" ITREALMS: August 2020


NPA saves $326.895m from agreement with INTELS - ITREALMS

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Monday, August 31, 2020

Daminabo emerges August winner of Princewill's ‘Hard Worker’ award

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Daminabo Briggs has emerged winner of the monthly Princewill Trust help the hard worker competition put together by a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state, Prince Tonye Princewill.

African integrated hi-speed rail network gets boost

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The African Union Development Agency-NEPAD’s second webinar on the African Integrated High-Speed Railway Network Project was held on August the 26th with the African Development Bank, the International Union of Railways (UIC), UNECA, Ethio-Djibouti Railway and others, expressing interest in the financing of the project.

Still on financial inclusion

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Alake Suleman is 45 years old. He is popularly referred to as Baba Kareem. He is the definition of a journeyman. He is a certified ‘labour’ on construction sites, a respected grasscutter cum gardener and an itinerary real estate agent.

He never had a bank account in his first three decades on earth. He is not lettered, and cannot read or write in English. The compound where he lives is not connected to the mains, so he doesn’t have a utility bill, never had.

CBN approves Payment Service Bank license for 9mobile

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A subsidiary of 9mobile, the 9Payment Service Bank (9PSB), has gotten the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to formally kick off its e-banking operations in the country, reports ITREALMS.

A press statement available to ITREALMS last weekend, 9mobile said that its *990# payment service banking platform would help drive financial inclusion in Nigeria’s ecosystem.

Drive safe, stay safe: FRSC begins nationwide ember months campaigns

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The Federal Road Safety Corps has commenced its nationwide end of the year campaigns with the theme; 'Drive Safe and Stay Safe', reports ITREALMS.

Disclosing, the Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi called on the motoring public to make the year 2020 'ember' months unique and crash free by adhering strictly to road traffic regulations. 

Buhari approves transfer of NIMC to Pantami's ministry, FMoCDE

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The President, General Muhammadu Buhari, retired, has approved the transfer of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, reports ITREALMS.

Oyo NUJ shuns Femi Fani-Kayode

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Despite his televised apology to journalism practitioners in the country over his recent outburst, the Oyo State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has shunned the media parley convened by Femi Fani Kayode (FFK), in Ibadan in continuation of political tour, reports ITREALMS.

Akin Abayomi recovers from COVID-19, tests negative

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The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi has recovered from COVID-19 as his latest test read negative, reports ITREALMS.

22 youths massacre: Nzuko Ummunna petitions Enugu governor, seeks investigation

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An Igbo socio-cultural organization, Nzuko Ummunna, has petitioned the governor of Enugu State to set up a Judicial Commission of Inquiry to look into the circumstances surrounding the killing of 22 unarmed youths by suspected security operatives in Emeni, Enugu State, and proffer appropriate sanctions be meted out to the perpetrators, reports ITREALMS.

Adesina re-election: Its affirmation of Africa’s confidence in you - ITREALMS ... Making Leadership SENSE with digital news!

The All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has said the re-election of Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina for another term of five years as President of African Development Bank is an affirmation of Africa's confidence in his ability and commitment to the development of the region, reports ITREALMS.

Ekeh to FG: Declare Oct 1 2020 Nigeria’s tech independence anniversary

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The chairman of Zinox Group, Dr. Leo Stan Ekeh has called on the Federal Government (FG) to declare October 1st 2020 Nigeria’s technology independence day, reports ITREALMS

Ekeh made this known at a recent virtual chat, said this has become imperative to boost technology emancipation.

ADM Energy: Prince Arthur Eze denies involvement with Oilbank Int'l - ITREALMS

The Executive Chairman of Atlas Petroleum International and Oranto Petroleum, 
Prince Arthur Eze, has categorically denied recent news reports of his involvement in a partnership with ADM Energy on the ongoing Marginal Fields Bidding Round in Nigeria, reports ITREALMS.

COVID-19: Groups honour NCC, Danbatta for keeping Nigerians connected - ITREALMS

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and its Executive Vice Chairman, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta have been honoured by two non-governmental organisations over their roles since COVID-19 pandemic was recorded in the country, reports ITREALMS.

This, ITREALMS gathered came in recognition of the critical role the Commission played particularly in keeping Nigerians and businesses connected since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

Cybersecurity and risk mitigation

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“Twitter hack: 130 accounts targeted in attack” was the screaming headline on the BBC’s website on July 17, 2020.
Two days earlier, the social media site had admitted a major cyber-attack of celebrity accounts. The security breach saw accounts including those of Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Kanye West and Bill Gates tweet a Bitcoin scam to millions of followers. 

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Broadband group launches new strategy for Fixed Wireless Access

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The Cambridge Broadband Networks Group (CBNG) has launched a comprehensive development programme to enter new markets, which will revolutionise the Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) market. The company will also provide its extensive expertise and award-winning solutions to ensure reliable high-quality connectivity, reports ITREALMS.

Electroneum enters marketing deal with Cointelegraph, Bad Crypto Podcast, Charlie Shrem, Scott Melker

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The Electroneum has signed marketing deal with Cointelegraph, Bad Crypto Podcast, Charlie Shrem and Scott Melker, reports ITREALMS.

COVID-19: NLNG donates to Edo, Adamawa States - ITREALMS ... Making Leadership SENSE with digital news!

The Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) has donated medical equipment to Edo and Adamawa states as part of its contribution to the N11.4 billion Oil and Gas Industry Collaborative Initiative, spearheaded by Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, reports ITREALMS.

Igbo Think Tank applauds FG, Ugwuanyi for reopening Akanu Ibiam Int’l Airport, Enugu

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Leading Igbo Think Tank, Nzuko Umunna has commended President Muhammadu Buhari, Aviation Minister Hadi Sirika and the Governors of the South East for the successful reopening of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport on Sunday 30 August 2020. The Federal Government shut the airport for one year over safety concerns and to enable repairs and extension of the runway, reports ITREALMS.

NBC installs new hi-speed canning line @Ikeja plant, more coming - ITREALMS

The Nigerian Bottling Company Ltd (NBC) successfully installed a new hi-speed canning line at its Ikeja, Lagos plant, as part of business transformation and optimisation plan, reports ITREALMS.

Inevitable death: As Fayemi, Fayose, Oni, Mimiko bid Olumilua farewell - ITREALMS

Leaders and people in position of authority in the country have been urged to submit themselves to God with the understanding they would one day give account of their lives on Judgment Day, reports ITREALMS.

Innocent C. Ike is acting MD @Polaris Bank Limited - ITREALMS ... Leader in every news digitally!

A new acting managing director of Polaris Bank Limited has been named in the person of Innocent C. Ike, effective September 1, 2020, reports ITREALMS.

Ike’s appointment came on Saturday following the bank’s board statement available to 

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Petition that nailed Rufai, stopped him from address NBA conference - ITREALMS

Lawyers write NBA to stop Gov El-Rufai from addressing NBA Conference, give reasons.

18 August, 2020

Prof Koyinsola Ajayi, SAN
Chair, Technical Committee on Conference Planning (TCCP)
Nigerian Bar Association, NBA
CBD, Abuja


We are a collective of lawyers enrolled to practice in Nigeria and have duly subscribed for our Practicing Fees in 2020. We have learnt that the TCCP under your leadership has chosen to invite Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State, as a headline speaker to address the 60th Anniversary Annual Conference of our beloved Association. We regret that our Association, whose Motto is “Promoting the Rule of Law” extended this invitation to a man who represents the very anti-thesis of what we profess to defend. We, therefore, write as members of the NBA and citizens of Nigeria to request that this invitation should be withdrawn. 

Abiodun Ajala emerges PJAN Lagos chairman - ITREALMS


The Lagos State chapter of the Photo Journalists Association of Nigeria (PJAN) has elected new executive committee followed election on Saturday, with chairman, Mr Abiodun Ajala of ThisDay as chairman, reports ITREALMS.

125 African women entrepreneurs to benefit from AWE 2021 - ITREALMS

Estimated 125 African female entrepreneurs would be selected for an opportunity to receive virtual and in-person training and mentorship sessions for eight months, reports ITREALMS.

This follows the recent partnership between the Embassy of the United States of America in South Africa with the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) to implement the 2020-2021 Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) South Africa programme.