Monday, January 25, 2021

S/West-Miyetti Allah meeting: Forget my support, Makinde tells advocates of jungle justice - ITREALMS

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The Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde has said that his government would not try to solve the insecurity challenges in his state by backing those bent on taking laws into their hands or carrying out jungle justice against perceived wrongdoers, reports ITREALMS.

CNN’s Inside Africa meets Nigeria’s Techpreneurs - ITREALMS

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On this week’s Inside Africa, CNN International showcases Nigeria’s entrepreneurial spirit, meeting four start-up stars who are improving the world from Africa’s largest tech hub.

Firstly, the programme meets Olatunbosun “Bosun” Tijani, the brains behind one of Africa’s biggest networks of tech talent. Tijani founded the Co-Creation (CC) Hub in 2010 as a meeting place for innovators in the heart of Lagos. He speaks about his inspiration, “Science and technology can leapfrog development across Africa and there are so many smart people on this continent, we just need to build a platform that will enable them to create.”


War against terror: FG making progress, neutralizes 158 criminals - ITREALMS

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The Federal Government (FG) has declared its making progress in the war against terror and banditry, just as the Nigerian Armed Forces have neutralized 158 criminal elements country-wide, reports 
ITREALMS.
Making this known to 
ITREALMS on Monday, was the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in Abuja, saying that since the beginning of this year, which is barely three weeks old, the Armed Forces of Nigeria have neutralized 158 criminal elements across the country.

Secretary-General names Fabrizio Hochschild Drummond Tech Envoy - ITREALMS

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The United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. António Guterres has named Mr. Fabrizio Hochschild Drummond of Chile as his Envoy on Technology, reports 
ITREALMS.
He made this disclosure at the weekend saying that his office took into account the growing prominence of technology issues and the recognition that the United Nations must enhance its efforts on digital cooperation and global connectivity, the Envoy will lead the implementation of the Secretary-General’s Roadmap on Digital Cooperation in close consultation with Member States, the technology industry, civil society and other stakeholders. The Envoy will complement ongoing technology related efforts in relevant bodies and entities within the United Nations system.


Marginalised African communities: PIN calls for digital inclusion on education - ITREALMS

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Paradigm Initiative (PIN) has called for digital inclusion of marginalized communities in Africa, as the world celebrates the International Day of Education (IDE) themed "Recover and Revitalize Education for the COVID-19 Generation," reports ITREALMS.

ITREALMS gathered that IDE was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in recognition of the importance of education as well as the need to ensure everyone has equitable quality education at all levels and access to lifelong learning opportunities that help them to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to access opportunities, participate fully in and contribute meaningfully to the sustainable development of society.

Owoseni on Oke-Ogun, Ibarapa areas: 51 suspects on trial for kidnapping, other offences - ITREALMS

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A delegation of Oyo State Government officials and the new Commissioner of Police in the state, Mrs. Ngozi Onadeko, on Sunday, toured the trouble spots of Ibarapa and Oke-Ogun areas of the state where they conducted on-the-spot assessment of the tension-soaked communities.

The Commissioner of Police, who led senior Police officers including Deputy Commissioners of Police and Mobile Police Commanders on a tour of Igangan, Tede and Ago Are communities sued for peace, while also declaring the readiness of the Police to embark on a thorough investigation to ensure justice for victims of kidnapping, armed robbery, rape and other crimes.


Lenovo outstrips other OEMs, dominates global PC shipments - ITREALMS

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The global Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Lenovo, has continued to astound market watchers, dominating worldwide PC shipments on the back of a rise in demand. 

The demand is fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic which has seen more schools and students embracing online learning. Also, with more companies and corporate organisations the world over still asking their employees to work remotely, the demand for personal computers (PCs) has soared in recent months.

Uncovered! Plot to scuttle East-West road project - ITREALMS

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Rivers State-based advocacy group, Citizens Quest For Truth Initiative (CQ4TI) has disclosed it uncovered plots to scuttle the work on the East-West road project, reports ITREALMS.
This road, ITREALMS gathered had its contractors recently returned to site, and some self-styled community leaders are busy plan to mess with the developmental strides of the President Mohammadu Buhari's administration in the region.

2020 telecoms sector: A potent industry proving it’s worth - ITREALMS

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"Great leaders don't set out to be a leader ... they set out to make a difference. It’s never about the role. Always about the goal," - Lisa Haisha.
The above quote seems to summarize the leadership role of Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, the Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) notwithstanding odds.

Saturday, January 23, 2021

90-yrs later: KGS to celebrate Khalil Gibran - ITREALMS

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The Khalil Gibran Society (KGS), with its Africa regional office in Nigeria in conjunction with the Society of Young Nigerian Writers (SYNW) and the Gibran National Committee (GNC) in Lebanon are set to commemorate 90 years of Khalil Gibran’s death with Poetry and Art 
Anthology.
This was contained in a statement issued by Wole Adedoyin, KGS Africa regional Coordinator who is also one of the organizers of the project.

Fayemi mourns Gambo Jimeta - ITREALMS

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The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi has expressed his condolences to the family of former Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Gambo Jimeta who passed on Thursday, aged 83, reports ITREALMS.
Jimeta was the Inspector General of Police between 1986 and 1990 and later served as National Security Adviser.

Goodnight Ben Bright: A Tribute from OOPF - ITREALMS

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For 52 years you lived among us as a colleague, media professional, husband, father, kinsman.

But today we bid you farewell, farewell to a place there will be no more suffering, no more troubles. We bid you farewell to a place of eternal rest after five years in which you fought kidney failure like a warrior.

Friday, January 22, 2021

Polaris Bank offers loan to SMEs - ITREALMS

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The Polaris Bank has introduced a cash flow lending product for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) tagged; Polaris Business Loan, reports 
ITREALMS.

The facility offers both existing and new SME customers of the Bank the opportunity to access quick loans for stock replacement, equipment finance, working capital and business expansion to sustain and scale up in the business. This forms part of the lender's continuous efforts to support the growth of small and medium scale businesses.


COVID-19: Prof. Ibidapo-Obe family debunks video - ITREALMS

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The family of late former Vice-Chancellor of University of Lagos (UNILAG), Prof Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe has debunked that the party video in circulation was not the source of his death, which was also linked to coronavirus complications, reports ITREALMS.

The family in a press statement available to 
ITREALMS and issued by Dimeji Kayode-Adedeji, cousin to the late Professor, said the circulated video was mischievously put on social media by the authors, adding that, the party being referred to was attended years back before emergence of coronavirus.

EXCLUSIVE: NCC to unveil new Strategic Management Vision - ITREALMS

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) would in the coming week soon unveil a new Strategic Management Vision (SMV), also known as Strategic Management Plan (SMP), ITREALMS can reveal.
EVC, NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta

ITREALMS recalls that NCC had in 2003 introduced a five-year Strategic Management Plan (SMP), just as the last was SMP 2014 which ran through December 2018.

Year 2020 and Economic Outlook of 2021 - ITREALMS

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Everyone agrees that 2020 was a peculiar year. Economies across the globe experienced turbulent economic challenges. In Nigeria, following two consecutive quarters (Q2, 2020 and Q3, 2020) of negative growth, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) officially announced that the country’s economy technically entered a recession.

The recession has been characterized as the worst in four decades and second in five years. But beyond the low employment, low consumption and investment spending, economic agents have had to also grapple with another macroeconomic accomplice – the unduly rise in commodity prices in the face of a recession. Figures from the NBS confirms that between June and October alone inflation rose from 12.56% to 14.2% and there are expectations that it will climb higher.

Akesan Market enters second phase in Oyo - ITREALMS

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The infrastructure built out in Akesan Market in Oyo town has entered the second phase, just as Gedu-Oroki-Sabo-Asipa Road was inspected by the Executive Governor of the state, Engr. Seyi Makinde, reports ITREALMS.


Makinde had  on Thursday inspected the two on-going infrastructure projects where he expressed satisfaction with the quality of the works being done by the contractors.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

IGP Gambo Jimeta is dead, Buhari mourns - ITREALMS

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The former Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Muhammadu Gambo Jimeta is dead, reports ITREALMS.

The family of the former IGP announced his passage on Thursday evening.

IRENA endorses Forum on Energy Transition - ITREALMS

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The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA’s) members overwhelmingly approved the establishment of a new, vision-building Global High-Level Forum on Energy Transition, reports 
ITREALMS.
This, ITREALMS gathered would avail using IRENA’s knowledge and convening powers to centre-stage energy transitions at the heart of an effective post-COVID recovery. The decision concludes the Agency’s annual Assembly which brought together over 2000 participants from members and partners in a virtual meeting from 18 - 21 January.

CPS to Lagos Council: Don't leave digital space for nonprofessionals - ITREALMS

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The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Gboyega Akosile, has advised professional media practitioners in the country, specially members of the Lagos State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) not to shy away from digital space, reports 
ITREALMS

"The digital space must not be left for non-professionals," he declared.

AfCFTA: Future of Sports and Entertainment in United Africa - ITREALMS

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Friday, January 1st, 2021 marked the start of trading under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement.
In ratifying the agreement, 34 African countries have created the largest free trade zone in the world by country participation. 

COVID-19 vaccines: NGF berates Yahaya Bello, insists - ITREALMS

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The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has berated the Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, over his public rejection of Covid-19 vaccines, reports ITREALMS.
*Bello recently with some women without face mask

Chairman of NGF and Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, distanced the forum from Bello, in a statement on Thursday in Abuja after the forum first virtual meeting for 2021.

Cross-border remittance: Lycaremit, Wari partner - ITREALMS

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Global platform for digital financial services, Wari has entered into a partnership with Lycaremit to users cross border access to the remittance solutions across 30 African countries, reports 
ITREALMS.

This, ITREALMS gathered will benefit from Wari’s highly secure network to access low-cost fund transfers across 30 African countries, Europe, Russia, and the Middle East; Services will be available online immediately, via WhatsApp Messenger and via a mobile app which is to be launched imminently.

Revealed: Nigeria has 53,460 telecom towers from 3G, 4G - ITREALMS

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The number of third generation (3G) and fourth generation (4G) base transceiver stations (BTS) otherwise known as telecom towers deployed in Nigeria has increased from 30,000 to 53,460 while Fibre Optic Transmission cables expanded from 47,000km to 54,725km in the last five years, reports 
ITREALMS.
Making this revelation in Abuja, the Executive Vice Chaiman and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, said the resultant effect is improved broadband/telecoms service delivery to Nigerians.

Africa, world’s next business frontier says Adesina - ITREALMS

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The African Development Bank, President Akinwumi A. Adesina has said that Africa remained fertile ground for investment, but much hinged on the continent’s ability to boost its healthcare sector, reports 
ITREALMS.

Adesina gave this insight Wednesday during the Africa Investment Conference, a virtual one-day event organized by the UK Department for International Trade, which brought together UK and African business and government leaders to discuss investment and partnership opportunities. Four sectors were under the spotlight: sustainable infrastructure, renewable energy, financial and professional services, and agriculture and agri-tech.

As part of the conference, Emma Wade-Smith, Her Majesty’s UK Trade Commissioner for Africa, joined Adesina in a fireside chat on the theme “Building back better – utilizing UK private sector strengths and values, and business-to-business opportunities working with UK government and others going forward.”

Africa still possessed the same fundamentals that had driven the continent’s phenomenal growth over the past decade, Adesina said. Participants heard that the continent offered ample opportunities in terms of natural resources, vast tracts of arable land, and a young and rapidly urbanizing population. The potential presented by the newly launched African Continental Free Trade Area was also highlighted.

“The fundamentals in those phenomenal growth rates in Africa are still there…Africa still leads in terms of ease of doing business…It’s very exciting, the digital explosion that you see in Africa today,” Adesina said, listing among others the tide of mergers and acquisitions among African firms.

Africa’s economy shrank by 2.1% in 2020 and is expected to grow by 3.4% in 2021 as the global economy recovers from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

During their exchange, Wade-Smith tapped Adesina’s views on the impact of vaccines on Africa’s economic outlook. Adesina said for him the issue was long-term.

Wade-Smith said she was heartened to learn that 10 of the fastest-growing economies were still in Africa, adding that there was not enough awareness of how much innovation was happening in the region. She said there was an opportunity to blend African and UK innovation. “I’ve been struck by how many opportunities there are,” Wade-Smith said.

Africa has a mere 365 pharmaceutical companies, compared to 7,000 in China and 11,000 in India, as individual countries with comparable population sizes.

British investors were urged to pay attention to Africa. “That’s where the next frontier is,” Adesina said.

Other participants included UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Minister for Africa James Duddridge, Minister for Investment Gerry Grimstone, as well as business leaders from Standard Bank, pharmaceuticals firm AstraZeneca and mobile operator Vodacom.

Johnson earlier told the conference that although “many things have changed” since last year, “there is one thing I can tell you that has not changed: that is my ambition for the UK to be Africa’s investment partner.”

The conference follows last year’s successful UK-Africa Investment Summit, hosted in London by the Prime Minister, where 27 trade and investment deals worth £6.5 billion and commitments valued at £8.9 billion were announced. At the time, Africa was home to eight of the world’s 15 fastest-growing economies amid a groundswell of optimism about its economic upswing.

February 9 extension: ALTON commends PMB, Pantami, NCC on NIN linkage, urges subscribers to take advantage - ITREALMS

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The Association of Licensed Telecommunication Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) has commended the President Muhammadu Buhari, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami and telecom regulator over the extension of deadline for NIN to be linked to SIM to February 9, 2021, reports ITREALMS.


ALTON also said the gracious approval would help a great deal for subscribers with NIN to link it to their SIM registration data from 19th January to 9th February 2021.

Confirming this, the Engr. Gbenga Adebayo and Sir Damian Udeh, the Chairman and Publicity Secretary of ALTON respectively, informed ITREALMS that the extension would give Nigerians and mostly mobile operators more time to accommodate several subscribers seeking to link their NIN with SIM.

They also commended President, General Muhammadu Buhari, retired and Minister for Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Ali Isa Pantami, for this extension.

“We want to thank the President for giving us more time to deliver on this all-important assignment of creating a credible national identity database for the country. We are also grateful to the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ibrahim Ali Pantami, for his commitment to enabling digital economy.

ALTON also advised that in order to ensure that the extension is judiciously used, urged all telecom subscribers who have a NIN to link it to their SIM Cards through available channels as soon as possible.

“Those yet to enrol are advised to visit www.nimc.gov.ng for a list of enrolment centres close to them,” ALTON said.

 

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Africa FinTech targets techpreneurs with Accelerator programme - ITREALMS

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Foremost innovation hub on the continent, the Africa Fintech Foundry (AFF), has opened up its registration portal for the 2021 Accelerator programme, reports 
ITREALMS.

The initiative, which is being executed in partnership with Access Bank Plc, seeks to fast-track the growth of the best start-ups operating within the African technology ecosystem. The ‘Accelerator’ programme will fast track and assist the selected start-ups to navigate issues such as start-up pricing and competitiveness, creating endearing customer experiences, support and retention, hiring and people management, scaling for growth and product development cycle fundamentals amongst others. 

Fayemi congratulates Kukah on Papal appointment - ITREALMS

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Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has congratulated the Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Most Revd (Dr) Matthew Hassan Kukah on his appointment into the papal dicastery for the promotion of integral human development.

The Governor, in a personally signed congratulatory letter dated 19th January 2021, stated that the appointment was an unequivocal expression of Pope Francis’ confidence in Bishop Kukah’s ability to be an “impeccable advisor on a wide range of human development issues.”

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Ekiti attracts $100m agric investments - ITREALMS

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The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi has disclosed that his administration's ease of doing business policy and other vital supports for investments has attracted over a million dollar agribusiness investment into the State in the last two years, reports 
ITREALMS.

Dr Fayemi stated this on Tuesday, during the commissioning of a multi-million naira integrated snail farm in Okemesi-Ekiti. The Egbeja Snail Farm is a private initiative of Farmkonnect Agribusiness Nigeria Limited.


NNPC mourns pioneer MD, Festus Marinho - ITREALMS

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The management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) are in mourning due to the news of the death of its pioneer Managing Director,  Chief Festus Remi Ayodele Marinho, reports ITREALMS.

Reacting to the news, the Group Managing Director of NNPC, Mallam Mele Kyari, lamented the death of the pioneer MD.

Ayoba reassures on users privacy, security - ITREALMS

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The African messaging app, 
Ayobahas reiterated its focus on protecting their users’ privacy and security. In the past few days, the global community has spoken, and it's clear that these are critical issues, reports ITREALMS.
Across the world, ITREALMS gathered that users have taken to social media to express their opinions, and ayoba is listening.

What Joe Biden told Americans on inauguration

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PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN'S INAUGURAL FULL ADDRESS on January 20, 2021
Chief Justice Roberts, Vice President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice President Pence, and my distinguished guests, my fellow Americans, this is America's day. This is democracy's day, a day of history and hope, of renewal and resolve. Through a crucible for the ages, America has been tested anew.

And America has risen to the challenge. Today we celebrate the triumph, not of a candidate, but of a cause, the cause of democracy. The people, the will of the people, has been heard, and the will of the people has been heeded.


How APC is undermining APC in Kwara - ITREALMS

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Yet again, Kwara is in the news for the wrong reason: Why would a ruling party be so determined to do itself in? The foreboding story from Kwara is the stuff of Greek tragedy, complete with all its thespian trappings!

From Otege (enough is enough) to Otunya (let's start again), the battle for the soul of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara has
started in earnest.

COVID-19 vaccines: Afreximbank advances USD2bn for procurement - ITREALMS

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The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has advanced the sum of US$2 billion for procurement commitment to COVID-19 vaccine manufacturer in the continent, reports ITREALMS.
Afreximbank President and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Prof. Benedict Oramah made this disclosure on Tuesday, said it would afford African countries to get the vaccines at competitive prices and in a timely manner.

Fayemi makes case for qualified female lawyers elevation to Bench - ITREALMS

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Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has canvassed the elevation of qualified female lawyers as well as young lawyers as judges in the state High Court, reports 
ITREALMS.

Dr Fayemi advocated these in Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday during the inauguration of the Permanent Secretary, Bureau of Chieftaincy Affairs, Barrister Adeniyi Familoni as a judge of the State High Court, following his recommendation by the National Judicial Council (NJC).

Makinde says 'We‘ll digitalise educational system in Oyo' - ITREALMS

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Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Tuesday, said that his administration remains committed to digitalising the educational system in the state with a view to bringing about qualitative education and enhancing teaching and learning.

The governor equally stated that his administration is ready to partner with Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) on quality education service delivery in the state.

Between companies and external law firms - ITREALMS

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Especially in times of crisis, legal departments question their cooperation with external law firms and look for flexible, efficient and timely solutions for legal issues


The corona pandemic is causing turmoil worldwide and has had a massive impact on economic activity. Internal legal departments are therefore facing new challenges. On the one hand, companies are cutting their budgets for legal services, and on the other hand, the complexity and amount of legal issues is increasing. In-house lawyers have to minimize their costs while also reducing the work pressure on their teams.


FirstBank deepens financial inclusion, empowers SMEs - ITREALMS

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At present, there are over 86,000 banking agents across 772 out of the 774 local government areas in Nigeria, a demonstration of FirstBank’s commitment to deepening financial inclusion and ensuring the unbanked are adequately catered for. 


In an interview with BusinessDay, Adesola Adeduntan, FirstBank’s CEO, noted that over N9.6 trillion had been processed through the bank’s agent network.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Africa genetics: GSK, Novartis collaborate on scientific research - ITREALMS

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GSK and Novartis are collaborating on scientific research in Africa, just as they dangle some USD 3.6 million on genetic diversity, reports ITREALMS. 
Even as call has been made by the Project Africa GRADIENT for local researchers to submit proposals exploring the link between genetic diversity and response to malaria and tuberculosis drugs in African patients.

The call is for researchers based at universities, science councils and other public research organizations across Africa to express ‘intent to submit’ by March 1, 2021.

47.8m NINs collected by telcos - ITREALMS

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Across the five major mobile telecom operators in the country, a total of 47.8m National Identity Numbers (NINs) have been collected, reports 
ITREALMS.
These operators include Airtel, MTN, nTel, 9mobile and Glo.


This was disclosed by the Director Public Affairs at Nigerian Communications Commission, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde to 
ITREALMS after the review meeting held on Monday.

Clearance sale @Konga kicks off - ITREALMS

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Over 65,000 mobile phones, 15,000 laptops/desktops/printers, 3,150 inverters and inverter batteries, 1550 TVs, loads of Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), as well as Home & Kitchen items of assorted brands and configurations are up for grabs on e-Commerce giant, Konga’s first major sales campaign for 2021 tagged January Clearance Sale. 

The January Clearance Sale, which kicked off on Monday, January 18 will run until Sunday, January 31, 2021.


Catholic Church, CAN broker peace among Gov. Umahi, Anyim & Egwu - ITREALMS

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The Catholic Church and leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) have brokered peace among the Governor of Ebonyi, Chief Dave Umahi, former Senate President, Chief Anyim Pius Anyim and former Governor and current Senate Samuel Egwu, reports 
ITREALMS.
Bishop Okoro

Confirming this to ITREALMS, Technical Adviser to Governor Umahi on Media, Lady Monica Chidinma Ada Eze also commended the efforts of the Catholic Church in resolving the fuss among her boss who doubles as Chairman, South/East Governors Forum.

CBN approves N10bn revival fund for companies - ITREALMS

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has approved a N10 billion revival fund for companies impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, reports 
ITREALMS.

This followed the efforts of the Kano Investment and Diaspora, in partnership with the Foreign Commonwealth Development (LINKS) and Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN).


Anambra: Anierobi resumes as Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs - ITREALMS

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The newly appointed Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs, Indigenous Artworks, Culture and Tourism, Dr Kenneth Anierobi has resumed duties at the ministry on Monday, January 18, this year, reports ITREALMS.

The commissioner, who hails from Omo, Ayamelum Local Government Area (LGA) was appointed on December 15, 2020, and he took oath a month later.

Monday, January 18, 2021

#EndSARS: Judicial panel ends preliminary analysis of complaints @Oyo - ITREALMS

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The 12-man Judicial Panel of Inquiry set up by Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State to look into petitions of police brutality and victimisation in the state will begin public hearing next week Tuesday, reports ITREALMS.


The Panel, after concluding preliminary analysis of complaints/petitions submitted by victims of police brutality/victimisation, will begin the public hearing on Tuesday, 26 January, 2021 at the House of Chiefs, Oyo State House of Assembly Complex, Secretariat, Ibadan from 9.00 a.m. daily.

Bond marketing: Mauritius, Morocco join ABABI - ITREALMS

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The African Development Bank has confirmed the addition of two new countries - Mauritius and Morocco into its Bloomberg African Bond Indices (ABABI), marking a steady progress in the Bank’s efforts to deepen the continent’s local currency bond market, reports 
ITREALMS.

The African Development Bank administers the ABABI, a family of African bond indices launched in February 2015 and calculated by the independent, global index provider Bloomberg.


Uganda restores Internet access to citizens - ITREALMS

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Following the pronouncement on the Ugandan election that President Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Kaguta Museveni allegedly won, the Internet has been restored in the country, reports 
ITREALMS.
President Museveni
Despite that the internet in Uganda has been restored, Monday afternoon, ITREALMS gathered that social media is yet to be restored.

Tinubu mourns Senator Jubril Martins-Kuye - ITREALMS

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Former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has expressed his deep condolences over the passing on Sunday of former Minister of State for Finance, Senator Jubril Martins-Kuye, reports 
ITREALMS.

A condolence message available to 

ITREALMS by his media office, Asiwaju Tinubu commiserated with the family, friends, relations and associates of former Minister of State for Finance, Senator Jubril Martins- Kuye, over his passing.

Nigeria's tech community in mourning over killing of David Nketim-Rex - ITREALMS

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Nigeria's technology community has been thrown into mourning as they learnt the killing of the 2018 IBM competition winner, David Nketim-Rex, who was shot at Jibowu-Lagos, last Friday, reports 
ITREALMS.
Late David Nketim-Rex

Media was also awash with the death of the 22-year old, just as a preliminary investigation by the police showed the Systems Engineer and winner of 2018 IBM competition, David Nketim-Rex, was killed by robbers.