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Thursday, September 30, 2021

Dangerous effects of online gaming on Nigerian youth - ITREALMS

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The internet is actually a great tool for students in schools but compulsive use of it can negatively affect the academic performance of students.

In today's technology age, particularly the era of smartphones, iPads, tablets etc, business, communication, research, education etc will be difficult without the internet but when used excessively in such a way that it interferes with daily life, it poses a problem which eventually becomes an addiction to the user.

October 31 deadline: NCC insists on NIN-SIM integration - ITREALMS

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has reminded and urged telecoms consumers to link their National Identity Numbers (NINs) with their Subscriber Identity Modules (SIMs) before the expiration of the deadline of October 31, 2021 set by the Federal Government (FG), reports 
ITREALMS.
The Commission gave the admonition during the NCC Digital Signature (NDS) radio programme, which hosted the 2nd episode of Telecoms Consumer Town Hall on Radio (TCTHR) live on a radio station in Lagos at the weekend to discuss benefits of NIN-SIM integration.

Children of Dr Akunyili pay tribute to 'Daddy' - ITREALMS

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A tribute purported to have been penned by the children of the late Dr Chike Akunyili who was gruesomely murdered on Tuesday evening in Nkpor Junction, Anambra State has surfaced, reports 
ITREALMS.
Late Dr Chike Akunyili
The tribute signed by six of his children on behalf of their families namely Dr. Ijeoma Akunyili, Dr. Edozie Akunyili, Dr. Somto Asuzu,
Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Chidiogo Akunyili-Parr, Obumneme Akunyili, read in parts:

Danbatta explains why MNOs were granted NIN licenses – ITREALMS

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The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta has explained the reason behind granting of the National Identity Number (NIN) enrolment licenses to Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) in the country, reports ITREALMS.
Prof. Umar Danbatta of NCC
Speaking in an address as chief host at the webinar organised by the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) in collaboration with NCC and monitored in Lagos by ITREALMS, EVC Danbatta, said it was for the ease of citizen enrolment and linkage of Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) to NIN.

OPHK didn't kill 20 fishermen, but ISWAP says DHq - ITREALMS

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The Nigeria's Defence Headquarters has denied killing 20 fishermen in an air raide in Kwatan Daba Masara last Sunday, around the Lake Tchad area of North East, reports ITREALMS.
According to the Acting Director Defence Media Operations, Brigadier-General Benard Onyeuko, in a press statement available to ITREALMS.

NDDC audit report: MIIVOC drags Malami to court - ITREALMS

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A non-governmental organization, Media Initiative against Injustice, Violence and Corruption (MIIVOC), on Wednesday dragged Nigeria’s Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Abubakar Malami to court for violation of the Freedom of Information Act, 2011, reports ITREALMS.
This, ITREALMS gathered was as part of activities marking the celebration of the International Day for Universal Access to Information 2021.

Power project: 'Today is happiest day of my life' says Zulum - ITREALMS

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The Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum has described the groundbreaking ceremony of the Maiduguri & Environs Emergency Power Project (MEPP) as the happiest day of his life and a huge relief to the people of Maiduguri, who have been without power supply for nine months.
According to the Governor, NNPC’s commercial investments in the 50mw combined gas power plant will ultimately increase energy supply level to Maiduguri and environs, thereby impacting the state’s economy positively, when completed.

Nigeria Governor Forum website on .org is ‘cardinal sin’ - ITREALMS

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Astute domain registrar, and technologist, Rev. Sunday Folayan, has bemoaned the hosting of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) website on .org, declaring it a ‘cardinal sin’ in the nation’s domain name industry, reports ITREALMS.
Rev. Sunday Folayan, former President, NIRA
Speaking to ITREALMS on the implications of the Nigeria Governors Forum, which is currently is on .org, especially to the nation dying economy, Folayan who is the immediate past president of the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA), declared that the governors' forum should lead by example and should have used a .ng domain name.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

eBusiness Life GSM @20: NCC takes front row seat - ITREALMS

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The eBusiness Life Communication Limited has put things in place for an event that will draw stakeholders to review the gains and pitfalls of Global System for Mobile communication (GSM) in the past 20 years.

The event will also preview the gains, expected challenges and building blocks to be put in place before the 5G licences are granted.

Investigations: NCMM disobeys AGF, refuses to submit 10-yrs audited account, website in prolonged down - ITREALMS

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The National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM) has not submitted any annual report to the office of the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF) for the past 10 years, reports ITREALMS.
Alhaji Ahmed Idris, AGF
This is coming as the website of the Commission, http://ncmm.gov.ng/, has been down and inaccessible for several years now.

CBN reassures eNaira not subtle scheme to compete with banks - ITREALMS

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has clarified that the introduction of eNaira was not to subtly compete with banks and to take away customers, reports ITREALMS.
According to CommunicationsWeek report, CBN in allaying the fears said the the plan is to grant access to more financially excluded people.

Prof Dora's husband, Dr Chike Akunyili gruesomely murdered – ITREALMS

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The Proprietor and Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the St. Leo’s Hospital Enugu, Enugu State, Dr. Chike Akunyili, was on Tuesday evening gruesomely shot dead at Nkpor Junction in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, reports ITREALMS.

Late Dr Chike Akunyili
Dr. Akunyili is the husband to late former amazon and Minister of Information and Communications, Prof. Dora Akunyili.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

MRA inducts Museums Commission into ‘FOI Hall of Shame’ - ITREALMS

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The Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has inducted the National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM) into its Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame, reports 
ITREALMS .
MRA, ITREALMS gathered, accused the commission of a lawless disregard for the public’s right of access to information as well as its statutory duties and obligations under the Freedom of Information Act, 2011 over the last 10 years.

Adopting .NG: NGF must do what it preaches says NIRA President – ITREALMS

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The President of the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA), Mr. Muhammed Rudman has charged the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) to be exemplary in their actions, especially in adoption of .NG domain name, reports 
ITREALMS.
Rudman
NIRA is a Multistakeholder that oversees Nigeria's country code top-level domain, .ng. Registration of domain names are handled by NIRA certified registrars. It uses the Registry–Registrar–Registrant model in operating and managing the top-level domain. Founded in 2005 but incorporated in 2007.

Africa's growth tops ECA, AUDA–NEPAD renewed partnership - ITREALMS

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The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Union Development Agency-New Partnership for Africa's Development (AUDA-NEPAD) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance their partnership and collaboration to accelerate the achievement of Africa's Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Signed at the Africa Union Office in New York City on September 27, the MoU aims to harness synergies arising from the organisations' mandates and establish the non-binding and non-exclusive arrangements necessary to ensure effective cooperation in areas of mutual interest.

Liquid Tech launches OneVoice for operator connect - ITREALMS

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The Liquid Intelligent Technologies, a leading pan-African technology group, is excited to have been announced as a launch partner for Microsoft’s new Operator Connect for Microsoft Teams. 
Through its OneVoice platform, Liquid enables Microsoft customers worldwide to seamlessly integrate regulatory-compliant calling plans in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda – initiated from the Microsoft Teams Admin Centre.

Education: Prof. Eric Hanushek, Dr Rukmini Banerji win 2021 Yidan Prize - ITREALMS

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The Professor Eric A. Hanushek and Dr Rukmini Banerji have emerged the winners of the 2021 Yidan Prize, reports 
ITREALMS.
R-L Prof. Hanushek and Dr Banerji
Yidan Prize, ITREALMS gathered is the world’s highest education accolade, in recognition of their ground-breaking work addressing a crucial piece of the education puzzle: improving quality of education and outcomes for learners at scale.

Leadership School goes to Southeast-Nigeria - ITREALMS

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The African Centre for Leadership, Strategy & Development (Centre LSD) today September 25, 2021, flagged-off its first Leadership School Annex in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital.

The school which will be run in partnership with Neighbourhood Environment Watch Foundation (NEW Foundation), will train leaders by attempting to unravel the complexity of leadership and offering a framework that will help people to become great leaders.

Monday, September 27, 2021

Tourism Day 2021: Minister says Covid vaccine nationalism hinders restart of Tourism

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said 'COVID-19 vaccine nationalism' is hindering the efforts being made to restart the tourism sector, following the devastating blow it suffered as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lai Mohammed

The Minister stated this in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State, on Monday in his address at the 44th Edition of the United Nations World Tourism Day 2021 celebration, with the theme “Tourism for Inclusive Growth.”

CSCSD unveils People’s Assembly, Grassroots scorecard - ITREALMS

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The Civil Society Coalition on Sustainable Development (CSCSD) has unveiled the Nigerian People’s Assembly and Grassroots Score Report of the Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) cum High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) 2021, reports 
ITREALMS.

Dr Tola Winjobi
The National Coordinator, CSCSD, Dr. Tola Winjobi made this disclosure last weekend in Ibadan, capital of Oyo State.

Climate recovery: Despite pledges, rich countries still owe Africa over $100bn - ITREALMS

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Despite the recent pledges, rich countries still owe Africa well over $100 billion for climate recovery
This week, about 100 world leaders gathered to attend the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 76), with some of the leaders taking the opportunity to increase their climate finance pledges to help developing countries tackle climate change. President Biden’s pledge to increase climate finance to $11billion attracted the most attention. 
Prof. Chuks Okereke
While these new pledges are welcome, it is vital to stress the point that rich countries still owe poor countries trillions of dollars and a minimum of $100 billion to Africa to urgently help the continent address the twin challenges of climate catastrophe and the impact of COVID-19 pandemic. It is instructive that despite the fanfare that greeted UNGA and the climate pledges the plight of Africa actually received very little attention from the world leaders.

Hadarin Daji troops repel ISWAP attack @Sokoto, eliminate scores of terrorists - ITREALMS

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The troops of Operation Hadarin Daji in conjunction with other security agencies, successfully repelled an attack by suspected Islamic States for West African Province (ISWAP) terrorists and bandits on the Forward Operation Base (FOB) at Burkusuma in Sabon Birni Local Government Area of Sokoto State, reports 
ITREALMS.

The failed attack, ITREALMS gathered took place at about 5:30am, 26 September 2021, in the remote border settlement with Niger Republic was swiftly repelled by troops.

VAT brouhaha: NGF waiting on Supreme Court to resolve dispute - ITREALMS

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The Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has said that the Nigeria Governors' Forum (NGF) is waiting on the Supreme Court to resolve the brouhaha around the Value Added Tax (VAT) between the Federal Government (FG) and some states in the country, reports 
ITREALMS.
Disclosing this on Sunday, while fielding questions on THISDAY LIVE, an interview programme on Arise TV monitored in Ado Ekiti and Lagos, he also advocated that the Petroleum Industry Act should be implemented equitably among the nation's federating units.

Sunday, September 26, 2021

2021 confab: GOCOP to host business lunch with corporate affairs managers - ITREALMS

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The Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) has concluded plans to host corporate affairs managers to a business lunch at the Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos.
A statement by the Guild on Sunday, September 26, disclosed that the event is part of the activities lined up for its two-day fifth annual conference with the theme “COVID-19 Pandemic: Recovery and Reconstruction in Nigeria.”

ICPC arraigns two suspects for alleged fraud - ITREALMS

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The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arraigned Mrs. Patricia Eni Hassan and Mr. Zachaeus B. Gana, before Justice Muawiyah Baba Idris of High Court 36 sitting in Nyanya, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja for alleged fraud and obtaining by false pretense, reports 
ITREALMS.
The two accused were arraigned before the court on a six-count charge which bordered on fraud, dishonesty, falsification of documents and corruption.

Shell donates subsea training facilities to Nigeria varsity - ITREALMS

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The Nigeria deep-water arm of global energy giant, Shell, has donated multimillion naira laboratory equipment and software packages to the Offshore Technology Institute of the University of Port Harcourt as part of the company’s Nigerian content human capital development programme delivered in collaboration with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
“The donations are aimed at strengthening advanced practical teaching and research in subsea engineering to give the students the required skills and competences for entry level jobs in the oil and gas industry,” Managing Director, Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited (SNEPCo), Mrs. Elohor Aiboni, said last Thursday at a ceremony to hand over facilities to the university.

PDP Ward Congress: GSM calls for unity among members - ITREALMS

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Governor 'Seyi Makinde (GSM) of Oyo State, on Saturday, called for unity among members of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, declaring that aggrieved members should give room for resolution.
The governor, who spoke at Ward 11, Ibadan North East Local Government, said that he was happy that the people of Oyo State are excited about the ruling party (PDP) in the state.

Saturday, September 25, 2021

29-yrs after: Saddest Military Aviation history of 26 September 1992 - ITREALMS

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Saturday, September 26, 1992 was a perfect day for flying.

There was an atmosphere of joy and anticipation amongst the passengers when the last of the 158 passengers took his seat at the rear of the aircraft.

They included the best and the brightest of the country’s military minds.

Shortly before 4:15pm, the air force Lockheed C130 Hercules got clearance from the control tower to take off.

Sitting in the cockpit were experienced pilot and Air force Wing Commander JP Alabosun and his copilot Wing Commander Mamadi.
The premonition of the great evil about to befall the passengers was present but the gods weren’t showing it.

Sophos accelerates growth of MSP Connect - ITREALMS

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Global leader in next-generation cybersecurity, Sophos has accelerated worldwide growth of Managed Service Providers MSP Connect, the firm's award-winning programme to help MSPs increase customer management efficiencies, unlock new business opportunities and boost revenue, reports ITREALMS.
Scott Barlow, Sophos' VP global MSP and cloud alliances
The growth, ITREALMS gathered was fueled by the increased demand for Sophos’ next-generation cybersecurity solutions and services that protect against ransomware and other cyberthreats.

Friday, September 24, 2021

ICPC arraigns PRODA DG for alleged N23.5 million fraud - ITREALMS

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The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arraigned the Director-General of Project Development Institute (PRODA) Enugu, Engr. Dr. Charles Agulanna before Hon. Justice Buba Ibrahim of the Federal High Court sitting in Enugu, for allegedly committing procurement fraud.
Engr. (Dr.) Charles Agulanna.

Engr Agulanna, who is facing a 1-count charge, was alleged by the ICPC to have sometime in August, 2017 or thereabout, while being the Director General of Projects Development Institute, committed procurement fraud by awarding a contract for the revaluation of land belonging to PRODA in the sum of N23,500,037.50 to T.O. Thomas & Co., even when the company was not a registered surveyor/valuer and did not submit any memorandum of understanding with any registered surveyor/valuer in its tender bid, an offence contrary to section 58(4)(b) and punishable under section 58(5) of the Public Procurement Act 2007.

Cholera outbreak: Oyo Ministry launches hotlines, prevention measures

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The Oyo State government, on Friday, launched some hotlines as part of its prevention measures for communities to reach the Ministry of Health in her domain, in preparedness to battle any cholera outbreak, reports 
ITREALMS.

The hotlines, ITREALMS gathered include 09058704101, 08025245809, to report suspected cases urgently and to alert the Ministry of Health.

Brief history of Awba-Ofemili - ITREALMS

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Awba-Ofemili is a town in Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State, Nigeria. The town has an estimated population of 15,978 according to the 2006 Nigerian Census. Awba-Ofemili has eight villages, each of which made up small communities of kindreds.

The eight villages in Awba-Ofemili today include Umuokpe, Umuchibu, Ezike, Akpana, Enugwu-Agu, Umuosite, Enugwu, Umuezeavu.

HRH Igwe Ezekwesili Maduagwuna,
Ofemili 1 of Awba-Ofemili

Awba-Ofemili is about 30kilometers (km) from Awka, the capital city of Anambra State. Like most towns in Awka-North, Awba-Ofemili’s climate and soil conditions are favorable to farming, especially for rice mass production.

Anniversary Alert! FG raises security alarm ahead 61st independence - ITREALMS

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The Federal Government (FG) has alerted the general public to heightened security activities preparatory to the events marking the country's 61st Independence anniversary, reports 
ITREALMS.

The alert was contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, through Segun Adeyemi, his Special Assistant on Media.

Obateru: Celebrating a Quintessential PR Man at 60 - ITREALMS

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The job of managing the image and reputation of a company that many love to hate and others hate to love is no mean task. Very often, one leaves the job inheriting the ‘enemies’ of the company as personal enemies. Very rarely does one leave the job in a gale of accolades as Dr. Kennie Obateru is doing today from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) upon clocking the statutory retirement age of 60.
Dr Obateru
Obateru assumed office as the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of NNPC in March 2020 at a time when various countries across the world, including Nigeria, were going into lockdown to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. He quickly retooled the Division to be able to promptly respond to the challenges of the time. This saw the robust engagement of the Corporation’s publics with the Group Managing Director, Mallam Mele Kyari, leading the charge in clarifying the issues around production cuts, decline in crude oil sales and efforts to shore up revenues for the nation.

Between Taliban, Christaliban and ChristAlobam - ITREALMS

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The use of mobile phones as alibi for religious inclination is a worrisome situation as return of Taliban may cause rise to Christaliban and ChristAlobam writes REMMY NWEKE.
Preamble:
Following the fall of Kabul on 15 August 2021, the Taliban regained control of Afghanistan. The word Taliban according to online encyclopedia, Wikipedia means 'students' or 'seekers' also known as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA). Earlier researchers point to a Deobandi Islamist religious-political movement and military organization in Afghanistan. Currently one of the two entities claiming to be the legitimate government of Afghanistan, alongside the internationally recognized Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the Taliban maintained de facto control in the country.

ITREALMS gathered that the Taliban's ideology has been described as combining an "innovative" form of Sharia Islamic law based on Deobandi fundamentalism and militant Islamism, with Pashtun social and cultural norms known as Pashtunwali, as most Taliban are Pashtun tribesmen.

Anambra State Anti-Grazing bill scales second reading - ITREALMS

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A bill for a law to prohibit and abolish open and Nomadic cattle and other livestock grazing and rearing in Anambra State and to establish cattle and other livestock ranches in the state, has scaled the second reading in the Anambra State House of Assembly.
Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra State

Introducing the bill during plenary, the majority leader, Dr. Nnamdi Okafor explained that the bill is aimed at arresting any form of open cattle rearing and grazing in Anambra State, promote modern techniques in animal husbandry, prevent the destruction of farms by nomads as well as stop killings and herder - farmer clashes in the state.

Thursday, September 23, 2021

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

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The Nigerian Army (NA) has condemned the officer dehumanising a corps member in a viral video, describing it as unacceptable and unprofessional, even apologised to the victim, reports 
ITREALMS.
Lt Chika and Corper Ifenyinwa
The Nigerian Army (NA) through the Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier-General Onyema Nwachukwu informed ITREALMS in a press statement that they have taken cognizance of a video clip currently making the rounds on the social media, where a female officer was seen dehumanizing a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Calabar, Cross River State.

Okada riders kill LASTMA Police @Ajao Estate - ITREALMS

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An unidentified Police officer attached to the Lagos State Transport Management Authority (LASTMA) has been killed by irate Okada riders at the Ajao Estate junction off Murtala Mohammed International Airport Road, Lagos, reports 
ITREALMS
The incident which occurred Thursday, according to eye-witness, the dead officer came along with armed policemen, had embarked on the seizure of commercial motorcycles at Ajao Estate Junction Bus-Stop, but following resistance by the riders largely from the north who regrouped after some 10 bikes have been seized.

Why FG is borrowing by Lai Mohammed - ITREALMS

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the General Mohammadu Buhari's administration is taking loans in order to build world class infrastructure that will benefit generations of Nigerians and reverse the massive infrastructure deficit in the country.
Alhaji Lai Mohammed

The Minister stated this in Maiduguri, Borno State, on Thursday at a town hall meeting to address the vandalism of power and telecommunications infrastructure in the country.

9PSB, Flutterwave partner for inclusive financial services - ITREALMS

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The first-ever Nigeria's payment service bank, 9PSB and Africa’s leading payments technology company, Flutterwave have entered into a partnership agreement that will help facilitate seamless financial services for Nigerians.
9PSB, Flutterwave MoU signing by both CEOs

In a joint statement issued by both companies, the partnership seeks to create a seamless payment ecosystem by aggregating and simplifying transactions for banking agents, merchants, and consumers.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Amnesty Staff Fight Back: 'We're professionals not criminals' - ITREALMS

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Some staff of the Presidential Amnesty Office have come out to refute claims by Col. Milland Dikio, that staff of the office sabotaged his administration, while in office.
Last week Col. Dikio, through a press release issued by his Special Assistant on Media, Nneotaobase Egbe, entitled “Corrupt Officials in Nigeria's Presidential Amnesty Programme Office Delaying Projects for Ex-militants”, said that, “officials of the office had adopted various tactics to stall important projects in the reintegration process”. Some concerned staff who requested anonymity have denied these claims with facts.

Microsoft CM, Olatomiwa Williams to keynote @AfriTECH2021 - ITREALMS

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The Country Manager for Microsoft Nigeria, 
Olatomiwa Williams, has been confirmed to keynote at the Africa Tech Alliance Forum 2021 (#AfriTECH2021), reports ITREALMS.
Olatomiwa Williams
She was appointed by Microsoft recently to lead the company’s efforts to accelerate Nigeria’s digital transformation and cloud adoption across all Microsoft customer segments.

GOCOP 5th confab: Sanwo-Olu, Boss Mustapha to lead dignitaries - ITREALMS

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The Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) has confirmed that the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, as chairman and keynote speaker, at its fifth annual conference, slated for next month in Lagos, reports ITREALMS.
The Publicity Secretary at GOCOP, Mr. Olumide Iyanda, in a press statement available to ITREALMS, said Mr. Mustapha will speak on the conference theme COVID-19 Pandemic: Recovery and Reconstruction in Nigeria.”

Reps, ICPC to collaborate in tackling IFFs, corruption - ITREALMS

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The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) is to strengthen its collaboration with the House of Representatives in addressing corruption and Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) in the country.


The Chairman of the ICPC, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, made this known at the opening of a two-day capacity building retreat for members of House of Representatives’ Committee on Anti-Corruption, and board members and directors of the Commission held in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

Jobberman unveils Alliance for Better Work - ITREALMS

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The acclaimed single largest job placement website in sub-Saharan Africa, Jobberman, has unveiled its Alliance for Better Work initiative, as part of longstanding partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, reports ITREALMS.

The employer-centred initiative, ITREALMS gathered, is geared to radically bolster recruitment in Nigeria, with a focus on driving female hires and providing integrated end-to-end support on the easy to use online jobs platform.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Editors’ confab excites corporate Nigeria - ITREALMS

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... Gets supports from Elumelu Foundation, CBN others

Just few weeks to the 17th All Nigeria Editors’ Conference, many corporate organisations and security agencies, including, Tony Elumelu Foundation, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Globacom, Air Peace, Zenith Bank Plc, Access Bank Plc, Department of State Security (DSS) and others, have backed the conference.
The editors conference, which is the largest gathering of Nigerian editors and owners of mass media: newspapers, magazines, radio/television stations and online newspapers in Nigeria, is scheduled to hold between October 21 and 22 at the NAF Conference Centre, Abuja.

ICPC arraigns Ex-NIS officer over certificate fraud - ITREALMS

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A retired Chief Superintendent of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Imam Aminu, has been arraigned by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), over alleged forgery of academic certificates.
The Commission, in a 4-count charge brought before Honourable Justice A.O. Abong of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court 18, sitting in Gwagwalada, Abuja averred that the accused person had forged a National Diploma Certificate in Public Administration from the Kaduna State Polytechnic and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management from the University of Calabar.

NNPC records $219.75m in May sales - ITREALMS

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The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has recorded a total crude oil and gas export sales of $219.75m in May 2021, representing 180.29 per cent increase on sales from the previous month of April 2021.

This is contained in the May 2021 edition of the NNPC Monthly Financial and Operations Report (MFOR), according to a press release by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the Corporation, Mr. Garba Deen Muhammad.

FirstBank expands international money transfer network - ITREALMS

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In furtherance of the need to expand diaspora remittance inflow into the country, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has increased its network of International Money Transfer Operators (IMTOs), targeted at easing the accessibility of its customers to receive money from close to 100 countries across the world in a safe and secured manner. With over 750 branches across the country, customers can receive money from the nearest FirstBank branch closest to them.
Over the years, FirstBank has been in partnership with Western Union, MoneyGram, Ria, Transfast, and WorldRemit. The bank is also in partnership with other IMTOs which include Wari, Smallworld, Sendwave, Flutherwave, Funtech, Thunes and Venture Garden Group to promote remittance inflow into the country, thereby putting Nigerians and residents at an advantage in receiving money from their families, friends and loved ones across the world.

Ndiaye hoists Senegal flag @WATRA Secretariat as Danbatta applauds - ITREALMS

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History was made recently by Senegal at the Secretariat of West Africa Telecommunications Regulators Assembly (WATRA) as the country hoists her flag, reports 
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Aboki, Ndiaye and Danbatta

The Ambassador of the Republic of Senegal to Nigeria, His Excellency, Babacar Matar Ndiaye performed the hoisting the flag in the company of the Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta.