" ITREALMS: October 2021

Sunday, October 31, 2021

NSB drums support for startups, hosts townhall meeting @South East - ITREALMS

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The Nigeria Startup Bill (NSB) has hosted its regional town hall meeting in the South-East (SE) to drum more support for the eco system, reports 
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The townhall meeting, ITREALMS gathered, was part of the advocacy and national buy-in strategy for NSB; a national effort at development of law and policy to cover the technology sector, with full involvement of the Presidency and relevant Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDA) of the Federal Government.

ISPON opens 2021 edition of Simon Agu prize for Best Software Entrepreneur - ITREALMS

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The Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON) has opened calls for the 2021 edition of the Simeon Agu Prize for the Best Software Entrepreneur of the Year, reports 
This prize, ITREALMS gathered was established in 2012 in collaboration with the family of late Engr. Simeon Agu to keep alive his excellent contributions to the software profession and industry, just as the award is presented annually at the National Information Technology Merit Awards (NITMA) of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS).

Realnews 9th anniversary: Simbi Wabote to deliver lecture, Nov. 8

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The Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMD)  
Engr. Simbi Kesiye Wabote, has been confirmed to deliver the Ninth Anniversary Lecture of Realnews Magazine on Thursday, November 18, at the Sheraton Hotel, Lagos, by 10 am prompt, reports ITREALMS.
“Nigeria in the Unfolding Integration of the African Market: The Oil and Gas Perspective” as the topic of the Lecture.

Healing Streams Live with Pastor Chris enters 3rd day - ITREALMS

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The ongoing epochal 3-day Healing Streams Live services with Pastor Chris Oyakhilome to a massive global audience enters the final day, reports ITREALMS.
Pastor Chris
The October edition, ITREALMS gathered was the third phase of the online global phenomenon will hold at 6 pm.
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Prime Business Africa at the weekend hosted a special edition of its Socio-economic and Entrepreneurship Development Series (SEEDS Special) by bringing major candidates to the podium to discuss security and economic issues in Anambra as the state prepares for the November 6 governorship election.
SEEDS is a monthly webinar organised by Prime Business Africa to provide insights on resolving major economic, political, security, technological and financial challenges in Africa and the rest of the world.

Saturday, October 30, 2021

NIN-SIM linkage: FG extends deadline till year end 2021 - ITREALMS

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The Federal Government (FG) to extend the deadline for the National Identity Number (NIN)-Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) data verification, reports ITREALMS.
Citizens and legal residents were urged to complete the process before the end of the year 2021, just as ITREALMS gathered that over 66 million unique National Identity Numbers (NIN) have been issued.

LG showcases healthcare inspired products in Lagos - ITREALMS

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One of the global leader in consumer electronics, LG Electronics has showcased its healthcare collection at the Lagos Continental Hotel in Lagos to sensitize consumers on health and hygiene, reports ITREALMS.

The event which had in attendance customers, celebrities, LG dealers, media practitioners and LG brand ambassadors saw the company's health care collections on display. 

ITREALMS gathered that some of the products showcased includes the Ultimate Laundry Solution – Styler, Artificial Intelligence Direct Drive Washing Machine, InstaView Refrigerator, NeoChef Microwave and LG Inverter Direct Drive QuadWash Dishwasher.

3rd edition: Miracles, salvation, signpost 'Healing Streams with Pastor Chris' - ITREALMS

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The third edition of the global online crusade, tagged #Healing Streams with Pastor Chris recorded an avalanche healings, miracles, salvation, and deliverance as participants from all across the world recount extravaganza of good tidings in God's presence.

Recall that the Healing Streams which started in March 2021 was so well received that the world yearned for more. And more came with the second edition in July which generated so much global impact that another had to be fixed for this October.

Friday, October 29, 2021

Ekiti @25: Fayemi honours Buhari’s Photographer, Omoboriowo, Singer Teni, 23 other Ekiti youth - ITREALMS

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The Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has enjoined Nigerian youths to use the social media as a tool for personal development and progress in the society rather than allowing it to dictate how their lives should be run, reports 
Governor Fayemi gave the advice on Friday in Ado Ekiti during the presentation of Outstanding Personality (Omoluabi) Award to Ekiti Youths who have distinguished themselves in their chosen areas of endeavours as part of activities marking the 25th anniversary of the State and the third year anniversary of his administration.

Healing Streams Live with Pastor Chris commences - ITREALMS

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As the 'Live Healing Services with Pastor Chris' commenced Friday, there is hope for God’s divine touchi
ng billions of people across over 200 nations and territories globally, reports ITREALMS.
Pastor Chris
The much-anticipated global online crusade titled “Live Healing Services with Pastor Chris” commenced Friday, October 29 and will run through to Sunday, October 31, 2021.

Breaking: Anambra airport set for commissioning, Saturday, despite rumours - ITREALMS

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All is now set as originally planned commissioning of the Anambra state international cargo and passenger airport despite rumours of postponement, reports 
Gov. Obiano
The Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Anambra State, Mr. C. Don Adinuba informed ITREALMS in a press statement available on Friday evening insisted that "Anambra International Cargo and Passenger Airport, Umueri will be commissioned officially tomorrow, Saturday, October 30, 2021 as originally planned."

Anambra election 2021: 86 polling units will not vote says INEC - ITREALMS

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A total of 86 units in Anambra State would not be voting in the forthcoming governorship elections slated for Saturday, November 6, 2021, reports 

Anambra State, according to the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has some 5,720 polling units.

Telecoms Clinic: Travails of Iyom and obtaining of NIN for SIM - ITREALMS

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In this piece of Telecom Clinic, REMMY NWEKE brings to the fore the travails of local dwellers in Nigeria, especially in South East, who wish to have telecom access despite weird interpretations of guidelines on linking NIN to SIM.


Iyom Achala Ugo is a local rice farmer from Awba-Ofemili, a town about 30 kilometres from Awka the capital of Anambra State. She was privileged to have been using the Global System for Mobile (GSM) communications at least since 2010. Iyom or Otu-Odu is the most revered and coveted society for women in the southeastern part of Nigeria. The Iyom title is a women-only.

My reflection on eNaira - ITREALMS

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My Reflection On eNaira

While the pump and pageantry of the launch of eNaira was still going on, questions were popping up from my subconscious mind, which were begging for answers. I wondered through my reflection on eNaira this way:
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eNaira is CBN response to cryptocurrency, but how good is the response?

There are two critical constants that are driving the adoption of cryptocurrency; secrecy and appreciating asset. And eNaira lack both, it is known, that when the required environment variables are missing, the function execution will fail. So, eNaira is not even a close substitute for cryptocurrency.

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Africa Prudential disrupts technology space with business solutions - ITREALMS

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The Africa Prudential is growing a list of business solutions for corporates across several sectors of Nigeria’s economy as it pushes ahead with its transformation into a digital technology provider, reports ITREALMS.

Team Lead, Marketing & Corporate Communications, Africa Prudential Plc, Bamiyo Awonusi, informed ITREALMS that the latest suite of services has been designed to build robust enterprise solutions for companies, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations.

ECOWAS Bank names Ashimolowo VP, Operations - ITREALMS

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The Board of Directors of ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID) has appointed Dr. Olagunju Ashimolowo as Vice-President in charge of Operations. Dr. Ashimolowo’s appointment was made recently at the 75th meeting of the Board of Directors of the bank held at the bank’s headquarters in Lome, Togo.
Dr. Ashimolowo of ECOWAS Bank

Dr. Ashimolowo brings on board wealth of relevant experience which will further strengthen and consolidate the bank’s operations and governance framework.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Press council requests HoR to enact laws to license journalists - ITREALMS

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The Nigerian Press Council (NPC) has requested the Federal House of Representatives to enact laws to empower the council to license journalists and make revenues, reports ITREALMS.
The Executive Secretary at NPC, Mr. Francis Nwosu, reportedly made this request Wednesday, October 27, 2021, when he appeared before the House of Representatives committee on Information, National Orientation, Ethics and Values.

Media stakeholders demand network of anti-hate speech crusaders - ITREALMS

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Stakeholders in the Nigerian media have demanded the setting up of an industry-wide anti-hate speech network, reports 
Speakers at the webinar on Wednesday organised by the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in collaboration with Penpushing media to train Nigerian journalists on the theme, “combating hate speech to build the culture of peace in Nigeria” harped on the need for stakeholders to be proactive in building a network of anti - hate speech crusaders, and inculcate the war against hate speech in children through the education curriculum.

Ajayi applauds Google for scaling up journalists digital skills - ITREALMS

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The Chairman, Lagos State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Mr. Adeleye Ajayi has applauded Google for offering a series of one-day join training for reporters and editors held in Lagos, reports ITREALMS.
Some Lagos journalists at Google training

Giving his applause at the opening session of the third cohort of Google News Lab and NUJ collaboration, Mr. Ajayi, who was accompanied at the occasion by the council Secretary, Mr. Tunde Olalere, said the training will assist journalists to have a better grasp of how to use Google’s digital tools for reaching and reporting better stories.

Bayelsa bye elections 2020: INEC presents cheques to 3 beneficiaries of late Police Officers - ITREALMS

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In fulfillment of staff welfare, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has presented cheques to the next of kin of Police Officers who died in a boat mishap that occurred during the Bayelsa Central and West Senatorial Districts’ bye elections, held on 5th December 2020, reports ITREALMS.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Dr Emmanuel Alex-Hart  made the presentation to the beneficiaries on behalf of the INEC Chairman on Tuesday, 26th October 2020, at the INEC Bayelsa State Office, Yenegoa, in line with the Commission’s insurance policy for Staff, adhoc staff and other personnel engaged for the conduct of elections and who, in the discharge of their duties sustained injuries, permanent disability or died.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

INEC releases update on voter registration - ITREALMS

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The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the weekly updated of  the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR), reports ITREALMS.
Source at INEC headquarters in Abuja informed ITREALMS that the latest release includes Quarter 2, Week 3, as at 25th October 2021.

Anambra election: Oyeyemi urges collabo with Police, other security agencies to enforce vehicular restriction - ITREALMS

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The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi has ordered operatives of the Corps deployed to cover the election to ensure effective collaboration with the Nigerian Police Force and other security agencies in the enforcement of restrictions on vehicular movement, reports 
In a press statement by Bisi Kazeem, the Corps Public Education Officer, the Corps Operatives deployed to cover the election have equally been mandated to clear obstructions from the roads, carry out rescue operations in case of emergencies, and maintain orderliness in polling booths.

Digital Realty acquires Medallion data centres plans inroad in Africa - ITREALMS

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The United States-based co-location operator, Digital Realty with headquarters in San Francisco, California, has expanded into the African continent with landing in Nigeria, reports 
Ike Nnamani and William Stein
This is coming as Digital Realty has acquired the Medallion Data Centres with presence in Lagos and Abuja, even as Kenya and Mozambique are set to have the insignia of Digital Realty data centre markets in the world gains pace.

Senate demands improved funding for ICPC - ITREALMS

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The Chairman, Senate Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial Crimes, Senator Suleiman Abdu Kwari, has emphasized the need for improved funding for the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) in order for effective mandate delivery, reports 
Senator Kwari made the remark during the defense of the 2022 appropriation proposal by ICPC at the Senate complex in Abuja on Monday.

Anambra decides: INEC ready for Nov. 6 governorship election - ITREALMS

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has reviewed preparations for the Anambra State Governorship Election holding on Saturday 6th November 2021 and declared that the election will hold as slated, reports 
The National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye Esq, made this disclosure in a press statement available to ITREALMS.

How attackers could hack your ATMs - ITREALMS

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Researchers at the Positive Technologies, Messrs Vladimir Kononovich and Alexey Stennikov have discovered vulnerabilities in the Wincor Cineo ATMs with the RM3 and CMD-V5 dispensers, reports 

Wincor is currently owned by Diebold Nixdorf and With access to the dispenser controller's USB port, an attacker can install an outdated or modified firmware version.

eNaira platform attracts 2.5m visitors daily - ITREALMS

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Since going live, a few days back, the eNaira platform www.enaira.gov.ng, has recorded over 2.5 million daily visits to the website, according to Central Bank’s governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, reports ITREALMS.
VP Osibanjo, Gen. Buhari and CBN Gov Emefiele

Initially, eNaira was on .com and has since being forwarded to www.enaira.gov.ng as at the time of official launch on Monday, October 25, this year.

Monday, October 25, 2021

Africa: Google partners UNESCO on digital journalism training - ITREALMS

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Google has launched the Global Initiative for Excellence in Journalism Education to enhance journalists’ training in Africa.
The announcement was made during the inaugural Google News Initiative (GNI) for Africa virtual event that started on Monday 25 through Friday 29th October 2021.

27th NES: Aiboni, Zainab, Akpabio top dignitaries - ITREALMS

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The 27th Nigeria Economic Summit opened in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja with high profile attendees, reports ITREALMS.
The dignitaries who graced the opening ceremony included the Managing Director, Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited, Mrs. Elohor Aiboni; Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Dr. Zainab Ahmed; and Minister of Niger Delta, Sen. Godswill Akpabio to name but a few.

NGO urges Gov. Wike to take proactive measure on Celestine Omehia (SARS) Road PH - ITREALMS

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A non-governmental and advocacy group, Citizens Quest for Truth Initiative has called on the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike to take urgent and proactive measures towards remedying the deplorable condition of Celestine Omehia Road, popularly known as (SARS) Road in Port Harcourt, reports 
Gov. Nyesom Wike
The group in a statement circulated to news platforms explained that “a call by concerned residents of Celestine Omehia Road popularly known as SARS Road, Port Harcourt, recently made the Citizens Quest for Truth Initiative to embark on a special quest to see the true state of this important link road and report accordingly to relevant authorities.”

Its official! Buhari launches digital currency, eNaira - ITREALMS

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It is now official as the Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) also known as eNaira, has been launched by the Nigerian president, General Muhammadu Buhari, retired, on Monday in Abuja, reports 

This is coming as Buhari underlined that blockchain technology, could increase Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by $29billion over the next 10 years.

Also, he declared that the introduction of the eNaira would enable the government to send direct payments to citizens eligible for specific welfare programmes as well as foster cross border trade.

ACP Simon Lough makes history, as first Nigerian cop to bag SAN - ITREALMS

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History was made on Thursday, October 21, 2021 as an Assistant Commissioner of Police, Simon Lough became the first Nigerian Police Officer to be elevated to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).
ACP Simon Lough, SAN
The elevation of the highly decorated senior cop to the coveted rank was communicated by the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC).

Tecno backs NITRA's capacity building -- ITREALMS

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The phone maker, Tecno, has shown commitment to the capacity building of ICT journalist in the country as they lend their support to a training organised for ICT journalist under the aegis of Nigeria Information Technology Reporters Association (NITRA) by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) in Lagos, reports 

The recently held 5-day session was at the behest of NITDA, with full support from the Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy, was meant to equip ICT journalists with requisite skills to effectively report the fast-evolving trends in the global ICT field and further sharpen their skills in reporting.

NQR: FristBank partners NIBSS to drive digital payment convenience - ITREALMS

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Premier and leading financial inclusion services organisation, the First Bank of Nigeria Limited, is partnering with Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System plc (NIBSS) on its recently launched Nigeria Quick Response (NQR) Payment Solution, reports ITREALMS.

The NQR, ITREALMS gathered is an innovative payment option implemented for all financial service providers and designed to promote quick and fast transactions by scanning the code on one's mobile device.

Nigeria and Oil: Looking beyond price collapse to post recovery savings (Part 2) - ITREALMS

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On April 20, 2020 the screaming headlines on CNN was that the price of WTI crude oil had fallen by 306% to $-37.63 per barrel, the first time on record that oil price has hit negative territory. It is surreal how things come around.

I wrote this article on April 20, 2016 after the colossal collapse in Oil prices – and surprised how relevant it is even today.

What was our experience as a country, what did we learn from it and how is it that we have once again been caught desperately unawares?

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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.

Buhari urges Ogoni leaders to sensitise indigenes on pipelines protect - ITREALMS

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The Nigerian President, General Muhammadu Buhari retired, has urged Ogoni Leaders to sensitize indigenes on value of protecting national assets like pipelines and other oil installations, saying willful damages usually create more havoc on their environment and hamper development in the area, reports 
General Buhari, retired,
Receiving some leaders and people of Ogoni Land at the State House, Abuja on Friday, Buhari noted that the Federal Government was committed to the cleaning up of Ogoni Land so that indigenes can regain their lives, return to farms and reactivate economic activities.

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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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 

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 
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 
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.

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