Thursday, March 04, 2021

Girls in ICT 2021: Why NCC is supporting eBusinessLife - ITREALMS

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has drawn support for the eBusiness Life Communication Limited in the campaign to sensitize young girls on the imperatives of pursuing Information and Communication Technology (ICT)-related careers, reports 

The eBusinesslife International Girls in ICT Day Celebration, ITREALMS gathered has been scheduled for Thursday, April 22, 2021 at the Oriental Hotel Victoria Island, Lagos.

ITREALMS gathered that NCC were quoted in available statement on the willingness to partner with eBusinesslife to ensure that the gender disparity in ICT-related careers is addressed to motivate young girls contribute their quota in the industry.

Driver gets 9-month imprisonment for knockdown, assault on FRSC patrol operatives - ITREALMS

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An Upper Area Court, sitting in Wannune,Tarka LGA, of Benue State, presided over by Aaga Torkaa, Esq on Wednesday 3rd March, 2021, convicted a road traffic offender whose name was given as Mr Suaga J Terkumbur for assaulting an operative of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) diligently carrying out his lawful duty along Wannune - Gboko Road on 9th January 2021, reports 

The offender who was convicted on a 3 count charge resulting to bagging nine (9) months imprisonment was handed an option of fine amounting to the sum of N9,000.00. 

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Konga Prime loyalty programme goes live - ITREALMS

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Konga, Nigeria’s leading composite e-Commerce giant, has rolled out Konga Prime, a revolutionary membership programme, with a lot of benefits for shoppers.
Konga Prime members enjoy unlimited free shipping, have access to exclusive offers and early bird deals, among others.

Security: Oyo to procure 20 pick-up vans - ITREALMS

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To boost security in the state, the Government of Oyo State has approved the procurement of 20 units of JAC FRISON TX pick-up vans at the cost of N319 million, reports 

The government, also, in line with the commitment of Governor 'Seyi Makinde’s administration to remodel and equip at least one Primary Health Centre in each of the 351 Wards of the state, approved the renovation of 299 Health Centres across the state.

Dealboku unveils mobile app, begins sale of phones, accessories - ITREALMS

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Nigeria's leading online services and products deals market place, Dealboku has unveiled its mobile app, which is now available on Google play store, reports 
Project director of Dealboku, Mrs Hannah Atomode, in a statement issued on Tuesday, said the iOS version of the mobile app would be available soon on App store.

Smart worker contest: Chidinma wins February edition - ITREALMS

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Mrs. Chidinma Hope Nwankwo has emerged the winner of the February 2021 edition of the “Help the smart worker” monthly competition, reports 
The contest, ITREALMS gathered is organized by a political pressure group, Princewill’s Political Associates is for entrepreneurs, youths and residents who are engaged in micro business ventures and all forms of hard work in Rivers State.

Namibian High Commissioner applauds FRSC, seeks cooperation - ITREALMS

The Namibian High Commissioner to Nigeria, His Excellency, Mr Humphrey D Geiseb has expressed satisfaction with the height of successes and technological drive achieved by Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), reports ITREALMS.
This is coming as he seeks for a veritable ground for the two countries to explore cooperation in the area of road safety and crash reduction.

Digital financial inclusion: AfDB awards $320,535 to WAMA for mainstreaming gender - ITREALMS

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The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has awarded a grant of $320,535 to the West African Monetary Agency to mainstream gender in ECOWAS’ core digital financial services (DFS) regulatory frameworks, reports ITREALMS.
The funds will support a gender gap analysis of several WAMA strategies including those for financial inclusion; gender disaggregation data analytics; digital payment services and infrastructure; and digital identity. 

ABP @5: Emefiele counts blessings in tonnes - ITREALMS

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The Federal Government through the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP) has commenced sale of some 200,000 metric tonnes of paddy rice to 18 Nigerian millers, reports 
The CBN Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, made this known at the 5th year anniversary of ABP at Birnin Kebbi on Tuesday even as he listed gains of the programme over the last five years.

Beware of political scholarships, says Fr Ebido - ITREALMS

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A Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Augustine Ebido, has warned Nigerians to be wary of what he tagged ‘political scholarships’ reports ITREALMS.

Fr. Ebido, a member of Order of Preachers (OP) in his lenten sermon on Tuesday at St. Jude’s Catholic Church, Mafoluku-Oshodi, Lagos, entitled the “Ills of Vainglory” informed ITREALMS that at times people are not cautious of political promises or declarations that affect immensely other members of the society and very often the downtrodden.

FG approves SIM swap centres by MNOs, extends enrolment license tenure - ITREALMS

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The Federal Government (FG) has approved the establishment of Subscrdiber Identification Module (SIM) swapping centres, and extended the tenure of licenses to the Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) for the registration of the National Identity Numbers (NIN), reports ITREALMS.

A press statement available to ITREALMS and jointly endorsed by Director, Public Affairs at the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde and Head, Corporate Communications at the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Mr Kayode Adegoke on behalf of the Ministerial Task Force on the NIN-SIM registration also received applause from the President, General Mohammadu Buhari, retired.

Kwik Delivery expands delivery service beyond mobile app - ITREALMS

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The Kwik Delivery has expanded its app-based breakthrough delivery service to 4-wheels delivery vehicles, reports 

This, ITREALMS gathered, includes vehicles such as hatchbacks, pick-ups, SUV, vans and small trucks up to 5 tonnes.
Also, ITREALMS gathered that Kwik Delivery prides itself as a Business-To-Business (B2B) delivery platform focusing on providing reliable delivery services inside large Nigerian cities by connecting riders and customers. 

Red Sea cable outages: Liquid Telecom redundant subsea network unaffected - ITREALMS

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Liquid Telecom, a leading pan-African telecommunications group, ensured continuity of service to its customers during the recent outages of the SEA-ME-WE 5 and EIG submarine cables. Liquid Telecom operates an intelligent subsea cable system that automatically reroutes network traffic during such outages, thus ensuring service reliability on our resilient architecture. This differentiates Liquid Telecom from other wholesalers that do not have access to similar infrastructure.
"With over 57,700 km of submarine cable fibre linking Africa to Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Liquid Telecom's subsea network is extensive and offers low latency to global destinations. Keeping our customers connected is and has always been our number one priority. The recent outage on SEA-ME-WE 5 demonstrates the reliability of our network, as none of our customers were affected," said David Eurin, Liquid Sea CEO.

Meddling with evil makes man impervious says Fr. Ebido

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Wednesday, Second Week of Lent B (March 3/2021) 

Your Daily BlessingMay the Lord protect you from all evil plots of your enemies! Amen.

Read Jer 18:18-20; Matt 20:17-28; pray Ps 31[30].

NARRATION: A friend of mine received a gift from one of his friends. Opening it he found it was used clothes. 

He was shocked that one of them was a trouser (pant) that was completely rotten – at the crutch point (in between the legs), leaving a gaping 10 inch hole where the clothes literally rot away through over use. He was shocked that his friend sent this to him as a gift. 

Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Minister charges Task Force on content for DSO - ITREALMS

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has charged the Ministerial Task Force on the Digital Switch Over (DSO) to ensure that the project offers very rich content for Nigerian television viewers, saying the success of the project depends on the content it offers.

In his opening comments at the inaugural meeting of the Task Force in Abuja on Tuesday, the Minister also charged it to ensure adequate publicity for the DSO project in order to keep Nigerians well informed about it.

DevEast, partners converge experts for Eastern Nigeria economic corridor - ITREALMS

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A non-profit economic advocacy foundation, the DevEast and partners have embarked on a longterm project to champion the economic development of Eastern Nigeria, reports 
The take off project, ITREALMS gathered has been slated for Friday, March 12th this year with convergence of the development partners and experts across the South-South/South-East to discuss the Eastern Nigeria economic corridor, reputed as the foremost economic block in Nigeria.

e-Commerce: Call to rescue SMEs’ data genocide - ITREALMS

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Many billions of data sets are entangled and suffocated in SMEs’ business value chain. This scenario is creating enormous problem to leveraging e-Commerce for economic development, provision of jobs and creation of wealth.

Post COVID-19 pandemic issues have disclosed that, ‘unless we consciously promote and empower e-Commerce in Nigeria, the consequences may result to the annihilation of SMEs’! 

Digitalization offers high returns for emerging gas producers - ITREALMS

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The benefits of digital investment in the oil and gas sector are multifold: increased productivity, cost savings and improved performance all tend to follow investments in big data, the ‘Internet of Things’, artificial intelligence and other digital technologies. 
Yet according to Deloitte’s digital maturity index published last May, upstream oil and gas trails significantly behind other industries when it comes to the pace and degree of digital adoption.

Assault on Guardian reporter: Police must arrest, prosecute officers says MRA - ITREALMS

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The Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has called on the Inspector-General of Police to order the arrest and prosecution of the policemen, led by Mr. Shola Jejeloye, who assaulted, tortured and dehumanized The Guardian newspaper reporter, Mr. Eniola Daniel, on Sunday while he was covering the demolition of the shops along the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway in Lagos. 
The organization stressed that no democratic government should condone such lawlessness by its law enforcement officials.

Nwannenna, Uwadia, Aladekomo chart new path for NCS future, applaud Sodiya - ITREALMS

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Some three former presidents of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) have charted a new path for the society looking into its future, reports 

The trio of Dr. Chris Nwannenna, Prof. Charles Uwadia and Sir Ademola Aladekomo made their contributions on the theme, “NCS: Challenges and Future Direction” at a webinar hosted by the Education Committee of the society, last weekend.

EFCC chairman, Bawa advised to embrace ICT – ITREALMS

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The newly appointed chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, has been advised to embrace Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), reports 

The former Minister of Aviation,Chief Osita Benjamin Chidoka, gave this advise at the weekend in his open letter to the new chairman, made available to ITREALMS.

Fr. Ebido laments ills of vainglory - ITREALMS

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Tuesday, Second Week of Lent B (March 2/2021) 

Your Daily BlessingMay the Lord protect you from vainglory and grant you the grace of compassion. Amen!

NARRATIONA certain politician gave me scholarship in 1983 based on the fact that I had one of the best WAEC results the previous year but indigent (with nobody to pay for my university education). So I was excited about the scholarship. 

Mobile app: Vodacom, Mondia drive innovation for mum, baby - ITREALMS

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Leading pan-African communications company Vodacom DRC (, and Mondia (, a private mobile technology company driven by innovation, are proud to announce the rollout of the Mum & Baby maternal health service across the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Mum & Baby is a free-of-charge mobile health intervention service that provides Vodacom DRC subscribers with maternal, neonatal and child health information designed to encourage good health practices amongst pregnant women, mothers, partners and caregivers.

U.S. Ambassador opens 1st window on America in Nigeria - ITREALMS

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The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard, has opened the first-of-its-kind window on America in Nigeria, reports ITREALMS.

Hosted at the Lekki Slum2School Innovation Hub in Lagos on Monday, the Window on America will serve as a community center where young people develop their ideas, as well as their leadership and entrepreneurship skills through programs and workshops designed especially for them.

Monday, March 01, 2021

SouthBridge investments in innovative joint venture, names Charles Kié, CEO - ITREALMS

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SouthBridge Investments (SBI) and New African Capital Partners (NACP) are proud to  launch their joint venture tagged, SBNA, reports ITREALMS.
SBNA will act as a “permanent capital fund” aiming to attract investors who take a long-term view on Africa. The joint venture intends to directly invest in Africa’s future with long-term capital, focusing on FinTech, the financial sector integration, and micro and meso finance.

Princewill: Hope always wins - ITREALMS

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A young Ogoni lady who sells onions to make a living, Miss. Hope Akenna, has emerged winner of the monthly Princewill Trust Help the Hard Worker competition, reports 

The monthly competition put together by the hard working team of the Princewills Trust is well into its second year and is fast becoming the go to standard for transparent online competition.

Osita Chidoka: Open Letter to EFCC Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa - ITREALMS

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My Dear Abdulrasheed Bawa,

Congratulations on your appointment as EFFC Chairman. 

As somebody who shares some similarity with your trajectory, I want to publicly advise you as the euphoria of your appointment and the deluge of advice continue to come your way. 
Usually, I would have been critical of this appointment as it continues the profound disrespect and insensitivity to the constitutional provision on Federal Character. 

Blessed are kind, generous people says Fr Ebido - ITREALMS

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Monday, Second Week of Lent B (March 1/2021) 

Your Daily BlessingMay the Lord multiply a hundred fold all you give away in His name Amen.

Read Dan 9:4-10; Luke 6:36-38; pray Psalm 78.

I have met extraordinarily generous and kind people in my entire life. Because of them, I have an undying hope in the human project. 

I find them in every country I have visited around the globe. I also happens to be an Igbo man, and come from that part of Igboland (Anambra) known among Nigerians for their success and extraordinary generosity. I don’t know why generosity come natural to some, while others find it difficult. 

Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum 2021 gets June date - ITREALMS

The multiple award-winning digital news platform, and the organizers of the annual Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum series, ITREALMS Media, has unveiled the date for this year’s edition, reports 

The Editor-in-Chief/Lead Consulting Strategist at ITREALMS Media, Mr. Remmy Nweke, disclosed this at the weekend, saying the management has approved Thursday, June 10, 2021 as the date for the yearly NDSF which borders on Internet Governance for Development (IG4D) and Nigeria IPv6 Roundtable respectively.

No increase in fuel price this March says NNPC - ITREALMS

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Amidst speculations of imminent increase in the price of Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) in the country, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has ruled out any increment in the ex-depot price of petrol in March, 2021, reports 

A press release by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru, stated that the Corporation was not contemplating any raise in the price of petrol in March in order not to jeopardize ongoing engagements with organized labour and other stakeholders on an acceptable framework that will not expose the ordinary Nigerian to any hardship.

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Fr. Ebido on 'Living a transfigured life' - ITREALMS

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Second Sunday Week of Lent B (February 28/2021) 

Your Daily BlessingMay God our merciful Father confirm you as one of His choicest vessels! Amen.

Read Gen 22:1-18; Rom 8:31-34; Mark 9:2-10; pray Psalm 116.

We all long for our own bodily transformation. Our basic desires like hunger, thirst, pleasure, along with those inner drives: to succeed in life, to be better persons, to be holy, and live saintly lives are all progressive expressions of the deepest hunger of all: our ultimate transformation. 

Ehingbeti 2021: 9mobile affirms support for Lagos Smart City initiative - ITREALMS

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The Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria's leading innovative telecoms company, 9mobile, Alan Sinfield, has affirmed the company's support for the 'Smart City' initiative of the Lagos State Government, reports 

Sinfield gave the affirmation at a panel session of the Lagos State Economic Summit - Ehingbeti 2021 themed 'For a Greater Lagos: Setting the Tone for the Next Decade.'

Oyo North senatorial district PDP affirms support for Makinde - ITREALMS

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Oyo North Senatorial District chapter, at the weekend, unanimously affirmed its continued loyalty and support to the Oyo State governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, stating that the party would "fully support his future aspirations."

This was as the party enjoined its members in the senatorial district to eschew politics of bitterness and to promote peace and harmony at all times, stating that only these could help to strengthen the party ahead of future general elections.

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Further notes to the Nigerian Left - ITREALMS

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The Nigerian Left has largely neglected, if not deliberately avoided a renewed ideological struggle which has become a strong factor in both the general turbulence and violence enveloping the whole country and the associated power struggle within the ruling class. 
The neglected or badly engaged ideological struggle may simply be described as “argument over the birth of Nigeria,” that is, argument over how Nigeria came into being and what would have happened if Britain, an imperial colonial power, had not invaded our lands, defeated or deceived our ancestors, gathered them together and imposed itself on them. 

Pace of works on infrastructure, excites GSM - ITREALMS

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The Oyo State Commissioner for Works, Infrastructure and Public Transport, Professor Dahud Kehinde Shangodoyin, said at the weekend, that Governor 'Seyi Makinde and the Executive Council of Oyo State are happy with the pace of work on the various on-going infrastructure development projects in the state.

The commissioner, who stated this while speaking with newsmen shortly after Governor Makinde and senior officials of the Ministry concluded an inspection tour of the ongoing projects in Ibadan metropolis, said the governor was determined to turn the state of infrastructure around.

You're not obliged to 'like' your enemies says Fr. Ebido - ITREALMS

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Saturday, First Week of Lent B (February 27/2021) 

Your Daily BlessingMay the Lord open your heart to love like He does! Amen.

Read Deut. 26:16-19; Matt 5:43-48; pray Ps 119:1-16.

NARRATION: We all have experienced the inner struggle to relate well with some people around us but each time we fall short. There are people we just don’t seem to go along with. For those seeking to get married, we are told to see if they are ‘compatible’.

In religious life (priests/monks/nuns) when two people are assigned to work together, efforts are made to ensure they not ‘incompatible.’

Friday, February 26, 2021

Journalists not criminals says NUJ, calls out Sheikh Gumi, demands his investigation - ITREALMS

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The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has condemned in the strongest of terms the remarks made on Arise TV last Wednesday by  Sheikh Ahmad Abubakar Mahmud Gumi where he labeled Journalists as criminals for calling bandits criminals, reports 
A press statement personally endorsed by the NUJ National President, Chris Isiguzo, and available to ITREALMS, he said, "We do not see any correlation between journalism and criminality."

@Senate Public Hearing: Stakeholders affirm health safety of 5G

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The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has allayed the fears of Nigerians on the deployment of Fifth Generation (5G) technology in Nigeria, clarifying that there is no known scientific evidence till date suggesting that 5G poses any risks to public health and safety.

Pantami stated this when he led the heads of agencies under his ministry to an investigative public hearing by the Senate Joint Committee on Communications; Science and Technology; Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Cyber Crimes; and Primary Health Care and Communicable Diseases, at the National Assembly Chamber in Abuja on Thursday, February 25, 2021.

Chips, Bits & Bytes on why Biyi Fashoyin was elevated to DMD - ITREALMS

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The foremost Information and Communications Technology (ICT) company, Chips, Bits and Bytes has given some reasons why the else while Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Mr. Adebiyi Fashoyin to the position of Deputy Managing Director, reports 
Confirming this elevation to ITREALMS, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Chips, Bits and Bytes, Mr. Tunji Ola in a press statement expressed satisfaction on Fashoyin’s commitment and result-oriented services in the past  five years as CMO.

Discover the colour of wickedness says Fr Ebido - ITREALMS

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Friday, First Week of Lent B (February 26/2021) 

Your Daily BlessingMay the Lord grant you the grace to always bless with your mouth! Amen.

Read Ezek 18:21-28; Matt 5: 20-26; pray Ps 130 [or 129].

NARRATION: In one of my earlier reflections, I distinguished between religiosity and spirituality. The former is concerned with observing religious rituals aimed at fulfilling certain minimum requirements of law so as to be seen as ‘good,’ while the latter is about striving to be really good. 

The former is at home with being seen as devoted to God while at the same time at home with all forms of wickedness; but the latter grieves at his or her weaknesses that often lead one to unintentionally hurt other people.

Adiitu's life story inspire 'Inulayewa' says Fagunwa - ITREALMS

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On Saturday 27th of February, Ibadan Book Club in conjunction with the Race Course Amphitheatre will be hosting Diipo Fagunwa, the surviving Son of Late D.O Fagunwa inside the Adamasingba Stadium in Ibadan as Guest Writer for the month of February. In this interview with Wole Adedoyin, he unveils details about his writing career and his latest book titled 'Inúlayéwà'.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Danbatta leads guests to endorse book on telecoms law, regulations - ITREALMS

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The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof, Umar Danbatta was among eminent personalities that endorsed a new book on Nigeria telecommunications industry’s legal and regulatory ecosystem, reports 

The book entitled, “Nigerian Telecommunications Law and Regulation”, which is co-authored by Quasim Odunmbaku, a telecoms regulatory professional at the NCC and Rotimi Akapo, a lawyer, who specialises in Telecommunications, Media and Technology (TMT) practice, is written in 18 chapters and over 600 pages.

Ekiti sets to deliver regular power supply - ITREALMS

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Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has assured the people of the state that his administration has put all machinery in place to ensure adequate and uninterrupted power supply to the state before the end of his administration.

Fayemi, who lamented the poor power supply to the State by Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC), said his administration has concluded plans with the Federal Government to build two 132/133 kva substations in Ekiti to boost electricity generation and transmission in the state.

N170m FIRS contract fraud: Court vindicates Zinox, TD Africa, awards N20m damages - ITREALMS

An Abuja High Court has vindicated the long-held position of Zinox Technologies Ltd., and TD Africa, two of Nigeria’s leading technology giants, that it’s chairman, Dr. Leo Stan Ekeh and staff, Company Secretary, Barr. Chris Eze Ozims and two others, Shade Oyebode and Charles Adigwe respectively, had no wrongdoing in a long-drawn court case involving an alleged N170m Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) contract fraud, reports 
The court on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, discharged and acquitted the duo of Princess Kama Onyeoma and Chief Onny Igbokwe, partners to Mr. Benjamin Joseph, who were accused of fraudulently executing the N170m contract awarded to Citadel Oracle Concepts, an Ibadan-based ICT firm owned by Joseph.

Fr. Ebido explains 'Praying in our helplessness' - ITREALMS

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Thursday, First Week of Lent B (February 25/2021) 

Your Daily BlessingMay God answer all your petitions from Mount Zion! Amen.

Read Esther C:12,14-16, 23-25; Matt 7:7-12; pray Psalm 137.

Narration: I assume that we are all familiar with the experience of praying for something without getting any clear answers. It is more painful when you read in the Gospel, like today that says, “Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock, and the door shall be opened for you; for whoever asks receives and the one who seeks finds…” I cannot presume I can answer this dilemma in a few lines reflection. 

DEMS to Pantami: Rethink suspension of SIM card activation - ITREALMS

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A non-governmental group, the 
Digital Economy Media Support Volunteers Network (DEMS Volunteers Network), has urged the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), to review the current ban on new registration or renewal of Subscriber Identification Module, (SIM), widely known as SIM card.
The digital economy advocacy group recalls that the Honourable Minister, in December 2020, directed the Nigerian Communications Commission, (NCC) to embark on another audit of the Subscriber Registration Database, wherein the Mobile Network Operators, (MNOs) were asked to suspend new Card registrations and replacement of lost SIM cards.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

'Time for digital scale-up in Africa' - ITREALMS

The digital platforms in Africa should scale up to take advantage of the continent’s surging demand for creative content, said Africa Investment Forum Senior Director Chinelo Anohu, adding that the African Development Bank flagship entity is providing advisory services and investment support to creative players.
Anohu was speaking at a virtual “fireside chat” on Tuesday with Afreximbank President Benedict Oramah and Dean Garfield, Netflix’s Vice President of Public Policy. 

USA-based GPNews, NIDO to host confab on patriotism among Nigerians - ITREALMS

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A United States of America (USA)-based media organisation, the Global Patriot Newspapers (GPNews), is set to host an international conference aimed at reviving the spirit of patriotism among Nigerians, reports 
GPNews, ITREALMS gathered is organising the virtual conference in collaboration with the Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO), New Jersey Chapter, with support from the Nigerian Consulate in New York.