single handedly launched software Nigeria to where no other had been, who established innovative and strategic roadmap to the 21st century knowledge economy via software.

He went on to describe Engr. Agu as the Nigerian Software General, adding that he provided the inspirational blanket to wrap cold in the on-going ferocious battle for national survivability in the global software wilderness.

In his tribute, president, Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), Sir Demola Aladekomo, who was represented by the Executive Secretary, Mr. Chinedu Onuoha said late Agu pioneered lots of things and is known for challenging staff to write any software needed which does not exist in order to meet a demand.

Vice President, ISPON, Mr. Pius Okigbo Jnr called for the renaming of the ISPON National Software Competition after late Mr. Agu, due to his immense contribution to the software industry in the country.

Chief Tony Ayodele of Polaris Software said he pushed the local software to a very high stand, which is very stressful because of lack of encouragement, especially by the government. He also called for the sustainability of late Agu’s crusade on local software.

For the Protocol officer to the Osun Govenor, Mr. Afolabi Sanusi, late Engr. Agu is a goal getter and has never regretted working for him until he joined the political scene and further prayed for his soul to rest in peace.

The daughter, Mrs. Nnenna Imokuede, described late father as a family man, adding that the tributes tonight has made the family, especially the children to understand their father better than ever. She expressed appreciation to ISPON for honouring their late father with this ‘Night of Tributes’.

Remmy Nweke

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Friday, September 14, 2012

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Port Harcourt to host SMEs in October

The free VConnect business forum is expected to land in the city of Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State, next month, October.

Sales Territory Manager, VConnect Nigeria Limited, Mr. Wale Onibudo, made this known to ITRealms, at the end of session in Abuja, saying that current business owners and prospective business owners of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME’s) would be further enlightened on the latest trends in online marketing and how businesses grow through the internet.

He reiterated that the last session, which held in Abuja was a success with about 500 participants in attendance.

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Monday, September 10, 2012

MasterCard Index scores Nigeria 91.4 points

MasterCard says Nigerian consumers are still very optimistic on its products and have a high level of confidence in the country’s economic overall, scoring Nigeria 91.4 points.

This position was contained in the MasterCard Worldwide Index (MCWI) of Consumer Confidence, using the company’s five key economic indicators, namely, regular income prospects, quality of life, economy, employment prospects and stock market.

The aforementioned indicators were rated 97.9, 94.9, 93.9, 92.0 and 78.6 points in that other, based on a survey which measured consumer confidence on prevailing expectations in the market for the next six months.

According to the Country Manager, West Africa, MasterCard Worldwide, Omokehinde Ojomuyide, the Index score is calculated with zero as the most pessimistic, 100 as most optimistic and 50 as neutral.
She elucidated that the most recent survey was conducted between 24 April 2012 and 10 June 2012, and involved 11,376 respondents aged 18 to 64 across 25 markets spanning the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa regions. 

On the African continent, the survey was conducted in Egypt, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria and South Africa.
Although the index and accompanying reports may not represent MasterCard financial performance, globally, the Country Manager, noted that the company carries out this Index in order to provide informed understanding in the shifts of Nigerian consumer sentiment, as well as to assist in the identification of market trends over time.

“Nigerians remain one of the most optimistic groups of consumers among those surveyed by MasterCard on the continent, with an Index score of 91.4 points in this latest set of results – over 12 points higher than the average of the five African countries surveyed,” she says.

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Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Microsoft dangles N47,460,000 for Imagine Cup 2013

Global software giant, Microsoft is dangling the sum of US$300,000, about N158,200 for the Imagine Cup 2013 season.

ITRealms also gathered that this was officially launched on August 29, along with the announcement that Microsoft has redesigned the competition around three new core competitions, namely the World Citizenship, Games and Innovation and more than doubled the prize money to the sum of US$300 000.
ITRealms further learnt that through these changes, Microsoft hopes to inspire more students and encourage a wider variety of aspiring innovators to participate.

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