Featured post

WhatsApp and FG’s N4.8bn monitoring spirit - ITREALMS

Features@ITREALMS ... making leadership SENSE with digital news! In this piece, REMMY NWEKE, examines the looming imbroglio over FG’s N4.8bn...

Friday, July 23, 2021

Scam: EFCC to probe FMDAs over N92b - ITREALMS

ITREALMS ... making leadership SENSE with digital news!

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) has received a petition detailing over N92b and millions of money in foreign currencies of public funds squandered by several Federal Government agencies including the country's foreign missions.
In a petition sent to the Chairman, EFCC Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa, Nigeria's anti-corruption group, Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA Resource Centre), asked the EFCC to identify corrupt officials and punish them. The probe may open up terrific financial fraud involving top civil servants and serving Federal Ministers.

Cybercrime: Greatest challenge of Nigerian youth - ITREALMS

Commentary@ITREALMS ... making leadership SENSE with digital news!

Cyber crime is a crime perpetrated through electronic communication network, particularly the internet. This menace is very rampant among youths within the age of fourteen to twenty-one and it had done incalculable damage to the image of Nigeria. Cyber crime can be perpetrated through many ways e.g. phone calls, internet calls, sending of scam emails containing "get rich quick" proposals to entice unsuspecting victims etc.
The most common type of cyber crime is perpetrated through email. In most cases, it comes in form of marriage proposal, unclaimed fund, donation, lottery, help, bonanza, bank transaction notification or credit alert etc. Some of the youths send as many as 20,000 of such scam emails everyday while others send more to increase their chance of getting their targets.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Makinde receives NASS joint Committee on Aviation, urges FG to uplift Ibadan Airport

ITREALMS ... making leadership SENSE with digital news!

The Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, on Thursday, asked the Federal Government to take necessary steps to uplift the standard of the Ibadan Airport, declaring that making Ibadan a regional airport will benefit the state and the national economy.
The governor, who stated this while hosting the Joint National Assembly Committee on Aviation, led to his office by the Chairman Senate Committee on Aviation, Senator Smart Adeyemi, said, however, that the state government has commissioned a study that clearly showed that a Public, Private Partnership arrangement would fast-track the planned upgrading of the airport to international standard.

Justice for murdered Igbo traders - ITREALMS

Commentary@ITREALMS ... making leadership SENSE with digital news!

"... They were spontaneously and intermittently shouting, “now that you want to go as Biafrans we will kill you before you go.”
Last week, precisely on the 13th of July 2021, some Nigerian soldiers in a shameless display of putrid military barbarism, swooped on the defenceless Igbo spare parts dealers at the popular Ladipo Market, Mushin Lagos and pointedly shot five Igbo traders there dead on the spot on the unfancied allegation that they (soldiers) bought a fake car engine from one of the traders at the market a year ago and had come to the market to have it replaced. 
While the soldiers were mowing down the traders they were spontaneously and intermittently shouting, “now that you want to go as Biafrans we will kill you before you go”.

LG/LCDA Elections: Lagos restricts movement - ITREALMS

ITREALMS ... making leadership SENSE with digital news!

The Lagos State Government has announced restriction of movement across the state between the hours of 8a.m and 3p.m on Saturday, 24th July, 2021, due to the local government elections, reports ITREALMS.
Honourable Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, confirmed this to ITREALMS in a press statement on Thursday.

He said that the restriction is to enable the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) conduct hitch-free elections into positions of Chairmen and Councillors in all the 57 Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas.

"The restriction will facilitate the ease of movement of the electorate, election materials and LASIEC officials for the sanctity of the election, effective monitoring and enhanced security," he said.

Omotoso also urged all eligible voters to participate in the elections, which require the cooperation of all residents.

Ayo Midele/Editor

Eid-el-Kabir: Makinde pays homage to Olubadan, Aare Musulumi, Ladoja, Adeojo, others - ITREALMS

ITREALMS ... making leadership SENSE with digital news!

Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, has said that he would, in August, inaugurate the State Inter-faith Committee to solidify the relationship between adherents of the Islamic and Christian faiths.
Makinde, who stated this while paying the traditional sallah visits to Islamic and political leaders in Ibadan, the state capital, urged those trying to use religion to divide the people to desist.

Increased distributable fund to LGs, NULGE applauds Fayemi - ITREALMS

ITREALMS ... making leadership SENSE with digital news!

The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), has commended Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, over his recent approval for the release of 10 percent of the State’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) to the distributable fund for local governments in the state.
The Ekiti State branch of NULGE made the commendation in a letter of appreciation to the Governor, signed by its Secretary, Comrade Victor Adebayo earlier in the week. The union applauded the Governor’s gesture, saying it would reposition local government administration in the state for excellent service delivery.

'Joe Igbokwe: It may soon be your turn' - ITREALMS

Commentary@ITREALMS ... making leadership SENSE with digital news!

I just read Joe Igbokwe's mockery of Sunday Igboho and Nnamdi Kanu over their arrest. The one-time Publicity Secretary of APC in Lagos State and now special adviser to the Governor of Lagos on Water Resources and Drainage did not even wait for the ink to dry before shooting in self-congratulation over the arrest.

He not only mocked these men he also mocked the traditional culture of his own people in Igboland and Yoruba land: "Juju failed in Igboland and Yoruba land," he crowed. It is as if these men knew no other thing except Juju.

N10m prize: Winner to emerge @First Bank sponsored Voice Nigeria-3 - ITREALMS

ITREALMS ... making leadership SENSE with digital news!

 

UN1TY Limited and Livespot360, producers of the global talents reality series, have emphasised that public voting has become very crucial at this stage to keep vocalists fighting for the grand prize on the voice Nigeria 3 series, sponsored by FirstBank, Baba Ijebu and Airtel.

 

To keep their favourite vocalists on the show, viewers have to dial *894*7*talent’s code#.

 

The voting code of your preferred contestant to win the competition is in the embedded Instagram post below:

 

https://www.instagram.com/p/CRjP3zwpOzJ/?utm_medium=copy_link

 

The International talents reality series designed to discover and harness music talents in Nigeria is in its third season in Nigeria.

 

Scores of vocalists have performed on the highly competitive show but dropped out going through the Auditions, Blinds, Knockouts, Battles and Live Shows stages.

 

With an electrifying mix of pulsating musical performances, music training, glamorous fashion and life enriching entertainment, the The Voice Nigeria 3 continues to glitter to the very grand finale

Voting opens on Saturday at 9:00pm and closes at 11:59pm on Thursdays.

 

Lead show sponsor, FirstBank in a statement by its Group Head, Marketing and Corporate Communications, Folake Ani-Mumuney, reiterated that The Voice Nigeria 3 is a Reality TV show designed to discover and promote talented singers to actualise their dreams of becoming international stars which aligns with the Bank’s commitment to provide a platform for nurturing and showcasing talents and driving social cohesion.


By Bolaji Israel


NCC, NBS only authentic data source on telecom sector – ITREALMS

ITREALMS ... making leadership SENSE with digital news!

Only the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and National Bureau of Statistics are the sole authentic data source on telecommunications sector in the country, reports ITREALMS.

Giving this clarification, the Director Public Affairs at NCC, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, said in a recent statement available to ITREALMS that the two agencies of the Federal Government are authorities when it comes to data on the industry.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Obi Cubana: Constructive case of associative entrepreneurship - ITREALMS

Commentary@ITREALMS ... making leadership SENSE with digital news!

"The other aspect of Obi Cubana's profile that fascinates me is his model of what one might call associative entrepreneurship .... He is at the top of a core group of entrepreneurs who are roughly of his age and are his friends and enablers." - Prof. Moses Ochonu.
As an economic historian who edited a well-received book on entrepreneurship in Africa, the introduction to which argues for the recognition of distinct African entrepreneurial traditions and innovations, I find the case of Obi Cubana (Chief Obinna Iyiegbu) quite fascinating.

Let me first get a few caveats out of the way. I do not endorse his vulgar, exhibitionist, and performative wealth, but I do not judge it either. To each their own. We all operate from different value and ethical scripts, but none is, in the final analysis, inherently superior to the other.

Staff audit: Oyo uncovers 41 ghost workers - ITREALMS

ITREALMS ... making leadership SENSE with digital news!

The Implementation Committee of the Oyo State 2019/2020 Civil/Public Servants Audit and Payroll Re-engineering/Validation Exercise has recommended the removal of 41 staff classified as “No Show” (ghost workers) by the consultants.

The consultants had indicted 602 officers and recommended them for removal from the payrolls but the Implementation Committee affirmed 41 ghost workers; cleared 40 others of any infraction; uncovered 10 deaths; 170 systematic retirements; and affirmed the option of voluntary retirement by 341 others with irregular records of service.

WhatsApp and FG’s N4.8bn monitoring spirit - ITREALMS

Features@ITREALMS ... making leadership SENSE with digital news!

In this piece, REMMY NWEKE, examines the looming imbroglio over FG’s N4.8bn budgetary allocation to monitor WhatsApp in Nigeria and political expediency.

What about WhatsApp?

The Federal Government (FG) was recently reported to have earmarked the sum of N4.8 billion for the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) to monitor WhatsApp, an encrypted messaging application, and Thuraya, a satellite telephone.

2021 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Week: FirstBank says adopt kindness as way of life - ITREALMS

Sponsored@ITREALMS ... making leadership SENSE with digital news!

The best definition of kindness is not one provided by any of the world’s best dictionaries but one demonstrated by how we treat others on a daily basis.

Kindness is a universal language that does not require any special knowledge, exposure, skills, training or background to understand and appreciate it as a beneficiary or observer of a kind act. 

@65: Fayemi congratulates Akeredolu - ITREALMS

ITREALMS ... making leadership SENSE with digital news!

The Ekiti State Governor and Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Dr Kayode Fayemi, has congratulated his Ondo State counterpart, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) on his 65th birthday, reports 
ITREALMS.
Two first families of Ekiti and Ondo States

The governor turns 65, today Wednesday, July 21.

Eid-El-Kabir: Asiwaju Tinubu calls for greater faith on Nigeria - ITREALMS

ITREALMS ... making leadership SENSE with digital news!

Acclaimed national leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has called on Nigerians to have greater faith and brotherly concern as they celebrate this year's Eid-El-Kabir, reports 
ITREALMS.
In a special message personally signed by Tinubu and made available to ITREALMS on this occasion of Eid-el-Kabir, extended warmest greetings to the Muslim brothers and sisters in Nigeria and around the world.

Sunday Igboho escaped in Benin, re-arrested - ITREALMS

ITREALMS ... making leadership SENSE with digital news!

Conflicting reports late Tuesday indicated that embattled Yoruba Nation Agitator, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho was released and flown to Germany, but ITREALMS gathered late same he is still being held by the Beninoise authorities.
ITREALMS recalls that Sunday Igboho was arrested at an airport in Cotonou on Monday night enroute Germany.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Delta Icon seeks development consolidation beyond 2023 - ITREALMS

ITREALMS ... making leadership SENSE with digital news!


Delta Icon, has reiterated support for consolidation of development beyond year 2023 general elections, reports 
ITREALMS.
The group, ITREALMS gathered made up of prominent Deltans across professionals, academics, development practitioners, religious leaders, community and grass root leaders.

Sunday Igboho released, heads out to Germany - ITREALMS

ITREALMS ... making leadership SENSE with digital news!

The reports reaching 
ITREALMS newsdesk this afternoon indicated that the human rights activist and Yoruba Nation advocate, Chief Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho has been released from detention by the Beniniose government.
This is coming a few hours after his arrest was rumoured.

UNIUYO VC lauds NDDC’s plan to domesticate Postgraduate scholarships - ITREALMS

ITREALMS ... making leadership SENSE with digital news!

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Uyo, UNIUYO, Professor Nyakudo Ndaeyo, has commended the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), for reviewing its policy on foreign post-graduate scholarship programmes, reports 
ITREALMS.
Professor Ndaeyo spoke when the NDDC Interim Administrator, Mr. Efiong Okon Akwa, paid him a courtesy visit at UNIUYO Senate Chambers.

ARC receives overall lowest-risk ESG rating in insurance industry - ITREALMS

ITREALMS ... making leadership SENSE with digital news!

The African Risk Capacity (ARC) Limited has received the global insurance industry’s top overall environmental, social and governance (ESG) score, reports 
ITREALMS.
The ESG evaluation by Sustainalytics, 
ITREALMS gathered, is a comprehensive assessment of a company’s preparedness to meet future risks and opportunities linked to ESG factors, such as climate change, regulatory risk and reputational issues.

Barka da Sallah *** Happy Eid el Kabir To Our Muslim family! from us all - ITREALMS

ITREALMS ... making leadership SENSE with digital news!

Still on Oba and Cubana spectacle - ITREALMS

Commentary@ITREALMS ... making leadership SENSE with digital news!

Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. - Proverbs 22:6.
Sir Fred Chukwuelobe

To Obi Cubana children and the youths who attended or read and watched the burial of his mother, who watched the spectacle that took place at Oba, Idemili South LGA, Anambra State, recently, what were they taught? What did they learn? What legacies were left for them? What will they leave for the society they will lead since the youths are said to be the leaders of tomorrow?

Monday, July 19, 2021

African ICT partners UNESCO to Host Regional Stakeholders Forum on Internet Governance Policy - ITREALMS

SponsoredPressRelease@ITREALMS ... making leadership SENSE with digital news!

The African ICT Foundation is partnering with the UNESCO to host a stakeholders’ engagement for the advancement of evidence-based policy making of Internet governance

The virtual even, which holds Thursday, July 29th is the first of the Foundation’s partnership with global organizations across to the world to deepened internet penetration in Africa.

5 tried, tested ways to keep employees engaged - ITREALMS

Sponsored@IREALMS ... making leadership SENSE with digital news!

Employee engagement, when done right, nurtures long-term relationships and contributes to an organisation's sustainability.
Engaged employees commit themselves to their employer's goals, find satisfaction and meaning in the work they do, and have the potential to enhance business profitability.

CBN deploys Cybersecurity Fusion Centre to address growing cyber risk – ITREALMS

ITREALMS ... making leadership SENSE with digital news!

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has deployed an industry-wide Cybersecurity Fusion Centre and Malware Information Sharing Platform to address the growing cyber risk, reports 
ITREALMS.
Disclosing this to ITREALMS on Monday in Lagos, at the media parley organized by the Committee of Chief Information Security Officers of the Nigeria Financial Industry and Cybersafe Foundation, the Director of Banking Supervision, CBN, Mr. Haruna B. Mustafa, said that its part of the measures being put in place to enhance the industry resilience.

Ndi Dot trends: Gov. Ikpeazu adorns Dot Nation T-Shirt - ITREALMS

ITREALMS ... making leadership SENSE with digital news!


Weeks after week, the Dot-Nation trend is gaining more momentum especially among Igbo elites, reports 
ITREALMS.

The latest in the bloc at the weekend was the governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu who was caught adorning the "Ndi-Dot" that is Dot Nation t-shirt.

NCC clears air on renewal of license for Airtel Nigeria - ITREALMS

ITREALMS ... making leadership SENSE with digital news!

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has cleared the air over renewal of license to Airtel Nigeria, reports ITREALMS.
NCC in a public statement available to ITREALMS signed by the Director, Public Affairs, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, said the attention of NCC has been drawn to a recent statement on an online publication credited to the Managing Director/Chief Executive Office of Airtel Nigeria, Mr. Olusegun Ogunsanya.

Five nations back Prof. Dapo Akande nomination to Law Commission - ITREALMS

ITREALMS ... making leadership SENSE with digital news!

The United Kingdom (UK) nomination to The International Law Commission (TILC), Professor Dapo Akande is gaining momentum as he now has five countries solidly behind him, reports 
ITREALMS.
Source close to the UK government, disclosed to ITREALMS that Prof Akande, apart from being UK candidate for the International Law Commission election has four other countries namely Japan, Kenya, Nigeria and Slovenia drumming their supports.

Kehinde David Folarin: Why leadership matters - ITREALMS

ITREALMS ... making leadership SENSE with digital news!

In the light of the tremendous stress laid upon the leadership role in both secular and religious worlds, it is a general principle that we can influence and lead others only so far as we ourselves have gone. The person most likely to be successful is the one who leads not by merely pointing the way, but by having trodden it himself. We are leaders to the extent that we inspire others to follow us.
Almost everyone is called to lead in some capacity. A father leads his family, parents lead their children, a teacher leads students, a pastor leads the church, everyone leads someone. The person you follow determines your inspiration and aspirations.

Women to lead corporate Nigeria from 2026 as predicted by Ekeh, Zinox boss - ITREALMS

ITREALMS ... making leadership SENSE with digital news!

In a world that is predominantly patriarchal in nature, it is refreshing to see the women-folk doing great things and giving the men-folk a good run for their money.
From the likes of outgoing German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, former President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of the European Central Bank, Christine Lagarde, American talk show host, television producer, actress, author, and philanthropist, Oprah Winfrey and even our own Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, women have displayed ample evidence that they have the capacity, the brain-power, and the determination to hold their own in the leadership sphere.

Sunday, July 18, 2021

My Cubana experience ... a drop on the table - ITREALMS

Commentary@ITREALMS ... making leadership SENSE with digital news!

If you have ever clubbed in Nigeria, you wouldn't be surprised how Obi Cubana or Cubana High Priest or any Night Club owner for that matter in this obodo Nigeria makes their money. All Revellers know this for a fact.
Bia, have you ever been to any Cubana Night Club before? Omo, their VIP is heavenly. No argue biko.

INEC says 'We have capacity for electronic transmission in rural areas' - ITREALMS

ITREALMS ... making leadership SENSE with digital news!

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday declared it has the capacity to transmit election results electronically from rural areas across the Nigeria, reports 
ITREALMS.
Also, ChannelsTV reports that lawmakers in both chambers of the National Assembly had been at loggerheads over electronic transmission of results earlier in the week.

Airtel’s Mobile Operating License Pending Renewal - NCC’ - ITREALMS

SponsoredPressRelease@ITREALMS ... making leadership SENSE with digital news!

The attention of the Nigerian Communications Commission has been drawn to a recent statement on an online publication credited to the Managing Director/Chief Executive Office of Airtel Nigeria, Mr. Olusegun Ogunsanya, to the effect that the mobile operating license of Airtel has been renewed by the Commission for another period of ten years.

Mr. Ogunsanya was said to have made the statement while speaking in Lagos on Wednesday, July 14, 202, during the media launch of Airtel’s corporate social responsibility programme, ‘Touching Lives 6’.

Fayemi dedicates Vanguard's award to Ekitikete - ITREALMS

ITREALMS ... making leadership SENSE with digital news!

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has dedicated his Vanguard Newspaper’s Governor of the Year Award to the entire Ekiti people, stressing that their cooperation with his administration remains a major reason for the successful implementation of his five pillars development agenda in the state, reports 
ITREALMS.
Dr. Fayemi received the Governor of the Year Award (2019) at an impressive ceremony in Lagos on Saturday alongside Governors Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo), Nasir el-Rufai (Kaduna) Babajide Sanwoolu (Lagos) and Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia).

PhotoSpeaks@ITREALMS Weekly Sunday, July 18, 2021 - Commendations galore @NCC as Jerry Ugwu retires

PhotoSpeaks@ITREALMS ... making leadership SENSE with digital news!




Saturday, July 17, 2021

Revealed! With 49.7% internet coverage, Nigeria lacks capacity for eTransmission of election results - ITREALMS

ITREALMS ... making leadership SENSE with digital news!

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has revealed that estimated 49.7 per cent of the national spread lacks internet coverage which will be required for real-time electronic transmission of electoral results, reports 
ITREALMS.
NCC officials made this disclosure while at the House of Representatives’ Public Hearing over Electronic Transmission of Election Results in the country.

PhotoSpeaks @ITREALMS: #MOVI2021 - As Mary weds Victor Idonor @Asaba - ITREALMS

PhotoSpeaks@ITREALMS ... making leadership SENSE with digital news!




Airtel applaud participants @Ijebu Half Marathon - ITREALMS

ITREALMS ... making leadership SENSE with digital news!

… Commends Ogun State for support to sport development

Leading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has extended its felicitation to all the local and international runners, participants and key stakeholders at the inaugural edition of the international Ijebu Half Marathon, a 3-in-1 race featuring a 21km half marathon and scheduled to hold on Saturday, 17th July, 2021.

Speaking during a world press conference to announce the flag-off of the race, on Friday, July 16th in Ijebu Ode, the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Airtel Nigeria, Segun Ogunsanya, who was represented by the company’s Regional Operating Director, West Region, Oladipo Jolaosho, commended the organizers of the event, Nilayo Sports Management and the Ogun State government for their respective roles in creating credible and inspiring platforms for youth and sport development.

AASDU's Open Letter to Senators Stella Oduah, Uche Ekwunife and Ifeanyi Ubah - ITREALMS

ForTheRecords@ITREALMS ... making leadership SENSE with digital news!

The good people of Anambra State have been watching the developments at the National Assembly in recent times with keen interest.
The two Bills on the front burner now are the Petroleum Industry Bill and the Electoral Act Amendment Bill. In particular we are appalled at the outcome of deliberations on the Electoral Act Amendment Bill as passed by the Hallowed Chambers on Thursday July 15, 2021. 

E-Voting Transmission: Only 3G Internet coverage can save Nigeria - ITREALMS

ITREALMS ... making leadership SENSE with digital news!

For Nigeria to successfully transmit electoral results in the forthcoming elections, only depends on large scale adoption of Third Generation (3G) Internet coverage, reports 
ITREALMS.
This was disclosed by the leadership of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Friday at the public hearing of the House of Representatives on the Electronic Transmission of Election Results, which was part of the processes for Electoral Act Amendment Bill which they subsequently voted on that same day in Abuja.

Friday, July 16, 2021

LAP lampoons Anambra States, expresses shock over absent - ITREALMS

ITREALMS ... making leadership SENSE with digital news!

The League of Anambra Professionals ( LAP) has lampoon all the three senators from Anambra State over dereliction of duties at the National Assembly, says their absent during a voting at the red chambers was a paralysing shock, reports 
ITREALMS.
LAP President, Chijioke Okoli, SAN made this known in a message openly sent to the Senators and made available to ITREALMS, saying that discerning Anambra State indigenes are in paralysing shock that you and the other Senators from our state were absent during the momentous vote in the Senate on the Electoral Act Amendment bill.

Absent @Senate e-Transmission of results: AASDU berates 3 Anambra Senators – ITREALMS

ITREALMS ... making leadership SENSE with digital news!

The Association of Anambra State Development Unions (AASDU) in Lagos, has berated the three Senators representing the state at the National Assembly (NASS) over their inexplicable absence at the crucial voting on the Electoral Act Amendment Bill and Petroleum Industry Bill on Thursday, reports 
ITREALMS.

Anambra State, ITREALMS gathered, is represented by the trio of Senators Stella Oduah - Anambra North, Uche Ekwunife - Anambra Central and Ifeanyi Ubah - Anambra South at NASS.

NCC warns against unofficial statistics – ITREALMS

ITREALMS ... making leadership SENSE with digital news!

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has warned against use of unofficial statistics in the nation’s telecommunication sector, reports 
ITREALMS.

NCC also made it clear that only the commission and National Bureau of Statistics are the authentic data sources on the Nigerian telecommunications sector.

Board cancels ICANN72 face-to face in Seattle, insist on virtual meeting - ITREALMS

ITREALMS ... making leadership SENSE with digital news!

The Board of Directors of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has resolved that its forthcoming meeting tagged ICANN72 must be virtually held, reports 
ITREALMS
The meeting scheduled for Seattle, United States of America, ITREALMS has therefore been cancelled.

Special flight deals on Konga @3 - ITREALMS

Sponsored@ITREALMS ... making leadership SENSE with digital news!

Konga Travel and Tours, Nigeria’s frontline travel booking agency, is three.

To celebrate its three years of disruptive entry and outstanding service delivery in the Nigerian travel booking industry, Konga Travel is offering Nigerians a week-long treat of exciting flight deals to exotic destinations around the world.

ICPC, professional bodies parley on national ethics - ITREALMS

ITREALMS ... making leadership SENSE with digital news!

The Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Professor Bolaji Owasanoye, SAN has charged Professional Associations (PAs) and Business Membership Organisations (BMOs) to imbibe the 7 core values of the National Ethics and Integrity Policy (NEIP) in the discharge of their duties, as they play a pivotal role in the implementation.

Owasanoye gave this charge in his welcome address at a one-day webinar organized by the Commission titled: Creating Partnership with BMOs and PAs on the Implementation of the National Ethics and Integrity Policy.

‘Tech for Good’ explores how technology transforms healthcare industry - ITREALMS

Sponsored@ITREALMS ... making leadership SENSE with digital news!

In the season two premiere of CNN’s ‘Tech for Good’, anchor and correspondent Kristie Lu Stout discovers how robotics, virtual reality, wearables and apps are helping patients and doctors in the medical sector.
Lu Stout first meets one of the world’s most famous androids, Sophia, for a tour around her birthplace – Hong Kong-based company Hanson Robotics. CEO David Hanson explains how robotic humanoid medical assistants – like Sophia’s “sister” Grace – could be used in healthcare to provide patients with social stimulation and gather data on their well-being. Meanwhile in Singapore, a robotics program at Changi General Hospital is bringing a fleet of robots into wards.

My “Unpopular” Propositions by Edwin Madunagu - ITREALMS

Commentary@ITREALMS ... making leadership SENSE with digital news!

Several times in the last ten years, I have compelled myself to discontinue public exploration, and application to Nigeria, of the concepts of “power bloc” and “popular-democratic restructuring”. These are concepts in which another concept – “the national question” or “ethnic nationality question” – plays an important, though neither dominant nor decisive role. I was, in fact, at a point, considering classifying these concepts and closely related ones as “unpopular” in a spirit that reminds me of Bertrand Russell’s “Unpopular Essays”. 

However, whereas Bertrand Russell, in labeling his 1950 collection of essays “unpopular”, was condescending, abusive and cynical, I am honest and respectful to a host of my comrades in the Nigerian Left and many of my other readers in considering describing their reception of my employment of these concepts as “unpopular.”
But suppose a young Leftist directly asks why I should repeatedly compel myself to discontinue the exploration of important concepts like “power bloc” and “popular-democratic restructuring”? Or, why I should even now, be dodging a frontal encounter with these concepts? And why, on the other hand, I am not inclined to abandon them altogether and permanently? The answer to the first two questions is that my exploration of these concepts had been widely and grossly misunderstood – in different directions – and was, in fact, threatening to poison my relationship with some close comrades, compatriots, collaborators and friends. I will then look at the young Leftist and ask, rhetorically, if that was not enough reason to discontinue the exercise.

30 Nigerians get $4.35m US scholarships - ITREALMS

ITREALMS ... making leadership SENSE with digital news!

Thirty Opportunity Funds Program scholars of the U.S. Consulate General in Lagos have received fully funded scholarships totaling $4.35 million to attend American universities and colleges for the 2021/2022 academic session.
Following a competitive selection process, the 30 high-achieving, low-income students received financial aid from the U.S. Consulate General that covered expenses involved in the college application process such as payment for standardized tests, application fees, and visa fees in addition to air travel to the United States.