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4 Weeks After: Military 'rewards' officer who dehumanised female NYSC member - ITREALMS

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Monday, October 25, 2021

Digital Encode supports eBusinesslife to host 5G forum - ITREALMS

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Leading Consulting and technology integration firm, Digital Encode Limited has partnered with eBusiness Life Communication Limited and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to organise a one-day forum on the Fifth Generation (5G) deployment in Nigeria, which coincides with the 20th year of GSM operation in the country.
The event which will hold on November 5, 2021 at the Oriental Hotel, Lekki Road, Victoria Island Lagos, will look at the prospects of the Fifth Generation (5G) technology in Nigeria, while also proffering solutions to anticipated challenges in deployment, implementation and use of the technology.

Sunday, October 24, 2021

AfriTECH2021: Akindenide explains how blockchain'll boost AfCFTA - ITREALMS

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At a time when cross-border trading is high on the agenda with the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement, Dr. Oluseyi Akindeinde, the Chief Technical Officer of Digital Encode Limited, believes that the adoption of blockchain for payments will even fast-track the achievement of the trade agreement’s objectives.
Dr Akindeinde

Highlighting the advantages of the blockchain for payment at Africa Tech Alliance Forum (AfriTECH2021) held in Lagos on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, Akindeinde said that it reduces the risk of corruption and transaction costs.

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Nigeria and Oil: Looking beyond price collapse to post recovery savings (part 1) - ITREALMS

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“Oil prices hit three-year high as gas crunch starts to affect crude market” was the screaming headline in the Financial Times of September 27, 2021, with a rider ‘Goldman Sachs lifts year-end Brent forecast to $90 a barrel on widening ‘supply-demand deficit’.
Austin Okere
The surge in crude oil prices, surpassing $82 a barrel on October 11, 2021, presents Nigeria with another golden opportunity that should not be floundered. I wrote this article on April 20, 2016, after the colossal collapse in Oil prices below $37 a barrel – It is as relevant now as it was then - probably more crucial now given our dire circumstances.

Friday, October 22, 2021

Beware! Flubot Malware on the prowl warns NCC - ITREALMS

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has alerted millions of telecom consumers of the existence of new, high-risk and extremely-damaging, Malware called Flubot, reports ITREALMS.
A malware is a generic word used to describe a virus or software, designed specially to “disrupt, damage, or gain unauthorized access to a computer system.”

According to the information received Wednesday, October 21, 2021, from the Nigeria Computer Emergency Response Team (ngCERT), Flubot “targets Androids with fake security updates and App installations”.

Director, Public Affairs, NCC, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde also told ITREALMS the ngCERT affirmed that Flubot “impersonates Android mobile banking applications to draw fake web view on targeted applications” and its goal transcends stealing personal data and essentially targets stealing of credit card details or online banking credentials.

FluBot is circulated through Short Message Service (SMS) and can snoop “on incoming notifications, initiate calls, read or write SMSes, and transmit the victim’s contact list to its control centre.”

This malware attacks Android devices by pretending to be “FedEx, DHL, Correos, and Chrome applications” and compels unsuspecting users to alter the accessibility configurations on their devices in order to maintain continuous presence on devices.

The new malware undermines the security of devices by copying fake login screens of prominent banks, and the moment the users enter their login details on the fake pages, their data is harvested and transmitted to the malware operators’ control point from where the data is exploited by intercepting banking-related One Time Passwords (OTPs) and replacing the default SMS app on the targeted Android device.

Consequently, it secures admittance into the device through SMS and proceeds to transmit similar messages to other contacts that may be on the device it has attacked enticing them into downloading the fake app.

It suffices to say that, when Flubot infects a device, it can result in incalculable financial losses. Additionally, the malware creates a backdoor which grants access to the user’s device, thus enabling the invader or attacker to perform other criminal actions, including launching other variants of malware.

"In view of this discovery and understanding of the process by which this malware operates, and in order to protect millions of telecom consumers and prevent criminal forces, irrespective of location, from using telecom platforms to perpetrate fraud and irredeemable damages, the NCC hereby wishes to reiterate the advisory of ngCERT as follows:
1. Do not click on the link if you receive a suspicious text message, and do not install any app or security update the page asks you to install.
2. Use updated antivirus software that detects and prevents malware infections.
3. Apply critical patches to the system and application.
4. Use strong passwords and enable Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) over logins.
5. Back-up your data regularly.
6. If you have been affected by this campaign, you should reset your device to factory mode as soon as possible. This will delete any data on your phone, including personal data.
7. Do not restore from backups created after installing the app. You may contact ngCERT on *incident@cert.gov.ng* for technical assistance.
8. You will also need to change the passwords to all of your online accounts, with urgency, around your online bank accounts.
9. If you have concerns that your accounts may have been accessed by unauthorised people, contact your bank immediately."

Adinde further said that as the Commission intensifies efforts in ensuring increased broadband access, enabling telecoms consumers to carry out their legitimate activities more efficiently and effectively online, it also restates its commitment to empowering consumers through useful information and education to protect them from falling victims of all kinds of cyber-attack while online. This explains the rationale for the launch of telecom sector's Centre for Computer Security Incident Response by NCC on 30th September, 2021.

Fighting glaucoma with cup of tea - ITREALMS

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Preamble:

It has been often said that people are what they eat. This includes the tea we take. Tea has been described by nutrition experts as an aromatic beverage prepared by pouring hot or boiling water over cured or fresh leaves of Camellia sinensis, an evergreen shrub native to China and East Asia which contain unique antioxidants called flavonoids and has since gone worldwide including having notoriety for an African tea versions such as Ethiopian tea or Kenyans.
According to Wikipedia, ITREALMS gathered that tea is the most widely consumed drink in the world after water, even as some experts at WebMed.com, equally defined tea as a name given to a lot of brews, but purists consider only green tea, black tea, white tea, oolong tea, and pu-erh tea as the real things.

Practise what you preach, Fejiro tells Omokri - ITREALMS

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The publisher of Secret Reporters, Mr. Fejiro Oliver has urged the former special aide to former president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, Mr. Reno Omokri, to practise what he preaches, reports ITREALMS.
Reno Omokri
He also accused him of abandoning wife, children while maintaining some side chicks.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Nigerian media gone atrophy, deserves subsidy – ITREALMS

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The Nigerian media in this time of current crisis before the nation has gone atrophy and deserves every support especially from the federal government of the day to help fix it, just as the Australian government has blazed the trail in salvaging the industry, reports ITREALMS.
*Dapo Olorunyomi, Publisher, Premium Times

These were some projections by the publisher, Premium Times, Mr. Dapo Olorunyomi in his keynote remarks to the 17th Annual Nigerian Guild of Editors Conference (ANEC) held Thursday at the NAF Conference Centre, Abuja, on "Media in Times of Crisis: Resolving Conflict, Achieving Consensus."

Corruption impacts peace, security says ICPC chairman

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The Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) Professor Bolaji Owasanoye, SAN, has declared that “Corruption impacts development, peace and security” of a nation in multiple ways, reports ITREALMS.
Prof. Owasanoye of ICPC
Owasanoye made this remark recently in Abuja while speaking as the Guest Lecturer to Course 30 Participants of National Defence College (NDC) Nigeria, on the topic: Whole of Society Approach in the Fight Against Corruption and Human Security in Nigeria.

Oyo ready to take full advantage AFCFTA - ITREALMS

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The Oyo State Governor, Engr. 'Seyi Makinde, has declared that the state was prepared to take full advantage of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AFCFTA), reports 
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Makinde, who spoke at AFCFTA's Conversation with Africa Forum, held in Gaborone, Botswana, maintained that Oyo State has become a prime investment destination in Nigeria.

Top 9 Nigerian tech start-ups unveiled @GITEX - ITREALMS

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The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has unveiled 2021 nine-top Nigerian innovative technology-driven startups at the 41st edition of the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX), reports ITREALMS.
GITEX prides itself as the world’s biggest technology show were the young Nigerian behinds the products and services made a presentation to the global audience.

Count on us for continuous support, Chadian CAS assures MNJTF - ITREALMS

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The Force Commander (FC) of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), Major General Abdul Khalifah Ibrahim has received assurances for continuous support from the Chadian military high commands, reports 
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This assurance was given during FC's visit to the Chadian Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Brigadier General Amine Ahmed Idriss on Thursday, 21 October 2021 at the headquarters of the Chadian Airforce in N`Djamena Chad.

Danbatta @All Nigerian Editors Conference 2021 - ITREALMS

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The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof. Umar Danbatta, yesterday delivered a goodwill message at the All Nigerian Editors Conference, reports 
ITREALMS.
Prof. Danbatta of NCC

The conference, organised by the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE), held at the Nigerian Air Force Conference Centre, Abuja.

Political elites destroyed future of Nigerian youth says Na'Abba - ITREALMS

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The Former Speaker House of Representatives, Hon. Ghali Na'Abba, has lamented that the Nigerian political leaders have destroyed the future of the Nigerian youth, as they have refused to allow the political, and socio-economic system to grow.

Alhaji Na'Abba
Na'Abba stated this at The Fixing Nigerian National Youth conference 4.0 held by the Earnest and Ibrahim Foundation with the theme: '2023- Engagement Strategies For A Better Nigeria' as the system is wasting the youth which are the future, courtesy of some political leaders for personal gains.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

ANRiN Project: CS-SUNN partner consortium to train over 200 CHIPS for data collection - ITREALMS

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The Civil Society Scaling Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN) has trained some 200 
Community Health Influencers, Promoters and Services (CHIPS) in partnership with a consortium, reports ITREALMS.
The group in a public statement available to ITREALMS revealed that they collaborated with the Network For Health Equity And Development (NHED) and other consortium members in this project.

Lai Mohammed insists Lekki tollgate massacre is phantom - ITREALMS

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The Federal Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has insisted that the Lekki tollgate massacre is a phantom, reports 
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#EndSARS drawn by human protestors

The Minister made this known in Abuja at a press conference to commemorate the first anniversary of the purported massacre, which took place on October 20, 2020.

Lagos, partners unveil policy on food, nutrition & multisector action plan - ITREALMS

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The Lagos State government and partners have launched its state policy on food and nutrition as well as the multi-sectoral strategic plan of action, reports 
ITREALMS.
Lagos, partners unveil policy on food, nutrition, and multisector action plan
The state is partnering with the likes of the Civil Society Scaling Up Nutrition Nigeria (CS-SUNN) in the development and unveiling of this policy documents.

Certificate Forgery: ICPC secures conviction of NSCDC Officer - ITREALMS

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The Ogun State High Court has convicted and fined an official of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Mr. Idowu Olumuyiwa Olamide over certificate forgery, reports 
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The convict was charged before Justice A. A. Akinyemi, by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for using a forged National Diploma Certificate to secure an upgrade in his office.

4 Weeks After: Military 'rewards' officer who dehumanised female NYSC member - ITREALMS

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Barely one month after, the female corps member, Fidelia Ifenyinwa Ezeiruaku, who was dehumanized by a female military officer, is yet to get any atom of justice, reports 
ITREALMS.
Fidelia Ifenyinwa Ezeiruaku

Multiple civil society organizations (CSOs) and high net individuals, including the Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, had pledged at the wake of this incident to take up the matter with the highest authorities especially in the military to ensure justice for Ifenyinwa.

This also includes military command who assured that the case will not be swept under the carpet.

But a letter reportedly drafted by Ifenyinwa to a popular radio station, she lamented the treatment she has received in recent times, alleging she has been abandoned to her fate.

Ifenyinwa was quoted as claiming that “Nothing has happened since reporting my maltreatment to the military authorities,” but instead the said female officer was 'rewarded' with participation of a three-week course at Jaji in Kaduna State.

According to reports by DAILYPOST, “After the incident, Lieutenant Chika Viola went for a three-week course in Jaji, Kaduna State," stressing that “I know that once we end our service year, and I am not here again, the case will die.”

"The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) which ought to assist her in pursuing her case, according to her “did not come to check on me” decrying that “they did not even ask to know the corper they did this to.”

ALSO READ: Dehumanising Corps member unacceptable, unprofessional says Nigerian Army, apologises - ITREALMS


Also, DAILYPOST noticed that pressures have begun to be mounted on Fidelia to drop the case, as she said “the NYSC now called me and they were saying did I write through them before going to get a lawyer.

"Stressing how they have begun to arrange “things” against her, the NYSC, according to her letter “said I should bring down the case” adding that “they gave me a book and biro and asked me to write that I have withdrawn the case and that I should write formally through them. I left them and went away. I didn’t write anything and didn’t withdraw the case.”

Ifenyinwa, who said she has made up her mind to take every legitimate means to seek justice, declared “I am suing Lieutenant Chika Viola and the army authorities. I am suing both of them.”

Uju N. Dominic/Editor with additional report by DailyPost.

Army facilitated agricultural activities in southern Kebbi - ITREALMS

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The Executive Governor of Kebbi State, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has declared that operations of the Nigerian Army (NA) in Kebbi State has increasingly enabled farmers access to their farms without threats, reports 
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The governor made this assertion during a visit by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya paid him a courtesy visit today Tuesday 19 October 2021 at the Government House in Kebbi State.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Konga: Cheapest, reliable source of computers for leading brands says APSRG - ITREALMS

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Konga, Nigeria’s foremost e-commerce giant, has been identified as the leading source for the most reliable and best-priced genuine PCs and laptops from top global brands in Nigeria, Africa’s biggest computing market.
The submission came from African Postgraduate Students’ Research Group (APSRG), a research collective which numbers budding scholars of African origin among its membership.

SPARK Initiative: How FirstBank teams are making a difference - ITREALMS

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Every other day, social media brings us a picture or video of a dilapidated school somewhere in Nigeria or shares images of a distraught widow, a struggling roadside trader or street hawker, or some other hapless victims of the extremely harsh realities of living in Nigeria. Immediately, as if on cue or automated, viewers launch into stinging attacks of government, public officials, the privileged class and even Nigeria itself. The attacking mob wastes no time in calling for the government’s head or the heads of public officials with responsibilities in the jurisdiction or sector where the unfortunate sights surfaced from.

The online mob seems unconcerned that while its eyes and ears, aided and locked in by the binoculars and headsets of social media, are completely focused on distressing situations it may not be able to help other than rant about, countless situations that it can help are calling for attention in its immediate neighbourhood every single day. Focusing on things so far away while ignoring or pretending not to see the things in one’s immediate vicinity is a human tendency which is well recognised. Journalists even have a term for a similar or related behaviour among their own.

HEDA, Suraju take on REuben Abati, demands apology over libelous publication - ITREALMS

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The Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA Resource Centre) and its chairman, Mr. Olanrewaju Suraju, have demanded a retraction and public apology from Dr. Reuben Abati, a columnist, over a libelous publication and statements credited to him in respect of the character and reputation of the duo.

This is as the anti-corruption campaigner and civil society organization threaten to commence legal action through a suitable dispute resolution method if the columnist failed to retract the said publication and tender an unreserved apology.

Fight Against Cancer: 9mobile partners MedicAid - ITREALMS

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In line with its commitment to support initiatives that promote health, Nigeria’s telecom giant 9mobile recently partnered with MEDICAID foundation on a 6km walk against cancer in the central business district of Abuja.
Themed “Walk Away Cancer”, the event was put together to create awareness on the devastating effect of cancer, drum up support for the fight against the disease, and most importantly highlight the role of early detection in saving lives.

Ogbuanyinya Ike Manafa joins his ancestors, aged 93 - ITREALMS

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A colossus, Ogbuanyinya Ike Manafa, the Onowu Iyasili n’Idu Eri kingdom has passed on to glory at the age of 93, reports ITREALMS.
Late Ogbuanyinya Ike Manafa
The late Ogbuanyinya Ike Manafa, ITREALMS gathered was during his lifetime a walking encyclopedia of Aguleri kingdom and reputed for being the custodian of sacred Iduu Eri customs and traditions.

50 Lagos teachers get STEM methods courtesy of US consulate - ITREALMS

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Some 50 teachers from the Lagos State Education District One have completed a five-day Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) training workshop tagged 'Global Air Drone Challenge for Teachers' reports 
ITREALMS.
The teacher capacity building workshop led by instructors from U.S.-headquartered Global Air Drone Academy was sponsored by the U.S. Consulate General in partnership with the Lagos State Ministry of Education.

Eid-Ul-Maulud: Makinde calls for unity, tolerance as Muslims celebrate - ITREALMS

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The Governor of Oyo State, 'Seyi Makinde, has felicitated with Muslims on the occasion of this year's Eid-ul-Maulud celebration, advising that the unity of purpose, virtues of kindness, humility, and peaceful co-existence exemplified by the Holy Prophet Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him) be emulated.
Gov. Seyi Makinde
The governor explained that on the occasion of the Eid-ul-Maulud, which is observed annually by Muslims all over the world to mark the birth of Prophet Muhammad (S A.W), Muslims must reflect on the life of selflessness and piety, which the Holy Prophet lived.

AfriTECH2021 seeks urgent steps to drive inclusive digital economy - ITREALMS

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The stakeholders in the information and communication technology industry have stressed that accelerating innovation remains the best path to drive inclusive growth, reports 
ITREALMS.
The tech experts among who are C-Suite executives, founders, presidents of companies/organisations, presidents of industry associations, startups/entrepreneurs and government officials, etc., unanimously agreed on this at the 2021 Africa Tech Alliance Forum (AfriTECH2021) held in Lagos on Wednesday October 13, 2021, highlighting that building infrastructure to extend internet access in underserved areas will drive digital transformation across board.

Digital Encode drums support @eBusinesslife hosts forum on 5G - ITREALMS

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Leading Consulting and technology integration firm, Digital Encode Limited has partnered with eBusiness Life Communication Limited and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to organise a one-day forum on the Fifth Generation (5G) deployment in Nigeria, which coincides with the 20th year of GSM operation in the country.
The event which will hold on November 5, 2021 at the Oriental Hotel, Lekki Road, Victoria Island Lagos, will look at the prospects of the Fifth Generation (5G) technology in Nigeria, while also proffering solutions to anticipated challenges in deployment, implementation and use of the technology.

Monday, October 18, 2021

EID EL MALUUD: FRSC warns motorists to avoid reckless driving - ITREALMS

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has called on the motoring public and other road users to avoid reckless driving, exhibit more patience, and resist the temptation to violate stipulated speed limits on all roads in the country. 
The call came as part of sensitization programmes targeted at reinforcing and consolidating existing efforts and strategies of the Corps to ensure a safer motoring environment in the forthcoming 2021 Eid El Maluud celebration.

Ekiti commences installation of cctv, delivered over 1,000 projects in 3yrs - ITREALMS

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The government of Ekiti State under the leadership of the Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has disclosed that his administration has completed and commissioned over 1,000 projects in all parts of the state in the last three years, reports 
ITREALMS.
Dr. Fayemi of Ekiti State
This is coming it has commenced the installation of Closed Circuit Television (cctv) across the state capital as part of its smart city project.

NCC tasks licensees on compliance with telecoms regulations - ITREALMS

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The Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta has enjoined telecom licensees to always comply with the provisions of extant laws, subsidiary legislations and other regulatory frameworks put in place by the Commission to ensure a more competitive and sustainable telecoms sector in Nigeria.
The EVC gave the charge at a two-day tripartite dialogue of the Commission tagged, ‘Talk To The Regulator (TTTR) Forum’ which held in the ancient city of Kano on Friday, October 15, 2021.

UNCTAD15 confab: Strong declaration on COVID-19 vaccines, trade, debt and climate adopted - ITREALMS

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The The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD’s) 15th quadrennial conference (UNCTAD15) held 3 to 7 October adopted an agreement to promote inclusive and resilient economic recovery in developing countries as they grapple with unequal access to COVID-19 vaccines, a debt crisis, the climate emergency and other unprecedented challenges, reports ITREALMS.

The conference was opened in Barbados on 4 October by UN Secretary-General António Guterres, alongside Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and UNCTAD Secretary-General Rebeca Grynspan.

GSMA partners with CLEAR to manage vaccination, testing requirements @MWC Los Angeles - ITREALMS

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The GSMA has partnered with CLEAR Health Pass to offer COVID-19 health screening technology at MWC Los Angeles, reports 
ITREALMS.
The event, ITREALMS gathered, returns to California October 26-28 and this partnership is an essential element in the multi-layered health plan, Committed Community.

Centre LSD opens more peer learning clubs for in-out-of school girls in Adamawa - ITREALMS

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The Centre LSD in partnership with Malala fund under the Community Led Collective Action for Girls Education (C-CAGE) will on Monday 18th, 2021 commission 9 new peer learning clubs (Masu Son Ilimi) in three local government in Adamawa State.

So far, the Centre has established 16 safe spaces which has provided opportunities to engage in several reintegration and empowerment activities. The safe space club for girls is mentor-led by the Centre’s facilitators supervised by community education advocate/committee. The mentors train and teach girls to complement government schooling and improving the acquisition of basic literacy, numeracy and vocational skills by girls.

Sunday, October 17, 2021

ICT Journalists: Global Accelerex, H+K Strategies, Zinox support NITDA capacity training - ITREALMS

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As the capacity training for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) journalists under the aegis of the Nigeria Information Technology Reporters Association (NITRA) kicks off on Monday, October 18, partner companies have indicated interest to align with the project that promises to infuse more drive into ICT reporting in the country.
Chike Onwuegbuchi, chairman, NITRA
Hill+Knowlton Strategies, a marketing communications firm; Global Accelerex, a financial technology company and Zinox Group have pledged their support for the training, which they acknowledge is very critical in the media industry, especially as ICT evolves.

AFRICMIL's partners commemorate 1yr of #EndSARS, 35yrs of Dele Giwa assassination - ITREALMS

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The African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL), in partnership with Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ), Enough is Enough (EiE) Nigeria, National Consultative Front (NCF), PLAYYA and MILID Foundation will Tuesday, October 19, 2021, hold a commemorative lecture and public presentation of Remaking Nigeria: Sixty Years, Sixty Voices – a book of sixty essays by sixty young Nigerians which salutes sixty years of Nigeria’s independence and points the way towards a better country.

The event, which starts at 10a.m. at NECA House on Plot A2, Hakeem Balogun Way, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos, is themed: “One Year After #EndSARS, 35 Years After Dele Giwa and the Quest to Remake Nigeria.

Fayemi commends APC delegates on peaceful state congress - ITREALMS

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The Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has commended the process that led to the emergence of the newly elected State Executive Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC), describing it as peaceful, adding that it was a reflection of the desire of members of the APC to move the party forward in the state.

Dr Fayemi who spoke in Ado- Ekiti shortly after the end of the State Congress that produced Barr Paul Omotosho as state chairman and Hon Sola Elesin as Vice Chairman. The Governor thanked officials of National Congress Committee led by Alhaji Yusuf Galambi and the Local Working Committee for doing a yeoman job that made the process seamless and transparent.

Kyari is 'The Sun Man of the Year' - ITREALMS

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The Group Managing Director (GMD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari has been honoured with "The Sun Man of The Year Award" reports ITREALMS.

Kyari, Sun Man of the year
The Sun Man of the Year award, ITREALMS gathered is the biggest recognition by The Sun Publishing Company Ltd, publishers of The Sun Newspaper titles.

Makinde: PDP to unite Nigeria - ITREALMS

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Oyo State Governor and Leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, ‘Seyi Makinde, on Saturday, declared that with the way his party was able to organise itself and unite for the State Congress, it has the capacity to unite Nigeria.

The governor, who stated this at the congress held at the Open Court of the Lekan Salami Sports Complex, Adamasingba, Ibadan, said if given the opportunity to govern the country in 2023, the PDP will end the divisive tendencies in the country and place it on the path of unity and oneness.

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Data4COVID19 Africa Challenge: NCDC, CMUL convene dissemination meeting - ITREALMS

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the College of Medicine, University of Lagos (CMUL) have convened a dissemination meeting to present findings from the Data4COVID19 Africa challenge, Nigeria Project, reports ITREALMS.
Findings from the project, ITREALMS gathered, provided scientific evidence to inform public health action for Nigeria’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

PSC releases revised int’l travel protocol into Nigeria - ITREALMS

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The Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19 has released a revised international travel protocol into Nigeria, reports ITREALMS.
SGF, Mr. Boss Mustapha
Chairman, PSC and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha disclosed this in a press statement available to ITREALMS Friday in Abuja, saying that the revised travel protocol into Nigeria takes effect from October 25, 2021.

Friday, October 15, 2021

Tuesday, October 19th is public holiday says FG - ITREALMS

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The Federal Government has declared Tuesday October 19th, 2021 as a public holiday to mark this year’s Eid-ul-Mawlid celebration in commemoration of the birth of the holy prophet Muhammad, according to the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, reports ITREALMS.
The minister made this declaration on behalf of the Federal Government on Friday, and congratulated all muslim faithful both at home and in the diaspora for witnessing this year’s occasion.

NITDA: Technology, tool to national security - ITREALMS

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With the advent of artificial intelligence, automated vehicles and drones amongst many other hi-tech innovations in fighting war, the Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency Mallam Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, has said that the use of technology in combating insecurity in the country can never be overemphasized.
The DG made this known when he played host to the Rector of the Nigerian Army College of Environmental Science and Technology (NACEST) Makurdi, 
Brigadier General Yahaya Abdulhamid, at the agency's headquarters in Abuja.

@Ekiti Summit: Osinbajo lauds Fayemi’s development initiatives - ITREALMS


The Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), has lauded various economic and investment initiatives of Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi; which had turned the State into a destination of choice for local and foreign investments.

Prof. Osinbajo said Ekiti has economic potentials and Gross Domestic Product (GDP) that is higher than some African countries, describing the State as a land of limitless opportunities for investment in agribusiness, technology and knowledge economy.
The nation's number two citizen made the remarks in Ado-Ekiti on Thursday while delivering a keynote address at the first Ekiti Economic Development and Investment Summit (otherwise known as Fountain Summit) held as part of activities marking the third anniversary of the Fayemi Administration in office.

NCC ready for 5G deployment, restates 97% readiness - ITREALMS

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The Nigerian Communications Commission’s (NCC’s) plan for Fifth Generation (5G) technology deployment in the country continues to gather momentum with the Commission confirming that its readiness to begin full implementation is at 97 per cent.
The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, re-affirmed the status of the Commission’s 5G technology deployment at the annual African Tech Alliance Forum (AfriTech 2021) held in Lagos on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 with the overarching theme: “Embracing Changes and Digital Transformation in the New Normal.”

Thursday, October 14, 2021

'Inclusive social protection, key achievement of General Buhari' - ITREALMS

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said that Mr. President, General Muhammadu Buhari, retired, has demonstrated uncommon passion for inclusive social protection through the creation of lasting structures and institutions that will outlast his administration.
The Minister, who stated this in Abuja on Thursday at the 2021 FRCN Annual Lecture, with the theme ‘The Imperative of Disability Inclusion in National Transformation,’ said the President's passion was demonstrated in the creation of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development to cater for, among others, the vulnerable in the society.

Chiahemen stresses role of communication, due diligence in online patronage @GOCOP2021 - ITREALMS

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The Principal Consultant and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Cattigan Communications Limited, publishers of NATIONAL ACCORD, Mr. Tom Chiahemen, has stressed the roles of effective business communication and due diligence in attracting online advertisements and corporate media partnership patronage, especially for a successful online mediapreneurship, reports 
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In a presentation to the business session of the 5th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and conference of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) held at the Sheraton Ikeja, Lagos, Mr. Chiahemen said, “effective business communication and due diligence have roles to play in spurring online advertisements and media partnership patronages.”

Anambra agog as Supreme Court upholds judgement on Oye, Soludo - ITREALMS

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The Anambra State was set agog on Thursday following the Supreme Court judgement which upheld the decision of the Court of Appeal sitting in Kano that Chief Victor Oye is the authentic National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), reports ITREALMS.
Victor Oye and Soludo
A press statement signed C. Don Adinuba, Commissioner for Information & Public Enlightenment, said the people and government of Anambra State have received with joy, like the rest of Nigeria, the Supreme Court judgment which upheld the decision.

Sparkle raises $3.1M seed all-Nigerian round - ITREALMS

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The Sparkle, a mobile-first digital bank that provides financial, lifestyle and business support services to Nigerians across the globe, has raised an oversubscribed seed round of $3.1m, about N1.3 billion, from an all-Nigerian group of investors including Leadway Assurance, Trium Networks and a number of Nigerian 
High Networth Individuals (HNIs), reports ITREALMS.
This follows a previous friends and family pre-Seed round totaling $2m [N857m], bringing Sparkle’s total funding to $5.1m [N2.1bn]. The new investment will be used to scale the platform’s talent teams across engineering, financial risk and marketing departments and investing in its automated back end processes and digital infrastructure.

GOCOP 2021: Great content, key to survival says Premium Times chief - ITREALMS

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The provision of great content has been described as key to survival and making of online news outlets sustainable in this era, reports 
ITREALMS.
Musikilu Mojeed, E-in-C Premium Times
The Editor-in-Chief, Premium Times, Mr. Musikilu Mojeed, gave this insight in his presentation at the 2021 annual conference of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) held at Sheraton Lagos last weekend.