" ITREALMS: December 2021

Friday, December 31, 2021

2022: Happy New Year! - ITREALMS

Happy New Year! 

May you have exciting and prosperous new year in Jesus Christ Name, Amen

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Thursday, December 30, 2021

2021: Buhari leverages ICT to keep Nigeria 'safe, prosperous' - ITREALMS

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has outlined some 100 achievements of Nigerian President, General Muhammadu Buhari retired, asserting he will bequeath to the country, a legacy of a safe, secure and prosperous nation,  reports ITREALMS.

This is coming as they are leveraging the immense opportunities offered by the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector.

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Oyo's IPP Project'll power hospitals, Govt House, streetlights - ITREALMS

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Oyo State Governor, 'Seyi Makinde, on Sunday, said that contrary to claims by some opposition elements, the Independent Power Project (IPP) embarked upon by his administration will not only power the Government House but will power other critical state assets including schools, hospitals, streetlights and stadium, among others.

The governor, who stated this while speaking at the special Thanks Giving Service held at First Baptist Church, Igbojaye, Itesiwaju, Local Government Area of Oyo state, added that his administration will continue to leverage on the four comparative advantages of Oke Ogun and the state generally, which includes agribusiness, tourism, solid minerals and commerce.

Monday, December 27, 2021

Rev Fr Dr Raymond Arazu joins his ancestors - ITREALMS

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Very Rev Fr Dr Raymond Arazu has joined his ancestors by taking his immortlity form reports ITREALMS
Late Rev. Fr Dr Raymond Arazu 
Sources close Dr Arazu, who was one of the pioneer Spiritans and outstanding intellectual affirmed he took the ultimate bow from mortality to immortality.

Obasanjo, Jonathan, Chihombori-Quao to attend FALA2021 with Pastor Chris - ITREALMS

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Former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan and many other African leaders are expected to attend the 9th edition of the Future Africa Leaders’ Award (FALA 2021), an initiative of the Chris Oyakhilome Foundation International slated for 31st of December, 2021, reports 
Chief Obasanjo

Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, former President Federal Republic of Nigeria is expected to Chair the occasion, while former President Goodluck Jonathan, will be Special Guest of Honour.

UNCTAD e-learning platform trains over 1000 - ITREALMS

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Barely 10 months after its launch, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD’s) online trade facilitation platform has trained over 1,000, reports ITREALMS.
The courses offered by the platform, ITREALMS gathered, have helped officials from 27 countries to gain knowledge and skills required to implement the World Trade Organization (WTO) mandates.

Sex enhancing drugs can kill says NAFDAC - ITREALMS

Nigerians have been cautioned to avoid the use of performance-enhancing substances known as aphrodisiacs to impress their sex partner, reports ITREALMS.
Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, DG NAFDAC
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) sounded this caution at the weekend stressing that consumption of such substances could lead to stroke or sudden death.

Sunday, December 26, 2021

Lens of BigData: Obasanjo leads dignitaries to honour late Prof. Ibidapo-Obe - ITREALMS

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The former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and his wife will lead dignitaries to the bi-annual symposium dedicated to the memory of late Emeritus Professor, Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe, the former Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos, reports 
Chief Olusegun Obasanjo
A statement by Dimeji Kayode-Adedeji, cousin of late Oye Ibidapo-Obe said Obasanjo had made commitment to attend, in a letter sent to the family of the late university don who was also , founding Vice Chancellor of Federal University, Ebonyi State and Founding Chairman of Council, First Technical University, Ibadan, Oyo State.

Lessons from Holy Family of Nazareth - ITREALMS

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Today we celebrate the most perfect human family that ever existed; the Holy Family of Nazareth. That family is called "holy" because of its closeness to God, who is holiness itself, and it includes Jesus the Son of God, the Word who lived in the family of the Father and the Holy Spirit for all eternity. They are to be model for us and the mirror through which we can look at our own families. Let us reflect on some lessons derived from the life of the Holy Family.
Rev Fr Simon Peter Dzungwe Sc.

1. A family that does the will of God: "Behold I am the handmaid of God" (LK 1:38). "Joseph woke up and did as the angel told him". Doing God's will saves us and the world. It protected the little Baby Jesus from Herod's evil plan.

Lai Mohammed: I don't have COVID-19, not isolated - ITREALMS

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has debunked media reports that he had contracted COVID-19 and in isolating, reports 
The Special Assistant to the President (Media) at the office of the Minister of Information and Culture, Mr. Segun Adeyemi in a press statement available to ITREALMS said that the Minister does not have Covid-19, hence he is neither in isolation nor receiving treatment anywhere.

Ramaphosa confirms Desmond Tutu is dead - ITREALMS

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The South African President, Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa has proclaimed with profound sadness the death of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu, on Sunday, December 26, 2021, reports ITREALMS.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu
A press statement available to ITREALMS   and endorsed by the Minister in the Presidency, Mondli Gungubele on behalf Mr. President said that Archbishop Tutu, was the last surviving South African laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize, who passed away in Cape Town at the age of 90.

ICANN completes assessment system standardization access - ITREALMS

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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has completed assessment on potential design for the System for Standardised Access/Disclosure reports 
ICANN president, Goran Marby
The President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ICANN, Mr. Göran Marby, disclosed this to ITREALMS over the weekend, explaining that the Operational Design Assessment (ODA) is the final outcome of the ODP, which is expected to deliver to the ICANN Board and publish in February 2022.

AccessBank in fraudulent tango with Ikechi Ohagwa - ITREALMS

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As the Access Bank 
DiamondXtra Mega Draw promo ended on December 25, the bank may have enter a 'fraud tango' with a Lagos housewife, Ikechi Ohagwa, who accused the commercial bank of "fraudulent conduct," over the exercise, reports ITREALMS.
Screenshots from Mrs Ohagwa

The lady, ITREALMS gathered from reliable source, has been a longstanding customer of Access Bank with three operational accounts.

Saturday, December 25, 2021

Boxing Day: Give boxes to people to open - ITREALMS

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Just yesterday, we celebrated "Love in its fullness"-A God who became like us in order to show us the depth of His love. Yes, Christmas is a celebration of "God with us". We share in God's divinity as He shares in our humanity.
Rev Fr Dzungwe Simon Peter Sc

Today the church reminds is that Christmas is a family celebration. A time for family reunification. A time to travel back to the Father.

Christmas: Happy Boxing Day to you all - ITREALMS

Happy Boxing Day! 

May the joy for this season never seize in your household in Jesus Christ Name, Amen

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COAS Yahaya gifts 'love-bird' female soldier with pardon @Christmas - ITREALMS

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Obviously in the spirit of the 2021 Christmas gift, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt. Gen. Faruq Yahaya, has pardoned a female soldier, Pte. Hannah Sofiat A, with order for her immediate release to her family and friends, reports 
*Sofiat here taking a kiss with her lover
This, ITREALMS gathered, followed Sofiat's detention since she publicly accepted the proposal of a male youths corps member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Kwara State, identified as 'Remi' barely a week ago.

Christmas: Makinde charges Oyo residents on love, harmonious co-existence

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Governor of Oyo State, ‘Seyi Makinde, has felicitated residents of the state on witnessing this year's Christmas festivity, urging them to continue to live in love and harmony.
Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State
Makinde equally charged the residents of the state to adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocol and stay safe amid rising cases of the virus in the country.

Christmas invites us to dialogue, unity, peace says Pope - ITREALMS

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In his "Urbi et Orbi" Christmas message given at midday in Saint Peter's Square, Pope Francis expressed the joy of this day when God shows us through the birth of Jesus the way of encounter and dialogue so that we might know it and follow it in trust and hope, something needed more than ever in our troubled world.
Pope Francis giving his annual blessing to the world

Pope Francis gave his traditional Christmas message followed by his "Urbi et Orbi" blessing (to the city and the world) to crowds of pilgrims gathered in a rainy Saint Peter's Square and to the world via a broadcast and streaming spanning the globe.

Mystical reflection on Christ's birth @Christmas - ITREALMS

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While on spiritual voyage in the land of Israel and in the hospitala of the "Essenes" where our Lord Jesus Christ was born, the cave or manger as it is popularly called in Bethlehem, a shining metal object sparkled into my relentlessly observing eyes .
Taiye Olaniyi in Bethlehem
Of course, taught and tutored as a walking question mark(?), courtesy Rosicrucian Order AMORC; I realised the need to permutate and harmonise the triune concept of God the Creator, Nature in Creation imbued in Man the Creature.

FirstBank DecemberIssavybe unveils top 11 - ITREALMS

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Whenever the conversation is on financial inclusion in Nigeria, FirstBank leads the pack. With over 150,000 banking agents, a full digital banking centre and other innovative solutions, the nation’s premier bank is surely doing a great job connecting Nigerians with access to convenient banking products and services.

But that’s not all. FirstBank is also enabling Nigerians to have the best of the yuletide and holiday season year in year out. The bank is aiding its customers to create exciting memories and enjoy fun time with family and friends through their participation in glamorous musical shows, comedy, dance, drama and other entertainment from A-list superstars and performers.

Friday, December 24, 2021

CHRISTMAS: From pagan to Christianity and secular society - ITREALMS

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Introduction: For a better and more effective celebration of this festivity (Christmas), it's very important we have a recap of the history, meaning and importance of some terms in Christmas.
Rev. Fr Simon Peter Dzungwe

1. 25th December: was Jesus born on this date?
-No. Scholars and theologians even gave analysis pointing to 4th January in 4BC before the death of Herod the Great. Some scholars even suggested September.

ICANN to host community webinar on SSAD - ITREALMS

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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has concluded plans to host a community webinar on completed design of the System for Standardised Access/Disclosure (SSAD), reports ITREALMS.

Confirming this to ITREALMS in his recent post available, the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ICANN, Mr. Göran Marby, said that following the completion of the SSAD that the Operational Design Assessment (ODA) team is set to host the community to a webinar as part of its processes on January 18, 2022.

The team, he said, would expand the presentation that was made to the Generic Name Supporting Organisation (GNSO) Council on 20 December 2021.

"That webinar will take place 18 January 2022 at 1500 UTC. After the community webinar on the SSAD costs and overall findings, the Council and the Board will discuss the costs and benefits of the SSAD," he said.

The ICANN Board end entire executive management, Mr. Marby said are eager to discuss these findings with the Council and engage in a dialogue with the community.

"As such, the Board will discuss the next steps during the upcoming Board Workshop, and engage with the Council on the planned formal consultation following the community webinar that will expand upon the findings presented to the GNSO Council," he said.

The CEO, therefore, encouraged the community members to attend the webinar, which will provide information presented to the GNSO Council in more detail.

Just as the Operational Design Assessment (ODA) final outcome is expected to be delivered to the ICANN Board and publish in February 2022.

Merry Christmas to you and family - ITREALMS

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Merry Christmas! 

May the joy for this season never seize in your household in Jesus Christ Name, Amen

…from us all 
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Thursday, December 23, 2021

Union Bank to sell majority stake to Titan Trust Bank - ITREALMS

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The Board of Union Bank of Nigeria Plc (Union Bank) Thursday notified the NGX and Securities Exchange Commission that its investors Union Global Partners Limited, Atlas Mara Limited and other shareholders have reached an agreement with Titan Trust Bank Limited (TTB) to divest their shareholding in Union Bank to TTB. 
The agreement, which is subject to regulatory approvals and other financial conditions, will upon completion transfer 89.39% of Union Bank’s issued share capital to TTB.

Cryptocurrency: Amazon now available in ETN App - ITREALMS

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World’s largest online marketplace, the Amazon, is now available in the ETN App, providing infinite ways to spend Electroneum (ETN) cryptocurrency, reports 

Amazon, ITREALMS gathered, has seen dramatic growth since the advent of Coronavirus in 2019 with over a 30 per cent rise in net revenue the following year, surpassing $386 billion US Dollars. 

NCC shares regulatory experience with Congolese counterpart - ITREALMS

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With increasing faith in the operational excellence and regulatory efficiency that defines the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) as the Africa’s foremost regulator, came to fore recently when it hosted a delegation from the Congo-Brazzaville Telecommunications Regulations Authority (CTRA) on a benchmarking tour, reports ITREALMS.
The delegation from the central African nation purposively paid a scheduled visit to NCC, essentially to understudy the latter’s policies, practices and programmes that have made it a model telecommunications regulatory authority on the Continent and beyond.

For consistency in support for tertiary education, TETFund rewards Shell - ITREALMS

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Nigeria’s Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFFund) has described the consistent contributions of Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) to education in Nigeria as exemplary and worthy of emulation by other corporates.
Ahmed and Bogoro
The Executive Secretary of TETFund, Prof. Suleiman Elias Bogoro, and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Kashim Ibrahim Imam, both gave the commendation at an event in Abuja to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the federal government agency established in 2011 to disburse, manage, and monitor education tax to government-owned tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

Senator Adeleke felicitates with new IPI President , pledges media friendly policies - ITREALMS

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Aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the governorship of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke has felicitated with the newly elected President of Nigeria's Chapter of International Press Institute (IPI), Mr. Musikilu Mojeed who is also the Editor-in-Chief of Premium Times newspaper, reports ITREALMS.
Senator Adeleke
The congratulatory message, personally endorsed by Senator Ademola Adeleke, from his country home in Ede, Osun State on Thursday, Adeleke described Mr Mojeed as "a thoroughbred professional who has distinguished himself in the field of journalism, both locally and Internationally."

Premiere Academy PTA to Police: Make public student’s autopsy - ITREALMS

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The Abuja-based Parents Teachers Association (PTA) of Premiere Academy, has waded into the controversy over the death of one of its students, Keren Akpagher, who passed away in now controversial circumstances in June 2021.
Late 14-yr old Keren Akpagher

The parents made the demand in a statement by their Chairman, Uche Anyanwu, after a meeting with the school management.

Oba Adulrosheed Akanbi congratulates Musikilu Mojeed on IPI presidency - ITREALMS

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The Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, has congratulated media practitioner and Editor-in-Chief of Premium Times, Musikilu Mojeed, on his emergence as the President of the Nigeria chapter of the International Press Institute.
Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdul
Mojeed, who is from Iwo in Osun State, became the IPI’s new president at the institute’s General Assembly last week.

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

43 years after: Fayemi commissions Ado-Iyin road - ITREALM

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The Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Wednesday commissioned the newly constructed Ado-Iyin dual carriage road project which was initially awarded by the Military administration in 1978 but abandoned shortly after.
Gov. Fayemi of Ekiti State

The road which was initially designed to be a single lane road and meant to be extended from Iyin to Igede-Aramoko and Osun State boundary, according to Governor Fayemi was abandoned by successive administration for over four decades.

NNPC rakes in N203bn on petroleum products - ITREALMS

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The total sum of ₦203.73 billion was made on the sale of white products in the month of July 2021 by the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC), a downstream subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Ltd.
The Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, NNPC Limited, Mr. Garba Deen Muhammad in a press statement available to ITREALMS noted that this was contained in the July 2021 figures of the NNPC Monthly Financial and Operations Report (MFOR), the 72nd edition of the report.

Makinde receives COVID-19 booster shot - ITREALMS

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Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, on Tuesday, received a COVID-19 booster shot to further protect against COVID-19.
Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State
The governor, while flagging off the COVID-19 mass vaccination campaign in the state, held at the Aleshinloye Market, called on the people of the state to take advantage of the free service to get vaccinated.

Photospeaks: Fayemi inaugurates Ado-Iyin road - ITREALMS

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L-R: Oluyin of Iyin Ekiti, HRM Oba Adeniyi Ajakaye; Chairman, Ekiti State Traditional Council/ Onisan of Isan Ekiti, HRM Oba Gabriel Adejuwon; Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi; the Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, HRM Oba Rufus Adejugbe Aladesanmi III; Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi and Ekiti State Commissioner for Works and Transport, Sola Adebayo; during the inauguration of the newly constructed Ado-Iyin Road…on Wednesday

LG’s rollable OLED TV debuts in Nigeria - ITREALMS

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LG Electronics has officially launched the LG Signature OLED R, the world's first rollable television, in Nigeria featuring an unprecedented design.

Each LG Signature OLED rollable TV is custom built to order, meticulously assembled and finished with top quality craftsmanship by LG's most experienced production professionals. The epitome of exclusivity, LG SIGNATURE OLED R has been lauded as a triumph in engineering and user-centric design. The 65-inch flexible OLED display is created from one sheet of glass and features self-lit pixels and independent dimming control. The unique TV features a number of different viewing formats — Full, View, Line View, and Zero View — where the display adjusts its size accordingly.

According to Mr. Choong Bae Seok, General Manager Home Entertainment, TV Division, LG Electronics, West Africa Operations, "Users of the LG Signature OLED R may manage other home equipment remotely via line view, which allows the television to be partially unrolled, by selecting features and settings such as clock, frame, mood, music, and home dashboard".

"The OLED display vanishes completely in zero view, allowing users to enjoy music and other audio material through the 4.2-channel, 100w front-firing Dolby Atmos audio system. The R in the name indicates that the TV is not only rollable, but also revolutionary in the home entertainment arena, revolutionizing the interaction between a TV that can be hidden from view at the push of a button and the surrounding environment", he explained.

"This is a true luxury product that reimagines what television can be” Choong said. "This unique TV delivers a differentiated user experience and a new way of thinking about space while once again confirming LG's leadership in the premium TV market."

According to him, the LG Signature OLED R is a work of art that will appeal to people who demand the best and understand the true value of game-changing innovation. “This TV is not only an incredible feat of engineering and user-centric design, but it is also a work of art that will upgrade any space and compliment any lifestyle. From the brushed aluminium casing to the stylish and modern wool speaker cover by Kvadrat of Denmark, LG Signature OLED R was specially designed.

"With a liquid smooth 65-inch flexible OLED display that leverages self-lighting,pixel technology, LG Signature OLED R boasts an individual dimming control to produce supreme picture quality. Moreover, the new TV represents LG’s unrivaled ability to innovate and create new possibilities that directly contribute to consumer benefits beyond the advanced hardware", Mr. Seok asserted.

Mr. Mohamed Fouani, Managing Director, Fouani Nigeria Limited, during the event, also reaffirmed the company's commitment to work with LG Electronics as its sole distributor in Nigeria to make available the futuristic TV and other LG products in Nigeria. "We are happy that the much anticipated LG Signature OLED R is now available in Nigeria. We believe our customers deserve the best of LG products and so we look forward to having everyone at our showroom to check out the world's first rollable television and other products that can help them live a smarter and more convenient lifestyle", he excitingly said.

Pix: L-R: General Manager, Home Entertainment, TV Division, LG Electronics West Africa, Mr. Choong Bae Seok, LG OLED TV Brand Ambassador and Award-winning Nollywood Actor, Mr. Richard Mofe-Damijo and Colors Showroom Manager, Fouani Nigeria Limited, Mr. Mohammed Hoballah at the official launch of the World’s First LG SIGNATURE OLED ROLLABLE ® held today at Colors Showroom Victoria Island Lagos.

Tech4Election increases confidence says INEC boss - ITREALMS

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Technology deployment in election would increase public confidence in the process, says the National Chairman, Independent National Election Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, reports 
Prof. Mahmood Yakubu
Yakubu in his remarks at a meeting with the Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) in Abuja Tuesday, said INEC is convinced that the introduction of technology in voter accreditation and result management is better than the best entirely manual process.

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Atedo Peterside: My COVID-19 experience - ITREALMS

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There was an outbreak of COVID in my house as last weekend approached and so I told myself that I must do the correct thing. I immediately went into self isolation (because I had been exposed) and started cancelling all physical engagements that I had committed to attend over the course of the next few days.
Atedo Peterside
One of the first casualties was a Future Leaders Network event billed for Saturday morning in Ikoyi where I was supposed to be the Keynote Speaker. I contacted them and offered to deliver my Keynote Address virtually instead. Dr Tony Rapu (Medical Doctor & Pastor) was the intermediary for this engagement. He was the one who pressured me to commit to being the Keynote Speaker at this event that was organised by a bunch of highly responsible young men. Tony even held an emergency conference call between the young leaders, himself and myself to help “pacify” them after I cancelled my physical participation. They decided to postpone their event on account of my physical absence; they felt it was too late in the day to hurriedly arrange for my virtual participation instead.

Yuletide season: FRSC deploys over 30,000 personnel, sets up 15 traffic control camps - ITREALMS

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has fully mobilized over 30,000 operatives from all Field Commands and the National Headquarters to commence end of the year Special Patrol tagged ‘Operation Zero Tolerance to Road Traffic Crashes’ with zest and vigor, and equally sets up 15 traffic control camps, 27 Help areas, and 46 Ambulance points, along critical routes of Nigeria to complement Operational and Public Education efforts.
The routes to be covered are: Akwanga-Lafiya-Makurdi, Jos-Bauchi-Gombe, Sokoto-Tambuwal-Jega-Birnin Kebbi corridor, Katsina-Kano-Wudil-Dutse-Azare-Potiskum corridor, Kaduna-Saminaka-Jos corridor, Abuja-Kaduna-Kano corridor, Okene-Ogori-Isua-Owo corridor, Makurdi-Otukpo-Obollo Afor-9th Mile corridor, Asaba-Abraka-Ughelli-Warri corridor, Ibadan-Ogere-Sagamu corridor, Sagamu-Mowe-Lagos corridor, amongst others.

ITU adopts five keys to foster tech for sustainable development - ITREALMS

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Delegates at the sixth World Telecommunications/ICT Policy Forum (WTPF-21) have approved a set of five (5) guidelines shaping future technology policy, reports 
These covered areas from inclusive connectivity and digital skills to using new and emerging technologies and services for sustainable development, fostering an effective enabling environment, and how tech can support effective COVID-19 response and recovery.

Monday, December 20, 2021

Pipit Global enters 12 new African markets with Cellulant - ITREALMS

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The international cash payments platform Pipit Global and pan-African payments company Cellulant have extended their partnership agreement to now include eighteen countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The partnership will see the companies providing both B2B and B2C payments services to existing and emergent financial institutions, eCommerce merchants, billers and billing platforms, mobile money providers and eWallets, digital financial service providers, and their customers.

Breaking: Former NUJ president, Bonnie Iwuoha is dead - ITREALMS

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Veteran journalist and former National President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Chief Bonnie Iwuoha is dead, reports 
Late Chief Bonnie Iwuoha
Iwuoha, a former Commissioner for Information in Abia State died Monday, December 20 in Umuahia, the state capital.
He will be fondly missed for his astute leadership in the media space especially the Nigeria Guild of Editors, where he is also a fellow.

The late former NUJ president, Iwuoha was also the former Managing Editor/Head of Editorial department, Daily Times of Nigeria plc.

Between 1991 and 1993, Iwuoha led a 7 Presidential Monitoring Teams to 7 states of Nigeria on inspection of Directorate of Food Roads and Rural Infrastructure (DFRRI) projects.

Equally, Chief Bonnie Iwuoha held several leadership and professional positions in the media.

He is acknowledged as a Christian, preacher and minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

*Ifeanyi Chukwu/Editor

Fidelity introduces e-Form for non-commercial exporters - ITREALMS

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Fidelity Bank Plc has introduced an electronic Form (e-Form) for the non-commercial exporters (NCX) effective November 30, 2021, reports 
The bank in an outreach to the customers available to ITREALMS, said this would allow non-commercial exporters to initiate the form from anywhere they are and submit same to the bank.

Arinola, Peter to lead selection committee @GNSO - ITREALMS

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The duo of Nigerians, Ms Arinola Akinyemi and Mr Peter Taiwo Akinremi has been selected to lead the Generic Name Supporting Organisation (GNSO) Standing Selection Committee (SSC) for the 2021-2022, reports ITREALMS.
Their emergence follows the December 16th GNSO Council meeting, in which the Council voted, as part of the Consent Agenda, to confirm the leadership team of the GNSO Standing Selection Committee (SSC) for the 2021-2022 cycle.

Army to female soldier: You disobeyed directive on social media guidelines - ITREALMS

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The Nigerian Army has explained that the detained female soldier who got romantic with a male corps member disobeyed the Armed Forces guidelines and directives for the use of social media, reports 
Female soldier, kissing her lover after proposal

The army, ITREALMS gathered, had on Sunday confirmed the detention of an unnamed female soldier who got romantic with a male corps member at the National Youth Service Corps orientation camp in Yikpata, Kwara State.

NCC fixes Int'l termination rate @$0.45 - ITRALMS

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has fixed the new International Termination Rate (ITR) for voice services originating from overseas telecom carriers for termination in Nigeria at $0.045, about N184.57 (One Hundred and Eighty-Four Naira, Fifty-Seven Kobo Only), reports 
A statement released made available to 
ITREALMS by the Director, Public Affairs at NCC, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, the new rate is contained in the ‘Determination of Mobile International Termination Rate’ issued by the Commission on November 25, 2021.

Ekeh, Zinox boss lifts NCS with N50m donation on Innovation & Development Fund - ITREALMS

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Serial digital entrepreneur and Chairman, Zinox Group, Leo Stan Ekeh has donated the sum of N50m to an Innovation and Development Fund set up by the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS).
Ekeh announced the donation on behalf of Zinox during the 2021 National Information Technology Merit Awards (NITMA) at the Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos on Thursday, November 18, 2021, with the cheque presentation ceremony held recently at the corporate headquarters of Zinox located in Gbagada, Lagos.

EU subsidises dairy products in West Africa with €235mn – ITREALMS

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Annually the European Union (EU) subsidies on food exports to West Africa stood at €235 million about (N108,344,481,780.00bn) in 2019 for dairy products, reports 
This was disclosed by the country director, ActionAid Nigeria, Ms Ene Obi at the just concluded 3rd ECOWAS Agriculture Budget Summit held in Abuja, the Nigeria’s federal capital territory at the weekend, with the theme “The State of Public Financing for Agriculture in ECOWAS Member States.”

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Leye Ajayi: Account of stewardship one year after - ITREALMS

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The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Lagos State Council at the weekend, held a Christmas Carol for its members as part of efforts to end the year 2021.
Leye Ajayi of Lagos Council of NUJ

The event was graced by no fewer than one hundred and thirty journalists and guests from all nooks and crannies of the State. Highlight of the Carol was the delivery of soul lifting renditions dished out by Lagos NUJ Choir in between the reading of the Nine Lessons of Christmas by some members. The celebration was held along with the 2021 December Congress, and Thanksgiving Service to mark the one year anniversary of Mr. Adeleye Ajayi-led administration.

2021 SAEMA award for 'Diligent Investigation' goes to ICPC - ITREALMS

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The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) was on Saturday recognized and presented with an award for “Diligent Investigation” at the 2021 Security and Emergency Management Awards (SAEMA).
Presenting the award in Abuja, at the event organized by the Emergency Digest, a publication of Image Merchants Promotion Limited, in conjunction with the Centre for Crisis Communication (CCC), the organizers observed that the Commission abhorred media trials, even while recording great achievement.

Saturday, December 18, 2021

FirstBank enables dreams with 2021 DecemberSavybe, calendar - ITREALMS

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In the spirit of providing enabling opportunities for families of its customers and other stakeholders to come together to celebrate, live better and achieve their dreams, FirstBank – through its yearly DecemberIssaVybe campaign – has unveiled the 2021 calendar of events as it reiterates its impact on the arts and entertainment industry.

The campaign which started in 2018 has been making waves across the cities in the country and Nigerians across ages have started Vybing, enamored in excitement.

Digital scheme for SMEs: NCC, SMEDAN collabo - ITREALMS

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has partnered the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) to establish a SME Digital Academy, reports 

The SME Digital Academy is a public-private partnership initiative being driven by the NCC, SMEDAN, and Sapphital Learning Limited, a leading digital learning platform, essentially to provide micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) owners with digital skills to enhance their entrepreneurial skills. The partnership also aims to equip entrepreneurs and start-ups with the necessary digital skills required to navigate the increasingly digitised world.

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Beclouding eWaste recycling in Nigeria - ITREALMS

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