" ITREALMS: January 2022

Monday, January 31, 2022

FirstBank's SMEConnect portal, differentiator for SMES - ITREALMS

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Over a hundred years since banks came into Nigeria, services rendered to small and medium scale businesses were limited to core banking services and transactions. However, those that cared to look further were able to stand the test of time, reinventing themselves with cutting edge financial services that remain key to sustaining its relevance to not just its host communities but the global community.
Based on findings from extensive engagements with customers, internal and external surveys and reports by SMEDAN, Efina and NBS, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has been deliberate in ensuring that SMEs thrive and grow their businesses as SMEs can access and enjoy the convenience of its industry-leading financial services. FirstBank thus launched the SMEConnect portal to congregate value-adding propositions & services for SMEs on a single platform for easy access.

Oladipo offers recipe to survive harsh economy - ITREALMS

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Nigerians have been encouraged to embrace and sustain saving culture as one of the strategic and shrewd approach to make headway in the country’s distressed economy.

Dotun Oladipo
The Managing Editor/CEO, Premium Eagle Media Limited, publishers of The Eagle Online newspaper, Dotun Oladipo, gave the advice at the 2022 Annual General Meeting of a non-governmental organisation, Ikhwan Mutual Forum, in Ojokoro, Lagos State.

Hero of the month: A teacher, Malam Mukthar Gulma - ITREALMS

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Meet our hero of the month, Malam Mukthar Gulma.

Malam Mukthar Gulma of FGC, Kebbi
Gulma is the school teacher who sacrificed his life for his students at the Federal Government College Birnin Yauri, Kebbi State.

INEC pledges FCT election to be a model - ITREALMS

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has pledged to make the forthcoming area council’s election at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) area councils a model for future governorship elections including the 2023 general elections, reports 
The National Commissioner and Chairman, Planning, Monitoring and Strategy Committee (PMSC), Prof. Abdullahi Zuru, made this disclosure in Abuja, at the weekend during a “Red Zone Implementers’ Workshop.”

Confirmed! FRSC recertified with ISO 9001:2015 - ITREALMS

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has again fulfilled all requirements by the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) to earn a recertified with ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System Standards in Road Safety Administration and Traffic Management by the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON), reports 
According to Bisi Kazeem, the Spokesperson of the Corps, the recertification came after a successful audit of FRSC processes and procedures by System Auditors from SON among other mandatory activities carried out towards the recertification of the Corps.

UNESCO appoints 3 journalists into Cano jury - ITREALMS

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Prominent journalists Margo Smit (The Netherlands), Mauricio Weibel (Chile), Yasuomi Sawa (Japan) and Mae Azango (Liberia) have been appointed as members of the international independent jury of the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize. 
The Jury is composed of six media professionals from around the world, recognized for their leading investigative work and defence for freedom of expression. 

Anambra mourns passage of Ben Gbulie, Princess Adenrele - ITREALMS

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The Anambra State government has condoled with the Gbulie family of Nimo in Njikoka Local Government Area and the Ogunsanya family of Ikorodu in Lagos State over the deaths of their two prominent members last week, reports 
A press statement made available to 

ITREALMS endorsed by the state Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, C. Don Adinuba, the government commiserated with the Gbulie family for the loss of Captain Ben Gbulie, 82, a former soldier and author who rose into national prominence for his patriotic role in the January 1966 coup which ended Nigeria’s first republic.

UNCTAD's Trade Committees to hold week-long webinar - ITREALMS

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The National Trade Facilitation Committees (NTFCs) of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), has conclude plans to holds a four-day webinar, reports ITREALMS.
The webinar scheduled for February 1 through 4, ITREALMS gathered, would examine how to accelerate the implementation of trade facilitation reforms through these committees during and after the pandemic. 

Digital inclusion: NITDA assures PLWD of support - ITREALMS

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As part of efforts to promote digital inclusion, the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, has assured that it would continue to give equal opportunities to the vulnerable especially people living with various forms of disabilities in the country.
Giving this assurance at the weekend, NITDA’s Director-General, Kashifu Inuwa, at the just concluded five days training and empowerment program on Digital Skills and Entrepreneurship program organized for People Living With Disabilities, (PLWD), the South-South edition which was held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Your SMS is a document - ITREALMS

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The office of the Ombudsman of the European Commission has ruled that Short Messaging Services (SMSes) also known as text messages is equivalent to a document and could be tender in a court for public good, reports ITREALMS.
EU President Ursula
The Ombudsman in a recommendation Friday, January 28, 2022, available to ITREALMS, confirmed that the Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s text messages with the CEO of Pfizer about Covid vaccine purchases are documents to which the public can request access.

Sunday, January 30, 2022

Burundi ready to scale up universal accession by 2023 - ITREALMS

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The President of the Republic of Burundi, His Excellency Évariste Ndayishimiye, has declared that his country is ready for the universal accession by 2023, reports ITREALMS.
He made this known while receiving in audience, a high-level delegation composed of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Continental Secretariat of the APRM, Professor Edward Maloka, Ms. Marethé Herfurth, Chargé d’Affaires representing the Ambassador of South Africa to Burundi, Mr. Gonzague-Patrick Balagizi, AU liaison Officer to the Great Lakes and Burundi, Dr. Valery Yao, Coordinator of Universal Accession to APRM and Ms. Thato Chabana Oceana, Personal Assistant to the CEO.

Pope cautions against ‘Infodemic’ - ITREALMS

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The Catholic pontiff, Pope Francis, has urged media practitioners, especially journalists and scientists to be cautious and build bridges with those who believe misinformation. 
Speaking in audience with some members of the International Catholic Media Consortium on Covid-19 Vaccines, he noted that the world has topped 10 billion vaccine doses but distribution has been unequal.

Ekiti2022: Ex-SSG, Oyebanji is APC guber candidate - ITREALMS

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The former Secretary to the Ekiti State Government, Biodun Oyebanji has emerged as the aspirant for the governorship election of the All Progressives Congress (APC), after pulling majority of the votes from the 16 local government of the State, reports 
The 2022 Ekiti State gubernatorial election, 

ITREALMS gathered will take place on June 18, 2022, to elect the Governor of Ekiti State.

FRSC refutes report on 'promotion racket' - ITREALMS

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has refuted a report over 'promotion racket' saying its a complete misrepresentation of facts, reports 
Assistant Corps Marshal, Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, informed 

ITREALMS that FRSC attention has been drawn to a publication by Daily Trust Newspaper with the caption; “Promotion Racket Rocks Road Safety", published on Friday, 28 January, 2022 on its front page and online platform.

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𝙰𝚌𝚌𝚘𝚛𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚘 𝚘𝚗𝚎 𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚜𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚘𝚏 𝙽𝚔𝚠𝚎𝚛𝚛𝚎 𝚏𝚘𝚕𝚔𝚕𝚘𝚛𝚎, 𝙲𝚑𝚞𝚔𝚠𝚞 𝙾𝚔𝚒𝚔𝚎, 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚌𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚝𝚘𝚛 𝚍𝚎𝚒𝚝𝚢, 𝚜𝚎𝚗𝚝 𝙾𝚐𝚊𝚍𝚊𝚣𝚞, 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚙𝚊𝚝𝚛𝚘𝚗 𝚍𝚎𝚒𝚝𝚢 𝚘𝚏 𝚒𝚛𝚘𝚗 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚋𝚕𝚊𝚌𝚔𝚜𝚖𝚒𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚐, 𝚝𝚘 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙾𝚔𝚘𝚝𝚘 𝚏𝚘𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚝 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚒𝚗𝚜𝚝𝚛𝚞𝚌𝚝𝚎𝚍 𝚑𝚒𝚖 𝚝𝚘 𝚝𝚎𝚊𝚌𝚑 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚏𝚒𝚛𝚜𝚝 𝚜𝚘𝚗 𝚘𝚏 𝙾𝚔𝚠𝚊𝚛𝚊𝚎𝚜𝚑𝚒 (𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚖𝚢𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚌𝚊𝚕 𝚏𝚘𝚞𝚗𝚍𝚎𝚛 𝚘𝚏 𝙽𝚔𝚠𝚎𝚛𝚛𝚎) 𝚑𝚎 𝚖𝚎𝚝, 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚊𝚛𝚝 𝚘𝚏 𝚜𝚖𝚒𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚐. 
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𝙽𝚊𝚌𝚑𝚒, 𝚊 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚗𝚐 𝚖𝚊𝚗 𝚠𝚑𝚘 𝚠𝚘𝚞𝚕𝚍 𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚞𝚊𝚕𝚕𝚢 𝚋𝚎𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚏𝚘𝚞𝚗𝚍𝚎𝚛 𝚘𝚏 𝚄𝚖u𝚗𝚊𝚌𝚑𝚒, 𝚠𝚊𝚜 𝚐𝚊𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚏𝚛𝚞𝚒𝚝𝚜 𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚏𝚘𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚝 𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚗 𝚑𝚎 𝚛𝚊𝚗 𝚒𝚗𝚝𝚘 𝙾𝚐𝚊𝚍𝚊𝚣𝚞, 𝚠𝚑𝚘 𝚐𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚑𝚒𝚖 𝚊 𝚑𝚊𝚖𝚖𝚎𝚛, 𝚊𝚗 𝚊𝚗𝚟𝚒𝚕, 𝚊 𝚙𝚊𝚒𝚛 𝚘𝚏 𝚋𝚎𝚕𝚕𝚘𝚠𝚜, 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚒𝚖𝚋𝚞𝚎𝚍 𝚑𝚒𝚖 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚔𝚗𝚘w𝚕𝚎𝚍𝚐𝚎 𝚘𝚏 𝚖𝚎𝚝𝚊𝚕𝚕𝚞𝚛𝚐𝚢 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚊𝚋𝚒𝚕𝚒𝚝𝚢 𝚝𝚘 𝚏𝚘𝚛𝚐𝚎 𝚒𝚛𝚘𝚗 𝚘𝚛𝚎 𝚒𝚗𝚝𝚘 𝚖𝚎𝚝𝚊𝚕 𝚠𝚊𝚛𝚎𝚜.

Saturday, January 29, 2022

Connectivity increases competitiveness on university campuses - ITREALMS

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Private networks can play an important role in the connectivity solutions for higher education institutions as data demands and stress on networks grow.
Universities are hotbeds for ideas and innovation—and also have a nearly insatiable need for connectivity. From labs to classroom A/V equipment, student cell phone coverage to sports arenas, there are a growing host of demands on the networks of these facilities.

2023 Presidential Elections: Ositelu offers recipe for good governance - ITREALMS

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A presidential candidate in the 2019 general election, Isaac Babatunde Ositelu, has admonished Nigerians not to lose hope in the transformation of the country to a greater republic. 
Speaking against the backdrop of the current economic doldrums, pervasive insecurity, religious strife and political upheavals, he assured that Nigeria will surely evolve out of the ashes of the current travails ravaging the nation and its citizens.

Nwoko vs Jaruma: Aphrodisiac seller admitted for bail - ITREALMS

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Instagram sensation and Aphrodisiacs seller, Hauwa Muhammad (Aka Jaruma) has gotten a court bail at the sum of N500,000, reports ITREALMS.
Hauwa 'Jaruma' gets bail term, still in custody

An Upper Area Court in Zuba, Abuja, on Friday, admitted Hauwa to the of N500,000 bail.

Soludo: el-Rufai’s book is intellectual fraud – ITREALMS

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Although there is no single definition of fraud, the online definitions that come to mind as one reads Nasir el-Rufai’s book (The Accidental Public Servant) is “fraud as course of deception, an intentional concealment, omission, or perversion of truth”, or “an intentional deception made for personal gain or to damage another individual”.
Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, former CBN governor
I know el-Rufai as a brilliant fellow and I certainly expected a definitive book. His stated objective was to “tell the story of my public service years…” but it turned out a very bad example of how to write a memoir. It is more of wild concoctions and commentaries on imagined events outside of his “public service years”.

Friday, January 28, 2022

Gov. Fintiri commissions 9.7km Saki Township/Ilesha Ibaruba Road, lauds Makinde - ITREALMS

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The Oyo State Governor, 'Seyi Makinde, and his Adamawa State counterpart, Governor Ahmadu Fintiri have jointly commissioned the dualised 9.7kilometres Oke-Ogun Poly-Saki Township/Ilesha Ibaruba Road, reports ITREALMS.
Gov. Fintiri cutting the tape to commission the road
Governor Fintiri, who was the special guest of honour at the event on Thursday, commended Makinde for delivering such a massive road project, among many others, despite economic challenges in the country.

NCC-CSIRT identifies two cyber vulnerabilities - ITREALMS

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The Nigerian Communications Commission’s Cyber Security Incident Response Team (NCC-CSIRT) has independently identified two cyber vulnerabilities currently on the prowl, reports 
This is coming as NCC advised Nigerian telecom consumers on the measures to be taken to get protected from these vulnerabilities.

Airtel Africa joins FTSE100 - ITREALMS

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The index manager FTSE Russell has announced that Airtel Africa plc will be joining the FTSE100 on Monday 31 January 2022.
Through its mobile telecoms and mobile money services, Airtel Africa plc is transforming lives of over 122 million people across the 14 African markets in which it operates.

ICPC, CoDA sign pact on assets recovery - ITREALMS

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The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and the Coalition for Dialogue on Africa (CoDA) have entered into a cooperation agreement on the implementation of the Common African Position on Asset Recovery (CAPAR), reports 
Mrs. Souad Aden-Osman & Prof. Owasanoye
The partnership will enable the two organisations to collaborate and push for the quick recovery of assets stolen from Africa.

Youths need patience, skill and passion to be successful says KOY boss - ITREALMS

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The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of KOY Event Services, Mr. Kehinde Olusola Yussuf, advised youths to exercise patient in life, learn skill, follow their passion and be successful. He spoke with Correspondent Gbemi Omotoso.


Why the name ‘KOY’?

KOY is from my name, that is, K-Kehinde; O-Olusola; and Y-Yussuf = KOY.

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Guard band still exists between 5G and aviation industry says ALTON – ITREALMS

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The Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) has reassured the aviation industry stakeholders, the existence of guard band between the spectrums allocated for the fifth Generation networks in the country and in the industry, reports ITREALMS.
Engr. Gbenga Adebayo, ALTON Chairman
ALTON chairman, Engr. Gbenga Adebayo and Head of Operations, Gbolahan Awonuga, in a press statement available to ITREALMS declared that the context in Nigeria is quite different from what obtains in the United States.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Sanwo-Olu commends Airtel employees for support during COVID-19 peak - ITREALMS

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The Executive Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has commended employees of Airtel Nigeria for donating the sum of N20 million from their personal income to support indigent residents of Lagos State during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
Sanwo-Olu who was speaking Wednesday when the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Airtel Nigeria, Mr. Surendran Chemmenkotil, paid him a courtesy visit, said he appreciated the initiative and gesture of Airtel employees when they came forward during the heat of the pandemic to support the State government.

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Elect energetic leaders for better Nigeria says Makinde - ITREALMS

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Oyo State governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, on Tuesday, charged Nigerians to choose wisely by electing people that have the energy to serve the Country.
Gov. Seyi Makinde
The governor, who made the charge at the 65th birthday Anniversary, retirement thanksgiving service, and launching of Ministry of Rev. Samson Ayokunle, held at Oritamefa Baptist Church, Yemetu, Ibadan, said that aged people who plan to run for elective positions should re-think.

The governor congratulated Rev Samson Ayokunle for retiring from Baptist Convention saying he has done enough for the Baptist convention and Christians at large in the country.

He said that Oyo State is most blessed with the crops of spiritual leaders that surround the state, adding that Rev. Samson Ayokunle is a pride of the State.

"I want to greet every one of you, eminent personalities, religious leaders, prominent Christian leaders, and heads of churches here. I duly recognize every one of you. And I want to especially appreciate you for coming to celebrate one of your own and one of our own, the National President of CAN, Rev. Supo Ayokunle.

“We have seen a lot of elders statesmen who want to run this country at age 75 or 78. I want them to think twice and I am saying to the people of Oyo State and Nigeria that this world is not easy. It is possible for you to delegate, ask people to go all over the place but when they are reporting to you, if something has not been added, a few things may have been removed.

"We are in election season basically and what I will say to us as a people is that we need to choose wisely and the people who have the energy to truly serve the country.

"To the celebrant of today, it is my pleasure to celebrate with you. We thank God for what he has used you to achieve, not only for the Baptist Convention but for Christians in Nigeria.

“In Oyo State, we are the most blessed. This is because we have the President of CAN; President of PFN and President of CAC worldwide. They are all within here.

"So, we really thank God for securing your life to see today. In Yoruba, we do hope that when we start well, we should end well'. We believe you are ending well. And the icing on the cake for us is that you are retiring because you have done enough for the Baptist Convention but you are not tired."

Those in attendance include the Secretary to the State Government, Mrs. Olubamiwo Adeosun; Chief of Staff, Hon. Olusegun Ogunwuyi; Commissioners, Special Advisers, and other government functionaries.

Paradigm Initiative: Your online data belongs to you, protect it - ITREALMS

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Paradigm Initiative (PI) has joined stakeholders to commemorate ahead, the 2022 Data Privacy Week by urging Nigerians to be mindful of their online data and equally protect same, reports 
The 2022 Data Privacy Day would be marked on Friday, January 28; to empower individuals and businesses to respect, and safeguard the privacy of online users.

Shop above N4,599, get free delivery @Konga - ITREALMS

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Konga, Nigeria’s leading composite e-commerce giant, has rolled out a free delivery campaign that has heightened excitement among shoppers on its platform.
Tagged "It’s the season of Love", the Konga free delivery offer kicked off on Monday, January 24, 2022.

Demands of South-South women on Akpabio - ITREALMS

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The women in the South-South geo-political zone on Tuesday applauded the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio for imprinting his integrity on all that he did in the private sector, Akwa Ibom State and the Senate.
Senator Akpabio
The women also commended Akpabio for pouring out his milk of kindness to the Niger Delta people and contributing to the stability of the polity.

Rwanda to host first-ever APAC - ITREALMS

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Rwanda has concluded plans to host the first-ever conservation congress on the continent on March 2022, reports 
Amb. Jeanne Mujawamariya
The congress, ITREALMS gathered is to chart the way forward for a new funding model for Africa’s protected areas.

ICPC graduates 246 officers, tasks on honesty as watchword - ITREALMS

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A total of 246 officers have been graduated by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) Academy, reports ITREALMS.
Some of the ICPC new graduates

The officers, 
ITREALMS gathered were graduated from the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense (NSCDC) training academy after a rigorous six-weeks course.

Monday, January 24, 2022

2023: Afegbua berates Atiku over 'professional aspirancy' - ITREALMS

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The former Commissioner for Information in Edo State, Prince Kassim Afegbua, has berated the former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar for his reported continued aspiration for the presidency in the 2023 presidential election, reports 
Atiku Abukabar, former VP
Afegbua in a press statement available to 
ITREALMS on Sunday from his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ward 5, Awuyemi Okpella in Edo State, described as immoral for Atiku to continue to express interest in seeking election in the 2023 presidential election having attained the retirement age.

SNEPCO awarded by PH Polo Club @50 - ITREALMS

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The energy giant, Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCO) has been honoured with the Crystal Award at the prestigious Port Harcourt Polo Club’s 50th anniversary, at the Rivers State capital recently. 
The Port Harcourt Polo Club President, Engineer (Dr.) Chukwudi Dimkpa, said “SNEPCo has been honoured in recognition of your uncompromising dedication and support of the equestrian sport of Polo in Rivers State”.

'I fulfilled Soun’s wish before he departed' says Makinde - ITREALMS

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The Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, said on Sunday that he was happy he fulfilled the singular wish of the late Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Jimoh Oyewumi Ajagungbade III, to ensure the sole ownership of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), before the monarch joined his ancestors.
Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State
Makinde, who stated this at the thanksgiving service held at the First Baptist Church, Oke’lerin, Ogbomoso, in honour of the late monarch, noted that Oba Oyewumi, in his lifetime, stood and worked hard for the development of Ogbomoso and Oyo State at large.

Sunday, January 23, 2022

2023 Power Shift: A Greek Gift? - ITREALMS

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The airwaves have been inundated with the call for a power shift from the North to the South even though zoning and rotation are not expressly provided for in the 1999 Constitution handed down to us by the Military under Gen Abdulsaalam Abubakar rtd. 
Obiaruko Christie Ndukwe
It is an internal arrangement by political parties aimed at balancing power and stemming the crisis that may arise if a particular people continue to hold on to power. Since the return to democracy uninterrupted in 1999, this arrangement has received some sort of stability at the Centre and in most states. While we have practised the North-South rotation, the dynamics are shifting to the six geopolitical zones with the North and South having three zones each.

Friday, January 21, 2022

ITU to establish standards for digital currency - ITREALMS

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The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is advancing to establish standards for digital currency, reports 
ITU, ITREALMS noted that as fully digital transactions increasingly become the norm, the vital groundwork to prepare international standards for digital currency is accelerating, regulators, industry and academia are collaborating to ensure interoperability and security based on key prerequisites for digital currencies to match and exceed the role of cash in our daily lives.

Makinde mourns 3SC's General Manager - ITREALMS

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Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, on Friday, described the death of the General Manager of the Shooting Stars Supporters’ Club (3SC), Mr. Rasheed Balogun, as sad and shocking.
Gov. Seyi Makinde

He prayed for the repose of the soul of the football chief, who described as hard working and committed, noting that his death will leave a huge vacuum in football management in the state.

Bolarinwa emerges president of ACAMB - ITREALMS

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The Head of Corporate Communications at Polaris Bank, Mr. Rasheed Bolarinwa, has emerged as the new president of the Association of Corporate Affairs Managers of Banks (ACAMB), reports ITREALMS.
New ACAMB executive till 2024
Bolarinwa-led executive committee was elected at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of ACAMB held on Thursday, January 19, 2022, at the Bankers’ House, CIBN Building, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Shrinking CSO space: CAFSO-WRAG urges reversal – ITREALMS

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The CAFSO-WRAG has called for reversal of shrinking and closed civic space in the country, reports 
Dr. Tola Winjobi
This was contained in the communique arising at the end of a one-day roundtable on strategy for reversing the shrinking and closed civic space and human rights abuses in Nigeria, organized by CAFSO-WRAG in Ibadan, Oyo State recently.

Eventpreneur runs the nation says Lanre Fagbongbe – ITREALMS

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With Bsc in Physics from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State, Fagbongbe Òlanrewaju, the chief executive officer of Awesome Events & Ballon Academy, told Gbemi Omotoso, that being an Eventpreneur is better than white collar job.


Lanre Fagbongbe

What is the correlation as an Engineer involved in Event industry?

Apparently they have nothing in common, but the country we are in will make you discover more talents you have outside ones academic life style.

Thursday, January 20, 2022

ModusOperandum.ng makes a debut, for strategic insight - ITREALMS

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A new platform, 
Modus Operandum.ng, has emerged for strategic insight into issues in Nigeria's national interest, reports ITREALMS.
Danlami Nmodu

Known as Modus Operandum.ng, was unveiled by its publisher, Mr Danlami Nmodu, mni, Wednesday in Abuja.

Transact & Win: FirstBank rewards customers - ITREALMS

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Getting rewarded for spending money is a dream that is probably going to remain exciting for many people, but not for the Firstmonie Wallet users. In a two month Transact and Win campaign that started on November 22, 2021, First Bank of Nigeria Limited is rewarding several customers for carrying out transactions on its Firstmonie Wallet application.

The e-wallet is useful for conveniently paying utility bills, purchasing airtime and data, transferring and receiving money, and many other digital transactions. Just for using the mobile-friendly wallet app, Customers got rewarded with mouth-watering prizes both in cash and kind. The number of transactions done on the app determines the price a user could win.

Tecno explores mobile camera technologies - ITREALMS

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TECNO (TECNO-mobile.com), a premium smartphone brand focused on emerging markets, recently partnered with BBC StoryWorks to create a short film The Future Lens: Looking Ahead With TECNO to explore how mobile camera lens provides inclusive mobile camera technologies to local consumers.

“Cameras have evolved over the years, but unfortunately, it feels like the technology isn't created with everyone in mind. As a photographer, I think one of the most intimate things you can do is take a portrait of someone that accurately portrays who they are.” according to photographer, Justin Amoafo.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Chukwuma Soludo: Time to Rebuild Igbo Politics - ITREALMS

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A few days ago, Professor Chukwuma Soludo, the governor elect of Anambra State released the list of members of his transition committee. In that list were names of very distinguished Nigerian men and women from all walks of life and beyond the geography of Anambra State.
Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, governor elect, Anambra State
The quality of the membership of that committee to be headed by Mrs. Oby Ezekwesili has set the entire Southeast buzzing for the right reasons. For many, Soludo even before being sworn in has offered a dizzying peep into what to expect from him as governor of arguably the most prominent state in Igboland. That Igbos were grinning from ear to ear after Soludo’s victory at the polls was not for no reasons.

INEC to deploy BVAS for FCT 2022 election - ITREALMS

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has advanced plans to deploy the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) during the forthcoming council elections at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, reports 
Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, chairman, INEC
This was disclosed in Abuja during the first quarterly meeting with political parties for the year 2022 by the INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu on Tuesday, declaring that the same BVAS technology will be deployed in all forthcoming bye-elections across the country.

GSM: Oyo's commonwealth must be used for all residents - ITREALMS

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The Governor 'Seyi Makinde (GSM) of Oyo State, has said that he will continue to use the state's commonwealth for the good of the people in all the nooks and crannies of the state, reports 

The governor, who stated this while receiving hundreds of members of the Iseyin Development Union, led by His Royal Majesty, the Aseyin of Iseyin, Oba Dr. Abdul-Ganiyy Salaudeen, said all zones in the state will witness rapid development under his watch. 
Gov. Seyi Makinde
The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, in a press statement available to
ITREALMS, indicated that Iseyin residents led by the Aseyin and well-meaning indigenes of the town, paid the solidarity visit to the governor at the Government Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan.

Buhari commends CBN for reviving exchange community, rice paddy launch - ITREALMS

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The Nigerian President, General Muhammadu Buhari, retired, has commended the Central Bank of Nigeria for its efforts at reviving the Nigerian Commodity Exchange following approval to do so, report ITREALMS.
Buhari gave commendation on Tuesday in Abuja, at the unveiling of some 13 pyramids of rice paddy.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Awosika: Konga is a factor in Nigerian e-commerce – ITREALMS

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A serial entrepreneur and former Chairman, First Bank of Nigeria Plc, 
Mrs. Ibukun Awosika, has applauded Konga, Nigeria’s leading composite e-commerce giant, describing it as a stretch factor that has taken on and surmounted huge challenges, while positively disrupting the face of e-commerce in Nigeria.

She made the call on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at the Konga Group’s retreat held at the impressive Yudala Heights on Idowu Martins, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Mrs Ibukun Awosika
Awosika, who was one of the special guests at the half-year business review retreat organized by Konga, heaped praises on the e-commerce giant for bouncing back from a potential exit in 2018 after acquisition by the Zinox Group and restoring hopes among millions of Nigerians in the viability of the e-commerce industry.

FG applauds NCC over digital skill in youths - ITREALMS

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The Federal Government has applauded the commitment and dedication of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) towards enhancing digital skills development among youths, through implementation of various Information and Communication Technology skill acquisition programmes.
Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, gave the commendation during the inauguration of a Digital Nigeria Centre (DNC), a project executed by the Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF), an arm of NCC, at the Ijesa Muslim Grammar School, Ilesa, Osun State recently.

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